Opting for a vegan lifestyle has taken the world by storm in recent years. And specifically, in Christchurch, we love a good highly nutritious vegan joint. For those of you who don’t know, a vegan or plant-based diet excludes all animal products, including dairy, eggs and meat. So, we went on a mission and found the best 9 vegan eateries in Christchurch.
Nourish your mind with some wholesome plant-based food at one of the best healthy food places in Christchurch. With lots of sustainable options, from plant-based burgers, buckwheat waffles, loaded instagrammable acai bowls, immune-boosting smoothies and more…you’ll be spoilt for choice.
📍 20 Welles Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
2. Street Bowls
This 100% vegan and gluten-free food truck travels around Christchurch and you need to catch it.Read all about it here.
This vegetarian restaurant has been popular among locals for years. Course, you won’t be left disappointed with the creative scrumptious vegan belly fillers they dish out. Think gluten-free and vegan house-made smashed falafel with zatziki sauce, tomato and slaw or charred pineapple with candy chilli peanut and nachos, just to name a few. A must-visit for all vegan dieters.
📍 48 London Street, Lyttelton 8082, New Zealand
This 5-star vegan magnet is the indulgence you need this weekend. They serve up a fantastic mix of both healthy dishes and sinful treats to suit your mood. Highlights include the tasty vegan French toast topped with fruits, berries and ice cream, scrambled tofu and house-made vegan stuffed roast. Be sure to pair your meal with their top-notch coffee for the perfect morning.
📍 73 Manchester Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
5. The Origin
With some of the finest brunches in Christchurch, homegrown tea and coffee and much more…this vegan joint doesn’t disappoint. Think salad bowls, chickpea omelets, Brazilian espressos, just to name a few – you’re guaranteed to feel healthy in style, with everything being 100% pure vegan. The portion sizes are extremely generous too.
📍 95 Westminster Street Corner of Cranford Street &, Westminster Street, St Albans, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
This award-winning café offers an authentic and 100% cruelty-free, vegan and plant-based food experience. With a large variety of traditional Kiwi-inspired dishes, you won’t go hungry. Be sure to try their array of mouth-watering bakery goods and sweet treats such as huge doughnuts, vegan cookies and cheesecakes, raspberry and chia squares and lots more.
📍 322 Lincoln Road, Addington, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand
7. Dux Dine
Prepare for an elegant dining experience in a historic and carefully-preserved 1900s Villa. Perfect for all occasions, day or night, serving some enjoyable and inventive vegetarian and vegan platters. Opt to indulge on food like crispy fried tofu, vegan granola, vegetable tagine, coconut pudding and my personal favourite, the tasty vegan pizza. Indeed, one of the best vegan eateries in Christchurch.
📍 28 Riccarton Road, Riccarton, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
Kick start your day by visiting this vegan hotspot. With the most pleasurable dishes and baked goods like burritos, buddha bowls, empanadas, quiche, cheesecakes, caramel slices, berry pies, banana bread and plenty more – you’ll be desperate for a second visit! Certainly, one of the most delicious vegan eateries in Christchurch.
📍 314 Lincoln Road, Addington, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand
Devour satisfying vegan dishes at this exclusive vegetarian restaurant serving a range of global cuisine in an Indian-inspired interior. The choices here are endless, from breakfast dishes like plant-based scrambled eggs, American pancakes while dinner options include Indian curries and plenty more.
📍 363 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand