South Island Vegetarian Restaurants

  • 1040 Takeaways

    Avg. Rating:
    3.5/5
    Total Votes:
    30
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    A takeaway shop that cooks their chips in canola oil, making them veg-friendly.

  • Akbabas Authentic Turkish Cuisine

    Avg. Rating:
    3.3/5
    Total Votes:
    6
    • Nelson
    • Vegetarian Options

    Authentic Turkish cuisine with several vegetarian items at Akbaba’s including the rice dish, Iskender, hummus dip, salad and dolma.

  • Arcadia Organics

    Avg. Rating:
    3.8/5
    Total Votes:
    5
    • Motueka
    • Vegetarian Options

    Shop with a cafe lounge area. Stocks organic produce, dry goods, vegetarian choices.

  • Arrowtown House Boutique Hotel

    Avg. Rating:
    3.5/5
    Total Votes:
    17
    • Queentown
    • Vegetarian Options

    Chef-Owner Jeanette Brough won the breakfast category in the The New Zealand Vegetarian Dish Challenge.

  • Barefoot Eatery

    Avg. Rating:
    4.2/5
    Total Votes:
    6
    • Christchurch
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Coming to you from the talented folks at the Greenroots Juicery, the Barefoot Eatery serves organic, refined sugar free, gluten free, 100% vegan meals and treats as well as their …

  • Bear Lion Foods

    Avg. Rating:
    3.8/5
    Total Votes:
    17
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    Handmade food using as many organic and locally sourced ingredients as possible, with options for vegetarians and vegans. Also available at Riccarton House farmer’s market on a Saturday morning.

  • Beat Street Cafe

    Avg. Rating:
    3.2/5
    Total Votes:
    19
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    Beat Street Cafe prides itself on using fresh local ingredients and offers quality organic coffee.

  • Bespoke Kitchen

    Avg. Rating:
    4/5
    Total Votes:
    1
    • Queenstown
    • Vegetarian Options

    Queenstown cafe serving yummy vegan pancakes, smoothie bowls, bircher muesli and vegan benedict, along with a range of cabinet options.

  • Bikanervala – Christchurch

    Avg. Rating:
    3.1/5
    Total Votes:
    19
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    Modern Indian restaurant with an elaborate street food menu. All items are vegetarian and there are heaps of vegan options too.

  • Black Cat Café

    Avg. Rating:
    3.4/5
    Total Votes:
    21
    • Dunedin
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Owner operated vegan cafe selling 100% plant based food and ethical trade Brazilian/Colombian specialty coffee. Gluten free, nut free, oil free and refined sugar free options available.

  • Bolina Sweets and Indian Restaurant

    Avg. Rating:
    4/5
    Total Votes:
    3
    • Christchurch
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Indian restaurant in Christchurch serving authentic vegetarian sweets, snacks and meals.

  • Broccoli Row

    Avg. Rating:
    3.8/5
    Total Votes:
    22
    • Nelson
    • Vegetarian Options

    Nelson cafe with a focus on quality vegetarian and seafood dishes.

  • Cafe Society

    Avg. Rating:
    1/5
    Total Votes:
    2
    • Queenstown
    • Vegetarian Options

    Modern cafe in the heart of Frankton, Queenstown with both vegetarian and vegan as well as gluten free options available daily in both the deli and canvas menu.

  • Caribe Latin Kitchen

    Avg. Rating:
    3.6/5
    Total Votes:
    7
    • Queenstown
    • Vegetarian Options

    Latin American, Caribbean and Mexican food with a number of vegetarian options in the form of tapas, burritos and quesadillas.

  • Catnap Cat Cafe

    Avg. Rating:
    4/5
    Total Votes:
    1
    • Christchurch
    • 100% Vegetarian

    The South Island’s first cat cafe! Located in Christchurch and complete with great coffee, a delicious selection of cabinet food and free WiFi, Catnap Cat Cafe offer you the opportunity …

  • Charming Thai Restaurant

    Total Votes:
    0
    • Ashburton
    • Vegetarian Options

    Thai food restaurant situated in Ashburton. Offers tofu dishes and will make vegetarian or vegan upon request. Dine in or takeaway.

  • Claude’s Kitchen

    Avg. Rating:
    3.9/5
    Total Votes:
    12
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    A unique casual cafe serving breakfast, lunch, good coffee and amazing vegan cake!

  • Coriander’s – Bush Inn

    Total Votes:
    0
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    The culinary art of selecting piquant condiments and aromatic herbs makes Coriander’s a unique place to wine and dine. 

  • Coriander’s – Rolleston

    Total Votes:
    0
    • Rolleston
    • Vegetarian Options

    The culinary art of selecting piquant condiments and aromatic herbs makes Coriander’s a unique place to wine and dine.

  • Coriander’s – St Asaph

    Avg. Rating:
    3.5/5
    Total Votes:
    25
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    The culinary art of selecting piquant condiments and aromatic herbs makes Coriander’s a unique place to wine and dine.

  • Coriander’s Hanmer Springs

    Total Votes:
    0
    • Hanmer Springs
    • Vegetarian Options

    The culinary art of selecting piquant condiments and aromatic herbs makes Coriander’s a unique place to wine and dine.

  • Dream Garden Vegetarian Cafe

    Avg. Rating:
    3.4/5
    Total Votes:
    38
    • Christchurch
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Mostly Asian vegan, some vegetarian and interesting vegetarian mock meat dishes such as roasted hedgehog.

  • Dux Dine

    Avg. Rating:
    3.3/5
    Total Votes:
    33
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    The famous Dux de Lux dining experience is back and now located in Riccarton.

  • East St Eats and Bar

    Avg. Rating:
    3.2/5
    Total Votes:
    70
    • Nelson
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Vegetarian restaurant with several vegan and gluten free options available.

  • Farelli’s Trattoria

    Avg. Rating:
    5/5
    Total Votes:
    1
    • Queenstown
    • Vegetarian Options

    Italian style dining that is simple, casual and rustic. A separate vegan menu is available.

  • Fat Badgers Pizza Bar

    Total Votes:
    0
    • Queenstown
    • Vegetarian Options

    Pizza restaurant serving vegan a complete range pizza options, starters and sides.

  • Five Stars Vietnamese Restaurant

    Avg. Rating:
    3.3/5
    Total Votes:
    8
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    Plenty of tofu-based veggie options and flexibility with removing egg and fish sauce from standard menu items.

  • Flo Coffee and Tea House

    Avg. Rating:
    3.7/5
    Total Votes:
    11
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    Mainly vegetarian food and a very friendly atmosphere. Next to the Rudolph Steiner School in St Martins.

  • Formosa Delight Cafe

    Avg. Rating:
    3.7/5
    Total Votes:
    20
    • Dunedin
    • Vegetarian Options

    Homegrown, fresh, organic food with a strong Taiwanese influence. Offering a wide range of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.The service is always friendly and the owners have a real passion …

  • Governer’s Bay Hotel

    Avg. Rating:
    3.5/5
    Total Votes:
    2
    • Govenors Bay 8971
    • Vegetarian Options

    Restaurant situated in the iconic Governors Bay Hotel, catering for all diets including vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free and vegan. Sourcing fresh produce both from their own gardens and locally, …

  • Grater Goods Cafe

    Avg. Rating:
    4.7/5
    Total Votes:
    3
    • Christchurch
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Christchurch based vegan butchery and deli/cafe specialising in vegan meats and cheeses. Stop by for a takeaway deli sandwich or stay for coffee, beer, wine and and one the delicious …

  • Gre3n Superfood And Juice Bar – Ferrymead

    Avg. Rating:
    4.5/5
    Total Votes:
    2
    • Christchurch
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Juice Bar in Christchurch East serving healthy, dairy free and gluten free superfood smoothies, juices and acai bowls as well as predominantly vegan cabinet foods.

  • Gre3n Superfood And Juice Bar – Little High

    Avg. Rating:
    5/5
    Total Votes:
    1
    • Christchurch
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Juice Bar in central Christchurch serving healthy, dairy free and gluten free superfood smoothies, juices and acai bowls as well as predominantly vegan cabinet foods.

  • Gre3n Superfood And Juice Bar – Tahunanui

    Total Votes:
    0
    • Nelson
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Juice Bar in Nelson serving healthy, dairy free and gluten free superfood smoothies, juices and acai bowls as well as predominantly vegan cabinet foods.

  • Gre3n Superfood And Juice Bar – The Colombo

    Avg. Rating:
    4.5/5
    Total Votes:
    2
    • Christchurch
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Juice Bar in central Christchurch serving healthy, dairy free and gluten free superfood smoothies, juices and acai bowls as well as predominantly vegan cabinet foods.

  • Habebes Lebanese

    Avg. Rating:
    3.5/5
    Total Votes:
    31
    • Queenstown
    • Vegetarian Options

    Plenty of vegetarian options can be found at Habebes in Queenstown – menus for celiac and vegan foods available.

  • Hell Pizza Dunedin South

    Total Votes:
    0
    • Dunedin
    • Vegetarian Options

    The national chain has a shop in Dunedin that sells their range of vegetarian gourmet pizzas as well as a vegan option (ask for the “SinisterThe national chain has a …

  • Hell Pizza Ferry Road

    Avg. Rating:
    3.6/5
    Total Votes:
    21
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    Hell Pizza allows you to customise the toppings you want to create the vegetarian or vegan pizza of your choice.

  • Hell Pizza Invercargill

    Total Votes:
    0
    • Invercargill
    • Vegetarian Options

    The national chain has a shop in Invercargill that sells their range of vegetarian gourmet pizzas as well as a vegan option (ask for the “Sinister”).

  • Hell Pizza Queenstown

    Total Votes:
    0
    • Queenstown
    • Vegetarian Options

    The national chain has a shop in Queenstown that sells their range of vegetarian gourmet pizzas as well as a vegan option (ask for the “Sinister”).

  • Herb Centre Café

    Avg. Rating:
    4.3/5
    Total Votes:
    17
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    Many dietary options made from fresh seasonal ingredients.

  • Hislops Wholefood Cafe

    Avg. Rating:
    4.6/5
    Total Votes:
    8
    • Kaikoura
    • Vegetarian Options

    Hislops Cafe serves fresh wholefoods of a consistently high quality with a number of vegetarian options.

  • Kaikoura Bakery

    Avg. Rating:
    3/5
    Total Votes:
    8
    • Kaikoura
    • Vegetarian Options

    The Kaikoura Bakery has a huge variety of fresh breads made every morning.

  • Kimi Ora Eco Resort

    Avg. Rating:
    4.4/5
    Total Votes:
    5
    • Kaiteriteri
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Kimi Ora Eco Resorts restaurant is known as “The Views” – enjoy delicious vegetarian food while overlooking the famous Kaiteriteri Bay. Caters for both in house and external guests for …

  • Krishna Food Caravan

    Avg. Rating:
    3.6/5
    Total Votes:
    15
    • Nelson
    • 100% Vegetarian

    A vegetarian food stand selling cheap and cheerful Hare Krishna inspired food.

  • Le Xom

    Avg. Rating:
    4/5
    Total Votes:
    3
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

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

  • Let Them Eat Vegan

    Avg. Rating:
    5/5
    Total Votes:
    1
    • Dunedin
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Deli/cafe located in central Dunedin serving homemade 100% vegan cheeses, sandwiches and much more.

  • Lighthouse Cafe

    Avg. Rating:
    3.7/5
    Total Votes:
    9
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    Has good vegetarian and vegan options, vegan biscuit and soy latte is a great combination!

  • Little India Bistro and Tandoor

    Avg. Rating:
    4.1/5
    Total Votes:
    10
    • Dunedin
    • Vegetarian Options

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

  • Little India Merivale

    Avg. Rating:
    4.3/5
    Total Votes:
    8
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    Indulge yourself in the real taste of fine Indian cuisine.

  • Lord of the Fries

    Total Votes:
    0
    • Queenstown
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Ethical fast food restaurant serving vegetarian burgers, hot dogs and more! Dine-in or take away in four great locations around NZ – Auckland CBD and Uptown, Wellington and Queenstown.

  • Loving Hut Nelson

    Avg. Rating:
    3.7/5
    Total Votes:
    10
    • Nelson
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Loving Hut Nelson is a mobile food wagon that is 100% Vegan. Located once a week at Nelson Saturday Markets 8am – 1pm.

  • Merry Thai

    Avg. Rating:
    3.6/5
    Total Votes:
    14
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    A veg-friendly restaurants that indicates the options that are vegetarian/vegan.

  • Moment Cafe

    Avg. Rating:
    3.3/5
    Total Votes:
    3
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    Christchurch cafe with a focus on local foods and suppliers catering to any dietary requirement or preference. Online reservations available.

  • Pepe’s Mexican Grill

    Avg. Rating:
    3.4/5
    Total Votes:
    7
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    Pepe’s goes to great lengths to cook their vegetarian dishes on a separate grill. Choice of vegetarian burrito, salad, bowl and taco, can be made vegan.

  • Pita Pit

    Avg. Rating:
    3/5
    Total Votes:
    3
    • Invercargill
    • Vegetarian Options

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

  • Portershed

    Avg. Rating:
    4.2/5
    Total Votes:
    41
    • Christchurch
    • 100% Vegetarian

    An authentic vintage specialty plant-based cafe located in Addington, Christchurch.

  • Potpourri Vegetarian Cafe

    Avg. Rating:
    3.3/5
    Total Votes:
    37
    • Dunedin
    • 100% Vegetarian

    A vegetarian and vegan cafe, open six days a week. The cafe is open for evening dining from Monday to Friday.

  • Priya

    Avg. Rating:
    1.9/5
    Total Votes:
    14
    • Greymouth
    • Vegetarian Options

    Indian restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Can make vegetarian dishes and will accommodate vegans upon request.

  • Pure Pulp

    Total Votes:
    0
    • Christchurch
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Makers of freshly made juices and smoothies made from organic (where possible) locally sourced fruits and vegetables. Find Pure Pulp at the Re:START Mall, or the Lytttelton Farmers Market.

  • Rangoon Ruby

    Avg. Rating:
    4.1/5
    Total Votes:
    16
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    Serving authentic Burmese cuisine with excellent vegan menu, bookings are highly recommended. Sister restaurant to popular Bodhi Tree restaurant on Ilam Road (now closed).

  • Raw Sugar Cafe

    Avg. Rating:
    4.3/5
    Total Votes:
    26
    • Christchurch
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Vegan friendly cafe based in central Christchurch serving delicious meals and great coffee. Gluten free, allergies and intolerance’s well catered for. 

  • Rehab

    Avg. Rating:
    2.9/5
    Total Votes:
    8
    • Queenstown
    • Vegetarian Options

    Health food restaurant serving lots of vegan and vegetarian options, sourced from local produce.

  • Sema’s Thai Cuisine

    Avg. Rating:
    3.9/5
    Total Votes:
    22
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    One of the best Thai restaurants in town that also offers a great Thai vegetarian selection.

  • She Universe

    Avg. Rating:
    4.1/5
    Total Votes:
    18
    • Lyttelton
    • Vegetarian Options

    Home to a range of decadent vegan treats, as well as vegetarian meals.

  • Shree Jagannath Cafe & Restaurant

    Avg. Rating:
    2/5
    Total Votes:
    1
    • Christchurch
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Vegetarian restaurant located in the heart of Christchurch, offering a fusion of Kiwi and Indian inspired cuisine including samosa’s, spring rolls, quiche, vegetarian pizza and South Indian dishes.

  • Slow Store Wholefood Eatery

    Avg. Rating:
    3.3/5
    Total Votes:
    3
    • Queenstown
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Plant based eatery and coffee studio set up as part the SLOW concept store.

  • South of India

    Avg. Rating:
    4/5
    Total Votes:
    11
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    Embark on a culinary journey of the Indian Subcontinent, with several vegetarian options.

  • Subway Invercargill

    Avg. Rating:
    3/5
    Total Votes:
    1
    • Invercargill
    • Vegetarian Options

    Both of the vegetarian sandwiches offered can easily be turned vegan by request. Perfect for a quick and easy lunch.

  • Taaftan Moroccan Restaurant

    Avg. Rating:
    5/5
    Total Votes:
    1
    • Rangiora
    • Vegetarian Options

    Dine in restaurant serving a great selection of traditional Moroccan food with vegetarian options. 

  • Tajmahal Indian Restuarant

    Avg. Rating:
    2.7/5
    Total Votes:
    3
    • Dunedin
    • Vegetarian Options

    Offering Indian food of a consistently high standard, with a good selection of vegetarian options. Both dine in and takeaway options available as well as delivery.

  • Taste Nature

    Avg. Rating:
    5/5
    Total Votes:
    1
    • Dunedin
    • Vegetarian Options

    Dunedin based organic grocery store and eatery. Featuring seasonal produce from local growers and a range of bulk wholefoods. 

  • Thai Container

    Avg. Rating:
    3.6/5
    Total Votes:
    13
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    Thai container is a pop up type restaurant with limited open air tables, and has good vegetarian/vegan options on the menu. Reasonably priced too, under $15.00 for most items, highly …

  • ThaitaniuM

    Avg. Rating:
    3.5/5
    Total Votes:
    12
    • Queenstown
    • Vegetarian Options

    Located at the Remarkables Shopping Park just outside Queenstown, offering authentic Thai dishes with a number of vegetarian options. Coffee and sweet treats also available.

  • The Bicycle Thief

    Avg. Rating:
    3/5
    Total Votes:
    2
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    Modern Italian fusion restaurant with a separate vegan, gluten free, and dairy free menu. 

  • The Brewery Bar

    Avg. Rating:
    3.5/5
    Total Votes:
    17
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    Cassels & Sons is a craft brewery, brew bar, deli-cafe and wood fired pizza restaurant.

  • The Bridge Bar and Cafe

    Avg. Rating:
    3.4/5
    Total Votes:
    5
    • Greymouth
    • Vegetarian Options

    Picturesque dining with wonderful food, and several vegetarian choices.

  • The Fermentist

    Avg. Rating:
    3.8/5
    Total Votes:
    8
    • Christchurch
    • 100% Vegetarian

    A microbrewery and restaurant with a great selection of healthy and responsibly sourced vegetarian dishes with an emphasis on fermentation, most items can be vegan upon request.

  • The Good Earth Cafe

    Avg. Rating:
    3.4/5
    Total Votes:
    25
    • Dunedin
    • Vegetarian Options

    The Good Earth Cafe offers high quality organic, vegetarian meals made from scratch every day. Serving breakfast, brunch and lunches.

  • The Herb Centre Cafe

    Avg. Rating:
    3.9/5
    Total Votes:
    21
    • Christchurch
    • 100% Vegetarian

    A vegetarian cafe with vegan options such as muffin of the day, smoothies and veggie burgers. A clinic and health shop are also on the premises.

  • The Lotus Heart

    Avg. Rating:
    4.4/5
    Total Votes:
    166
    • Christchurch
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Delicious, healthy and 100% vegetarian food with lots of vegan options and gluten free support.

  • The Origin

    Avg. Rating:
    3.6/5
    Total Votes:
    15
    • Christchurch
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Cafe serving specialty teas and coffee accompanied by pure vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Open for breakfast and lunch with all food made on site, from scratch.  

  • The Shroom Room

    Avg. Rating:
    3.9/5
    Total Votes:
    8
    • Lyttelton
    • 100% Vegetarian

    A vegetarian restaurant in Lyttelton with an eclectic style, serving coffee, breakfast and lunch.

  • The Taj Indian Kitchen

    Avg. Rating:
    3.4/5
    Total Votes:
    5
    • Queenstown
    • Vegetarian Options

      Boutique Indian restaurant catering for vegetarian and vegan requests along with serving plenty of vegetarian selections on the menu.

  • Town Tonic

    Avg. Rating:
    4.5/5
    Total Votes:
    4
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    Modern eatery in Christchurch with a menu made from fresh, locally sourced produce. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering a good range vegan and allergy friendly options.

  • Untouched World Kitchen

    Avg. Rating:
    4.3/5
    Total Votes:
    11
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    One of New Zealand’s leading sustainable cafes, Untouched World Kitchen offers delicious, innovative and fresh cuisine sourced from sustainable and organic local producers.

  • V Burgers – Food Stall

    Total Votes:
    0
    • Nelson
    • Vegetarian Options

    Food Stall in Nelson selling delicious fresh and healthy vegetarian and vegan burgers. Gluten free available on request.

  • Villa 23

    Avg. Rating:
    3.6/5
    Total Votes:
    13
    • Christchurch
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Christchurch based vegetarian and healthy eating cafe. Specialists in seasonal meal and drink options. Open all day with free car parking available. 

  • Vudu Cafe & Larder

    Avg. Rating:
    3.4/5
    Total Votes:
    27
    • Queenstown
    • Vegetarian Options

    Tipped as being one of the best cafe’s in Queenstown. Vudu serves good coffee and good food. Try the breakfast quesidilla for a different way to start your day!

  • Water Drop Vegetarian Cafe

    Avg. Rating:
    4.4/5
    Total Votes:
    17
    • Christchurch
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Located at the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple.  Has a relaxed atmosphere with a nice view of water through the front window.  A wide variety of dishes are available such as …

  • Watson’s Eatery

    Avg. Rating:
    3.3/5
    Total Votes:
    7
    • Dunedin
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Vegan cafe in central Dunedin serving cabinet food and a small menu. 

  • Waxy O’Shea’s

    Avg. Rating:
    4/5
    Total Votes:
    1
    • Invercargill
    • Vegetarian Options

    This Irish-styled pub is capable of catering to both vegetarians and vegans, and for the latter in particular can make special arrangements for dairy-free cheese if notified in advance.

  • Welcome Chinese Vegetarian Cafe

    Avg. Rating:
    3.8/5
    Total Votes:
    34
    • Christchurch
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Welcome Vegetarian serves Fresh and delicious food.

  • Wholly Bagels & Pizza

    Avg. Rating:
    4.8/5
    Total Votes:
    5
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    Passionate providers of bagels and pizzas. 100% New Zealand ingredients wherever possible.

  • Zen’s Kitchen

    Avg. Rating:
    4/5
    Total Votes:
    4
    • Murchison
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Local food caravan providing 100% vegan healthy food with options for those with different dietary needs. Organic produce and ingredients are used where possible. 

  • Zookeepers Cafe Invercargill

    Avg. Rating:
    3/5
    Total Votes:
    3
    • Invercargill
    • Vegetarian Options

    Cafe and breakfast bar that happily obliges any request for a vegan or vegetarian dish, and offers up tasty salads and falafels.