Meat is less and less important in restaurants these days. Chefs and diners are waking up to the idea that vegetables can be just as delicious and exciting as meat. From there, it's just a small jump to foregoing animal products altogether. Butter can be swapped for coconut oil, and eggs for aquafaba (the water left behind when chickpeas are cooked). When it's done well, you probably won't even realise your meal is vegan. Not all our picks are 100 per cent vegan, but all offer a substantial selection of animal-free dishes.

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Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Sydney