5 of Melbourne’s Best Vegan Eateries

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5 of Melbourne’s Best Vegan Eateries

Whether you’re after some brekky, lunch or dinner, eating vegan is easy in Melbourne, which boats a myriad of vegan eateries. Dishing up plant-based food that’ll have you coming back from seconds, make sure to check out these five dining destinations to indulge in some of the best vegan meals the city has offer.

  1. Trippy Taco, Fitzroy
    This meatless restaurant, complete with a funky 70’s style, offers all your favourite Mexican fare. With an extensive menu complete with a generous dessert section and a drinks menu that will satisfy any thirst, get together will your vegan and non-vegan friends for a night out that will leave everyone with a happy tummy.
  2. Matcha Mylkbar, St Kilda
    This café’s aesthetics don’t stop at the interiors – their food arrives at your table in the most vibrant colours, arranged in the most Instagram-able presentation possible. They don’t stop at brekky, with delectable salads and burgers making this superfood spot a the perfect place to stop for a healthy feed well into the afternoon.
  3. Smith and Daughters, Fitzroy
    You could easily mistake this Italian joint for a rock n’ roll bar, but once your eye catches the neon sign declaring ‘eat vegan,’ you’ll know you’re in the right place. This place makes plant-based meats and cheeses to perfection, and they’re open for brunch in addition to dinner.
  4. Laneway Greens, CBD
    Popping out of Flinders Lane, duck past this laneway café if you’re looking for a healthy meal on the go. Using ethically sourced ingredients, this plant-based venue offers a seasonal menu ranging from smoothies to salmon bowls.
  5. Lentil As Anything, Abbotsford
    A vego institution, this eatery doubles as a not-for-profit. Allowing you to pay as you feel the food deserves – which you’re bound to give generously for given their delicious variety of meals – and in the surrounds of the beautiful Abbotsford Convent, you couldn’t ask for much more from an restaurant. Good news if you’re feeling lazy – they also do Uber Eats.

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Elli Murphy is a Law/Arts student, born and bred in Melbourne, with a passion for creative communication/media, politics and policy change. Her overt childhood confidence first led her to journalism after discovering that acting wasn’t the only way to get in front of a camera. While a camera is not now vital to her plans, she aims to work towards a career in media presenting and long-form writing. Her hobbies include cooing over dogs, chocolate-eating, podcast-listening and cooking.