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Vegan dishes

Dishes that are traditionally served vegan

Sweet deep-fried wheat dough ball

Amagwinya or Magwinya

Salad made with baked beans in tomato sauce, green beans, green pepper, onion in a vinegar and fruit chutney sauce

Three Bean Salad

Curry mixed with coconut milk and seasonal vegetables.

Vegetable Curry

Boiled cut beets with onions, in red wine vinegar sauce

Beet Salad

Vegetable stew made from beans, chili, tomato, onions and cornmeal. Make sure: no butter is added


Bread roll filled with veg. curry stew made of chickpeas, peppers, potatoes, chili and spices. Make sure: no cheese is added

Vegetable Bunny Chow

Maize meal savoury porridge, often comes with tomato sauce on top known as "Pap en Sous".


Bread made inside of a pot commonly served with soup. Make sure: no butter is used


A paste made of tomatoes, onion, chili, and lettuce. Make sure: no honey or mayonnaise is added


"Samp and beans", dried corn kernels with carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, and curry spices. Make sure: no butter is used


Roasted butternut, potato, red pepper, and onions

Vegetables Of The Day

Soggy french fries drowned in vinegar and added salt.

Slap Tjips

Red bush tea


Dishes that can be Veganized

Dishes that are not vegan by default, but can be made so, by asking to remove or change part of the ingredients.

A bread roll with chips, vegetables and meat. To veganize: ask for no meat


Green pea soup made of peas, onions, celery, and carrots and bacon/sausage. To veganize: ask for no meat


Baked potato, roasted vegetables, bread or crackers and different dips. To veganize: ask for no cheese or eggs

Vegetable Platter

Fresh fruits, oats or muesli and yogurt. To veganize: substitute milk and honey.

Tropical breakfast

A vegetable patty served in a bun with different sides and sauces. To veganize: ask for no cheese or egg

Vegetable Burger

Tomato onion and cheese sandwich. To Veganize: Ask for cheese substitute.

Braai Broodjies

Fresh seasonal fruit salads.

Fruit Salad

Dishes that are not vegan, but appear to be

Dishes that might look vegan, but contain animal products.

Pumpkin patties made with eggs


Local sweets that are usually made with butter and or milk


Bread with sweet corn made with milk and eggs

Mealie Bread

Cookies containing butter

Rusks biscuits

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