Five Must Try Restaurants for Vegetarians in North Melbourne, Australia
Originally Published December 21, 2016. UPDATED September 12, 2019
Last month, Emmett and I spent most of a week in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia eating out and then going to GIZZFest 2. We tried a handful of well-rated cafes and restaurants during our visit and there were four places that stood out well above the rest. Two of them we even visited twice! Without further ado, here is our roundup of restaurants in Melbourne’s northern suburbs that you just can’t miss if you’re a vegetarian (or veg-o as they say in Aus).
(1) Yuni’s Kitchen
Location: 251 High St, Northcote VIC 3070
What to Get: Mie Goreng (see below), Laksa (see below), Tahi Isi Sayur (deep-fried tofu balls stuffed with veggies).
*This is one of the restaurants we visited twice - it was that good.
(2) For the Love of Pizza
Location: 493 High St, Northcote VIC 3070
What to Get: The Hallouminati Pizza (halloumi cheese, sliced potato, spinach, and kalamata olives).
(3) Lentils as Anything
Location: 562-564 High St, Thornbury VIC 3071
What to Get: Dessert! Mango Rice Pudding and Banana Cake - both topped with house-made date sauce.
(4) Brother Alec
Location: 719 High St, Thornbury VIC 3071
What to Get: The three-cheese toastie and a chai latte.
(5) Short Round
Location: 731 High St, Thornbury VIC 3071
What to Get: Black Rice Congee with lemongrass, peanut bits, poached egg, and chili oil on the side
Honorable Mention: Lord of the Fries
Location: Multiple Throughout Melbourne.
What to Get: Chick’n + Fries with Indian Sauce.
Lord of the Fries is an excellent vegetarian fast food chain. We first tried it in Auckland, NZ and were delighted to find it again at Flinders Street Station in Melbourne as we bopped around on the metro.