Adelaide’s Vegetarian/Vegan Hot Spot Guide

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Over the last couple of years, thanks to some of the following eateries, it’s been proven that healthy and clean vegan/vegetarian food need not be boring or uninspiring.  That said, here at Glam Adelaide we love every kind of food. So, our guide to a great vegetarian/vegan meal extends from a smoothie bowl; fresh and light, to curries and burgers; hearty and decadent. Fair warning, not every place featured on this list has a completely meat-free menu but, the vegetarian/vegan choices are so damn delicious we didn’t want you to miss out.

Let’s eat…

Abyssinian Restaurant – 126 Henley Beach Road, Torrensville. For something completely different try out this little Ethiopian restaurant. Bringing you fresh traditional Ethiopian style cuisine, you can choose whether you’d prefer your dishes mild, medium or “Ethiopian HOT”.

Agatha’s Cafe – 1 Gawler St, Port Noarlunga. Open air dining, rustic casual atmospheres and just metres away from the Port Noarlunga Beach. Agatha’s Cafe has plenty of vegetarian/vegan options on their rise and shine menu or if you’re looking for a scrumptious lunch or dinner.

Alchemy Cafe – 3/29 Adelaide Road, Gawler. They specialise in vegan, vegetarian, raw and organic. They make the most delicious looking full raw cakes and vegan cinnamon donut holes. Oh, and they make their own vegan bacon in house.

Argo Espresso – 212 The Parade, Norwood or Victoria Square, Adelaide. Argo is always packed and rightly so. The menu is extensive so you’re most likely to spend half your time figuring out what you want to eat so you’re sure to find a reason to return. Wraps, smoothies, juices, salads, sangas, burgers, classic breakfast plates and there’s even a vegan and gluten free breakfast loaf. If winning is being able to order a meal and not ask for mods then everyone’s a winner.

Aylas café – 13 Bent St, Adelaide. You’ll only find delicious vegetarian food of the best quality to go along with a satisfying cup of coffee. Ayla’s perfect for a quick cuppa or a long lunch date that can be followed by a selection of homemade cakes and sweet options. Perfect if you’ve got a sweet tooth.

Bakery On O’Connell – 128-130 O’Connell St North Adelaide. 24 hour bakery filled with vegan baked goods. Need I say more? If you’re ever craving a late night snack (or early morning) you can dig into a deliciously baked chocolate covered donut, lentil dahl pies, pasties, finger buns and raw treats.

Bob Bowls – Level 1/168 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide. You may have seen Bob Bowls at markets and events around Adelaide in previous years. Now the cafe has found a permanent home in the creative co-working space of Cult & Harper. Bob Bowls offers 100% vegan, allergy friendly, organic when possible, local, sustainable and ethical food, including menu items such as; bagels, bowls, tacos, quesadilla, and mylkshakes with the likes of strawberry and cream and banana split. 

Bom Dia Bowls – 2B Moseley Square, Glenelg. Imported from the heart of the Amazon, the acai bowls at Bom Dia are raw, organic, vegan, gluten dairy and refined sugar-free. A smoothie bowl is nothing without its toppings and you’d be pleased to know the acai bowls have plenty. From grain free activated granola to sliced banana, strawberries, dedicated coconut and honey or coconut nectar. Positively delicious.

Brighton Jetty Bakery – 83 Jetty Rd, Brighton.  Just an everyday bakery that’s working to cater for all their diverse customers. They have around 30 different vegan products, including our guilty pleasure, chocolate doughnuts. Yum!

Brother Bear Wholefood Cafe – 10 Gawler St, Mt Barker. Granola bowls, vegan smoothies, cupcakes, donuts, waffles and deliciously filling savoury brekkies and lunch items. They’re healthy and offer an array of vego/vegan and gluten free goodies all day. They can whip up a great cup of coffee too.

Café Chennai – 418 Grand Junction Rd, Clearview. Bringing you a large range of vegetarian and vegan dishes in an authentic South Indian style.

Cafe Komodo – 118 Prospect Rd, Prospect. They claim to be “Prospect’s best kept secret.” Well Glam readers, consider the secret exposed! They have vegan and non-vegan options. Hidden down an alleyway, they host open mic nights and are a great brekky location.

Cherry Darlings Bake House – 5A Aroha Tce, Forestville.  A hot pick for the vegans of SA. Mainly because they have every delicious baked good you can imagine… but entirely vegan. There are so many delicious pies, doughnuts, pastries and cakes to choose from that it’s hard to even pick one to recommend, but if they have it in stock get your hands on a vegan Maxibon, made from scratch. Amazing.

Coffee Amigo – 36 John Street, Salisbury, SA. Have you ever heard of vegan Salvadoran food. We hadn’t until now, but apparently, this cafe even offers up vegan pupusas with bio cheese!!

Creperie Bruxelles – 70 Henley Beach Rd, Mile End. They have savoury and sweet crepes with vegan options and waffles too! The savoury Breton Crepes or Galettes, are both buckwheat based crepes filled with faux meat and cheese plus tomato, mushroom avocado spinach and are divine. All the sweet crepes are all vegan including the house made salted caramel (yummmmm) They even have vegan cream AND ice cream.

Croydon Social – 18 Elizabeth Street, Croydon. The geniuses behind Red Door Bakery are seemingly taking over the Queen Street precinct with their newest venture; a homely neighbourhood social eatery where the focus is wood-fired pizza.

Crux – 5/292 Military Road, Semaphore Park. This 100% vegan eatery is offering up breakfast, brunch ’n’ lunch foods with a twist. Example A – toasted Turkish bread packed with smoky rice paper bakon, cos lettuce, fresh tomato, smashed avocado and our house vegan mac sauce. Um yum? You will also find smoothie bowls and a range of teas, juices and coffees to get your day started. 

Dear Daisy –  66 Leah Street, Forestville. From soba noodle salad bowls, almond milk coffee, the ‘Big Vegan’ and ‘Big Veg’ breakfast option, this is somewhere that everyone can enjoy and eat together in perfect harmony. Oh, and they make vegan cheeze burgers served with oven baked sweet potato chips.

Deli Thebarton – 54A George St, Thebarton. It’s the perfect place to have a spot of breakfast, lunch or brunch with friends. And if you’re friend happens to be a gorgeous little canine then they can tag along and chill in the pet-friendly garden. While the menu is not completely free of meat, it can easily be removed and replaced with one of the delicious add-ons. 

Drummer Boy Café – 132 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide. – A gorgeous and fresh addition to the Port is this café with a number of vegetarian friendly items on their breakfast and lunch menu.  Additionally their owner makes her own raw, vegan treats and sells them daily instore.

Eggless Dessert Cafe – 162 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood. Finally, a dessert location that caters to alternative diets! This place is popular for vegans and non-vegans alike. For those of you that think you can’t live without eggs and cream, we challenge you to notice its absence in these delectable treats.

Everything Vegan SA – 172 Goodwood Road, Goodwood. This isn’t technically an eatery, but a vegan supermarket. Filled with all the weird and wacky ingredients you’ve spotted in your internet recipes, but just can’t source from a mainstream supermarket.

Five Little Figs – Cnr Ashbrook Av & Devitt Av, Trinity Gardens. This quiet suburban café offers your standard breakfast fodder but the twist is that the menu notes a vegetarian/vegan option for each meal so, as a non-meat eater, you don’t feel like that person that asks for all the mods to their meal. There is always a great selection of raw treats in the cabinet to satisfy that sweet tooth. FLF is super quaint and family friendly.

Forage Supply Co – Various locations. You can find this vegan-friendly food truck lurking around Adelaide and at certain events and festivals throughout the year. Owners say, “Forage Supply Co. gives everyone the opportunity to think and act more sustainably. We want to create a movement of people helping themselves and the world around them.” Their menu differs from time to time, however hearty lentil and rice dishes or something of the like can be expected. 

Ginza Miyako Japanese Restaurant – 150 North Tce, Adelaide. We love the environment here. Sit in traditional Japanese style (on the ground cross legged) or in the stylish western section, for those of us in skirts. Not a vegan restaurant, but they have recently added some amazing vegan additions to the menu, so it’s a great place to go with a mixed group. We recommend trying the vegetable tartare flavoured with miso and olive. Yum.

Goodies and Grains Kitchen – 21-22 Central Market Plaza, Adelaide. The longstanding Goodies and Grains store has expanded beyond their already awesome smoothies and now offer full vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals just next door. For just $10 you can grab yourself a lunch that even your carnivorous workmates will envy. Flavoursome fritters, huge wraps, fresh spiralised salad and slaw with your choice of raw dressing (go the almond pesto dressing). This is easy, fast and delicious. Almond pesto dressing on everythang…

Goodlife Pizza Glenelg – 42-44 Jetty Rd, Glenelg South. Feeling like pizza? With vegan alternatives to pizza this is your go-to place down at the bay.

Happy Maple – (Temporarily closed). Vegan, gluten free donuts but you honestly wouldn’t know. These beautiful donuts are decorated and topped with mouthwatering ingredients and almost look too good to eat (almost). Stay tuned on their Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Hello Dolly1A/103 Payneham Rd, St Peters.
Lebanese food doesn’t always ignite visions of deliciously vegetarian food (apart from the old faithful felafel), but Hello Dolly have carefully curated their menu to give vegetarians ease of choice with kibbi, cheese pies and omelettes.

Hill of Grace – Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide. With prior notice Hill of Grace, a truly premium Adelaide restaurant will create a vegan degustation.

Hispanic Mechanic – 205 Glen Osmond Road, Frewville. This Mexican restaurant understands the concerns of the everyday vegan – cross contamination. Well, not to fear, the eatery has launched an exclusive vegan kitchen next to their animal products kitchen to cater for their plant-based customers. Their KFC Taco (Korean Fried Cauliflower Taco) is one of their best vegan sellers. I know my mouth is watering. 

Hot Vegan – Willing Quarry Market. Who doesn’t love a good old pie? Hot Vegan’s 100% vegan pies sound outstanding! How about a beef cheese and bacon vegan pie? Yes please! 

Juice Lovers Juicery  – 34 Regent Arcade, Rundle Mall. 100% vegan juice loving, smoothie drinking, food lovers producing fresh salads, burgers, wraps and raw options. Hidden in the Regent Arcade, they’re always bustling at lunch time with queues of hungry vegans waiting for a healthy lunch to dine in or takeaway.

Kutchi Deli Parwana – 7 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide. Often gracing the Plant 4 markets, Parwana do such amazing Afghan style street food with plenty of vegetarian and gluten free dishes many with the option to make them dairy free also.

Let Them Eat – Shop 44, Central Market Arcade, Adelaide. If you haven’t tried their falafels, you need to go do that, like now.  The food boasts a modern Mediterranean feel and packs serious flavour (not salt). It would be remiss to not recommend the mung bean salad and pumpkin and lentil lasagne. You’ll convince yourself to stop halfway and leave some for lunch the next day but it’s all just too darn delicious.  LTE also have some permanent digs at Westfield Marion.

Lord of the Fries23 Hindley St, Adelaide & 33 Jetty Road, Glenelg.
One look at Lord of the Fries’ menu and you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a meat laden menu with burgers, fries and hotdogs.  But this Melbourne franchise has long been known for their approach to offering vegetarian and vegan food that’s not only tasty and appealing but comes with the comfort knowing that none of it is drowned in animal fats or meats and is served fresh to order.  Luckily at the Adelaide stores, everything is vegan, and you can have gluten free options too.

Loveon Café – 39 Gladstone Rd, Mile End. Somewhat of a hidden gem is Loveon, a Middle Eastern inspired café that serves up some delicious vegetarian and vegan options on their breakfast menu. Don’t see anything fully veg or vegan? Just ask as staff are happy to accommodate. You must try the Moroccan fritters, the flavour is out of this world and we hear the Banglar Promise is also a winner.

Madame Hanoi – Adelaide Casino, Adelaide. – Quite often vegetarians are left with sides or one dish to choose from on the menu however the casino’s star restaurant actually has a number of vegetarian dishes to please. That said one of their side salads (green mango and papaya) is a standout and when coupled with the son in law eggs or crispy tofu, you’ve got a meal for a king.

Mai Kitchen 1-5/34 Wright Street, Ferryden Park. –  If Vietnamese cuisine is your bag (let’s face it, who’s bag ISN’T it?), Mai Kitchen have proved themselves to be a welcome addition to the scene in Adelaides north-west.  All your traditional favourites are here and done to perfection.  But the real pin in their hat is their vegan degustation catered events.  Check their website for more info.

MALOBO – 257 Seaview Road, Henley Beach. Henley Square’s jewel in the crown is Malobo. The menu hints at Asian, South American and European (let’s just call it modern Australian!) flavours throughout their very delectable breakfast, lunch/dinner and kids menu. Plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options on the menu and an ever-changing cabinet brimming with sweets of the baked, healthy and raw variety. You’re guaranteed a great coffee here as well.

Market Shed On Holland – 1 Holland St, Adelaide.  This market is set up each Sunday from 9 am to 3pm in a carpark by the same family that own the IGA just next door. Every Sunday it is converted into a foodie’s brunch dream with a haven of goodies for every type of dietary requirement. Gelato for breakfast? Why not, when it’s from vegan gelato connoisseurs Live a Little Gelato! With a strong focus on local produce and all organic be sure to bring your market bag to stock up on pantry wholefoods, fruit and veg, bread and raw vegan desserts. Note: Every now and then The Market Shed stages a twilight market on a Saturday night with wine!

Mayfair Bakery – 156 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide. This excellent bakery gets a mention for the spinach roll, vegan Kransky (yes, you read that right) and vegan pasty. Plus, the fact that there really is a reason to visit Port Adelaide these days. Come for the kranksy, stay for the French tarts (sadly none vegan).

Metta Sol – (Opening in November on Goodwood Road). Although this eatery is not yet open, we’re more than keen for this plant-based Vietnamese restaurant to come to life. They will be serving dishes such as pho with a vegetable based broth, mushrooms and tofu; congee, and Vietnamese salads and bread rolls. The anticipation is real. 

Motherduck – 1/13 Cadell Street, Goolwa. Beautiful, simple and wholesome food using ingredients sourced from the Fleurieu region is what you’ll find here, along with bulletproof coffee. Motherduck take a classic such as pancakes to a wicked level by decking them out with loads of berries, berry sauce and coconut ice cream, just the vegan breakfast to start your day!

Minestra – 123 Churchill Rd, Prospect. Minestra – it’s Italian for soup. So, therefore, you should probably try the soup. This Calabrian style café is homely and welcoming, like a hug from Nonna.

Mister Sunshine’s – 32 George Street, Thebarton. The friendliest staff in Adelaide surely work here at the ever popular Mister Sunshines. Your usual brunch options but venture into the lunch menu and you will find a halloumi burger you’ll be talking about for weeks. The coffee is also spot on.

My Kingdom For A Horse – 191 Wright Street, Adelaide. A solid coffee house with an amazingly clean retrofit out. The food, however, is far from retro and the place is always bustling. Vegan dishes such as rice pudding, roast pumpkin and eggplant and signature Kingdom Bowl grace the menu plus with almond, coconut and soy milk available you simply cannot go past their coffee which is roasted in-house. They’re also listed on Ubereats so, if you can’t be bothered venturing out, you can still enjoy their deliciousness.

NagevAdl – 190 Payneham Road, Evandale. Formerly “Hopes and Beans”, this gorgeous little cafe was recently taken over by Lucie, Nissa and Ryan. Open from 7am-4pm, it’s a plant-based kitchen which also serves up a house blend Sumatran fair trade organic coffee. With breakfast, sweets, pastries, and even catering on offer, the newly opened joint looks set to be a success.

Namaste – 41 George St, Parkside. Inside a quaint old cottage nestled in Parkside is the home of this unique Nepalese restaurant. A fusion of Indian, Chinese and Tibetan flavours which allow you to indulge in a feast of aromatic dishes.

Nathan Bakes – Adelaide Central Markets, Plant 4 Bowden. “Life is too short for bad cake”, a company ethos I can’t say I disagree with. Nathan Bakes specialises in wedding cakes, birthday cakes, cupcakes and desserts, and is 100% vegan AND 100% gluten free. You can find the business at their pop-up in Adelaide Central Market and also at their stall at Plant 4 Bowden.

Nature Providore – 88 Duthy St, Malvern. With a seasonal menu, you can never get bored. The food is seasonal and organically grown to make the freshest cold pressed juices and smoothies. For the food, you must try the organic breakfast bowl, smoothie bowl or spelt flatbread. You’ll be singing.

Nonna and I – 2/1 Margaret St, Norwood. Nonna and I are not vegan, that being said, they have a separate menu for vegetarians and for vegans. That’s accomodating at it’s finest. A vegan pasta option is their tortellini in a creamy coconut and mushroom garlic sauce.

Not Guilty Blends – Corner of Liverpool Street and Hindley Street, Adelaide.
 This little shop is located conveniently next to Uni SA and Adelaide Uni Medical School when you’re in need of brain food. They have a variety of smoothies, juices and smoothie bowls to choose from OR you can make your own!

Nutrition Republic – 92-94 King William Rd, Goodwood. This hip vegetarian/vegan/gluten free/raw friendly café is an institution of health in the mass of raw vegan eateries with their strong and nourishing menu. I often find myself dreaming of the smoothie bowls (you wouldn’t even know they are vegan) and their egg and quinoa slice which comes in a few flavours and you can choose to have it with or without salad or even go the whole (vegetarian) hog and top it with a fried egg. Opting to only offer cow’s, coconut and nut milk is a conscious move. The chai with coconut milk tastes as though it’s the way chai is supposed to be! Nutrition Republic has also opened up at Plant4Bowden and Flinders University.

Organic Market and Cafe  – 5 Druid Ave, Stirling SA. Feeling like a hills drive? The Organic Market and Cafe is a nice little duo. Enjoy a meal and coffee then head right next door to shop the local produce and vegan products. It’s easy to spend your entire morning here indulging.

Papa Mia’s – 503 Goodwood Rd, Colonal Light Gardens. A traditional pizza house but you have to try their vegan pizzas with fake meat and cheese! They have twelve vegan options available and they are all incredible. We love the BBQ cheat-ken.

Patch Kitchen and Garden – 143 Mt Barker Rd, Stirling. In the picturesque Adelaide Hills between the villages of Stirling and Aldgate, enjoy the exceptional local, seasonal and organic ingredients in the delicious whole food cooking. It’s perfect for vegan, vegetarian and also gluten-free eaters.

Peter Rabbit – 234-244 Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000. This cute little hideaway on Hindley has an extensive menu and offers VEGAN options. They make a GF and vegan granola bowl with house-cultured coconut yoghurt (um, yes please).

Pickle in the Middle – 134 Unley Rd, Unley. On the fringe of the city, Pickle in the Middle stands with a plant-centric menu for both breakfast and lunch. Try the delicious Breakfast Greens, Black Sesame Waffles or a Cheese ‘n’ Pickle Sandwich.

Pixie and the Hawk – 144 Henley Beach Rd, Torrensville. A cute little vintage café tucked amongst the businesses has popped up on Henley Beach Rd and what a lovely addition it is. There are stacks of vego options and if it’s not vego, bet your boots you can make it vego. Add in superb coffee and even better service and you’ll definitely find yourself back in no time.

Plant 4 Bowden – 1 Third Street, Bowden. The owners of The Market Shed on Holland, give us Plant 4 Bowden open every Wednesday, from 4-9 pm, and Saturday, from 9-3 pm. There’s plenty of stalls for you to indulge in and many local growers selling their fruit and veg. The laidback atmosphere makes Plant 4 Bowden the perfect destination for weekly chill sessions with friends and pets out on the grass with some delicious food.

Pollen 185 – 185 King William Rd, Unley. This is the place to check out your raw vegan savoury foods, the Rainbow Tart, in particular, is simply stunning in taste and appearance! You’ll feel nothing but nourished once you’ve eaten a meal here and downed a smoothie or a juice. Plenty of options here including gluten free plus they make their own fresh almond milk daily.

Pony and Cole – 6 Manton St, Hindmarsh. Fresh on the scene is this converted furniture warehouse that have a strong focus on customer service. So you know that asking for a few changes to your dish is no trouble at all. Try the coco yogo parfait (featuring their very own house made coconut yogurt) or the zucchini fritters. Even their kids menu is all vegetarian with a vegan bircher on offer too.

Raw & More  247a Grange Road, Findon. If raw is your deal, you can’t go past this café which acts as the shopfront for Just Rawsome Healthy Treats who supply to a number of your favourite cafes around the state. You can stop by for juices, smoothies, salads and of course just about any flavour of raw protein ball, cake or slice you can imagine. The team also run food and health seminars and workshops regularly, check their website to book for an upcoming event.

RAW Conscious Eatery – 2/2 Chapel Street, Glenelg. Tucked away from a bustling Jetty Road RAW is a fully vegan café with a hefty focus on locally and consciously sourced ingredients. The Berry Banger smoothie is a real berry hit and their vegan pastie and homemade tomato sauce (it looks just like something you’d shake out the sauce bottle) is incredible.

Raw & Real Juicery – 20 James Place, Adelaide. Besides the fact that these guys serve up an amazing juice and an even more phenomenal smoothie (check them out in our Smoothie Guide), they also serve up some tasty treats. Think raw and vegan Cherry Ripe Slice or an out of this world Veggie Stack Burger.

Red Lime Shack – 158 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide. Their food is freshly made each morning from whole ingredients with no shortcuts taken using salt, sugar, fat or white flour. They make a mean coffee (they offer standard milk too) but a great spot for breakfast or brunch down at the developing area of Port Adelaide.

Red Roar – 4/124 Port Road, Hindmarsh. With a refreshing, modern, organic fit out Red Roar is a welcome addition to the top of Port Road’s strip of evolving shopfronts. We sincerely hope that this one’s here to stay as the mother and daughter team are providing worker’s in the area with that healthy lunch we always convince ourselves we should be having! Everything’s made daily; eat in or takeaway salads, slices, soups, (vegetarian, vegan and meats), acai bowls, juices, coffee and raw treats by Sweet Nectar.

The Rose East End – 31 East Terrace, Adelaide. Formerly Bambi & Co. this breakfast/brunch/lunch cafe boasts organic coffee, fresh juice and smoothies, with (wait for it) vegan breakfast ramen – yep you read that correctly. “People can feel comfortable to do a bit of study here, or bring their grandma or bring their date.” Brb, coming. 

SAHA – 303 The Parade, Beulah Park. New to Beulah Park, SAHA specialise in Middle Eastern flavours in their all day breakfast and lunch menus. SAHA means “health” in Arabic, and it’s seen in their range of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. Falafel, hummus, zaatar and sweets.

Salem Café 2/647 Marion Road, Ascot Park. – One look at their Instagram and you don’t need convincing that you need to visit Salem.  A fully plant based food café, these guys know how to make a vegan very happy.  Tofu scramble served with housemade crisps, fried chicken (seitan) sanga with hot sauce; I’d say the decision of what to eat would be easy here but when you’re vegan and you have freedom of choice on a menu…you may as well try it all.

Sarah’s Sister’s – 117 Semaphore Road Semaphore.  A firm favourite on Semaphore Road, Sarah’s Sisters still produces its signature degustation dinner where you eat what the chef is cooking on the day and it’s all vegetarian. Each dish from their kitchen has a distinct homely feel to it but the execution is far beyond your midweek meal. The café ensures that their ingredients are sourced very locally (within 100 miles) to maintain their sustainability ethos.

The Seasonal Garden – With three locations the franchised cafe is located in Hahndorf, Stirling and recently opened up in Norwood. Serving an array of sweet treats and salads (Vegan of course), this is a great place to go for takeaway or a sit down lunch. The sort of cafe that makes you feel good. Inside and out. The staff are friendly and their approach to dining is all about organic, seasonal, local produce. They love educating people on the benefits of eating this way. Oh, and they’re constantly posting great specials and offers on their Facebook page!

Hahndorf Location: 100 Main Street, Hahndorf SA 5245
Stirling Location: 3 Mt Barker Rd, Stirling SA 5152
Norwood Location: 220 The Parade, Norwood SA 5067

Staazi & Co – The Greek Vegan Project – Adelaide. You’ll find them at a range of foodie events in Adelaide. They create vegan yiros, loaded fries and baklava. The A.B yiros look absolutely incredible and I know very well they taste incredible too. Greek food is delicious, so why not try the vegan option?

Sukh Sagar – 4/85 Prospect Rd, Prospect. Indian street food at a great price. They are a vegetarian restaurant with vegan options available that pack a punch with flavour and spices! This is non-commercialised Indian food at its finest.

Sukha Life Cafe – 172A Hutt Street, Adelaide. This plant based meal delivery service has opened up their own cafe in the heart of Adelaide city. Offering a range of plant based meals and excellent coffee. Go and visit the Sukha Life Girls (Amy and Elle) between 7 am – 3 pm, Monday to Friday.

Sugar Shack Diner – 224 The Parade, Norwood. Get ready for the American Diner of your vegan dreams with this Norwood venue! Boasting vegan burgers, hotdogs, shakes, desserts and more! You can even take your non-vegan mates with the same variation in non-vegan foods as well!

The Annex Café – 3 Waterloo St, Glenelg.  They have a range to suit everyone, from vegan to vego, gluten-free to paleo. Their salads are our faves, and we always sneak in a delicious cake too.

Two-Bit Villains – Shop 150 Balcony Level Adelaide Arcade. Apart from their birds-eye view of Rundle Mall, Two-Bit Villains are completely vegetarian, with heaps of delicious vegan (and gluten free) options. They specialise in house made sodas, giving you that real 50’s vibe. Think delicious meals like chilli cheese fries, cheeseburgers and everything inbetween.

The Cottage Bakery – 196 Main Rd, McLaren Vale. In the heart of the McLaren Vale, you’ll find great coffee, delicious food and a warm welcome at The Cottage Bakery. You’ll feel extra nice after trying a slice of the deliciously fresh blueberry vanilla slice.

The Fleurieu Pantry – 20 Gawler St, Port Noarlunga. When you head a little down South, you’ll find this hidden gem. The Fleurieu Pantry loves everything about healthy eating and has plenty of vegan and vegetarian options perfect for a brunch time treat.

The Green Room on High Street – 2 High Street, Willunga. They provide a beautiful space in which they cater for people with individual dietary needs. They promote knowledge about healthy eating and environmental impact in a family friendly zone. A great community business to get behind.

The Little Secret Garden – 95 Old Princes Highway, Littlehampton. Vegan catering in the Adelaide Hills, nestled away in Littlehampton. With gluten fee options always available, Hills goers would be mad to not pop in and grab (the very popular) vegan and gluten free Hummingbird cake or a ridiculously affordable burger or sandwich.

The Lost Deli – 38 Charles St, Norwood. The Lost Deli make some of the best vegan food I’ve ever had. They are completely vegan, healthy and organic! Amazing house made raw slices (with constantly new and exciting flavours), AMAZING coffee, huge breakfast menu and endless lunch options. And, luckily for us, they get in vegan croissants they dress with vegan cheese and tomato.

The Organik Store & Cafe – 37 Broadway St, Glenelg & 131 Pirie St, Adelaide. Not only are they stocking a range of some of the best vegan and vegetarian products around, they have an incredible kitchen, a selection of raw and delicious cakes and almond milk options for days.

Thea Tea Shop – 110 Gawler Place, Adelaide. As you can imagine, there’s ample amounts of tea to choose from on the menu. They dish up a range of vegan and vegetarian noodle dishes and delicious fried rice (which may I add is very challenging to come across vegan) to their loving customers. Think curry rice, old style noodle soup and even vegan prawns.

The Watershed Cafe – 665 Salisbury Highway, Mawson Lakes. There’s plenty of choices for breakfast and lunch to enjoy on the expansive decking and in the tranquil surroundings. Whether you looking for choices to savour, graze or share, the watershed cafe has delightful dishes for all.  

UTONIC – available from Poké Me: 92 Gawler Pl, Adelaide. A drink that’s entirely vegan and tastes good? Sign us up! Not only are these bad boys tasty as heck, but they are jam-packed full of all that healthy stuff that’ll make you feel like a million bucks. Instead of a generic orange juice, why not choose a drink that’s scientifically made to help your insides, whether that’s giving you a natural hit of energy during that 3pm slump or help repair your body after a big night of celebrations. See the full lists of stockists here.

V-Vego – 146 Gawler Place, Adelaide. V-Vego is a 100% vegan bistro and bar, serving up an Asian-influenced menu including dishes such as grilled zucchini, grilled Taiwanese cauliflower, and Deng Aku Nasu (miso grilled eggplant). You can enjoy a vegan wine, beer or cocktail too without the worry of animal products present. Their espresso martinis are very, very tempting too. 

Veggo Sizzle – 358 King William Street, Adelaide. With as vibrant and thoughtful planned menu, you can’t look past Veggo Sizzle. Devour food that will delight your taste buds in the comfortable, family-friendly environment in a convenient setting.

Vego n Lovin’ It – Level 1, 240 Rundle St, Adelaide. A favourite among so many vegans across SA. Delicious burgers and vegan treats. Only open for lunch though so you’ll have to make a dash from the office!

Veggie VeloFood Truck, check out their Instagram page for locations – TEMPORARILY CLOSED.  Freshly cooked, healthy vegetarian and vegan burgers using ingredients all colours of the rainbow. Not only are their serving sizes generous, even non-vegos would happily demolish one of Veggie Velo well-known Adelaide burgers. 

V-Spot Pizza – 385 Magill Rd, St Morris – V-Spot are SA’s first plant based pizza bar.  Yep, you read right, everything on their menu is plant based.  But they aren’t about to balls up a pizza for the sake of making them vegan with their experience of making authentic pizza under their belt.  Their motivation comes from delivering a more ethically sound menu that everyone can enjoy.  Be sure to follow them on Instagram to see them develop their menu and exactly what a vegan pizza looks like (hint: it’s pretty much the same as any pizza you’ve ever had and just as flippin’ tasty!).

Will & Pascoe – 6 & 7/18-36 Wyatt Street, Adelaide. This eatery is serving up healthy vegan options, such as shaved broccoli with cashew cream and cranberries salad, falafel wraps and acai bowls. Refreshing and delicious. 

Windy Point Restaurant – Windy Point Lookout, Belair Rd, Belair. Undoubtedly one of Adelaide’s most premium restaurants. The views, the service, the menu are all incredible. They also have an entirely vegetarian menu available, ask your waiter for the vegan options.

Zambreos -2/214/216 Rundle St & 1/46-50 Hindley Street Adelaide (and Norwood, Unley, Glenelg, North Adelaide)
Zambreo’s are the best place for a late night snack after a night out or simply for lunch. They’ll give you double beans and rice and did you know the GUAC is free??? Any vego/vegan burritos get free guacamole. They’re now making spiced cauliflower that gives a meaty texture and black rice.

Zenhouse – 19 Bent St, Adelaide. They aim to integrate the cultures of the world, promoting mind, body and soul. Such a cosy environment and brilliant for tea lovers.

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Oh, and if you’re looking for vegan-friendly wines to join your vegan-friendly meal, we hear Byrne Vineyards offer a great selection.

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12 Comments

  1. Godzilla Pizza, Brighton Rd at Brighton have an awesome range of vegan pizzas and desserts. Thanks for the list, so helpful

  2. Thank you so much for including Two-Bit Villains in this list! ♡ This Winter we will be opening a full restaurant that will also cater for vegetarians, vegans & gf folk (and we would love everyone to come to the opening!!). Thanks again.

    TWO-BIT VILLAINS
    http://www.two-bitvillains.com

  3. Creperie Bruxelles – amazing vegan options
    Five little figs – very vegan friendly
    Windy Point restaurant – seperate vegan menu
    Kenji- seperate vegan menu

    Nice list guys!! Xxx

  4. Meesu on pulteney St are a vegetarian Chinese restaurant
    Sukh sagar is a vegetarian Indian street food restaurant in prospect

  5. Zenhouse fusion on port road is a sister restaurant to Zenhouse in town and the food tastes so much better than the town one for some reason.

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