Living a plant-based life is certainly nothing new, but, as you may have noticed, the popularity of the vegan diet has been on the rise lately. Despite this, it can still sometimes be a challenge to find a decent vegan feed. That’s where we come in, dear readers.
These days Perth is fast becoming a hub for tasty vegan eats, with dedicated market stalls, cafes and restaurants popping up all over the place, and we’ve rounded up the best of the best vegan restaurants and cafes for you.
Chic Pea Vegan Cafe
Venture to the bustling Fremantle Markets and you’ll find Chic Pea Vegan Cafe—one of the most loved vegan eateries around. From gluten-free pumpkin gnocchi, to lasagne, to our personal favourite, the ‘Valoumi Burger’ you really can’t go wrong here—it’s vegan comfort food at its best.
Little Raw Deli
With a flavour-first approach to plant-based eating, Little Raw Deli is out to prove that nutritious whole foods are the way to go. Making everything in house—including their own vegan cheese—you can bet you’ll be leaving with a full belly and a big smile.
Eat Drink Raw
Starting out as a simple food delivery service, Eat Drink Raw now has a permanent home and continues to dish out tasty plant-based meals that make you feel good inside and out. Their mission is to make health food both accessible and delicious, and they still offer delivery to several suburbs in and around Perth.
Lord Of The Fries
Who said being vegan has to mean missing out on a cheeky bit of fast food? It certainly wasn’t Lord of the Fries—they’ve been tricking even the savviest of carnivores for years with their menu of vegan burgers, hot dogs and fries. It’s all the greasy goodness with none of the guilt.
Fremantle & Victoria Park
As one of the most recognised global vegan chains, Loving Hut is all about living compassionately and sustainably, and offers a wide variety of delicious plant-based meals and cruelty-free products so you can do just that. Dine in or takeaway—the choice is yours.
The Jolly Pig
The Jolly Pig may be a teeny tiny venue, but the food they’re serving up is anything but—both in flavour and portion size. With a focus on all things comfort, the menu features vegan versions of all your favourites, including lasagne, fish & chips and sausage rolls, along with some seriously good cakes and desserts.
When your sweet tooth is calling, look no further than Yo Donuts. This plant-based bakery serves up some of the most delicious doughnuts and cupcakes in town, which just happen to be vegan. And if you’re after a way to sweeten up an event of some sort, they also offer catering services.
Raw + More Cafe
Hidden down a laneway off Hay Street is where you’ll find Raw + More Cafe—a cute little brekky and lunch joint with raw food specials that change daily. They’re keeping plant-based living simple, offering smoothies, coffee, sweets, and all the fresh healthy foods you know you need.
The Raw Kitchen
So much more than just a restaurant, The Raw Kitchen is all about focusing on health, sustainable living, and knowledge sharing. Running alongside their busy kitchen you’ll find a store filled with zero-waste products and information, workshops, yoga classes and much much more.
East Victoria Park and Fremantle
Creating the perfect vegan pizza is no easy feat, but Peace’za has definitely nailed it. Their fluffy-crusted pizzas will have even the biggest meat-eaters coming back for another slice, as will the vegan nuggets, chips & gravy, and doughnuts. And if you can’t go to them, they’ll bring it to you, courtesy of Deliveroo. Find them in East Vic Park, or at Loving Hut in Fremantle on Friday and Saturday nights.
It’s hard to beat a good curry, and The Leaf in Leedy are all over it with an extensive vegan / vegetarian menu so good your carnivorous friends won’t even notice there’s no meat. They’re proud to offer simple, wholesome Indian food and cater for all dietary requirements—including no onion, no garlic.
Small batch and made from scratch, Roho Bure sure know what’s up when it comes to oh-so-decadent vegan ice cream. With five regular flavours (including the beloved salted maple peanut) and one weekly special on the menu, you can treat yourself to a scoop or go large with a whole pint.
Raw Raw Raw
There’s no doubt that the Fremantle Markets are home to many vegan and vegetarian-friendly options, and Raw Raw Raw is a firm favourite. Their range of takeaway meals, snacks and smoothies are all gluten, dairy and sugar free, and—most importantly—very delicious.
Once you’ve tracked down Kat’s Snacks at one of Perth’s many local markets, we guarantee you’ll fast become a loyal follower. With a menu that evolves with the seasons, Kat’s is about changing the way people perceive vegan food, through food. Head to their Facebook page for location details.
Owned and operated by the same lovely folks at The Leaf, Vegorama is THE place for south-side vegan Indian food. It’s so good it can be hard to choose a single dish, so luckily for you, they offer a full vegan buffet!
Just when you thought the Freo Markets couldn’t possibly dish out any more vegan goodness, you stumble across Whipped. And let’s just say it’s pretty much impossible to pass up their vegan soft serve and tasty toppings completely free from refined sugar. Go on, treat yourself.
2 Fat Frenchies
Ok ok, it's not a restaurant or a cafe, but the doughnuts coming out of the 2 Fat Frenchies delivery truck are too good not to mention. They taste just like the real deal, so if you've been missing your doughnut fix, hit these guys up for a carrot cake doughie. Or a salted caramel one.
Image credit: Elle Borgward