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Suzy Spoon is the host of Iron Deficient Chef, an internet based vegetarian cooking program: www.irondeficientchef.com. She’s been a vegetarian since she was sixteen (inspired by a visit to a chicken farm in New Zealand). In a previous life she owned & managed the popular vegetarian café MacDonnas in Newtown.

Best Vegetarian: Green Gourmet
Green Gourmet has everything you want in a Chinese vegetarian mock meat paradise. There’s great yum cha and your choice of buffet or menu at night. My favourite thing to order is their amazing vegan Laksa with mouth watering soy protein pieces and three different types of tofu – it’s such a great treat, I can’t get enough of it.
115-117 King St, Newtown (02) 9519 5330 www.greengourmet.com.au

Best Organic Food Shop: About Life
I think About Life is the best because it’s a one-stop organic everything shop. They’ve got a great selection of seasonal organic fresh fruit and vegetables, and packaged foods as well as organic household products. There’s a herbalist counter and a café. But the best thing is their huge range of Fair Trade products, including the most delicious brand of chocolate-coated Goji berries I’ve ever tasted.
605 Darling St, Rozelle (02) 8755 1333 www.aboutlife.com.au