Christchurch, New Zealand Vegan Friendly Restaurants

Top 10 Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants

Whether you're vegetarian, vegan, or just searching for plant-based dining options, it's nice to have personal recommendations. That's why HappyCow has created this list, featuring the ten best vegan restaurants in Christchurch, New Zealand, as determined by the highest scores calculated from HappyCow community member reviews.

Even curious carnivores should agree that the tasty vegan options available at these restaurants would please even the most discerning palate. From breakfast to brunch, dinner to late-night snacking, and every meat-free meal in-between, we're sure that you'll find the very best veggie dining experiences using our Top 10 list as your guide.
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322 Lincoln Rd, Addington, Christchurch, New Zealand



Cuisine: Vegan, Western, Bakery, European

Vegan cafe and bakery offering plant-based milk for tea and coffee, has cabinet food as well as an all-day menu. Find sausage rolls, sandwiches, cream cakes, and more. Est. 2017.

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363 St Asaph St, Christchurch, New Zealand



Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Pizza, Indian, International, Western, Take-out

A popular vegetarian restaurant and tea lounge in Christchurch whose menu features a varied range, from veggie burgers and pizza to Indian masala dosa and hearty soups, to coffee and chai. Raw, vegan, and gluten-free options. Reservations preferred. Moved here in 2011 from Cathedral Square.

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95 Westminster St (at Cranford St), Christchurch, New Zealand



Cuisine: Vegan, Western, Take-out, Asian, Catering

Cafe in the suburb of St Albans on the main road north but also close to the city. Modern clean environment in a new building rebuilt after the earthquake. Pure vegetarian (vegan) with no onion and no garlic. Cabinet food with Western items such as scones, wraps, muffins, salads and cakes, plus a menu with Asian Fusion dishes such as dumplings, pancake rolls and spicy noodle soup.

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73 Manchester St, Christchurch, New Zealand



Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Western, European

Vegetarian cafe opened Dec 2017. Offers coffee, sandwiches, bowl meals.

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2 Wharenui Rd, Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand



Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Chinese, International, Western, Take-out

Vegetarian cafe in Christchurch, near the University, 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.

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2 Harakeke St, Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand



Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Chinese, Take-out, Taiwanese

Re-opened Aug 2016 after repairs, this cafe is part of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple and formerly known as Fo Guang Shan Tea House. Modern setting and looks out into a walled courtyard. Variety of hot dishes include noodles, fried rice, curry, dumplings, fried beancurd drumsticks, plus salads and desserts.

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48 London St, Lyttelton, Christchurch, New Zealand



Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, 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.

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62 Kendal Avenue, Burnside (at Cranbrook Ave), Christchurch, New Zealand



Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Take-out, Asian

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.

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192 Papanui Rd, Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand



Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Pizza, Italian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan 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.

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2 Papanui Rd, Christchurch, New Zealand



Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Organic, Western, Beer/Wine

Contemporary vegetarian food and natural wine bar. Serving snacks and multi-course tasting menu in a casual atmosphere.

So, there you have it - our list of the very best vegan food that Christchurch, New Zealand has to offer. We hope that you enjoy your dining experience.

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