My Dunedin Itinerary

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Vege and Vegan

Ōtepoti Dunedin offers vegans, vegetarians, gluten- and dairy-free diners plenty to choose from. With a strong locally-sourced ethos, you can be sure that your food is as fresh as it comes.

Kind Company

Stunning plant-based food and botanical cocktails - what a combo. The awesome team from the Kind Grocer have moved to a new central George Street location to set up their new venture which opened in July 2020. Th bright, airy space perfectly complements a menu of delicious and indulgent vegan and vegetarian dishes that are all real crowd-pleasers.

333 George Street

Burger Plant

This entirely plant-based burger joint opened its doors in early February and already has legions of loyal customers. The mouth-watering menu doesn’t skimp on flavour, with tasty tempters such as the Mexi Burger and Big Boi delivering attitude in pure plant form and equally enticing sides dishes to match.

654 Great King Street

The Vegan and Vegetarian Vault

Vegan’s rejoice, there is yet another Dunedin outlet catering specifically to your tastes. The Vegan and Vegetarian Vault is tucked away down Wharf Street, not far from Bay Rd Peanut Butter and Ocho. With a wide range of fresh produce, hand-made goodies, fresh breads and condiments, it’s something of a one-stop-shop.

4 Wharf Street

Catalyst Kitchen

Providing a space for mindful eating and conscious consuming, this new eatery on Princes Street has fast become a local favourite with arguably the most insta-worthy dishes in the city which are as tasty as they are visually stunning.

286 Princes Street

Buster Greens Real Food Room

Just opened in 2019 in George Street, to the great satisfaction of those looking for 100% plant ingredient meals. The menu offers twists on traditional meals, wholesome organic drinks, great coffee and plenty of locally-sourced baked goods. As well as providing taste sensations, the chefs know the value of beautifully presented food.

466 George Street

Modaks Espresso

A popular Dunedin cafe with a healthy does of quirk and character. Modaks is one of the go-to spots for Dunedin Vegans and always offers an impressive range of tasty options. Word on the street says the fries and shakes are out of this world. Just another reason to add Modak's to your essential to visit list.

337-339 George Street

Market Kitchen

“Everything we sell, we make.” Since opening in 2018, the Market Kitchen’s menu has showcased vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten free and vegan options, including yummy chickpea and chive pancakes and their own Market Kitchen ‘superfood bread’. Their range of teas, fermented brews and locally roasted coffee is impressive.

472 George Street

Let Them Eat Vegan

No prizes for guessing the clear focus of this thriving eatery, whose breakfast burritos and pies get rave reviews, as do their delicious cakes, slices and warm friendly service. Nothing beats homemade cheeses, mayos, sandwiches and baked goods.

Albion Lane

Watson’s Eatery

Watson’s serves simply good food that happens to be vegan, and much of the menu can be altered to the needs of the gluten free, including the mushroom risotto and popular Malaysian laksa. Chef Xander’s creations are as lovely to look at as they are to eat.

Wall Street Mall, George Street

The Standard Kitchen

On Princes Street, you’ll find this stylish establishment in a wonderfully refurbished Victorian building. It caters to all dietary requirements and people who care about what they eat. Locally sourced, hand crafted edibles of superior quality form their ethos. The pretty, tasty slices and cakes will tempt you to pluck them from the cabinet, and there are delightful breakfast and lunch options.

210 Princes Street

Potpourri Vegetarian Café

Just a stroll towards the Octagon from Dunedin’s gorgeous railway station, you’ll find Potpourri Vegetarian Café which gets the ‘big vegan thumbs-up’ from its fans. Their vegan and gluten free chocolate doughnuts look dangerously good, and their waffles, pizzas and salads are guaranteed to satisfy.

97 Stuart Street

Starfish

Head to Dunedin’s seashore and discover Starfish next to St Clair beach, which has a menu with plenty of gluten free, vegan and dairy free options, and some flexible dishes that can be formed to suit your needs. Their ‘fresh and local by the sea’ motto references their dedication to sourcing seasonal ingredients from nearby.

7/240 Forbury Road, St Clair

Tuppence Café

Tuppence Café is snuggled up in the hills of Waverley, bathed in sunshine. The appeal of the location is underscored by a menu of flavourful and delicious gluten and dairy free and vegan-friendly options. So that no one feels like they are missing out, they have meat lover options, too. Top a meal off with one of their healthy raw slices. They source local, spray free, organic, and free-range wherever possible.

146 Larnach Road, Waverly

Otago Farmers Market

Packed full of locals every Saturday morning, rain or shine, you’ll also love the bustling community atmosphere of the Otago Farmers Market, right beside the ornate Dunedin Railway Station. It stays true to its principle of being solely a food market of vendors coming from within the Otago region. From local peanut butter, to microgreens, fruit and vegetables, organic coffees, olive oils, genuine middle eastern hummus and falafel, juices, smoothies, kombuchas, wine, herbal remedies and more, you are spoilt for choice in the market and throughout the city.

Dunedin Railway Station, Anzac Avenue

Taste Nature food supplier/ Eatery Café

Taste Nature on Dunedin’s High Street is a stalwart supplier of a large range of organic grains, nuts, honey, meat, eggs, bread, produce, and other products. With its own Taste Nature organic garden twenty minutes’ drive north in Waitati, and other organic growers supplying the fresh produce, you know you’re on to a good thing. The Eatery is Taste Nature’s own café where they show you just how great fresh can be – with many gluten free and vegan options on the menu.

131 High Street

Blacks Road Grocer

Take a nostalgic step back in time to the Blacks Road Grocer, the kind of neighbourhood grocer enjoyed by your grandparents. Enjoy a quiet coffee or tea, indulge yourself in a Real Fruit Ice Cream, smoothy, or juice. The cafe selection is all made with love in the premise’s kitchen. You’ll also find seasonal fruit and vegetables, free range eggs, fresh bread, Real Milk (in a glass bottle), cheeses, honey and much more.

178 North Road