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 Auckland, 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 the city, hence why Secret went on a mission and tracked down the best seven diverse places for you to indulge at.
This 5-star hotspot serves up wholesome and delicious plant-based food, from mouth-watering burgers to generous sized pizzas and nachos to sweet breakfasts like black forest and banoffee pancakes. Indeed, the options are endless and will leave you feeling full of satisfaction. In a rush? No problem! You can grab one of the freshly pre-made meals from the cabinet such as salads, filled sandwiches or sweet treats. To order online, visit the Gorilla Kitchen website.
📍 159 Symonds Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
This affordable and casual eatery offers some tasty vegetarian and vegan Thai and Chinese dishes. Think stewed mixed vegetables with tofu, stir fried egg plant with spicy sauce, tofu chicken, just to name a few. Excitingly, if you’d rather gorge on your food beside the fire or in front of the telly, you can order now via the Uber Eats website.
📍 6/50 High Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
3. Tart Bakery
If you’re in the mood for a sweet treat, this spot has got you covered. Specifically, their gooey filled doughnuts, from Ferrero Rocher to hazelnut to custard, are a popular choice among customers. They also cater an array of savoury options like appetizing pizzas and tacos and huge filled croissants and rolls. Likewise, during the summer, they serve up delicious fresh fruits ice-cream which goes down nicely paired with one of the cakes or other sweet options. How could this not be one of the best vegan eateries in Auckland?
📍 555 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
Expect to find the most nutritious salads at this top-notch vegan magnet. They serve up decadent yet healthy dishes and guilt-free sweet treats to suit your mood. Menu highlights include curried potato salad, Asian fusion tofu salad, chewy Indonesia rice salad, various hotpots, just to name a few. If your sweet tooth is hurting, grab a goodie such as blueberry cheesecake slice, caramel rice crips, mango chia pudding or banana cake. Be sure to check their website as they tend to change their menus weekly. Nevertheless, you can still have a perfect vegan foodie experience.
📍 Two Locations
Indeed, heavenly plant-based burgers can be difficult to locate. However, in 2015, this place began as a food truck by brothers Tim and Luke Burrows. Now, it is one of the greatest vegan eats in Auckland where you can wolf into the most indulgent and sensational vegan burgers. Some customer favourites include The Dirty Boy, The Hungry Jack, Crispy Fried Chick and classic signature burgers like The Moroccan. Go all out and pair your meal with onion rings or fries, then wash it all down with a peanut butter chocolate or banoffee milkshake.
📍 604 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
Another Thai eatery, but these guys take exotic Thai flavours to the next level, while also remaining 100% vegan. Chow down on carefully presented and tasty dishes, from gingerlicious pad khing duck, Thai green curry, spring rolls, coconut desserts, and plenty more. It’s the perfect place for chilling out in a fun atmosphere and sharing platters with friends or even a date. Undoubtedly, one of the best vegan eateries in Auckland.
📍 171A Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
This award-winning ethical fast food chain serves the most scrumptious vegan fries, breakfasts, plant-based burgers, shakes and hot dogs in town. You won’t find a selection of four different types of fries anywhere else. They’ve got classic, chunky, shoestring and sweet potato, while also catering glorious international flavoured loaded fries such as African, Mexican and French. Their hot dogs are also globally inspired with menu favourites like Chicago and Melbourne. Why not try the munch box and feed a gang of your vegan mates.
📍 Various Locations