Our tastes are broad and we like to get our tips from subject matter experts. Choosing to eat as vegan or even vegetarian can be inspired from many motivations, which can be spiritual, ethical or just because it's gentler on the planet. In our search for the five best vegan and vegetarian eateries in Sydney we asked our expert, herself a vegetarian. So Lauren Thomas joins us with her recommendations for these five Sydney v special places.
Founder and Raw Food Chef, Julia Mitsios brings her passion and experience from her Pastry Chef background into the organic raw vegan movement offering a range of menu items including Super food smoothies, home-made cold pressed juices and elixirs, cold drip coffee and a delicious selection of raw vegan meals for Breakfast and Lunch.
With a fun twist on your traditional winter meals such as warm Shepherds pie, Alfredo pasta, Falafel salad and Garlic bread, it’s exciting to know that Earth To Table caters for every season of the year.
Boasting one of the finest selections of raw vegan desserts and cakes Sydney has to offer, you would be excused for thinking that these delicious treats weren’t exactly guilt free.
However, with this special little eatery specializing in vegan, refined sugar free, dairy, gluten free items on the menu, feeling guilty about dessert is a thing of the past.
Whoever said you couldn’t have your cake and eat it too, is yet to dine at Earth To Table.
With all meals made with love, care and beautifully presented, the only decision you will need to make is who you’re going to invite with you to enjoy the scrumptious vegan feast that Earth To Table will provide.
85 Bronte Road, Bondi Junction
+61 2 9029 1755
Founder, Yogi enthusiast and Author Maz Valcorza brings her love for organic plant based cuisine into the Sydney scene with a variety of delicious elixirs, superfood smoothies, raw vegan cakes and a wonderful selection of breakfast and lunch items.
With a strong focus on her Yoga philosophy known as ahimsa which translates as “non violence” or “non harm” Sadhana Café brings a decadent selection of menu items that are not only delicious, but cruelty free and sustainable for the environment.
With an awesome twist on meals such as Eggs Benedict, Sadhana has the Avo and mushroom Benedict creating your traditional favorites into a tasty vegan option.
If you’re dining at the Bondi location, you can’t go past the Bondi bowl which includes a selection of sweet potato, avocado, sauerkraut, dips, sprouts, mushrooms and toast.
Offering the first 7 course Raw Vegan Degustation and a Signature Vegan High Tea in Sydney, Sadhana is the perfect destination for your next special occasion.
147 Enmore Road, Enmore
132 Warners Ave, Bondi Beach
+61 2 9516 1334
Bringing their inspiration from all over the world from NYC, Milan to Ubud, the team at Dandylion provide a revolutionary Vegetarian experience like no other in Sydney.
Offering a trendy and intimate dining setting only a few minutes from Bondi Beach, The Dandylion offers a fine dining atmosphere whilst maintaining a relaxed and casual vibe.
Specializing in Mediterranean dishes while also creating new and amazing vegetarian adaptations, this restaurant is a must for the vegetarian foodie.
Offering a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan meals such as Caramelized organic tempeh, shiitake mushrooms and kale dumplings or Stuffed Portobello mushrooms with melted organic Brie, the Dandylion will impress even the fussiest of eaters.
Fancy a fine wine? Offering both a local and imported selection, you need only ask the friendly staff for the perfect match with your meal.
Open for dinner 7 days a week and Brunch on weekends, be sure to put this chic dining destination on your to do list for family and friends, a romantic dinner for two or Wednesday for Ladies Night for their $10 cocktails!
277 Bondi Road, Bondi
+61 2 9365 1567
If you’re after a trendy and buzzing destination for your next outing, then look no further then Yullis in Surry Hills.
Nestled on one of the most popular dining streets in the Eastern Suburbs, this vegetarian eatery is a wonderful choice for a warm and cosy dining experience.
Casual, and low key, you can enjoy delicious vegetarian meals downstairs where the vibe is happening or perhaps walk on upstairs to enjoy the bar/lounge part of the restaurant.
Yullis provides a mix of Asian and European inspired dishes from San choy bow with five spice tofu, mushrooms, noodles, peanuts and coriander to their Gnocchi boscaiola with enoki, there are plenty of delicious menu items that will delight your taste buds.
If you have a sweet tooth, you can’t go past the Sticky date and banana pudding with salted caramel sauce for dessert.
Celebrating a special occasion? Yulli’s offers a three banquet options at a cool price of only $40 a head where you can choose from the Gluten free, Vegetarian or Vegan options.
Yullis has a range of wine, beer and spirits and yummy bar snacks such as olives and mixed nuts therefore it is the perfect destination for a casual Friday night in the lounge before a night out on the town.
417 Crown Street, Surry Hills
+61 2 9319 6609
One of the newest Raw Vegan Eateries in Sydney, this restaurant is not one to be missed. Nestled right in the heart of Bondi, the Plant Gallery offers a wonderful selection of raw vegan cuisine for both lunch and dinner.
Offering a wide range of menu options that are gluten, dairy and sugar free, this is a great restaurant to visit when you’re after something that is highly nutritious and delicious.
Menu items include green curry with marinated vegetables and zucchini noodles and their nachos with bean sprout tomato salsa, cashew cheese and guacamole.
Fancy a healthier version of your Italian favorites? Why not try their Sweet onion pizza with nut cheese, olives and sweet corn? Perhaps their Golden zucchini spaghetti with cashew and yellow chilli sauce is more to your liking
The Plant Gallery is a wonderful new hot spot with a strong passion for providing the community with fresh, delicious and ethical produce whilst maintaining a trendy yet casual dining experience.
Put this restaurant on your To Do List, you won’t be disappointed.
95 Bondi Road, Bondi
+61 2 8971 3672
Some other Vegetarian and Vegan Cafés and Restaurants worth a mention:
Photo taken at Dandylion.