New to the city but still want to dine like a seasoned local? Then having a bit of know-how on the best vegan restaurants in Melbourne is just what you need. It can mean the difference between the sorry compromise of a drab, dressing-free salad and a delicious, teriyaki-infused tofu extravaganza, after all.
So that you don’t have to miss out on getting to know this veritable vegan haven, we’ve put together our pick of the very best vegan restaurants in town:
IN THE CITY
Water Drop Tea House at Fo Guan Art Gallery
A peaceful escape from the city with an impressively vast menu, including some great vegan appetisers like Steamed Crystal Dumplings and Crispy Sweet Potato.
Peachy loves: The Cumquat Tea and the Crispy Taro & Sweet Potato Rolls.
ON THE SOUTH SIDE
Monk Bodhi Dharma
A speciality coffee house with a great selection of healing, homemade vegan goodness.
Peachy loves: The Zucchini Hotcakes or Hungry Jimbo
Sister of Soul
A contemporary space in the heart of St Kilda to satisfy all of your raw/ vegan/ gluten free/ no garlic or onion needs.
Peachy loves: The Massaman Curry
Helping ‘the earth survive so that you can thrive’. Check out the colourful menu and vibrant green matcha burger bun at this special vegan spot.
Peachy loves: The Vegan Eggs with Mushroom Bacon, Corn Fritters, Almond Feta, and Spiced Avo Guac and The Charcoal Chai (important note: you often have to wait one hour!)
A heavenly selection of vegan and vegetarian soul food, catering to Melbourne foodies for the past eight years!
Peachy loves: the Burnt Butter and Sage Gnocchi or Okonomiyaki Pancakes
The More The Better
A fusion Korean-American restaurant in Melbourne with tasty vegan options.
Peachy loves: The Glass Noodles with Teriyaki Tofu plus the White Snow Cocktail
ON THE NORTH SIDE
Truly one of the best vegan restaurants in Melbourne. Here you will find modern Asian dishes cooked with fine-dining finesse and the option to sit in their beautiful courtyard.
Peachy loves: Menu changes often but past favourites have included such delights as Nori Hemp Parcels and delicious Egyptian Flatbread served with Black Turtle Bean and Yellow Split Pea Dip.
Smith & Daughters
A vegan bar with a fun rock and roll vibe.
Peachy loves: The Picante Panquetes and Breakfast Burrito
This vegan restaurant is based in Fitzroy, Melbourne and offers a fresh array of vegan treats and feel-good biodynamic snacks.
Peachy loves: Nachos and any of their fab Non-Milk Smoothies.