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Guide to Wellington Vegan Restaurants, Vegetarian Restaurants, Natural Foods, & Health Food Stores.

Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants: (13 Listings)


Pranah Cafe

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.0 stars 11 reviews
120 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington,
Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm, Sat 9:00am-4:30pm, Sun 10:00am-4:30pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Western, Take-out

Under new ownership in 2011, this is a vegetarian cafe. Has tofu burger, soba noodle salad, quesadilla, french toast, and more. Eat-in or take away in biodegradable utensils and packaging. There is no phone as the cafe does not take bookings. The walls inside features rotating art exhibits. Main kitchen closes 2 hours prior to cafe closing. Has outdoor seating. Moderate.


  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 4 reviews
45 Tory St (at Courtenay Pl), Wellington,
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Thai, Beer/Wine, Pan-Asian, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Creative, Pan-Asian food with several clearly-marked vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and vegetarian options. Two-for-one dishes 12-4pm everyday. Two-for-one cocktails on Wed and Sat. Free Wi-fi. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Deluxe Expresso Bar

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 7 reviews
10 Kent Terrace, Wellington,
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Western, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Cafe with small menu that's vegetarian except for non-veg sandwiches that are brought in (not made on the premise). Usually has 1 or 2 vegan suitable desserts. Open daily from early til late. Inexpensive.

Maranui Surf Life Saving Club Cafe

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
Lyall Parade, Lyall Bay, Wellington,
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Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, Organic, Western, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Retro, funky cafe in Lyall Bay. Situated in the old maranui surf life saving club with views to the sea. Has a few vegan choices and gluten-free which are labeled clearly. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.


  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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4 Rintoul Street, Newtown, Wellington, 6021
Mon-Thu 3:00pm-12:00am, Fri 11:00am-12:00am, Sat 10:00am-12:00am, Sun 10:00am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Western, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Newtown diner and bar, uses some organic and fair trade products. Vegan choices include the brunch scrambled smoky tofu, capers & pickles on sourdough (Fri-Sun), the smoky tofu burger with salad, relish & hummus, plus a few other snacks and salads. Has outdoor seating. Moderate.

Queen Sally's Diamond Deli

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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200 Queens Dr, Lyall Bay, Wellington, 6022
Mon-Fri 7:00am-5:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-5:00pm
Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, Western, Salad bar, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. A deli that offers coffee, sweets, salads, baked goods, and other deli fare. There are always a few vegan suitable salads or sandwiches and a sweet option, such as the massive cupcakes. Moderate.

Rata Cafe

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
53 Waiapu Rd, Karori, Wellington, 6012
Mon-Sun 10:00am-5:00pm
Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, Organic, Western, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Cafe with a view with Zealandia: The Karori Sanctuary Experience. Offers several labeled ovo-lacto vegetarian dishes, a few of which may be requested vegan. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 2 reviews
39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro (at Cuba St), Wellington,
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Australian, Western, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Offers some vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. Do let your staff know your dietary needs Uses fresh, local produce whenever possible. Previously named Southern Cross. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

The Beijing

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
1.0 stars 1 review
164 Riddiford St, Newtown, Wellington,
Tue-Sun 5:00pm-11:00pm
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Wellington area Chinese restaurant. The back of the menu includes a page of vegetarian dishes, many suitable for vegans. Try the mock duck pancakes and deep fried tofu. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (4 Listings)

The Nut Store

  • Vegan Store
4.0 stars 1 review
284 Cuba St, Te Aro (at Karo Dr), Wellington 6011
Mon-Fri 10:00am-5:00pm, Sat 11:00am-3:00pm

A specialist nut store that also sells dried fruit, seeds and spices. Gluten-free nut flours available. Owned and staffed by vegetarians. An emphasis on New Zealand grown nuts. All walnuts, hazelnuts and macadamias are New Zealand grown. Retail and wholesale. About 95% vegan and the rest vegetarian (including milk chocolate).

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