Victoria (Melbourne and Regional Victoria)
A Caterpillars Dream
Shop 4 / 26 Princess Street, Kew
Ph: 03 9939 6133
Open for breakfast and lunch. Options include pancakes, wraps and gourmet sandwiches, pasta, mock meat dishes and a great range of vegan sweets.
325 Johnston Street, Collingwood
Ph: 03 9534 7250
Vegetarian and vegan restaurant run by the owners of Monk Bodhi Dharma.
149 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill
Ph: 03 9489 2112
Indian vegetarian cuisine with vegan options. Be sure to specify vegan as a lot of dishes are served with yoghurt.
Aum Shanti Gallery & Vegetarian Cafe
439 Nepean Highway, Frankston
Ph: 03 9783 2899
Selection of organic vegetarian/vegan food from light breakfasts, lunch, snacks and desserts. Top picks are the vegan burger and home-made cakes. Everything under $10
Beangreen Vegetarian Cafe
Shop 804, Prahran Market, 163 Commercial Road, South Yarra
Ph: 03 9826 9483
Organic, wheat/gluten-free and vegan options, with a variety of influences from Africa, Mediterranean and Asian styles of food. Cheap prices.
(The) Bear Cafe
439 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Ph: 0414 507 635
All food is vegan. The only non-vegan item is cow's milk for coffees. Gluten free options available.
Bo De Trai Vegetarian Restaurant
94 Hopkins Street, Footscray
Ph: 03 9689 9909
Run by Buddhist monks, the food is Vietnamese style with quite a lot of mock meat dishes, made from either gluten, eggplant or soy. Everything is vegetarian but you will need to check if it's vegan. Very reasonably priced.
Crossways Food for Life
123 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Ph: 03 9650 2939
Hare Krishna restaurant with hearty, all you can eat vegetarian meals at lunch time. The food is traditional style Indian food - curries, rice and vegetable dishes (again double check what is vegan). Discounts apply for concession.
Crumbs Organic Bakehouse
16 Errol Street, North Melbourne
Ph: 03 9375 4777
Crumbs has a variety of bread loaves on offer including grain, olive, hightops and casalinga, and also sells doughnuts, cupcakes, brownies all made without the use of any animal products. Open Mon to Fri 6.30am-6pm and, Sat 8.30am-3pm.
Divine Realm Vegie Delight
Shop 10, 422 Little Collins Street (situated under the Cambridge International School in a mini food court in the CBD)
Ph: 0425 818 813
Asian style vegetarian take-away that also caters for vegans. Food is without onion, garlic, shallots, or chives. Well priced but cash only.
113 Queens Bridge Street, Southbank
Ph: 03 9686 9188
Chinese, vegetarian mock meat heaven with all the old favourites such as "lemon chicken", plum sauce "duck", "beef" in black bean sauce as well as delicious tofu based dishes such as the spicy Kung Po Tofu. There are also banquet options so you get to try a few dishes. Best to book ahead cause it gets pretty busy. Most dishes are vegan, just let the waiter know. Mains around $20.
Fina's Vegetarian Cafe
268 Victoria St, Richmond
Ph: 03 9428 6765
Authentic Vietnamese vegetarian and vegan cuisine.
Fo Guang Yuan
141 Queen Street (at /near Bourke Street), Melbourne
Ph: 03 9642 2388
Vegan friendly. Has a small menu, food is reasonably priced. Open Mon-Fri for lunch only.
Friends of the Earth Cafe
312 Smith Street, Collingwood
Ph: 03 9417 4382
Not for profit cafe that has 95% of the menu is vegan. Very cheap food such as pies, curries, risottos, and soups! All the staff are volunteers and all the money raised goes into charity.
499 North Road, Ormond
Ph: 03 9578 9566
International cuisine mostly Asian influenced. They serve hearty pieces of vegetables and tofu in a variety of pasta, rice and noodle dishes. Not all dishes are vegan. Their dim sims are a must try! They offer eat in with BYO and takeaway. Prices under $10.
358 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick
Ph: 03 9523 7824
This health store offers a number of vegan and some gluten free dishes as their small café or for takeaway. Dishes range from salads and wraps to lentil shepherds pie (which rocks and you can buy it in bulk to take home and put in the freezer for when you're feeling lazy). There are also some vegan baked items available, just check. The shop also sells some vegan products such as vegan cheese and cream. All dishes under $10.
Gong De Lin
Level 3, 264 Swanston St (in Chinatown), Melbourne
Ph: 03 9663 7878
Chinese vegetarian restaurant with mainly vegan dishes. Located above Noodle Kingdom, access is via lift. Open Mon-Sun 10am-10pm.
Gopal's Vegetarian Restaurant
139 Swanston Street, CBD
Ph: 03 9650 1578
Gopals is a buffet-style vegetarian restaurant also providing vegan dishes. It's a cafeteria style so you can pick what you want and it's quick, cheap and nice! They have meal options for example, a soup or rice or half half. The tofu steaks are also a winner.
Gujarati Rasoi (x 2)
628 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. Ph: 03 9818 3535
Also at: 432 Bridge Road, Richmond
Traditional Indian cuisine from the vegetarian state of Gujarat. It's quick and cheap with a lot of the usual Indian vego fair such as delicious curries, rice, breads, samosas and halva. Check that it's vegan before ordering.
Gujju's Cafe & Chaat House (x 2)
424 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East. Ph: 03 9818 4880
Shop 1, 141 Waverley Road, East Malvern
Ph: 03 9571 1188
Lots of vegan options here! Traditional range of Chaats (small dishes meant for sharing) from the Gujarat region of India which is known for spicy food. With over 40 varieties available, as well as Thalis and all you can eat vegetable curries, there is plenty to choose from. Some dishes contain yoghurt so just check before you order.
Il Gobbo *100% Vegan
305 Keilor Rd, Essendon
Ph: 03 9379 9540
Everything's vegan - hot dogs, burgers, burritos, nachos, lasagne, spaghetti, fries.
Invita Living Food
76 Therry St, Melbourne
03 9329 1267
Vegan friendly deli style take-away shop
Lakshmi Vilas Gourmet Indian Vegetarian Cafe
Shop 5, 31 Pulteney Street, Dandenong
Ph: 03 9793 7726
Lakshmi Vilas is home of the South Indian tiffin (Indian snacks), with the food being a delicious mix of South and North Indian vegetarian cooking. The website has a menu and there is various special combo meal offers and thalis combining rice with several curries, or masala dosa with iddli and vada. You will need to call beforehand and arrange a vegan meal though.
Las Vegan Bakery & Cafe *100% Vegan
22 Smith Street, Collingwood.
Ph: 03 9415 9001
100% all vegan, no need to check menus! The servings are generous and delicious. Favourites include burgers, chilli, calzones, rice balls, noodles and their hot chips are the best in town. If you're there when they have rawvioli on special then it's definitely worth trying. They also now offer breakfast specials such as scrambled tofu and tempacon, plus a range of cakes, muffins and Mr Nice Guy Cupcakes. Very reasonably priced.
Lentil As Anything (x 4)
Abbotsford Convent - 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford. Ph: 03 9419 6444
233 Barkly Street, Footscray. Ph: 03 9689 9784
41 Blessington Street, St Kilda. Ph: 03 9534 5833
288 High Street, Preston.
Global, organic vegetarian and vegan food based on a 'pay as you feel' philosophy. You serve yourself from bain maries. Dishes include curries, stir fries and pasta. Dishes are labelled if they are vegetarian or vegan.
Little Deer Tracks
45 O'Hea Street, Coburg
Ph: 03 9354 3449
Vegetarian/vegan cafe serving up breakfast and lunch options ranging from typical breakfast options to a good selection of pasta and salads.
Lord of the Fries (x 7)
383 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Shop 5, Flinders Street Station, CBD. Ph: 0423 067 175
Melbourne Central, Cnr LaTrobe & Swanston Streets (Knox Lane), CBD. Ph: 0423 067 175
Shop 9A, 26 Elizabeth Street (Cnr Flinders Street), Melbourne. Ph: 0423 067 175
Chadstone Shopping Centre (near cinemas), 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone. Ph: 0423 067 175
55 Swanston st, Melbourne (Corner of Flinders Lane). Ph: 0423 067 175
170 Chapel Street, Windsor
If you a really feeling like a great big delicious burger and chips then this place is for you. Stacks of different sauces for the fries and onion rings (check with ones are vegan), a couple of tasty burgers and mini burgers (the spicy burger with jalapenos is great!) There is even vegan cheese for the burgers if you ask for it. They also do "nuggets" and vegan cookies to top it all off. Prices are $3 - $9.
Loving Hut Richmond *100% Vegan
Shop 10, 242 Victoria Street, Richmond
Ph: 03 9427 8916
Loving Hut is an immensely popular international chain of Vegan restaurants, created to cater for a growing international trend into the healthy, eco-friendly, compassionate vegan lifestyle. Locations are operated independently across the world. Richmond's Loving Hut menu includes international dishes from Thailand, India, Malaysia, Italy, China as well as modern fusion cuisine with tofu or mock meats such as gyoza (dumplings), laksa, curries, stir fries as well as fresh salads. The vegan cheesecake is also a standout. Prices range from $4 - $15.
Loving Hut Northcote *100% Vegan
377-379 High Street, Northcote
Ph: 03 9077 1335
Loving Hut in Northcote offers a mixture of western and asian vegan cuisine.
367 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Ph: 03 9415 6099
Vegan cafe offering an international cuisine. Open 7 days, lunch from Midday to 4pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Dinner from 5pm to 10pm 7 days.
Mamaroots Vegan Vegetarian Cafe
599 High St, Northcote
Ph: 9481 5558
Open 7 nights from 5.30pm and lunch Saturday & Sunday from 11.30 am
Melbourne University Food Co-op
1st Floor, Union House, Melbourne University, Parkville
Ph: 03 9347 8716
Strapped for cash? The co-op has lots of cheap, tasty mostly vegan food. Good lunch options such as pies and other savoury treats. Diners are asked to bring their own containers to minimize waste. Prices range between $2 to $6 and there is also the option of buying healthy food in bulk such as baking ingredients, lentils and tofu.
Merry Cupcakes *100% Vegan
261 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Open: Mon: 11am -5pm, Wed-Thu: 11am - 6pm, Fri-Sat: 11am - 9pm, Sun: 11am-5pm
Ph: 03 9416 3991
Mister Nice Guy Bakery *100% Vegan
1. Stall 98 Prahran Market, 163 Commercial Road, South Yarra
Open: Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat: 9am - 5pm
2. 151 Union Rd, Ascot Vale
Open: Tues to Fri: 9am - 6pm Sat: 8am - 6pm + Sun: 8am - 4pm
Ph: 0424 422 878
Monk Bodhi Dharma
Rear, 202 Carlisle Street (down the alleyway), Balaclava
Ph: 03 9534 7250
This small restaurant offers many vegan (and organic) options and has a great range of coffees. The menu ranges from baguettes, to French toast to spicy stews. They also offer some vegan muffins and cakes. Occasionally they offer a breakfast degustation menu, check website for details. Prices between $1 - $9.
Moroccan Soup Bar
183 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North
Ph: 03 9482 4240
Vegetarian restaurant that serves Egyptian/North African cuisine (you will have to let your waiter know that you require vegan dishes as they can be quite dairy heavy). No written menu so the waiter will let you know what's on offer - the banquets are great value which is usually dips with bread, followed by the main and a dessert with coffee. Prices average from around $10 for mains or $18 for the banquets.
Mr Natural Vegetarian PIzza
223 Barkly Street, St Kilda Ph: 9534 2542
469 Brunswick Street, Firzroy Ph: 9481 7775
Pizza bases are made with organic wholemeal flour with a gluten free option. Pizzas range from Classic and Gourmet to 'Massive'. All pizzas can be made vegan. There are daily specials and delivery is possible. Pizzas start from $11.50.
371 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North,
Ph: 03 9489 4420
Vegetarian/vegan menu offering a variety of salads, soups, curries, tofu dishes and desserts in the bain-marie (vegan options are clearly marked). Prices to suit any budget as you pick your plate size (between $8 - $14).
Nostralis Wholemeal Pizza
55 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield.
Ph: 03 9528 4961
Healthy pizzas made with wholemeal bases and mostly organic veggies. There's a great range of pizzas to choose from and you can ask for vegan cheese! Pizzas around $15.
Level 1, 28 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
277 Collins St (Cnr Swanston St & Collins St), Melbourne
Ph: 03 9663 0062
Great for those on a budget - all you can eat home-made Indian vegetarian food for $6.50 with vegan options.
Pana Chocolate *100% Vegan
491 Church Street, Richmond
Ph: 1300 717 488
Vegan chocolate! RAW . ORGANIC . HANDMADE. Chocolate made in Australia, from natural ingredients & nothing else added.
*NEW* Radhey Kitchen and Chai Bar
336 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Ph: 03 9077 8858
Vegetarian cafe with plenty of vegan options also offering gluten free and raw options.
Realfoods (RMIT University Student Union cafe) *100% Vegan
RMIT University City Campus Food Court, Building 8, Level 4, 360 Swanston Street, CBD
Ph: 03 9925 9791
Heaps of options for the cash strapped student, plenty of organic vegan snacks and hot meals as well as some raw vegan options.
REN Dao Vegetarian Asian Cuisine
275 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick
Ph: 03 9523 0150
Most of the menu is vegan with plenty of mock meat dishes. Open for lunch and dinner everyday except Sunday.
Sampoorna Vegetarian Surprise
11 Essex Rd, mt Waverley
Ph: 03 9807 0607
Indian restaurant with Northern Indian vegetarian cuisine. Vegan options available. Very reasonably priced meals.
Shakahari Vegetarian Restaurant
201-203 Faraday Street, Carlton
Ph: 03 9347 3848
Shakahari is the oldest vegetarian restaurant in Melbourne with dishes influenced by Japanese, Chines and Thai cuisine. Their 'Avocado Magic' signature starter is a must try! Most dishes are under $20 and vegans are well catered for with several gluten free options too.
Shakahari Too Vegetarian Restaurant
225 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne
Ph: 03 9682 2207
The second of the two Shakahari restaurants has vegan and several gluten free options and is child-friendly too.
120 High Street, Northcote
Ph: 0403 569 019
Cafe and shop - organic, raw, macrobiotic, superfood, superherb, vegan - open 11am to 4pm Wed - Sun.
Sister of Soul
73 Acland Street, St Kilda
Ph: 03 9593 8550
Vegetarian restaurant with a large array of vegan meals.
Smith & Daughters *100% Vegan
175 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Ph: 03 9939 3293
All vegan, amazing latin-inspired food brought to you by Melbourne's award-winning chef, Shannon Martinez.
Tofu Shop International
78 Bridge Road, Richmond
Ph: 03 9429 6204
Every once in awhile there is a meal so delicious it stays with you for years. I found one at the Tofu Shop, the most delicious tofu dishes I've ever eaten. The tofu factory is downstairs and this handmade tofu is not only served in the small cafe on street level but distributed around Melbourne. Choose from a wide array of dishes in the bain maree and the size serving you want. Vegan dishes are marked and you can buy bulk tofu to take home. Everything under $20 and take aways.
234 Gertrude Street, Collingwood
Ph: 03 9415 7711
Delicious vegan Mexican food with all the old favourites such as tacos, burritos, quesadilla and a traditional Mexican breakfast (all day). Prices range between $6.50 - $14.
331 Racecourse Road, Flemington 3031
Ph: 03 9376 7140
Veggie burgers, wraps, Asian meals and a large raw food ensemble all very reasonably priced.
Vege2go Vegitalian Take-Away Food Store
452 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
Ph: 03 9384 6200
Italian vegetarian take away shop with dishes such as vegetable lasagna, eggplant parmigana, veg casserole, risottos, stuffed capsicum, arancini, foccacias, soups, salads and desserts. Prices are lovely and cheap and everything is under $10.
Veg Out Time
Shop 8, 63a Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
Ph: 03 9534 0077
Mainly vegan, take-away food with a Singaporean, Malaysian, Thai, Indian and Chinese theme. Check what's in dishes as there have been rumours of gelatine being used. Nothing over $12.
159 St Georges Road, Northcote
Ph: 03 9489 2120
Don't let the late seventies Chinese Restaurant decor put you off this place, the food is to die for. The banquet, at $28, is a little pricey but worth every single cent. A completely unique dining experience - kind of like Taiwanese Tapas. The food is about 99% vegan with only one dish on the menu having cheese on top, but you can request this dish to be vegan. The owner is very friendly and will take the time to explain what you are eating and the health benefits of each dish. In this way, dinner becomes a cultural experience as you learn about Taiwanese belief systems around food. They also cater for gluten free.
The Vegie Bar
378-380 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Ph: 03 9417 6935
Somewhat of an institution in Melbourne - heaps of vegan options in a more party atmosphere. Prices range from $2 - $15 and the specials board always have some tasty new stir fry's or burgers.
984 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
Ph: 03 9898 2287
Vegie Hut uses gluten, soya bean, mushroom and yam to create every mock meat dish in every combination imaginable. Caters well for vegans but you will need to mention it before you order, prices are great and most dishes are under $20.
27 Village Avenue, Doncaster
Ph: 03 9816 3222
Features: Chinese and Malaysian cuisine; mock meats made from gluten, soya etc. Most savoury dishes are vegan except for the honey chicken and those dishes that contain egg; all dishes are free of onion, garlic, chives etc;
White Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant
185 Victoria Street, West Melbourne
Ph: 03 9326 6040
Everything at White Lotus is vegan and you won't be disappointed! They specialise in mock meats so it's a good place to help new vegans make the transition. The roast 'duck' and lemon 'chicken' are a must. White Lotus has been my family's favorite place to eat for fifteen years. You'll enjoy a really tasty dinner in a casual and relaxed dining room. White Lotus is also a long standing supporter of ALV and our work to help animals. Take-away available. Everything under $20.
Wild Yam Healthfoods & Cafe
499 Main Street, Mordialloc
Ph: 03 9587 0749
Not just a cafe but also a health food shop as well specialises in vegan ice creams, pies, cheeses and meat alternatives. There is a lunch menu with the usual options and lots of vegan sweets to chose from.
1st floor, Union Building, Monash University, Clayton Campus, Wellington Road, Clayton.
Ph: 03 9905 4156
Mostly vegan, rotating menu changes daily with pastas, soups, salads and desserts. Great for poor students as everything is dirt cheap.
Yong Green Food
421 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Ph: 03 9417 3338
Yong Green Food is a funky little establishment serving a delicious array of Korean inspired dishes. Most of the dishes are vegan, however there are some drinks and desserts which are not, i.e. may contain honey or yoghurt. There is a great raw menu but it's generally hard to go past the cooked dished. The Pho being one of the best in town, not only because it's vegan (i.e. doesn't use animal based stock) but also because it's delicious. Other favourites are the Dragon Bowl which has Kimichi flavoured faux beef with salad, rice and a selection of delectable little pickled things. The smoothies are to die for and the raw "cheese"cakes are delicious. But if you can't fit in a whole piece of cheesecake after your main course, the green tea ganache is a delightful little surprise for dessert. The atmosphere is welcoming and the staff are really sweet making this place a favourite of vegans and non-vegans alike. The prices range from $3 - $15.
Bruschetta Bar and Other Kind Food
Mobile food van in the Geelong & Melbourne region
Ph: 0439 094 379
Mostly vegan fare!
Chat for Tea Vegetarian Tea Garden
25 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat
Ph: 03 5331 3898
Japanese inspired food and tea house (with over 50 flavours of tea available). Everything under $20.
Ganesh Delights Vegetarian Takeaway
5 Bridge Road, Barwon Heads
Ph: 03 5254 2711
Totally vegetarian and vegan menu with a range of curries, dahls, homemade pies, chai, lassies, vegie burgers, samosas etc
Hepburn Retreat Centre (At Continental Guest House)
9 Lone Pine Avenue, Hepburn Springs
Ph: 03 5348 2005
Gourmet vegan banquet served every Saturday night from 7pm. Seasonal and sometimes local and/or organic and veganic produce s usually used. Booking essential, banquet $25.
Himalaya Bakery & Cafe
73 Vincent Street, Daylesford
Ph: 03 5348 1267
Stacks of food to chose from including vegan breakfast fry ups with mock bacon or tofu scramble. Lots of lunch options such as pies, antipasto platters, calzones, salads and other sweet treats.
Sunflower Organics and Wholefoods Store
1 Knox Street, Daylesford
Ph: 0011 53 48 3637
At Sunflower Organics, we aim to make fabulous tasting food and stock products that promote our good health and vitality, sustain our beautiful earth and honour our earth's animals.
Raw on Rye
2347 Pt Nepean Rd, Rye
Ph: 0418 940 653
Raw food cafe and tea house catering for gluten free, dairy free, vegan.
2 Baylie Place, Geelong
Ph: 03 5221 5421
The menu at Wholefoods changes all the time, depending what's fresh and in season, some of the menu can include: healthy vego soups, laksas, gourmet sandwiches, salads, dips and breads, cakes and cookies and fresh juices.
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