The vegan/vegetarian scene is continually expanding globally and nationally, and Adelaide is no exception with new vegan stores and options popping up all over the place.
The most recent addition (almost) is Mettā Sol, a Vietnamese inspired, 100% plant-based restaurant which is set to open at 98-100 Goodwood Road in mid-November.
The brains behind the new eatery are childhood friends Cindy Nguyen and David Nguyen, who set off on their own journeys post-schooling, but reconnected in February this year, where Mettā Sol‘s story began.
Their mutual passion was quickly established, and David says they, “share the same values and vision of nature, sustainability and wanted to create fresh and flavourful meals inspired by our Vietnamese roots in family and culture”.
The menu will include dishes with the likes of pho with warm spiced vegetable broth, rice noodles, organic tofu, king oyster and enoki mushrooms, with a fresh herb garnish. Example A as follows.
You will be able to get your hands on one of these traditional phos for breakfast and lunch from 7:30am to 3pm, however the days are yet to be confirmed.
The building is still under renovation, but you can expect to be welcomed into a bright, modern space with hints of nature growing throughout the area. An interior quite fitting with ‘sol’, Latin for ‘Sun – nature’s source of light and warmth on Earth’.
The plant-based duo are more than excited to be opening their doors to the public hopefully in mid-November if construction goes according to schedule.
For the meantime, Cindy and David leave us with a delightful and encouraging message while we patiently and eagerly wait. “We have different reasons why we became plant-based, however we both share the belief that we need to preserve all life, from sentient beings to mother nature. As well as reap the incredible health benefits from adopting a plant-based diet.”
Adding that, “food should be nourishing all while enjoying the wonderful flavours of traditional dishes whilst being completely plant-based.”
Originally published on 2 November 2018.