Monday, July 15, 2024

Top Vegan Eats in Melbourne – North Side

Vegan Cafe Near Me

Save this totally vegan guide for your next Melbourne trip so you wont have to keep googling vegan cafe near me every time you get hungry, and prepare for a lip-smacking, feel good journey.

Smith & Daughters

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Smith & Daughters

107 Cambridge St, Colliingwood

If you haven’t heard of Smith & Daughters, then you’re definitely not a local. Awarded the Best Vegan Restaurant 2021, it’s also one of Melbourne’s favourite hangs. Top chef Shannon Martinez has proven that vegan food is anything but bland. Inventive, Italian inspired meals that will make you fall in love with vegan fare. Treat yourself to the banquet menu for the full Smith & Daughters experience. Bellisimo!

Currrently, they’re doing Christmas pre-orders. 

Smith & Deli

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Smith & Deli

111 Moor St, Fitzroy 

Not your average corner deli. This is yet another brainchild of Shannon Martinez, Smith & Deli is sandwich heaven. Fully stocked with everything from a veganized McMuffin to baked “cheesecakes”, this is a Melbourne icon. The glass-fronted deli is filled with every mock meat and cheeses imaginable, perfect for your next charcuterie board.

Stay tuned because they’re in the process of moving to Collingwood.

Red Sparrow Pizza

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Red Sparrow Pizza

406 Smith St, Collingwood

Melbourne’s only all-vegan pizzeria is nestled in Collingwood. Here you’ll find traditional wood fired pizzas with 100% animal-free experimental toppings, from classic pepperoni to a cheeseburger pizza. Be sure to add some waffle fries and maybe even stay for a sneaky salted caramel pretzel cheesecake. 


Vegan Cafe Ballards

915 High St, Thornbury 

An entirely vegan restaurant that features an ever-changing menu full of pub style meals that are more tasty than you’ll probably find in any pub. Think fish and chips made from beer-battered artichokes, caramelised leek cream with pickled rabe and baby carrots with seaweed butter. Potato fans, never fear! There is always gnocchi on the menu. Looking for a cheap meal? On a budget? Tuesdays are $3 tacos and Sunday’s is the night for an $18 roast. 

Lentil as Anything

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Lentil as Anything

562-564 High St, Thornbury

A unique pay -as -you- feel restaurant full of hearty vegan meals. A generous(an enthusiastic  group of dedicated volunteers run both the Thornbury and Abbotsford locations, giving work and meals to the disadvantaged. Help spread the love by ordering one of their hearty lasagne’s or curry of the day.


Kevabs - vegan cafe near me

89 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Melbourne’s first all-vegan “Kevab” shop is the place to get your Turkish food fix, cruelty-free of course. Their special in-house pea-protein “meat” is served wrapped in pita bread with lettuce, tomato, sumac onion and tursu (pickled vegetables). Kevabs have a rotating range of scrumptious salads along with special sweets for the perfect little pick me up.

Vegie Bar

Veggie Bar - vegan cafe
Vegie Bar

380 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

If large dishes full of veggies are your thing, be sure to book a table at the iconic Vegie Bar. It’s an institution that’s been going for 33 years! Taking foodie inspiration from all over the globe, Vegie bar classics includes Noodly Lasksa, Stacked Burgers and Wholefood Bowl. Don’t forget to nip next door to Girls & Boys for an ice-creamy treat once you are done (if you can fit it in!)


Transformer - vegan cafe

99 Rose St, Fitzroy

Vegie Bar’s sophisticated sibling, Transformer serves up a refined and experimental menu of plant-based meals. Presenting a fine dining experience of small plates of local, organic fares paired with innovative cocktails. Always say yes to their coconut yoghurt sorbet and meringue dessert.

See more:

Vegan Cafe Near Me – Adelaide
Vegan Cafe Near Me – Perth

Featured Image via Smith & Daughters

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