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Vegetarian-friendly Restaurants

The following is a list of vegetarian-friendly restaurants throughout New Zealand.

Please note, these have not be certified by us (unless a certification logo is beside them) and the handling of non-vegetarian/vegan items may not necessarily be free of cross-contamination. Also, eateries tend to open and close frequently, as well as change menus and ownership, so this list is neither comprehensive nor always accurate.

We offer this list as a good place to find dining options, but it is up to you to check before you eat. Please let us know of any others that are suitable to add, or if you feel we should remove one.


Burger Fuel NZ Vegetarian Society Approve Logo - 100% vegetarian. A good business opportunity. have outlets thoughout NZ. The vegetarian burger patties have been NZVS Approved.

Hell Pizza NZ Vegetarian Society Approve Logo - 100% vegetarian. A good business opportunity. have outlets throughout NZ. Five NZVS Approved Pizzas, Quorn Tenders and Green Demon Pasta.

Subway Branches are throughout NZ and offer a vegetable patty option in their Classic Subs range.

Thai House Express
There are three branches of this restaurant in the North Island. They will prepare dishes without fish paste, animal stock or egg upon request.

Thai House Express
70 Broadway Ave
Palmerston North
(06) 353 7841

Thai House Express
194 Victoria Ave
(06) 345 8989

Thai House Express
79 Devon St West
New Plymouth
(06) 758 1179

There are Wagamama restaurants in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.


Hectors Restaurant NZ Vegetarian Society Approve Logo - 100% vegetarian. A good business opportunity.
Heritage Hotel
35 Hobson St
Auckland City
(09) 379 8553

Has an extensive vegan menu. The lobby bar is entirely vegan.

Jewel of India Restaurant
3/33 Tamaki Drive
Mission Bay
(09) 528 3856
This restaurant has a vegetarian buffet during the weekend – please contact them for details

Domain Ayr Cafe (formerly Kokako Cafe)
492 Parnell Rd
(09) 379 2868

422 Mt Eden Rd
Mt Eden
(09) 638 7263

Vegetarian food is on their menu, with vegan food available when requested in advance

The Oasis Café
43 High St
Auckland CBD
(09) 359 9115

Oh Calcutta**
149-155 Parnell Rd
(09) 377 9090

Vegetarian dishes which can easily be made vegan on request

Palace of India
17 Huron St
(09) 489 9911
This restaurant has a vegetarian and vegan menu available on request, with allergen info also noted. Recommended enthusiastically by a vegan member.

Ripe Delicatessen
172 Richmond Rd
Grey Lynn
(09) 360 6159

Deli and Café with a wide range of vegetarian and vegan salads and meals, including protein dishes

Soul Bar & Bistro**
Viaduct Harbour, Auckland City
(09) 356 7249

Soul Bar’s vegetarian menu can be adapted to vegan easily, and a complete vegan menu can be arranged with a phone call in advance

Hilton Hotel
Princes Wharf
147 Quay St
Auckland City
(09) 978 2000
White’s vegetarian dishes can be made vegan, and to request more choices, phone in advance
** Denotes restaurants you may find suitable for special occasions


Salmas Rasoi
6 Garden Place
Hamilton Central
(07) 839 7885

Other North Island areas

Fast Flavours
30 Albert st
027 339 0536

Thai Lemon Grass Restaurant
20 Seddon St
(07) 863 3003

The Big Apple Restaurant
584 Main South Rd
(07) 873 8753


17 Tamamutu Street
(07) 377 4549

River Vineyard and Restaurant
2/134 Old Mill Lane
Grace Road
(07) 386 6704


Clean Eats Cafe
332 Maunganui Rd
Mount Maunganui, Tauranga

George Cafe
91 Oceanbeach Rd
Omanu, Mount Maunganui

Grindz Cafe
50 First Avenue, Tauranga

Wild One
9 Prince Avenue, Mount Maunganui


Kawerau Hotel
1 Plunket Street
(07) 323 8029


Deluxe Expresso Bar
10 Kent Tce
(04) 801 5455
Next to the Embassy opposite Courtenay Place

234 Cuba Street
(04) 801 6868

Midnight Espresso
178 Cuba Street
(04) 384 7014

Oviedo Cafe
45 Pipitea street – Under the Department of Internal Affairs
(new chef has installed 2 new breakfast and lunch menus both of which are at least 90% vegan  or can be adapted to be vegan)

Southern Cross Garden Bar and Restaurant
39 Abel Smith St
(04) 384 9085



Dux de Lux
28 Riccarton Road
(03) 366 6919

Oak Tree Café
109 Brighton Mall
New Brighton
(03) 382 6220

The Orange Tree
789 Colombo St
(03) 366 3030

Vegetarian World (Cafe and Health Food Store) Organic coffee, home-made rolls, burgers and sandwiches for takeaway. Open 7 days a week, 10am to 7pm. New address: 180C Yaldhurst Rd Christchurch 8042

Penelope’s Cakery
Deli 32, New Regent Street