With a motto of fruit to bottle and nothing in between, Ayomo pressed juices are making it easier to access our daily nutrients by opening new locations around Melbourne.
Their original South Melbourne store on Clarendon Street has recently undergone a facelift and has just reopened to serve all the beloved Ayomo juices we have come to know and love as well as some exciting additions.
The Ayomo Super Bowls were impressive. We loved sampling the Dragon Fruit Bowl which is made form dragon fruit, banana, ago and coconut water that is topped with strawberries, kiwi, banana and buckwheat.
There are also the Power Packs which are a gourmet lunch option. We recommend trying their umami laden Salmon and miso pack... Fresh, beautifully cooked and full of flavour.

On the drinks front, the raw shakes are a brilliant thick smoothie packed with super foods.
There is also a new addition to the frozen dessert section, the Freeze Up! which is Melbourne's first cold pressed soft serve. These flavours are derived straight from delicious Ayomo juices. Garden Green was our favourite and is a fantastic combination of apple, celery, cucumber, spinach and kale juice. There is also a wonderfully delicious Macadamia soft serve which you will not regret getting your hands on.

Location: 226 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne
Phone: 03 9681 8605

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Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Ayomo.

Share a Churros Week @ San Churros and support beyondblue [15 – 21 June 2015]

San Churro, Australia’s favourite Spanish chocolateria, has partnered with not-for-profit organisation beyondblue to raise awareness and funds to promote good mental health across Australia, with the café launching its ‘Share a Churros Week’ initiative.
‘Share a Churros Week’ urges Australians to connect, or re-connect over churros, with all 46 San Churros stores donating $1 to beyondblue for every churros dish purchased between Monday 15 – Sunday 21 June.
Also, San Churro has further pledged to double its donation for every in-store churros photo posted to Instagram using the tag #shareachurros, as well as displaying donation boxes at the counters of all stores to raise additional funds!
San Churro is the perfect place to share a sweet treat with friends. The menu is full of refreshing and fun desserts, ice cream sundaes and shakes that are perfect for sunny days and social celebrations. Although San Churro’s delectable churros are what keep us coming back time and time again, San Churro also does some delicious classics like ice cream sundaes and shakes.
Chocolate & Churros Tapas

Our favourite share plate is the "Chocolate & Churros Tapas" share plate which is full of delectable delights such as mini churros, chocolate, deep fried chocolate truffles, choc brownie, strawberries and other chocolate delights.
To find your local San Churro store and participate in Share a Churros Week, visit www.sanchurro.com or for more information about beyondblue, visit www.beyondblue.org.au.

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New Summer menu launched at San Churro

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of San Churro.
Springtime is synonymous with warmer weather, rising spirits and the start of social season. To celebrate, Spanish chocolate cafe San Churro has released a new menu full of refreshing and fun desserts, ice cream sundaes and shakes that are perfect for sunny days and social celebrations.
Although San Churro’s delectable churros are what keep us coming back time and time again, San Churro also does some delicious classics like ice cream sundaes and shakes.
Using trending ingredients and a healthy dose of fun and nostalgia, they have put a creative spin on these traditional summer staples to create an innovative and delicious range of refreshing drinks and light, summery treats that are perfect for sharing. 

Ice cream sundaes are a beloved summer indulgence and have received a fun and premium makeover at San Churro. 
We had a lot of trouble picking a favourite but thought the new Raspberries & Cream Sundae was a particular delight. Inspired by the iconic Australian Iced Vovo biscuit, the sundae is a refreshing combination of white chocolate ice cream, shortbread crumble, raspberry jam coulis, coconut and fluffy pavlova meringue.
We also loved the new dulce de leche ice cream - texturally perfect ice creams with a beautiful flavour. 

San Churro also offers a range of icy cold and refreshing real fruit smoothies, mocktails (including a new Pina Colada Mocktail) and a new range of premium Iced Teas available in lemon with fresh mint and peach with raspberries to quench your thirst on a hot day.
Mango smoothie

To add something fresh into the mix, we shared a delicious mango smoothie. Made from real mango blended with apple mango juice and ice, it was a refreshing and delicious treat.
With more than 100 items on offer, there’s something delicious to suit all palates and preferences this summer.

Find out more about San Churro here.

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Five Plus - The right blend

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Five Plus.
Smoothies have been an evolving trend for a couple of years now and has hit its stride in Melbourne with many operators opening multiple locations due to high demand. Five Plus is a welcomed addition to the scene, setting itself apart by offering smoothies with a difference.
The name ‘Five Plus’ refers to the five daily portions of fruit and vegetables nutritionists recommend we eat. The menu offers a variety of smoothies which focus on nutrition and maintaining a healthy body. 
The drinks strive to be nutritionally complete with benefits ranging from balanced pH and sugar levels, clearer skin, weight loss, increased mental clarity, diminished aches and pains, better sleep patterns, and better liver function. 
From left: “Sweet Heart” - Beetroot coconut water apple Banana ginger, “The Good Life” - Kale almond milk pineapple banana mint lime ice, “The Perfect Date” oats, almond, almond milk, banana, cinnamon and dates, “Peanut Butter Cup” oats, almond, almond milk, banana, house-made peanut butter and dates
One of our favourite green juices was “The Good Life”, which combines kale, almond milk, pineapple, banana, mint and lime to help boost your immune system, reduce the effects of allergies and assist with strengthening nails, hair and improving skin clarity.
We adored “The Perfect Date” and “Peanut Butter Cup” smoothies - which are the 2 great breakfast options on the menu. They each shared base ingredients of oats, almond, almond milk, banana and dates. The difference is “The Perfect Date” has aromatic cinnamon added to it while the “Peanut Butter Cup” has decadent house-made peanut butter. Both were incredibly satisfying and absolutely delicious.
The “Peanut Butter Cup” is particularly addictive. We loved the salty/sweet mixture which was just pure delight and a real treat. “The Perfect Date” on the other hand is something we could drink everyday instead of breakfast.
Vivian Lam, the founder of Five Plus, has tried and tested many combinations of fruit and vegetables to get the best balance between health benefits and great taste - and we think she’s got the Five Plus mixes just right.

Location: 265 Little Lonsdale St  Melbourne,
Link: www.fiveplussmoothie.com.au

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VIP Luncheon at The Lunch Room @ Collins Square

Location: Collins Square, 727 Collins Street, Docklands
Gastrology bloggers experienced the VIP lunchroom experience and indulged in a delightful Luncheon within the Lunch Room.

Antipasto from Harvest Juice Bar

The Lunch Room launched on July 30 2013 at 727 Collins Street and has brought to Melbourne a brand new and seriously stylish, food destination. 
Designed by collaboration between blackmilk interior design and Walker Corporation, The Lunch Room looks like a restaurant, but it will serve honest to goodness sandwiches, freshly rolled sushi, salsas and more. 

Salmon bento from Sobo Japanese
Berry juice from Harvest Juice Bar

Providing hungry stomachs with a broad and exciting range of tempting cuisines from Mexican and Asian, through to modern Australian, The Lunch Room is the fashionable new home for Think Asia (Asian and Thai), Papadam (Indian cuisine), Nashi (Sandwiches), Rhumbas (Rolls), Edamama (Salad Bar), Salsaʼs (Tex Mex Grill), Sobo Japanese, Big Italiano, Harvest Juice Bar and Hudsons, a specialty coffee shop. Winner of the ʻGolden Bean Best Coffee Chain/Franchiseʼ, humble sandwich shop, Nashi is committed to providing both coffee and food at the highest level. 
Owner, Sam Nash, believes Collins Square represents the lunch venue of the future. “The Lunch Room is actually a beautiful architectural designed space and the perfect venue for Nashi” says Sam. 

Potato Dosa from Papadam

The Lunch Room is the first food venue within Walker Corporationʼs Collins Square, the new link between Melbourneʼs CBD and the Docklands. Collins Square encompasses 10,000 sqm of retail precinct that will create a vibrant and active heart for the Melbourne CBD to deliver every amenity and everyday essential to local workers and residents. The Collins Square site covers more than two hectares of land, will have up to 200,000 sqm of commercial space and holds 200m of prime Collins Street frontage. Collins Square retail will be opened in three stages, with The Lunch Room being the first to have launched. 
Stop by the Lunch Room for a re-fuelling pit stop!

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Collins Square.