15 September 2017
Sydneysiders are a cosmopolitan bunch, so it’s no surprise that the city is full of innovative restaurants creating exciting meals for vegetarians and vegans alike. Check out some of the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Sydney below.
Soul Burger are on a mission to revolutionise the traditional burger with their plant-based vegan ‘beef’ burgers. Choose from a wide range of reinvented favourites, from The American Badass—created with plant-based vegan beef, onion rings, caramelised onions, hash brown, mustard and ketchup—to their “pulled pork” burger, which is actually made with barbecue pulled jackfruit, veggie slaw, caramelised onions and chipotle aioli. Soul Burger also offers delicious coconut shakes, organic soft drinks, and a selection of craft beers.
Head to Hyde Park to enjoy a range of guilt-free dumplings, main dishes, and oriental tapas. A firm Sydney favourite since 1988, Bodhi specialises in vegan yum cha as well as pan-Asian food. Spend an evening under the stars in the outdoor dining area while enjoying Bodhi’s Asian-inspired range of ethical, sustainable, and delicious food options. Make sure you check out their selection of organic, biodynamic and vegan wines, too!
Situated a stone’s throw from Bondi Beach, Sadhana Kitchen creates its seasonal menu by using 100% plant-based wholefoods. Open for breakfast and lunch, the kitchen is also gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free, making it an ideal location for those with food intolerances and other dietary restrictions. Choose from a range of vegan delights including gluten-free oats with poached pear, vegan eggs benedict, and the signature Bondi Bowl. Sadhana Kitchen also hosts 7-course degustations, raw high teas, and other vegan-friendly events!
Beer often seems to go hand-in-hand with pub staples like chicken parma or steak with chips. However, craft beer brewery Yulli’s is changing all that with their innovative range of vegan and vegetarian eats. Pair your pale ale with some Asian-inspired dishes, try a vegan take on a Mediterranean classic, or round out your evening by indulging in some decadent vegan desserts. Diners can choose between small, medium and large plates, or opt for a four-course vegetarian or vegan banquet.
Head to Nourishing Quarter in Redfern to enjoy flavoursome vegetarian and vegan food surrounded by quirky decor and portraits of British monarchs. Offering plant-based dishes with a decidedly Vietnamese angle, the menu also contains gluten free and dairy free options. Choose from a range of dainty starters, including savoury tarts, dumplings and rice paper rolls, before moving on to salads and hearty pho noodle soup.
Newtown favourite Gigi Pizzeria creates authentic vegan pizzas which attract a queue of hungry diners outside the small venue almost every night of the week. After switching to an entirely plant-based menu in 2015, Gigi’s has gained a huge following with their traditional Neapolitan recipes. With a menu encompassing everything from the classic marinara pizza to the calzone con cavolo, featuring cauliflower puree, red capsicum, olives, artichokes and parsley salsa, Gigi’s has something to satisfy every kind of palate.