• Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 6 reviews )

223 High St, Northcote, Victoria

Owner Roy makes home-style Israeli food. Offers pita pockets with falafel, yarakoht (sauteed mushroom), lutsi (fried cauliflower and leek), and sabich (eggplant) among other sides like hummus and potatoes; plus a variety of smoothies. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Mediterranean, Fast food, Salad bar, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Israeli

6 Reviews

First Review by Tiggy

Flat out the most amazing pita & falafel north of the yarra - Edit

Everything this place serves is sensational - once you’ve tried the pita, the whole baked cauliflower is also incredible. And good prices too! And vegan desserts! Love these guys :)

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Tiny but delicious - Edit

This place has some of the best vegan food in Melbourne. Most dishes are vegan or can be easily veganised. I usually go for the Lutsi - and if I have room, the chocolate soufflé with fairy floss. If you ever see a free table, grab it. Otherwise get takeaway. It is 'street food', after all!

Having said that, a bigger space with more tables would be excellent, because I could take family and friends to eat there for a proper meal. I know that even the omnivores would love it!

Pros: Tasty, healthy food

Cons: Can rarely get a seat

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Heaven is a Tahina pita - Edit

My first experience of vegan food in Melbourne and not a disappointment! Very busy and not designed for customers to linger, but that's true to the nature of street food places. Think old time burger bar, with stools at a long counter, you eat and go and you pretty much have it.

I chose the green falafel pita pocket and my omni partner went with the red shakshuka. Talk about amazing! Absolutely loved every part of this. The pita was thick and pillowy, nothing like supermarket versions and the amount of food! Definitely filling! My partner enjoyed his meal as well.

I made the mistake of ordering a vegan chocolate souffle when I ordered my meal and by the time I finished I didn't know where I'd find room for dessert - but when it came, I quickly found room. Though a small dessert, it's packed with rich, gooey chocolatey goodness. Definitely not something to miss.

This would be the perfect place for a group to grab a meal then head to a nearby park for a relaxed, shared picnic.

Pros: Volume of food, Delicious, The chocolate souffle!

Cons: Not suitable for group dining

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sumptuous - Edit

Popped in for a takeaway pita. The staff member who took my order was pretty aloof and I didn't feel particularly comfortable, tbh. Oh well. I ordered the Sabbich and asked for the egg to be replaced with cauliflower. The guy that cooked my pita was friendly and the food was delicious so I soon forgot the surly waitress. Soft, fresh pita; tart pickled cabbage; silky, deep-fried eggplant; cauliflower so deliciously crispy at the edges; hearty, almost gritty (in a good way) hummus. Delicious! Can't wait to try more.

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Lovely! - Edit

Great food! Quite expensive but worth it for sure. Yummy smoothies too

Pros: amazing vegan food!

Cons: a bit pricey

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Great food, not great seating - Edit

The place was a bit smaller than I expected, with stools and high bench tables along the walls and no individual tables. We sat at a bench overlooking the kitchen area. Our order was a vegan red shakshuka, which came with plenty of sides and condiments; and the falafel salad, with a combination of spicy and herby falafel balls, all generously slathered with tahini. I kept going back to order more pita to go with the very decent amount of food. (The chef was very obliging.) While delicious and decently portioned, the food here was not greatly out of the ordinary, and the seating was not really conducive to a relaxed sit-down meal. There more of a takeaway focus. It's good though and I'll be back to try more dishes.

Pros: Good food, Friendly chef

Cons: Not great seating

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