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.

Green Breakfast minus poached eggs at Miss Jones

Picturesque to a pastel tee and with quality vegan options and coffee to follow, Miss Jones is certainly bringing an edge of competition to the vegan breakfast scene. Feast on the green breakfast with spinach, broccolini, kale, tri coloured quinoa, roast pumpkin and haloumi (obviously minus the poached eggs). 

Savoury loaded bun at Nutri Hitt 

Packing flavour with quality, Nutri Hitt is Australia's largest raw and baked healthy cake manufacturer but also serves a mean breakfast at the cafe in Hamilton. Opt for the savoury loaded bun filled with chickpea mayo 'tuna' served on a rice and pumpkin roll with sundried tomatoes, avo, capsicum, fresh rockets, greens and tomato chutney.

Brioche French Toast at Grown 

Offering an entirely plant-based menu and primarily utilising local produce grown within 400km of Brisbane, carnivores will not oppose to making a dietary switch, especially when the brioche french toast is this good. 

Vegan eggless omelette 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 mushrooms, cauli florets, red onion, smoked cherry tomatoes, vegan cheese, nooch and spiced coconut yogurt. 

Avocado on Sourdough at Felix For Goodness

Throw avocado, kale furikake, corn & red pepper miso salsa, kraut and chilli oil onto a piece of sourdough and what does this give you? The Felix For Goodness version of avocado on toast. 

Vegan 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 all plant highlight is the vegan bowl filled with pumpkin, sweet potato, creamed asparagus, pearl barley, grapes, green leaves and carrot & turmeric kraut.

Buckwheat bircher 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 buckwheat bircher with cayenne poached pineapple, coconut yogurt, passiongfruit gel and mandarin sherbet. 

Big brekky 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 brekky 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. 

Acai blue bowl at Nodo

Another must-try acai bowl is the acai blue bowl from Nodo that combines wild blue spirulina, banana, kombucha, acai dust, nodo granola, spring fruits and whipped coconut. 

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

Botero house bowl at Botero

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 - black rice with pineapple chilli tofu, edamame, sesame sprouts, radish and red cabbage (plus add an onion bhaji for something extra). Your belly will thank you.

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 curries at Govinda's

Govinda’s Pure Vegetarian is, as you may have guessed, a vegetarian restaurant, however they also do some epic vegan options. Grab a vegan curry with fragrant jasmine rice and a vegan cheesecake for dessert  to really satisfy your belly. 

Bubble & Squeak Burger at Little Clive 

There's nothing little about the bubble & squeak burger at Little Clive. Wrap your hands around a milk bun packed with a potato and pea patty, avocado, spinach and herb spread.

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 cheese,wilted greens and braised beetroot pizza. 

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.

Naughty fries at Whiskey Business 

It's all whiskey business in Capalaba, especially when naughty fries line the menu. Load up your fries with the Spanish combination of tomato and chilli salsa, roasted capsicum, shallots, vegan cheddar and sour cream. 

ABC Burger at Brewski

Well-known for their meat-filled burgers, Brewski have a separate menu with four plant-based options. Choose from a beefless burger, vegan cheeseburger or pulled jackfruit burger to happily munch alongside carnivorous friends, but our pick would be the ABC burger with avocado, fake bacon, vegan chedder and a plant-based 'chicken' pattie all rounded off with cashew aioli and a maple-toasted bun – there'll be some serious jealousy from the meat-eaters. 

Pan-fried dumplings at Vegeme

There's no need to miss out on delicious Asian food. Chow down on pan-fried dumplings, okonomiyaki, spring rolls, curry puffs, King Oyster mushroom strips and much much more. Our mouths are watering already.  

Create your own 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, create your own Buddha bowl that will leave you feeling zen after munching down a delicious lunch of grilled haloumi, rainbow slaw, creamy apple and broccoli slaw, marinated chickpeas, roasted sweet potato, kimchi, avocado and pea smach and so much more. Ommmmm nom nom.

Dinner

Tofu steak at Vege Rama

The Vege Rama restaurant in West End serves up a mean steak, sans beef. Sink your teeth into tofu on a bed of potato mash, mixed mushrooms, shitake sauce, crispy kale and toasted buckwheat, then wash it down with a vegan cocktail.

Seven-course vegan degustation at Urbane

Urbane has not one, but two dedicated herbivore degustation options. The hardest choice you’ll have to make is choosing between five or seven courses.

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 or Bulimba. 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, popcorn critters and crispy fried 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 rocket and basil pesto risotto for main, seasonal tomato with smoked sesame cheese and puffed buckwheat, followed by chocolate cake with strawberry and fruit sorbet 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 Chiang Mai banquet – six all plant-based dishes.

Indietreats at Wandering Cooks

The menu changes weekly, but indulge on everything from Malaysian laksa to jackfruit pulled 'pawk' burgers from Indietreats at Wandering Cooks in South Brisbane. Catch them while you can for delicious vegan dinners on Friday nights and gourmet treats for breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Eggplant tagine at Naim 

A favourite for its gorgeous plating and Middle Eastern-inspired fare, Naim puts an interesting spin on all it does. A lot of their dishes are already vegetarian and most can be prepared vegan if requested but the Eggplant tagine is originally vegan and always flavoursome. 

Any ramen at I Like Ramen

You can definitely make friends with salad, I Like Ramen is proving this theory! Enjoy a great range of vegan bites including panko mushrooms and agedashi tofu to big bowls of ramen, all washed down with beer and wine.

Literally everything at Grown's dinner service

From Tuesday to Saturday, the chefs are creating miracles in the kitchen with plant-based ingredients. Enjoy spaghetti with heirloom cherry tomatoes, smoked Jerusalem artichoke with herb foam, pan-fired scallions with creamy polenta and pan-fried zucchini with roast cashew puree to name a few. 

Literally everything x 2 at Yavanna

Another plant-based eatery is killing the game in Paddington, serving everything vegan and delicious. Chow down on a crispy 'chicken' burger, chargrilled 'steak', salt and pepper 'calamari', and house made BBQ 'ribs' – animal products are referencing as a high quality plant-based alternative in this case. 

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, house pickles,sesame cheeze, corn cobettes and pickled beets with mouth-watering smoked tomato relish and baguettes.

Korean fried cauliflower at Chop Chop Changs

Travel to the streets of Asia with all the vegan options at Chop Chop Changs. You could order 10 plates of the Korean fried cauliflower but if you want some variety, the schzuan eggplant, king brown mushroom yakitori, edamame and corn and coriander cakes will all complement your feast. 

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 cherry tomatoes, napolitana sauce, capers, olives and basil. Bellissimo!

Desserts

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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