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The five best vegan restaurants in the world

Some people say it’s impossible to make a list of the five best anything in the world, but I think they’re just not decisive enough. Food is subjective and can be so personal, but I would bet good money that this list is fairly exhaustive.



Sometimes when travelling it can be easy to slip into bad food habits, because it is so much easier to find something that will just fill you up, rather than nourish your soul. I’ve compiled this list of restaurants that offer healthy, beautiful food that is not just something to fill your belly, but also give you an experience, and help you feel more ready to face your next adventure.


Madame K’s, Melbourne
Madame K’s, Melbourne

Madame K’s (Melbourne, Australia)

Madame K’s is somewhat of a hidden gem, not because people don’t know about it, but because it has the slight misfortune of being opposite another vegan restaurant which is more popular, WHATEVER IT’S CALLED. I’m not sure why it’s more popular, but I suspect it may have something to do with the slightly more comprehensive menu, and the fact that it’s just a little bit cooler. Madame K’s is a fairly traditional Thai restaurant with the most delicious tofu I’ve ever had. I’ve never had a bad dish in there. If I were to give any tips on what to have it would be to start with the satay with roti – I have never had better roti anywhere.



Dirt candy, NY
Dirt candy, NY

Dirt Candy (New York, USA)

Dirt Candy is something as unusual as a vegan restaurant with a set menu. Located on the lower east side of New York, it looks fairly unassuming from the outside, and when coming in you are faced with a choice of either six or nine dishes. These are changed on a seasonal basis, but you can’t go wrong with any of them. Even if the food wasn’t amazing I would still put them on this list because it is so delightful to see that fine dining is waking up to plant based food, but luckily the food is all good enough that I don’t even have to fib to put them on the list.


Lao Wai (Stockholm, Sweden)

Lao Wai is a Chinese all vegan restaurant in Stockholm. It is fairly small and booking is recommended as it books out quickly, even on a random Tuesday night (as I had the misfortune of discovering the last time I went there). The food is simple and delicious, with many unique flavours that you don’t find easily in other restaurants – they make great use of Thai basil, for example. I would recommend going for dinner as the lunch is fairly uninspired (rolling two week menu with one dish per day, so if you happen to not like the dish of the day you’re out of luck), but if you do get a seat for dinner it is divine.


New York
New York

The Butcher’s Daughter (New York, USA)

This restaurant is mostly on this list for their fantastic spaghetti squash with tempeh. I still dream of this dish. I’m slightly worried that when I go back it will turn out to not be as amazing as I remembered it, but until then I live in hope. The Butcher’s Daughter do both breakfast, lunch and dinner very well, which seems slightly unusual – it seems most restaurants fall down on at least one of them. Well worth a visit.




Manna (London, UK)

Manna is a cozy, comfortable restaurant that offers all the dishes you remember from your childhood (and a few you don’t!), but vegan, and frequently updated to be better, fresher, more interesting. They’ve been in Primrose Hill for over 50 years, and it’s clear that they’ve been refining the menu consistently over that time.

Written by: Amanda Gun

Fiorella Migliore, more than an actress

 Fiorella Migliore actress for Deshabille Magazine

When did your acting career started and what are the emotions that have you experienced at the beginning?

As far as I remember, I started when I was in school, in a Romeo and Juliette’ s scene I had to play 2 characters (somehow dressed as male and Juliette, while Romeo was interpreted by the boy I was in love with at the time!). Then I studied acting in Paraguay as a side activity of being a girl.

I can feel so much fun now that I think about those experiences, even now, if I have to be honest, every time I have to play a character or host, I feel (a lot) nervous..! That’s my fuel to perform, I guess.

Fiorella Migliore Actress

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Both theatre and cinema gave you the privilege of turning into different persona on stage. How does this contribute to your professional and personal growth?

Interpreting a character is always a big lesson for me. Not only because I have to go through emotions, do research on the personality or creation of my character but the most important thing I’ve learned is not to judge. You learn to put in someone’s shoes even if he/she’s a person you’d consider a “bad person”… then you travel to their personal experiences that led them to be that way… you definitely learn to be more empathetic.


Fiorella Migliore actress on the stage
Photo courtesy of G. Nunez Photography

How is working in Television and cinema throughout so many different countries in South America, Italy and US? What have you learned from so many diverse backgrounds?

From my own personal experience, they’re three very different levels in all senses, almost like 3 different dimensions interconnecting somehow. So hard to explain without a personal perspective. I learned that no matter where you are, if you give 108% of your effort, you’ll have good results. What I learned the most is to KNOW and FEEL what I want in my path. What is my goal, rather than if I want to be known in the whole world or only a small town. That’s my personal fuel. Today I don’t have a programmed “American Dream” as my North but my personal purpose in life that guides me to manifest where I want to be, what project I want to be in, the people I want to work with and the message I want to spread with my work.



              Fiorella Migliore Sicilia Family

The Shameful Story is a new documentary that presents you as an essential co-star who interpret the role of herself. It is, without any doubt, an introspective experience. This last job has deeply connected you with your Italian roots. Would you like to tell us more about the impact that this doc had on you?

Omg yes. As soon as I read this question, I have in mind a specific scene we filmed with the Sicilian musician Alfio Antico inside an antique castle in a charming Sicilian village. It was a moment where I could feel my grand parents’ emotions… while listening to his music. There was something in the air as well as his voice… All my experiences filming The Shameful Story was like time-traveling. We also did a scene where I walked down the stairs of my grand mother’s childhood house. I felt their hands running down as kids while touching the same handrail… This project is so special to me. Specially how we connected with Italian director Nella Condorelli who has Paraguayan roots somehow. Amazes me how everything is so interconnected. I could go on… it’s just so special to me.


Fiorella the actress, the model, the chef, the tv host, the musician, the activist… in what other field would you love to challenge yourself? Do all these professional aspects of yours enter in conflict with each other or do they positively overlap?

I feel all of them together (and all the other versions of myself that are yet to come) have a voice in my everyday life. All of these paths taught me something and keep teaching me a lot. Not only for the inspiration they all bring when I express something but the discipline they all brought to my life. All of them. I may say I would love to master being a good partner and friend, a good sister, a good daughter, a good mother. My personal life is very important for me. And that leads me to go deeper into becoming a better human being everyday, using all the tools I’ve learned and continue learning in my professional paths.

 Next milestones planned?

To combine all paths with audiovisual projects. To Manifest my dream, to apply all I’ve learned either as actress, TV presenter, chef, activist… in projects to spread urgent messages to the humanity in the world. My dream, which is coming true, is to unite the Spanish speaking world with the English speaking world, and share a common message proving that diversity of languages and cultures are incredible excuses to get closer to each other.

As an actress, what are your dreams and the goals to be reached?

I want to be useful to projects that have a message to be spread. Today, my art and my expression, aren’t mine anymore. They belong to a project, a person, animals… that have something urgent to say. I feel acting is a lifestyle; that taught me to  speak a language of people I need to reach, a story I need to tell, a message that needs to be shared. I’m just a channel.

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We enjoyed this cheerful chat with Fiorella, you can find more information about her career and projects just right here, have a look: Fiorella Migliore Official Website