Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Melbourne
It’s no secret that vegetables, tofu and meat alternatives are having their moment. And it’s a welcome change. Just a few years ago, vegetarians were an afterthought at many restaurants, forced into the neglected corners of meat-heavy menus to choose from unsurprising vego options. Mushroom risotto? I guess so. Vegetable fried rice? Sure. Roasted veggie focaccia? Please, don’t make me do it again.
Luckily, those crumb-eating days are fading. Plenty of places – from fine diners to more casual joints – are doing exciting things with vegetables and have dedicated meat-free sections on their menus. This is a growing list of our favourite vegetarian-friendly restaurants. They’re not all strictly vego, but all offer a substantial meat-free selection that rises well above the token pumpkin and feta salad. Here’s to them – for making it ever-easier for vegetarians and omnivores to maintain their friendships.