Best Vegan Restaurants, Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast Best Vegan Restaurants

With it’s multicultural dining scene and vast variety of food, the Gold Coast offers a little something for everyone. The Vegan restaurants scene has exploded over the last 5 years, and not jus the run of the mill restaurants, a list of top quality establishments with a vast variety of plant based cuisines.

Although not a vegan myself i have enjoyed such restaurants, the wholesome meals have certainly benefitted me. And i have certainly enjoyed trying all these on the list.

The Restaurants

Cardamom Pod

Taking Vegan food to new heights is the Cardamom Pod. Bright, energised and flavourome food, for someone who is non vegan my most visited cafe in the last few years was the Cardamom pod.

You must try the Indian Dosa, this homemade Dosa with spiced potatoes is to die for. Another favourite would be the vege big breakfast, I love the peanut fritters on here.

This cafe is also renowned for its elaborate range of acai bowls which taste amazing and are certainly insta worthy captures.

The Cardamom Pod is as popular as they come on the Gold Coast and with that said was also a worthy entrant in our Best Cafes guide.



3/3 Brolga Avenue, Southport 4215

Opening Hours

8 am to 3pm


Starting off as a market stall selling vegan raw desserts, one stall quickly became 2 within the first year. Fast forward and Blendlove opened up there own premises and still sticking with the fantastic raw desserts also expanded into a 100% plant based cafe.

Menu items consist of and a couple of our favourites are the corn fritters paired with avocado salsa and corn relish and the magic mushrooms with field mushrooms and Blendlove’s own kale and walnut mince top with vegan cashew aioli.

The raw desserts are ever changing and are sold individually or in packs with plenty of variety they boast vegan, gluten free, dairy free and free from any refined sugar and I can say are delicious.



Shop 1 / 253 Ferry Road, Southport, Gold Coast, QLD 4215

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 7am to 3pm

Sunday 8am to 3pm

I Like Ramen

They were right I do like ramen, and this vegan take is as good a bowl of Ramen that I have ever had. Known for being Australia’s first vegan Ramen restaurant.

The food here is as delicious as it is photogenic, flavours are through the roof and although im someone who does enjoy meat I certainly would not miss it here.

The kimchi ramen with  red miso spicy kimchi broth and the mapo tofu ramen with is a creamy broth, oat milk being the vegan alternative here are our two favourite ramens. Both slightly different, but packed with a punch of flavour.

The name suggest only one type of food here, well your wrong. Panko mushroom bao’s, and karage cauliflower add something different and believe me all the selection of bao’s are delicious.

Asahi on tap and a great selection of fine whiskies make this place a firm favourite hangout.



2/2251 gold coast highway, mermaid beach, 4218

Opening Hours

Monday 5pm to 9 pm

Wednesday to Sunday 11:30am to Late

Izakaya Midori

I wont lie here, this is the only place I have never been to and I hate recommending somewhere I haven’t visited. However from multiple sources I have heard this is a cracking place for food.

One thing that struck me was that Izakaya Midori is tucked away in a back street in small suburb of Ready Creek. Making this a destination venue and not only does it take balls and confidence in what you do to open a destination restaurant. To go with a plant based Japanese restaurant the first of its kind in Queensland is impressive.

With such dishes like Tempeh and unami sushi, king mushroom ceviche and the Midori plant based ramen, they all look drool worthy and a place we can’t wait to try.



50 Woodland Drive, Reedy Creek QLD 4227, Australia

Opening Hours

Sunday to Thursday 11:00am to 8:30pm

Friday and Saturday 11:00am to 10:30pm

Greenhouse Canteen & Bar

Greenhouse Canteen has been a leading player in the Gold Coast Vegan scene since 2014. With its recycled timber fit out and sweeping views across water to Surfers paradise, veganism entered a new age.

The owners disappointed with the Vegan options on the Gold Coast decided to offer something new and something trendy. After moving premises to the suburb of Miami Greenhouse has never looked back.

With small plates such as Cauliflower Wings (Delicious) an mushroom and sage Arancini Balls make a perfect start.

To follow you cant go passed the Jackfruit Enchilada, full of flavour, and Jackfruit is not something if I’m honest i have enjoyed in the pass. But this was delicious. The Eggplant Moussaka is equally as good, tasty and hearty with that punch of flavour it needs.



1916 GC Highway, Miami, Gold Coast QLD

Opening Hours

5pm to Late


So thats our best vegan restaurants Gold Coast list. A great array of choices offering something completely different between them all and featuring the best plant based eateries. Hard to pick a favourite but with Cardamom Pod making the best cafe list, it would certainly make for a stand out.

There are many many more Vegan restaurants to try on the Gold Coast hopefully soon we can add to the list we have tried.

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  1. Wow it sounds like the Gold Coast is welll ahead of the trends with its food. Your picks are incredible, it’s making me very hungry for all of the veg!

  2. Wow, I am totally craving all the food from these pictures! Looks like the Gold Coast is the best spot for vegan restaurants! x

  3. These vegan restaurants look amazing! I can see that a lot of thought has gone into creating and providing some great food that goes beyond what some people may expect. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I like ramen, too! And now I am so hungry. As a plant-based eater, I really appreciate this post. I cannot wait to visit your part of the world to visit all of the restaurants you recommend!

  5. Lannie Travels – Isle of Islay – Full time aid-worker, part time food and travel blogger. Love experiencing the world through its food culture! Happily fueled by coffee, great food, and whisky.
    Lannie says:

    Besides the açaí bowl, Izakaya Midori is right up my alley. Give me some baos any day!!

  6. I’m not a vegan but it looks like the Gold Coast has a fantastic choice of Vegan restaurants. I wouldn’t mind visiting Izakaya Midori as a plant based Japanese restaurant sounds intriguing.

  7. wattwherehow – Bernie and Jess Watt are travel bloggers from Australia, living in NYC. Award winning copywriter by day (Bernie) and legal professional (Jess), casual photographers and hobbyist Vloggers in the making, our blog blends travel experiences from around the world with tips for those coming to NYC to live or vacation.
    wattwherehow says:

    So many colourful options!

  8. Carpe Diem Eire – Hi I'm John. Together with my wife Beata we travel part time through Ireland and Europe whenever the opportunity allows it. My travels focus on road trips and city breaks. I have an avid interest in history and culture. My travel style is a high energy one, as I strive to make the most of my free time. So Carpe Diem in other words. Join me on my travels.
    John Quinn says:

    Vegan food really has come on leaps and bounds of late. I always scoffed at it, till I tried some good restaurants. Now I’d happily try any of these. Can’t say I’ve eaten much of the food these serve, but that makes it more interesting.

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