By Lucy Stephens and Michaela Walsh
Stopping short of ordering a side of steamed greens or garden salad as your main dish every time you go out, being the only vego or vegan among a bunch of omnivore friends can be very challenging. The next time it’s your turn to pick the lunch venue, lead them in the direction of one of these vegetarian-friendly restaurants and you’ll all walk away winners. I know it can be a challenge to find somewhere to eat when you are vegetarian or vegan, so we have compiled a list of some of the best vego eateries in town.
Located in West End and Brisbane City, Govinda’s is a vegetarian restaurant serving up Hare Krishna Indian food. All menu items are easy on the palate and easy on the wallet, with vegan and gluten free options available.
82 Vulture St, West End
1st Floor, 99 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City
The food served at this Eagle Street location is entirely plant-based which means it is good for you and good for the environment. Delicious and moderately-priced vegetarian cuisine is dished up from breakfast right through to afternoon tea.
145 Eagle St, Brisbane City
This takeaway only venue in Red Hill offers gourmet vego salads available in small, medium and family sizes that are truly Pinterest-worthy. An inviting selection of homemade treats are also available for those with a sweet tooth.
9/1 Enogerra Tce, Red Hill
Serving up well-priced Indian cuisine at its Kenmore location, this multi-tasking vegetarian venue is not only a restaurant but also a grocery store. This is a must-visit for anyone who lives in the area.
2/16 Marshall Ln, Kenmore
This vegetarian restaurant, located in Sherwood, prides itself on preparing only karma-free food. All the scrumptious meals on offer are Hare Krishna Indian food that is offered to Lord Krishna before being served.
1/600 Sherwood Rd, Sherwood
Vege Rama has two Brisbane City locations – Myer Centre and Adelaide Street. Select what you want to eat from the buffet dishes that include a variety of 100% plant-based cuisines.You are sure to find something that tickles your fancy with Asian, Italian, Greek and Mexican flavours all available with a vego twist.
Level E, Myer Centre, 91 Queen St, Brisbane City
Shop 30, Post Office Square, 280 Queen St, Brisbane City
Located in Mount Gravatt, this well-priced vegan restaurant provides a wide range of mains and desserts. You can even get takeaway snacks and freezer items including ice cream for you, and dog food for your vegan pooch – of course!
2/1420 Logan Rd, Mount Gravatt
Serving up breakfast and lunch daily, this vegan café proclaims itself to be planet friendly, animal friendly and human friendly. Located in Windsor, moderately-priced plant-based and vegan foods are their specialty. That’s what I call guilt-free eating!
2b/229 Lutwyche Rd, Windsor