Or at least, there is at The Plant Gallery, the newest foodie addition to the buzzing Bondi Road strip. Inspired by owner David Ortega's travels to Peru and with a French - and vegan - fine dining chef at the helm, The Plant Gallery menu is seasonal, sustainable and very surprising.
This is one restaurant where you can order a three-course meal and not have to worry about burning off the calories the next day. The dishes are nutrient-dense - not to mention highly Instagram-friendly - from edamame and seaweed with yuzu dressing on a bed of pink cauliflower rice and goji berries, to zucchini mushroom spaghetti with porcini and truffle sauce and enoki chips. For dessert, there's options like cacao mousse with citric coconut crumble and poached pears with hot chocolate sauce and coconut Chantilly cream. Whoever said eating vegan had to be bland?
The food is locally sourced and organic where possible, and The Plant Gallery operates on a strict zero waste policy. It's also open for weekend brunch - if the macadamia nut butter on Iggy's sourdough doesn't tempt you, the nourishing vegie bowls will.
The Plant Gallery, 95 Bondi Road, Bondi Beach, NSW.