Fast track to 2022, and we are spoiled for choice when it comes to vegan eats in Perth. For those who were vegan before it hit the mainstream, we remember the immense struggle of dining out and finding something not derived from animals. As you might be used to slim menu options, there’s almost too much to choose from these days. So we’ve done the research and curated our favourite herbivore hotspots. Read on and have these delicious ventures up your sleeve next time you look for the best vegan food in Perth.
If you’re after a feast of soul food, you must check out the institution that is Govindas Hare Krishna Restaurant. Run by volunteers devoted to the Hare Krishna faith, it’s become a staple for Perth vegans and hipsters alike, with Thali for only $12. Situated in the heart of Northbridge, their warm and welcoming service is the epitome of cheap and cheerful. With the cost of groceries on the rise, Govinda’s $6 afternoon takeaway special is looking pretty good right now.
We don’t think you can identify as a vegan in Perth if you haven’t consumed Flora and Fauna’s banana bread. It’s impossible not to stop by for a sweet treat when passing through the city, one brownie now and one peanut butter jam slice for later please. If you’re in need of a trim, check out Hearts & Hues next door for your haircut needs with all vegan products.
This Mount Lawley gem holds a special place in our hearts. Before restaurants had at least one vegan option on the menu, Veggie Mama always had our backs. Their hearty selection of salads, curries, veggie patties and pastries will have you trying something different each visit. It’s the go-to when you need homemade, heartwarming food but cannot be bothered to do it yourself.
Whenever we drive along Scarborough Beach Road, it takes so much self-control not to swing by The ‘Pear’fect Pantry for a cupcake. It’s really all in the name, with the perfect menu to satisfy even the snobbiest brunch aficionado. They have non-vegan options too, which will come in handy for breakfast with the folks when we all know there will be complaints over the lack of bacon.
As if the fo-fish wasn’t enough to keep us hooked on Leederville’s Nuthin Fyshy, it doesn’t help that the staff are absolutely delightful. When you’ve got that battered fish craving, fill it with their tasty burgers, great chips and scarily accurate tasting fish. It takes us back to our childhood devouring a seafood platter at Cicerellos.
Thai food establishments are usually pretty good at catering to our vegan needs, but there are only so many ways you can do a vegan pad thai. Healthy Thai Vegan and Vegetarian are eager to please with their array of noodles, curry and stir fries with fake meat. They’ve got faux chicken, fish, pork and even prawns for your culinary delight as you ponder how they can make soy taste like pork. Check it out next time you’re in Vic Park; your tastebuds will thank you.
Vegetables are taking their rightful place in the spotlight, and no one is doing it quite like Vego Delish. Their customer review track record says it all, delicious food, amazing service at decent prices. From pho to tofu burgers to the freshest rice paper rolls, this chill Lathlain eatery will wow you with their thoughtful Vietnamese-inspired dishes. If you are a fan of bao buns, please try the Mixed-Shroom Bao Bun, it’s quite frankly the best bao bun in Perth.
Formerly known as Raw Kitchen, fancy it up for the night at Mother in Freo. Their menu changes seasonally, focusing on delivering Mediterranean delights sustainably, with whole foods and low waste. Opt for a natural, minimal intervention bottle from their extensive wine wall and rejoice in your guilt-free dinner. Mother rubs shoulders with Yogalab and Australia’s largest plastic-free and zero-waste shop. A bustling, environmentally conscious hub set amongst a 1920s warehouse, need we say more?