Viva las vegans: New vegan grocery opens in Preston

The closure in December of Brunswick's Radical Grocery - for years, Melbourne's lone vegan grocer - has been offset by the opening of a new cruelty-free and organic produce store. Mother-daughter team Beri Lord and Pearl Sadto launched Mad Cowgirls Vegan Grocery in Preston's Excelsior building before Christmas. "A store like this has been a dream of mine for at least 10 years," says Lord, a long-time vegan. They sell a variety of vegan-friendly mock meats and cheeses, as well as ethically produced cereals, canned goods and personal care items.

Shop 2, 93 High Street, Preston, 9943 9184