Restaurants with great vegan options in KZN

Updated on 12 November 2021

For those living the plant-based life, these spots around the East Coast city will satisfy with their wholesome offerings featuring no animal meat or by-products.

Bohemian Beach Bumz (Morningside)

Located on the bustling Florida Road in Morningside, this spot dubs itself a “420-friendly vegetarian and vegan coffee shop”. You’ll find everything from cannabis-infused chocolate, cookies, brownies and soft serve to vegan pizzas, muffins and much more.  They are open Monday through Sunday so be sure to check them out!

Buttercup Vegetarian and Vegan Cafe (Greyville)

For vegan food that is not only delicious but affordable too, head to Buttercup Vegetarian and Vegan café.  They have a range of vegan items on the menu like their vegan chops and chips for R65 or try a vegan burger and chips for only R59.

Oh My Soul (Durban North)

This 100% vegan eatery caters for everyone who is vegan or trying to become more plant-based or health conscious, or is just curious to try a delicious cruelty-free options. The café offers dishes like smoothie bowls, vegan cheese toasties, veggie bowls, loaded sweet potatoes, and the signature ‘vurgers’. The latter comes with options like the chickpea and beet burger, Mexican-style burger with smashed avo, or the hot green chilli and garlic burger with chilli mayo.  You can even opt for a “Voerie” roll, the delicious vegan alternative to a South African classic!


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Vrushik’s Vegetarian Foods (Briardene)

Vrushik’s might have the word “vegetarian” in their name, but they cater for all vegans as well and don’t use meat, fish or egg products. While you might not be able to dig into one of their mouth-watering curries for the time being, but you can still enjoy healthy and delicious light meals like sandwiches, pastas and pizzas. Stock up on burger patties, cheeses and more for the home as well.  They also make vegan cakes for any occasion!vegan-platter

Valeo Whole Foods (Durban North)

This is by far one of the best vegan restaurants Durban has to offer!  Their menu is diverse with a range of options for breakfast and lunch.  Choose a rich, creamy smoothie bowl topped with grain free granola, seasonal fruit and other delicious toppings to start the day or choose to indulge in one of their guilt free pizzas made from an oat and flax seed base.  They also serve delicious vegan treats so you can finish off your meal on a sweet note!


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Falafel Fundi (Berea)

This little restaurant on Florida Road makes the best falafels in Durban!  Tuck into falafel in all its many forms at this spot. Enjoy it with tahini, brinjals and roti or with hummus and a cauliflower & tahini salad. You can also order uncooked falafel mix and its accompaniments, including a tasty homemade chilli salsa. You can pop in to the restaurant and enjoy a meal on-site or order to take away and have a Mediterranean feast in the comfort of your home.

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