Ultimate Guide

Everywhere To Eat Vegan In Auckland

By Grace Noles
Vegan tacos on a serving plate

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

18 Commerce Street, Auckland CBD + 179-189 Karangahape Road, Auckland CBD

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

Corner Summer Street and Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

Raw, organic, and totally delicious is the motto at Ponsonby’s Little Bird cafe. Nachos, bagels, hotcakes, and so. Many. Cheesecakes.


Vegan Hotpots
24 Wyndham Street, Auckland CBD
Salad from Revive Cafe

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!

Big Sur

432 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn

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.

Sunflower Thai

6/50 High Street, Auckland CBD

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.

Wise Boys

604 Great North Road, Grey Lynn
Vegan Beetroot Burger from Wise Boys

Start-up food truck turned Grey Lynn permanent resident, Wise Boy Burgers are 100% vegan and 100% zero-waste, and 100% delicious.

Tart Bakery

555 Great North Road + 183 Karangahape Road

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!

Mondays Wholefoods

503 New North Road, Kingsland
Peppermint and Chocolate Dots from Mondays

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.

Gorilla Kitchen

159 Symonds Street, Eden Terrace

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

90 Wellesley Street West, Auckland CBD
Choc-orange and Hazlenut Slice from 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.

Cafe Mimosa

460 Lake Road, Takapuna

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.

Dear Jervois

234 Jervois Road, Herne Bay
Mermaid Bowl from Dear Jervois

A Grey Lynn gem beloved by vegans from near and far. Dear Jervois serves up your favourite brunch classics with a vegan twist!

Odettes Eatery

Modern New Zealand
90 Wellesley Street West, Auckland CBD

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

Modern New Zealand
204 Jervois Road, Herne Bay
Green Bowl with soba noodles from 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.


Multiple Locations

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

Modern New Zealand
1/90 Wellesley Street West, Auckland CBD + Ponsonby Central, Ponsonby Road
Redergize Salad from 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!

Petra Shawarma

Middle Eastern
482 New North Road, Kingsland

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.

Petal Cupcakes

8 Teed Street, Newmarket
Salted Caramel Cupcakes available vegan from Petal Cupcakes

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.


158 Jervois Road, Herne Bay

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.


116-118 Quay Street, Auckland CBD

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

228 Orakei Road, Remuera + Westfield Newmarket, Newmarket
The Rio Deal from 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.

Green Time

Modern New Zealand
28 Fort Street, Auckland CBD

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!

Chu Thai

244 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

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

218 Dominion Road, Mount Eden
Sweet Kumara Waffles from 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.

Hector's Restaurant

Modern New Zealand
35 Hobson Street, Auckland CBD

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!


Multiple Locations
Teriyaki Tofu Yakisoba from &Sushi

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.


12 Gore Street, Auckland CBD

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.

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