The best vegan restaurants in Sydney

All the top plant-based eats to be had at Sydney's vegan and vegetarian restaurants
Food at Alibi Bar Ovolo Woolloomooloo
Photograph: Anna Kucera
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It doesn't matter if you’re a full-time herbivore or just dabbling in some cruelty-free alternatives, these are the best vegan restaurants around Sydney, from a cheese-free slice at Gigi's Pizzeria to a plant-based burger from Soul Burger. Or maybe it's yum cha that's calling your name. It's all here and totally meat and dairy-free. 

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The best vegan restaurants in Sydney

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PIzza chef pours oil over pizza
Restaurants

Gigi Pizzeria

icon-location-pin Newtown

Turns out pizza without cheese is still bloody excellent, and Gigi Pizzeria slings some of the city's best wood fired, plant-based pies.

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Food at Alibi Bar Ovolo Woolloomooloo
Restaurants, Vegan

Alibi Bar and Dining

icon-location-pin Potts Point

It’s a brave move for a boutique hotel to make its food and beverage offering nut-and-plant-based (or perhaps an indication of how far we’ve come), but a very worthwhile one. 

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Forbidden Rice at Yellow
Photograph: Anna Kucera
Restaurants

Yellow

icon-location-pin Potts Point

After a plant-based restaurant with fine-dining cred? Yellow is your best bet. While they still have dairy and eggs on the menu, they can adapt most dishes to cater for vegans, and plants are truly the star of every single dish. 

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Food and drinks at Bad Hombres
Restaurants, Mexican

Bad Hombres

icon-location-pin Surry Hills

A few years ago if we’d have told you that the first floor vegan restaurant in an old pub was packed, while downstairs at the bar you could count the punters on one hand, you wouldn’t have believed us.

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Laksa at Golden Lotus
Restaurants, Vegan

Golden Lotus

icon-location-pin Newtown

South King Street is earning itself a reputation as Sydney vegan’s home turf, and one of its prized players is Golden Lotus, a Vietnamese eatery. 

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Photograph: Supplied
Restaurants, Thai

Oriental Healthy

icon-location-pin Redfern

You know a place has its meat-free options sorted when you find you prefer the vegan version of your favourite Thai dish. The massaman curry here is a ripper.

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Vegan pub food at the Green Lion
Photograph: Emily Lloyd-Tait
Restaurants, American

The Green Lion

icon-location-pin Rozelle

A few years ago if we’d have told you that the first floor vegan restaurant in an old pub was packed, while downstairs at the bar you could count the punters on one hand, you wouldn’t have believed us.

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Yulli's
Bars, Craft beer

Yulli's

icon-location-pin Surry Hills

This long-standing vegetarian eatery on Crown Street also has a dedicated, and expansive, vegan menu, including vegan wines.

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Restaurants, Vegan

Soul Burger Glebe

icon-location-pin Glebe

Even the most ethical eater craves junk food from time to time, but rather than pushing it until you cave, indulge your fast food cravings at Soul Burger, the all-vegan burger bar taking Sydney by storm. 

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Bodhi
Restaurants

Bodhi

icon-location-pin Sydney

This CBD spot has your yum cha cravings covered. The only thing missing is the rumbling trolleys, but in exchange you get to eat your cruelty-free sui mai out under the shade of a giant fig tree in Cook and Phillip Park.

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Photograph: Joelle Miller
Restaurants, Cafés

Funky Pies

icon-location-pin Bondi Beach

Back on Glenayr Ave there’s a pocket-sized establishment selling golden, flaky pies with not an iota of meat in them.

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Nourishing Quarter
Restaurants

Nourishing Quarter

icon-location-pin Redfern

This vegan restaurant on Cleveland Street is a bit of a kook. The room has a vintage Royal Britannia theme that is very into the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Photograph: Anna Kucera
Restaurants, Vegetarian

The best restaurants for vegetarians in Sydney

Long gone are the days when mushroom risotto was the only option on Sydney menus for vegetarians. Okay, so a few places are still championing that veggo restaurant staple, but if you know where to go, you need never set eyes on it again. From crisp fried saltbush to chewy Korean dumplings and the mushroom burger of your dreams, here’s where to eat in Sydney for veggos – and, for that matter, everyone else too.

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