A GUIDE TO EATING VEGAN BY CUISINE
A question we get asked a lot! So here is a list we have curated (with the help of you guys)
Sydney is proudly a multicultural city that is made up of several different cuisines, so let’s embrace it!
Please note, this is not every single place you can eat but this is a list of places put together based on what we enjoy or have recommended.
We have written a bit more info on the venues that are SVG picks.
Bangkok Bites, Newtown/Bondi – Calling all satay lovers! You can’t go past their satay noodles (just ask without egg).
If you are all about big portions, fresh veggies at an affordable price… this is your jam!
Little Turtle, Enmore – 100% vegan restaurant that focuses on health conscious food. They offer a really authentic experience with an extensive menu. You will be overwhelmed with choice, flavour and quality of the dishes.
Oriental Healthy Redfern
Bad Hombres, Surry Hills – If you are all about authenticity, this is where you want to be! Hola Amigos, we are obsessed with Bad Hombres. Almost the entire menu is GF as well! It’s a fabulous place to enjoy some vegan wine,cocktails and hearty Mexican food. Take a group and order everything.
Emmas Snack Bar, Enmore – Some of the best food in Sydney. Hidden in the back streets of Newtown, this venue is small but nothing short of amazing. A perfect place to enjoy a Lebanese feast made up of share plates. 80% of the menu is vegan, so you really won’t leave hungry. Make sure you order the brussel sprouts.
Manoosh Pizza, Enmore/Marrickville – Takeaway pizza, but that little bit fancier (and better). Whatever you do, get the vegan pizza with a zaatar base (it will change your life). Theres plenty of sides to go with it as well!
Vegan Lebanese Street Food
Sunset Sabi, Manly – Slightly on the more fine dining side, but a delicious meal. A sushi bar, with juicy cocktails and a funky kitchen. A venue where you are encouraged to share amongst you and your friends. That way you can try it all!
Manmaru, Marrickville – We cannot speak more highly of this cafe if we tried. Owned by a lovely family that have put their heart and soul into their business. Plenty of vegan options to pick from as well. Don’t be shy to have a chat to the staff, we always enjoy learning the story and passion behind the finish product.
Sushi n Blue
Gigi’s, Newtown – We have travelled the world, but never have we found a place quite like this. If you know Sydney, you know Gigis. The place where everyone goes and happily lines up, just to get a bite of the best pizza in the world. Make sure you save room for dessert, it’s always worth it!
Borrusos, Northbridge/Crows Nest – We helped design this awesome plant based menu. With pizzas, pastas, entrees and desserts you will have to visit more than once. Our favourite thing is the tandoori cauliflower pizza! It is a MUST.
Mark and Vinnys, Surry Hills – We only recently discovered this hidden gem, tucked away in a small space in Surry Hills.Good news is, almost the entire menu is vegan or can be made vegan upon request. Honestly some of the best food Sydney has to offer. The zucchini flowers are to die for!
Salts Meats & Cheese
Otto Fine Dining
Mario Pizza and Pasta
Assembly Bar CBD
Bodhi, CBD – One of Sydney’s best! All vegan venue serving up yum cha, faux meat dishes and boutique wines all under the beautiful fig trees and hanging lanterns. Don’t ask questions, just make sure you add it to your list! Perfect place for a wedding, function or special occasion.
Chinese Noodle House, Haymarket – Cheap, greasy good Chinese food is what this place is all about. After all, could you want anything more? Their eggplant dumplings are almost too good to be true. Be warned, it gets packed out… but is totally worth the wait
Chinese Dumpling Master
Din Tai Fung
Momo Manly, Manly – Wholesome, hearty and just darn good food! They offer a range of poke bowls, you can even design your own too. It would be rude not to order some of their famous Momos when you are there as well!
Nikos Kitchen, Dulwich Hill – If you miss those hearty burgers, gyros and chicken wings… look no further. The owner has gone to all lengths to create some boss ass vegan options at super affordable prices as well. Head in after the beach for a feast!
Delhi ‘O’ Delhi
Eat Fuh, Marrickville, Chatswood, Darlinghurst – Okay okay, we are pho real when we say this has to take the cake! Despite it not being 100% vegan, their pho is incredibly authentic and hearty! The owners are passionate about creating more vegan food in the near future.
Vina Vegan, Newtown – In case you missed it, this place is 100% vegan. f you want to escape city life and teleport to Vietnam, head to Vina. The vibe reminds us of the country itself. Banh Xeo is a MUST order, don’t ask questions… it’s too good to not try.
Golden Lotus, Newtown – You may otherwise know this place with the “Veganism is Magic”sign. A popular destination for those that are into mock meats! Don’t worry they have us veggie lovers covered too. Duck pancakes will blow your mind, we reckon they can even trick omnis.
Green House Asian Salads
Great Aunty Three
Allans Cake Shop
Delish Juice Bar
An Nhien Cabramatta
World Vegan Cabramatta
Just Green Cabramatta
Loving hut Cabramtta
Simple Vegetarian Canley heights
Shenkin, Multiple Locations – You won’t have to travel far to get to a Shenkin! They are all over Sydney and we can totally see why. Their menu offers breakfast, lunch and dinner (we even helped design some of their recipes). The family owned and run business is constantly evolving and growing, catering to the vegan community has always been their priority).
Almond Bar, Kings Cross – Traditional Syrian food that will lift your taste buds to whole new levels! An intimate space that offers amazing service and recipes that have been passed down through generations. We could vote them the best falafel in Sydney (big call, we know).
Cafe Sydney – fine dining, vegan menu – Circular Quay
Alibi – A wonderful bar, kitchen and space to enjoy a plant based high tea – Woolloomooloo
Paperbark – voted one of the best vegan restaurants. in Australia, supporting native Aussie ingredients. All vegan – Waterloo
Yellow – fine dining, vegetarian with vegan options – Potts Point
Deep Groove – Nothing fancy, but good hearty eats and drinks – Newtown, King Street
We are pretty lucky to have all vegan yum Chas available in Sydney. Check these ones out
Hive Bar, Erskineville – Intimate pub food with fun af vibes! Treat Yoself to the insanely good menu at Hive Bar.
The owner has nailed the amount of vegan options, so much so you won’t know what to get. Plenty of vegan booze too.
The Hold, Manly – A place to take omnis and not even tell them. The food is so believable they won’t even miss meat. Oh and it’s probably important to mention they have mac n cheese rings… on burgers! Yes, you heard us. There is an entire vegan menu to indulge in!
Small Bar (Erskine St)
Green Lion (all vegan)
The temperance -Summer Hill
Peanut Butter Bar
Treat Dreams (order online)
Conscious Feast, Bondi – A passionate fellow foodie has opened up a delivery service, that is now open for dinner as well. Think wholesome, plant based bowls that are full of colour and health. You’ll feel incredibly nourished after consuming their food. Don’t worry, it doesn’t lack flavour either.
Buddha Bowl Cafe, Newtown – A cafe that deserves more recognition for their work. Ethical, sustainable and just genuinely good food. We admire the amount of passion the owners have for making the world a better place. We highly suggest getting the falafel waffles (YAS).
Pure Wholefoods Manly
The Heights Cafe
Bare Naked Bowls
The Copper Mill, Alexandria – Dam gurl, this is one of our favs! Homemade vegan mock meats, french toast, cookies, salads and plenty of other treats. Plus a cookie dough affogato (ahuh honey honey).
Shift Eatery, Surry Hills – When people tell us they have one day in Sydney, we say one thing and one thing only…SHIFT! Just go, experience Sydney’s best vegan deli. Killer sangas, salads and goodies to take home!
Vida Surf Shop
TREAT YOSELF FOOD:
Gathered Kitchen, Glebe – Known for their next level vegan sweets! Crossiants, pastries plus a heap of raw treats as well. All your sweet and savoury dreams come true at GK.
Nutie Doughnuts, Surry Hills/Balmain – Do NOT fear! These guys are here… and absolutely killing it. Now open in Surry Hills (even offering savoury options too). Couch potato has to be the greatest doughnut ever invented!
Treat Dreams -Order Online
Gigis Newtown (Dessert)
Naked Bakery – muffins, pastries ect
Gelato Blue – Newtown
Gelato Republic – Petersham
Indu, Wynyard – Escape to an underground dream dining experience. Experience traditional coastal village food in the heart of the CBD. Don’t worry, you will forget where you are in no time. The vegan options are hard to beat. Keep and eye out for monthly vegan nights as well.
12micron, Barangaroo – Taking food art to a whole new level. If you pay attention to the finer details, you will be blown away with presentation of the expert chefs. You will want to take photos (we cannot blame you). Combining flavours and textures in unique ways. We tried their vegan degustation and reckon its worth every single cent.
Lord Of the Fries
El Indio (South American)
What we do
Work with vegan and vegan friendly businesses to provide you with a guide on where to eat, shop, dine and experience vegan food in this city.
Check out our list our favourite places to eat on our blog.