Aussie Vegan Directory

Namaste, Travellers!

I've decided to pull together a scrolling list of places, events, shops, eateries and experiences where vegan options are available in Australia. Everything listed below has been visited, tried and tested by me personally, and provides you with a quick, all-encompassing go-to spot for those times you don't have time to read my blog posts or reviews. Some also stock gluten-free, while others don't I'm sticking to the vegan side of things for now.

As you know, I don't just focus purely on vegetarian and vegan places, as I'm one to support the vegan option wherever I travel as well. I think this is all part of travelling the vegan road - getting the word out there and creating a demand for a lifestyle that is growing by the day.

I've divided each section by country then by state if required. If you read 'CBD' this stands for Central Business District' (kinda like 'downtown' for Americans). If a spot closes or steers away from their vegan options, then that spot will be removed. Businesses do not pay to appear on this list.

To make things easy, I have coded every listing with:

  • V for Vegan
  • VG for Vegetarian with vegan options
  • O for Omnivore with vegan options

I welcome you to contact me if you discover any discrepancies in your vegan travels.

If we, as travellers, can be advocates for vegan as much as we can (physically, mentally, spiritually, financially) the sooner we can all live in a world where the word 'vegan' isn't frowned upon. This is the world I want to live in and travel throughout. I hope this is your wish, too.

Now, set forth and create your own vegan travel path!

Australian Capital Territory

Braddon: The Cruelty Free Shop for groceries, books, clothing, household items toiletries and Melbourne's annual Vegan Day Out event V

New South Wales including Sydney Suburbs

Chippendale: Doughnut Time for their vegan, gluten free blueberry jam doughnut called Blue Ivy (it's elusive so you're lucky if you find one!) O
Enmore: Sadhana Kitchen for breakfast, brunch, lunch, desserts and hot and cold drinks V
Glebe: The Cruelty Free Shop for groceries, books, clothing, household items toiletries and Melbourne's annual Vegan Day Out event V
Newtown: Bliss & Chips for 'fish' and chips, burgers, salads, desserts and drinks V
Newtown: Gelato Blue for gelato, cakes, coffee and drinks O
Newtown: Gigi Pizzeria for pizzas, desserts and hot and cold drinks V
Newtown: Golden Lotus for Vietnamese lunch, dinner and hot and cold drinks VG
St Peters: Suzy Spoons Vegetarian Butcher for breakfast, brunch, lunch, hot and cold drinks and vegan 'butcher' V

Queensland including Brisbane Suburbs

South Brisbane: The Cruelty Free Shop for groceries, books, clothing, household items toiletries and Melbourne's annual Vegan Day Out event V

South Australia including Adelaide Suburbs

Adelaide CBD: Le Souk at Adelaide Central Market for Algerian groceries, and picnic supplies such as hummus, falafel and Turkish Delight O
Adelaide CBD: Let Them Eat at Adelaide Central Market for breakfast, brunch, lunch, hot and cold drinks, smoothies and takeaway VG
Adelaide CBD: Two Bit Villains Soda Bar for sodas, sundaes, burgers, supper menu, hot and cold drinks and desserts VG
Adelaide CBD: Vegan Festival held annually across two days V
Adelaide CBD: Vego n Loven It for lunch, burgers and hot and cold drinks VG
Adelaide CBD: Zenhouse Vegetarian Teahouse for lunch, dinner, hot and cold drinks and tea VG
Evandale: Nagev for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dessert, cakes, coffee and hot and cold drinks V
Ferryden Park: Mai Kitchen for Vietnamese lunch, dinner, desserts and hot and cold drinks O
Goodwood: Everything Vegan for lunch, hot and cold drinks, coffee, desserts and groceries V
Hyde Park: Pollen 185 for breakfast, brunch, lunch, coffee and hot and cold drinks VG

Tasmania including Hobart Suburbs

Brighton: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary for wildlife rescues, tours, food and gifts VG
Hobart CBD: Straight Up Food and Coffee for breakfast, brunch, lunch, coffee and hot and cold drinks VG
Hobart CBD: Veg Bar for vegan meals, bowls, drinks, smoothies and desserts/cakes V

Victoria including Melbourne Suburbs

Abbotsford: Vegan Mini Market for vegan food creators around town and beyond V
Albert Park: Urban Projuice for breakfast, brunch, lunch, desserts, cakes and hot and cold drinks V
Ascot Vale: Mister Nice Guy's Bake Shop for savoury and sweet pastries, deli items, sandwiches, cakes, coffee and hot and cold drinks V
Ascot Vale: World Vegan Day at Melbourne Showgrounds (a massive vegan festival to celebrate World Vegan Day each year) V
Bacchus Marsh: Peace Love Vegan Cafe and Bacchus Marsh Natural Health for brunch, lunch, coffee, cakes and natural health supplies V
Bayswater: The Hatter & The Hare for gourmet vegan menu options, hot and cold drinks, and cakes/desserts cooked onsite in the patisserie kitchen O
Beaufort: Forest Haven B&B for an all-vegan and eco-friendly bed and breakfast V
Belgrave: Archie's Place for vegan options in gourmet gelato, vegan gluten-free waffle cones, waffles, shakes and smoothies O
Belgrave: Babaji's Kitchen for Indian street food with vegan options VG
Belgrave: Cameo Cinemas for movies, special events and vegan snacks O
Belgrave: Earthly Pleasures for breakfast, brunch, lunch, coffee and hot and cold drinks VG
Belgrave: Grunge Cafe for breakfast, brunch, lunch, cakes, coffee and hot and cold drinks O
Belgrave: Savvy Organic Pizza & Icecream for pizza and house-branded icecream and gelato O
Berwick: Mr Black Juicery for breakfast, lunch, dessert, cakes, coffee and hot and cold drinks V
Blackburn: Little Things for small-batch roasted coffee onsite, short order meals, drinks cakes and sweets with vegan options O
Blackburn North: Little Woodpecker for hot and cold drinks and vegan menu options for breakfast, brunch and lunch VG
Boronia: Mish Mash Design and Cafe for vegan gluten-free cakes, savoury meals such as vegetable pie and hot and cold drinks VG
Boronia: Two Cats Espresso Bar for short order lunches, coffees and sweet treats O
Boronia: Zagame's Hotel for their separate vegan menu including entrees, mains and desserts (with gluten-free options, too) O
Brunswick: The Cornish Arms for pub food, lunch, dinner, desserts and drinks O
Brunswick: Handsome Her for 100% all vegan brunch, lunch, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, desserts and sweet treats O
Brunswick: Moroccan Soup Bar for dinner banquets, takeaway, desserts and tea and coffee VG
Brunswick: We Love Life Festival held annually at CERES V
Brunswick East: Kumo Izakaya for Japanese dinner, desserts and hot and cold drinks O
Brunswick East: Tamil Feasts at CERES for dinner events with funds going back into the community to support Tamil asylum seekers VG
Brunswick East: The B.East for "burgers, booze and bands" burgers with vegan and gluten free options, beers, ciders, beverages and live music O
Brunswick East: Whole Lotta Love for drinks and nibbles V
Camberwell: Acai Brothers for superfood bowls, smoothies, juices, raw treats and hot and cold drinks VG
Camberwell: Red Robyn Cafe and Restaurant for breakfast, brunch, lunch, coffee and hot and cold drinks O
Carlton: Big Vegan Market at Melbourne's old exhibition building (the first market was held in May 2017; here's hoping for more! V
Carlton: Mantra Lounge for a rotating daily menu of vegan dishes and desserts for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus meditation nights VG
Carlton: Shakahari Vegetarian Restaurant for dinner, drinks and desserts (Melbourne's first vegetarian restaurant!) VG
Collingwood: The Fox Hotel for pub meals, drinks and rooftop bar O
Collingwood: The Horn African Restaurant for Ethiopian dinners and hot and cold drinks (gluten-free injera, too!) O
Collingwood: The People's Market for trash and treasure, stall food and drinks O
Collingwood: Shu Restaurant for dumpling banquet nights and hot and cold drinks O
Collingwood: Vegan Wares for shoes, boots, sneakers, sandals, other shoes, belts, guitar straps, wallets and bags V
Collingwood: Wholey Day Market for organic, gluten-free, vegan and wholefood vendors (check their Facebook page for future dates) V
Cowes: Island Wholefoods for breakfast, brunch, lunch, desserts, coffee and hot and cold drinks O
Croydon: Blackwork for vegan options for breakfast and lunch, vegan cakes and hot and cold drinks O
Croydon: Holy Basil Thai for lunch, dinner and hot and cold drinks (sister restaurant to Vanilla Orchid Thai Restaurant) VG
Croydon: Kofi Beans for breakfast, brunch, lunch, coffee and hot and cold drinks O
Croydon: Taco Bill for Mexican lunch, dinner and hot and cold drinks O
Croydon South: Eastfield Natural Foods for organic groceries O
Croydon South: Etiko for ethically produced and fair-trade vegan sneakers and footwear, t-shirts, hoodies and bags, underwear V
Croydon South: Knead It Pizza Bar for three vegan pizzas and gluten-free bases O
Croydon South: Soulpod Foods for short order breakfast, lunches, desserts, cakes, hot and cold drinks, smoothies and drinks with gluten-free options V
Dandenong: Gibe African Restaurant for Ethiopian lunch, dinner, coffee (plus coffee-making ceremony extra price) and hot and cold drinks O
Doncaster: Vegie Mum Vegetarian Restaurant for Chinese lunch and dinner VG
Dromana: Wombat Cafe & Store for all-vegan breakfast, brunch, lunch, cakes, hot and cold drinks, smoothies and groceries VG
Eltham: Second Home for breakfast, lunch and plant-based all vegan turmeric lattes O
Elphinstone: Bed & Broccoli for an all vegan bed and breakfast (Australia's first vegan B&B) V
Ferntree Gully: Chosen Bean Cafe for breakfast, brunch, lunch and hot and cold drinks O
Ferntree Gully: Mountain Gate Chinese Restaurant for vegetarian section of their menu with items that can be veganised O
Ferntree Gully: Waratah Organics for breakfast, brunch, lunch, cakes, coffee, hot and cold drinks and takeaway VG
Ferntree Gully: Wholefood Merchants for breakfast, brunch, lunch, salads, desserts and cakes, hot and cold drinks and groceries O
Fitzroy: Curry Smuggler for their dedicated separate menu of vegan Indian entrees, main meals and sides O
Fitzroy: Fina's Vegetarian Cafe for Vietnamese lucnh and dinner, cakes, hot and cold drinks VG
Fitzroy: Friends of the Earth Food Co-op and Cafe for lunch, hot and cold drinks and groceries O
Fitzroy: Gelato Messina for house-made gelato and coffee O
Fitzroy: Radhey Kitchen and Chai Bar for lunch, desserts, cakes and hot and cold drinks V
Fitzroy: Rue de Creperie for French savoury and sweet crepes and hot and cold drinks O
Fitzroy: Saba's Ethiopian Restaurant for Ethiopian platters, all-teff injera and hot and cold drinks O
Fitzroy: Smith & Daughters for brunch, lunch and dinner V
Fitzroy: Smith & Deli for deli-style lunchtime sandwiches and rolls, cakes, coffee and deli supplies V
Fitzroy: The Cruelty Free Shop for groceries, books, clothing, household items toiletries and Melbourne's annual Vegan Day Out event V
Fitzroy: Transformer Fitzroy for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and hot and cold drinks VG
Fitzroy: Union Hotel for pub food with vegan options, hot and cold drinks O
Fitzroy: Vegan Day Out which is a one-day exploration of vegan options on Brunswick Street (hosted by The Cruelty Free Shop - grab your map from there) V
Fitzroy: Yong Green Food for raw lunch, dinner, desserts and drinks V
Fitzroy North: Tramway Hotel for burgers and drinks O
Footscray: Krishna on Barkly for fully vegetarian and vegan Indian entrees, mains, sides and drinks VG
Footscray: The Reverence Hotel for Mexican-inspired pub food for lunch and dinner, beers, desserts and hot and cold drinks (live bands, too!) O
Forest Hill: Vegie Bowl Restaurant for Chinese lunch, dinner, banquets, desserts and hot and cold drinks VG
Geelong: Dolly's Sister Vegan Cafe & Bar and mobile van for their all-day menu, Sunday menu, salads, raw dishes, smoothies, hot and cold drinks, beers/ciders and wines V
Geelong: Lady Rawsome for vegan cakes and catering at markets and food events around Geelong (and Melbourne, too!) V
Gembrook: The Independent for its separate Argentinean vegan menu for lunch, dinner, hot and cold drinks, plus vegan nights planned throughout the year (note: Argentinean meat barbecues feature here, too) O
Glen Waverley: Mountain View Hotel for its annual Vegan Night featuring a 100% vegan menu of entrees, mains and drinks O
Hawthorn: Lido Cinemas for movies, special events and vegan snacks O
Hawthorn: Veggie on Board for Taiwanese food, entrees, main meals, hot and cold drinks, green tea and yum cha VG
Kallista: Kallista Tearooms for vegan gluten-free options on some of their menu items, hot and cold drinks and cakes O
Kaniva: Heartfelt for lunch and hot and cold drinks O
Kensington: The Abyssinian for Ethiopian dinners and hot and cold drinks O
Kew: V Series for breakfast, brunch, lunch, desserts, cakes, hot and cold drinks, dinner Friday and Saturday nights (used to be called A Caterpillar's Dream) VG
Kilsyth South: Suburban Wholefoods for short order lunches, hot and cold drinks, smoothies and desserts O
Lancefield: Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary for getting back to nature and animals through pre-booked tours V
Lilydale: Foods with Benefits for breakfast, brunch, lunch, coffee, hot and cold drinks VG
Lilydale: Round Bird Can't Fly for breakfast, brunch, lunch, coffee, hot and cold drinks and cakes O
Maidstone: One for the Crow for an all-vegan cafe/nursery/ food menu and hot and cold beverages (Note: dairy milk is sold here) V
Malvern: Street Organics for breakfast, brunch, lunch, special event dinners, high teas, hot and cold drinks, cakes and groceries V
Melbourne CBD: Crossways for vegan-friendly buffet cafeteria style lunches and dinners VG
Melbourne CBD: Gelateria Primavera for vegan flavours in gelato and sorbets O
Melbourne CBD: Gong De Lin for Chinese lunch, dinner, desserts and hot and cold drinks VG
Melbourne CBD: Gopal's Pure Vegetarian for Indian food in bain-marie style dining with vegan and gluten-free options VG
Melbourne CBD: RedPepper for Indian entrees and mains vegan options O
Melbourne CBD: The Organic Food & Wine Deli for vegan options in salads, pies, pastries, quiches, cakes and hot and cold drinks O
Melbourne: AVS Organic Foods for artisan cruelty free vegan and gluten-free products including cheeses, creams and dessert sauces V
Melbourne: D'lightful Fine Turkish Delight for Turkish Delight as vegan options at markets around town O
Melbourne: Good Freakin Food for plant-based lunchboxes, catering and food at markets and events around town V
Melbourne: Olivia's Baking for sweets, treats and cakes with vegan options at markets around town VG
Melbourne: Raw Integrity Chocolates for raw chocolate sweets and treats at markets and suppliers around town V
Melbourne: Ru's Veggie Kitchen for plant-based fusion food at markets around town V
Melbourne: Woking Amazing for Asian fusion inspired takeaway meals at markets and events around town V
Melbourne: YAY Foods for vegan comfort foods at markets and events around town V
Moonee Ponds: Olivia Spring Cafe for all vegan Vietnamese meals, hot and cold drinks and cakes V
Moorooduc: Conscious Cravings Co for artisan organic and raw main meals, sweets and treats, hot and cold drinks V
Mount Waverley: Sampoorna Vegetarian Surprise for full vegetarian Indian menu of entrees, mains and desserts with vegan and gluten free options VG
Northcote: Loving Hut Northcote for lunch, dinner, desserts, hot and cold drinks and cakes VG
Northcote: Shoku iku for raw lunch, dinner, desserts and 'hot' and cold drinks V
Pascoe Vale: Cafe 435 for Mediterranean inspired cafe dishes, hot and cold drinks and desserts V
Pascoe Vale South: Shop 225 Pizzeria for vegan options in pizzas, pasta, salads, desserts and hot and cold drinks O
Preston: La Panella Bakery for baked goods with vegan options and vegan banh mi O
Preston: The Food Truck Park which holds vegan and vegetarian food truck weekends regularly (not to be confused with the Northcote park!) O
Richmond: Gelato Messina for house-made gelato and coffee O
Richmond: Loving Hut for Asian lunch, dinner, desserts and hot and cold drinks VG
Richmond: Pana Chocolate for raw handmade chocolates and desserts V
Ringwood: Paco's Tacos for authentic Mexican street food with a separate vegan menu with gluten-free options O
Ringwood: Phoolwari Tandoori Indian Restaurant for dinner O
Southgate: La Camera for Italian lunch, dinner and hot and cold drinks O
South Melbourne: Shakahari too for dinner, desserts and hot and cold drinks VG
St Kilda: Fritz Gelato for vegan gelato flavours and hot and cold drinks O
St Kilda: Mr Natural for gourmet pizza VG
St Kilda: Sister of Soul for breakfast, brunch, lunch, coffee, hold and cold drinks, dessert VG
St Kilda: Trippy Taco for Mexican lunch, dinner and hot and cold drinks VG
St Kilda: Vegilicious for vegetarian and vegan lunches, dinners, desserts and hot and cold drinks VG
St Kilda: Veg Out Community Gardens for general wandering and admiring the community's communal edible gardens and local artwork VG
Templestowe: Power Plant for breakfast, brunch, lunch, desserts, coffee, hot and cold drinks VG
Upwey: Abitza Cafe for coffee, hot and cold drinks and some lunch items on request O
Wantirna: Medah Kitchen for vegan options for lunch and dinner including gluten-free options O
Wantirna: Oneworld Knox for their separate vegan menu of Asian food for lunch and dinner, and hot and cold drinks O
Wantirna: Paesano for a vegan section of an Italian menu, hot and cold drinks O
Warrandyte: Vanilla Orchid Thai Restaurant for lunch, dinner, dessert and hot and cold drinks (sister restaurant to Holy Basil) O
Warrandyte: Warrandyte Riverside Market for regular vendors that are vegan or with vegan options such as Von's Vegan Bakehouse and YAY Foods O
West Melbourne: Warung Agus for Balinese cuisine with vegan options O
Windsor: Grey Cells Green for an all-vegan bar and cafe with hot and cold drinks, alcoholic beverages and food V
Windsor: Gelato Messina for vegan options in house-made gelato and coffee O
Wonga Park: Kellybrook Winery for wines, ciders and its annual Kellybrook Cider Festival O
Yarra Valley: Home bakery Elena's Cakes and Sweets for gourmet vegan cupcakes, slices and birthday cakes made to order V
Yarra Valley: The Circle Dining for plant-based pop-up culinary experiences at various locations around the region V