Everyone seems to think that if you’re vegan that you’ve magically become a yogi who only munches on raw kale and organic, cold pressed green juices. While that may be true for some, it’s definitely not for all of us. So, that midnight craving for doughnuts is okay, right? With vegan substitutes for everything these days, there is more life than eating tofu and drinking nut mylk.
It’s our duty at The Urban List to make sure you know about all the drool-worthy places, so here are eight of Auckland’s best vegan fast food places—including burgers, pizzas, doughnuts and the whole sh’bang! Even vegans need a cheat day once in a while, believe it or not.
Vegan steak and cheese pies? What is this sorcery? Tart Bakery has a cabinet full of all the Kiwi classics—we’re talking sausage rolls, mince pies, cream doughnuts and even CRONUTS! Pro tip: Head in early before the doughnuts sell out…we’ve learned that the hard way.
With 27 vegan items on the menu, there will always be something new to try at The Burgerie. They even have vegan bacon and egg burgers! This is the ultimate place to get your Friday night takeout.
Lord of the Fries
Auckland City & K Road
Hailing from Australia last year, Lord of the Fries is fully vegetarian and vegan on request! Here you can munch down on hot dogs, nuggets, phish and chips, poutine and of course burgers and fries. Located in the heart of Auckland’s CBD, as well as on K Road it is handy for all the city slickers.
Wise Boy Burgers
This vegan food truck might be the new kid on the block but they are already dishing out some of the best plant-based burgers in town. With options like ‘Spicy Mex’, ‘Moroccan’, ‘Tempeh Trap’ and the ‘Kiwi burger’ you are spoilt for choice. Constantly roaming the streets of Auckland, keep your eyes on their socials to see where you can find them next.
Hallelujah to the invention of vegan cheese because that means PIZZA! Get pizzas by the slice at Il Buco—they serve up an epic range of vegan pizzas for everyone to enjoy. Make sure you wear your track pants, we promise it’s for your comfort.
Well + Good
We’ve found the ultimate menu hack for vegans! Ask for the ‘Cake Shake’ at Well + Good and choose one of their delicious raw cakes from the cabinet and they will blend it into a shake for you. With the likes of salted caramel, banoffee and lemon coconut cakes to choose from, it’s heaven on earth!
Auckland University & K Road
The perfect cookie is an art, and it’s definitely fair to say that Moustache have mastered this ‘art’. Having just released a gluten-free vegan chocolate chip cookie, we just need a glass of mylk to dip it in.
Remember those birthday parties at Macca’s when you were a sprog? The best part was going behind the counter to make your own soft serve, right? Oh, those were those the days! But your childhood lives on with Minty B. This breezy white and turquoise food truck travels around greater Auckland and serves up creamy coconut soft serve. Wanting something more indulgent? The Deconstructed Peanut Butter Cup Sundae will surely hit the spot. Minty B is sure to please the inner kid in us all.
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Image credit: Lord Of The Fries