Opting for a vegan lifestyle has taken the world by storm in recent years. And specifically, in Wellington, we love a good highly nutritious vegan joint. For those of you who don’t know, a vegan or plant-based diet excludes all animal products, including dairy, eggs and meat. Therefore, we went on a mission and found the best 9 vegan eateries in Wellington.
All dishes at this award-winning spot are meatless, plant-based and vegetarian made by hand, but nevertheless absolutely delicious. With breakfast, lunch and dinner…you’ll be spoilt for choice.
📍241 Tinakori Road, Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
2. Krishna Food
Enjoy delicious and affordable plant-based meals from this brand that first launched back in 2005. From garden salads to berry crumble, lasagna, pulled pork pies, pastas and much more…you’ll be spoilt for options.
📍L/3, 21 Kelburn Parade, Kelburn, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
3. The Botanist
Devour some satisfying vegan dishes, with epic views along the coast, at this exclusive plant-based eatery. The choices here are endless, from breakfast dishes like scrambled tofu, toasties, gluten-free pancakes with vegan salted caramel cream and bananas, while dinner options include butternut risotto and more. Plus, it’s one of the best healthy food places in Wellington.
📍 219 Onepu Road, Lyall Bay, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
This award-winning ethical fast food chain serves the most scrumptious vegan fries, breakfasts, plant-based burgers, milkshakes and hot dogs in town. You won’t find a selection of four different types of fries anywhere else. They’ve got classic, chunky, shoestring and sweet potato, while also catering glorious international flavoured loaded fries such as African, Mexican and French. Why not try the munch box and feed a gang of your vegan mates.
📍 Various Locations
Expect some of the best breakfasts and vegan sweet treats such as deep fried oreos, stuffed cookies, cheesecakes, just to name a few. Plus, drooling OTT burritos, Asian noodle salads, loaded fries and more.
📍 99 Manners Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Nourish your soul with some cheap wholesome vegan food at this wonderful Malaysian-inspired spot on Cuba street. You can get a belly filling meal for between $8 and $14 from the dinner menu. Highlights include nasi goreng, deep fried squid rings, laksa, homemade roti and curry and plenty more goodness. Indeed, one of the best vegan eateries in Wellington.
📍 167 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Refuel for after lunch by visiting this grab-and-go heavenly vegan joint in Press Hall. They offer the most pleasurable burgers, kebabs and curries, inspired by Indian, Middle Eastern and Western cuisine. Wonderfully, you can build your own power bowl which includes a range of vegan proteins and salads. Undoubtedly, it is a fantastic spot for those vegans in a mad rush.
📍 78 Willis Street, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
8. Higher Taste
Pile your plate full of authentic global vegan cuisine at this buffet-style restaurant which takes its inspiration from Indian, Italian and Chinese food. Think platters of Bombay street food, samosas, roti, halloumi burgers, soya pizza, lasagna and veggie nachos, and more. And if this doesn’t fill you, order delicious desserts like almond delights.
📍 Old Bank Arcade, Customhouse Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
We wrote about New Zealand’s first plant-based pizzeria and pastaria which is another one of the most indulgent vegan eateries in Wellington. Read about it here.