Where to eat vegetarian in Brisbane City
Anyone can throw a garden salad on the menu and claim they have vegetarian options, but these CBD restaurants have gone the extra mile. You can make friends with salad at these CBD all-veg and veg-friendly restaurants.
Govinda’s Pure Vegetarian
Head on over to Govinda’s for cheap and authentic Hare Krishna food that’s 100 per cent vegetarian and made with heart. You can get two curries and rice, koftas, salad, pappadams, a drink and dessert for about $13. Recently relocated, you’ll find them down the Roma St end of George St.
Kitchen Sanitarium Cafe
You’ll find these enthusiastic advocates of the plant-based diet down at Riverside Centre on Eagle St. The entire menu is exquisite, but try the autumn special of grilled halloumi with za'atar-spiced asparagus, avocado, slow-roasted cherry tomatoes and tzatziki for a flavoursome, meat-free meal.
Get in line for vegetarian Indian-inspired curries, masala dosa, fresh salads and clean treats. You’ll be in vege heaven on your lunch date at VegeRama in the Myer Centre food court and Post Office Square on Adelaide St.
Kiss the Berry
We love acai. It’s delicious, it’s not bad for you and it poses no direct threat to animals, phew! Slurp down the purple berry superfood on Creek St topped with muesli, fruit, yoghurt and seeds for a healthy breakfast, lunch or dessert. Mmmmm.
Second-best to being a dedicated vegetarian restaurant is having a dedicated vego menu, and Urbane has not one but two dedicated herbivore degustation options. The hardest choice you’ll have to make is choosing between five or eight courses.
Felix for Goodness
A haven for organic produce and in-season goodness, you’ll find a generous vegetarian menu on your trip to Burnett Lane. Our lunch pick on the autumn menu is the sweet potato falafel, chunky salad, roast capsicum dip and house flatbread, but if you dine in the evening try the beetroot risotto with aged goat cheese, crispy garlic and cress.
Veg out at Vapiano, the little Italy in Albert Lane. You’ll have the whole Wholesome Pasta and Pizza menus to choose from boasting seven drool-worthy pizzas or pastas as well as vege mains such as risotto funghi, ratatouille and plenty of Italian insalatas and entrees.
This is one of those places you’ll wish you discovered earlier. You need to try every vegetarian option on the menu despite being hooked on the first thing you try. Our picks go to the veggie burger with sweet potato chips and the sweet potato gnocchi.
Vintaged Bar and Grill
Don’t let the grill scare you off, Vintaged has a generous vegetarian menu and a dedicated vegan menu. You’ll be spoilt for choice between your appetisers, starters, mains and sides, and you’ll find the desserts are also divine.
Corbett and Claude
The former Corbett Chambers on Elizabeth St is now an Italian-inspired hangout serving fab food for city types. You’ll find a good eight pizzas sans meat to choose from as well as a pan-fried linguine, gnocchi, and some modern salads featuring quinoa, wild rice and incaberries.
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Drop into Thr1ve in Post Office Square for real fast food that’s delicious and nutritious (AKA all gluten-free, no added sugar). The menu may not seem super veg-friendly at first but you can MYO bowl from the many wholesome ingredients or choose a Happy Hippie or Buddha Bowl (pictured above) if you’re not feeling creative. They also have paleo pancakes and primal toast that are vego, as well as a vege breakfast bun.
There’s so much love for vegetarians on the Raw Energy menu. Mix and match wraps or sandwiches with marinated tofu with sweet chilli, macadamia and lentil or Mexican five bean, or try the vegetable and pesto ricotta lasagne.
Want more? Check out our ultimate list of vegan food in Brisbane.