Top 5 Best Gold Coast Vegetarian Restaurants For Lunch


Cardamom Pod Southport - Best Vegan Restaurant Gold Coast

Are you searching for the best vegetarian and vegan food in Gold Coast for lunch? We got you covered with our recommendations of the five best vegetarian restaurants Gold Coast has to offer.

These are the restaurants that we have personally tried out whilst on the vacation on the Gold Coast, Australia.

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5 Best Vegetarian Restaurants Gold Coast Queensland

Here are our favorites and our top recommendations for the best vegan & vegetarian-friendly restaurants Gold Coast:

1. I Like Ramen Mermaid Beach

What can I say? I Like Ramen has both, a great vibe and some great, and well-presented vegan and vegetarian food.

I Like Ramen Mermaid Beach - Best Vegan Restaurant Gold Coast Queensland Australia

Apart from a tonne of choices of ramen for the whole family, there are other yummy choices too.

We decided to try out the Panko Mushroom Bao, Tofu Satay Bao, Karaage Cauliflower, and a couple of plates of the Desert Bao. It was filling, yummy, and fun to eat.

Location: 2251 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach QLD 4218

2. Cardamom Pod Southport

Cardamom Pod on Broadbeach is a very popular and quite busy restaurant and it is easy to figure out why.

Cardamom Pod Southport - Best Plant-Based Restaurant Gold Coast

The food here ticks all the boxes. From savory to sweet, there are plenty of choices to satisfy all pallets.

We opted out for some yummy kids pancakes with a tonne of maple syrup and fresh berries, the big breaky, and the mushroom gnocchi.

If you are in need of more sweet stuff, we did notice that they also had a nice variety of cakes and cupcakes as well.

Location: 3/3 Brolga Ave, Southport QLD 4215

3. Greenhouse Canteen and Bar Miami

Greenhouse Canteen and Bar Miami is another top-rated plant-based restaurant on the Gold Coast and another one that is filled to the brim with delicious food.

From Cauliflower Wings to Mushroom Cheeseburgers to Rocky Road Brownies, this place has it all. Whether you are big, small, or just a little peckish, you will definitely find something to please your tastebuds.

Location: 1916 Gold Coast Hwy, Miami QLD 4220

4. DokoDemo V

For our fourth choice of a vegan-only restaurant, let's take a look at DokoDemo V Gold Coast which also comes highly recommended.

DokoDemo Gold Coast

We decided to take the 20-minute drive to check it out and it was OK. We tried out a plant-based burger, gluten-free vegan cheese pizza, and a plant-based roasted duck.

Location: 1908 Gold Coast Hwy, Miami QLD 4220

5. Tian Ran Vegetarian Restaurant Mermaid Beach

Although Tian Ran Vegetarian Restaurant has vegetarian in the name, it is a 100% Vegan Cuisine restaurant.

What's not to mention here. They have it all including rice dishes, vegan meat and seafood dishes, curry, hot pots and noodle dishes, and, of course, deserts, to mention a few. Yes, they also have a kid's menu as well.

This is a place where you might take a little longer to choose, as the menu is extensive.

Location: Shop 8/2468 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach QLD 4218

Final Words

Tasting food is always fun, right? And finding little gems along the way, now that's just a bonus!

We do know that finding vegetarian-friendly food takes a little time though, so we hope that our five recommendations have helped you narrow it down and made your stay on the Gold Coast a little easier.