9 stalls to check out at Portside's vegan markets

9 stalls to check out at Portside's vegan markets

Peas be with you, plant-based pals!

Lettuce celebrate all things vegan at Portside Wharf on Saturday, June 11 for the Queensland Vegan Markets.

From 9am to 2pm, Hamilton’s Portside Wharf will come alive with a selection of plant-based food and beverage stalls (think pizza, cookies, loaded fries, burgers and more!), as well as a variety of vegan-friendly homewares and other ethically-sourced goods. 

So, to help you work up an appetite for all things plant-based, here’s a rundown on everything you should devour at next Saturdays’s market. 

Pippa’s Pantry

If there’s one biz you need to visit at Portside’s vegan markets, it’s Pippa’s Pantry. With an incredible offering of sweet treats, each made with love and containing no dairy, eggs, or gelatine, Pippa has outdone herself with her myriad of desserts. 

Take your pick from gorgeous vegan cakes, cupcakes, and sugar cookies – they’re guaranteed to satisfy even the fussiest sweet tooth. 

Grassfed Vegan

Grassfed has one word for you: loaded! With a 100 percent plant-based menu of colossal burgers, fries, shakes and more, you won’t be missing your favourite meat-filled fast foods for a second.  

But, it’s the loaded curly fries that are truly stealing our hearts – topped with a mix of maple vBacon, vEEF patty, chick’en, pulled “pork”, caramelised onion, mounds of vCheese, all lathered in aioli, sriracha, and smokey BBQ sauce. It’s heaven on a (vegan) plate!

Piante Plant-Based Pizza 

It’s all about that base with Piante Pizza – and their super cheezy sauce. In the deft hands of a Naples trained pizza chef, get hungry for authentic, hand stretched Neapolitan pizza that is both vegan and gluten free. 

The team at Piante use only the freshest Italian tomatoes and Queensland produce with mouth-watering toppings that will make you forget it’s meat-free. 

Trust us, you won’t look at a regular pizza the same way ever again! 

Burleigh Heads Fudge Company

We’re going cocoa-nuts over Burleigh Fudge! At Portside’s vegan market you’ll find stacks on offer from classic caramel fudge to cream-cheese topped red velvet (yum!) and everything in between – honestly, you won’t be able to settle on just one flavour. 

And, did you know vegan fudge butter is a thing? Well it is, and we’re so here for it.

Vegan Yumm

Brisbane’s first and only all-vegan bakehouse, Veganyumm is leading the way when it comes to vegan cuisine. The team are masters at providing sweet and savoury goodies like brownies, cupcakes, pies, coffee, and cakes for all occasions. 

Word on the street is their ‘cheezey’ spinach rolls and pepper ‘stayk’ pies are the best around, so make sure you swing by and try them yourself. 

OMG Decadent Donuts 

Portside’s vegan markets are about to get Berry Sinful with the help of OMG Decadent Donuts’ naughty but nice treats. Hot, fresh and dusted in handcrafted sugars, you do-nut want to miss out on their devilishly moorish delights.

As well as being completely vegan, these donuts are free of nuts, wheat, gluten, and yeast for guilt-free snacking. They’re basically bullet-proof. 

With tantalising names like Spicy Ranga and Rudie Nudie, you’re in for a holey experience.

Iced Tea Co 

We know all this food will leave you feeling mighty thirsty, which is where Iced Tea Co comes in. A Brisbane based beverage company, Iced Tea Co aims to provide freshness with a twist, offering organic, gluten free iced tea, brewed with organic teas and absolutely no nasties. 

And, with six delicious flavours on offer at Portside’s vegan markets, we reckon you’ll want to try more than one. 

Coffee Rush 

Would any market day be complete without a coffee hit? No, it really wouldn’t. Stop by Coffee Rush for your hot and cold coffees, hot chocolates and chais with only oat, soy, and almond milks available. 

Better still, Coffee Rush uses sustainable cups and compostable lids – saving the environment one coffee at a time! We’ll drink to that. 

Nude Juice 

Nothing but raw, fruity goodness over here! Nude Juice is living up to its name, with a lineup of delicious natural juices made from the freshest fruits and vegetables. The perfect way to balance out all those vegan sweets, right?

Catch the team pumping out crushers and cold-pressed juices all day long. 


For more information on the Queensland Vegan Markets, visit their website


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Words by Elyssa Weavers
- The gourmand drooling over vegan loaded curly fries