The 10 Best Places To Get Vegan and Vegetarian Food in Hobart, Australia
Explore Hobart’s vegan and vegetarian restaurants and cafés | © Brent Hofacker / Alamy Stock Photo
Finding good vegan options in Tasmania’s capital city isn’t as hard as you think, and a new wave of restaurants is embracing the veggie attitude.
Jackfruit burgers are just one choice in Hobart’s plentiful veggie scene | © Brent Hofacker / Alamy Stock Photo
Hobart, although only a small capital city when compared to its counterparts, has a growing and thriving community of vegans and vegetarians, with a vibrant food scene to match. From breakfast bagels to vegetarian banquets and even a vegan calzone, more and more diverse food options are appearing all the time in the city. Read on to discover the best 10 places in Hobart to get your fix of all things veggie.
Thai Veggie Hutt
Popular among meat-eaters and omnivores alike, Thai Veggie Hutt is one of Hobart’s hotspots for lunch. Specialising in mock meat, this restaurant serves a wide range of Asian-inspired cuisine. Standout dishes include the barbecue vegetables and panang curry, but the entire menu is of a superb standard.
Bury Me Standing
Bury Me Standing opened its doors in 2016 as a tiny hole-in-the-wall coffee shop. Since then, things have changed, and it now operates as a full-fledged café. Everything on offer at this restaurant is vegetarian, but it also has many vegan options. From sweet treats to delicious bagels, this place is perfect for lunch. Try the spiced hot cocoa and a vegan cinnamon roll for a sugary treat.
Straight Up Coffee + Food
Restaurant, Vegetarian, $$$
Coeliac omnivores don’t need to worry about this vegetarian restaurant. Not only is everything at Straight Up Coffee + Food vegetarian-friendly and easily made vegan, it’s also entirely gluten-free. With a varied selection of lunchtime meals and sweet treats, everything here is available to eat in or for takeaway. If you’re only visiting once, try the delicious potato hash.
A bit out of the city, but only a short bus ride away, sits this charming little restaurant. Specialising in delicious stir-fries, it also offers a selection of sides, including dim sum, popcorn ‘chicken’ and spring rolls. If it’s a little too far for you to travel, this restaurant is also available to order on UberEats.
Cafe, Australian, $$$
Pigeon Hole is a delightful little café on the edge of Hobart, about a 10-minute walk from the city centre. It serves a range of vegan and vegetarian options, but the biggest must-try dish is the house soup. Changing alongside seasonal and local produce, it’s always accompanied by a hearty slice of bread and olive oil – pure perfection.
Bar, Restaurant, Vegetarian, $$$
If you’re looking for the perfect Instagrammable location, look no further than Veg Bar. Lit up with bright neon lights and surrounded by plants, it’s an excellent spot to catch up with your mates for a vegetarian dinner. Absolutely everything on the menu is vegan-friendly, and it also caters to those with food allergies. Try the veggie burgers, and don’t forget the loaded fries.
Restaurant, Italian, $$$
If you love pizza, you will not be disappointed with Amici. Not only is its vegetarian pizza to die for, it also has vegan cheese, something that is still a rarity in many restaurants. Order the family vegan calzone – you won’t regret it.
For vegan-friendly fine dining, look no further than Aløft. Perched on the top of the famous Brooke Street Pier, it boasts stunning water views and a cosy atmosphere. The à la carte menu has quite a few vegan and vegetarian options, but more exciting is the vegan banquet. From agedashi tofu and turnip cake for starters to strawberries, beetroot and coconut for dessert, this culinary experience will leave you wanting for nothing.
It’s easy to blink and miss Picnic Cafe – a little gem hidden in the laneway. With affordable prices and the friendliest of staff, Picnic is a great spot to meet a loved one for coffee and some avocado toast. It offers all-day breakfast and great coffee – what more could you ask for?
The Tasmanian Inn
Pub, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
If you’ve been vegan or vegetarian for longer than a few years, then you likely remember the days of only being able to order a salad and a bowl of chips when joining friends at the local pub. Thanks to The Tasmanian Inn, established in 1851, those days are gone. The pub has a wide variety of vegan-friendly meals, including spinach croquettes, arancini, garlic bread and eggplant parmigiana.
These recommendations were updated on March 12, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.