Vegan Eats: A25 – The Overview…
Food: Vegan Veggie Explosion Pizza, Vegan Sexy Truffle Pizza, Vegan Arancini Balls and Vegan Sweet Pizza
A25 is a surprisingly large pizzeria situated in the South Yarra area of Chapel Street. While maintaining that up market South Yarra feel, A25 is pleasantly casual with soothing background music, low lighting and floor to ceiling windows. While it certainly gets busy and the narrow layout can make it a little cosy, it manages to maintain an air of privacy for the smaller tables indoors. Outside there are larger bench tables allowing for bigger groups too.
We visited specifically to try their new vegan pizzas and we were delighted by the wide range of vegan options available – managing to enjoy a full three course meal all dairy free. We started with the Vegan arancini balls. These pumpkin balls had lots of flavour. I was surprised by their rich taste and while they weren’t as moist as the cheese-filled variety they had a lovely soft texture and were very enjoyable in their own right.
For our pizzas we tried the vegan veggie explosion and the vegan sexy truffle. The pizzas had a light thin base weighed down with generous toppings. The veggie explosion was my favourite – loaded with lots of different toppings and fresh colours it looked and tasted fantastic. Honestly, I didn’t even noticed it was vegan – there’s even vegan cheese available if you’d like too.
The sexy truffle had a rich flavour and was again generously loaded with toppings. The truffle infused raddachio took over a little and it would have been nice to allow the porcini mushrooms to shine just a touch more. However we loved that you got a real hit of truffle with every bite and it was another tasty pizza.
Finally for dessert we finished up with a sweet pizza. Generously loaded with vegan Nutella and strawberries with a scoop of frozen coyo it was a decadent vegan dessert and felt like a real treat. I’m loving the trend for restaurants to realise they need to be offering more mainstream vegan desserts instead of “healthy options” and this was a really enjoyable finish to our meal. Feeling thoroughly stuffed we’d highly recommend A25 to vegans and non vegans alike.
Address: 720 Chapel Street, South Yarra
Mon 11am to 10pm
Tue 11am to 10pm
Wed 11am to 10pm
Thu 11am to 10pm
Fri 11am to 10pm
Sat 11am to 10pm
Sun 11am to 10pm
Parking: We actually managed to nap a spot just across the road, however, this was after a few laps driving around. There’s plenty of paid parking available nearby, and there is street parking it can just be a little competitive.
Getting here on PT: It’s about an 8 minute walk from South Yarra Station, and probably 5 mins from the 58 tram route – alight at Chapel Street. Alternatively it’s on the 78 tram route – alight at Malcolm Street.
Disclaimer: We dined as guests of A25, South Yarra. Reviews are honest and based on our own personal experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a restaurant won’t change including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting.