With a plethora of plant-based dining options popping up all over Adelaide, it’s never been easier to find fresh and delicious vegan food. From American-style diners, to classic pizzerias, to fine-dining restaurants and cafes dishing up wholesome meals with fresh, local produce, not to mention mouth-watering vegan treats, Adelaide’s impressive plant-based offering has blossomed. Whether you’re a full-time herbivore or open-minded omnivore, check out our guide to the best vegan restaurants in Adelaide and get more plants on your plate.
1. Nagev Plant Based and Vegan Cafe and Restaurant, Evandale
Vegan spelt backwards, Nagev is a dedicated plant-based café with an impressive brunch menu featuring lots of brekky options plus wraps, pies, burgers, pastries and baked goods, and a separate but equally drool-worthy dinner menu served Thursday and Friday. Tucked on bustling Payneham Road, this suburban sanctuary for cruelty free eats also has an extensive gluten free offering and a range of vegan cakes available to pre-order for special events.
2. Crux, Semaphore Park
A firm favourite in the Adelaide vegan community, this seaside herbivore hub serves up all-day breakfast with a plant-based twist. Fancy a BLT? Go one better with a toasted sandwich packed with house made rice paper bakon, cos lettuce, fresh tomato, avocado, vegan mac sauce and fries. Yes please! But then again how can we go past the peanut butter, jam and chocolate waffles? I guess we’ll just have to take both! A short stroll from picturesque Semaphore beach, Crux also has a substantial range of specialty coffee, tea, health elixirs, juices and smoothies and the kitchen is also entirely gluten free.
3. Two-Bit Villains, Adelaide CBD
Think eating vegan means forgoing favourites like cheese burgers, hot dogs and milkshakes? Pull up a seat at Two Bit Villains and think again. Perched above Rundle Mall in Adelaide Arcade, this meat-free Adelaide stalwart is reminiscent of a classic American diner, and trust us, you’ll want to loosen your belt buckle. With an exclusively vegetarian and vegan menu, all your plant-based fast food-style dreams are covered with more than 10 different vegan burgers featuring everything from vegan pulled “pork” to “fish” fillets and fried “chicken”, guaranteed to even fool your omnivore friends. Leave room for dessert, you won’t regret the salted peanut and chocolate sundae.
4. The Lost Deli, Norwood
Tucked down a leafy street just a stone’s throw away from Norwood Parade, The Lost Deli is a haven for herbivores in Adelaide’s east. With a seasonal 100% vegan menu including all your usual brunch suspects with a plant-twist (think tofu scramble and vegan pancakes), lunch dishes ranging from burgers to gnocchi, an impressive range of cakes and desserts, and smoothies and juices to wash it all down, you know where to find us on the weekend!
5. Plant B Life, Goodwood
Plant B Life is on a mission to get more plants on your plate. Dishing up home-style vegan meals on King William Road with an emphasis on showcasing nutritious, whole foods, this plant-based kitchen is a new addition to the Adelaide vegan scene. The perfect destination for people looking for ways to eat more plants, beyond a mouth-watering lunch menu, Plant B life also offers take home meals and treats, cooking classes and catering options. Every Friday night, they also host an interactive dining experience including a four-course meal with wine, cooking demonstrations and recipes to take home.
6. V Spot, St Morris
Ham and cheese, supreme and even meat-lovers pizza are back on the menu for vegans at V Spot Pizza Bar. This classic pizzeria dishes up 100% vegan carb heaven, including more than 20 types of pizza, garlic bread, pasta, dessert pizza and ice creams. About 10 minutes from the city on Magill Road in Adelaide’s east, you can eat in or takeaway, and if you can’t quite get off the couch, they’ll even deliver vegan-goodness straight to your door.
7. Allegra, Adelaide CBD
Vegan fine dining has found a home at Adelaide’s chic new Allegra Dining Room. Perched above Etica and from the same team behind the popular pizza restaurant on Gilles Street, this refined restaurant features a wholly-plant based menu designed by chef Elliot Vials. The set 10-item experience showcases local, seasonal produce with innovative cooking techniques sure to impress even the most apprehensive carnivore.
8. Metta Sol, Goodwood
Vietnamese-loving vegans rejoice! From pho to Banh Mi and noodle bowls, Goodwood’s 100% plant-based Vietnamese eatery Metta Sol has you covered. Dishing up meals inspired by the Vietnamese roots of owners Cindy and David, plus breakfast favourites with a twist, their motto is simple; eat good food. And they are helping Adelaide vegans do just that. Focusing on local, nutritious produce and with an emphasis on sustainability, Metta Sol ticks all the boxes.