The Best of Vegan Sydney
May 21, 2019
by Karen Rose Kingsbury
Sydney is a popular Australian city to visit at the beginning or end of a trip, as well as being a great place to enjoy for longer as a working holidaymaker. As a modern and bustling Australian city, Sydney offers visitors a variety of interesting vegan options. Travelling vegan in Australia is easy and enjoyable, and this is particularly present in this waterside city. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to vegan restaurants, cafes and pop-ups. On your visit to Sydney, don’t miss these top 3 vegan Sydney spots.
1. Bodhi Vegan Restaurant
Bodhi is great for outdoor eating in the heart of the city and tapas that’s fantastic for sharing with those who are keen to try vegan food. Visit in the evening after work or on the weekends when there is more time to relax and take your time with new found friends. Bodhi’s beautiful outdoor seating area is adorned with large trees, twinkling fairy lights and a mixture of seating options from relaxed sofas to more structured dining tables. Introduce non-vegans to some exciting meals or connect with vegan friends in an idyllic setting.
2. Lentil as Anything
In Newtown, this not-for-profit restaurant is an excellent example of community spirit and showcases what is possible when people pull together. A meal here doesn’t come with a price tag, instead, you are encouraged to pay what you feel the meal is worth, or what you can afford. With a few mains options, fresh fruit juice and a vegan dessert, the food is heart-warming, both in nutritional value and because the money you choose to pay for it is going to such a fantastic cause. We can’t think of a better idea for a restaurant than this one. Lentil as anything helps the long term unemployed, asylum seekers and the homeless. If you can’t pay for your meal, you can donate your time instead. If you’re travelling to Sydney as a vegan, get involved by supporting this fantastic community project.
3. Orchard Street
Walking distance to Centennial Park, this small cafe and takeaway shop is a herb and tea paradise. The freshly prepared juices and teas all come with a label declaring its desired health benefit so that you can choose the best treatment for your body without needing to know the nutritional value of each ingredient. This smartly decorated, intimate space can be enjoyed whilst eating-in, but we highly recommend grabbing take away drinks and enjoying them in nearby Centennial Park. This beautiful green space is typical Sydney; a little slice of natural paradise surrounded by modern conveniences and the buzz of the city beyond the trees. Ideal for vegan travellers who love the outdoors and plant-based food and drinks.
Whilst staying in the city of Sydney, make time for these three very different vegan food places. From a local community project that connects travellers and locals alike to more sophisticated and hip vegan gems that offer the latest most innovative vegan cuisine. Enjoy vegan Sydney on a brief city break, a longer working holiday or even in a day whilst you wait for your connecting flight. Vegan Australia is growing ever popular and travelling as a vegan here is super easy, varied and fun.