Once upon a time it was hard to find vegetarian dishes on a menu, never mind a vegetarian restaurant - and even harder to find vegan options - but now veganism is one of the fastest growing food movements in the world and Australia is the third fastest growing vegan market.
Eschewing all animal products might sound like a challenge - and less than exciting way to dine - but the experimental culture which surrounds this plant-based movement has developed a wide range of satisfying dishes. Think sweet potato and black bean burgers, curried coconut quinoa with roasted cauliflower and sugar snap pea and carrot soba noodles for starters.
Vegan travellers will find plenty of choice at Brisbane Airport with a wide range of soups, salads and sweets to enjoy... and it's a healthy way to snack or dine before catching a flight.
Roll'd has earned a popular following for its authentic Vietnamese cuisine, and it has taken on the vegan challenge with vigour, creating a wide range of tofu options on the menu. The tofu rice paper rolls, or 'soldiers' as they call them, are also available in a low carb version.
Their version of Vietnam's national soup, a rich, aromatic pho broth (call it Ferr and you'll sound like a foodie) comes with mushroom or tofu. Goi (Guy) salad and Bun (Boon), a fresh and light noodle salad are both available with tofu, or you can add tofu to a Banh Mi (Bun Mee) which is a Vietnamese version of a crisp French baguette.
Being vegan doesn't mean you can't have a few carbs and the sweet potato fries are a delicious snack.
Sumo Salad has responded to customer demand and increased its vegan range and there are hot and cold selections, from a light pumpkin soup or a kale soup with quinoa and vegetables to a vegan salad bowl full of greens and grains.
A sweet treat can be small bites of raw cacao and cashew, a raw caramel crunch, or a slice made with raw lemon cashew and chia. Vegan or not, one of their biggest sellers, the raw Snickers slice, puts peanuts, dates, dark chocolate and walnuts into an irresistible combination. Sumo Salad keeps it healthy with kilojoule counts on display.
For a sweet treat with your soy milk coffee, you can't go past the library-like walls of Watermark Books and Café. Choose between choc peppermint, coco caramel and cherry choc, all raw, gluten-free and vegan and enjoy it in this quiet sanctuary from airport bustle.
The superfood salad at Glasshouse Bar is a powerhouse of broccoli, cauliflower, red cabbage, carrot, apple, bean shoots, goji berries and sunflower seeds topped with a miso dressing.