Vegan food is getting more and more popular in Sydney. If we're talking about the higher end of dining, there's never been a better time to go animal-products free, thanks to Paperbark and Alibi. Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt, meanwhile, offer vegan menus at Yellow, their lauded vegetarian restaurant.

And we still have affordable options spanning pizza, burgers, sushi, pho, gelato and pub classics. Some of our picks aren't 100 per cent vegan, but all offer a substantial selection of animal-product-free dishes.

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Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Sydney



Sydney's first fine-dining restaurant devoted to plants also offers five- and seven-course set vegan menus with matched wines.

57 Macleay Street, Potts Point
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The Ovolo Hotel's in-house restaurant was set up with help from renowned chef Mathew Kenney, who's been instrumental in popularising vegan food in the United States. Try the kimchi dumplings with red cabbage puree and ginger foam.

Ground Floor, Ovolo Hotel, 6 Cowper Street Wharfway, Woolloomooloo

Bad Hombres


This Mexican diner's menu is entirely plant-based, and it's all the better for it. If you're a veg-lover and a fan of Mexican flavours, this is the spot for you. When your tortilla's loaded with pastor-style mushrooms, pico de gallo and pineapple; you won't even notice the meat's gone.

40 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills

The Gantry


Artful, surprising degustations by the water, and if you pick the vegan option, it's without a single animal product on the plate.

11 Hickson Road, Sydney



A Sydney Taoist vegan institution serving yum cha and a big menu of dishes to share.

2-4 College Street, Sydney

Gigi's Pizzeria


This pizzeria was well respected and established before it went full vegan (well, almost fully) in 2015. Step in for classic Neapolitan pizzas made with nut-based cheeses.

379 Kings Street, Newtown

Mark + Vinny's


A colourful vegan-friendly pasta and spritz bar.

52 Waterloo Street, Surry Hills

Little Turtle


An all-vegan Thai restaurant with “fish” curry and a special take on “Buffalo wings”.

10-14 Stanmore Road, Enmore

Otto Ristorante


Most diners just know this as the place to eat refined Italian food in the sun, but the kitchen also offers six-course vegan and vegetarian tasting menus, complete with matched wines.

Area 8 6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo
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The Green Lion


Sydney's first vegan pub offers everything you'd expect: burgers, schnitties, pizza and more.

726 Darling Street, Rozelle

Mary's Circular Quay


For years these cult burgers were resolutely made for carnivores. But now that's changed, with impressive results.

7 Macquarie Place, Circular Quay, Sydney



There's a bit of everything at this Crown Street classic, from tandoori cauliflower to san choy bow. Bonus: a brief vegan wine list.

417 Crown Street, Surry Hills

Soul Burger


With four locations and counting, Sydney's first entirely plant-based burger joint is proof you don't need beef to make and sell a good burger.

49 Perouse Road, Randwick

The Hold


If you're the kind of vegan that goes for mock meat, this dim, lively bar with an extensive burger menu is worth a visit.

Shop 4 Sydney Road Plaza, Manly



Get tacos, pizza and lime-green sliders in a space that spills onto a green-filled courtyard.

106/180 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach

The Oxford Tavern


On the last Thursday of every month, the Tav gives its resident "Black Betty" smoker a good old scrub for the monthly vegan cook-out. Charred pumpkin, smoked corn and Nashville-style tofu are some of the highlights you can chase with vegan-friendly drink specials.

1 New Canterbury Road, Petersham, Petersham