7 Great Vegan Restaurants in Gold Coast to Try in 2024

The Gold Coast doesn’t have as many vegan restaurants as in other big cities in Australia, but they have plenty of great vegan options.

A lot of the vegan restaurants in Gold Coast weren’t accessible by public transit, but from my trip to Australia, I especially enjoyed the vegan food in Gold Coast.

Here are 7 amazing vegan restaurants in Gold Coast to try. I included vegan restaurants in Gold Coast that were on the top of my list from my research including price ranges and popular dishes.

I can’t wait to come back!

I did also go to a non-vegan restaurant and had one of the best and most realistic vegan meats I’ve ever eaten. 🤯

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Vegan fried rice with carrots, peas, corn, and a leafy green garnish served on a blue plate at Easy House Vegetarian, top Vegan Restaurants in Gold Coast, Australia

1. Easy House Vegetarian Restaurant

Address: 8/90 Markeri St, Mermaid Waters QLD 4218, Australia

Page: www.instagram.com/easyhouseveg

Price Range: $11 USD for main dishes, $5 USD for dim sum

Easy House Vegetarian Restaurant is an-all vegan restaurant in Gold Coast that specializes in Cantonese cuisine.

After eating lots of burgers and sandwiches during my trip in Australia, I was excited to eat some rice to be honest!

Steamed dim sum in a bamboo basket featuring siomai topped with carrots and peas at Easy House Vegetarian Vegan Restaurant in Gold Coast, Australia

Their popular dishes include: dim sum (though yum cha is more used in Australia), their fried rice selections, and mock meat dishes.

I got the salted vegan fish and chicken fried rice, siomai dim sum, and custard buns.

My favorite was the salted fried rice, one of the best I’ve tried.

2. Kuan Yin Tea House

Address: 2/152 Scarborough St, Southport QLD 4215, Australia

Page: www.facebook.com/kuanyingoldcoast

Price Range: $11 USD for main dishes, $5 USD entrees

Kuan Yin Tea House is a Taiwanese vegan restaurant in Southport.

This was my second choice if I didn’t go to Easy House. I wish I had more time!

Their popular dishes include: vegan chicken selections, sweet and sour pork, and boba tea (or bubble tea).

You can also order teas and vegan desserts, plus have a large selection of entrees.

Another Taiwanese restaurant that serves vegan food that you can try is Tian Ran Vegetarian Restaurant, which is right across Mermaid Beach.

3. Siam Purity

Address: Shop 1617, Ground Level Opposite JB Hi-Fi & Next to Pillow Talk Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, 2-30 Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach QLD 4218, Australia

Page: www.siampurity.com.au

Price Range: $11 USD for main dishes, $5 USD entrees

Siam Purity is an all-vegan Thai Restaurant closer to Kurrawa Beach. It looks like an upscale restaurant but have similar prices to the other vegan restaurants.

Reservations are required.

Their popular dishes include: vegan chicken selections and Massaman curry (my favorite curry).

They have a large menu of entrees, Thai salad variations, curries, and stir-fries with vegan meats.

You also get your food served by a robot. (I’ve only seen this so far at Vegan Kitchen in Seoul, South Korea!)

I wish I hadn’t skipped this one. Everything on their menu looks so good.

4. Izakaya Midori

Address: Shop 7/50 Woodland Dr, Reedy Creek QLD 4227, Australia

Page: izakayamidori.com.au

Price Range: $12 USD for main dishes, $5 USD entrees

Izakaya Midori is an all-vegan Japanese restaurant in Gold Coast.

This was also on the top of my list to eat while I was visiting Burleigh Heads.

Their popular dishes include: karage selections, gyoza, and vegan sashimi.

You can order entrees, noodle dishes, and sushi rolls, as well as special dishes from their seasonal menus.

Vegan Western Food in Gold Coast

5. Lord of the Fries

A handheld vegan 'chicken' and waffle sandwich with crispy fries, resembling bacon, at Lord of the Fries in Surfer's Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia.

Address: Paradise Centre, SP018, 8-10 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

Page: www.lordofthefries.com.au

Price Range: $6 USD for burgers, $4-5 USD for breakfast items

Lord of the Fries is a vegan fast-food chain you’ll find throughout Australia and New Zealand.

A vegan breakfast sandwich with melted cheese and a hash brown patty, accompanied by a single hash brown on the side, at Lord of the Fries in Surfer's Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia

There was one within walking distance to where I was staying, so this was easy for late-night bites after full days of being a tourist.

You can order vegan burgers, hotdogs, and sides like onion rings and nuggets.

I ordered from their breakfast menu and got their vegan chik’n waffle and hash brown sausage sandwich.

Not the absolute best food I’ve eaten, but I’m a sucker for quick vegan breakfast sandwiches!

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6. Cardamom Pod

Address: 3/3 Brolga Ave, Southport QLD 4215, Australia

Page: www.cardamompodbrickworks.com

Price Range: $17 USD for main dishes, $7 USD for smoothies.

Cardamom Pod is a vegetarian cafe that serves vegan breakfast dishes like french toast, pancakes, burgers, and even a Snickers acai bowl?!

Their acai bowls themselves look like a work of art, and would be worth visiting for.

7. Blendlove

Address: 1/253 Ferry Rd, Southport QLD 4215, Australia

Page: www.blendlove.com

Price Range: $13 USD for main dishes, $7 USD for smoothies.

Blendlove is an open-door vegan cafe in Southport where you can get smoothies, acai bowls, desserts, and vegan breakfast and lunch dishes like vegan egg benedict, french toast, and burgers.

They also have a large selection of raw vegan cheesecakes that look really tasty.

If you’re staying at Surfers Paradise, you can also grab a quick vegan acai bowl or smoothie at Oakberry Acai in Surfers Paradise.

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Zeus Street Greek

A bowl of seasoned fries paired with a vegan 'lamb' pita filled with plant-based meat, fresh veggies, and creamy sauce at Zeus Street Greek in Gold Coast, Australia

Address: Unit B32/147/189 Brisbane Rd, Biggera Waters QLD 4216, Australia

Page: zeusstreetgreek.com.au/new-flexible-meat-free-options

What I got: Vegan lamb pita wrap aka the Zeus ($10 USD)

Zeus Street Greek is a non-vegan restaurant chain with a few locations in Australia.

I went to Zeus Street Greek because it was the closest vegan option to me at Harbour Town when I visited Coombabah Lake Conservation Park to see wild kangaroos for the first time.

The was so good that I had to find another Zeus Street Greek when I visited other cities in Australia.

The texture was so meaty I had to look up to make sure it was vegan, which was rare for me.

Next Vegan Restaurants in Gold Coast

While I wish I had more time, I would visit the Gold Coast again. I enjoyed my visit there and being next to so many beaches.

These are the top vegan restaurants in Gold Coast I’d try for my next visit. The dishes I had were some of my favorite vegan food in Australia and I can’t wait to go back!

You can follow www.instagram.com/goldcoast.vegan for local recommendations for vegan options and vegan restaurants in Gold Coast.

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