These days, the meat-free options are so delectable, you’ll find yourself crushing HARD on tofu and broccoli. From breakfast to dinner, here are nine of the best spots in South Bank that offer up a vegetarian feast.
Once you’ve had a meat-free breakfast at Denim Co., you won’t look back. For something sweet, get your hands on their Banana Split with waffles, banana, cream, caramel, maple syrup and a honey nut crunch. After something savoury? Their Green Eggs with scrambled eggs, basil pesto, mushrooms and rye bread is a must-try.
Want to know something exciting? Coco Bliss’ menu caters entirely to our plant-based friends, which means you can order anything off the menu and guarantee it will be meat-free. Our top pick is the Choc PB Bowl, filled to the brim with a choc-banana base and vegan protein, granola, bananas, crushed peanuts, cacao nibs and peanut butter.
The jetty serve up the breakfast-goods from 7am every weekend, and we can guarantee you’ll be impressed with the epic menu offering and views. You’ll want to get your hand on their French Crepes, with banana, honey and freeze dried blueberry.
With a whole section of the menu dedicated to vegan and vegetarian eats, Tippler’s Tap has the entire crew covered. For our plant-based buddies, you’ll want to get your hands on their Vegan Chicken Burger, made with a vegan chicken-style patty on a sesame bun, vegan sliced mozzarella cheese, lettuce, pickles, vegan aioli and BBQ sauce.
Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers
Gnocchi lovers, rejoice! The guys at Gnocchi Gnocchi brothers have our vegetarian needs covered. From a Wild Mushroom and Truffle Gnocchi to a Creamy Basil Pesto Gnocchi, there’s a lot of good meat-free stuff going on here.
There isn’t anything much better than paella. You get to eat away at Spain’s most mouth-watering fare, usually with a sangria and great company to pair. Ole’s Verduras Paella is a must try, a combination of mushrooms, roasted capsicum, broccoli, green peas, cherry tomato, spinach and the rest of your usual paella goodness.
Popolo is all about share feasting, which is often a daunting prospect as a vegetarian. Fear no more, as Popolo has options for meat-lovers and vegetarians alike. From zucchini flowers stuffed with charred eggplant, tahini and garlic to house-made pizza bread with heirloom tomatoes, basil and hand-crafted buffalo mozzarella, they’ve got you covered.
For the love of vegetarian Asian fare! Once you’ve gotten your hands on Tai Tai’s wok-braised tofu with goji berries, stir-fry Chinese leafy greens and san-pei king oyster mushroom clay pot, you’ll wonder why you didn’t try them sooner. Go on, we suggest you try them STAT.
South Bank Beer Garden
South Bank Beer Garden is a go-to haunt for delectable meals and cocktails. Our top picks are the Thyme Roasted Pumpkin salad with quinoa, fresh rocket, mixed sprouts and haloumi, and the Vegan Burger, packed with Falafel patty, roasted field mushrooms, sweet onion jam, cos lettuce and beetroot salsa on a gluten free bun.