We Rate the Best Vegan Dishes in The City
Did you know that Australia is the second-highest ranking country in the world for online searches for ‘vegan’? Well, search no more – we’ve got the scoop on the best vegan dishes in Brisbane City with all the feel-good flavour you seek.
Here’s our fave plant-based fare and where you can find it in The City:
Plant-based Italian is also on the menu at Otto Ristorante Brisbane, which reopens on 24 June. We rate the fiori di zucchini, available as a main course at this Queen Street riverside restaurant.
Donna Chang, dishing up refined Chinese cuisine on George Street, also has a vegan menu. Our choice? The silky combo of braised ma po chilli eggplant and soft tofu. Another tofu dish we love is Luke Nguyen’s moreish massaman curry at Fat Noodle at the Treasury.
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Fast Casual Fare
For a satisfying toothsome burger, we love Rowes Lane eatery Miss Demeanour’s smoky barbecue pulled jackfruit version, or the RZA burger – a plant-based patty and salad combo drenched in ranch dressing – at Red Hook on Creek Street.
Govinda’s Restaurant has been dishing up vegetarian (and vegan) fare in Brisbane City for more than 20 years. Take a seat at the George Street location and order a large feast meal with a mixed veggie curry and rice.
For made-to-order pasta and pizza, we can’t go past Vapiano on Albert Lane. Simple, garlicky and spicy, order the aglio e olio pasta and garnish with the fresh potted herbs on your table. Another Italian classic made vegan is Corbett & Claude’s margherita pizza, which can be ordered with vegan cheese at the Elizabeth Street eatery.
With three conveniently located City cafes (Adelaide Street, Queen Street and George Street) The Bagel Boys is perfect for an on-the-go meal. Order The Vegan filled bagel with your choice of bagel. Harder to seek out is Felix For Goodness cafe, tucked away on Burnett Lane. This is the spot for healthy homemade fare like menu staple the Hippy Bowl.
If your body is a temple, Raw Energy on Edward Street has you covered. Our vegan go-to is the pretty-in-pink dragonfruit bowl, while VegeRama (Adelaide Street and Myer Centre) is completely plant-based. The melt-in-your mouth vegetable lasagne is the winter comfort food you’ve been craving.
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For guilt-free (and milk-free) chocolate – not just of the dark variety, we adore the new choc-coated vegan whole macadamias at Noosa Chocolate Factory’s Adelaide Street cafe The Dark Chocolatier, or the choc-dipped Oreos at Chocolate Moments in Brisbane Arcade.
Time for cake? The fudgiest, richest, most luxurious vegan brownie can be found at Dello Mano brownie and cake boutique in Tattersall Arcade (thank us later), while the chocolaty vegan cherry cola donut is well worth the wander down Elizabeth Street to Nodo’s City location.
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