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

Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants: (11 Listings)

The Lotus-Heart Restaurant and Tea House

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.5 stars 26 reviews
363 St Asaph St, Christchurch, 8011
+64-3-377-2727, +64-282-551-7274
Tue-Sun 7:30am-3:00pm, Fri-Sat 5:00pm-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Western, International, Take-out

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. Moderate.

Welcome Chinese Vegetarian Food

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.0 stars 13 reviews
2 Wharenui Road, Riccarton (at near the University), Christchurch,
Now Open: Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Chinese, Western, International, Take-out

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. Inexpensive.


Dream Garden Vegetarian Cafe

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.0 stars 4 reviews
62 Kendal Avenue, Burnside (at Cranbrook Ave), Christchurch, 8053
Now Open: Mon-Thu 12:00pm-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 12:00pm-11:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Asian, Take-out

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. Inexpensive.

GT Organics Cafe

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.0 stars 1 review
Unit 7, 478 Cranford St, Christchurch,
Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, Sat-Sun 9:00am-4:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Salad bar, Juice bar, Organic, Ovo, Lacto, Western, Take-out

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. Moderate.

The Shroom Room

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.5 stars 3 reviews
48 London St, Lyttelton, Christchurch,
Mon-Sun 8:00am-4:00pm
Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, Western, Take-out

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. Moderate.

Healthy Habits

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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30 Durey Rd, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch, 8053
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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Fast food, Western, Take-out, Non-veg

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. Moderate.

Merry Thai

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 4 reviews
231 Papanui Rd (at Innes), Christchurch,
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Cuisine: Ovo, Thai, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

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. Moderate.

The Bodhi Tree

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 4 reviews
397 Ilam Rd, Christchurch,
Now Open: Tue-Sun 6:00pm-10:00pm
Cuisine: Burmese, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Busy restaurant serving Burmese cuisine dinners. Has vegetable dishes on the menu. Reservations suggested. Previously at 808 Colombo Street. Moderate.

Town Tonic

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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355 Lincoln Rd, Christchurch, 8024
Now Open: Mon-Fri 7:30am-10:00pm, Sat 8:30am-10:00pm, Sun 8:30am-3:00pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Organic, European, Western, Non-veg

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. Expensive.

Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (5 Listings)

Piko Wholefoods Co-operative

  • Health Food Store
3.5 stars 4 reviews
248 Stanmore Road, Christchurch
Mon-Fri 9:00am-6:00pm, Sat 9:00am-4:00pm

Vegetarian wholefood store since 1979. 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, household products, and more. Previously located on Kilmore Street.

Make it Raw

  • Other Veg Stuff
  • Vegan
5.0 stars 1 review
Christchurch Area, Christchurch
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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.

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