New Zealand Vegan Travel Guide

New Zealand Vegan Travel Blogs

Vegan in Auckland, NZ!

New Zealand is known for its incredibly green landscapes and beautiful outdoor sceneries, but I had no idea I was going to run into so many amazing vegan restaurants. From vegan ice cream shops to popular brunch cafés with amazing […]

Ellie’s Roundup- New Zealand!

I can’t believe that I’m already writing an “end of New Zealand” blog post! Our time in New Zealand went by so incredibly quickly and now I find myself in Japan, thinking back on all of the wonderful things we […]

Farewell New Zealand!

We brought in the New Year in a spectacular fashion: huddled together, watching fireworks in the furthest place city from home I can possibly get to. It wasn’t our plan to be in Dunedin over New Year, it was just […]

We’re (Almost) Halfway There!

It has recently been brought to my attention that the Round the World trip Ross and I are on is nearly halfway over. I simultaneously can’t believe that it has been so long ago and yet only a few months […]

Farewell to the North!

Our time in the north had come to pass. Tired and intrepid, we stuffed our belongings back into our backpacks, said our goodbyes to our friend. It had been a pleasant few days in the comfort of the home of […]

Wellington Whirlwind!

We just finished up an amazing week in Wellington, New Zealand. We had originally only planned on being in Wellington for a couple of days, but due to sanctuaries being on tight schedules, the holidays making it quite difficult to […]

New Zealand Vegan Travel Videos

Popular Vegan Dining in New Zealand

Hectors Restaurant, Heritage Auckland Hotel

Set under a canopy of palms in a dramatic seven-storey atrium, Hectors Restaurant is an Auckland restaurant built to impress. Choose from the extensive menu, then sit back and let Executive Chef Jinu Abraham and his team prepare a memorable […]

Sunflower Thai Vegetarian Restaurant

Sunflower Vegetarian Restaurant is THE ONLY ONE THAI VEGAN and VEGETARIAN Restaurant in New Zealand located in the heart of Auckland City. Offers 100% healthy Asian style vegetarian and vegan food. All meat in the menu are cooked from vegetable, […]


Ice cream, gelato, and sorbet shop with exciting vegan options! Open til late.

Basin Noodle House

Friendly cuisine in the heart of Wellington.

Modaks Espresso

Modaks Espresso is an omni cafe with a handful of really nice vegan options- including cake!

Lalele Organic

Lelele Organic is the world’s smallest gelato shop! They serve a range of organic, handcrafted gelatos and gelato-pops, some of which are vegan!

Hectors Restaurant, Heritage Auckland Hotel

Set under a canopy of palms in a dramatic seven-storey atrium, Hectors Restaurant is an Auckland restaurant built to impress. Choose from the extensive menu, then sit back and let Executive Chef Jinu Abraham and his team prepare a memorable […]


Freshly pressed juices and made-to-order healthy, raw vegan foods in Christchurch, New Zealand. We live in a world beset by a variety of issues. Species are becoming extinct, forests are being cleared to make way for corporate profits and so […]

The Lotus Heart

The Lotus-Heart is dedicated to conscious living, healthy eating and strives to create a global cuisine naturally. We use the freshest ingredients, locally grown and organic where possible, pure vegetable oils, avoiding the use of microwaves unless specifically requested due […]

The Blue Bird vegetarian café

The Blue Bird vegetarian café is located in the heartland of the culturally diverse inner-city suburb of Mount Eden in Auckland, New Zealand, and specialises in vegetarian and vegan cuisine. The Blue Bird is one of several small businesses run […]

Tart Bakery

Established in 2012, Tart Bakery is a small family owned business that prides itself on yummy, fresh food made from scratch. We are against the McDonaldisation of the food industry. Philippa, a mother of five kids (who all help out […]

Little Bird Unbakery

The unbakeries are little bird organics’ wonderful cafes, serving fresh delicious healthy food which is mostly raw, organic, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and without refined cane sugars or soy. The chefs at little bird craft exquisite food from nature’s […]

Colestown Chocolates

All our beautiful artisan chocolates are produced by hand in small batches using the finest Callebaut chocolate imported from Belgium. The flavours are then created using fresh nuts, fruits and liqueurs. If you have a passion for great chocolate please […]

Coffee Culture

The finest Arabica beans, roasted to perfection and served with love. That’s how we like to do business. Over a cup of coffee. Our stores are havens from the cut and thrust of everyday life and provide communities with unique, […]

Welcome Chinese Vegetarian Cafe

We do a wide range of authentic home cooked vegetarian / vegan meals without onion, garlic, leek, shallot and chive. No ‘MSG’ added in our cooking. We also offer a range of wheat-less option meals. Our Entrée ranges from Northern […]


We support local & organic producers in sourcing our fruit, vegetables, & dry goods. Our key fresh produce supplier works directly with our growers to keep us close to the people growing the fresh fruit & vegetables we use in […]


Wholesome gluten free cakes & baking – dairy free nut milks – raw & vegan sweet treats -coffee supreme – organic hot drinks – herbal caffeine free coffee – gorgeous gifts – delicious gatherings processed food, no gluten, no […]

RAD Mt. Eden

Rad is more than just comfy sneakers, cruisy bikes, trampolines or the occasional spontaneous skinny dip, Rad is something you find when you’re not looking for it because Rad is random. That’s why at The Return of Rad we’ve made […]


Fast food burgers, fries, and shakes!

Hell Pizza

Welcome to HELL! HELL is your home away from home.

Middle East Cafe

The perfect place for Middle Eastern food in the centre of Auckland.

Rasoi Vegetarian Restaurant

Rasoi Vegetarian Restaurant in New Zealand has a wide range of Indian specialties.

Lord of the Fries – Auckland, NZ

Lord of the Fries is an all vegetarian fast food restaurant chain with locations in Australia and now New Zealand.. Delicious burgers, hot dogs, shakes and the best fries money can buy.

The Raw Kitchen

Founded in 2013 by wellbeing-advocate Olivia Scott in growing demand for her outstanding handmade raw cakes, the word spread quickly and The Raw Kitchen started its journey! Initially Olivia sold her raw cakes to private customers and hand selected Auckland […]

Dear Jervois

Dear Jervois is a cafe and restaurant in Auckland with vegan dishes and smoothie options on the menu.

Wise Cicada Cafe

ORGANIC, VEGAN, WHOLE FOOD CAFÉ A light hearted gathering space! Our cafe’s vegan Main Meal of the Day and our vegan Soup of the Day are inspired by international cuisine from around our amazing planet! They are sure to hit […]

Beat Street Cafe

A rad local vegan-friendly hangout with definite style and flair, delicious food, awesome coffee and down to earth genuine staff.

Tutto Bene Restaurant

Tutto Bene Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria in the heart of Merivale is one of the most popular restaurants in Christchurch and offers some vegan options.

C1 Espresso

C1 Espresso offers some vegan options on their menu. Following the quakes of 2011, C1 Espresso rebuilt in the heart of Christchurch’s High Street. Re-established in the iconic High Street Post Office, C1 Espresso shares this address with Alice in […]

Grindz Cafe

Grindz Cafe is a warm and friendly establishment catering for everyone’s needs. The attractive staff are always on hand to provide the perfect coffee and nourishing food at reasonable prices. Grindz is the perfect environment for everything from a business […]

Revel Cafe

In addition to coffee and other drinks, Revel Cafe offers vegan & vegetarian meals and is an environmentally conscious cafe on K Rd, Auckland. Their aim is to make awesome coffee, create superb food from food (no numbers), serve you […]

Il Buco

Il Buco is a traditional omnivore pizza restaurant, but they offer several vegan options on their menu for their pizzas. The pizza is partially cooked and displayed for you to select your slices. You can choose for us to finish […]

Kokako Organic Coffee

Kokako Organic Coffee offers vegan and vegetarian food. Kokako is Auckland’s only dedicated certified Fairtrade Organic Coffee Roasters focused on sustainable growth at the quality end of the market. What do we mean by that? We don’t roast non-certified organic […]

Little bird organics & The Unbakery

Little Bird Organics & The Unbakery believes that food should be three things: mostly raw, definitely organic and full of goodness. Our Little Bird Organics retail products range is entirely raw, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan and […]

Mondays Wholefoods

Mondays Wholefoods has a mostly vegan dinner & lunch menu, but as of 2/17 does have some food made from animals on their menu. Wholesome gluten free cakes & baking – dairy free nut milks – raw & vegan sweet […]

Popular Activities in New Zealand

Gentle World – New Zealand

We own 454 acres of magnificent New Zealand countryside that we call Shangri-La; a private valley, with two pristine rivers. Here we welcome volunteers each summer season (from November-May) to help lift Shangri-La up to its name, which includes the […]

Opawa Farmers’ Market

This is a ‘real deal’ growers’ market. The Opawa Farmers’ Market prides itself on having the best selection of fresh local produce in Christchurch, including a large organic range from well-known and trusted local growers. Top up your vege shop […]

The Cruelty Free Shop

The Cruelty Free Shop products are 100% vegan, entirely animal-friendly and contain no animal ingredients. Their description is below: We are New Zealand’s ethical market. Our retail store, The Vegan Shop, is located at 143 Williamson Ave. Grey Lynn, around the […]

Animal Care Facilities in New Zealand

Helping You Help Animals

Helping You Help Animals (HUHA) is dedicated to teaching empathy to the community and providing shelter for those less fortunate animals that struggle to survive in today’s disposable culture. The sanctuary is fun and interactive in many ways, designed to encourage […]

Zealandia Ecosanctuary

A world-first eco-sanctuary home to some of NZ’s most endangered native animals, including tuatara, kiwi and giant wētā, all living wild just ten minutes from downtown Wellington.

The scenery around New Zealand is gorgeous, and there is no lack of wildlife from penguins to seals. The videos and blogs on this page were contributed by members of our vegan community who recently traveled to New Zealand and graciously shared their travel experiences. Follow your fellow vegan travelers as they explore New Zealand compassionately, meet local vegans and other vegan travelers, and share the amazing vegan food they find during their travels! They share the sites they visited, the places they stayed at, vegan shops they found, and the sites and activities they enjoyed during their time in New Zealand. Some also visit animal sanctuaries in the countries they travel to and kindly share the stories of the animals they meet. Join our vegan community and share your travel adventures with our global vegan community and collectively we can show the world how easy it is to be vegan and travel compassionately.

New Zealand Vegan Travel Tips

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