Vegan & Vegetarian Food in Melbourne
Melbourne is a pretty amazing city for vegan food. There is a huge array of options to suit everybody's tastebuds, with more and more choices arising all the time.
You can find amazing vegan-friendly restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, bakeries, raw food stores, ice-cream stores, donut shops, creperies, pizza joints, health food stores, food trucks and the list goes on!
Here is a list of just some of our favourite places.
A few of our favourites..
Crumbs Organic Bakehouse : Sweet + savoury baked goods. Delicious pizza slices & berry danishes // Ascot Vale
Mister Nice Guys : Cupcakes, cakes, doughnuts, savoury baked goods & crazy milkshakes. 100% vegan // Ascot Vale
Fatto a Mano : Range of vegan pizza slices, filled rolls, pastries & cakes // Fitzroy
La Panella : Very reasonably priced sweet + savoury items, including croissants, doughnuts, slices, pies & sausage rolls. // Preston
V Series : Has a large selection of pretty little cupcakes. It is also a vegetarian cafe/restaurant. // Kew
Admiral Cheng-Ho : Vegetarian // Abbotsford
Matcha Mylkbar: Very 'instagramable', from the vegan poached 'eggs', to the green matcha pancakes and blue algae lattes. // St Kilda
Monk Bodhi Dharma : Vegetarian // Balaclava
Particle : A MUST visit. Possibly the best vegan cafe in Melbourne. They have 9 different plantmylks to select for your coffee or smoothie (including housemade almond, cashew, brazil nut, hazelnut & macadamia), the food is amazing and the owners are such lovely, dedicated people // Avondale Heights (worth trekking to)
Serotonin Dealer : Vegetarian. This eatery is on a mission to educate diners on living a happy lifestyle. The brunch items, raw desserts & drinks are yummy, but are a little pricey. // Burnley
V Series : Great for brunch (we love their tofu benedict) and lunch (they even have bento boxes). On Fri + Sat nights they also serve dinner // Kew
Vegie Bar : An all-vegetarian, Melbourne classic that's over 20 years old. The menu here is huge, so there is always something for everyone. //Fitzroy
Vegilicious : This restaurant also caters at many festivals, and we love their healthy, flavoursome food! // St Kilda
Sabas Ethiopian : Plenty of vegan options and super friendly staff // Fitzroy
Sister of Soul : Vegetarian. Yummy food and located right by the beach // St Kilda
Shakahari : Vegetarian. Great for special occasions // Carlton & South Melbourne
Smith & Daughters : This vegan restaurant is well known for a reason. Expect hearty food that's full of flavour. // Fitzroy
Transformer : Vegetarian. Great for special occasions. Run by the same owners as Vegie Bar // Fitzroy
Red Sparrow : An entirely plant-based pizzeria, making delicious authentic wood-fired pizzas // Collingwood
For a Casual Meal
The Organic Food & Wine Deli [TOFWD] : Organic, wholesome food store right by Flinders Station. Our favourites are their healthy pies, bakes, burgers and salads. Also have a great range of vegan desserts. // Degraves Street, CBD.
Radhey Chai Bar : Great for food that's healthy, comforting, fast and affordable. All vegan. Also a great selection of chai and herbal teas. // Fitzroy
Tahina Bar : Healthy, delicious Israeli food. The falafel here are seriously good, as is the shakshuka (make it vegan by swapping the eggs for grilled eggplant). Another great thing about Tahini is that you can enjoy free pita, hummus & pickles while waiting for your order. // Northcote + Fitzroy
Mantra Lounge : a hare krishna cafe, located right near Melbourne University. A great place for a fast, healthy & affordable meal. // Carlton
Spud Bar : A baked potato chain with several vegan topping options. // Locations all around Melbourne
Rue de Creperie : a creperie with a substantial vegan menu (including both sweet + savoury crepes. // Fitzroy
For Raw Food (Savoury + Sweet)
Raw Trader : Huge range of raw, vegan, gluten-free & refined-sugar free desserts // CBD.
Pana Chocolate : Chocolate unlike anything else. You can now buy their bars all over the world, but their flagship store also holds a cafe offering drinks, chocolates and other raw desserts // Richmond
Yong Green Food : This favourite restaurant of ours offers several raw dishes, including macadamia-based pizza, chia nachos and several desserts // Fitzroy
Cocomama's : All-raw + vegan cafe. Serves items like walnut 'meat' tacos, creamy kelp noodles and rainbow salads, as well as smoothie bowls, juices and desserts // Elsternwick
Simple Seed : Serves entirely plant-based, wholesome foods. Includes salads, smoothie bowls and incredible desserts // South Yarra
Combi : Range of raw savouries + sweets, including pizza, zucchini pasta, cheesecakes & smoothie bowls // Elwood
Sister of Soul : Offers items like raw lasagne, salads, breakfast bowls and some desserts // St Kilda
Serotonin Dealer : Large range of raw desserts // Burnley
Ice Cream +
Girls & Boys : A 100% vegan dessert bar, with super yummy gelato, soft-serve, smoothies, cakes, croissants & other desserts. // Fitzroy
Gojé : Plant-based, artisan-made, organic & refined sugar-free frozen desserts - all made from scratch. No wonder this place is so popular! // Yarraville
Gelato Messina : Large range of vegan sorbets, including dark chocolate // Several locations
Vegan Style: a women’s + men’s fashion boutique that sells vegan shoes, handbags, accessories & skincare products. Not only is everything vegan, but it is also made ethically and is environmentally conscious. Their shoes are made mainly in Europe (Portugal, Spain, Italy, the UK) and in Brazil. // Fitzroy
Vegan Wares: another vegan shoe store. They also make some of their shoes themselves. Vegan Wares specialises in practical, comfortable shoes. // Collingwood
The Cruelty Free Shop: an all vegan supermarket, selling mainly packaged food, as well as household and beauty products. They also have a small range of fashion items. // Fitzroy