7 Of The Most Indulgent Vegan Eateries In Auckland

Megan Zara Walsh Megan Zara Walsh - Staff Writer

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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. Therefore, we went on a mission and found the best and diverse seven vegan eateries in Auckland.

1. Gorilla Kitchen

This 5-star hotspot just so happens to be one of our favourite brunch places. Indulge on wholesome plant-based food, from mouthwatering burgers to pizzas, nachos, sweet breakfasts like black forest pancakes, and more. The options are endless. Additionally, you can order online on the Gorilla Kitchen website.

📍 159 Symonds Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

2. Sunflower Thai Vegan Restaurant

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. Wonderfully, it’s one of the healthiest eateries for summer in Auckland.

📍 6/50 High Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

3. Tart Bakery

For something sweet, this epic bakery is the place to beat. 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. How could this not be one of the best vegan eateries in Auckland?

📍 555 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021, New Zealand

4. Revive Vegan Café


Expect to find the most nutritious salads at this cheap eats vegan magnet. Expect decadent yet healthy dishes and guilt-free sweet treats to suit your mood. Highlights include curried potato salad, chewy Indonesia rice salad, various hotpots, blueberry cheesecake, just to name a few. Be sure to check their website as they tend to change their menus weekly.

📍 Two Locations 

5. Wise Boys Burgers

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Indeed, heavenly plant-based burgers can be difficult to locate. Fear not, this place that once began as a food truck, offers the most indulgent vegan burgers in Auckland. Customers 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

6. Khu Khu Eatery

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

7. Lord Of The Fries

This award-winning ethical fast food chain serves 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. Why not try the munch box and feed a gang of your vegan mates.

📍 Various Locations 

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