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Tasty vegan lunch spots

If vegan food gets your tastebuds jumping, you’ll love our insider’s guide to yummy lunch spots that serve up dreamy animal-free delights. And even if you’re not vegan, we reckon this food is so delicious you’ll want to try it anyway!


Think of all the healthy food you’ve ever seen, eaten or heard about and you’ll probably find most of it at Supercharger. This busy Emporium restaurant pumps out hearty bowls of vegan goodness to an adoring and near-radiant crowd of customers. Create your own concoction from their vast range of yummy salads, curries and sauces or choose a ready-to-go meal that’s been compiled by a nutritionist. 

Been over-indulging this Summer? Treat your body to vegan goodness from Supercharger

Treat your body to vegan goodness from Supercharger in the Emporium

Mantra Lounge

If you made it your mantra to eat more good food in 2015 then this cute Carlton destination needs to be next on your must-do-lunch list. Everything served at the Mantra Lounge is vegan and you can pick ‘n’ mix from the daily bakes and salads for just $10. If you’re on a budget, snap up the spinach pie, vegelicious wrap or radical roti all for under $5. Your body will chant your praises.

Apple pie just like your (vegan) Nana would make at Mantra Lounge

Apple pie just like your (vegan) Nana would make at Mantra Lounge in Carlton

1000 Pound Bend

There’s plenty of reasons to visit 1000 Pound Bend on Little Lonsdale Street: cheap happy hour drink specials, lovable staff, feel-good tunes and if you’ve got the vegan munchies, two delicious lunch offerings. Their hearty vegan burger and flavoursome falafel wrap both come drizzled in their secret sauce, the amazing harissa vegan mayo. If all this delectable vegan food gets you in the mood to celebrate, treat yourself to their ‘Back-alley Margarita cocktail’ for just $13.

Raw Trader

We’re not suggesting it’s a good idea to eat sweets for lunch…um, OK, we are, but trust us, you won’t feel bad about eating any of the raw and vegan treats on offer at Raw Trader. We opted for the $15 tasting platter, a mouthwatering combo of sugar-free goodness, including choc-beetroot mud cake, lemon slice and the unbelievably good cherry ripe slice. Hungry yet?

These delicious morsels are all sugar-free and made from raw ingredients courtesy of Raw Trader

These delicious sweets are all sugar-free and made from raw ingredients courtesy of Raw Trader

ShanDong MaMa

Every Melburnian understands that sometimes you just need dumplings and thankfully the the lovely folks at ShanDong MaMa have crafted a delicious dumpling that has vegans everywhere drooling. Their fresh made-to-order dumplings are packed full of crushed tofu, spring onion, coriander and ginger. You can also check out ShanDong MaMa’s little sister at Centre Place, ShanDong Mama Mini, if you’re dashing for the train and in need of flavour-filled sustenance.
Where do you go for a yummy vegan lunch?