South Island Vegetarian Restaurants

  • 1040 Takeaways

    Avg. Rating:
    3.8/5
    Total Votes:
    19
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

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

  • 124 Cafe on MacKay

    Total Votes:
    0
    • Greymouth
    • Vegetarian Options

    One of few places in Greymouth that offers cafe style off street dining.

  • Akbabas Turkish Kebab

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

    There are 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:
    3.9/5
    Total Votes:
    14
    • Queentown
    • Vegetarian Options

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

  • Bear Lion Foods

    Avg. Rating:
    3.6/5
    Total Votes:
    8
    • 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:
    15
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

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

  • Broccoli Row

    Avg. Rating:
    3.6/5
    Total Votes:
    17
    • Nelson
    • Vegetarian Options

    A mostly vegetarian cafe open for lunch only.

  • Caribe Latin Kitchen

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

    A number of vegetarian options in the form of tapas, burritos and quesadillas.

  • Charming

    Total Votes:
    0
    • Ashburton
    • Vegetarian Options

    Thai food restaurant. Has tofu and will make dishes vegetarian or vegan upon request.

  • Chinwag Thai

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

    Delicious authentic Thai flavours in a warm, contemporary restaurant environment. Good vegetarian and dairy-free options from start to finish, as well as a range of cocktails and desserts.

  • Circadian Rhythm

    Avg. Rating:
    3.5/5
    Total Votes:
    45
    • Dunedin
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Enjoy plenty of vegan options at Circadian Rythm. The cafe has an extensive menu with a wide selection of vegan cookies and cakes. Live music is played on Friday and …

  • Claude’s Kitchen

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

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

  • Coriander’s

    Avg. Rating:
    3.4/5
    Total Votes:
    23
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

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

  • Delicacy

    Avg. Rating:
    2.5/5
    Total Votes:
    4
    • Dunedin
    • Vegetarian Options

    Lots of salads and other clearly marked vegetarian and vegan options, made from organic local produce.

  • Dream Garden Vegetarian Cafe

    Avg. Rating:
    3.3/5
    Total Votes:
    28
    • 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:
    23
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

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

  • East Street Vegetarian Cafe Bar

    Avg. Rating:
    3.3/5
    Total Votes:
    45
    • Nelson
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Vegetarian restaurant with several vegan and gluten free options available.

  • Five Stars Vietnamese Restaurant

    Avg. Rating:
    3.7/5
    Total Votes:
    6
    • 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:
    3.8/5
    Total Votes:
    10
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

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

  • Fo Guang Tea House

    Avg. Rating:
    4.3/5
    Total Votes:
    13
    • Christchurch
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Closed early 2013 due to earthquake repairs.

  • Formosa Delight

    Avg. Rating:
    3.6/5
    Total Votes:
    17
    • Dunedin
    • Vegetarian Options

    Homegrown, fresh, organic food with a strong Taiwanese influence. There are almost too many choices on the menu and there is a wide-range of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.The service …

  • Governer’s Bay Hotel

    Avg. Rating:
    4/5
    Total Votes:
    1
    • 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, …

  • GT Organics Cafe & Grocer

    Avg. Rating:
    3.7/5
    Total Votes:
    15
    • Christchurch
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Offers a deli cabinet, salad bar and menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also contains an organic grocery market with many allergy-friendly foods.

  • Habebes Lebanese

    Avg. Rating:
    3.5/5
    Total Votes:
    27
    • Queenstown
    • Vegetarian Options

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

  • 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”).

  • Herb Centre Café

    Avg. Rating:
    4.3/5
    Total Votes:
    15
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    Many dietary options made from fresh seasonal ingredients.

  • Hislops Wholefood Cafe

    Avg. Rating:
    4.6/5
    Total Votes:
    7
    • 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:
    4
    • Kaikoura
    • Vegetarian Options

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

  • Kimi Ora Spa 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

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

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

  • Le Xom

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

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

  • Lighthouse Cafe

    Avg. Rating:
    3.3/5
    Total Votes:
    4
    • 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:
    3.9/5
    Total Votes:
    8
    • 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:
    6
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

    Indulge yourself in the real taste of fine Indian cuisine.

  • Little India Queenstown

    Avg. Rating:
    3/5
    Total Votes:
    24
    • Queenstown
    • Vegetarian Options

    Little India established since 1994, has consistently shown high standards in Indian Cuisine and enjoys the reputation of one of Queenstown’s favourites.

  • Loving Hut Nelson

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

    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:
    13
    • Christchurch
    • Vegetarian Options

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

  • Pepe’s Mexican Grill

    Avg. Rating:
    3.5/5
    Total Votes:
    2
    • 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.

  • Potpourri

    Avg. Rating:
    3.4/5
    Total Votes:
    31
    • Dunedin
    • 100% Vegetarian

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

  • Priya

    Avg. Rating:
    1.5/5
    Total Votes:
    10
    • Greymouth
    • Vegetarian Options

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

  • Rangoon Ruby

    Avg. Rating:
    3.9/5
    Total Votes:
    11
    • 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).

  • Rehab

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

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

  • Salad Bowl

    Avg. Rating:
    2.5/5
    Total Votes:
    11
    • Nelson
    • Vegetarian Options

    Healthy, fresh and delicious ‘fast food’ with plenty of selection.

  • Sema’s Thai Cuisine

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

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

  • She Chocolat

    Avg. Rating:
    4/5
    Total Votes:
    17
    • Lyttelton
    • Vegetarian Options

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

  • Shop Eight Food & Wine

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

    Shop Eight Food & Wine is a small restaurant on New Regent Street with has strong sustainability and environmental values. It has a small daily changing menu and each menu …

  • South of India

    Avg. Rating:
    4.1/5
    Total Votes:
    9
    • 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.

  • Tajmahal Indian Restuarant

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

    Formerly known as the the Curry Box, Tajmahal Indian Restuarant, prepares Indian food of a consistently high standard.  The vegetarian options are excellent and service is quick for both dine …

  • Taste Nature

    Total Votes:
    0
    • 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:
    3.9/5
    Total Votes:
    10
    • 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:
    3.6/5
    Total Votes:
    10
    • 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 Brewery

    Avg. Rating:
    3.6/5
    Total Votes:
    14
    • 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:
    2/5
    Total Votes:
    1
    • Greymouth
    • Vegetarian Options

    Picturesque dining with wonderful food, and several vegetarian choices.

  • The Good Earth Cafe

    Avg. Rating:
    3.5/5
    Total Votes:
    22
    • Dunedin
    • Vegetarian Options

    The Good Earth offers high quality organic, vegetarian meals. Features New Zealand Pacific Fusion chef’s specials with a contemporary edge, plus locally roasted fair trade coffee. The cafe recycles from …

  • The Herb Centre Cafe

    Avg. Rating:
    3.9/5
    Total Votes:
    15
    • 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:
    156
    • Christchurch
    • 100% Vegetarian

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

  • The Origin

    Total Votes:
    0
    • 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
    • Vegetarian Options

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

  • Untouched World Native Garden Cafe

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

    Native Garden Cafe offers a delicious, innovative and fresh cuisine that is organic where possible.

  • Vudu Cafe

    Avg. Rating:
    3.4/5
    Total Votes:
    24
    • 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 Christchurch

    Total Votes:
    0
    • Christchurch
    • 100% Vegetarian

    Vegetarian restaurant/cafe housed within the Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery in Christchurch. Vegan and gluten free options available. 

  • 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:
    33
    • 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.

  • Zookeepers Cafe

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

    A top-notch cafe that happily obliges any request for a vegan or vegetarian dish, offering up tasty salads and falafels.