When dining out with friends, it can be hard to find delicious and affordable vegetarian options.
Luckily, Melbourne is a city passionate about good food, and its range of plant-based dining is no exception. We’ve compiled a list of the best vegetarian restaurants in Melbourne for your next night out.
This vegetarian wine bar is located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Their menu features a mouth-watering range of Mediterranean dishes, inspired by wine-growing regions and intended to complement the range of high-quality wines on offer. Most of the fresh produce is grown on a farm in the Central Highlands, owned by the business, and run as sustainably as possible. For a warm and welcoming atmosphere, there’s no beating Patsy’s.
Red Sparrow Pizza
Red Sparrow Pizza is an amazing vegan pizza restaurant run by two passionate locals. Their dough is fermented for at least 48 hours and hand-stretched to order, giving it a traditional and authentic feel. Although it’s completely vegan, you will still find all your classic pizza favorites on its menu, as well as some new creative combinations. With stretchy cheese and crunchy crusts, you’re bound to leave feeling satisfied.
The Green Man’s Arms
A traditional village pub with a vegetarian twist, diners looking for a laid-back atmosphere and friendly staff will love the Green Man’s Arms. Their seasonal menu is designed to reflect the atmosphere of the seasons, while also offering veggie alternatives to all the pub classics. Tuck into some fried cauliflower, or a classic eggplant schnitzel and chips, before washing it all down with a local craft brew or smooth Aussie wine.
After being inspired by the street food culture of Southern California, Trippy Taco owner Simon came back to Australia to share his love with others. Enter Trippy Taco, which serves incredible vegetarian Mexican Street food. Their menu is light, fresh, and packed full of flavour. From burritos, quesadillas, tacos, and more, there’s something for everyone.
Huong Viet Vegan
Huong Viet Vegan is a family-owned business serving authentic Vietnamese food in Footscay. The chefs are masters at using tofu and other alternatives without compromising on taste, resulting in a menu of rice and noodle dishes that will leave you wanting more. And if that wasn’t enough, they are completely vegan!
This small shopfront in Fitzroy is a top location for pitas and mezze plates. The store has a funky and relaxed atmosphere, and customers can expect delicious pita wraps alongside crunchy chips and Greek dips. There are so many great options on the menu, but it’s hard to move past their popular halloumi pita, which is packed full of flavour. Just Falafs is located right near Edinburgh Gardens, so you can grab your lunch and enjoy a picnic in the sun. Need we say more?
Smith and Daughters
For a more intimate plant-based dining experience, Smith and Daughters offer al-a-carte or set menus when you book in advance. They source their produce from Victorian farmers, serving high-quality dishes that push the boundaries in the world of vegan cuisine. Right next door, you will also find Smith and Deli, which serves a range of sandwiches, cakes, and other vegetarian produce to take away and enjoy.
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