Bao Brothers Eatery | Market Stall, see website for details | Website
These guys make a mean vegan bao! Crumbed mushroom served with miso and vegan soy mayo, definitely one to check out next time you’re at the markets!
Black Circle Cafe | 4/12 Alma Road, New Lambton | Website
This cool cafe in New Lambton is decorated with album cover wallpaper and has a separate children’s play area. There’s only one vegan option on the menu (a veggie patty with salad and chips) but it is marked vegan and other items can also be customised.
Black Fox Bakers | Market Stall, see Instagram for details | Website
Setting up at various markets around Newcastle, Black Fox Bakers make some incredible vegan scrolls! If you don’t want to wait til the next market stall, you can find their treats at Darks Coffee Roasters, Apothecary Kitchen and a few other joints around Newy.
Darks Coffee Roasters | Hunter Stadium – 294 Turton Road, New Lambton | Website
Based in a little shipping container at Hunter Stadium, these guys serve amazing coffee (they roast it themselves). They’ve also got a selection of vegan treats from Mama P and Black Fox Bakers so you can have a little bite to eat with your caffeine hit.
Emerald Gardens | 88 Hobart Road, New Lambton (at Wests) | Website
This Chinese restaurant located within Wests New Lambton actually has mock meat on the menu! Many of the sauces apparently aren’t vegan but mock meat can be used instead of tofu in their other stirfry dishes.
Emporium 88 | 88 Hobart Road, New Lambton (at Wests) | Website
Who would’ve thought a Leagues Club would have so many freaking vegan options available?! Emporium 88 is connected to one of the main bars at Wests and offers a variety of dishes using falafel as the protein. Try the falafel sub, OMG it rules!
Ghanda’s Indian | 103 Regent Street, New Lambton | Website
The best Indian in Newcastle by far, plus they do home delivery! Most vegetarian dishes can be made vegan but my favourites are the batata bonda, aloo bhaigan and sizzling vegetarian.
Kombucha Zest | Newcastle City Farmers Market | Website
Kombucha Zest is by far the best kombucha I’ve tried and thank goodness you can get it in Newcastle! There are several stockists such as Organic Feast, Blue Door and sometimes Natural Tucker but you can also find them on tap at the Newcastle City Farmers Market every Sunday!
Luv Superfoods | Newcastle City Farmers Market | Website
These guys make some absolutely nuts raw cakes and you can find them every Sunday at the Newcastle City Farmers Markets! Try the Snickers cake, it’s AMAZING.
Newcastle City Farmers Market | Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow | Website
The Farmers Markets are held every Sunday from 8am and showcase an abundance of locally grown produce. A good place to grab some interesting vegetables like kale and purple carrots. Head to the Night Markets on Wednesdays in Spring and Summer for a mid-week market experience.
Kwon Mart | 230 Lambton Road, New Lambton | Website
An Asian grocery stocking mainly Korean and Japanese items. There’s a vegetarian freezer section full of Lamyong and Vmas products, plenty of dumplings and buns, interesting drinks and a variety of sauces.