10 Vegan-friendly spots to dine in Cape Town

Posted by Ondela Mlandu on 6 August 2018

Veganism has become a popular lifestyle choice. Today vegans can breathe a sigh of relief as many restaurants offer more than a single, sad-looking salad.

Eating establishments have become incredibly creative with their selection of food and in how they present vegan and vegetarian food – luring even die-hard carnivores to try (and enjoy) a variety of great-tasting greens.

If you’re not yet convinced, here is a list of a few Cape Town vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants for you to try:

1. Raw and Roxy Vegan Cafe

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Raw and Roxy specialises in raw vegan food for those who are conscious foodies or simply want to try something new. All the meals here are prepared with no animal products, dairy or seafood, but super foods such as fruit, vegetables, coconut oil and matcha.
Address: 8 Hout Street The Corner Of Hout and, Burg Street, Cape Town
Get connected: 0795996277; rawrawandroxy.wixsite.com

2. The Hungry Herbivore

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The Hungry Herbivore is an artisanal 100% vegan and plant-based restaurant, that wants their guests to find comfort in food in a healthy way. If you have a sweet tooth and don’t want to feel guilty about what you nibble on, then the sweet treats at The Hungry Herbivore are for you.
Address: 11 Orphan Street, Cape Town
Contacts: 0214220347; thehungryherbivore.com

3. Lekker Vegan

Gone are the days of vegan food being boring and bland. We are all guilty of feeling peckish in the evenings but fortunately for us, Lekker Vegan offers healthy ‘junk’ food until 3 am in the morning on weekdays. Their offerings are vegan gourmet burgers, gatsbys, chips and soft serve ice cream.
Address: 37 Barrack Street, Corner of Harrington & Barrack Street, Zonnebloem
Get connected: lekkervegan.co.za

4. Unframed Ice Cream

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Unframed Ice Cream not only caters for dairy lovers, but vegans have a choice too. The vegan ice cream is so delicious, that as a dairy lover you may not even realise you’re enjoying a vegan scoop. The flavours available sound dreamy: tumeric latte, caramelised banana, burnt white chocolate and Speculoos (a dutch shortbread biscuit).
Address: 45C Kloof Street, Gardens
Get connected: 0636010287; unframed.co.za

5. Plant Cafe

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If you’re looking for an easy-going vibe with a strictly vegan breakfast option right up to 14:00, then visit the Plant Cafe. With a variety of vegan meals to choose from such as: sweet and sour tofu and potato steak served on ciabatta, just to name a few. The lunch menu is served until 18:00 with dinner served between 18:00 to 22:00.
Address: 8 Buiten Street, Cape Town
Get connected: 0638231198; plantcafe.co.za

6. Jessy’s Waffles

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Do you have a sweet tooth? Get your fix, at Jessy’s Waffles with vegan and gluten-free waffles. At Jessy’s Waffles, you get the chance to build your own sweet or savoury waffles, by selecting your base, toppings, sauces and side of yoghurt, ice cream or coconut cream.
Address: 58 Barnet Street, Gardens
Get connected: 0874700139; facebook.com/jessyswaffles

7. Nourish’d Cafe and Juicery

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Nourish’d in Cape Town is available in the CBD as well as in Lower Main in Observatory. This vegan-friendly eatery creates seasonal meals from products that are sourced from local farms. Here, you will find wholesome fresh food, juices and smoothie bowls.
Address: Ground Floor 177 Kloof Street The Old Garage on Hof Street Gardens
Get connected: 0636481040; nourishd.co.za

8. Tobago’s Restaurant

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Tobago’s Restaurant at the Radisson Blu Waterfront has introduced a vegan set menu accompanied by a glass of Protea wine. For mains there’s a dish with a Chinese flair; Pak Choi, Soba Noodle Stir-fry with ginger, chili, garlic pan fried vegetables, sesame pak choi, soya soba noodle, bean sprouts and wasabi foam which will excite the taste bud.

Address: Waterfront, Radisson Blu Hotel, Granger Street
Get connected: 0214413414; radissonblu.com

9. Scheckter’s RAW Gourmet Health Food

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Scheckter’s Raw is a raw, organic vegan and vegetarian restaurant that aims to take healthy and healing food to a whole new level. From pumpking and matcha pancakes, burgers to poke bowls, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how full you feel after a meal.
Address: 98 Regent Road, Sea Point
Get connected: 0214341364; schecktersraw.com

10. Maharajah Vegetarian Restaurant

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The Maharajah Vegetarian Restaurant is famous for its flavoursome vegetarian curry. The menu is filled with tasty options such as their chickpea and potato wraps, paneer butter masala and the butter bean and briyani.
Address: 6 Fountain Place, Rondebosch, Cape Town
Get connected: 0216857891; maharajahvegetarian.com

Have you visited any restaurants, that haven’t been mentioned above? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


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