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Eat & Drink

6 vegetarian dining places to try

Did you know that the word ‘vegetarian’ was the third most googled word in Australia in 2016, and that in 2018 ‘vegan’ was googled more than vegetarian? Such is the rise in popularity for the vegan lifestyle. Well google no more, as we’ve put together a list of great vegetarian and vegan dining in Adelaide.

Vego & Love’n It

240 Rundle St, Adelaide SA 5000

Long before smoothies and poke bowls were a thing, Vego & Love’n It was doing their thing; serving simple and delicious vegetarian and vegan food to their legion of Adelaide fans. It’s hidden up a flight of narrow stairs on Rundle Street, so best to book in advance. The quirky décor will keep you entertained too!

Two Bit Villains

Adelaide Arcade, 150 Rundle Mall, Adelaide SA 5000

Another legendary Adelaide vegetarian and vegan eatery is Two Bit Villains located in the Grand Ballroom of the historic Adelaide Arcade. Known for its American diner vibe, with names like ‘Nachos, nachos man’ and ‘Long arm of the slaw’, you’ll want to try the whole menu.

Ayla’s Café and Zenhouse Yum Cha

13 Bent St, Adelaide SA 5000

Located just off Rundle Street, in Bent Street, you’ll find the family-friendly Ayla’s Cafe. Gluten-free options are available.

Asian inspired Zenhouse Yum Cha is right next door and features an amazing range of teas from around the globe to compliment your meal.


146 Gawler Pl, Adelaide SA 5000

Vegans are in for a treat at V-Vego. Conveniently located in Gawler Place, they are open late from Wednesday to Saturdays but do book in advance as they are one of the few vegan/vegetarian eateries to open for dinner.

Vego Sizzle

358 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000

Another vegan and vegetarian place that is open for dinner (Friday and Saturdays until 10:30 pm), Vego Sizzle on King William Street has a 100% plant-based menu. The place is small, but the menu is huge, so arrive early as it will take you awhile to decide what to order!

The Footprint Experience

111 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000

With many vegetarian or vegan options on the menu, it’s the whole earth approach at The Footprint Experience that will impress you most. Open for breakfast and lunch, all ingredients are ethically sourced locally, and the food is prepared with minimal impact on the environment.