With ‘Veganuary’ now in full swing, you might be feeling a little bored with your stir-fried tofu and kale salads.
But nowadays, a vegan diet doesn’t have to be dull. With the rise in conscious consuming, Auckland is quickly becoming a foodie heaven for all things plant-based. From the fresh and healthy, to classic comfort food, check out our list of the best vegan cafés in Auckland.
The Butcher’s Son, Herne Bay
Aptly named ‘the butcher of the future’, Herne Bay’s The Butcher’s Son serves up comfort food for conscious eaters. Alongside their food menu, their drinks list is 100% vegan, with a delightful selection of cocktails, beer, wine and more.
Gorilla Kitchen, Eden Terrace
Sometimes you’re just craving a big, fat, juicy burger. And when you are, head to Gorilla Kitchen in Eden Terrace. Choose from Teriyaki-marinated ‘Tempeh Tantrum’, panko-crumbed eggplant, or the Beyond Meet ‘Royale with Cheese’. If burgers aren’t your thing, there’s plenty more to delight your tastebuds, from fresh salads, to deep-fried ‘chickun’.
Nestled behind Kingsland’s main street is neighbourhood-favourite, Mondays. Part café, part yoga studio, part workshop space, their ivy-lined courtyard is the perfect place to unwind with a plate of healthy and flavourful vegan food.
Raw Power, CBD
With the popularity of salad bars quickly rising, it can be hard to find delicious salads at affordable prices. Enter in: Raw Power. One of High Street’s best-kept secrets, this little plant-based café serves up quality vegetarian and vegan fare. You can either choose from the menu or help yourself to their tasty salad bar. Be sure to scoop up a generous helping of their magical green sauce and match it with freshly-toasted peanuts.
Kaiaroha Organic, Parnell
Kaiaroha Organic is a great pitstop for your weekday lunch. Dairy-free since way back, Kaiaroha first started out by making nut cheese in 2011. Part-deli, part-café, they serve up a heavenly selection of cheeses, buddha bowls, pastries and more – all dairy-free, meat-free, and guilt-free.