Seasoned vegans or vegetarian lovers will love visiting Brisbane, Australia. Even those inexperienced with plant-based food and looking to follow a healthier lifestyle but are unsure where to start will find loads of vegan and vegetarian places to eat in Brisbane. These are the top 10 vegan and vegetarian places to eat in Brisbane.
Heading South of Brisbane? Stop at the 100% vegan international chain restaurant Loving Hut (GoogleMaps) for generously-sized dishes such as spaghetti Bolognese filled with soy mince faux meat. If you’re on a budget visit after 5 PM on Tuesday for a ten percent discount on all meals, snacks, and drinks (except for public holidays). This vegan Brisbane gem of a restaurant has been awarded the “five-stars Excellent Performer” rating as part of the Eat Safe Brisbane Food Safety Rating Scheme by the Brisbane City Council.
The casual vegan burger and ice cream restaurant Grassfed (GoogleMaps) is on Brisbane City’s most interesting streets that’s got something for everyone — Fish Lane. Pop into this cozy spot for an affordable fix of vegan fast food. The Jr Burger contains the spicy grass fed special sauce and the most delicious buffalo cauliflower with crispy fries. Top off your lunch or dinner with deliciously flavored ice creams such as cookie wookie, caramelo pretzo, and more.
Many of the unique decorations in this beautiful vegan and vegetarian cafe are heart-shaped which echoes the sentiment that everything in this shop is made with love. Delicious and unique bites on the Satori Organics (GoogleMaps) menu include vegan jaffles, toasted Turkish pide, and falafel wrap all at incredibly affordable prices. Splurge and enjoy some CocoWhip after your meal. The vegan, gluten, and dairy-free coconut ice cream can be savored guilt free. The shelves of the cafe are filled with great gift ideas for letting someone you love know you’re thinking of them.
EAT STREET NORTHSHORE
It’s finders eaters at this magical venue of various upcycled containers and food stalls that each offer unique dishes — many of which are vegan and vegetarian-friendly. Part of the fun is exploring the maze-like and Instagram-worthy food haven. To find vegan and vegetarian options, download the dietary guide from the Eat Street Northshore (GoogleMaps) website. Some of the delicious dishes you can try here include vegan pad Thai at Khao Sarn Thai, burrito bowls at Las Catrinas, margarita pizza at Pizza 4007, and vegetarian spinach and three cheese pies at South American Grill. Enjoy a vibrant atmosphere as live bands play underneath hundreds of fairy lights and neon signs.
Escape into a world of neon lights and fantasy when you visit Netherworld (GoogleMaps), a unique bar, arcade, and diner in Fortitude Valley. All of the affordable options on the menu are vegan. Fascinating artwork that all play a role in creating this otherworldly setting includes details of octopuses, skulls, and monstrous creatures. The mimic mac and cheese is delicious. After indulging in yummy vegan eats at this Brisbane vegan eatery head over to the play area with classic arcade games from the past such as Super Mario, Track and Field, and a brilliant collection of pinball machines. Netherworld is the place to eat vegan food and play in Brisbane.
GREENHOUSE CANTEEN AND BAR
Head to the vegan Greenhouse Canteen and Bar (GoogleMaps) in South Brisbane and order a young coconut, cracked and served fresh. As you sip away on the naturally sweet treat pursue the fantastic vegan food options on the menu such as cauliflower wings, deep-fried fondue, nut mince taco, and more. Book one of the cute cubicles for two in the venue for a romantic setting.
PINGAN VEGGIE TIME
Experience the best Thai vegan food in Brisbane at PingAn Veggie Time (GoogleMaps). This lovely little restaurant currently offers takeaway only. The flavorsome food is extra good due to inexpensive prices. Take your taste buds to heaven when you dare to try one of the many drinks that are unique to PingAn Veggie Time such as magical drink which contains butterfly pea flower which turns color of the elixir from blue to purple when you add lemon.
TARO’S RAMEN & CAFE
The most delicious vegan ramen in Brisbane is at Taro’s Ramen & Cafe (GoogleMaps). The menu includes many vegan and vegetarian-friendly dishes such as the veg dry noodles, veg cheese gyoza, and lotus root chips. Meals are served in beautiful decorative bowls and plates which are mostly from Japan. When visiting the Japanese cafe choose to eat and drink at the bar, in a booth, or at dining tables.
The vegan and vegetarian restaurant September 18 (Google Maps) is situated just outside of central Brisbane and offers up a unique take on traditional Malaysian meals. The laksa, satay, and roti canai contain no meat or dairy products. These vegan dishes are so tasty that they’re a hit with omnivores too. Quench your thirst during Brisbane’s hot weather conditions with fresh pressed juices. The dessert menu is full of delicious treats such as the mouth-watering sago Malacca dessert of tapioca and coconut milk topped with juicy litchis, a perfect combination for an unforgettable taste!
THE GREEN EDGE
No visit to Brisbane would be complete without a taste of what’s on offer at the city’s largest 100% vegan cafe and grocery store — The Green Edge (GoogleMaps). While many restaurants in Brisbane have limited amounts of vegan meals to choose from, there’s no shortage of options when eating at The Green Edge. Follow up your tasty meal with one of the many delicious desserts such as the Oreo cakenut — the perfect blend of a donut and a piece of cake.
There you have it! The top 10 vegan and vegetarian places to eat in Brisbane. Now you’re all set now to eat your way through some of the best restaurants, bars, and cafes from Brisbane’s vegan and vegetarian scene.
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Michelle du Toit is the hopeless romantic travel blogger behind Romantic Explorers. Being entrepreneurs, Michelle, and her husband work long hours but are mindful of taking time out as needed to nurture their marriage. They do this by exploring locally or traveling globally together and hope to inspire others to do the same. Follow them on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.