Southland, a region known for its stunning landscapes and rich agricultural heritage, is not just a paradise for meat lovers. In Invercargill, there are also plenty of options for tasty vegetarian and vegan dishes and dining experiences. Let us take you on a journey through some of the best vegetarian and vegan eateries, where you can savour mouthwatering plant-based dishes that showcase the region's local produce.

Herbie Fully Vegan

Our culinary adventure begins at Herbie Fully Vegan, which stands out as the best vegan food truck in Southland. They cater to Charlie's Kitchen, Kahu Ariki Cafe, Black Shag and Groove Espresso with the most delicious homemade treats like cinnamon scrolls and donuts. On Sundays, you can find their food truck at the Southern Farmer's Market, offering a chance to savour their expertly seasoned cauliflower wings. Make sure you're on time or you will miss out!

The Batch

The Batch Café stands out as a popular spot for plant-based enthusiasts. Their menu boasts a range of vegan and vegetarian options, from hearty vegan burgers to flavorful roasted vegetable salads. The café's cozy atmosphere and friendly staff make it an ideal place to relax and indulge in plant-based goodness. Their cheese rolls are a must-try for all vegetarians! It's called "Southern sushi" with good reason. 


When it comes to satisfying your Japanese cuisine cravings, look no further than Koji. This place offers a diverse array of mouthwatering, authentic Japanese dishes that will transport your taste buds to the streets of Tokyo. A standout recommendation for vegans and vegetarians is the Teriyaki Tofu bento box. 

Tuatara Lodge Cafe & Bar

If you're in the mood for gooey carbs, Tuatara Lodge Cafe and Bar is the places to be, where you will find authentic Italian pizza and the best in Invercargill. Their menu features special options catering for both vegans and vegetarians. Match your pizza with a delicious homebrewed Gadoochi cider and your night is complete! 


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Speights Ale House

Speights Ale House will provide you with a more than memorable experience, including great beer, great food and great service with their very own southern style. They even have a separate vegan menu; you just have to ask for it. From delicious Italian bruschetta and stuffed mushrooms to the chef's specialty pasta creation and an indulgent vegan chocolate mud cake. Savour every moment in a setting where southern hospitality meets excellence!

Ziffs Cafe & Bar

At Ziffs Cafe & Bar in Otatara, you will discover simple, yet exceptional cuisine crafted by a team of skilled chefs. The portions, designed to captivate at first glance, promise a delightful dining experience. Unlock a world of plant-based delights by requesting their dedicated vegan menu. 

Thai Thai Invercargill

Experience the flavours of Thailand at Thai Thai Invercargill, where authentic Thai recipes are carefully used to prepare a diverse array of specialties. Catering to diverse preferences, they offer the option to make meals vegan or vegetarian upon request.