This post is special for those who are scheduled to travel to Auckland and does not consume any type of meat! As a vegetarian, I know how difficult it is to find 100% vegetarian places in cities we don’t know. For this reason, I always search for some of the best places at the time I’m putting together the script, before I even embark.
Unfortunately, Auckland is not a city full of vegetarian restaurants or vegan. In addition, the few that exist are more focused on salads, soups and lighter dishes, save? Still, they are delicious alternatives for those who are only going to spend a few days there. I selected the five places that most caught my attention and I will share with you what they are!
Little Bird Organics
Organic and natural: these are the keywords to describe Little Bird Organics. Everything sold there is done by the company’s staff. That is, they prepare not only the dishes but also the ingredients that will be part of the customers’ meal.
One of the most delicious and refreshing dishes there is broccoli tempura served with lemon balm and a cashew cream. If you want to end your meal by eating a sweet, the place also offers a healthy version of several classic recipes 😉
As the name suggests, everything served at Raw Kitchen is raw. For this reason, one of the restaurant’s greatest concerns is always to offer the freshest and most delicious ingredients. They are well known for selling salads to go, so if you are in a hurry on any of the days this is the perfect choice.
In addition to using weekly products, each dish is designed based on the balance between taste and nutrition. The “Moroccan Bowl”, for example, features cauliflower rice, grated carrots, parsley, chopped hazelnut, saffron, cumin, cumin, coriander seed, lemon, tahini, salt and pepper. Everything well seasoned and fresh.
Although it does not serve the most beautiful food in the world, Big Sur is a very tasty restaurant to have a light lunch with local and seasonal ingredients. The ambience of the place is also beautiful, with a very relaxed and relaxed atmosphere. Those who are vegan are also super welcome there, because some of the dishes on the menu have nothing of animal origin 🙂
One of the best known cafes in the city when it comes to vegetarian food is, without a doubt, Kokako. It also focuses on organic dishes and all the options available on the menu are herbal.
The menu changes constantly since it is based on the seasonality of each ingredient, making this an always interesting place and full of news. The best time to go to Kokako is during brunch. If you wake up later on any of the days and want to combine breakfast with lunch, you already know where to go!
Another vegetarian cafe that deserves your visit is Mimosa. It also sells gluten-free options and vegan snacks, all of which are always full of flavor. The portions are usually a little expensive, but they are well served.
One of the newest dishes on site is prepared with marinated mushrooms, lightly fried eggplant, kumara noodles, lemon pepper and vegan parmesan. So, did your mouth water?
Although not a vegetarian restaurant, Baduzzi has meatless options that are incredible. Because of that, I couldn’t leave you off the list. They specialize in Italian cuisine, so expect good pasta dishes. One of the most ordered there is the pappardelle served with boiled beets, quail eggs and black shimeji! To see the full menu, just click here.
Just like Baduzzi, there are other restaurants in the city that offer vegetarian and vegan options on the menu with more complex flavors. I even mentioned some of them to you in the post on Auckland’s best restaurants! If you have other suggestions, be sure to comment 😉