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8 Scrumptious Vegan Eateries In Christchurch

By Megan Zara Walsh

Best Vegan Places

Because veganism doesn’t need to be a sacrifice.

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. Though, it can be hard to pinpoint the most scrumptious vegan eateries in town, hence why Secret decided to track down the best eight for you to indulge at.

1. The Shroom Room

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 roast kumara salad or scrambled tofu with plant-based bacon, organic spinach and hollandaise on sourdough, just to name a few. A must-visit for all vegan dieters.

📍 48 London Street, Lyttelton 8082, New Zealand

2. Raw Sugar Café 

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. Menu 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 foodie experience on a dull winter morning.

📍 73 Manchester Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

3. Barefoot Eatery

Nourish your mind with some wholesome plant-based and vegan food at this incredible joint. With plenty of sustainable options, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Think plant-based burgers, buckwheat waffles with toppings, loaded acai bowls, toasted vegan sandwiches and lots of immune-boasting smoothies and juices. Excitingly, you can fuel up now by ordering a delivery via the Uber Eats website.

📍 20 Welles Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

4. The Origin

With some of the finest food in Christchurch, presentable dishes, homegrown tea and coffee, and much more…this vegan joint doesn’t disappoint. From the sweet and savory options, delicious 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. Check out their Instagram feed for the greatest vegan food porn.

📍 95 Westminster Street Corner of Cranford Street &, Westminster Street, St Albans, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand

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5. Portershed Specialty Café

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 baked goods and sweet treats such as huge doughnuts, dark chocolate cake, vegan cookies and cheesecakes, raspberry and chia squares, and lots more.

📍 322 Lincoln Road, Addington, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand

6. 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

7. Veg’n Friends 

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 tarts, banana bread and plenty more – you’ll be desperate for a second visit! Why wait? Order now via the Uber Eats website. Indeed, one of the most delicious vegan eateries in Christchurch.

📍 314 Lincoln Road, Addington, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand

8. The Lotus-Heart Vegetarian Restaurant

Devour some 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-style pancakes and hearty big breakfasts, while dinner options include Indian curries, salad bowls, nachos and plenty more. Be sure to leave room for some vegan chocolate cake and ice-cream which will go down a treat.

📍 363 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

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