Sister of Soul is one of those places that you’ll keep hearing about again and again. Fully vegetarian, with the option of being able to make most things vegan (if they aren’t already), it’s the ultimate in foodie heaven.
Sister of Soul was actually one of the first places I went to when I first arrived in Melbourne. It was one of those already on my list to visit, so we headed their pretty quickly. It was also a great opportunity to explore the beautiful St. Kilda, one of my favourite places in Melbourne.
Whilst the restaurant is relatively small, it’s impossible not to be charmed by it’s hipster style interior and constant reminder than animals are our friends, not food. Really, nothing beats going out to eat somewhere that fully promotes a meat-free lifestyle so openly. As well as dinner, they’re also open for breakfast and lunch, so you can head their any time of day! (And, if you’re really lucky, they’re also available on Uber Eats).
Having visited a number of times, this review encapsulates a number of dishes, that surprisingly for once I didn’t eat all in one go.
So lets start with the gnocchi. First and foremost, this is THE best gnocchi I’ve ever had. With roasted pumpkin, spinach and the best damn almond feta, it’s really something special. You need this in your life if you’re a fan of any kind of carb, like myself.
Following on, the nachos are pretty damn good too. Melted cheese, sour cream, guacamole, grilled corn, radish and potato and black bean sauce, these really are fully loaded. It was one of those dishes where it’s so good and the cheese and sour cream so real, that I was concerned it wasn’t vegan. However, it definitely is and if you’re craving loaded, cheesy nachos, these are for you. It’s a big portion to so come hungry!
Onto the pulled pork burger. Sam had this one, but of course I had to give it a try, and it was seriously good. The chips were amazing and the pulled pork in the delicious tangy BBQ sauce tasted so good. The pulled pork was of course made from jackfruit, and if you’re not yet jumped on the jackfruit bandwagon, you need to. You could easily fool any meat-eater into thinking this was real.
Finally, dessert. Not So Rocky Road. Homemade vegan marshmallows, cherry jelly, fresh strawberries, dark chocolate ganache, chocolate dirt, toasted almonds and coconut. It looks so beautiful and tastes even better. It had a ‘healthy’ kind of vibe to it, although I don’t think it was. Seriously, just look at it. For a chocolate aficionado like myself, this was perfection.
Sister of Soul is one of those causal kind of places that every vegan needs to visit. It’s the perfect place to take along your omni friend too, to convince them that vegan food isn’t boring and certainly isn’t dull.