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April 2016

JHB // Conscious108

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There are literally 3 (decent) fully vegan restaurants in Joburg. Leafy Greens, The Green Side Cafe and Conscious 108. If you know of any others please do let me know… And I don’t mean the semi-vegan, mostly vegetarian, hardly gluten-free spots like The Pudding Shop. Sorry to say, but finding a fresh, gluten-free vegan dish on that menu is quite a challenge. Oh, if you have suggestions – I am ALL EARS. I am finding more and more that the very processed gluten-free foods don’t really work for me and stuff that is just fresh and REAL is the way forward. 

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Conscious 108 recently came under new management. Dharsh, the woman running it now is LOVELY, and I have noticed a radical change in service, quality of food and some key menu changes. She is far more “real-food” orientated and is slowly moving away from the unclean and more processed menu items towards just clean, fresh and delicious food. 

I have eaten there more times than I can count over the past month or two. Stopping in for a quick lunch or dinner.. (or a slow lunch or dinner :) …haha), takeaways or just a juice. The car guard there now knows my little black Panda and always comes to check-in and say hi, even though he knows I never, ever, ever have change for the poor guy. Still, super friendly :)

Anyway, ok, so as I was saying. The lack of vegan restaurants in the area does mean that the competition is a little thin. But Conscious 108 is one of my go-to spots – vegan or not. The food is just great. The portion sizes are perfect (even for me and my army-sized appetite) and the variety is also pretty awesome. I think they need to work on their gluten-free desserts a bit more, but I know Dharsh is already on it, and she had a vegan, gluten-free cheesecake that was TO-DIE-FOR last time I was there. So the mains. I have tried quite a few. I haven’t tried any of the wraps yet – waiting for them to get gluten free ones in. Mainly the “Bakes & Bowls” section of the menu – ’cause… wait for it…. BOWLS ARE THE BEST! hahaha. Ok I’ll stop with the bowls already.

Couple of my favourites:
NUMBER ONE: Feel Good Bowl ~ Quinoa, brinjal, butternut, cashew nut cream, and spicy chickpeas…. Mmm.
Number two: The Butter Bean Bunny Chow (but with brown rice instead of bread)
Also noteworthy – the Lentil Sheperds Pie and the Red Lentil Stew (this is seriously enough for two people, it’s so great)

They are experimenting with breakfast at the moment – so THAT is exciting :) and they are open Wednesday through Sunday I believe.

SO head over there – in fact THIS SUNDAY – 3rd April – I know they have some live music happening between 1pm & 2pm.

You can find them on Facebook or contact them on 011 646 7250.
http://conscious108.co.za ~ 108 Greenway, Johannesburg

PS: The chocolate milkshake ^_^ it’s not “healthy” at all. But if you want a milkshake this is the one.

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