Whether you’re vegan by lifestyle or just trying to get a bit of balance back into your diet after a long weekend of chocolate consumption, Brisbane’s plant-based foodie scene is shaping up to be a good one. Here are some of our favourite guilt-free vegan restaurants in Brisbane and beyond.
Nude Sisters Whole Food Kitchen | Mermaid Waters
This plant-based Gold Coast café is owned by two best friends and proudly supports locally owned businesses as well as organic produce. Whether you’re a sweet tooth and choose the vegan chocolate chip pancakes with coconut ice cream and caramel sauce, or prefer something savoury such as their watermelon ‘sashimi’ poke bowl with maple miso dressing, it’s way too easy to justify a trip down the coast.
Dicki’s | New Farm
Taking over the former site of Pablo in the heart of New Farm, plant-based café Dicki’s is Brisbane’s new hot spot. Their all-day menu features plant-based versions of café classics, with mouth-watering additions like buckwheat waffles with caramelised banana and vanilla bean ice-cream. Their spiced rice, crumbed tofu and black bean breakfast burrito is also worthy of trying out.
Netherworld | Fortitude Valley
Melding playful and mindful eating with icy cold bevs, this drinking hole, diner and collection of gaming relics boasts big Japanese and American flavours. Their 100% vegan-friendly menu features diner-faves such as burgers, hot dogs, and plenty of nibbles like crumbed cauliflower drumettes with chilli sauce and jalapeno cashew cream or edamame falafels with kewpie style mayo. It’s the ultimate fuel for when you’re 5 rounds deep in a Daytona challenge and need a pick-me-up.
Miss Bliss Whole Foods Kitchen | West End
With an almost 100% vegan menu, Miss Bliss encompasses healthy, nourishing and delicious wholefoods that are unprocessed and refined sugar-free. Creations like their Teff “Cruffle” (a crumpet and waffle hybrid) with vanilla panna cotta, vegan lavender honey, raw chocolate and coconut yoghurt will leave you feeling good and completely guilt free.
Plus, here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming soon…
Noosa Vegan Festival | Noosa
Coming up on Saturday, April 21 is the Sunshine Coast’s first-ever vegan festival. Showcasing the diversity of the vegan lifestyle, it’ll have a wide variety of different stalls, speakers, guests and, of course, an unbelievable selection of delicious food and vegan wine, with a special focus on plant-based companies within the coastal region. Tickets are still available for purchase from $13, so get in quick.
The Love Child | Miami
“That killer look ain’t worth dyin’ for, baby” is the motto of this cruelty-free vegan fashion and lifestyle platform, who work with Australian and international underground and well-known designers and brands. They opened their first concept store, Lovechild Laneway, in 2016, housed inside plant-based foodie haven Greenhouse Canteen, and are now in the midst of opening Australia’s first cruelty-free marketplace. The LC in Miami is set to be a casual, high-end food and shopping experience.
Greenhouse | Brisbane
While a location and date to mark on your calendar is still under wraps, Gold Coast vegan favourite Greenhouse have revealed that they’ll be opening their doors in Brisbane some time this year. Expect a whole variety of delicious dishes that will appeal to even your most carnivorous of friends, with their mantra being “Anything you can do, we can do vegan.”
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