Local Vegetarian Restaurants


With sustainable and healthy living becoming increasingly popular, local eateries have been adding vegan and vegetarian gourmet offerings to their menus and specialised establishments have been popping up everywhere. To make it easier for those considering a healthy diet change, here is a list of the best local vegan and vegetarian restaurants to check out.

Sheckter’s Raw

Located in Sea point, Cape Town, Sheckter;s Raw serves gourmet health foods which are ‘plant based, cruelty free and nutrient dense’. With unique items like vegan scrambled eggs, curries and cleansing smoothies, this healthy gourmet establishment is worth a visit.


Plant is a popular gourmet vegan restaurant that was established in 2013. Committed to making the world ‘a little better, a little kinder’, the restaurant offers a tasty menu catered specifically to vegans, vegetarians and people with food allergies.

Free Food

All day breakfasts, wraps and delicious desserts, Johannesburg based Free Food serves unique vegan, gluten, wheat, sugar and dairy free dishes.

The Hungry Herbivore

Based in Cape Town, The Hungry Herbivore is a gourmet restaurant that creates delicious and clean comfort foods and snacks. Their menu is filled with delicious treats made with fresh ingredients and healthy alternatives to meat and dairy products.

Leafy Greens Café

The menu at this rustic café based in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg includes dishes put together from farm fresh ingredients. The location also includes the Leafy Greens Shop where you can pick up ingredients and Leafy Greens produce.

‘Our mission is to bring people back to a life lived in harmony with nature by eating living foods.’


Featured Image: Sheckter’s Raw