Vegan Guides

West End Vegan Guide 2020

West End is often regarded as Brisbane’s coolest suburb, and for good reason. With a thriving arts scene and a diverse community from around the world, it’s the place to go for epic street art, vintage fashion, bustling markets and brilliant live music. West End’s laid-back vibe seems a million miles from the craziness of the CBD, when in fact the suburb is less than 2km from the city. With so much to offer, it’s no surprise that Queensland’s vegan restaurateurs have chosen West End as their home. With 7 fully vegan establishments, the area has quickly become Brisbane’s vegan hotspot. Keep reading for the West End Vegan Guide 2020.

Grown
Shop G03/21 Buchanan St, West End

Type of restaurant: Café by day & bistro by night, Grown is a plant-based eatery focused on creating delicious dishes with seasonal ingredients.
100% vegan restaurant? Yes, Grown is 100% vegan.

Nonna’s Nightmare
Shop 4/156 Boundary St, West End

Type of restaurant: Authentic Italian restaurant made vegan. Featuring traditional wood-fired pizza, pasta, parmigiana & tiramisu.
100% vegan restaurant? Yes!

You Came Again
245 Boundary St, West End

Type of restaurant: Vegan tapas. Think miso-glazed eggplant, pesto-stuffed mushrooms, vegan cheese platters and more.
100% vegan restaurant? You bet.

Brisbane Vegan Markets
56 Russell St, West End

Type of restaurant: Not technically a restaurant, but Brisbane Vegan Markets showcases the absolute best of Brisbane’s vegan scene every other Sunday. From vegan sushi to cupcakes and cookies, you’ll find every type of vegan food imaginable at the market.
100% vegan? Of course.

West End Vegan Restaurant
5/209 Boundary St, West End

Type of restaurant: Asian fusion that’s fully plant-based. Think traditional Asian dishes with mock meats and tonnes of flavor.
100% vegan? Yes.

Govinda’s
82 Vulture St, West End

Type of restaurant: All you can eat Indian food for a very reasonable price. Most of the dishes are vegan with a couple of veggie options.
100% vegan? No, this is a vegetarian restaurant.

Sol Bakery & Cafe
23-27 Vulture St, West End

Type of restaurant: Charming local café with excellent coffee served in a gorgeous outdoor terrace. They do brilliant vegan burgers, breakfasts and cakes. Also, don’t miss their plant-based strawberry & chocolate milkshakes.
100% vegan? No.

Just Earth Café
29 Vulture St, West End

Type of restaurant: Community-led Café offering loads of plant-based options like pancakes & tofu benny for breakfast. As well as this, they do some great vegan savory lunch options too.
100% vegan? No.

Suburban
West End

Type of restaurant: Vibrant eatery with loads of vegan options like chilli scramble, loaded nachos and milkshakes.
100% vegan? No, but they have a separate vegan menu.

Boundary St Markets
West End

Type of restaurant: Night time food market with tonnes of vegan friendly vendors. Don’t miss vegan Indian street food from Kulcha’d or epic vegan gluten-free doughnuts from The Organic Frog.
100% vegan? No.

Sessvegan
West End

Type of restaurant: Sessvegan does the best vegan fried chicken in Brisbane. It’s so popular that you can only order during the online auctions on their facebook page.
100% vegan? Damn right.

The Burrow
52 Russell St, West End

Type of restaurant: Head to this quirky old queenslander in the heart of West End for great craft beer and some epic vegan options. I can recommended their vegan pizza and hot dogs.
100% vegan? No.

Chop Chop Changs
185 Boundary St, West End

Type of restaurant: Super popular pan-Asian cuisine in a relaxed setting. Think pumpkin yellow curry, crispy tofu with peanuts and corn fritters with spicy sauce.
100% vegan? No, but there are several great vegan options.

Veganism Pizzeria
1/94 Boundary St, West End

Type of restaurant: Takeaway pizza place that’s pretty damn good. Only available on Uber Eats and Deliveroo.
100% vegan? Yes.
You can also get these pizzas from Slice Pizzeria on Boundary St.

Gala Thai
Shop 2/235 Boundary St, West End

Type of restaurant: Highly-rated Thai restaurant with tonnes of vegan dishes available such as laksa and tofu red curry.
100% vegan? No, but they have an extensive ‘veggie lovers’ section on their menu.

Cheeky Poké
97 Boundary St, West End

Type of restaurant: Quick build-your-own poké bowls that are packed full of flavor and so healthy. Vegan options include marinated tofu and an awesome falafel bowl.
100% vegan? No.

Brisbane Brewing Co
124 Boundary St,West End

Type of restaurant: Very popular brewpub with some epic vegan options to accompany your homebrew. I love the jackfruit bao buns with a side of sweet potato fries.
100% vegan? No.

MisoHapi
West End

Type of restaurant: Funky Japanese restaurant offering vegan ramen, sushi rolls & inari.
100% vegan? No.

Wrapture
71 Russell St, West End

Type of restaurant: Lunch spot specializing in hand-made wraps. They do a lovely satay tofu wrap with warm peanut sauce. Alternatively, go for the tofu teriyaki wrap with pickled ginger and salad.
100% vegan? No.

Indian Kitchen
91 Vulture St, West End

Type of restaurant: Indian canteen offering dahls & chickpea curries, as well as plant-based onion bhajis and samosas.
100% vegan? No.

The Lucky Duck Cafe
Highgate Hill

Type of restaurant: Found just outside of West End in the quieter suburb of Highgate Hill, The Lucky Duck does epic coffee and great vegan specials that rotate weekly.
100% vegan? No.

Vvaldmeer
36A Gladstone Rd, Highgate Hill

Type of restaurant: Cute café with a couple of tasty vegan options like mushroom crepes and fancy porridge.
100% vegan? No.

Stone & Brew
36 Gladstone Rd, Highgate Hill

Type of restaurant: Just a 10 minute walk from West End, this brilliant pizza spot in Highgate Hill is well worth the detour. They have 8 veggie pizzas that can all be served with vegan cheese. Head down for great food, great beer and even better live music.
100% vegan? No.

Subway
3/94 Boundary St, West End

Type of restaurant: I think we all know what to expect from Subway, but they do have a couple of decent vegan options if you’re stuck for time. The veggie pattie is vegan friendly and delicious accompanied with your choice of salad and sweet mustard sauce. Also, their falafel smash sub with avocado is pretty good too.
100% vegan? No.