Aimee O'Keefe
17 Best Vegan Restaurants in Sydney | Man of Many
Gigi Pizzeria has gathered a cult following since it turned vegan in 2015, and it’s no secret why. For authentic Italian pizza, without the cheese, Gigi’s knows what’s up. If you’re heading to the Newtown store for an evening slice, be prepared as the line usually swings right around the corner.
1. Gigi Pizzeria
Alibi is one of the best vegan restaurants in Sydney, with a boutique touch. The bar and restaurant is perched gracefully along Sydney’s stunning Woolloomooloo wharf and is ideal for when you’re feeling a little bit fancy. They have it all, from bottomless sparkling for $75, an indulgent high tea menu and an eight-course tasting menu for dinner. You’ll leave feeling short a few pennies, but it’s worth it!
2. Alibi
Yellow in Potts Point is Sydney’s first plant-based fine-dining restaurant, and it has the ambience to match. The restaurant offers up a five- and seven-course set vegan menu, paired with a thoughtful collection of wines. Be prepared, the dishes here go far beyond your classic meat-free favourites.
3. Yellow
For the perfect takeaway mid-commute or on your lunch break, Flyover is the answer when you’re looking for some healthy takeaway. Everything is vegan and gluten-free friendly. Make sure to try their famous fritters, which are made with seasonal produce meaning there is a new concoction of vegetable fritters on offer every week! Pair with a salad and an authentic Indian chai.
4. Flyover Fritterie and Chai Bar
A vegan hot spot that has it all – delicious burgers, an incredible location and live music. The best thing about Mary’s is that every meat-based burger has a vegan twin – so carnivores and herbivores can gather and eat harmoniously! One of the best greasy burger joints in all of Sydney, come for a late-night feed or a post-work pick me up.
5. Mary’s Circular Quay
A staple in the Sydney vegan community, Golden Lotus has every Asian-inspired plant-based dish you could dream of. Located in vegan-friendly Newtown, this spot is cheap and always packed to the brim. With plenty to choose from, you can play it safe with a veggie curry or tofu pad thai, or there are plenty of options for those who prefer mock meat.
6. Golden Lotus
This combined bakery and sushi spot nestled along Newtown’s vibrant King Street is fully vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free. The specialities include fluffy rice bread, ‘sourdoughnuts’ born from organic brown rice and the tasty vegan sushi. The team at Comeco Foods make an extra effort to ensure their ingredients are allergy and additive-free.
7. Comeco Foods
Mexican food is a go-to for the vegans and vegetarians among us, and Bad Hombres knows how to cook up a delicious vegan feast. The cauliflower tortillas and jackfruit tacos are a must!
8. Bad Hombres
A prime location in Walsh Bay, featuring local produce and delicious cocktails, the Gantry is one of our favourite vegan restaurants in Sydney. Each dish is completely vegan and handcrafted, with a strong focus on presentation, you’ll be fooled into thinking it should be left untouched! However, once you bite into one of Gantry’s unique dishes you will be savouring every last bite.
9. The Gantry
Mark + Vinny’s will have your vegan spaghetti cravings covered, with a spritz on the side. Everything here is bright and gimmicky, serving up a bright-blue pasta and a dark black charcoal cocktail, which is just one of the 50 plus cocktails on the menu. Half the menu is meat-based while the other half is vegan, perfect for everyone.
10. Mark + Vinny’s
Eden is a plant-based oasis in the heart of Bondi. The pizzas are some of our favourite in Sydney, made in house with a fluffy base and ‘cheesy’ toppings. The restaurant is sprawling and covered in greenery, with a fairy-lit garden courtyard for you to enjoy. If you’re looking to try a range of new flavours and textures in a stellar setting, Eden in Bondi is our pick.
11. Eden
Little Turtle is the result of owner Vinita’s love of Thai and vegan food. Inspired by various trips around Thailand, Little Turtle hopes to serve up fresh and healthy Thai dishes for everyone to enjoy. A cosy vintage interior and a friendly atmosphere along with delicious fresh food are what makes Little Turtle our go-to vegan Thai restaurant in Sydney.
12. Little Turtle
OTTO Ristorante is one of the best Italian vegan restaurants in Sydney, offering a meat, vegan and vegetarian tasting menu. Located on the infamous Woolloomooloo wharf, plenty of A-Listers visit Otto’s when they’re in town, and for good reason. A visit here is incomplete without trying their take on the classic vego risotto- an aged acquerello risotto with peas, broad beans and stracciatella- Bueno!
13. OTTO Ristorante
A quirky spot serving vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free meal options and craft beers. Alongside great vegan feeds, Yulli’s loves to showcase all sorts of local and international talent including live art, spoken word, amateur film nights and live music. The san choy bow with tofu, fresh herbs, bamboo, peanuts fried shallots and bean sprouts is a must-have!
14. Yulli’s
You don’t need beef for the perfect cheeseburger, and you can taste it for yourself at Sydney’s first entirely plant-based burger joint. Starting up in Randwick and now spotted across various locations in the harbourside city, Soul Burger has every type of burger you could imagine. The fast-food style of the restaurant also means it’s quick and cheap!
15. Soul Burger
Shift Eatery is Sydney’s first vegan deli, serving up ‘tasty-af cruelty-free food’. The team at Shift have a strong philosophy that the future is vegan and pride themselves in providing every vegan alternative under the sun in their Surry Hills store and online shop. There is a café on-site, so catch up for a healthy brunch and get your groceries done at the same time!
16. Shift Eatery
One of the best vegan restaurants in Sydney if you’re up towards the Northern Beaches, The Hold is a trendy bar with an additional vegan menu. Our menu favourites include the Mississippi Steamer burger with pork rib, pickle, fennel, mint, rocket and slaw which can be made vegan. The mood lighting and a cosy interior make this place the perfect date spot.
17. The Hold
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