There’s a new vegan dining option in Corio, with Happily Ever Vegan operating at the rear of Corio Central Dental in Bacchus Marsh Road.
Owner James Blackman is an experienced chef whose diverse career includes fine dining restaurants and working as a private chef overseas, where he cooked for the ‘rich and famous’ including actor Will Smith and past US-presidents.
James said he had been operating his vegan café business from a food van for the past eight years, most recently in Torquay. He had been looking for a space in Geelong for “a couple of years” when the owner of the dental clinic offered space.
The business opened in early November offering fresh, wholesome food that can be eaten onsite or take away. There is also an option to buy take-home meals to re-heat.
“Everything is organic, so the menu changes to feature what’s available at any time,” James said. “It includes salads, pasta, pies, soup and toasted sandwiches. I can also do catering and cakes.”
James said the new food option had been well-received. The dental clinic staff are customers and a growing number of local residents are also becoming regular diners.
Menus are promoted on the Happily Ever Vegan Facebook page and updated regularly. For orders or more information, phone 0487-001-434.
Happily Ever Vegan is at the rear of Corio Central Dental at 68 Bacchus Marsh Road, Corio and is open Monday to Friday from 10am until 4.30pm.