Belle: I have fallen off the vegan bandwagon one too many times. I really enjoy vegan food because it has allowed me to explore more different varieties of foods out there, as well as getting more out of your normal fruit and vegetables and has also encouraged me to look for other meat/dairy alternatives. But being a foodie, veganism sometimes feels too restricted and always cave in and end up eating meat. But on days when I am not eating out, my meals are usually of the vegetarian or vegan sort.
I stumbled upon Sadhana Kitchen after doing some Instagram searching/stalking on raw vegan foodies. And was super excited when I found out about this place hidden behind King Street in Newtown. I knew I was at the right place when I found sets of colourful seats and tables placed along a boring brick wall of parking lot. Sadhana Kitchen is also conveniently located right next to a yoga studio as well.
B and I came here with a really open mind and were really curious on what these meals might taste like. To say we were blown away is an understatement.
First up drinks.
I decided to go with the the SuperFeast Smoothie ($9.5), cacao powder, raspberries, goji berries, almonds, maca, coconut oil and shredded coconuts. On the menu it is said that this drink is meant to nourish the body, mind and spirit. It is an interesting combination with different flavours that I am not used to, but I found it hard to finish. I think I should of ordered drink with more fruits.
They also serve coffee with a good variety of milk alternatives to choose from incluidng soy, rice, oat and almond mylk. B went for her usual Soy Latte ($4).
Everything on the lunch menu intrigued us. I was looking at the menu for quite some time deciding what to order. After much deliberating, I went with the Sadhana Lasagna ($15.5) Layers of zucchini pasta, cultured cashew cheese, basil pesto, walnut mince, wilted spinach and chunky tomato sauce. I was taken away with my first bite. So much flavour in one mouthful. The fresh punch from the pesto worked nicely with the acidity of the tomato sauce and the crunch from the zucchini.
For B, she was drawn to the Tejas Tacos ($15.5) right away. Served in a lettuce cup with walnut mince, salsa, guacamole and house fermented sour cream. One word wow! The walnut mince stole the show, it had a meaty taste that you would not expect.
And we could not leave without trying one of the their raw vegan cakes. Everything looked so good from the red velvet cake to the chocolate orange jaffa cake. We decided to try the caramel cheese cake ($8.5). The cashew based cheesecake was dense, sweet and addictive.
I will be making a mission to try out all the other items on their menu. This place did not disappoint and I want to go back.
76A Wilford Street, Newtown 2042, NSW.
(02) 9516 1334
Operating Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 8.30am to 4.30pm. Monday – CLOSED