Situated on the corner of Beaufort Street and Vincent Street in Mount Lawley is Veggie Mama, a restaurant dedicated to serving up healthy, plant packed deliciousness. With warm, comforting options such as red Thai Curry, sweet and sour tofu or roast butternut vegan gnocchi on offer, you are sure to leave with your tummy and taste buds satisfied. Veggie Mama also serves up a selection of fresh salads and crispy pastries each day, bursting with moreish flavours and healthy ingredients sure to please even non-vegetarians.
The Raw Kitchen
For all the health-conscious vegetarians out there, The Raw Kitchen is for you. The Raw Kitchen is a sustainable hub known for its fresh, healthy take on food and lifestyle, situated in a converted warehouse in the heart of Fremantle. Featuring a plant-based restaurant, zero waste retail store, yoga studio and event space, this spot has become a cult favourite for those wanting to practice a natural lifestyle. Their menu features fresh, nourishing meals including raw pad Thai, tofu poke bowl and tempeh coconut curry. The Raw Kitchen also offers a range of rich, raw vegan cakes.
Annalakshmi on the Swan, Perth City
Overlooking the stunning Swan River in the CBD is Annalakshmi, a pay-as-you-feel Indian restaurant. Annalakshmi, founded in Perth in 1991, offers both a lunch and dinner buffet which is run by volunteers. Pile your plate high with wholesome Indian soup, rice and a selection of hearty vegan curries – don’t forget to try the spiced potato! You can either sit inside at the bustling communal tables, or on the benches outside to revel in the glory of our beautiful city.
Middle Eastern folk know a thing or two about vegetarian cuisine, after all they bought hummus, falafel and tabouli into the world. With richly spiced potato, haloumi and cauliflower hot tapas on offer for entrée, and hearty, lovingly made eggplant or chickpea vegan tagines for mains, Mashawi is sure to satisfy. Located in Mount Lawley, Victoria Park and Currambine, there is sure to be a flavoursome feast awaiting at a restaurant near you!
Nestled within a funky, compact shopfront along Walcott Street in Mount Lawley, Goreng Goreng serves up some of the freshest Asian food in Perth. Goreng Goreng provides affordable, quick and healthy meals without compromising on flavour, and you can also see the kitchen at work behind the counter (so you know its fresh!). While not exclusively a vegetarian restaurant, you can find meat free options including Make Your Own Noodles or Rice with tofu and your choice of sauce – you can’t go past the satay!
Lord of the Fries
Vegetarian doesn’t always have to mean healthy – sometimes you just want to delve in to some crispy, fried goodness (especially on a night out!) Conveniently located in the CBD, Lord of the Fries offers vegetarians and vegans a fast food experience without the meat or dairy. Choose from their addictive famous fries, plant-based burgers or loaded hotdogs. They also offer a hot breakfast menu with “fakin’” bacon and egg muffins.
Now operating solely out of its East Victoria Park location, Pancho’s Mexican Villa has been a cult favourite since opening in 1982. Its menu offers a flavoursome vegetarian twist on classic Mexican dishes including nachos, fajitas, burritos and tacos in an upbeat, fun environment. You can customise your dish to be filled with either frijoles (hearty, spiced beans) or creamy, comforting spinach and potato. Either way, be sure to wash down your delicious meal with a refreshing frozen margarita. And for our fully plant-based friends, Pancho’s also now offers a full vegan menu too!
About the author:
Caitlyn Watts is currently based in Perth and writes on a freelance basis while completing her studies in Journalism and Professional Writing and Publishing. Her favourite topics to explore include local news, culture and food.
Cover photo of The Raw Kitchen in Fremantle!