10 Vegan Eats in Auckland You Should Try

10 Vegan Eats in Auckland You Should Try

With increasing numbers of people choosing to turn towards reduced meat consumption or even a full Vegan diet, it is no surprise that there are so many amazing cafe’s and restaurants that are increasing their options for the herbivore clientele. Auckland is no outlier on this front, with Vegan friendly eateries popping up left right and center! We thought we would put together a quick list of some of our faves that you should probably try – whether you are Vegan or not. Remember – if you find a great Vegan eatery, Drop a Crumb on Breadcrumbs to share with the community! You can download Breadcrumbs by clicking the button below.

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So in no particular order… Here are 10 of our fave Vegan Eats in Auckland!


 

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After growing tired of using creams and other treatments to hold a gluten intolerance that caused eczema at bay, Yeshe Dawa decided to make a change. That change was to stop treating the symptoms of her allergic reaction to gluten and instead, begin to treat the root cause. With that in mind, Yeshe has built a fantastic, healthy cafe & bakery in The Midnight Baker. Primarily Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free – The Midnight Baker is a great spot to get your health fix without sacrificing quality! Where possible, The Midnight Baker uses ethical produce and compostable packaging – what else do you need to convince you!!!


 

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In the heart of Herne Bay lies Dear Jervois – a casual space that caters for any dietary requirements or preferences while promoting health and well being through amazing food! Offering fair trade coffee, food with an emphasis on organic wholefoods and fresh local produce – the Swedish head chef & owners of DJ are looking to entice you with their perfectionist attitude towards healthy food. Their extensive menu offers a great range for your meat-eating mates, but personally – we reckon the Vegan Taco & the Vegan Macro Bowl look like the bees knees.


 

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With more than 40 years of history behind it, Ramen Takara is a small restaurant which is sure to leave your soul-warmed and your belly full! Growing up in the foothills of Mt Fuji, head chef & owner Yuki grew up learning from his father’s ways in a busy local Ramen shop. Opened in 2007, Ramen Takara has become a bit of a local icon, with a massive range of meals that include plenty of options for the plant eaters out there.


 

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If you are looking for a tasty health-kick then look no further than Bowl & Arrow! With a selection of 10 different smoothie bowls, as well as juices and coffees to boot, Bowl and Arrow is the spot to start your day! All Vegan and sugar free – these thick & creamy bowls are the cats pyjamas!


 

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The Food Truck Garage is a fast food venue with a bloody cool back story! Starting as a project for a TV show that shone a spotlight on Kiwi’s unhealthy obsession with fast food, the project soon turned into more of a mission to prove that fast food can also be good food! Following numerous awards and 5 years of work, the Food Truck turned into The Food Truck Garage – allowing you to get your fix of healthy fast food all the time! With a menu that consists of options such as a superfood wrap or a “redergize bowl” you are sure to get your fix at the Food Truck Garage!


 

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Another epic Japanese eatery in Auckland offering great options for Plant Munchers! Commonly known as “Kaiseki” style in Japanese, Janken is even offering a full vegan takeover night. With a 5 course vegan meal you will find exciting new styles of dishes which use local produce!


 

Soz for no picture🙋‍♀. Lack of picture aside – rest assured that Soul Thai is worthy of it’s inclusion of this list! Featuring an extensive menu (which you can see) with lots of Vegan and vegetarian options, as well as a handy dandy speedy delivery service – this Thai restaurant is one to keep the number of handy!


 

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The Little Bird Kitchen is the flagship in the broader Little Bird Organics brand. Experience what world-class plant based eating can be at this gem of a cafe! With a menu that changes with the seasons, you can expect a little bit of something different every time you visit. Megan & Jeremy of Little Bird are a truly inspiring couple, with their dedication to living a raw, organic and healthy lifestyle. Check out some of the articles over on their blog for a good read and a bit of inspiration! You can also shop online for their impressive granola, cookbooks & pressed juices here.


 

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This unique and innovative cafe brings a range of revolutionary Vegan products to the table! With products ranging from artisan nut cheeses to their own Kumara Cashew Cheese Ravioli 🤤. Kaiaroha (‘Loving Food/Food from Love’ in Te Reo Maori) stands for enhancing the lives of their customers, themselves and animals by offering a space that promotes healthy living without any negative impact. With that in mind, Kaiaroha chooses to offer Vegan, Organic and Nutritious food, served in a space that is rated 6 greenstars (highest possible rating). They also place a strong emphasis on waste reduction and partnering with ethical operators. As far as Vegan-friendly venues go, Kaiaroha seems to be about as planet-loving as you can be. Great stuff Kaiaroha.


 

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Wise Boys are the self-described “New Kids on the Block” in Auckland – bringing you delicious and creative plant-based burgers out of a scrap metal/recycled pallet food truck. Their location is ever-changing, but you can find some info on where they will be here. With the goal of causing a change in people’s attitude towards consumption, Wise Boys have been serving up food that is “good”. Not just “Good” tasting – good for your body, good for the planet and good for the local economy (through using local suppliers). Lovely stuff Wise Boys!


So there you have it. Breadcrumbs 10 favorite Vegan Eats in Auckland! If you think we are missing something here, be sure to Download Breadcrumbs and Drop A Crumb at your recommended Vegan Haunts. You can also let us know via the form below.

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