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Walk into Footscray for a tasty, affordable and healthy meal

VU Healthy Eats is a new program for Victoria University students and staff.

It aims to raise awareness of healthier food options, encourage walking and socialisation, and provides an opportunity to engage with the Footscray café precinct as part of Footscray University Town and VU Sport's Active Living Program.

Six cafés are part of VU Healthy Eats, each offering at least one healthy meal designed specifically for VU students and staff. The meals have been approved by a dietician to meet criteria including low fat, no added sugar or salt, use of wholegrains, and fruit and vegetables.

All you need to do is:

  1. Walk into Footscray to one of the businesses offering the VU Healthy Eats deal
  2. Show your student or staff ID
  3. Enjoy a healthy meal for $10!

Meal options

The Creators Lounge

116a Hopkins St, Footscray
13 minutes walk from Footscray Park
8 minutes walk from Footscray Nicholson

  • Haloumi and beetroot salad
  • Falafel and pumpkin salad.

Please note: The Creators Lounge is not wheelchair accessible

Huxtaburger

1/32 Leeds St, Footscray
12 minutes walk from Footscray Park
8 minutes walk from Footscray Nicholson

  • Burger in a bowl
    A stripped back version of the Britney burger featuring salad and grilled chicken.

Konjo Cafe

89 Irving St, Footscray
15 minutes walk from Footscray Park
4 minutes walk from Footscray Nicholson

  • Vegan combo
    A combination of 5 Ethiopian dishes served with injera bread
  • Half/Half breakfast
    Broad beans, eggs, tomato and spices served with injera bread.

Small Graces

57 Byron St, Footscray
11 minutes walk from Footscray Park
8 minutes walk from Footscray Nicholson

  • Salad of the day, with seasonal produce.

Thien An Restaurant

32 Irving Street, Footscray
15 minutes walk from Footscray Park
5 minutes walks from Footscray Nicholson

  • Pork and prawn rice paper rolls
  • Vegetarian drop rice noodle soup
  • Lemongrass chicken with steamed rice.

Los Pollos

230 Nicholson Street, Footscray
15 minute walk from Footscray Park
1 minute walk from Footscray Nicholson

  • Chicken or vegetable burrito with beans, lettuce, salsa and cheese
    Served with a side of regular house made tortilla chips

Take a map with you and explore Footscray!

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