7 Affordable Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Melbourne
Eating out in Melbourne can be expensive, especially if you’re on a tight budget. Since launching in 2018, Bring Me Home has partnered with several cafes and restaurants that offer delicious vegetarian-friendly food that’s wallet-friendly too.
Using the app this week, I took to the streets in search for affordable vegetarian/vegan restaurants in the CBD and inner suburbs of Melbourne. Here’s what I found:
Just off the busy Sydney Rd- on Florence St is home to this local social enterprise which serves ‘porridge in the AM and bagels in the PM’. Their menu boasts a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan bowls (and amazing bagels!) everyday.
I purchased a portion on the Bring Me Home app and received an avocado and hummus bagel wrapped neatly in a little package, along with a coffee which I couldn't resist ordering as well. This was absolutely filling especially for the price of $6 (RRP $12).
Price: $6.00 6 Florence Street, Brunswick Available for pickup between 2–3pm everyday.
Walking across to Lygon St, I came across a popular local kitchen serving gourmet vegetarian ready meals. This time, I didn’t need to bring my own container as all their food prepared my neatly packaged in sealed takeaway boxes that were ready for me to pick up.
I received a vegan lasagne along with two separately packaged sides all for $7 RRP $12).
Price: $7.00 452 Lygon St, Brunswick East Available for pickup between 4.30–6pm, Monday- Saturday.
Serving up vegetarian soups and hot meals, Moroccan Soup Bar is an ideal location for delicious and affordable vegetarian food in Melbourne. You can expect a hearty dinner for only $6.75 (RRP $12.50).
Price: $6.75 183 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North Available for pickup between 9.15–9.45pm everyday.
Yes, what you’re thinking is correct. Moroccan Soup Bar has a second venue for takeaway just up the road called Moroccan Soup Bar Two Go — both of which are partnered with Bring Me Home.
Price: $6.75 316 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North Available for pickup between 9.15–9.45pm everyday.
Mantra Lounge prides themselves for offering the best quality standards of vegan food for their customers. When I arrived at the cosy cafe, I was immediately greeted by the staffs who were all delighted to know that I was from Bring Me Home. “We highly recommend the sausage roll — don’t worry it’s vegan!”
Their Mantra: Good food that doesn’t cost the earth.
I personally love the energy of this cafe and the enthusiasm of the staff there. For only $6 (RRP $10), this would surely be a hit for the University of Melbourne students across the road.
Price: $6.00 167 Grattan St, Carlton Available for pickup between 4.30–7pm every weekday.
Hidden along one of Melbourne CBD’s alleyways, and down a flight of stairs, is a basement restaurant serving modern Indian food. Tejas offers fine dining Indian cuisine with Vegetarian options available for customers. Enjoy a vegetarian curry with rice and naan for lunch at $7 (RRP $13.90), which is available on the Bring Me Home app.
Price: $7.00 20 McKillop St, Melbourne CBD Available for pickup between 2–3pm every weekday.
7. Duke Pizza
Pizza slices the size of my face? Yes please.
For only $5, Duke Pizza serves massive slices of American-style pizza, and has vegetarian options available too (RRP $8.50). If you’re in the neighbourhood whip up your app and save on your late-night snack. Piz-za cake.
Price: $5.00 660 Elizabeth St, Melbourne CBD Available for pickup between 9.15–10pm everyday (except Mondays).
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