World Vegan Day burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream

World Vegan Day burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream

Toby & I got large size at Chachas Ice Cream (Bikini Girls Diary / Deni Kirkova)

Large size at Chachas Ice Cream (Deni Kirkova)

From burgers, to ice-cream and more, Deni scouts out seriously indulgent veg-friendly places to eat in Sydney.

I’m celebrating to the full this November 1st, World Vegan Day, in Australia! 

Bondi Backpackers’ vegan BBQ

Firstly, I’ve been staying at Bondi Backpackers, a newly-renovated hostel right in the middle of the strip on Bondi beach, at 110 Campbell Parade. It’s the best hotel ever – ideal for those who love the hostel vibe but appreciate consistent cleanliness, fresh, modern design and a touch of luxury!

They just got taken over by new owners and had a massive refurb in February, yet their rates are still pretty competitive despite all these selling points.

You really couldn’t be at a better location. Bondi beach must be Australia’s most famous beach attracting surfers, sun worshippers and beach addicts worldwide all year round.

Seitan hot dogs at Bondi Backpackers' BBQ (Bikini Girls Diary / Deni Kirkova)

Seitan hot dogs at Bondi Backpackers’ BBQ (Deni Kirkova)

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I stayed in a private room for a week and it was a dream: lovely big bed, posh bedside table, hangers for our clothes and a lovely fan to keep us cool. They’re going to have another renovation to install air conditioning which will be even better, but the fan was good enough for me!

Downstairs the reception area is really clean, tidy, well-designed and boasts the most stunning views of the beach. The kitchen is large, also clean and tidy, and well-organised, with fridges for your food and free tea and coffee facilities all day.

They have free or cheap activities every day for guests, and every Friday is their famous BBQ ($2 donation to take part).

You can request vegan sausages at no extra cost. We got lovely seitan ones and got 2 each, in buns, with ‘goon’ & orange juice (a mix of cheap Aussie wine and OJ is a popular travellers’ drink). The hot dogs were super tasty.

Chachas Ice Cream

It’s going to be a beautiful day at Bondi this week so head down to Chachas Ice Cream on Campbell Parade, Bondi, where everything is plant-based. This ice cream parlour is a dream come true.

When I went to try it out I chose wondrous flavours including Sesame (for Halloween), Dark Chocolate (they have m*lk too), and Peanut Butter (with actual peanuts in, yum!).

Toby & I got large size at Chachas Ice Cream (Bikini Girls Diary / Deni Kirkova)

At Chachas Ice Cream (Deni Kirkova)

They have so many more and they’re all delicious (I sampled basically all of them!) A small pot is $6 so it’s not even expensive.

Happy World Vegan Day!