One of most common question vegans are asked is, “What do vegans eat?” A vegan diet includes all grains, beans, legumes, vegetables and fruits, and the nearly infinite number of dishes made by combining them. The other common question is, “Where do vegans eat?”

We have compiled a list of Cape Towns top vegan spots for those who would like to take their tastebuds on an adventure.

Addis in Cape
Cultural dining experience with Ethiopian dishes served in a woven basket table and eaten by hand. Vegans are well-looked after, with more than ten suitable options, making use of red and brown lentils, chickpeas, mushrooms, split peas and butternut. Average meals costs approximately R430 for two people.

Address:41 Church Street, Corner Long & Church Street, Cape Town
Contact: 021 424 5722


Royale Eatery
Royale is famous for their delicious vegan burgers, you can choose between a cheese burger or a soya patty with freshly grated beetroot or a chickpea patty. They also have a dedicated vegan “milk” shake menu. Be prepared to spend approximately R350 for two people.

Address: 273 Long Street, Cape Town
Contact: 021 422 4536


The Hungry Herbivore
This 100% vegan eatery comes out tops each time.  All their products are plant-based. If you’re having a birthday or celebrating a special occasion, they make raw vegan desserts to order. An average meal for two people can cost you roughly R180. Which is a more affordable option.

Address: 11 Orphan Street, Cape Town / The Mojo Market, 30 Regent Road, Sea Point
Contact: 021 422 0347


This gourmet vegan restaurant offers comfort food, with tastes that will surprise your senses and tastebuds. Vegans and those with food allergies can enjoy a wide variety of food without sacrificing the flavour. Expect to spend R180 for two people.

Address: 8 Buiten St, Cape Town
Contact: 021 4222737


Lekker Vegan
The name says it all – they are Vegan and they are ‘lekker’. This newly opened eatery’s menu includes delicious gourmet burgers, Gatsbys and nuggets that are so tasty, you won’t want to share. Average meals will cost you about R150 for two people.

Address: 37 Barrack Street, Corner of Harrington & Barrack Street, Zonnebloem

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