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Where's the Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Sydney?

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by Brooke. A. R (subscribe)
Freelance writer from Sydney. Images are my own unless specified otherwise.
Published December 14th 2016
There are loads of great vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Sydney. But when it comes to quality, taste, value and good service, which restaurants really measure up?

What about Blossoming Lotus in Newtown?

Blossoming Lotus Newtown
Blossoming Lotus Newtown


The humble old Lotus has been around forever. Calling all university students, this is the perfect place for vegos on a budget. Hit the buffet and get a huge plate of 3 choices with rice for only $10. You can eat in or takeaway. Grab some fresh rice paper rolls on your way out. Oh, and definitely be sure to try the crispy soy, you won't believe they're vegan. They are located on King Street and open 7 days from 11am-10pm

What about those who love a greasy feast?

Bliss n Chips Newtown
From Bliss n Chips Facebook page


Go for a jog in the morning and show up hungry to Bliss n Chips. They are a 100% vegan hot chip shop serving everything from sweet potato fries to vegan gravy. Don't forget to try one of their deep fried pineapple cinnamon rings. You'll leave with salty fingers and a greasy smile. The place is very casual, you can eat in or takeaway. It's located on King Street in Newtown and opens from 11am-10pm on Friday and Saturday, 11am-9pm on Sunday-Thursday.


Maybe the health gurus will pick Earth to Table in Bondi junction?


Earth to Table Bondi Junction Desserts
Earth to Table Desserts


The hippy vibe is all grown up at Earth to Table, where they serve contemporary raw food dishes. They are 100% vegan. This means no meat, no dairy, no eggs, and no animal product of any kind.
The place is a bit pricey but definitely worth it, especially if you are health conscious but still have a big sweet tooth. They are well known for their delectable desserts, but start with the Golden Elixer turmeric latte. It is tangy but sweet and great for digestion. When it comes to the desserts, their creamy cakes are a must try. For something small and satisfying, munch on a caramel slice, they melt in your mouth. Located on Bronte Road, on the quiet side of Bondi Junction. Closed on Monday and Tuesday, open 8am-5pm Wednesday to Sunday. Approximately $30 per person.

Earth to Table Bondi Junction Salad
Earth to Table Salad



Perhaps you'd prefer Abdul's Lebanese in Surry Hills?


Abdul's Lebanese Restaurant Surry Hills
Abdul's Vegetarian Mixed Plate


Even though Abdul's restaurant is not strictly vegetarian they deserve a mention for two reasons. Firstly, the vegetarian mixed plate (pictured) is fantastic. Not only is it delicious and massive, but comes served with a giant dollop of the best hummus in town. Secondly, it is good value for money. You will struggle to get through the huge mixed plate and it will only set you back $18.50. If you don't finish it, grab a doggy bag. They take cards and open 7 days from 10am-late.


Overall, regardless of whether or not you are actually vegetarian or vegan, there are loads of delicious meat-free options all over Sydney.

Was your favourite place mentioned here? Or do you know another place that is even better? Let us know in the comments box.
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Try Yellow at potts point, Chatkaaz in Harris park for some Indian street food or Bodhi Tree near Hyde park
by Priyanka (score: 2|433) 1042 days ago
Been to earth to table a few times raw vegan food is fantastic always
by bryan (score: 1|40) 1070 days ago
Thanks so much for this article Brooke, it is so inspiring that there are so many good vegetarian options in Sydney. Being vegetarian myself I have often felt frustrated at the lack of choice - not anymore, thanks for your wonderful article.
by Amy (score: 1|51) 1049 days ago
Try FOUNTAIN Vehatraian restaurant at Bella Vista http://www.fountain-veg.com/

For people on the north shore, try
THE GREEN GOURMET, on the Pacific Hwy opposite the St Leonards train station.
by pball (score: 0|2) 1040 days ago

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