Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Melbourne


Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Melbourne

Melbourne is a food lover’s paradise, it has the most cafes and restaurants per capita in the world. There are no shortages of places to eat and there are enough options to last a lifetime. It is easy to see why in 2015 Melbourne was voted the most live-able city in the world. I have created my list of my favourite Vegetarian restaurants in Melbourne. Happy Dining!

Vegie Bar

Vegie Bar is hands down one of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne and every time I visit this city, I make sure I dine here. The Vegie Bar menu is obviously vegetarian with vegan, raw food and gluten free options available. Some of the mains include pizzas, burritos, burgers, salads, stir fries, nachos and raw pad thai. The flourless chocolate cake and raw berry cheesecake are beyond amazing. The prices are affordable and the portion sizes are large. I would recommend Vegie Bar as a great option for the health conscious and the hungry. 380 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Victoria

Smith and Daughters

Smith and Daughters is a vegetarian and vegan restaurant on Fitzroy’s Brunswick Street. The food and drinks are delicious, the vibe is good and the service is 10/10. The menu has meat and dairy options such as the paella and chorizo tacos but the meat is replaced by a vegan counterpart. Some of the mains include calamari salad, gourmet hot dog, southern fried chicken burger, fried chicken and waffles. The desserts include pumpkin pie, peanut butter cheesecake and hot jam doughnuts which are Spanish doughnuts filled with quince jam. It costs around $80 for dinner for two with really generous portion sizes. 11 Moor Street, Fitzroy, Victoria

Sister of Soul

Sister of Soul is a vegetarian and vegan restaurant in the heart of St Kilda. The dishes are a mixture of Thai, Indian and Mexican. Some of the mains include chorizo blue corn tacos, plant based burger, rawsagna and pho. They have an incredible brunch menu, some of my favourites include shakshuka, pea and haloumi fritters and crumpets. A meal that everyone needs to try is the buckwheat pancakes that are topped with vegan hazelnut gelato and salted caramel sauce and caramelised apple. The menu is broad and there is something for everyone. 73 Acland St, St Kilda, Victoria

Shakahari Too

Shakahari Too is a pan Asian vegetarian restaurant situated in South Melbourne, and is the sister restaurant to Shakahari in Carlton which is also vegetarian. I would encourage you to share the meals here as there are too many choices to pick from. My favourite is the quinoa croquette, which is mixed with quinoa, green bean, carrot and chilli sauce – it’s one of the most popular dishes on the menu and is very tasty. The restaurant boasts a big dessert menu with dishes such as raw avocado chocolate cheesecake, steamed black pudding and cha cha maqui which is a dessert of diced sweet potato, pumpkin cooked in coconut milk and maqui powder and sweetened with palm sugar. The flavours are fantastic, the presentation is gorgeous and the service is top notch. 225 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne

Trippy Taco

Trippy Taco is a Mexican style street food restaurant that started off as a music festival food stall. The menu has the most amazing tacos, quesadillas and nachos at a really affordable price. If you are dining here I would highly recommend the mixed burrito, churros with Nutella dipping sauce and trippy fries. There are many gluten free and vegan options available and the portion sizes are generous. They also offer Mexican beers, sangria and cocktails. Trippy Taco is always busy so there can sometimes be a wait for a table, on the upside the food comes out quick so the table turnover is swift. 234 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

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