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Superb Vegan and Vegetarian Eats In Ōtautahi Christchurch

7 Great Vegan And Vegetarian Eateries

Discover the endless possibilities of plant-based delights at the growing number of vegan or vegetarian eateries around Ōtautahi.

From plant-based burgers to biryani, to curries and cakes, there’s a little something for everyone!

With flavour at the heart of these delicious green menus, these old and new meals have one thing in common - yumminess!

Nothing beats good quality kai with a conscience.

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Gre3n Superfood & Juice Bar

Feeling ready to live your greener, healthy, well-balanced lifestyle? Look no further! Gre3n Superfood & Juice Bar at The Crossing and Colombo Street makes it easy to eat and drink clean.

Their vibrant green oasis in the city serves gorgeous superfood smoothies, fair trade organic coffee, protein shakes, fresh juices, and acai bowls – and trust me, they serve!

Carpé diem at Gre3n Superfood & Juice Bar!

Good for:

- Wide range of raw, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and clean-eating options.

- Products mainly sourced from local suppliers.

- Young fresh energetic vibe.

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Lotus Heart

The Lotus-Heart Vegetarian Restaurant

Get ready to nurture your heart, soul and stomach at The Lotus-Heart Vegetarian Restaurant, a place dedicated to conscious living, healthy eating and natural global cuisine.

Their cozy restaurant is home to over 120 unique and hard-to-find teas and tisanes, freshly squeezed juices, fabulous smoothies, superfoods, tonic elixirs, fairly traded coffee, organic herbal coffees and cultured drinks – new day, new drink anyone?

With that many choices, you can't go wrong entering the heart of the lotus!

Good for:

- Cute eclectic space.

- Vegan, gluten-free and raw food options.

- Pure vegetarian menu.

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Shroom Room
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Shroom Room Café

Craving a good brunch with good scenery? The Shroom Room café in Lyttelton will satisfy all your vegetarian, vegan and viewing needs!

Green goodness, Havana coffee and magical mushroom lattes with a view? Say less!

Good for:

- Outdoor dining.

- Artsy eats.

- In-store pickup.

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Grater Goods Platter

Grater Goods

European-style bistro Grater Goods excites the palate with an entirely vegan, gourmet menu.

The Grater Goods team has been busy creating plant-based meats, cheeses and patés for sale since opening their Sydenham deli in August 2018.

Snack on Europe’s finest - yummy antipasti platters or cheese boards, and test out GG’s popular KFT, making tofu the star of the show.

Try saying no to that!

Good for:

- Regular live music shows by local artists.

- First dates.

- Catering, wholesale or take-away options available.

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An eclectic collection of favourite Indian dishes and desserts can be found in our own backyard! 

Bikanervala on Colombo Street wows with its vegetarian menu of 200+ items inspired by traditional North, South, East and West Indian cuisine. 

Enjoy a chole bhature, paneer tikka masala or try a mix with an assorted thali set with mango lassi in hand. 

Good luck resisting the mouth-watering jalebi, rasmalai or burfi desserts! 

Good for: 

- Family-friendly. Quick snacks. 

- Vegetarian Indian Street food, sweets and treats. 

- Dine-in or take-away. 

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Find your home away from home at the cozy, family-operated Portershed Specialty Cafe & Store on Lincoln Road.

Kiwi-styled vegan deliciousness is on display. Enjoy a beautifully-crafted sweetie and an oat milk latte.

You can also get your hands on an amazing array of plant-based products in-store or online, including dairy-free milks, puddings and treats, cosmetics or cooking products.

Good for:

- Dairy free or egg free.

- Halal, vegan and vegetarian options.

- A date with yourself over coffee with your favourite book outside in the sun.

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Barefoot Eatery
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Barefoot Eatery

Barefoot Eatery at The Welder boasts some of the trendiest organic vegan eats in town.

Try their waffles for breakfast, topped with homemade nut butters and chia jam. Lunch? Their Barefoot Burger is Insta-worthy and delicious.

They’ve also got one of the best juice and smoothie selections in the South Island, including their famous Greenroots juices.

Good for:

- Eat and shop. Check out all that’s on offer at The Welder.

- Entirely vegan, dairy-free and plant-based menu.

- Stylish vibes.

- Colourful dishes.

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