Fitzroy’s Smith & Daughters looks like an old-school rock’n’roll bar, but the cross-shaped neon sign on the wall tells you why you’re really here: to ‘eat vegan’. It started with a Latin-tinged menu, but did a switcheroo to Italian in May, pulling of plant-based pizza fritte, cacio e pepe, carpaccio and even tiramisu.
If you don’t like food with faces (or food derived from animal products, like dairy or egg), it’s becoming easier and easier to eat out, and eat well. Some are embracing veganism as a lifestyle choice; others are passionate about animal rights. Whatever your reason, it’s always good to have some vegan dining options up your sleeve. These are our picks of the vegan restaurants Melbourne has on its roster. For more healthy food options, check out Melbourne's best vegetarian restaurants and smoothie joints. Or if you need a pick-me-up, this list of Melbourne's best coffee should hit the spot.