I learnt how to make Membrillo (Quince paste) from ‘Always Order Dessert’; a mouth-watering website of deliciousness pure deliciousness.
Upbeet is a funky Katoomba café, serving the best vegetarian and vegan food in the Mountains, at very reasonable prices. I’m a huge fan of Turkish Toastie No. 1 (with roasted pumpkin, tamarind and baby spinach) and it’s quickly gained a reputation for making some of the best coffee in town https://www.facebook.com/upbeetjuiceandespresso/
Rubyfruit is an award-winning, boutique vegan bakery and cafe in Leura offering a range of meals, sweets and grocery items. Rubyfruit participates in vegan events such as the Cruelty-Free Festival and the Vegan Expo and are a 100% vegan-owned business.
Secret Creek Café and Sanctuary
For a unique vegetarian dining experience head out to Secret Creek Sanctuary and cafe, located 40 minutes west of Katoomba, not far from Lithgow. The sanctuary has a conservation focus, breeding threatened and declining species of the Blue Mountains region and serves entirely vegan food, including 7 course degustation menus and unbelievably gorgeous cakes. Secret Creek provides opportunities for public education and engagement; visitors can see and learn all about Blue Mountains native species and their habitats. Bookings only through Secret Creek Cafe (www.secretcreekcafe.com)