Restaurants

Added 15/04/2016

If you’re looking for a quick, flavoursome, health-conscious vegan lunch in the CBD, it doesn’t get better than Misters. They serve breakfast, lunch ‘bowls’, a range of sides and some highly irresistible cabinet sweets. (It’s a good thing this cabinet doesn’t fully face the queue at the counter, or my lunch budget would be obliterated.)…


Added 21/02/2016

The winds of vegan change are upon us finally, and they have brought with them the Wise Boys Burgers food truck. Wise boys because they’ve launched a plant-based burger menu (a smart move trend-wise, and smarter still for the animals unharmed by the venture). And wise boys because they’ve launched with just three menu items:…


Added 19/10/2014

What would your last meal be? It’s a tough question to answer. I didn’t grow up repeatedly eating a rich, traditional meal during special occasions and holidays, or a classic dish prepared by the family matriarch. I don’t have a singular cultural background (falling instead into the Scottish/Irish/English blend that a lot of other European New…


Added 19/10/2014

If you are in Coromandel Town this is a vegetarian café to die for! This is a modern café with a hippy-eco vibe, run by locals who share the same spirit. The café itself is an art piece in progress; they have their own gardens which they use alongside local produce for the café. Amazing coffee…


Added 25/07/2014

The Phoenician Cuisine café sits in a small space just two doors down from the Embassy Theatre on Kent Terrace. The décor is rather nondescript from the outside, but once inside, the beautiful enlarged photos of Lebanon are enticing, that is, if you can take your eyes off of the food. The smell hits you…


Added 18/05/2014

This from the Hotel: Arrowtown House chef Jeanette Brough is the winner of the New Zealand Vegetarian Dish Challenge. A vegan trio of breakfast delights saw Jeanette Brough from the Arrowtown House Boutique Hotel take out the breakfast category. Judges commented that “it was great to see gazpacho, and bubble and squeak back in vogue again.…


Added 20/03/2014

When we planned to visit Queenstown, I knew we had to visit Rata. One of MasterChef judge Josh Emett’s various Queenstown establishments, the restaurant’s reputation preceded it. Their website says that a vegetarian menu is available on request, so I booked us in for a vegan dinner for two. The restaurant was a welcoming retreat…


Added 04/02/2014

Shubh is a vegetarian Indian restaurant in Sandringham (with a new branch in Onehunga) that always seems to have a queue of people from the counter to the door. We’ve only been to their Sandringham branch, which has a dine-in area, but seems to be most popular for its takeaways. Their counter space is constantly…


Added 12/12/2013

Aunty Mena’s is a vegan restaurant in Wellington serving Asian and Malaysian food. This place hasn’t been reviewed yet. Can you help? If you’ve been here, share your thoughts and pictures below or submit a full review to Veggie here.


Added 29/11/2013

Pranah Cafe is a very popular vegetarian café in Wellington serving Fairtrade coffee. This place hasn’t been reviewed yet. Can you help? If you’ve been here, share your thoughts and pictures below or submit a full review to Veggie here.


Added 15/10/2013

Higher Taste is a Hare Krishna vegetarian restaurant that also serves vegan options. They have two premises, one in Wellington and the other in Lower Hutt. This place hasn’t been reviewed yet. Can you help? If you’ve been here, share your thoughts and pictures below or submit a full review to Veggie here.


Added 09/10/2013

Revive is a vegetarian salad bar that also serves hot meals and drinks with many vegan, dairy- and gluten-free options. They have two Auckland premises. Revive has also published several vegetarian cookbooks. This place hasn’t been reviewed yet. Can you help? If you’ve been here, share your thoughts and pictures below or submit a full review to Veggie…


Added 05/10/2013

The menu features dishes such as steamed buns, dim sum, won ton soups, noodle laksas, curries and a selection of grilled tofu/soy products cooked in delicious barbecue, sweet, sour and spicy sauces


Added 13/09/2013

The Lotus-Heart is one of the best vegetarian/vegan restaurants in New Zealand. Some of the food is Indian, and some things are what I would call ‘western imitation,’ for example, ‘hamburgers’ made with chickpea and almond patties (made on site) using home-made bread for the buns. The salads are unique, because they always feature a…


Added 26/08/2013

A modest café in Riccarton, Christchurch, featuring 75 percent vegan food and no MSG. The restaurant serves Chinese cuisine (lots of fake meat and stir fry dishes). It is open for lunch from 11.30am until 2.30pm, and open for dinner from 5pm until 9pm. Closed Sundays. I would highly recommended Welcome Vegetarian Restaurant and Takeaway…


Added 23/08/2013

I discovered this outlet of an Indian dosa chain in the humming food court of IMAX cinemas on a Monday night before a 7pm show. I was not even aware that these guys had gone global. I expected average food, as you do from a franchised outlet, but they proved me wrong. I tried the…