The Gold Coast offers plenty of food options for everyone – vegans included. If you’re unfamiliar with the Gold Coast and you’re looking for a veggie fix, this article is for you.

Here are 10 of the best vegetarian restaurants in the Gold Coast that will take care of all your food needs whilst on holiday.

1. Giri Kana Cafe

Gini Kana Café has been voted by readers of the Bulletin as the best vegetarian restaurant on the Gold Coast. Burgers, tofu, kofta pockets, moussaka, veg curries, salads and desserts are some mouth-watering items on their menu. Try this restaurant and your taste buds will definitely thank you.

Find Giri Kana Café at 82 Marine Parade, Southport QLD 4215


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2. Mandala Organic Arts

This restaurant which is tucked away just off the Gold Coast Highway, is famous for its vegetarian pizzas. Boasting of a healthy and nutritious menu, Mandala Organic Arts offers wholesome meals made from fresh, local produce. Vegans and non-vegans both will love the delicious treats on offer.

Find Mandala Organic Arts at 4/2558 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach

3. Govindas, Surfers Paradise

Govindas is one of the most popular vegetarian restaurants on the Gold Coast. It is also very charitable; proceeds from every meal are used towards community projects. This restaurant satisfies both your conscience and your stomach as well. The menu has influences from Middle East and India, with a western twist. I recommend you try their kofta balls, curries and lasagne!

Find Govindas, Surfers Paradise at 3120 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise


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4. Tian Ran

Tian Ran is well-known for offering healthy, authentic Asian cuisine, which is 100% vegetarian. None of the meals contain MSG, onions, garlic, alcohol or any animal derived products, while still being tasty and nutritious. With a range of unique flavours and artificial meat substitutes, Tian Ran serves delicious vegetarian food. Definitely a restaurant not to be missed!

Find Tian Ran at 8/2464 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach

5. Cardamom Pod

Cardamom Pod is a café cum restaurant on a mission to bring gourmet vegetarian food to the masses. The menu of this restaurant is delicious and will appeal to just about anyone. Moreover, menu items also contain healthy alternatives to dairy, meat and gluten, making it perfect for vegans and non-vegetarians alike.

Find Cardamom Pod at 1/2685-2689 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach and now also at The Brickworks, 107 Ferry Rd, Southport.

6. Govindas, Burleigh

Part of the chain of restaurants, Govindas in Burleigh is renowned for offering simple, yet exceptionally tasty vegetarian food. Food is displayed to customers in a buffet style, so anyone can pick up what they like. The restaurant also offers takeaways. Some must-haves at Govindas include samosas, pakoras, lasagne and baked potatoes.

Find Govindas, Burleigh at 20 James St, Burleigh Heads

7. Kuan Yin Teahouse

A Taiwanese vegetarian restaurant, Kuan Yin Teahouse offers delicious meat substitutes that’ll tease your taste buds for hours on end. The owner of this restaurant is a devout Buddhist, so all items on the menu are completely vegetarian. You must drop by Kuan Yin Teahouse for its wholesome, healthy and tasty menu.

Find Kuan Yin Teahouse at 2/152 Scarborough St, Southport

8. Goji Granola Bar and Cafe

Goji Granola Bar and Cage may not be strictly vegetarian, but it certainly offers plenty of options for everyone. Diners can choose to design their very own granola bars and this restaurant also offers some seriously tasty health smoothies. No wonder, this place is frequently full of locals.

Find Goji Granola Bar and Café at 7/60 Santa Cruz Blvd, Clear Island Waters

9. Greenhouse Canteen

Greenhouse Canteen is a trendy little restaurant on the Gold Coast Highway, which offers a wide range of vegan items. The so-called junk food that you’ll find here is much more wholesome and nutritious and of course, completely vegetarian. Go ahead and spoil yourself – your conscience will still be in the clear!

Find Greenhouse Canteen at 1916 Gold Coast Hwy, Miami

10. Easy House

This eatery on Mermaid Beach serves yummy vegetarian food all day long. A neighbourhood favourite and a hit with locals and tourists alike, Easy House is famous for its desserts and special drinks. Make it a point to head over to Easy House if you’re around Mermaid Beach.

Find Easy House at 8/90 Markeri St, Mermaid Waters

If you choose to book Surfers Paradise accommodation with, you’ll be able to frequent Govindas, Surfers Paradise for each and every meal. Believe me; you won’t get sick of the deliciousness they serve! Start planning your Gold Coast holiday today by booking accommodation in Surfers Paradise with us here at Call +61 7 5539 8553 or book with us online.