The Hottest Herbivore joints in town!
* This is a non-sponsored post, Vegan4Life has no affiliation with any of the businesses mentioned in this article and has not received any money, discounts or other forms of compensation from any of them – this is an independent blog post
For our Brisbane-based readers or visitors, we have listed some amazing vegan or vegan-friendly hotspots for you. Check out the list below for plant-based delights.
This hidden gem in Annerley consists of a cosy cafe with solely vegan drinks and a food truck next door that serves 100% vegan meals which you are allowed to bring into the cafe whilst sipping your flattie on oat milk. The retro interior with cosy couches and a little outdoor area has a real living room vibe to it. Even your omnivorous friends will feel at home here!
Fitz & Potts
We don’t know what to mention first: the amazing bar design (you have to see it for yourself), the delicious tapas (perfect to share with a group of friends, or a hot date!) and mouthwatering pizza, the great selection of vegan wines, beers and cocktails or the complimentary dog biscuits! It is absolutely no surprise that this gem won Brisbane’s best bar award in 2016 and 2018! Well worth the drive to Nundah. Note: your furry friend is allowed on the balcony with you and you can even buy them a doggo ice cream.
Netherworld Gaming Arcade
If you are looking for a fun night out in a retro gaming arcade with plenty yummy vegan menu options, look no further than Netherworld! This funky place is nestled in the heart of Fortitude Valley. Enjoy some tempura mushrooms whilst trying your luck at the slot machines, have a ‘’mimic mac ‘n cheese’’ whilst battling your mates on the game consoles or perhaps a ‘’vegan meatball sub’’ during some good old pinball machine fun. Finish with an apple-strawberry crumble over an epic board game marathon.
A Paddington classic, created by ‘’people who are passionate about everything plant-based’’. Their menu offers a vegan spin on all the classics, from loaded ‘beef’ nachos to schnitties and fried ‘chicken’. Bonus: they do take-away and also offer a fantastic family feast option!
The Green Edge
Grocery shopping, brekky and coffee in one! What else could a herbivore wish for? Drop in at this lovely cafe / grocery shop in Windsor to fill your pantry and your belly. On Fridays and Saturdays they stay open for dinner too.
The name alone is enough to win us over (if you haven’t seen the 2008 Seth Rogan classic The Pineapple Express yet, go watch it!). But whereas in the movie the protagonists make some rather unhealthy lifestyle choices, this cafe is all about the superfoods! Head over to Hamilton for smoothies, acai bowls or their delicious quinoa/tomato/falafel wraps.
Charlie’s Raw Squeeze
Charlie’s is here to satisfy all your sweet cravings! From raw treats and gelato to cakes and smoothies. You can find them at nine different locations in Brisbane (lucky us!) with two of those locations also serving delish plant-based burgers.
An absolute classic – well-known and loved by locals: this Mount Gravatt institute offers a mix of mostly Asian food with a touch of Italian. Seems an odd combo perhaps but their lasagne is as divine as their laksa!
Absolute heaven for herbivores! This vegan bakery satisfies both your savoury and sweet cravings. From plant-based sausage roll and pies to gorgeous cakes. Drop in or have your goodies delivered to your doorstep so you don’t have to pause Netflix, leave the couch or change out of your PJ’s.
This place arguably has the best business slogan ever: ‘’the only thing we are killing is your appetite’’. The menu is simple but oh so delicious, no option on there disappoints. If you are on a tight budget, make sure to drop in on Mondays for ‘’Monday Madness’’ where all burgers are only $10, on Tuesdays for the ‘’2 burgers for only 15 bucks’’ deal or on Wednesdays when all pancakes are half price. Moo-free is located at Morningside and North Lakes.
Perhaps the most surprising option on this list: a vegan-friendly brewery. Located at Petrie Terrace, CBD. Sample their big range of home-brewed IPA’s before munching on their famous vegan cheeseburger. Don’t forget to order a side of the cauliflower wings, to die for! Or actually… nothing died for it. That’s kind of the point ;).
Last but not least: just because we are vegan, does not mean we need to miss out on some fine dining. Bacchus in the Rydges hotel on Southbank offers a vegan degustation menu! The raving reviews don’t lie: this culinary trip through seven gorgeous courses is the perfect date for a special occasion.
*Please note that at the time of writing (July 2020) Bacchus is not yet reopened as the Rydges is operating as a quarantaine hotel.