A basic guide to Brisbane’s best vegan eats

With Brisbane’s growing demand for fresher, more ethically sourced plant-based options, the vegan scene has flourished and welcomed an array of innovative restaurants, bars and cafes. These ‘new kids on the block’ are dedicated to providing exciting and mouthwatering vegan meals that go beyond just a plain old salad. Think pulled jackfruit burgers, creamy vegan mac ‘n’ cheese and crumbed cauliflower drumsticks with tasty ranch.

Enjoy a guilt free, flavoursome meal without having to eat ‘off menu’. Here is your guide to Brisbane’s best vegan eats.

Yavanna – Paddington

Yavanna is Paddington’s hidden vegan gem, putting indulgent and nostalgic comfort food first. Tantalise your tastebuds with classics like vegan mac ‘n’ cheese, gravy-rich poutine, or the house-favourite ‘fluffies’ (pancakes). Yavanna is a sun-bathed leafy oasis that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner to satisfy your vegan cravings. Don’t forget to try their classic Chicken Parmigiana – made with 0% chicken while tasting 100% like the real deal. You can check out their menu here.

Fitz + Potts – Nundah

Brisbane’s self proclaimed ‘vegan as f#*k’ bar brings the humble Sunday sesh to the suburbs. This eclectic bar is home to a range of vivid and retro furniture, velvet and macrame finishes as well as a sun-soaked wrap-around tiki bar (which is dog friendly too!). Fitz + Potts’ menu items are designed to be served as the perfect share platter, with vegan crowd favourites such as curry puffs, gyoza, and sliders on offer. This vegan hub is a no-brainer for your next sunset dinner destination. You can check out their menu here.

Netherworld – Fortitude Valley

Want to see just how fun a vegan foodie experience can really be? Look no further than Netherworld – Fortitude Valley’s only licensed arcade to offer a full vegan menu. Netherworld invites you to step into an immersive arcade experience, fit out with multiple pinball machines, consoles and board games. The Hellmouth Diner offers a mouthwatering Asian-American inspired menu including crumbed cauliflower drummets, chilli nachos, and deep-fried vegan bacon waffles. Spice up your next night out in Fortitude Valley with a plate of poutine in one hand while you smash the Pac-Man high score with the other. You can check out their menu here.

Grassfed – South Brisbane

Located in Fish Lane – Brisbane’s favourite foodie hot-spot – Grassfed is your new go-to vegan burger and ice-cream joint. While the menu may be small, their high quality burgers are certainly not. Made with the award-winning and revolutionary vEEF patties, these burgers have a crisp appearance and indulgent flavours. Don’t forget to grab yourself a side of flavoursome buffalo cauliflower and an infamous co-yo sundae. You can check out their menu here.

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Green Edge Cafe – Windsor

The Green Edge is a humble family-owned vegan cafe and pantry that is found in the heart of Windsor. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you can feast on an array of homemade vegan goods such as satay tofu, pulled jackfruit burgers and katsu curry. Take a seat in the comfortable couches spread throughout the cafe and feel right at home in this sunkissed home-away-from-home. Not only can you snatch up a delectable meal, but Green Edge Cafe is also your one-stop vegan grocery shop. Open from 8am everyday, you can pick up your staple snacks as well as vegan health, beauty and pet products. Check out their menu here.

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Ashleigh Holland
From Townsville, to Mackay, and now located in Brisbane, Ashleigh is the poster girl for the Queensland life-style; an avid beach-goer, water-sport enthusiast, wine aficionado, and camping queen. After catching the writing bug at an early age she has since lived in Bali for an extensive journalism program, studied a bachelor of Mass Communications, and contributed to a variety of lifestyle publications over the years. And she will take a soy flat white to go, thanks!