Being vegetarian can be a tough gig. With many restaurants only offering one or two vego' options, dining can frequently be limited and, frankly, a little boring. Fortunately, a number of restaurants in Sydney have menus that are completely meat-free and offer up vegetarian meals so delicious that even meat-eaters will enjoy them.
We've searched high and low for Sydney's best vegetarian restaurants and have found ten we think you'll love.
Maya Vegetarian | Surry Hills
Specialising in vegetarian dishes from northern and southern India, Maya Vegetarian is always full of Indian families enjoying a meal, so you know it's going to be good! Order a wholesome thali at the counter and sit down to enjoy some of the best Indian (and vegetarian!) food in Sydney.
Pilgrim's | Cronulla
Overlooking the beach in south Cronulla, Pilgrim's serves healthy and tasty breakfasts and lunches. Famous for their wholesome veggie burgers and hearty salads, don't be surprised to see lines out the doors on the weekends!
Harvest Vegetarian Restaurant| Rozelle
Serving the vegetarian folk of Sydney for over 40 years, pop into Harvest Vegetarian Restaurant for a meat-free feast that will leave you feeling full and satisfied. With a number of vegan dishes on the menu, you vegans will be deliciously covered, too!
Laurie's Vegetarian Takeaway | Bondi
For consistently great vegetarian food in the #cleaneating mecca that is Bondi, head to Laurie's Vegetarian Takeaway. Not only is the food tasty, it's super cheap, too (yay!). The place is tiny, so we suggest taking your meal to the lawn at Bondi Beach for a little vegetarian picnic.
Sadhana Kitchen | Enmore
This is Sydney's first organic raw café so they know a thing or two when it comes to vegetarian eating. Sadhana Kitchen also has a raw vegan high tea daily from 9am to 11am, and offer a seven-course raw degustation at dinner. Impressive, huh?
Nourishing Quarter | Redfern
Nourishing Quarter is exactly that—nourishing. The primarily Vietnamese dishes are mostly organic, vegetarian, and sustainable so you'll be doing your body and the world a favour by eating at this popular Sydney restaurant.
Hari's Vegetarian | Ultimo
Healthy? Tick. Fresh? Tick. Delicious? Tick. Hari's Vegetarian ticks all the boxes for those on the hunt for the best vegetarian restaurants in Sydney. It's also ridiculously cheap, which makes it a perfect budget lunchtime option for those not wanting to splash too much cash (especially before payday, amirite?).
Yulli's | Surry Hills
With delicious vegetarian and vegan food prepared with locally sourced produce, Yulli's is a go-to for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Enjoy a glass of local wine or craft beer while you get stuck into salt and pepper tofu or the Yulli's pot pie (which is 100% vegan).
Egg of the Universe | Rozelle
This yoga studio and wholefoods café in Rozelle is basically a one-stop shop for body and mind wellness. After you've downward-dogged your way to a state of inner-peace, pick up some sustainable and organic food from the café—there are a heap of vegetarian choices!
Bodhi | CBD
Get your vegetarian-friendly Asian fix at Bodhi. Specialising in vegan yum cha and pan-Asian cuisine, take a seat under the Moreton Bay fig trees and enjoy a meatless meal in a beautiful setting. Bodhi's wine list is either certified organic, bio-dynamic, or vegan, so you can enjoy a glass with your vegetarian meal, guilt free!
Have we missed your pick for the best vegetarian restaurant in Sydney? Let us know!
Image credit: Bodhi, Sadhana Kitchen