Don't worry, you don't have to give up going out when you turn vegan! Vegan/vegetarian restaurants are springing up more and more nowadays, and many other restaurants are adding vegan options to their menu. We have provided you a state by state list of veggie restaurants below. If your favourite vegan eatery isn't on the list, please email us and let us know! vegan[at]alv.org.au
Click your state for a list of restaurants:
For restaurants worldwide see: www.vegguide.org and www.happycow.net
Top picks in non-vegan restaurants:
Rice paper rolls, vegetarian dim sims or spring rolls, stir fries or curries with vegetable and tofu. Check whether they use fish sauce or shrimp paste in their dishes.
Antipasto such as olives, sun dried tomatoes and artichokes. Tomato and vegetable based pasta (hold the cheese), pizza with plenty of vegetables and no cheese, garlic bread.
Poppadums, samosas, vegetable bhajis, vegetable or chickpea curries, dahl, byriani, rice and roti. Check whether they use ghee (clarified butter) in any of their dishes.
Bread and dips such as hummus, baba ghanoush and tapenade, bruschetta, pasta, baked potato, chips, stir fries.
Vegetable/avocado nori rolls (ask them to hold the mayonnaise), vegetable tempura, agedashi tofu, seaweed salad.
Leave a Calling Card!
If you do visit a cafe or restaurant and have trouble finding something to eat, then why not leave them one of our handy little restaurants cards asking for vegan options to be added to the menu. Contact us if you would like some of these to keep in your wallet for such occasions! Email: vegan[at]alv.org.au