The Top Vegan Restaurants in Adelaide
Adelaide offers a huge range of vegan dishes. From a vegan twist on classic Greek food to Vietnamese pho to Korean fried chicken, Adelaide’s vegan restaurants will take you on a journey around the world. Explore the city’s best places to eat with this vegan guide to the best restaurants in Adelaide.
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1. Staazi & Co
This vegan Greek takeaway shop is a real crowd pleaser!
Staazi & Co started as a food truck and is now Adelaide’s favourite vegan eatery! The Grenfell street in the heart of the CBD offers a vegan twist on classic greek offerings such as lamb or chicken yiros or the delightful AB – the best vegan meat piled on top of crunchy fries with a drizzle of homemade tzatziki.
“It started as a dream to share and spread vegan lifestyle education and awareness through food. We want to advocate that veganism is not compromising taste but rather living in alignment with core values we are all born with. Our project is a message of compassion, kindness & sustainability coupled with really good food. Our drive and motivation is animal liberation.” – Staazi & Co
2. Cherry Darlings
The best vegan bakery in Adelaide
Cherry Darlings is a totally vegan bakery with a huge selection of baked savoury goods like pies & sausage rolls as well as more vegan sweet treats than you will ever need.
They are always pushing the boundaries with different flavour pies but I can’t go past the smokey bean with mashed potato.
The deep-dish cookie blondie is unparalleled and the vanilla slice is an absolute dream. It’s hard to stop at just one!
3. Mai Kitchen
The ultimate Vietnamese vegan feast in Adelaide
Mai Kitchen has one of the most extensive vegan menus in Adelaide. This family-owned restaurant provides top-quality, modern, contemporary and authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Don’t go past the vegan roast pork or the savoury Vietnamese pancake filled with tofu.
Heaven is vegan fried chicken
K-Pub is my personal favourite! I am obsessed with the Volcano chicken! The ultra spicy vegan fried chicken is a delight for the tastebuds and the heat makes you feel alive.
If you visit with a group the hotpot is perfect for sharing.
5. Two-Bit Villains
A vegan twist on classic American dishes
Overlooking Rundle Mall, Two-Bit Villians is the perfect place to shop for a burger and a shake.
“Since opening in 2011, Two-Bit Villains has been smashing the stigma against vegetarian alternatives with our plant-based, Americana cuisine. Our variety of award-winning “beef” and “chicken” burgers are more than a handful of tastiness and our tacos are perfect for spicing up your palette.”
A Classic Adelaide vegan restaurant
Zenhouse is one of the OG vegetarian restaurants in Adelaide. Established in 2006, Zenhouse has been bringing delicious Asian fusion delights to the people for years. The yum cha special is a winner offering 5 items for $22.90!
7. The Lost Deli
Best Adelaide Vegan Cafe + Creative Seasonal Cuisine
Thisfamily-owned vegan restaurant is found in the shady Eastern suburbs off Norwood Parade.
You will find dishes at The Lost Deli you won’t find anywhere else. The ever-changing seasonal menu gives the chefs a chance to create and innovate and you will always find something interesting to try on the specials board.
8. CRUX ADL
You have to see the vegan egg!
CRUX ADL has a mission to innovate and execute the most boundary-pushing vegan food.
The entire menu is vegan and gluten-free with a completely gluten-free kitchen.
There was a time when Instagram was flooded with videos of the egg from CRUX. No chickens were harmed for this runny, gooey goodness.
9. Veggie Vie
Best burgers in Adelaide
On offer at Veggie Vie is a selection of burgers, salads, soups, freshly squeezed juice & smoothies and sweet treats.The BEST burger I have ever had was the jackfruit burger at Veggie Vie.
The owners and staff are super friendly and welcoming so definitely give them a try. They are currently closed while they move to a new location. 16 McHenry St, Adelaide. Opening date TBA!
10. Sonny’s Pizza Bar
Bellisimo! Authentic Italian Pizza
Sonny’s Pizza Bar prides itself on offering authentic Italian cuisine. They took on the challenge of creating the perfect vegan pizza.
“Unlike the competition, our pizzas are made with our own mock meats and cheese that we create in-store. After seeing that the selection of cheeses and mock meats for vegan pizzas wasn’t at our standard, we strived to perfect recipes to create that authentic Italian taste, without any harm to any animal.“
A few extras that almost made the top 10
Cocina Comida – New kid on the block bringing Mexican street food to the vegans of Adelaide. Don’t miss the happy hour drink specials!
Joy of Flora – Popular with the locals, Joy of Flora Cafe is a plant-based cafe with a beautiful garden and art on display.
Vego & Lovin it – This is the OG vegan restaurant in Adelaide! It opened in 1988! It has recently changed owners but they are still bringing the classic menu Adelaideans know & love.
Veggo Sizzle – You will be spoilt for choice at Veggo Sizzle. This has to be the most comprehensive vegan menu in all of Adelaide so there is something to suit everyone!
Nagev – This eastside cafe changed a little with new ownership. The Venezuelan owners have brought a South-American flair to the all-vegan menu. You have to try the arepas!
Vegan Adelaide FAQ
Yes, there are so many amazing vegan restaurants and cafes to be found in Adelaide. The CBD is where you will find the most options but from the north to south, hills to ocean, there are plenty of places to find fabulous vegan dishes.
Happy Cow lists 24 fully vegan restaurants in Adelaide.
The Vegan Festival is on every year on the last weekend of October. This two-day event is a family and pet-friendly celebration and discussion of vegan life. You will find guest speakers, live music, cooking demonstrations, workshops, kids activities & market stalls selling vegan products, vegan food and drinks, animal rights groups, and vegan societies.
Check out the Adelaide Vegans Facebook group.
Thanks for checking out my list. I hope you enjoy discovering all the amazing cafes & restaurants around Adelaide.
Let me know your favourite in the comments!
There is also some great vegan wine to be found in McLaren Vale – Check out this vegan wine tour.1