Our friends and family make the comment all the time, Byron Bay vegan restaurants must be amazing! The truth is, yes the Byron Bay vegan community is amazing, but it’s not so readily available as you may think. Sourcing the best vegan food the Shire has to offer is a matter of trial and error- but we do have some definite favourites! So if you’re making the trip to our beautiful pocket of the world- take note below. In between painting our nails in a rainbow of colours, we’ve searched (and taste tested) for the best Byron Bay vegan eats, so you can come and dine in style!
This one has VERY quickly sky-rocketed to the top of our list since opening in late 2016. Their entire menu is amazing and 100% vegan, so you don’t have to double-check or question the waiter about every meal! Open burrito covered in vegan goodness, veggie stack with the best sauce you’ve ever tasted, and fettuccine to rival any Italian joint; you’re bound to find something to satisfy any craving. That’s before you even consider the dessert menu. We highly recommend arriving with an empty stomach because you’re going to want all of it!
Elixiba is another newcomer in the ever-expanding list of amazing Byron restaurants. The plant-based chain of restaurants have a menu full of goodness and nutrients, plus an incredible list of cocktails made from in-house brewed liquors. What would we get if only allowed one pick? (Even though we fully support sharing multiple meals with a few friends)… The burgers! Jackfruit is the best thing to happen to plant-based eating and Elixiba’s burgers are full of the amazing vegetable! We can’t get enough!
For day time dining, Santos is a favourite of ours. Their selection of vegan meals range from incredible salads, to lasagnes and vegetable stacks. We had a stuffed sweet potato, veggie pie and amazing salad on our most recent visit, and they didn’t disappoint! Grab takeaway food and take it down to the beach for a picnic with the best views, or enjoy in their rainforest garden out the back. You an also shop a huge range of organics while you’re there! Did we mention, Santos is 100% not-for-profit environmental charity using the power of food to support the natural environment. So while you’re making conscious food choices, you’re also supporting them give back to the earth.
Where’s your go-to vegan spot in Byron? Let us know and tag us in any of your pics!