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Enjoy ‘Veganuary’ at the best vegan cafés and eateries in Auckland


<em>The menu at East in Auckland central is 75% vegan</em>
The menu at East in Auckland central is 75% vegan
We round up our favourite plant-based cafés in Auckland.

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.

East, CBD

The talented chefs at East, a beautiful restaurant at the base of the Sudima Hotel, serve flavoursome Asian fare, that just so happens to be mostly vegan. Standout dishes include Ginger Caramelised Bang Bang Shiitake Mushrooms and Peking Jackfruit Pancakes with Plum Sauce.


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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’.


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Maison des Lys, Grey Lynn

Maison des Lys is a new vegan patisserie located in Grey Lynn’s hub of vegan eateries (Tart Bakery is a few doors down and Wise Boys Burgers are across the road). Pop in for a morning coffee and a sampling of their delectable French pastries, including hazelnut croissants, apricot danishes and pain au chocolat.


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Khu Khu Eatery, Ponsonby

Khu Khu Eatery delivers bold Thai flavours are are 100% vegan. Alongside its regular lunch and dinner offerings, the casual and vibrant eatery hosts a fantastic vegan bottomless brunch and a tasty late night menu with special cocktails.


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Big Sur, Grey Lynn

A beloved neighbourhood cafe with friendly service, Big Sur is not only a great coffee spot, but serves a delicious selection of vegan and vegetarian breakfast and lunch dishes. Their sunny outdoor courtyard makes for the perfect weekend brunch spot.


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