For vegans, eating out in Melbourne has never been more delicious, as more and more restaurants jump on the animal-free bandwagon. Everything from pizzas and tacos to burgers and milkshakes are now a drool-worthy option for our ethically minded friends – enough to inspire even meat eaters to make the change.


The Cornish Arms Hotel 

A Sydney Road staple. Buzzing live music venue with a full vegan gastropub menu.

163A Sydney Rd, Brunswick
9380 8383

Fina’s 2

Big bowls of steaming Vietnamese vegan fare. Plus it’s BYO. Don’t leave without checking out the desserts.

339 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
9428 6765

Girls & Boys

Fitzroy’s first vegan dessert bar, brought to you by the heroes behind Transformer and Vegie Bar.

382A Brunswick St, Fitzroy
9417 6766

The Glass Den

Brunches so beautiful you’ll feel bad attacking them with your fork. Do it anyway.

15 Urquhart St, Coburg
9354 5032

Healthy Planet

Affordable, healthy vegan and gluten-free fare. Good coffee, too.

252 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North
9481 8406

Little Deer Tracks

Local hang-out serving up Italian with a meat-free, organic twist. Also features rotating exhibitions from local artists.

44 O’Hea St, Coburg
9354 3449

Red Sparrow

Plant-based pizzeria with craft beer on tap and vegan tiramisu.

406 Smith St, Collingwood
9417 1454


A Carlton institution since 1972, serving up a healthy, exclusively vegetarian menu of modern pan-Asian cuisine.

201-203 Faraday St, Carlton
9347 3848


Sichuan fare with a side of Collingwood cool. Their claim to fame is a 10-course vegan degustation, with matching wines and dessert.

147 Johnston St, Collingwood
9090 7878

Smith & Daughters

Rock’n’roll eatery and bar for vegan foodies and scenesters, with a 100 percent plant-based food and cocktail menu.

175 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
9939 3293

Smith & Deli

The take-home option for Smith & Daughters followers, with a cult-like fan base among vegans and meat eaters alike. Try everything just to be safe.

111 Moor St, Fitzroy
9042 4117

Transformer Fitzroy

Healthy but hedonistic fare with a selection of creatively crafted cocktails from the team behind Vegie Bar and Girls & Boys.

9419 2022
99 Rose St, Fitzroy

Trippy Taco

A Gertrude Street lunchtime staple, serving Mexican street food with vegan and gluten-free options.

234 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
9415 7711

Vegie Bar

Twenty years later it’s still fresh. Always busy, always inventive, always magic.

380 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
9417 6935

Wild Timor

Ethically sourced organic brews and turmeric lattes from a bunch of former soldiers. Raw treats and vegan brunches with a smile.

282 Sydney Rd, Coburg
9939 8841

Yong Green Food

Raw, vegan, organic, gluten-free and biodynamic options in a charming space.

421 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
9417 3338


Abbotsford Pantry 

Nourishing healthy morsels with a full vegan menu.

8 Murray St, Abbotsford
9429 8373

Fina’s Vegetarian Restaurant

The Richmond original of the moreish Vietnamese cafe.

268 Victoria St, Richmond
9428 6765

Loving Hut

Home of an empire. Vegan takeout at its best.

10/242 Victoria St, Richmond
9427 8916

Mr Hubbard Café & Larder

Easy-to-grab food options, cold-pressed juices, smoothies and coffee.

117 Wattletree Rd, Malvern
8394 3464


Wholefoods cafe and store with a cosy vibe.

42 Errol Street, Prahran
9510 6787

Serotonin Eatery

Cafe and happiness centre with a focus on organic produce so healthy it will literally get you smiling.

52 Madden Grove, Burnley
9428 8256



Hearty Hare Krishna food in the middle of the city. Good for your wallet as well as your stomach.

123 Swanston St, Melbourne
9650 2939

Gong De Lin

Recently reopened after a months-long refurbishment that left some fans despairing. A calm, delicious den of vegan Chinese food three floors up on Swanston Street.

264 Swanston St, Melbourne
9663 7878功德林-Gong-De-Lin

Laneway Greens

Salads of the future.

2/242 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
9639 0619

The Organic Food and Wine Deli

Vegan hampers, supplies and nourishing cabinet snacks.

28 Degraves St, Melbourne
9654 5157

Raw Trader

Ethically minded purveyor of raw, guilt-free desserts, snacks and treats for vegans, paleo nerds and people with food intolerances.

10 Sutherland St, Melbourne
0478 692 008

ShanDong MaMa

Foodies come here for the fish; vegans come here for the zucchini tofu dumplings.

264 Swanston St, Melbourne
9650 3818


Never go hungry in a food court again.

Emporium: Level 3, 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
QV: Level 1, Shop 59, corner Swanston and Lonsdale Streets
9020 4334


The Alley

Comfort food inspired by US staples.

417 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
9820 8314

Dish & Spoon

Neighbourhood cafe and specialty coffee house with a good selection of hearty vegan brunch options.

122 Highfield Rd, Camberwell
9836 6985

(Thanks to Elianne S for this suggestion)

Fox in the Box

No gluten, no wheat, no onion, no meat. A vibrant cafe transforming allergy-free eating.

169 Martin St, Brighton
9596 0133

Matcha Mylkbar

Keep your camera handy. While the focus is on sustainability, the food (not to mention the matcha menu) is seriously good-looking.

72A Acland St, St Kilda
9534 1111

Monk Bodhi Dharma

Tiny space; big flavours. A micro-roastery and tea house with a vegetarian-friendly menu and a good selection of raw vegan treats.

202 Carlisle St, Balaclava
9534 7250

Sister of Soul

Globally inspired vegan soul food with plenty of allergy-free options.

73 Acland Street, St Kilda
9593 8550

SMÄK Food House

Vegan hotcakes, burgers, macro bowls and desserts with an emphasis on sustainability, with coffee by St Ali.

6 Daly St, South Yarra
8560 2146

(Thanks to Kristy M for this suggestion)

Small Print Pizza

Changing the face of sustainable eating, one pizza at a time.

388 High St, Windsor
9533 8402


Altro Pizza

Their vegan pizza menu is already legendary. Try the ortolana or vegan nutella with strawberries and ice-cream.

68 Stevedore St, Williamstown
9397 6601

Particle Cinnamon

This 100 percent plant-based cafe offers eight different types of plant mylks, including pumpkin, macadamia and walnut.

1/47 Military Rd, Avondale Heights

(Thanks to Amanda D for this suggestion)

Bo De Vegetarian Restaurant

Local favourite for reliable vegan Vietnamese.

94 Hopkins St, Footscray
9689 9909

Cafe Lalibela

Ethiopian institution with slow-cooked vegan curries. Mop them up with spongy injera, the traditional sour flatbread. Delightful.

91 Irving St, Footscray
9687 0300

Huong Viet

After a recent renovation, Huong Viet is back this week with more zesty Vietnamese options – and those vegan nuggets.

36A Leeds St, Footscray
9041 3922

Olivia Spring Cafe

Cosy cafe whipping up warming fusion fare, banh mi and sweet treats.

637 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds
9077 5560

(Thanks to Oliver T for this suggestion)

Reverence Hotel

Mexican-inspired pub fare with a solid range of plant-based options.

28 Napier St, Footscray
9687 2111

Have we missed one of your favourite vegan restaurants? Let us know!


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