New Zealand Vegetarian Restaurants, Stores, Recipes, & More


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Many New Zealanders choose to follow a vegetarian or vegan diet for health, humane, environmental and ethical reasons.

Vegetarians New Zealand supports vegetarians and vegans in their lifestyle and to help them meet like-minded people.


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  • Pita Pit

    • Invercargill
    • Vegetarian Options

    A great place to grab a quick and healthy meal. For a vegan option, order the Falafel Pita without the cheese.

  • Le Xom

    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    Indochina Vietnamese street cuisine situated in Sumner. Dine in or takeaway.

  • Dosa Plaza – City

    • Auckland CBD
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Pure vegetarian Indian cuisine with an indo-chinese fusion, south-Indian and Punjabi options. Authentic flavour and 100% ...

  • Little India Bistro and Tandoor

    • Dunedin
    • Vegetarian Options

    Little India prepares over a dozen vegetarian options and utilises tradional Indian cooking techniques.  

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  • The Nut Store

    • Wellington
    • Vegetarian Options

    A specialty nut store that also sells spices and dried fruits. All products are vegetarian and high quality.

  • Lush – Nationwide

    • Nationwide
    • Vegetarian Options

    Lush offers a range of vegan options, in addition to all products being ethically made. (more…)

  • The Vegetarian Butcher

    • Nelson
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Sellers of home made vegan "meat-like" products in Nelson.

  • The Wee Shop Organics

    • Nelson
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Organic specialty store situated in Ruby Bay, Nelson. Selling everything from organic coconut oil, bulk items, gifts ...

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  • Justine's Cookies

    Makers of protein-rich baked products that are gluten and wheat free, low carb and made in ...

  • Life Health Foods

    New Zealand's largest vegetarian food manufacturer. Makers of popular brands like Lisa's Dips, Naked Locals Soups, Bean Supreme and Vegie ...

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  • Gentle World

    A vegan charitable trust and community based in the North Island. A non-profit educational organisation since ...

  • Vegan Society UK

    Information about veganism from the UK Vegan Society that is useful to New Zealanders. Includes nutritional ...

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  • Vegetarian rice dish

    Vegetarian Recipes

    Are you wondering what to prepare for your next vegetarian dish? Try one of these vegetarian recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or a healthy snacks.

  • Vegan burgers

    Vegan Recipes

    Peruse this collection of tasty international vegan recipes and be inspired to prepare some exquisite and delightful vegan meals.

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  • Freda Thorn

    Commented On Potpourri Vegetarian Cafe

    Disappointing! Really terrible food. We ordered the Falafel Burger and the Portabello Mushroom Burger, both came ...

  • Kirsten

    Commented On Barley

    Certainly not rabbit food! We are not vegan or even vegeterian, but are exploring options of ...