Melbourne veggo's are totally spoilt for choice with lots of top-notch vegetarian restaurants found across the city. So if you’re keen on a menu featuring meat-free fare, look no further than our guide to Melbourne’s best vegetarian restaurants.
The team behind Melbourne favourites Panama Dining, Rice Queen and Vegie Bar have brought us a new all-veggie favourite, Transformer. Inside the warehouse exterior, you’ll find a casual yet cool space decorated with greenery and funky industrial style interior.
The menu is a plant based dream, start off with smoked beetroot and pecan dip w/ flatbread, then dive into the King oyster mushrooms with confit garlic & pine nut purée, smoked shallot & porcini salt. Order a pomegranate fizz or goji emoji to accompany and you’re looking at a 5 star vegetarian experience.
Take your taste buds on an exotic Middle Eastern journey to Maha, Melbourne CBD. Maha features a regular menu and a full vegetarian menu with great variety, so you can take your carnivore boyfriend here and you will both be happy as larry.
The vegan lunch and dinner menu will inspire and delight. With A la Carte and set menu options featuring charred young leek with mahammara and spiced potatoes, and dark chocolate with urfa biber for dessert, this is just the beginning of a fantastic menu. Each dish is innovative and a testament to how versatile vego food can be.
Maha lives up to it’s veggie-filled reputation, their new and fresh approach raises the bar on creative Middle Eastern cuisine, and thanks to the talents of head chef Shane Delia it has cemented itself as a favourite in vegetarian (and non vegetarian) fine dining in Melbourne.
3. Laksa Bar
Tucked away on Little Lonsdale Street you’ll find Laksa Bar; home of authentic Malaysian food and total nirvana for lovers of vegetarian Laksa. Noisy, bustling, warm and inviting, Laksa Bar is known for its trendy industrial feel and array of delicious Malaysian fare.
A good hearty Laksa is like a reassuring hug from mum, you’ll feel right at home snacking on Nasi Lemak Sambal with your choice of vegetarian, chicken, fish, beef or seafood. The fun doesn’t end there, the menu also features lots of veggie street nibbles and wok noodle dishes with tofu, and a wide range of international and Australian beers. Cheers to that.
4. Trippy Taco
St Kilda & Fitzroy
Trippy Taco is a funky Mexican joint in the CBD and St Kilda tailored to vegetarians.
Get your guac on with vegan taquitos, quesadillas, tacos, burritos or nachos, holy guacamole there are soo many options. The breakfast taco is said to be the star of the menu with scrambled eggs, cheese, salsa and avocado slices.
The Tamale dessert alone warrants a visit, with sweet corn tamale served with ice-cream, banana and maple syrup, it’s a vegetarian flavoursome fiesta!
5. Curry Vault
These guys have been nailing Indian cuisine for years and vegetarians (also vegans) can’t get enough. Open six days a week, get your fix of clay oven dishes, tandoor breads, curries and traditional Indian desserts.
Curry Vault is well known for their excellent customer service and first timers will be equally as impressed by the quality of food, variety and the huuge servings.
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