Here at Dish Cult, we're firm believers that everyone should be able to have top-quality dining experiences, no matter their dietary preferences or requirements.
We don't want you to have to settle for another bowl of fries with tomato sauce or a Frankenstein-pieced-together-side-dishes meal when you're dining out and spending your hard-earned money. To combat all the dining out vegan problems, we've pieced together your ultimate guide of where to eat at any time of the day in Auckland.
Keep this saved to refer to in a pinch, or work your way through the whole thing to discover new favourites and seasonal dishes. If you have any suggestions of great spots to add, feel free to get in touch. We're always updating our guides with the latest information!
Little Bird Kitchen - Ponsonby
Top Picks: Golden Porridge with turmeric, chia, and goji. Kumara orange hotcakes with grilled banana and maple syrup. Waffles Benedict with portobello mushrooms and cashew hollandaise.
Gorilla Kitchen - Eden Terrace
Top Picks: Banoffee pancakes topped with banana, salted caramel, and chocolate. Corn fritters with coconut bacon and avocado. Lemon meringue french toast with Little Island’s coconut ice cream.
Cafe Mimosa - Takapuna
Top Picks: Mimosa big breakfast with spicy tofu, tempeh bacon, and Midnight Baker bread. Turmeric ginger waffles with vegan orange custard. Shakshuka with olives and sourdough.
Dear Jervois - Herne Bay
Top Picks: Acai bowl with goji berries, banana, cruesli, and seasonal fruits. Tacos with refried beans and grilled eggplant. The vegan burger with a charcoal bun.
Lord Of The Fries - Auckland CBD + Karangahape Road
Top Picks: Spicy “beef” burger with tabasco tomato sauce and chilli mayo. Mixed munch box with chick'n nuggets, golden fries, and onion rings. Peanut butter vegan shake.
Revive - Auckland CBD
Top Picks: Revive is always a surprise! Daily special hot pots from tom yum to Cambodian curry. Peanut butter and jelly Frooze balls. Salad bar with fresh ingredients and new weekly flavours.
Big Sur - Grey Lynn
Top Picks: Crepes au cacao with cocoa coconut chia mousse and maple syrup. Big Baba roasted chermoula eggplant over baba ghanoush and dukkha with bulgar salad and labneh. Vegan sausage roll.
The Raw Kitchen - City Works Depot
Top Picks: The Raw Kitchen works on a seasonal menu, but expect to find goodies such as cacao muesli, peanut butter hemp protein bars, and zoodles with tahini and rosemary paprika meatballs.
The Butcher’s Son - Herne Bay
Top Picks: Crispy char siu-style pork BBQ bao buns. Mozzarella sticks with basil chilli sauce. The award-winning Apple peach and passion pie served with coconut Nice cream.
Vondel – Devonport
Top Picks: Vondel's menu is seasonal, but expect gems such as Crispy jackfruit tacos with chilli black beans and Asian slaw. Filet O Vegan Fish with vegan cheese, pickles, and tartare. Mushroom and walnut pate with warm sourdough.
Wise Boys - Grey Lynn + Food Truck Roaming
Top Picks: The Kiwi burger with a beetroot and blackbean patty and all the dressings. The Crispy Fried Chick burger with tangy slaw and sriracha mayo. Kumara wedges with aioli, tomato, or BBQ sauce.
Food Truck Garage - City Works Depot
Top Picks: Superfood wrap in a hemp-infused wrap with their famous 'redergize' miso dressing. Vegetarian nut mince tacos with pico de gallo. Burnt broccoli in garlic confit and red wine vinegar.
Satya - Ponsonby + Mt Eden + Sandringham
Top Picks: Channa Masala (chickpeas in cumin, onion, tomato, and spices). Green bean coconut curry with crunchy lentils. Jeera Aloo panfried potatoes with turmeric, cumin, herbs, and spices.
Petra Shawarma - Kingsland
Top Picks: Fatoosh (Fresh cucumber, tomato, and capsicum with fried pita and pomegranate dressing). Falafel Saj wrap with eggplant, hummus, and pickles. Fatat Hummus with fresh bread, tahini sauce, and chilli dressing. Baklava with walnuts, almonds, and pistachios.
Ebisu - Britomart
Top Picks: Vegetable tempura with dipping broth. Teriyaki tofu with black miso jam and white truffle oil. Vegetable roll with beetroot salad, avocado, tomato, and cucumber. Strawberry shochu sorbet with blueberry compote.
Khu Khu - Ponsonby
Top Picks: Kumara spring rolls with sweet carrot sauce. Scallop drunken noodles packed with veggies and vegan scallops.
Tart Bakery - Grey Lynn
Top Picks: Coconut cream and jam donuts. Pan au chocolates. Blueberry, apricot, and raspberry danishes.
Bowl And Arrow - Orakei + Parnell
Top Picks: The Sun Warrior bowl with passionfruit, pineapple, and mango. The Sweetie Pie bowl with blueberries, banana, peanut butter, and 100% pure maple syrup. The Six Pack bowl with pineapple, mint, spinach, banana, and avocado.
Petal Cupcakes - New Market + Glenfield
Top Picks: Petal’s vegan cupcakes come in raspberry, salted caramel, and vanilla.