Vegan Guides

The Best Vegan Food in Brisbane City (CBD)

Brisbane city center isn’t all office blocks and designer stores. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find a thriving vegan scene that professionals, tourists and locals love. Keep reading to find the best vegan food in the CBD (Central Business District).

Vege Rama
ANZAC Square, Shop 1/241 Adelaide St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Vegetarian fast food. Think mushroom Stroganoff, curries and Mexican dishes too.
How much vegan choice? This is a veggie place but a huge chunk of the menu is vegan.

Brewski
22 Caxton St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Burgers, fries and American platters at a great craft beer spot on buzzing Caxton St.
How much vegan choice? They have a separate vegan section on the menu with loads of dirty dishes available.

Govinda’s
358 George St, Brisbane City

Type of food: All-you-can-eat vegetarian Indian buffet.
How much vegan choice? Again, this is a veggie restaurant but I’d say around 60-70% of the dishes are vegan.

Phat Elephant
Post Office Square, Shop 7/215 Adelaide St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Authentic Thai Food enjoyed in a super popular setting with great cocktails.
How much vegan choice? There is a separate vegan menu available with loads of dishes to choose from.

Miss Demeanour
Rowes Ln, Brisbane City

Type of food: Casual eatery with some great vegan options like jackfruit loaded fries, spiced cauliflower wings & a pumpkin buddha bowl.
How much vegan choice? There are 4 or 5 great vegan options on the menu.

Zeus Street Greek
Queens Plaza, 12/226 Queen St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Authentic Greek street food.
How much vegan choice? They do a vegan mezze board and a Cousin Nikki falafel kebab with smokey eggplant sauce. Also, they have vegan-friendly Greek doughnuts and baklava available.

Otto
4/480 Queen St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Fine dining Italian restaurant.
How much vegan choice? They have a separate vegan menu with a couple of starters, mains and a delicious dessert.

Raw Energy
100 Edward St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Wholefood health café with great vegan-friendly smoothie bowls available. Furthermore, they do brilliant fritters with warm napoli sauce and avocado salsa.
How much vegan choice? A lot of the smoothies, bowls & raw treats are vegan-friendly. The team are also happy to adapt dishes for your diet.

Vapiano
191 Albert St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Italian restaurant with loads of great vegan dishes. From basil pesto pasta to Oreo sundaes, you’ll definitely find something you love.
How much vegan choice? There are around 3 vegan mains available and couple of starters/desserts too.

San Churro
Shop 7/89 Charlotte St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Churros! The traditional churros are vegan friendly and they also do vegan milk chocolate and cookie dough dipping sauces. Even better, they do an amazing vegan churro bowl with ice-creams, Oreos and warm chocolate sauce.
How much vegan choice? There is a separate vegan menu with loads of options available.

Mad Mex
Shop LG05/226 Queen St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Mexican burritos, tacos, enchiladas & bowls.
How much vegan choice? There are some great vegan options available such as a spicy vegan chicken filling, vegan cheese & plant-based chipotle sauce.

Grazegrind
Post Office Square, Queen St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Healthy lunch spot offering salads, breakfast pots and coffee.
How much vegan choice? They do several falafel based bowls with tasty dressings and veggies. Also, why not grab a plant-based chia pot with fruit for breakfast.

Spudbar
LG Food Court, Wintergarden 171-209 Queen St Mall, Brisbane City

Type of food: Delicious jacket potatoes with amazing fillings.
How much vegan choice? They do a brilliant Moroccan chickpea and kale spud with hummus, as well as a poké spud with sweet potato, edamame, seaweed and avocado.

Libertine Restaurant
5/61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane City

Type of food: French-Vietnamese fusion in a sophisticated setting.
How much vegan choice? There are 4-5 great vegan dishes including Hanoi Hot Pot, sticky eggplant and plant-based bao buns.

The Gardens Club
75 Gardens Point Rd, Brisbane City

Type of food: Gorgeous café set in the city’s botanic gardens. Vegan options include carrot & zucchini fritters with spinach, avocado and pumpkin hummus. Also, they do a great mushroom loaded toast for breakfast with lemon thyme.
How much vegan choice? There are 2-3 vegan options available.

Comuna Cantina
12 Creek St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Latin street food restaurant offering sweet potato tacos, a great vegan Mexican bowl and sides such as nachos.
How much vegan choice? There are 3-4 vegan dishes available.

Saké
Pier, Level 1/45 Eagle St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Upscale Japanese restaurant.
How much vegan choice? They do some great vegan sushi rolls, veggie tempura and miso-roasted eggplant.

Gelatissimo
Shop 3, The Pavilion cnr Albert & Queen St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Australian-wide ice-cream chain with vegan options such as chocolate cookie or strawberries & cream tart.
How much vegan choice? There are around 4 vegan ice-creams and several dairy-free sorbets available.

Felix For Goodness
50 Burnett Ln, Brisbane City

Type of food: Funky Café with some great vegan options like the cashew bircher for breakfast or the falafel flatbread with sauerkraut and za’atar for lunch.
How much vegan choice? There are 3-4 vegan options on the menu.

Soul Origin
Kiosk LG17, 226 Queen St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Loaded salads packed full of flavour.
How much vegan choice? There are always a couple of vegan salads on offer such as the freekeh salad with matcha dressing and the mexi-bean salad.

Malolo Poké
Gresham Lane, Brisbane City

Type of food: Poké bowls.
How much vegan choice? Malolo offers a marinated mushroom poké bowl as well as spiced tofu. Pile it high with veggies, avocado and spicy wasabi peas.

Banh Mi Now
168 Adelaide St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Authentic Vietnamese Banh Mi.
How much vegan choice? Banh Mi Now does a cracking vegan roll with chilli and lemongrass chick’n, pickles, vegan dipping sauce and coriander.

Hellcat Maggie
Cnr Rich Lane & Wharf St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Cool diner with vegan options.
How much vegan choice? They do a fab vegan breakfast with scrambled tofu. For lunch, go for the vegan cheeseburger with fries.

Donna Chang
Shop 3/171, George St, Brisbane City

Type of food: High-end Chinese restaurant set in a gorgeous heritage building on George St.
How much vegan choice? Don’t miss the crispy chilli eggplant with dipping sauce or the delicious fried tofu.

Alchemy
175 Eagle St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Another Italian-inspired fine dining establishment that caters for vegans.
How much vegan choice? They have a veggie menu which can be easily adapted for vegan diners.

Pochana
163 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Thai restaurant serving innovative dishes.
How much vegan choice? There are 4-5 great vegan options on the menu. Personally, I love the grilled corn skewers with roasted coconut and the Asian greens in a mushroom sauce.

Isles Lane
Shop 10a/300 Queen St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Modern Australian eatery. There are only a few vegan options but their rotating vegan bowl is always great.
How much vegan choice? There are only 1 or 2 vegan options on the menu.

Kinn Imm
Queens Plaza, LG22, Brisbane City

Type of food: Authentic Thai Hawker restaurant.
How much vegan choice? There are 3-4 plant-based dishes available including garlic chive dumplings and corn fritters with dipping sauce.

Zambrero
Riverside Centre, 3/123 Eagle St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Mexican fast food chain serving burritos, tacos and bowls.
How much vegan choice? Zambrero do great spiced cauliflower/ black bean fillings, as well as vegan sour cream, vegan cheese and loads of dairy-free sauces.

Domino’s Pizza
2/371 Queen St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Global pizza chain now offering vegan meat and cheese on pizzas throughout Australia.
How much vegan choice? They have a dedicated vegan menu including the taco fiesta with plant-based beef and the vegan Hawaiian with meat-free ham.

Viet De Lites
Little Stanley St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Vietnamese joint with a couple of great plant-based choices.
How much vegan choice? There are 2-3 vegan dishes to choose from. Don’t miss the coconut pumpkin curry with crispy shallot and roasted coconut.

Pappa Rich
Level 1, Shop 104, Wintergarden Shopping Centre, Brisbane City

Type of food: Malaysian restaurant offering various vegan mock-meat dishes.
How much vegan choice? There are 3-4 vegan choices including plant-based sweet & sour chicken and vegan beef biryani.

Hungry Jacks
127 Queen St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Burger chain with a couple of tasty vegan choices.
How much vegan choice? Don’t miss the Rebel Whopper with vegan mayo. Or the veggie burger with vegan cheese.

Subway
Shop 1/120 Edward St, Brisbane City

Type of food: Worldwide sandwich chain.
How much vegan choice? The Australian veggie pattie is vegan friendly, as well as the falafel smash sub with avocado. Also, they have lots of vegan friendly sauces such as sweet chilli and BBQ.

Chatime
Myer Centre & Queens Plaza

Type of food: Bubble tea bar.
How much vegan choice? Loads of the gels are vegan and they offer soy milk instead of dairy.

Gong Cha
Albert St & Elizabeth St

Type of food: Another popular bubble tea chain offering authentic bubble tea.
How much vegan choice? Similarly, lots of the fruit gels are plant-based and you can get soy milk with all of the drinks.