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.
Flora & Fauna
Flora & Fauna is a small but mighty vegan cafe in Northbridge dishing up the best banana bread in Perth. Grab it as a meal covered with colourful fruit and served with a huge dollop of peanut butter, or go for one of their savoury delights, like the mac 'n' cheese or breakfast burrito. Take a look at their sweets cabinet before you leave, and yes, get the cookie dough balls.
Gratias Organic Cafe
Environmentalism and healthy living join forces at Gratias Organic Cafe, where they’re serving up certified organic, fully plant-based menu in a clean green space. It’s easy to see just how passionate the owners are about keeping our planet, minds and bodies nourished by the love they put into each and every plate of food.
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, a big smile and a raw treat for the road.
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 healthy food both accessible and delicious, and they still offer delivery to several suburbs in and around Perth.
Fremantle, Northbridge and 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.
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.
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 and gravy, and doughnuts. Find them in Northbridge Thursday to Saturday, or pick up a frozen pie from Loving Hut Fremantle or Victoria Park.
It’s hard to beat a good curry, and The Leaf in Leedy is 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.
South Fremantle and Leederville
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 mint chip) and one weekly special on the menu, you can treat yourself to a scoop or go large with a whole pint. Or get your favourite flavour jammed between two vegan tahini cookies.
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.
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.
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.
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Image credit: Elle Borgward