CLOSED: PAWS Community Resource Centre

  • Vegan-store Veg Store
    ( 5 reviews )



120 Beaufort Street, Perth, Western Australia, 6000

People & Animals Welfare Society Inc. operated cruelty free shop. Sells vegan snacks, grocery, and convenience foods with many allergy friendly and gluten free. Mon night is Meat Free Monday- all hot food is 'pay as you feel' from 6pm. You are encouraged to bring along a non-veg friend. Reported closed to HappyCow, June 2014.

5 Reviews

First Review by moonbug

Great Selection of Vegan Groceries - Edit

I was visiting Perth for a business trip and was so happy to find PAWS to stock up on some nutritious snacks. It's a not-for-profit organisation that do so many wonderful things they do for the local community, like providing housing next door, and jobs for those in need. They have a great selection of grocery items, beauty goods, and a hot-food snack bar - everything vegan of course!

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Worth a look - Edit

We went on a Saturday afternoon for lunch, it's located walking distance from the art gallery district. Something about the name of the place turned me off slightly, maybe because I don't normally look to community groups for quality food, but I'm glad we went and would return for the raw pie alone.
The cafe serves both raw and cooked vegan dishes from a counter. You can order small, medium, or large plates. My husband and I both got a medium raw plate for $10 each, with a nice variety and quantity of salads, raw crackers, etc. He got falafel and I got pizza, and we both enjoyed them. The standout was the raw chocolate beetroot pie, $6. Really great flavor combinations, and absolutely no overt "health" taste. The two other pies, chocolate, and lime, also looked very tempting.

The store is well stocked for health foods including nutritional yeast and other grains that might be hard to find, plus fake cheese and ice cream products.

Pros: quality food, location, good mission

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A little haven - Edit

I stepped into PAWS after arriving to Perth from Singapore and felt myself sigh the sigh I sigh when I feel relief at being in a place that feels like home. Not a huge selection, but they have some great stuff in there. And there is a raw and cooked deli section with nice couches and tables and chairs so you can relax and eat in. Really great staff.

Pros: Friendly staff, Great products, Relaxed atmosphere

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Great idea but intimidating - Edit

The people are great, the store sells great foods that are hard to get anywhere else, but the idea of 'donation'(it's asked for up front) is off-putting. The serving sizes are small and people might find they're better off at Subway for lunch, which would be a shame because this place has it's heart in the right place. If you have an appetite, you may be made to feel as though you're greedy here, but I'm sure it's inadvertent because the people who work in PAWS are so very nice and extremely friendly.

Pros: Vegan, Friendly service

Cons: Donation pricing, small portions, hard to park

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cvxmelody 22 Feb 2013 - They have switched from "pay as you like" to set-prices for all their food. They do offer discounts to concession card holders for some things. And customers who are financially struggling can still make a "donation" in lieu of full payment.  

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Excellent range - Edit

PAWS has a great range of vegan grocery items such as mock meat, chocolates, drinks, spices, personal care items, dog/cat food etc. Staff are friendly and there is also a net cafe and small library of animal/environment/vegan books to read. They also have a Monday evening feast and Tues-Friday lunches which are 100% vegan too.

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