We went searching for among the greatest vegan and vegetarian eating places in Cape City and located some nice eateries.
As increasingly more individuals embrace a vegetarian or vegan life-style, so increasingly more eating places and cafes open their doorways. We went searching for among the greatest vegan and vegetarian eating places in Cape City, and located some nice eateries – whether or not you’re searching for a wealthy Indian curry or a uncooked smoothie, you’ll discover it under.
Vegetarian eating places across the CBD
Deal with: 176 Kloof Avenue, Gardens
Opening hours: Mondays to Sunday, 07:30 to 17:00
Contact: 064 755 2431
Nourish’d is a sequence of vegan cafés and juice bars in Cape City that dwell by the precept that well being is the concord of thoughts physique and spirit. From their shops on stylish Kloof Avenue (176 Kloof Avenue Gardens) and inventive hub Observatory (186 Decrease Predominant Rd. Observatory) they’re a staple of the plant-based meals scene within the metropolis. Whereas identified for his or her thick, dreamy, creamy smoothies and freshly pressed (and eccentrically named) juices in addition they have a variety of whole-food plant-based choices together with deliciously decadent double chocolate waffles, unique salad bowls and dangerously indulgent deserts. Moreover their menu, the café can be a preferred spot for influencers from across the globe – as a result of its beautiful minimalist interiors and bounty of indoor crops. A must-see when within the metropolis.
2. Plant, Buiten Avenue
Deal with: 8 Buiten Avenue, Cape City (nook Loop Avenue)
Opening hours: Mondays 10:00 to 17:00, Tuesday to Friday 10:00 to 22:00, Saturdays 09:00 to fifteen:00
Web site: plantcafe.co.za
Plant was my first expertise of a vegan restaurant, so I made a decision to go along with the Vis Burger – a nori-encrusted potato steak served on a ciabatta roll with tartar sauce and salads. It was completely scrumptious, with the nori giving it a seafood-like style. There’s a variety of dishes accessible, together with beetroot burgers, chickpea, spinach & butternut masala and candy & bitter tofu, to not point out the desserts, pressed juices and smoothies. Plant makes the whole lot on the menu from scratch, together with their very own mayonnaise and cheeses they usually additionally smoke their very own tempeh bacon.
3. The Sort Kitchen, Woodstock
Deal with: 252 Albert Highway, Woodstock
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10:00 to fifteen:00 and 17:00 to twenty:00, Monday and Saturday, 10:00 to fifteen:00
Initially began in proprietor, Jason McNamara’s, dwelling kitchen utilizing Uber Eats for supply, the Sort Kitchen opened in November 2018 subsequent door to the Woodstock Brewery. This 100% vegan eatery affords vegan breakfasts, together with chickpea flour omelettes, tofu scrambled or fried eggs (extremely popular), vegan flapjacks and French toast with agave syrup and vegan bacon. You may also attempt The Unimaginable Burger, vegan fish and chips and vegan sushi on chosen evenings throughout the week. I gave their vegan fish and chips a go and was impressed with how a lot banana blossoms in beer batter appeared and tasted just like the fish and chips you get at fish retailers! In the event you desire burgers, The Unimaginable Burger has been created with carnivores in thoughts and it’s likeness to a fleshy beef burger is uncanny. I like to recommend you give them a go!
Deal with: Cocoa Cha-Chi, 20 Decrease Predominant Highway, Observatory; Cocoa Wah Wah, 18 Predominant Highway, Rondebosch; Cocoa Oola, 100 Kloof Avenue, Tamboerskloof
Opening hours: All branches, Monday to Sunday, 07:00 to 23:00
There are three Cocoa eating places in Cape City that each one serve well-priced dishes in beneficiant parts with loads of vegetarian choices accessible. Additionally they have a cheerful hour, breakfast specials, burger nights and pasta nights. The menu is broad, with tapas, toasted sandwiches, wraps, burgers, salads, pizzas, gills, desserts, smoothies, milkshakes, juices, craft beers, cocktails and sizzling drinks. Whereas the menus at every of the eating places is way the identical, the venues themselves are all fairly totally different with totally different clientelle. In case you are searching for a quiet spot to get pleasure from a cuppa whereas checking your e-mail, I like to recommend Cocoa Cha-Chi in Observatory. I beloved their vertical backyard, water fountain and quirky décor. The scrambled eggs with hummus come extremely advisable, as do their tapas choices – they offer you 4, fairly than three, of every tapas so you may truly share it and never struggle during the last one!
Vegetarian eating places within the Southern Suburbs
5. Govinda’s Pure Meals Cafe, Rondebosch
Deal with: Hare Krishna Temple, 17 St Andrew’s Highway, Rondebosch
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday 12:00 to 18:00
Contact: Govinda’s on Fb
Govinda’s (who’ve been open for so long as I’ve been alive) has all the time been a preferred go-to for vegetarian meals – their meals are tasty, unpretentious and ridiculously low-priced (plus the parts are giant). You may select to eat in or sprint in and seize a tasty takeaway, however if you’re actually feeling the pinch, you may be part of the Sunday Love Feast each Sunday the place you get free meals! It begins at 15:30 with a meditation adopted by talks and studying extra concerning the Bhakti life-style, with dinner served at 18:00. Yoga-lovers are welcome to attend their yoga classes each Tuesday and Thursday at 18:30, which features a vegetarian meal after the session.
6. GroundZero-Marley Espresso, Observatory
Deal with: 122B Decrease Predominant Highway, Observatory
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 17:00, Sundays 10:00 to 17:00
Contact: GroundZero-Marley Espresso on Fb
Marley Espresso is not only a espresso store that serves an amazing cuppa in a relaxed and pleasant surroundings; their restaurant (GroundZero) additionally affords a vegetarian and vegan-friendly menu with a wide range of reasonably priced choices. I attempted their vegan hen mayo sandwich on a toasted stoneground Turkish roll and was amazed at how a lot it appeared and tasted just like the meaty model. I’m now intrigued sufficient to attempt their vegan ‘facon’. You’ll additionally discover wraps, stir-fries, curries, and quiches on the menu, together with breakfast bowls, desserts and treats. In the event you simply really feel like a drink or a fast snack, their vegan banana and chocolate milkshake is a meal by itself and their chips are jolly good too.
7. Maharajah, Rondebosch
Deal with: Fountain Sq., Predominant Highway, Rondebosch
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 11:00 to 21:00
Web site: vegetarianfoods.co.za
It is a well-loved vegetarian spot that additionally sells frozen vegetarian and vegan elements (‘hen’ and ‘prawns’), in addition to a scrumptious dhanya chutney. You may eat in or seize a takeaway – pop in a couple of samoosas, they honestly are yummy. The menu is kind of in depth and the proprietor is simply too glad to information you in your selection. I had the chickpea and butternut curry served with rice and sambals, which was scrumptious, however when my buddy’s chana chaat (chickpeas and spicy potatoes) wrap arrived, I fancied that as an alternative. So we ended up sharing our meals, which you in all probability will too as all of them style so good.
Vegetarian eating places on the Atlantic Seaboard
8. Scheckter’s RAW, Sea Level
Deal with: 98 Regent Highway, Sea Level
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 7:00 to 16:00
Web site: Scheckter’s RAW on Fb
Scheckter’s RAW had actually been open for a day or two once I walked previous within the late afternoon. Proprietor, Toby Scheckter, supplied me a pattern of a vegan model of a Snickers Bar and I used to be again the following day to attempt the remainder of the menu! The meals right here is actually stunning. The presentation is subsequent degree and if you’re considering of embracing a vegetarian or vegan life-style, then that is the place to get you began. I had the uncooked zucchini pasta with an avocado, sunflower seed and lemon pesto, washed down with a jar (actually) of Pine Punch (pineapple, coconut water, broccoli, inexperienced apple, mint, and lemon). They provide breakfast and lunch, uncooked pizza (butternut, sunflower seed and golden flax seed base) and treats like uncooked macaroons and the highly-recommended Uncooked Snickers bar!
9. Massimo’s, Hout Bay
Deal with: Oakhurst Farm Park, Predominant Highway, Hout Bay
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 12:00 to 21:00
I first found this Italian family-run restaurant whereas trying to find nice tapas eating places in Cape City. I’ve since returned a couple of instances, as not solely have they got a large menu with actually good meals, they’re additionally very pet-friendly, even providing a pet menu that my canine completely approves of. Vegetarians and vegans are spoilt for selection right here and there’s a complete vegan-friendly menu with tapas, pizza, pasta, salad, and dessert choices. The homeowners, Massimo and Tracey, are extraordinarily community-minded and help numerous native charities by donating an quantity to them once you purchase chosen pizza and pasta dishes. You may also pay it ahead by shopping for a digital slice of pizza for somebody in want. Good meals and good causes definitely go nicely collectively!
10. Bugatti’s, Hout Bay
Deal with: 40 Victoria Avenue, Hout Bay
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 10:30 to 22:30
To be sincere, this native hangout on Victoria Highway is the final place I anticipated to seek out vegan choices, not to mention a variety of vegetarian choices on the menu. Nonetheless, it seems that the proprietor’s daughter is vegan and has had a hand in including vegan cheese (imported from Greece!) to the pizza menu, together with vegan burgers, vegan pastas and starters, and a vegan tapas plate. Whereas I’d attempt any of their vegan choices, I’ve been advised that The Spuddy Buddy pizza with potato, mushrooms, peppadews, tomatoes, onions, garlic, contemporary basil, and herbs smothered in vegan cheese is a agency favorite with their plant-based patrons.
11. Mary-Anne’s Emporium, Mouille Level
Deal with: 3 Park Highway, Mouille Level
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 18:00, Saturdays and Sundays, 09:00 to 18:00
Contact: Mary Anne’s Emporium on Fb
I first found Mary-Anne’s Emporium when exploring Gordon’s Bay and was very impressed with their lavish vegetarian lunch buffet, so once I heard they’d opened up a department in Mouille Level, I popped in for a go to. Their lunch buffets are on provide day by day and you may anticipate a wide range of vegetarian dishes served with numerous sauces, salads, nuts, and breads. Along with the favored buffet, they’ve smoothies, juices and sizzling drinks, in addition to what’s probably the very best vegan cheesecake I’ve ever had. There are additionally eco-friendly and vegan-friendly pantry gadgets that can be purchased, together with flours, nuts and non-irradiated spices, together with earth-friendly tub and physique merchandise.
12. The Sunshine Meals Firm, Inexperienced Level
Deal with: 6 Predominant Highway, Sea Level
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 08:00 to twenty:00
Contact: The Sunshine Meals Firm on Fb
Elisha Madzivadondo began out by promoting his vegan burgers at numerous markets in Cape City earlier than opening his bright-yellow restaurant on the primary highway in Sea Level. The place could also be tiny, however the burgers are big! The vegan patty is made up of butternut, candy potato, lentils, coconut flour, flaxseeds, and sunflower seeds and is seasoned with basil and thyme. It’s topped with black beans and micro-greens (which Elisha grows himself) and served in a black activated charcoal bun. I’ve to confess that whereas the burger was scrumptious, the black burger bun was very a lot a novelty for me! Nonetheless, you may go for their bun-less model or have it in a wrap, together with a nori sushi rice wrap. If burgers aren’t your factor, in addition they provide falafel balls with a Tahini sauce. There are additionally loads of contemporary juices and smoothies. The Sunshine Meals Firm will also be discovered on the Tokai Earth Honest Meals Market, Cape Level Winery Market and the Kirstenbosch Market.
Vegetarian eating places on the South Peninsula
13. Yoffi Falafel, Muizenberg
Deal with: Surfers Nook, Muizenberg
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00
Contact: Tel 0843648466
Low-cost, cheerful, scrumptious, and filling are 4 phrases that describe Muizenberg’s favorite falafel spot. Being on Surfer’s Nook, you may actually step off the seaside and cross the highway into this tiny restaurant, the place the whole lot is saved easy. A number of tables and chairs, a service counter and a chalkboard itemizing falafels (hen falafels are additionally accessible, for individuals who don’t perceive what a falafel is) toasted sandwiches, candy potato chips, muffins, smoothies, and cold and hot drinks. The hardest selections you’ll need to make are whether or not to have your falafel balls on a plate or in a pita and whether or not to eat at a desk or on the seaside.
14. Stoked Café, Muizenberg
Deal with: 175 Predominant Highway, Muizenberg
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 08:00 to 17:00
Stoked Café is a part of Stoked Backpackers, which was included in 16 of the very best backpackers in Cape City. The café serves vegetarian breakfasts, gentle meals and cooked lunches. Objects on the chalkboard menu embrace a Wholesome Hippy breakfast (home made muesli, yoghurt, fruit and honey), a Spanish breakfast (three-egg omelette with a filling of mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, cheese, and peppers), sandwiches, nutty salads, stir-fries, nachos, and a vegetarian surfer burger. You may eat within the café, or upon the deck with a view of surfers taking over the ocean.
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Characteristic picture: Rachel Robinson