Eating out in Queenstown is a delight with many amazing vegan and vegetarian options on offer. And trust us, when you look at some of the creations on offer, if you’re not vegan you might want to be!

Almost every cafe and restaurant has some vegan and vegetarian choices, but some are definitely the ‘in’ places to head if you eat meat-free. Often meals can be veganised, or there might be a vegan menu that you’re not offered if you don’t ask, so wherever you’re looking always make your request known.

Inside favourites for vegans

Breakfast

Waking up to Queenstown may inspire a rumbling stomach, so head to one of our award-winning cafes like Bespoke Kitchen, Halo or Yonder. From breakfast bowls rich in house-made muesli and coconut milk, to Yonder’s amazing pancakes, or innovative cooked breakfasts to set you up, there’s enough delicious options to inspire every vegetarian or vegan.

 

Lunch and dinner

Halo Forbidden Bite does vegan nights a couple of times a week.  Check their Facebook page as the exciting 3-course menu changes weekly.

Lord of the Fries is a burger and hot dog takeaway situated on the way to the Gondola. EVERYTHING in there is vegan, even if it doesn’t look or taste like it!

Big Fig is a great value place in downtown Queenstown where you point out the dishes you want and they fill your plate.  They have lots that is vegan or vegetarian, and they do Meat-Free Mondays.

Fergburger and Devil Burger both have vegetarian and vegan options, including Fergburger’s 'Holier Than Thou' - probably the best tofu burger in NZ!

Atlas Beer Cafe  is tucked away at the back of Steamer Wharf with great lakeside views. Atlas is popular with locals and visitors alike, and offers amazing vegan choices and even regular vegan degustation nights.

Other restaurants with excellent vegan options include Farellis, World Bar, Attiqa, Smiths Craft Beer House, Margo’s, Hells Pizza, Hawker & Roll and Taco Medic (located in Searle Lane or Frankton).

 

Top tip

If you’re at one of Queenstown’s summer or winter festivals, or at the weekly Remarkables Market, look out for the Vice Cream Truck - seriously the best, whippiest ice cream that just happens to be vegan!

Vegan and vegetarians can enjoy fresh local produce in Queenstown's various restaurants and cafes.