The ultimate list of vegan food in Brisbane

Tracking down amazing vegan eats can be a huge pain, but never fear, Brisbane has you covered. From butternut pumpkin and sage spaghetti to Matcha Made in Heaven doughnuts, the city has vegan breakfasts, lunches, dinners and desserts galore. Here’s our ultimate list.

Breakfasts

Vegan Big Breakfast at Fundies Food Café

The organic supermarket and cafe in Paddington plates up a big vegan brekky overflowing with goodness. Fill up on sauteed mushrooms, oven-roasted tomato, wilted baby spinach, avocado, organic scrambled tofu and beans served with sourdough, and wash it down with a fresh juice or a vegan smoothie.

Black Sesame Waffle at Miss Bliss Wholefoods Kitchen

Miss Bliss knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, that’s why its entire menu is pure awesome. Drop into the wholefoods kitchen in West End and enjoy the house-made black sesame waffle vegan granola topped with matcha coconut yoghurt, peanut & black sesame crunch, yuzu pearls and lemon balm.

Vegan Waffles at The Treehouse Cafe & Bar 

Lost Boys Fortitude Valley

Sweet tooth kicking in early? You’ll want the waffles at Lost Boys Fortitude Valley. The waffles are served with grilled pear and crystallised ginger, coconut ice-cream and pistachio praline – like you needed any more convincing. Dig in!

Winters Garden Bowl at Suburban Café 

Vegans on a heath kick – meet the ultimate protein-packed breakfast at Suburban Café. Go green in West End with all the goodness of sweet potato, beetroot, cauliflower, greens and dukkah topped with pomegranate dressing. 

Breaky Bowl at Willow and Spoon

The simple-looking shopfront at Wilston’s Willow and Spoon Café is hiding a delicious seasonal brunch menu and seating out the back away from the hustle and bustle of Newmarket Rd. The vegan highlight is the breaky bowl filled with miso eggplant, ginger peas, mushroom and dashi broth and ramen noodles.

Big Breaky Smoothie at Kiss the Berry

Kiss the Berry

The purple berry superfood is about the best thing that happened to vegans since tofu. Get involved and indulge in the Big Breaky Smoothie at Kiss the Berry in the city and South Bank for organic acai with banana, coconut yogurt, coconut oil, oats, pea protein and almond mylk. 

Vegan jaffles at Satori Organics 

Jaffles for breakfast? Why the hell not. Satori at Sandgate caters for all dietary needs but its vegan selection is what's got us looking. Choose from a range of raw, vegan treats (including CocoWhip!) or sip on a coffee with almond milk or a flavoured house-made kombucha. Sunday and Wednesday are organic market days out the front of the shop.

Scrambled tofu at Sol Breads

Suffering from a dietary requirement? Sol Breads organic food now includes a range of options to suit your dietary needs. Although most of the menu is vegan for breakfast and lunch, a real crowd pleaser is the scrambled tofu with relish and greens on sourdough – add a vegan sausage to feed your inner carnivore. 

Lunch

Potato and Pea Fritters at Botero Brisbane

You can't go wrong with anything on the Botero lunchtime menu. We've tried and tested the vegan option and it's absolutely delish - potato and pea fritters with coconut tomato chutney, cauliflower, sprouted lentils and labneh. Your belly will thank you.

Vegan Nachos at Raw Juicery

Raw Juicery

Fulfil your Mexican craving at Raw Juicery in the City, Bulimba, Carindale and Chermside. In its vegan takeaway nachos you’ll find organic, gluten-free felafel chips, smashed avocado with lime and pink himalayan rock salt, house-made cashew cheese and vegan salsa. 

Pesto Mushroom Fettucine at The Green Edge

Like everything on the vegan-friendly menu at The Green Edge in Windsor, this lunch dish is made using local produce and is packed with flavour. Enjoy the pan fried mushrooms, house made pesto and garlic tossed in a light coconut cream sauce. 

Vegan Bagel at The Bagel Boys

Aptly named The Vegan, The Bagel Boys in the city fill a freshly baked vegan bagel with avocado, roast capsicum, tomato, pine nuts, red onion, lemon and rocket, with sweet tomato and chilli relish for your drooling pleasure.

Pizza at The Burrow

Sol Breads

Satisfy your Italian craving with vegan pizza on your visit to The Burrow in West End. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the vegan take on margharita, salami and cheese and wilted greens with braised beetroot. 

Burgers at MooFree Burgers

The hearty burgers at this North Lakes and Redbank Plains establishment contain no moos... in fact, they contain no animal products or sounds whatsoever. So you can chow down on a delicious burger like the hash and beet, guilt free.

Macro Bowl at Thr1ve

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City-goers can get a piece of the vegan action as they pass through Post Office Square between Adelaide and Queen Streets. Nothing but nutritious, the Buddha bowl will leave you feeling zen after munching down a delicious lunch of marinated tofu, superfood slaw, pickled red cabbage, red quinoa and brown rice with a ginger and soy dressing. Ommmmm nom nom.

Dinner

Vegetable roulade at Vintaged Bar and Grill

Go all out with a three-course meal at Brisbane City’s Hilton Hotel restaurant. On the dedicated vegan menu, start with the truffled white polenta and exotic mushrooms with crispy kale, follow with the standout grilled miso eggplant with macadamias, puffed rice, black garlic, lilly pilly for main, and finish with the rice pudding with mango and minted tapioca, toasted coconut and salted caramel pearls. 

Tofu steak at Vege Rama

The Vege Rama restaurant in West End serves up a mean steak, sans beef. Sink your teeth into tofu with tomato roasted vegetables on creamy corn polenta, and wash it down with a vegan cocktail.

Asian Street Food at Kwan Brothers

Kwan Brothers

We know that vegetarian and vegan is not the same thing, but to take the confusion out of it, Kwan Brothers in Fortitude Valley has made all its vegetarian dishes vegan! Dig into pineapple fried rice, crumbed mushrooms and wok-tossed morning glory or grab a late-night market snack of the tougarashi tofu bao with special vegan mayo.

Indian at It’s Mirchi

Got the hots for Indian?! You may well fall in love on your visit to It’s Mirchi in Paddington. Brisbane’s only healthy Indian restaurant has a generous vegan selection on its menu, from delicious daal to aloo everything and eggplant masala. They even do takeaway and home deliveries.

Literally everything on the menu at Netherworld

This Fortitude Valley arcade bar is taking the city's vegan offerings to the next level with its full vegan menu – yep, it's vegans first here, folks. The food is American diner-style with Japanese influence ie. loaded fries, kimchi pancakes and tanuki tofu burgers. #thereisagod

Degustation at Bacchus

Bacchus

All your vegan dreams will come true on your visit to Bacchus South Bank, when you indulge in a four course degustation. Expect the likes of a herb, fennel and blood orange risotto for main, followed by chocolate cake with strawberry and coconut sorbet and handmade petit fours for dessert.

Green curry at PawPaw Café

Continuing the theme of multiple-course meals, we suggest you drop in for three delicious courses at PawPaw Café in Woolloongabba, open Wednesday to Sunday nights. Start with the vegan spring rolls, indulge in a green curry with tofu and finish off with a Cocowhip sundae. Make it even easier and book the buddhist banquet – six delicious dishes all 

Mushroom carbonara at Loving Hut

Loving Hut

This 100 per cent vegan southside restaurant is a favourite with locals. Choose the fresh fungi carbonara for button mushrooms, crinkled zucchini sauteed in a creamy cashew sauce with fettuccine pasta, finished with fresh parsley. Buon appetito!

Bodi Tama at Kathmandu Newa Chhe'n

Experience the taste of the Himalayas on your visit to Kathmandu Newa Chhe’n with this spice-enriched main, an assortment of beans, potatoes and bamboo shoots cooked in a garlic, ginger, cumin and turmeric tomato gravy. Book to secure one of the low tables with cushions for the full Nepalese experience. 

Vegan Platter at Brisbane Brewing Co

Because cheese platters are out (obvs), Brisbane Brewing Co dishes up a full platter of herbivore goodness. We’re talking olives, mushrooms, house pickles, baby beets and corn cobettes with mouth-watering smoked tomato relish and baguettes. If you don’t like sharing, try the vegan mince Brewery chilli.

Strozzapreti at Otto

Choose from a vegan menu of entrees, mains and dessert at this modern Italian restaurant with Story Bridge views. Our pick goes to the short tube-shaped pasta with broccolini, semi dried tomatos and salsa verde. Bellissimo!

Desserts

Doughnuts at Doughnut Time

Doughnut Time

Brisbane-born Doughnut Time do-nut have anything against vegans, that’s Liam Hemsworthy, Pump up the Jam, Rose Before Bros and Long Live A$AP doughnuts are all made without animal products and available from most outlets. Get your herbivore hands on one today.

Dark chocolate rocky road at Noosa Chocolate Factory

Rocky road Noosa Chocolate Factory

All dark chocolate products at Noosa Chocolate Factory are vegan, but the rocky road definitely takes the cake. Stock up with a fresh batch of the soft marshmallow and strawberry jelly, covered in delicious dark chocolate made daily.

Chocolate NiceCream at Charlies Raw Squeeze

Vegan ice-cream topped with raw treats, yes please! Charlies Raw Squeeze’s healthy take on ice-cream is taking off among locals and it’s easy to see why. They've also got a range of vegan treats, acai bowls and lunch foods (like taco bowls) we can not resist.

Cinnayumm Scrolls at Veganyumm Dessert Bakehouse

Say hello to Brisbane’s all-vegan, all-yum bakery. The supplier of Charlies Raw Squeeze baked goods has gone solo with its first outlet in Everton Park serving up all its trademark treats including cinnayumm scrolls, veganyumm doughnuts and all the classics.

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