As veganism continues to grow all around the world from a debate to an actual way of life, the healthy wave has solidly reached Malta’s shores. And the latest eatery to fly the green flag is a great sign of things to come.
Balance Bowl in Gżira opened its doors last September, and it’s already proving popular with the vegans here in Malta.
Founded by three passionate health-conscious foodies who wanted to open a vegan joint that showcases the many varieties and ways that plant-based food can be creative and filling, Balance Bowl proves just that in bucketloads.
The menu offers affordable, fast and simple dishes that use the freshest seasonal produce from local farmers. Even meat-eaters will love this place; come on guys, it’s nice to have that… balance (see what we did there?).
Balance Bowl offer a wide range of dishes that are sure to brighten up your Instagram feed, and here are seven great ones.
Zaps are baguettes split in two, toasted and topped with various toppings. There are quite a few to choose from here including an Original Zap, A Maltese Zap and a Mediterranean Zap with cheese dip.
2. Hefty burgers
Choose from a range of meatless burgers such as the Bello burger which contains a portobello mushroom marinated in soy sauce and crushed garlic, breaded and topped with pesto, gherkin, lettuce, onion and ‘cheese’.
One source said that she had a special seitan burger which tasted exactly like crispy beef.
3. Souper soups
Great soup + a great pun? Count. Us. In.
4. Unlimited salad bar
For €12.55 per person, you can eat as much as you want (between noon and 3pm or 7pm to 10pm) at the Nutritional Salad Bar.
You’re not going to find boring sales here. Instead, they have filling options such as Green Pesto Bowl, the Asian Bowl, the Hearty Roast Bowl, the Chickpea Curry Bowl and more.
You can even have a take-out box with as much of these items as you can fill for €6.95!
5. Pretty coffees, smoothies and cider
Quench your thirst with their cute ranges of coffees, lattes and beautifully-bottled ciders. Because drinks always taste better when they look pretty.
6. Get your just desserts
A nice selection of vegan cheesecakes will be at your disposal with flavours such as lemon, choc & coffee, strawberry and lavender & blueberry.
7. And that’s a wrap!
They have signature wraps which are finished on the grill. Choose from a roasted veg wrap, a spicy falafel wrap or the Real Cypriot wrap with sautéed herbed portobello mushrooms.