The Bodhi Tree Burmese Restaurant
The Bodhi Tree has now re-opened in Ilam at 399 Ilam Rd, near to the roundabout with Clyde Rd. Bookings essential. Burmese cusine with excellent vegan menu including tamarind sorbet for dessert. Dinner is around $25-$35. One of the most popular restaurants in town so do book ahead as they are usually full.
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A modern style restaurant/takeaway offering a unique blend of Moroccan and Mediterranean flavours for fresh and tasty meals a good selection of vegetarian/vegan options, souvlakis and very nice looking salads. Shop 6, 303 Colombo Street, Sydenham, next to Hell Pizza and Noodle Canteen. Open 7 days from lunch until late. Ph 943 3942
Usually one vegan main and lots of veggie things in the cabinet. 3 Carnaby Mall, New Brighton, Christchurch, Ph: 03 388 0124. Tues, Wed, Thurs, and Sat 8am - 4.30pm. Fri 8am - 10pm. Sun 11am-4pm.
Five Stars Vietnamese Restaurant
Great veggie options with lots of tofu on offer in this suburban mall setting. Inexpensive generous dishes include fresh rice rolls as an entre ($8), tofu with lemongrass and chilli ($12) and fried rice noodles with tofu ($10). Large portions, fresh food, no problem if you ask for no fish sauce or egg. Good for vegans and gluten free. Fully licensed - BYO (wine only).Takeaways available. Opening hours: 7 days 11.30am,-2.30pm / 5pm-10pm Shop 8 Fendalton Village cnr Clyde & Ilam Rd. Ph 351-7178
Willows Coffee and Tea House
Mainly vegetarian food and a very friendly atmosphere. Next to the Rudolph Steiner School and the Opawa Market. 275 Fifield Tce, Opawa. Ph 332 4951.
National chain of pizza joints with vegan and gluten-free options. Prices range from $8.50 - $17 for the ‘Sinister’ vegan pizza. Better than average vegetarian pizzas with flexibility to customise your pizzas by ordering your preferred toppings. Fries are cooked in canola oil. Online ordering available. Pickup/ delivery.
- 322 Harewood Road, Bishopdale. Ph (03) 359 2666
- 384 Ferry Road, Woolston. Ph (03) 389 8666
- Shop 9, 21 Shands Road, Hornby. Ph (03) 349 3666
- 70 Riccarton Road, Riccarton. Ph (03) 345 5666
- 137 Warrington Street, Shirley. Ph (03) 385 5666
- Shop 7, 303 Colombo Street, Sydenham. Ph (03) 337 1666
She Chocolat - Chocolaterie and Restaurant
She in Governors Bay is the home of Decadent Dates and other vegan chocolate treats. They also do inspired vegetarian meals in a beautiful setting overlooking Governors Bay. Gluten free specialists. Only the soup is vegan, but if you phone in advance, they can definitely organise vegan food. Opening hours: Daily 10am - 5pm. Full brunch/lunch menu available until 3pm. Always call first to check opening hours as these change seasonally. Ph: (03) 329 9825 Email: email@example.com www.shechocolat.com
Sema's Thai Cuisine
Arguably Christchurch's best Thai restaurant, Sema's is tops for vegetarians too. The staff are knowledgable about what vegetarians can and can't eat and they have the biggest vegetarian menu of any Thai restaurant we know of in Christchurch. Very reasonable prices. Always book your table as they are busy every night or just pop in for a takeaway. St Albans area, but walking distance from the city centre. 70 Edgeware Village mall (cnr of Sherborne and Edgeware Rds) St Albans Ph: (03) 377 4030 Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 11.30am-2.30pm, 5pm-10pm
Simo’s Moroccan Restaurant
Although Simo’s restaurant is closed due to being in the cordon they do have a deli/cafe in the Addington shopping complex on Lincoln Rd now. A small, but pleasant cafe that has cabinet food, coffees, smoothies etc. Lovely looking salads, and nice cakes. Ph: (03) 338-2882 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.simos.co.nz
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For vegan/vegetarian friendly hot chips and potato fritters etc, try these chip shops which do not cook in animal fat and are recommended by Christchurch vegetarians for their tasty food. Please notify us if you find that any of them have started using animal fat as businesses do change hands and food preparation practices can change. This list of chip shops is checked and updated periodically. If you wish to recommend any other chips shops which cook in vegetable oil and do tasty chips, please let us know so that they can be added to this list. Please note that as far as we are aware, most of these shops do not cook the vegetarian foods in separate fryers from the non vegetarian foods.
- 1040 Takeaways 1040 Colombo street, St Albans Ph: 379 2485.
- Ilam Seafoods 211A Waimari Rd, Ilam - Ph: 358 3339 Uses palm oil. The foods are cooked together.
- Stourbridge Fish & Chips 5 Stourbridge St, Spreydon Ph: 339 8388. Vegetable oil, all foods cooked together.
- Wassup Primo Fish & Chips 202 Waltham Rd (by Shakespeare Rd). Ph: 366 9679. www.wassuponline.co.nz. Text your order to 022 4 927 787