Finding tasty vegan eats can be a mission and a half at times. Auckland city now has a plethora of cafes and restaurants that cater to vegans.
However, finding the best ones can be hard. So we’ve compiled a list of vegan places you need to try at least once.
Lord of the fries
Not only does Lord of the fries have a cheeky little pun in their name. They pride themselves on being an ethical fast food brand. They serve up a wide array of burgers, hot dogs, chips, and shakes. Which are vegetarian and/or vegan. Plus their veggie chicken nuggets taste amazing.
If you’re looking for a delicious and Instagram worthy treat Giapo won’t disappoint. Usually an ice cream place would be the last place to get a vegan snack. But Giapo accommodates to a range of different dietary needs. Their vegan cookie chocolate chip ice cream tastes and looks amazing. Plus they’re always working on new flavours and ideas.
The Unbakery (Little Bird Organics)
KUMARA COCONUT HOTCAKES! Have you tried them yet? An entirely plant based recipe that will blow you away. Golden brown, crisp on the edges, light and fluffy in the centre, and combined with the sweet and nutty flavour of orange kumara, these hotcakes are the best we've ever had – not to mention they're entirely gluten, dairy and egg free! Served with melt in your mouth stoneground macadamia coconut butter, grilled banana and maple syrup. You can stop dreaming about these hotcakes and come devour a plate at the Summer st Unbakery🎊🎉 Summer st kitchen is open 7am-3pm every day of the week! #plantbased #wholefoods #hotcakes
This cute Ponsonby cafe specializes in all foods raw and clean. They have a wide variety of vegan, vegetarian, paleo, and gluten free options. Little Bird Organics also owns Little Bird Unbakery in Kingsland.
A bakery in Grey Lynn is filled with baked goods that all are vegan. Great if you’re on the go and need to grab a quick snack. Their mushroom pie is a wonderful comfort food. They even have cronuts. It’s basically vegan taste bud heaven.
The Garden Shed
In the heart of Mt Eden is The garden Shed. It’s a beautiful garden setting nestled away. They offer a wide range of vegetarian and vegan options and are super accommodating. Plus they have some really good craft beers, or ginger beers for non-drinkers.
This Herne Bay cafe is the perfect place for lazy weekend brunches. Their menu is extensive and has some unique creations on it.
✨VEGAN HIGH TEA✨ This Saturday! All new menu, including this blueberry & chrysanthemum kefir mocktail 🍸🍸🍸 Our Vegan High Tea is: ✨raw ✨vegan ✨paleo ✨cane sugar free ✨grain free ✨gluten free ✨organic wherever possible (ie 99-100%) Tix still available for: Saturday March 25th – 1pm Saturday April 22nd – 1pm Saturday May 27th – 1pm Tickets are $59 per person for 3 courses plus organic herb teas & house-brewed mocktails Link in bio! #organic #melbourne #vegan #veganhightea #veganfeast #streetorganics #melbourneeats #streetorganicsevents
If you want to travel further afield Street Organics in Takapuna is worth the trip. They specialize in vegan dishes and have a large and innovative menu. As well as doing a menu and cabinet food they sell some take home meals that you can freeze for later. They also hold Vegan high teas, which look like a lot of fun.