Restaurants with great vegan options in KZN

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.

Conscious Café (Hillcrest)

Located at the Castle on Main, this vegan eatery serves local, organic vegan and vegetarian food with the environment in mind, and you won’t find a plastic straw in sight. Go for an all-day breakfast with options like the vegan Benedict with a potato rösti topped with sautéed spinach, falafels, and a tahini sauce. Wraps and open sandwiches are all made in-house using non-GMO stoneground flour, and are filled with options like green-pea-and-basil pesto with avo slices; roasted veggies and creamy hummus; or the famed falafels with chopped salsa and homemade pickles. End on a vegan chocolate brownie or a scoop of vegan ice cream.

Earthmother Organic (Glenwood)

Vegan, organic, ethical and gluten-free options abound at this breakfast-and-lunch spot. Try one of the fresh fruit salads or raw oats bowls for breakfast, or head over for lunch and enjoy gluten-free spaghetti with vegan pesto or spicy beans with vegan nut cheese, or a vegan salad bowl with falafels and raw veg. There are also quesadillas with roasted veggies and beans, or olives, cherry tomatoes and vegan cheese. Refreshments include fresh juices and superfood smoothies made with the likes of banana, almonds, Brazil nuts, coconut oil and raw cocoa. End off on a vegan granadilla cheesecake.

Leaf Café

Leaf Café is the latest plant-based spot to open up in the Umhlanga area. Tuck into options like smoothie bowls, aubergine and giant mushroom burgers, vegan chocolate cake and loaded chilli wedges.

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, health conscious, or 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.

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