Eat Meat Free in Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the gastronomical capitals of the world. Kloof Street just outside the City Centre has been termed “the street of a thousand restaurants”  by some people.  It really can be difficult to decide where and what to eat in Cape Town and finding something different is what many people look for.

Perhaps best known for seafood and meat dishes Cape Town does have some superb Vegetarian and vegan restaurants. There are only a handful of 100% meat free vegan, vegetarian and whole food restaurants in Cape Town. Here are 3 worth trying.


8 Buiten Street in Cape Town is the home of Plant.  This outstanding Vegan and Vegetarian  restaurant has soon found itself at the top of the list for those wanting to avoid meat in the eating. Promoting a compassionate, gentle and relaxed lifestyle the menu exemplifies what vegan and vegetarian eating should be. The menu is 100% meat free and includes some amazing meals that will have even biggest of meat eaters salivating and wanting more. All the food is freshly made and is consistently excellent. From curries and filling meals to wraps and of course a range of smoothies to die for make Plant a great place to go meat free.

The Hungry Herbivore

If there was ever a restaurant that converted people from eat to meat to not then the Hungry Herbivore is the place. Found at 11 Orphan Street in Cape Town The Hungry Herbivore has a menu that is beyond compare when it comes to plant-based eateries. The menu and the food on your plate are so good that you will want to come back every night of the week to try something new.  The hungry Herbivore is clever it what it does and its plan is to bridge the gap between comfort and convenience food. The restaurant more than succeeds and one never leaves hungry and when in a rush there is a wide choice of healthy on the go meals that can be freshly made fast.

Maharajah Pure Vegetarian Cuisine

Indian food has long been a favourite of Vegans and Vegetarians because of the spices used that bring out amazing flavours. Just outside Cape Town in Fountain Square, Rondeboch Theresa Peters will entice you and woo you with some sumptuous meals that are entirely meat free. One could be forgiven that she is cheating but she is not. One of only a handful of restaurants that are totally meat free in Cape Town Maharajah is a place where kormas and curries to life. Old family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation and improved are authentic and keep customers coming back for more.  Maharajah is trendy and very popular with students who pop in to either sit down and relax or take away a meal to head home and study.
Eating out is part of the Cape Town lifestyle and that very often means enjoying a glass or two of wine.  Drinking and driving is a concern among many people and can easily put a dampener on an evening out. For many years Rikkis has been the taxi name that springs to mind and Rikkis should be part of your night out. Safe and reliable and above all affordable Rikkis can take you to and from any of these restaurants and more in and around Cape Town.  Our drivers and local and if you need some help choosing a place to eat why not ask when you hop in your cab.

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