You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy these joints, and you definitely don’t have to struggle to find a good vegan feed in Cairns.
With new places always popping up, there's no shortage of options if you know where to go - check out our guide to some of the best vegan eats around.
We know there's always new spots popping up and current favs adding to their menus, so send in your suggestions for the next update and share your favourite spots.
Despite what the name suggests, Root offers both vego and vegan food that is guaranteed to satisfy. Offering a range of Asian inspired foods, some of their best sellers tend to sell out so it’s always good to get in early.
GO THERE: Shop C / 82 Lake Street, Cairns
A rainbow of tasty veggies that look like edible works of art, Pantry15 is a go to for foodies alike. For vegans though, they offer a special plant-based menu that includes everyone’s classic favs including fritter, smashed avos, and nachos, and so much more.
GO THERE: 15/62 Grafton St, Cairns City
Great news for green-eaters - while you're picking up your organic produce and eco-friendly products, you can also peruse The Healthy Hub Cafe's 100% vegan menu. Serving you with all the options, from 'sausage' rolls and chick'n sangers, to chocy cakes, there's something for everyone.
GO THERE: 45 Moffat St, Cairns North
Guyala seems to do it all, and the fact that they have plenty of plant-based options on offer has not gone unnoticed. This spot focuses heavily on local producers and suppliers, so it’s a win on all fronts. Oh and how could we forget, their Tropical Avo Toast has been crowned as an Aussie best, and their Truffle Mushrooms are a straight up winner!
GO THERE: 2 Smith St, Cairns North QLD
If the coffee alone doesn’t make you want to check out this hip joint, the vegan food will! The friendly crew are happy to make a variety of dishes on the menu vegan just for you! We recommend the ‘build your own’ breakfast, which includes a variety of scrumptious side dishes such as roast pumpkin and mushrooms. Otherwise, keep an eye out for seasonal specials.
GO THERE: 5/72-74 Grafton Street, Cairns City
A local secret, Snoogies has been around for 18 years now and continues to deliver tasty wholesome goodness. Somewhat of a vegan utopia, you'll be hard done by to not find something to fill you up.
GO THERE: Main Arcade, 82 Grafton St, Cairns City
Proving popular with tourists, Crave offers a healthy range of vegan options including tacos, poke bowls, and burritos. Plus you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to juices and smoothies, and the location is just primo.
GO THERE: Corner Shields St & Abbott St, 117a Abbott St, Cairns City
Is there any better cuisine than Indian when it comes to vegan food? Our pick is Bombay Aloo - essentially potatoes drowned in a tomato-based curry brimming with cumin and ginger flavours. There's a whole range of vegan dishes to try at Marinades though, with vegan roti to boot.
GO THERE: 43 Spence St, Cairns City
You can’t go wrong with a Buddha Bowl and Ozmosis delivers. If you’re after something a little more substantial on a balmy evening in Edge Hill, they also offer vegan mozzarella for their pizzas, and plenty of vegan pasta options.
GO THERE: 1/116 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill
Known for their portion sizes, Lillipad is offers everything one could want. From lasagne to burritos, to cakes, and more recently cocktails, safe to say you’ve got options. Open what seems like always, Lillipad is like a trusty Swiss knife for a vegan in Cairns.
GO THERE: 72 Grafton St, Cairns City
Another go-to coffee joint that delivers serious vegan goodness, Envy is a relatively new kid on the block. Along with the usual juices and what not, there's plenty of opportunity to make many of their already vego meals vegan. Plus they sell some of our favourite mugs around town.
GO THERE: 111 Grafton Street, Cairns City
Located in Novotel, Moku makes it easy to dip in and out (of the pool) for a tasty vegan feed. With vegan burgers and salads and everything in between, this spot is sure to satisfy a mixed bunch of dietary needs.
GO THERE: Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort - 122 Lake Street, Cairns
A new spot up in Port, Bam Pow offers plant-based Asian street food. With classics such as bao buns, bahn mi's, and gyoza, there's nothing to complain about. Plus they have a killer cocktail menu and have opened to rave reviews.
GO THERE: 79 Davidson Street, Port Douglas
Making for a perfect dinner spot, you'll be happy to hear that Vitalia's now offers an entire vegan menu.
GO THERE: Shop G9 Pier Point Road
Stir-fried veg, tofu and tempeh, tossed together in a sticky peanut sauce? Yes please! You can also have mi goreng or nasi goreng with tofu or tempeh. Just ask for no egg for a vegan option.
GO THERE: 149 Esplanade, Cairns City
Zinc prioritises local produce and fresh catch, and is more than happy to cater to a vegan palette. More of a fine dining experience, you'll have the pleasure of trying unique blends of textures rather than have to settle for the fries and tomato sauce.
GO THERE: 3/53-61 Macrossan St, Port Douglas