The Alley, a vegan fast casual food concept, will open its doors to Melbourne in the first week of March.
The thirty-five-seater café is located on St Kilda Road, with owner Alexandra Pyke, hoping to bridge the gap between die-hard vegans and everyday consumers who want to make more conscious food choices. It’s not the first venture for Pyke, who opened The Fat Raddish in New York’s Lower East Side, before partnering in cocktail and oyster bar The Leadbelly, as well as cold-pressed juice bar and vegetarian café, The Butchers Daughter.
The Alley will offer signature house made burgers, such as the Maple Bacon Burger with smokey paprika aioli; gluten-free pasta dishes like Mac’n’cheese with coconut bacon and crispy kale; and salads such as the Fiery Kelp noodle salad. Desserts, acai bowls, cold pressed juices, and smoothies will also feature on the menu, as well as a seasonal selection of ‘grab and go’ options.
The drink list will include bio-dynamic wines and craft beer. The Alley’s 100 percent vegan menu has been designed around local ingredients and will support sustainable food systems.