Led by chef Dennis Yong, Parcs is an eco-conscious extension of the Windsor Hotel Group (which includes Sunda, Aru, etc). In line with its sustainable ethos, the kitchen is low-waste and predominantly vegan with an emphasis on preserved and fermented foods. Mushrooms are marinated in housemade hot sauce, deep-fried and served with funky preserved tofu cream for dipping; youtiao are spread with smoky sunchoke puree and sprinkled with moromi zaatar and even many of the beverages are fermented in-house.
Vegans tend to get a bad wrap, but that shouldn't mean they only get to eat bad wraps. Melbourne continues to expand its plant-based options, with everything from vegan degustations to vegan cheap eats available across the city. While there are many dedicated vegan and vegetarian restaurants, some of Melbourne's most beloved and popular spots are also serving up excellent vegan fare. These restaurants won't leave you wanting for any meat.