Known for its city laneways, graffiti-filled streetscapes, and rooftop bars, Melbourne is also a haven for food lovers. The city’s inhabitants love vegan food so much that it was voted among the top 20 most vegan-friendly cities in the world.
Based on reviews by the abillionveg community, here are 10 vegan-friendly restaurants in Melbourne that will please even the pickiest palate.
Note: Some restaurants are open only for takeaway and delivery. Please check the restaurant website before visiting.
1. Mister Nice Guy’s Bakeshop
Review by @alyrauff of Pumpkin and Leek Quiche from Mister Nice Guy's Bakeshop
They say that nice guys finish last. But, this Nice Guy has made it to the top of our list just by listening to his customers and BOOM- everybody wants a piece of them!
Mister Nice Guy's Bakeshop has the kind of sweet treats that always leave you wanting more. Vegan sausage rolls, Lochness shake, cupcakes, and pastries were all items added based on his customer's requests! Try it for yourself and let us know if he's really as nice as they say!
2. Gong De Lin
Review by @ sassydragonfly of Dumpling Soup from Gong De Lin
Hard to find, but worth it! Located in the Noodle Kingdom, this Chinese inspired vegan restaurant is a must-try! It features vegan stir-fries, bamboo soup, and cold noodle dishes plated in a minimalist space with booths and wooden decor. Endless plant-based options to try that will surely leave your tastebuds satisfied.
3. Lord of the Fries
Photo from Lord of the Fries Instagram
Started in 2004 with the mission to make the ultimate fries! Their fries are crisp and delicious when met with their mouth-watering burgers and hot dogs! Whether it’s the home-bred Melbourne hot dog, the Tijuana or the Chicago, they have it all!
4. Union Kiosk
Review by @eatyourgreens of Steak & Mushroom Toastie from Union Kiosk
This little hole-in-the-wall eatery serves 100% vegan jaffles, coffee and sweets. Located in Little Collins St on Causeway Lane, Union Kiosk is hard to miss! The bolognese jaffle with black beans, salsa, and guacamole is just scrumptious. They also have vegemite, and chili pineapple jaffle, and many more! Union Kiosk not only serves amazing food but they take environmental initiatives to make a difference. They compost food waste, reuse, recycle and are completely zero waste.
5. Roule Galette
Review by @ hownowbrownkow of La Montreal from Roule Galette
At Roule Galette, you will find the authentic French crêpe with all the topping you can imagine such as strawberries, banana, chocolate, sugar, honey, ice cream etc. You can also choose some more elaborated crêpe such as the Aumoniere, the Normande or the original Crêpe Suzette.
6. Loving Hut Melbourne
Review by @hannibal of Dim Sim from Loving Hut Melbourne
This restaurant serves a range of SouthEast Asian cuisine for a rich culinary cultural experience. For famished souls, try the Jewels of the Sea which comes with Malaysian char kway teow, wonton soup, soy nuggets, pepper tofu, and tempeh.
7. Invita Living Food
Review by @sylchew of Fruit Toast from Invita Living Food
In 2002, a young Sri Lankan couple moved to Australia and started an eatery with limited dishes all made with love and veggies! Located in the midst of Queen Victoria Market, it's a great place serving fresh and healthy dishes made from organic and locally sourced ingredients. Their falafel wrap and bircher muesli are some of the signature dishes.
Review by@cecicasillastin of Vegan Pesto Zoodles from Vapiano
Vapiano’s beginnings trace back to 2002, when the first restaurant was opened in Germany. Today there are more than 200 Vapiano restaurants in 32 countries. Vapiano is home to those who love a creamy bowl of carbonara or a thin crust pizza. They serve the best made-to-order pizzas, house-made pasta, and delicious dolci in a fun, relaxing atmosphere filled with fresh herbs at every table and live olive trees.
9. Bank of Collins
Review by @semwich of Eggplant Chips from The Bank on Collins