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Christchurch (26)

Vegetarian Restaurants: (16 Listings)

The Lotus-Heart Restaurant and Tea House
363 St Asaph St ~ PH: +64-3-377-2727, +64-282-551-7274
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, International, Western, Take-out--- Additional Info: Popular Christchurch vegetarian restaurant and tea lounge. Menu features veggie burgers, pizza, masala dosa, soup, coffee and chai. Raw, vegan, and gluten free options. Reservations preferred. Moved here in 2011 from Cathedral Square. Tue-Sun 7:30am-3:00pm, Fri-Sat 5:00pm-9:00pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Welcome Chinese Vegetarian Food
2 Wharenui Road, Riccarton (at near the University) ~ PH: 03-3482630
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Chinese, International, Western, Take-out--- Additional Info: Vegetarian cafe in Christchurch serving Chinese and Western food. Features over 100 items on the menu with most being vegan. Food such as fried radish cake, hot plates, claypot dishes, noodle, vegan ice cream, and more. No onion or garlic used. Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Shop 6 Carnaby Lane, New Brighton ~ PH: 0224173135
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Raw, Western, Juice bar, Take-out--- Additional Info: Situated in a side lane in the funky seaside suburb of New Brighton and has a workshop room out the back for movies and yoga. The focus is on healthy food with lots of smoothies and juices as well as salads and cabinet type of savory and sweet food with vegan and raw options. Has outdoor seating. Tue-Fri 8:30am-3:30pm, Sat 8:30am-2:30pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Dream Garden Vegetarian Cafe
62 Kendal Avenue, Burnside (at Cranbrook Ave) ~ PH: 03-3588485
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Take-out, Asian--- Additional Info: Chinese vegetarian restaurant. Main dishes include mock meat varieties (chicken, BBQ duck, fish, steak etc). Mock meat fillets, nuggets, dumplings, kimchi (pickled vegetables), soups, congee (rice soup), and a large selection of teas. Dishes can be made vegan on request. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Tue-Sat 12:00pm-9:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

GT Organics Cafe
Unit 7, 478 Cranford St ~ PH: 03-3529064
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Western, Salad bar, Juice bar, Take-out--- Additional Info: GT organic grocery market opened a cafe onsite in Nov 2014 (formerly Sayings Cafe). Featuring a deli cabinet, salad bar and juice bar, and menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Casual contemporary atmosphere. Easy access by bus or park in front. Has outdoor seating. Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, Sat-Sun 9:00am-4:00pm.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

The Shroom Room
48 London St, Lyttelton ~ PH: 03-3289459
Moderate-- Lacto, Ovo, Western, Take-out--- Additional Info: Vegetarian cafe with an alternative vibe, opened Jun 2014. Serves coffee, breakfast and lunch. Some of the dishes have vegan options, as marked. Street parking. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Mon-Sun 8:00am-4:00pm.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Vegetarian World
233 Riccarton Rd, Riccarton (at Euston St) ~ PH: 021-02769760
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, International, Fast food--- Additional Info: An inexpensive vegan/vegetarian restaurant and store with a large selection of frozen veggie meats, beverages, and other items. Both retail and wholesale. No onions or garlic used. Casual atmosphere. Opened September 2014. Wheelchair accessible. Mon-Sun 10:00am-7:00pm.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Beat Street Cafe
324 Barbaroes St ~ PH: n/a
Moderate-- Lacto, Ovo, Western, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Multiple vegetarian choices, a couple vegan. Uses organic bread and locally sourced produce. Has Wi-Fi. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Tue 7:00am-5:00pm, Wed-Fri 7:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-5:00pm.-- Rating: 3.5 HappyCow(s)

Cookai Gold Fusion Cuisine
493 Papanui Rd, Papanui ~ PH: 3668688
Moderate-- Lacto, Ovo, Japanese, Fusion, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Contemporary Japanese inspired cuisine with vegetarian/vegan options. Has a special vegetarian menu for groups if booked in advance. Located in Papanui which is on many bus routes from the city and near Northlands Mall. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Sat 5:30pm-11:00pm, Mon-Fri 12:00pm-2:00pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Healthy Habits
30 Durey Rd, Christchurch Airport ~ PH: n/a
Moderate-- Lacto, Ovo, Western, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. At the 2nd level food court, domestic side. This eatery has veggie wrap and sandwich options, build your own wrap, plus smoothies. Open airport hours. Accepts credit cards. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Koi Sushi
Shop 6, 114 Marshland Rd, Shirley ~ PH: 03-3862880
Moderate-- Lacto, Ovo, Japanese, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Every 2nd Thursday of the month, from evening 5-8pm this place hosts a vegetarian sushi night where most items are vegan suitable, with huge variety of sushi and other Japanese food like dumplings and miso soup (without fish stock). Modern space, not a central location but close to The Palms Mall and by a bus stop. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Fri 9:30am-6:00pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Merry Thai
231 Papanui Rd (at Innes) ~ PH: 03-3550355
Moderate-- Ovo, Thai, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Thai food. Menu indicates which dishes are veg and gluten free. Staff able to answer questions about food. Call for hours - tell us.Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

The Bodhi Tree
397 Ilam Rd ~ PH: 03-3776808
Moderate-- Burmese, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Busy restaurant serving Burmese cuisine dinners. Has vegetable dishes on the menu. Reservations suggested. Previously at 808 Colombo Street. Tue-Sun 6:00pm-10:00pm.-- Rating: 3.5 HappyCow(s)

The Herb Centre Cafe
223 Kilmore St (at Barbadoes) ~ PH: 03-3653011
Moderate-- Western, Australian, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Reported this vegetarian cafe added a couple meat items in 2015. Find muffin of the day, smoothies, veggie burger. Also has a clinic and health shop on premises. Has outdoor seating. Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:30pm, Sun 10:00am-4:00pm.-- Rating: 2 HappyCow(s)

Town Tonic
355 Lincoln Rd ~ PH: 03-3381150
Expensive-- Lacto, Organic, Western, European, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Dinner menu changes frequently, and there is usually vegan choices noted. Will provide for breakfast/lunch if you ask the chef. Examples of veg or can be requested vegan items on the day menu are: quinoa coconut porridge; bircher muesli with almond milk; banana bread ask to pair with coconut sorbet (instead of bacon ice cream); autumn mushrooms; breakfast tacos; kumara gnocchi; cauliflower salad; cornbread smashed avocado; side salad; and occasionally the soup of the day or pasta of the day. Trendy set-up. The business is partnered with a number of local growers. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Fri 7:30am-10:00pm, Sat 8:30am-10:00pm, Sun 8:30am-3:00pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Tutto Bene
192 Papanui Rd, Merivale ~ PH: 3554744
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Pizza, Italian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Italian restaurant in Merivale offering traditional Italian cuisine. Has a separate vegan menu with pizza using vegan cheese, bruschetta, calzone, and pasta. Vegan-friendly wine available. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Sun 5:00pm-10:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (10 Listings)

Liberty Market
Moorhouse Ave & Fitzgerald Ave ~ PH: 03-3660887
Certified organic fresh fruits and vegetables, grocery, range of foods and products. Formerly called Seven Fields Organic Grocer. Mon-Sat 9:00am-6:00pm, Sun 10:00am-3:00pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

New Zealand Health Food Company
215 Wooldridge Road, Burnside ~ PH: +64-39627883
Health store offering nutritional products ranging from vitamins & minerals to nutritional supplements, herbs, sports nutrition, health & beauty aids. Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:30pm, Sat 10:00am-4:00pm.-- Rating: 1 HappyCow(s)

Piko Wholefoods Co-operative
229 Kilmore St. ~ PH: 03-3895062
Vegetarian wholefood store since 1979, and moved back into this space in Nov 2015. Specializes in organic food and gluten-free food. Many items are sold in bulk. Fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, rice, baby products, cereal, herbs and spices, frozen food, soy products, snacks, grains, beer and wine, personal care, and household products. Mon-Fri 9:00am-6:00pm, Sat 9:00am-4:00pm.-- Rating: 3.5 HappyCow(s)

New Millennium Books
22 Grampian St, Casebrook ~ PH: +6433591310
Adventist Christian bookshop that also sells a full range of Sanitarium Veggie Delights canned vegan meat substitutes, Bragg's All-purpose seasoning, tvp, gluten free gravy mix, and organic molasses. Mon-Thu 9:00am-5:00pm.Also open 1st Sunday of month.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Christchurch Vegetarian Centre
301 Tuam St (at Christchurch Community House) ~ PH: 03-9409483
Provides information, activities and community development for vegetarians and vegans living in or visiting Christchurch. .-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Opawa Farmers Market
275 Fifield Tce, Opawa (at next to Rudolph Steiner School) ~ PH: 039606502
A vegetarian farmers market. Vendors sell fresh produce and prepared food. Set by the river and with an onsite cafe. Open year round. Sun 9:00am-12:00pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Eternal Delight
Christchurch area markets ~ PH: n/a
Raw food booth operating at Deans Bush Market and markets in the area - see website. Previously a cafe but shut after Feb 2011 earthquake. Cash only. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Lupo Atelier
area markets ~ PH: 0212134267
Market vendor present at Lyttleton Farmers Market on Saturday and Opawa Farmers Market on Sunday. Sells freshly made vegan nut and soy cheeses with variations including mozzarella, feta and flavored cheeses such as smoked and herb. Mostly organic ingredients. Sat 10:00am-1:00pm, Sun 9:00am-12:00pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Make it Raw
Christchurch Area ~ PH: 0276463092
A vegan, organic, raw, gluten free, cane sugar free living food producer, available in Christchurch Ohokawarren Farmer's Market on Friday, Christchurch Riccarton Bush Farmers' Market on Saturday, and other retails shops - see website. Cash only. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

So Yo
Corner Riccarton Rd & Rotherham St, Riccarton ~ PH: 03-3434110
Frozen yogurt shop next to the Westfields Mall which always has 2 vegan options: one chocolate and the other a fruit flavor. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Wed 10:30am-10:00pm, Thu-Sat 10:30am-11:00pm, Sun 10:30am-10:00pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

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