|International Vegetarian Union (IVU)|
A Spotlight on Vegan Companies and Businesses
throughout the United States and a few beyond - updated May 2006
by M. 'Butterflies' Katz
co-author of Incredibly Delicious; Recipes for a New Paradigm
by Gentle World www.gentleworld.org
Vegan Places to Eat in Australia:
Green Gourmet create food that is 100% vegan.
The company director has been vegetarian for approximately 12 years, although not always vegan. Approximately 70% of the staff are full vegetarians with perhaps 20% vegan.
They have two complementary businesses; one is a vegan Chinese restaurant and the other is a vegan grocery store (stocking mainly Chinese products). They have been in business for nearly 10 yrs. All products sold in both shops are vegan.
In the grocery store, they stock a range of soya protein products, homemade sauces, frozen entre/meals (such as peking mock duck, steamed dim sim, BBQ nugget buns, vegetable buns, all sorts of dumplings, tofu pillow with miso & lemongrass sauce, etc.)
"Green gourmet is a family run business, which is focussed on nourishing the body and mind. We believe in the philosophy of eating well to benefit our body and by doing good to our body, we hope to behave in a compassionate and beneficial manner to others." says Colin Fung.
When he first introduced tofu dishes in 1984 in his first Chinese restaurant, only 20% of his customers knew or heard about tofu. Since then, Colin had persisted in bringing together a selection of fine vegetarian dishes.
When Colin became a vegetarian, he established Green Gourmet Vegetarian Restaurant at Newtown in Sydney. Colin and his sister Gloria established Vegan's Choice Grocery, which is next door to their Newtown restaurant.
They provide a range of restaurant quality prepared meals and sauces which would allow busy customers to enjoy hassle free vegetarian dishes at home.
With the success of the Newtown restaurant, another Green gourmet restaurant was opened in St. Leonards.