As our team makes an effort to live a more conscience lifestyle, we have made an effort to find the best vegan restaurants in the Cape Town. Those that live in the Mother City will know the amount of options available has exploded in recent years.
Before delving into the best vegan restaurants in Cape Town, let’s start by understanding what veganism is. Veganism is a lifestyle and dietary choice that avoids the consumption of animal products, including meat, dairy, eggs, and honey. It is a compassionate and sustainable approach to eating that has gained popularity globally.
People who choose this lifestyle typically do so out of ethical, environmental, and/or health-related concerns. Vegans typically eat a plant-based diet that includes fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds. They also consume plant oils, tofu, tempeh, and other plant-based protein sources.
Cape Town has experienced a significant rise in veganism over the past few years. The city’s residents are becoming more conscious of their dietary choices and the impact they have on their health, the environment, and animal welfare. This growing awareness has led to the emergence of numerous vegan restaurants, making Cape Town a vegan-friendly destination.
Please note that not all the restaurants below are exclusively vegan – and in some instances they will use animal products in their meals. Restaurants that serve both meat and plant based meals are a great place to meet friends and family who might not follow the same vegan diet as you.
Blended Health Cafe
Nestled in the charming suburb of Glencairn in Cape Town, Blended is a hidden gem that delights vegans and health enthusiasts with its wholesome and nourishing offerings.
With a focus on fresh ingredients, creative flavors, and a commitment to sustainability, Blended provides a unique dining experience that will leave you feeling revitalized.
Blended is renowned for its invigorating smoothie bowls that are as visually appealing as they are delicious. Their menu boasts a variety of vibrant bowls packed with nutritious ingredients like fresh fruits, leafy greens, superfoods, and plant-based proteins. From the refreshing Acai Bliss bowl to the energizing Green Power bowl, each creation is carefully crafted to provide a burst of flavors and essential nutrients.
Blended is dedicated to sustainability and minimizing its ecological footprint. They prioritize using locally sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible, reducing packaging waste, and implementing eco-friendly practices in their day-to-day operations.
If you find yourself in Glencairn, just a few minutes away from Simonstown, it’s definitely worth visiting Blended Health Cafe located in the eat.surf.yoga lifestyle centre.
Now with 2 locations in the Southern Suburbs (Kenilworth & Constantia), this cafè offers a massive selection for vegan, plant-based and gluten-free eaters. They also have a wide variety of fresh and frozen goods, and a large pantry section to take some goodies home!
Located in the heart of Cape Town (Kloof Street & Obs), Nourish’d Cafe is a must-visit destination for vegans and health-conscious individuals. With its commitment to using fresh, organic, and locally sourced ingredients, this vegan restaurant aims to provide nourishing meals that are not only delicious but also good for your well-being.
At Nourish’d Cafe, you’ll find a menu brimming with flavorful plant-based options that cater to diverse tastes and dietary needs. Whether you’re in the mood for a wholesome breakfast, a satisfying lunch, or a decadent dessert, Nourish’d Cafe has got you covered.
We’ve also seen Neighbourgood Newlands will be adding a Nourish’d, a fantastic addition to the Southern Suburbs later in 2023!
Frusted by local healthy food offerings, Toby Scheckter is a man on a mission to produce nutritional food that looks absolutely delicious. Located in Sea Point, Scheckter’s Raw offers smoothies, burgers and more.
Vida e Caffè
Founded in 2001, Vida e Caffè is the go-to place for many South Africans to collect a quick cup of coffee or snack. Most recently, they launched plant based options including a Ch*cken Mayo, Asian BBQ Ch*cken Wrap and dairy-free milk options.
Lekker Vegan is a popular vegan restaurant in Kloof Street, Cape Town that has gained a cult following among locals and visitors alike. With its mouthwatering plant-based burgers, indulgent vegan junk food, and vibrant atmosphere, Lekker Vegan has become a go-to spot for those craving delicious comfort food without compromising their ethical values.
Lekker Vegan is not only passionate about providing delicious vegan food but also committed to sustainability. They strive to minimize their environmental impact by using biodegradable packaging, sourcing local ingredients whenever possible, and supporting eco-friendly initiatives. By dining at Lekker Vegan, you can savor your meal with the knowledge that you’re supporting a restaurant that cares about the planet.