Restaurants with great vegan options in KZN

Updated on 11 January 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)

This spot dubs itself a “420-friendly vegetarian and vegan coffee shop”. You’ll find everything from cannabis-infused chocolate and soft serve to vegan pizzas, muffins and much more.

Leaf Café

Tuck into options like smoothie bowls, bao buns, aubergine and giant mushroom burgers, vegan chocolate cake and loaded chilli wedges. They proudly cater for flexitarians too, so if your New Year’s resolution is to try plant-based eating, this is definitely a spot for you.

A spread at Leaf Café. Photo supplied.

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.

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.

Valeo Whole Foods (Durban North)

Dig into one of the delicious breakfast options such as the decadent pancake stack, scrambled “eggs” or comforting chocolate oats or go for a sandwich, pizza or burger. Save space for a yummy, wholesome smoothie.


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Falafel Fundi (Berea)

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. Orders can be placed via WhatsApp on 083 784 5434.

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