The Vegan Movement of the South East

The south east is experiencing a shift with an increasing number of vegan offerings.

From entirely plant-based supermarkets and restaurants, to events and there’s even a whole foodie marketplace on the Gold Coast.

In fact Australia is the third fastest growing vegan market in the world and with amazing options like the below, we’re not surprised! And you don’t have to be vegan to try them!

The Cruelty Free Shop

From food to accessories and beauty products, you can find just about anything you need all completely cruelty free! South Brisbane in general is actually excellent for plant-based options of all kinds and you’ll find a map of the surrounding vegan offerings here.

2/165 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane


From meat-free burgers to plant-based kebabs, pizza, donuts and even cocktails, this wholly vegan marketplace certainly offers variety with five eateries in total downstairs.

Upstairs, the new boutique is all about clothing and accessories stocking well-known brands including Dr. Martens, Birkenstock and Dr Denim.

2176 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach

Moo Free Burgers

Veggie burgers are nothing new… but the burgers here aren’t like anything you’ve ever tried before. All the sauces, and almost all the patties are home-made and we particularly love their slogan: “The only thing we’re killing is your appetite.”

53 Endeavour Blvd, North Lakes

The Green Edge

Brisbane’s largest vegan grocery store and café is family owned. The store has just about everything you’ll need and the café is open for breakfast and lunch every day, and dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Shop 2b 229 Lutwyche Road, Windsor

Cardamom Pod

With two options to choose from on the Gold Coast, the highly successful Broadbeach café has a more casual offering where you choose your meal from the displayed selections buffet style while the Southport store within Brickworks is more a la carte style restaurant. Both have equally delicious and colourful meals… seriously Instagram worthy!

1/2685-2689 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach

3/3 Brolga Avenue, Southport

Greenhouse Canteen

Now with four locations to choose from in Miami, Coolangatta and Brisbane, Greenhouse paved the way in vegan offerings in Queensland. Our menu picks include the stuffed zucchini flower with almond feta, broccolli puree, pickled onion and cucumber ribbons as well as the nut mince taco with corn tortilla, mushroom and nut mince, avocado and broccoli guacamole.

12/68 Manning Street, South Brisbane

1916 Gold Coast Highway, Miami

(within Lovechild at 2176 Gold Coast Highway, Miami)

1/140 Griffith Street, Coolangatta