19.4 C
Byron Shire
May 15, 2021

Dear food makers…

Latest News

Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

Other News

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

A confusion of letters in Ocean Shores

Apparently, there is another Ocean Shores in another part of the world, and they have deer…

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Development of the Belongil Spit

Jo Faith, Newtown I was gobsmacked when I read that the ‘Greens’ mayor’s parting gift was to aid privatisation of land...

Police chase ends in head-on car and truck crash

Police have declared a critical incident investigation after a car chase in Ballina ended in a crash Friday night.

So yum – vegan brekky in Lismore.

The only thing worse than a vegan is an annoying vegan. And I would know because I am one  – I’m very annoying.

What I love though, is how vegan is the new black, and restaurants and cafes right across the Northern Rivers are making a very concerted effort to make sure that there is something on the menu for everyone including vegans. And really, they are going above and beyond.

These days it’s not just ‘something’ vegan. You are more likely than not to get something equally as delicious as anything else on the menu at most eateries these days.

As an annoying vegan it’s such a pleasure now to go out to eat and know that in pretty much any reasonably sized town I will find something delicious.

I carry a stash of these where ever I go and leave one on the table when I leave.

For many years that wasn’t the case – you were either stuck with chips and salad at the local pub or having disgruntled chefs come out of the kitchen and smile at you before serving you a meal that cost three times as much as everybody else’s, being half the size, and including a small serve of leek and broccoli and pumpkin with a bit of salad and a few chips on the side.

So now I have put my money where my mouth is. Well, actually I’ve put my opinions where my tastebuds are; I’ve had little cards printed up just so I can show people how much I appreciate them going out of their way to make sure I get well fed.

I think it’s time vegans got together to show their appreciation for eateries who actually do care about all their customers. So – head out into the wild blue yonder vegan hordes! Find something yummy you can eat at your local restaurant or cafe, thank them, and tell them the Queen of the Annoying Vegans sent you.

Signed, The Annoying Vegan


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.