Nature Vegetarian Food

Overall rating: 4.5 stars 10 Reviews
Varied menu offering curries, veggie-chicken nuggets, and more. Accepts cash and Eftpos. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Chinese, Malaysian, Asian, Take-out
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First Review by veganlocoengineer
RayTomes
RayTomes
  • vegan
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+65

Favourite Vegetarian Restaurant in gtr Wellington

5 Posted on 04 / 04 / 2014

Pleasant restaurant with wide selection of mostly Chinese style vegetarian food, mostly vegan, many fake meat style. Happy staff and consistently good quality meals for many years now. Prices are now a little higher with mains $13 to $17.


Temi
Temi
  • vegan
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+27

Nature Vegetarian Foods

5 Posted on 03 / 20 / 2014

Me and my partner go to nature vegetarian at least once a week its the best local vegan food we have found. although they do have a few dishes which contain egg.
I have a friend who knows the people who run it and am told they only serve products they feel have come from an ethical origin.
the first time i went here years ago with my mother i found the food good but the mock meat a little "too real" for my liking. but in the last year i have become a weekly regular with my partner. the family who run it are always friendly and recognize us each time we visit. i would consider the food a little on the expensive side most mains being around the $17 mark but are always worth it as i never feel disappointed. the dining area is small however i generally order ahead to takeaway so this doesn't bother me at all.

Updated from previous review on Tuesday October 05, 2010

Pros: vegan friendly, delicious food, very friendly staff
Cons: no soy milk
Lea
Lea
  • vegan
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+309

Excellent

5 Posted on 01 / 06 / 2014

On the map, this looks like a long way from Wellington, but it was less than a 20 minute drive (it often takes that long to go a few blocks in Sydney!)

This was a really sweet, quiet little place. I was so impressed by the cleanliness. The food was lovely. The entree nuggets were tender and melt in the mouth. I don't think they were made on the premises though, as we got the exact same ones the next day at another restaurant! I would still order them though, they were scrumptious.

The soy chicken was also really nice. I particularly appreciated that the lemon sauce was provided on the side in a bowl, enabling you to apply as much or as little as liked. As lemon sauce can sometimes be cloying, this is a very thoughtful way to serve it. In this case, the sauce wasn't too sweet and didn't have the suspicious yellow colour you sometimes get. Our veggies were fresh, cooked al dente and mildly flavoured enough to complement any dish.

After ordering, I read a review on the wall which raved about their not-beef rendang. If they had been open the next day, I would have gone back to try it.

The staff member was very attentive, regularly refilling our tea pot so the tea didn't get too strong.

Highly recommended.

Pros: Tasty fresh lovely food, Amazingly clean, Quiet, calm vibe
Cons: No dessert!

CharliePhillips
CharliePhillips
  • vegetarian
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+16

Love Natures??

5 Posted on 11 / 17 / 2013

This is THE place to get honest home cooked Asian styled cooking. Everyone's perception of an amazing meal is different. For me, this is a place where omnivores, vegetarians and vegans can enjoy foods they are in tune with AND where Meatlovers can try something 'meaty but meatless' and not feel unfulfilled and often are pleasantly surprised!

I first came here a serious meatlover. My partner and I have now chosen the lifestyle of a vegetarian 6 months ago and still going because this sweet little shop has made us realise that we can make a huge change without feeling like something is missing in our lives.

A head's up, the Tom Yum Soup is to die for if you like hot food! Also the Steamed Buns are an awesome treat as are the Oyster Mushrooms! You need to go a few times and try different things to know what suites your tastes, but to me thats part of the experience :)

I will never forget the humble nature in which these people are, so much so, the first day my partner and I made the change to vege we went in and told them and they chose to start cooking classes up for us and a few others to help us on our journey. Now we cook better than we ever did and as a person who never cared for much more past broccoli, cauli and carrot, my fridge has taken a serious turn for the better!

I have no 'cons' to say about this team, this is a humble family run business that cook beautifully and consistently amazing food. So I don't feel the need to add Pro's when I have no Con's

Love Natures... hell yes!
Updated from previous review on Sunday November 17, 2013


Judi NZ
Judi NZ
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+13

Loads of choice but somewhat underwhelming

3 Posted on 03 / 24 / 2013

Loads of choice and tasty food, but there is too much reliance on mystery TVP protein for my preference. It seems to be added to everything.

Pros: Lovely staff, Loads of choice, Kid friendly
Cons: Lacking in ambience, Uncomfortable seating, Out of the way
xpressoholic
xpressoholic
  • vegan
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+14

Delicious

5 Posted on 03 / 12 / 2013

Physical restaurant wasn't what I'd expected - tiny place, with little tables crowded in (even then it was maybe only 6 tables)& stools..but.... the food exceeded all my expectations..delicious, flavoursome...good range of vegan food..hard to decide what to eat.Loved it,and my meat eating husband who I usually have to drag into any vege places left saying it was one of the best places he had eaten.. looking forward to lots more visits.

Pros: fantastic food
Cons: small space
Jessqi
Jessqi
  • vegan
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+77

Yum Yum Yum

5 Posted on 06 / 13 / 2009

I've been here three times now and every single time I've been wowed by the delicious food. I've taken vegans, veges and omnis there and they've all loved it. The menu is largely vegan with vegan options for most of the dishes. All the vegan food is clearly marked.

I especially recommend the wonton soup. Which I intend to have every time. It's so good!

The staff are also lovely and helpful. It's family run.

This is my favourite Wellington restaurant.

Pros: Fantastic food, Great Service
Cons: A little cold, Not central to Wellington at all
Catherine teh Vegan
Catherine teh Vegan
  • vegan
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+20

Awesome food

5 Posted on 04 / 15 / 2009

Me and my dad (who's omni) both really loved the food. I'm now hooked on their nature nuggets. Great service.

Pros: Omni-friendly, Great food, Great service
loubee
loubee
  • vegan
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+38

Lots of choice for vegans

4 Posted on 02 / 28 / 2009

I was impressed at the choice for vegans on the menu. The service is impeccable and the food tastes really nice. Unfortunately for this vegan, the mock meat was just a little bit too realistic. I couldn't finish my "chicken" noodle soup because the pieces of mock meat freaked me out. I just don't miss the taste or texture of meat like some others might. But it is a personal thing and lots of others rave about this place. We did tell the owner that the mock meat weirded us out and he said that next time he would cut it up smaller for us so it just looked like tofu!

Would recommend this place if you are taking omnis out and want to take them somewhere that they can get something familiar.


veganlocoengineer
veganlocoengineer
  • vegan
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+26

I WAS IMPRESSED!!!

5 Posted on 10 / 16 / 2007

Yep, i was well impressed with this place. I discovered it on this site and went there the other night for the first time. It is so nicely decorated, clean and welcoming with a relaxed atmosphere. The guy who took our orders made a few recommendations-he was spot-on-our meal was absolutely delicious. I reckon this is the kind of place you could take anyone who likes asian food and they would be happy with it. I will definitely be going to Nature on a regular basis now. What a find!!!

Pros: fantastic food, cheap, lovely service & surroundings
Cons: Not open sunday

 

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