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Newcastle Vegan Guide

Newcastle Vegan Guide

While many restaurants and cafes have a couple of vegan options available on the menu, the ones chosen for this list are either 100% vegan or have a variety of vegan and vegetarian options available. A lot of these cafes and restaurants also offer events, workshops and classes such as yoga, cooking classes and more.

Newcastle Vegan Guide -

Now, here’s where to find delicious vegan food in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie:

Bonta Vera

100% vegan and cruelty free café, located in the quiet streets of Minmi. They’ve gained a pretty dedicated following since opening in March 2016, and you’ll understand why when you taste their food/drinks.

They even donate 100% of their tips to the heroes over at Sea Shepherd.

Opening Hours

Wednesday     11:30am–3pm, 6–8pm
Thursday         11:30am–3pm, 6–8pm
Friday               11:30am–3pm, 6–8:30pm
Saturday          10am–3pm, 6–8:30pm
Sunday              10am–3pm

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Address: 40 Church Street, Minmi


Natural Tucker

Natural Tucker is an Organic and Vegan Supermarket/Café located on Darby Street. Natural Tucker has been at the one location for over 30 years trading 7 days a week. They’re also opening an online shop soon!

From delicious vegan and vegetarian wraps/burgers to bulk organic groceries, they have it all.

Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday   8:00 AM-5:30 PM
Tuesday             8:00 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday            9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sunday              10:00 AM-3:30 PM

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Address: 108 Darby Street, Cooks Hill


Pickled & Pressed

Pickled & Pressed believe in natural, local, sustainable and nourishing food. Wanting to create a wellness hub for happy, healthy people, Pickled & Pressed offer a range of wellness education programs and events which empower people to live fun, healthy and amazing lives in harmony with the planet. Those programs cover topics such as sustainability, ethical investing, energy efficiency, permaculture, raw food preparation, fermentation classes and cooking classes on delectable desserts.

Oh, and they also have a plant filled, dog friendly courtyard out the back!

Opening Hours

Open 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM daily.

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Address: 98 Glebe Rd, The Junction


Mama P

Established in 2014, Mama P believe eating more real, less processed foods is the key to wellness.

Mama P are predominantly plant based but also use ethically sourced wild or grass fed proteins. They don’t use processed sugars,  gluten or dairy, use minimal grain and only use fermented soy products.

Mama P always have options for vegans and those with nut allergies.

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday         6:30am–2pm
Saturday                      7am–1pm
Sunday                        8am–12pm

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Address: 142 Pacific Highway, Charlestown


Sephardim is a small and intimate Mediterranean meze bar on the shores of Lake Macquarie.  They not only have a whole menu dedicated to serving vegan food (which you can view here), they also offer a vegan banquet option for groups.

Opening Hours

Friday and Saturday      12pm – 2:30pm
Tuesday – Sunday          5pm – late

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Address: 71 King Street, Warners Bay


The Bhakti Tree

A pure vegetarian and vegan café managed and run by volunteers. Their various activities make up the branches of the Bhakti Tree – pure vegetarian and vegan food at their café in Mayfield or at University of Newcastle through the student vegetarian club, yoga, kirtan (mantra-meditation), philosophy discussions, cooking classes, catering etc. A welcoming community, a place to share a meal and make friends!

Opening Hours

Tuesday           11:30am–2pm, 6–8pm
Wednesday     11:30am–2pm, 6–8pm
Thursday         11:30am–2pm, 5:30–8pm
Friday              11:30am–2pm, 6–8:30pm
Saturday          11:30am–2pm, 6–8pm

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Address: 410 Maitland Road, Mayfield

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