Words and images by Fatema Sitabkhan
Originally established in 2008, healthy super-food cafe Let Them Eat have broadened their name from the Adelaide Central Markets and have recently opened a second store at Westfield Marion! The food offered at Let Them Eat is so much more than your average vegetarian cafe / restaurant. Drawing in healthy and nutritional ingredients together, there are a variety of options available here. Having opened less than a month ago, power duo behind the brand, Tanya Agius and Danielle, are very excited for what’s to come.
Primarily catering to the vegetarian / vegan / gluten-free / dairy-free diet, the menu boasts of healthy and delicious options of salads, quiches, arancini balls, and fritters.
We were provided with tasters of the Middle Eastern Cauliflower Fritters and the Sweet Corn & Feta Fritters. It’s really hard to pick a favourite, because the flavours emanating from both dishes were ever-so-fresh and rich enough to make it feel like there was a party in our mouths! The fritters were cooked to present with a crispy texture on the outside and lovely, tender veggies that were held together within.
For salads, we were offered samplers of the following:
- Carrot and quinoa salad with toasted seeds – while not a huge fan of quinoa, this salad was quite tasty and the toasted seeds were a nice touch!
- Mung bean salad with ginger & soy – one of my favourite salads that reminded me of home-cooked meals back in India. This salad had hints of sweet and spicy, which is practically the best way to enjoy your food!
- Spiced chickpea & roasted capsicum – another winner in my books! The spiciness from the chickpeas beautifully balanced the sweet and cooling flavours from the capsicum.
The portions of food available at the Let Them Eat kiosk in Westfield Marion may look small, but rest assured that they are highly appetizing and make the perfect size for a lunch snack / meal. There are also many options of desserts that are made from organic and vegan-friendly ingredients, so you can enjoy the sweet treats offered here, guilt-free!
Let Them Eat takes pride in using local, South Australian produce in creating their delicious and wholesome snacks, salads, and meals. Ideally located by the Food Mall, this cute little pop-up food joint is one that will satisfy your tastebuds in a manner that won’t rack up those pesky calories for your daily intake! You get to indulge in food that not only tastes good, but is also affordable for people from all walks of life.
Special thanks to the team from Let Them Eat for the VIP invite to taste-test items from their menu!
Westfield Marion (Ground floor, near Woolworths)
Shop 1139, Oaklands Park