Places to Take Your Friends Who Aren’t Vegan

Melbourne's top five

The Melbourne vegan food scene is flourishing right now. Cafes are serving up vegan options that are just as good as all the originals on their menu. It’s easier than ever to eat out with friends and even impress them by showing them some groovy new places with epic vegan options. Here are our top five places to take your friends who aren’t vegan:

Rice Paper Scissors, CBD and Fitzroy
Pick up your scissors and get down to Rice Paper Scissors for some well-loved Asian street food. Their menu caters to all tastes and accommodates nearly all dietary requirements. There are no rules at this funky joint, apart from sitting back, having fun, and sharing lots of good food. Oh, and you are only allowed to eat with your hands!

Green Acre Pizza, Brunswick
Want to steal a pizza your friend’s heart? Take them for some sustainable pizzas and cocktails at Green Acre Pizza. They’ve got so many mouth-watering options, with more vegan cheeses than you can count on one hand. We’ve got our eyes on the vegan pepperoni or the classic vegan Margherita. Fire up the group chat and head there now!

Shop 225, Pascoe Vale
Some say shop til you drop, we say EAT til you’re beat! Shop 225 is the home of authentic Italian pasta and wood fired pizza. They were the first GF pizza accredited in OZ and also specialise in vegan offerings. You better believe they have so many vegan substitutes, you won’t feel like your options are limited for even a second. This pizza (and killer dessert) has us coming back for more and more!

The Cornish Arms, Brunswick
Want to know where to find Melbourne’s best vegan pub meals? The Cornish Arms is what you’re looking for. This place is so much more than your average pub. They’ve got dedicated vegan food and snacks menus to go alongside their classic pub menu so everyone will find something to love. There’s also a beer garden and rooftop bar to kick on at afterward where you can order any of the 12 all vegan craft beer taps. What’s not to love?

Lucy Liu, CBD
What do you get when you cross Asian share plates and a buzzy street food environment? Lucy Liu of course! This Asian eatery is the perfect place to catch up with your vegan and non-vegan friends. They’ve got so many buns, dumplings, bites, and larger plates to please everyone’s tastes. Why not even go for gold by ordering their Let Lucy Choose tasting menu, for which there’s a dedicated vegan option. The more food, the merrier, right?