The only all vegan café in Dunedin. Open at the Otago Farmers Market every Saturday. Also selling about 20 different kinds of vegan baked sweets. Offers limited outdoor seating behind caravan for 25 pax only. Note: Owners are currently travelling and will return on September 14, 2013. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan, Western, New Zealander, Fast food, Take-out


First Review by alittlericeshoot
  • vegan

Excellent food

5 Posted on 06 / 12 / 2012

I ate at their Saturday Market caravan. The food was delicious and the portions were exceedingly generous. I am excited to go back as they had an extensive menu (I'm not used to having so many vegan options :)

They also had great desserts - I had an oreo-type cookie and a chocolate "knicker" which had caramel, nuts, chocolate and was completely amazing.

Pros: excellent food, lots of choice, dessert!
Cons: popular! (long line), limited seating, only open 2 days a week
vegan mamma
vegan mamma
  • vegan

The Joyful Vegan caravan restaurant, Otago Farmers

5 Posted on 02 / 02 / 2012

This is a gem; a friendly, customer focused, fully vegan eatery. The menu is regularly updated (although some favourites like vegeburgers and various wraps are standard) and there's always a great selection of healthy, tempting, well-presented food. There's a (pretty basic) eating space set up behind the caravan or food can be taken away. The baking stall that is attached sells a great range of treats, including an excellent range of wholegrain breads.

All in all, this is a cheap, cheerful and very enjoyable eating experience. The Dunedin Farmers' Market is vibrant and filled with great locally grown and produced food.

The only negative I have to report is that currently The Joyful Vegan is located between 2 butchery stalls. This seems a very odd planning decision on behalf of the market managers, and can be off-putting if you choose to eat on-site.

Pros: fully vegan, menu reflects seasons, friendly
Cons: close to butchery stalls
  • vegan

The dhal soup rocks!

5 Posted on 11 / 16 / 2011

The dhal soup is the best I've ever had. Such a great way to warm up on a chilly Dunedin Saturday morning. I am really looking forward to trying the rest of the delights on offer at the caravan. I only wish it were open EVERY day, instead of just Saturdays!

Pros: Inexpensive, delicious, all vegan
Cons: Only on saturdays


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