Score the Edgy Veg dishes!

Robert Mariotti, owner of Fook Shing, with his vegan mapo tofu. Photo: Tiffany Warner

Fook Shing in Kyneton is entering a vegan mapo tofu dish in this year’s Edgy Veg Awards. It sits alongside 20 other entries including a caramelised eggplant dish at Holgates in Woodend, a wild mushroom dish at Social Foundry and plant-based chick’n satay skewers at Lancefield’s Lost Watering Hole to name a few.

This will be the third year running for the Edgy Veg Awards.

The awards, sponsored by Macedon Ranges Shire Council and Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group, showcase the best plant-based dishes on offer from participating cafes, restaurants and pubs in the Macedon Ranges.

These awards are unique, there is nothing like them in Australia. They are a great way to get community supporting their favourite eateries, and promoting the Macedon Ranges to a wider audience. Melburnians come from the city to vote on dishes featured in the Edgy Veg Trail and see the beautiful spectacle of the autumnal trees.

By promoting delicious plant-based dishes, more people are encouraged to try something new; simultaneously they’re choosing a meal that is using less of the earth’s resources, and getting more veg into their day.

So get down and score these Edgy Veg dishes between April 5 – 28 to support local business, and for your chance to win a $100 voucher at Mort & Pestle or an Eat More Veg workshop at Big Bowl of Happy.

Visit the website to see the other participating venues at