Veganism is a movement sweeping the globe. With multiple health and environmental benefits, not to mention delicious carnivorous alternatives, it’s hard to find the negatives in the diet. With almost 10% of the world’s population opting for vegan and vegetarian meals, it’s about time the Auckland dining scene step it up a notch. So, here are 27 of the absolute best places to dine if you’re after a nutritious and delicious vegan meal.
Lord of the Fries
Vegan fast food in the heart of the heart of the city. Hamburgers, hot dogs, poutine, shakes, and nuggets–All plant-based!
Little Bird Kitchen
Raw, organic, and totally delicious is the motto at Ponsonby’s Little Bird cafe. Nachos, bagels, hotcakes, and so. Many. Cheesecakes.
Daily lunch and dinner specials including a multitude of raw salads, two hot-pots, and to-die-for raw slices and smoothies. Sign up to their email list for a very generous discount!
A delightfully airy cafe with a sun-soaked outdoor courtyard. Offering a mix of international vegan cuisine from kimchi bowls and banh xeo to crepes and fried upma.
A small authentic eatery on High Street, decorated with sunflower tiles. On the menu are all the classics–Vegan tom yum, pad Thai, and green curry.
Start-up food truck turned Grey Lynn permanent resident, Wise Boy Burgers are 100% vegan and 100% zero-waste, and 100% delicious.
Vegan cult favourite, Tart Bakery, serves up the tastiest vegan sweet and savoury treats in the game. Everything you’d find in an ordinary Kiwi bakery, and more!
Tucked down an unsuspecting driveway on New North Road, Mondays is the vegan comfort food dreams are made of. Banana bread, BBQ jackfruit sliders, and toastie(!) to name a few.
Good kai, good karma is the go at Gorilla Kitchen on Symonds. An entire breakfast menu, burgers, fresh salads, homemade pies, and some of the best damn cabinet treats you’ve ever seen.
The Raw Kitchen
A seasonal menu of locally sourced organic ingredients used to make salads, wraps, smoothies, and slices daily. A perfect healthy lunch on the run.
Finally, a Japanese joint that serves breakfast! And a vegan one at that too. Enjoy eggs Benedict, waffles, and a vegan breakfast in the heart of Takapuna.
A Grey Lynn gem beloved by vegans from near and far. Dear Jervois serves up your favourite brunch classics with a vegan twist!
The most beautifully dressed cafe in town! Odettes Eatery work hard to plate up some of the most delicate flavours, with plenty of vegan options so you can join in on the fun.
The Butcher's Son
A hard focus on making delicious tapas and burgers–All without harming the earth. The Butcher’s Son is the perfect date night vegan spot.
Experience authentic tastes of South East Asia at Satya, known for their chai lounge and multiple decadent restaurants. They’ve got an entire vegan and vegetarian menu for you to take your pick!
Food Truck Garage
Organically-sourced ingredients, served naturally fast. Try your hand at Food Truck Garage with their Epic Vegan burger and Regergize bowl with a side of agria and kumara chips!
The ultimate vegan middle eastern feast can we found at Petra Schwarma. The menu is almost entirely safe for vegans, from babaganoosh and falafel to pitas and mixed platters.
Whether it’s a celebration or just a case of cupcake-craving, Petal has all bases covered. Auckland’s best vegan cupcakes are available daily in raspberry, vanilla, and salted caramel.
Unmatched traditional Japanese lunch and dinner, with a healthy portion of vegan dishes on the menu. Tofu rolls, grilled vege nigiri, ramen, hot pots, and a cup of miso to wash it all down.
One of the city’s highest respected contemporary Japanese restaurants, Ebisu is the place to go for a top-notch dining experience. And with a vegetarian and vegan set menu, you can’t go wrong.
Bowl & Arrow
Fresh fruits and superfoods blended into thick smoothie, topped allll the best garnishings! Bowl & Arrow is perfect after a brisk walk around the Orakei Basin.
Healthy equals happy at Green Time! Get amongst their eatery menu full of classics, from sliders and nachos to pastas and noodles. Not to mention a mean green drinks list!
Decadent Thai food with a dedicated vegetarian and vegan menu. Try exciting new dishes such as Karaage tofu sesame garlic sauce, peanut satay with vegan chicken, and Pad Fok Tang made with stir fried pumpkin, shallots, and basil.
The Midnight Baker
The Midnight Baker is one of the most OG spots for vegans in Auckland. With every item on the menu completely free of animal products, you’re free to order to your heart’s content.
An upscale hotel restaurant with a certified vegan tick. It’s your pick of the menu with vegan takes on dishes such as baked pumpkin tempeh filo, spinach and broccoli pappardelle, and sticky date pudding. Hector’s even does a vegan cheeseboard!
One of the hottest sushi spots in town, with plenty of vegan goodness on the menu. Try their vegan ramen with a sesame seed paste and miso broth. Otherwise, opt for a donburi or udon noodle dish, and a few pieces of fresh sushi of-course.
Sick of having to fulfil your ice-cream needs with fruit gelatos or supermarket tubs? Head to Giapo who offer a wide range of vegan masterpieces, with flavours such as coconut chocolate cookie.