We Rate the Best Vegan Dishes in The City
With so many yummy vegan dishes on offer, it is no surprise that veganism is trending and meat-consumption is on the decline. Not sure where to snag a vegan feed? Well, search no more – we’ve got the scoop on the best vegan dishes in The 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:
For fine dining, Alchemy usually comes to the top of your mind. This unique Australian dining experience takes it one step further by offering a vegan and vegetarian menu specifically suited to your dietary needs.
Donna Chang, dishing up refined Chinese cuisine on George Street, can modify most of its dishes to cater to its vegan friends. Our choice? The vegan banquet menu as it lets you taste all that is on offer.
For a tofu dish that has a very special place in our hearts, we love 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, best paired with the vegan loaded fries. The RZA burger – a plant-based patty and salad combo drenched in ranch dressing – at Red Hook on Creek Street is also a must. You also can’t go wrong with a Grill’d Beyond Meat burger, the entire range is insane but we’d recommend the Beyond Vegan Cheeseburger as your first taste.
Govinda’s Restaurant has been dishing up vegetarian (and vegan) fare in The 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 two conveniently located Brisbane CBD cafes (Adelaide Street and George Street) The Bagel Boys is perfect for an on-the-go meal. Order The Vegan filled bagel with your choice of 15 bagel varieties. 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 (Post Office Square) is completely plant-based. The melt-in-your mouth vegetable lasagne is the winter comfort food you’ve been craving. We don’t want to get you too excited but it also has whole vegan cakes that can be ordered for pick up.
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For guilt-free (and milk-free) chocolate – not just of the dark variety, we adore the 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 (please note that eating Oreos as a vegan is a personal choice as there could be cross contamination).
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 caramelised pineapple and milk vegan chocolate donut is well worth the wander down Elizabeth Street to Nodo’s City location.
Image source: Nodo Donuts