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Canberra’s best vegan restaurants

Canberra's best vegan restaurants

Canberra's vibrant food scene has embraced the growing demand for vegan and plant-based dining options. Whether you're a committed vegan or simply looking to explore the world of plant-based cuisine, the nation's capital offers a range of places that cater to diverse tastes. So, we have created a list of some of the best vegan-friendly restaurants in Canberra.

Skip to the list of the Canberra's top vegan restaurants

  • Au Lac
  • Delhi to Canberra
  • Lazy Su
  • Monster Kitchen and Bar
  • Morks
  • Spice Route
  • Utopia Vegan

What makes a great vegan restaurant?

Plant-based excellence: The chefs and culinary team should be skilled in crafting innovative, flavourful, and visually appealing vegan recipes. They have a deep understanding of vegan ingredients, cooking techniques, and flavour combinations, allowing them to create dishes that satisfy and surprise diners.

Diverse menu: A great vegan restaurant offers a diverse menu that showcases a wide range of flavours, textures, and cuisines. It goes beyond simple salads and basic vegan substitutes, providing a variety of options that cater to different tastes and dietary preferences.

High-quality ingredients: Using high-quality, fresh, and locally sourced ingredients is a mark of a top vegan restaurant. It demonstrates a commitment to sustainability, supporting local producers, and ensuring the best flavours in each dish.

Focus on nutritional balance: A great vegan restaurant considers the nutritional aspect of its dishes. It ensures that the menu incorporates a variety of whole foods, vegetables, legumes, grains, and nuts to provide a well-rounded dining experience.

Allergy-friendly and special diets: Accommodating various dietary restrictions and allergies is a hallmark of a quality vegan place to eat. It strives to create dishes that are suitable for individuals with gluten intolerance, soy allergies, or other dietary sensitivities.

The best vegan restaurants in Canberra 2024

To be listed as one of Canberra’s bestCanberra Daily requires them to have maintained a track record of positive reviews on Google and Facebook, with a minimum average of 4/5 stars.

When looking for delicious vegan food in Canberra, check out Canberra Daily’s list of the best local restaurants below.

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Delhi to Canberra

Located at the quiet Melba shops, Delhi to Canberra serves outstanding food in a nice atmosphere.

They use quality, fresh ingredients and have crafted an extensive menu of delicious Indian food, featuring a wide variety of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Some of their most popular dishes include daal makhani, mix vegetable jalfrazi, vegetable samosa and more.

John Bruyn left this five-star review on Google: “Delicious food. Truly outstanding. We love coming here at least monthly. Great place to bring your friends, including vegetarians.”

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Morks is all about bringing Thai cuisine into the 21st century with a focus on showcasing Thai food under a different light.

Their food is creative, passionate, delicious and is grounded with traditional Thai flavours while using new school methods.

They cater for all dietary requirements, with a variety of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options on the menu.

Thierry Masquilier left this positive review on Google: “Stunning, delicious, explosion of flavours, delicate, surprising… All adjectives that come to mind after having dinner at Morks. Don’t take my words for it, try them.”

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Utopia Vegan

Everything on Utopia Vegan’s menu is prepared using solely plant-based ingredients and their food is inspired by the traditional cuisine of Vietnam.

Some of their well-liked dishes include Vietnamese pancake, laksa, green curry, eggplant hot pot and more.

Joanna Morriss left this five-star review on Google: “Amazing & delicious. Have eaten here 5 times in 3 months and every time the service is quick and friendly. Food is so flavoursome. Would eat here every week if we could! Love it!”

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Au Lac

With two locations across Canberra (Dickson and Woden), Au Lac is the perfect place to go if you are looking for fresh and tasty vegan food.

There is no meat or dairy found in any of their dishes, with the menu instead consisting of fresh vegetables and herbs, noodles and rice, tofu and soy imitation meat.

Some of their most popular dishes include satay stir fry, soy beef rendang, fresh cold rolls, eggplant in claypot sensation and vietnamese crepe.

Rohan Martin left this five-star review on Google: “Au Lac never fails to impress. With a wide menu range and quick ticket time, would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone, not just vegetarians/vegans.”