Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly

Kisa

Place Wellington
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Middle Eastern dining revolves around sharing - of food, conversation, and good times.

Mabel's

Flowers on the table at Mabel's, Wellington.
Place Wellington
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When it comes to evoking a sense of identity through spatial design, few restaurants in the capital do it better than Mabel’s.

Belén

Person holding a vegan pastry with strawberries at Belén, Wellington.
Place Wellington
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The vision for Wellington bakery Belén was simple: to prove there are no limits to what can be created with plants.

Fred's

Sandwich on a wooden bench top at Fred's, Wellington.
Place Wellington
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Wellington loves a little food bar and a small but punchy Cuba Street shop simply named Fred's might just be the hottest place in town to grab a sandwich.

The Oatery

The Oatery exterior.
Place Wellington
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Having built a reputation for feeding Wellingtonians healthy breakfasts on the go, it was only a matter of time before food caravan The Oatery set up a permanent shop.

Dragons

Two seater table under artwork on the wall.
Place Wellington
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A name synonymous with yum cha in Wellington, Dragons is an institution in the capital’s Asian dining scene.

Amok

Wide angle view of sideboard.
Place Wellington
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Seamlessly blending the nostalgic with the new, the local with the exotic, Amok’s out to show that going out to a restaurant can, and should, be fun.

Duck Island Wellington

Someone holding an ice cream.
Place Wellington
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It was only a matter of time before Hamilton’s Duck Island ice cream came knocking on Wellington’s door.

Wilson Barbecue

Customer at Wilson Barbecue enjoying the food.
Place Wellington
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Wilson Barbecue has a new permanent home after wowing Wellingtonian's with their food truck delights and pop-up stints. Wilson Barbecue is loudly and proudly “all about the meat”, and their brisket, ribs, and pulled pork, all cooked low ‘n slow, enjoy a richly deserved reputation.

Mason

A plant and table and chairs.
Place Wellington
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A sign above the jet black entrance at Mason invites you to come as you are, and it's a tempting proposal.

Los Banditos

Colourful Mexican bar at Los Banditos
Place Wellington
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Los Banditos brings Wellington flavoursome Mexican food, a lively atmosphere, exciting drinks and friendly service.

Bottega

New Italian deli food shop Bottega.
Place Wellington

Authentic Italian delicatessen Bottega is borne from a desire to bring a taste of home to the neighbourly suburb of Berhampore,

Mockingbird

Large restaurant space downstairs with wooden walls and colourful seating.
Place Wellington
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Mockingbird serves the capital’s plant-based and open minded omnivorous population with beautiful vegan ‘junk food’.

Zelati

Woman holding ice cream on cone.
Place Wellington
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From the texture to the rich, bright flavours, their range of sorbet and gelato offerings are impressive on the palate and pleasing to the eye.

Fidel's Café

Viva Fidels signage on a villa wall.
Place Wellington
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Fidel's is a Cuba St institution and a go-to for those in search of great food, sharp service and good vibes in the heart of the city.

Rogue Burger

Hands holding a burger.
Place Wellington

Touting itself as the “cheekiest little burger bar” in the capital, Rogue takes burgers back to basics—and does it extremely well.

Ripe Coffee - Origin

Man serving behind a wooden counter.
Place Wellington
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If you’re looking for a comfortable space in which to enjoy great coffee amongst the buzz of community then Origin is the spot for you.

Elements

Black exterior with outdoor seating.
Place Wellington
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The tagline and ethos says it all, ‘Real food, everyday’, and this popular cafe is a destination for good reason.

Charley Noble

Chef at work in the kitchen at Charley Noble, Wellington.
Place Wellington
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A favourite spot for nearby business people, don't be surprised to see Charley Noble buzzing with guests even early in the week right through from breakfast till dinnertime.

1154

Waiter holds three dishes at 1154, Wellington.
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A pastaria with style in the heart of Cuba Street.

Queen Sally's Diamond Deli

The building exterior of Queen Sally's Diamond Deli and cafe Wellington.
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A Lyall Bay mainstay, Queen Sally's is the amazingly kitsch and eclectic café which services the residents of, and visitors to, this rather lovely Wellington suburb.

Burger Liquor

The entrance to Burger Liquor.
Place Wellington
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Here, the burgers are fist-sized and delicious.

Ombra

Flatlay of food on the table.
Place Wellington
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Ombra goes to show that great food and great service are a winning combination every time.

Press Hall

Tables and chairs.
Place Wellington
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Press Hall is proof there’s a new age of food court style eateries in town.

Goldmine Co.

Signage.
Place Wellington
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If a visit to Goldmine has you feeling like you’ve stumbled into a place fueled on caffeine that feels both solid and full of cheeky vibes, then you’re absolutely spot on.

Deluxe Espresso Bar

Red framed Deluxe front entrance.
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Open till late in the evening, this has for years been a popular coffee spot with young and old, hipsters and working folk – anything goes.

Machete

A staff member behnd in the counter at Machete Cafe in Wellington.
Place Wellington
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Not offering your average New Zealand café options, Machete specialise instead in tacos and coffee ...

Gipsy Kitchen

The entrance to Gispy Kitchen cafe Wellington.
Place Wellington
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You have no doubt heard of this café’s laid-back vibes, easy-going staff and damn good food.

The Ramen Shop

Three men sitting at a table.
Place Wellington
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Rain, gale or shine the Ramen Shop serves up well-priced feeds for travellers and locals in need.

Loretta

A woman behind the counter.
Place Wellington
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The menu at Loretta speaks of simple food done well.

Viva Mexico Newtown

Art on an exterior wall.
Place Wellington
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Tired of cooking what Mexicans didn’t eat, Antonio Gonzales started Viva Mexico.

V1 Vegan Store

The shop space.
Place Wellington

A place with surprises on every shelf, from jerky and milks, to a fridge full of ready-to-eat meals.

Mr Go's

Flatlay of plates of food.
Place Wellington
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A happy mix of West meets East, pink meets green, and beer meets bao, Mr Go’s is proof itself an eatery needn’t stick to one concrete theme.

Apache

Inside the restaurant.
Place Wellington
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Apachè takes a modern approach to Vietnamese hawker food.