We take our hats off to Sydney’s delicious and diverse vegetarian scene.
No longer does the vegetarian option have to illicit a groan from yourmeat-eating friends in the dinnercrew. With plenty of well refinedmeat-free establishments popping up all over the place, there’s no shortage of new and interesting places to explore.We’ve rounded up our favourite vegetarian hangouts – the sorts of places that will haveeven the most vego-resistant of your group, salivatingover plant-based foods.
Gigi Pizzeria– Italian
379 King St, Newtown NSW 2042
Imagine a traditional wood-fired Neapolitan style pizzeria that is completely vegan. Well, actually, there is no need to imagine because it exists! Gigi Pizzeria began serving only vegan options in 2015 much to the dismay of many Sydney cheese-lovers, however instead of spelling their own end (as predicted by some naysayers) they have carved a new niche for themselves with the new impressively tasty plant-based menu.
Soul Burger– Burgers
49 Perouse Rd, Sydney NSW 2031
Meat-free burgers! Coconut Milk-shakes! Thick-cut Chips! Soul Burger is Australias first ever completely plant-based gourmet burger joint. They are confident that their beef substitute cheeseburgers will impress even the meatiest of carnivores.
Green Gourmet– Chinese
115 King Street, Newtown, Sydney2042
Green Gourmet offer entirely vegan chinese food, they have buffet options for lunch and dinner during the week and yum cha on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Next door to their Newtown cafe they have a grocery and cake store that stocks an impressive range of vegan (sometimes raw) cakes. Green Gourmet has a loyal following that includes vegetarians and omnivores alike.
Chat Kazz– Indian
4/14-20 Station St E, Harris Park NSW 2150
It never has been difficult to find vegetarian Indian food, every Indian cafe has a menu half dedicated to vegetables curries and yet Chat Kazz still manages to firmly set themselves apart. Their offering is Indian cuisine meets fast food. Think curry, samosa and masala but then broaden your mind and combined it with pizza, sandwiches and chips.
Yellow– Fine Dining
57 MacLeay St, Potts Point NSW 2011
Degustations and tasting menus are often missed out on by the vegetarian community, the realm of fine dining is often reliably filled with quail, smoked meats and fish. Yellow boasts an entirely vegetarian/vegan offering, they do degustations, tasting menus and an a la carte menu. They are open everyday of the week for lunch and dinner plus breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings.