These are some of the world’s best vegan restaurants to tag on google maps.
Vegan and planning to travel overseas soon? Check out some of the best international vegan restaurants, including one here in Sydney.
Veganism is increasing in popularity as diners are more and more concerned with their health as well as with the environment. Whether this plant-based diet is a lifestyle choice or a treat for a day, there are many fine-dine options catering to vegans, and some of these include the world’s best restaurants.
Here are some creative and upmarket venues for vegans to dine out and experience an array of different flavours and cuisine on your next global adventure.
Yellow – Sydney, Australia
Located in Sydney, Yellow is a stylish Vegan restaurant and Wine Bar in Potts Point. Yellow was created by the award-winning team behind Bentley Restaurant + Bar, Monopole and Cirrus. It is regularly frequented by local celebrities and identities.
Yellow includes a six-course vegan-tasting menu, created by co-owner and chef Brent Savage and his team. The menu promotes unique heirloom vegetables, grown by local suppliers. Additionally, the all-inclusive wine list, by co-owner and sommelier Nick Hildebrandt, is designed to flawlessly complement the plant-based menu, with a wide range of vegan wines.
The Modern European and rustic-chic restaurant is the first vegan restaurant to be awarded two chef’s hats in the coveted Good Food Guide.
Address: 57 Macleay St, Potts Point NSW 2011
Eleven Madison Park – New York, USA
Located in the heart of New York City is the fine dining restaurant, Eleven Madison Park. The restaurant overlooks the beautiful Madison Square Park and sits at the base of a historic Art Deco building on the Corner of East 24th Street and Madison Avenue.
Eleven Madison Park was originally not completely meatless. The restaurant reopened in 2021 with a plant-based menu. Chef Daniel Humm said, “The current food system is simply not sustainable, in so many ways.”
Owned by Swiss chef Daniel Humm since 2011, the restaurant has evolved tremendously in both food and experience. With tasting menus of entirely plant-based courses that are guaranteed to want you to visit every day. If you prefer a light snack or a more abbreviated version of the menu accompanied by a drink, guests are also encouraged to visit the bar.
If this doesn’t sound amazing already, every dinner purchased at Eleven Madison Park allows them to provide meals to New Yorkers experiencing food insecurity, served in the Eleven Madison Truck.
Address: 11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010, United States
ONA – Arès, France
ONA is the first vegan restaurant in France to have been awarded a Michelin star. ONA stands for Origine Non-Animale, offering innovative vegan fine dining, with tasting menus of deliciously plated meals and a blooming terrace. With it’s rustic and simplistic exterior and interior, it is a perfect choice to dine.
The Restaurant was started in 2016 by Claire Vallée, a former archaeologist. It is located outside Bordeaux in Arès. She took inspiration from the seasons and her menu is created around 11 vegan courses with elective wine pairings. The food, cooked with passion includes discoveries of new senses and emotions and experimenting with complex and new flavours. Vallée explores this with cereals, fruit, vegetables, wild plants, aromatic herbs and more. Offering an innovative board of different tastes.
Address: 3bis Rue Sophie et Paul Wallerstein, 33740 Arès, France
Seven Swans – Frankfurt, Germany
Housed in Frankfurt’s narrowest building, Seven Swans, is a one-Michelin-star vegan restaurant known for its fantastic views, intimate and sleek interior and of course, its 100% vegan cuisine made from organic produce. The restaurant has a talent for interesting and creative flavour combinations. Although this may seem unexpected at first, this comes together beautifully.
Also known for its sustainability, Seven Swans has its own Michelin green star. Chef, Ricky Saward tells Michelin Guide “My cuisine was not “born” vegan, but has developed in that direction, especially thanks to the great produce from our own field. As a result, concepts like regionality, seasonality, “farm to table”, “root to leaf” are just as natural to me as the effort to conserve resources.”
Address: Mainkai 4, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
King’s Joy – Beijing, China
Beijing’s King’s Joy is a three Michelin star and one Michelin green star, veg-focused exceptional cuisine. King’s joy is one of two three Michelin-star restaurants in Beijing. A stone’s throw from Yonghe Temple, this restaurant is a former courtyard house that has been transformed to feature a glass-roofed dining room.
Only set menus are available, just ask for the vegan menu to be introduced to some incredibly flavoursome local foods, such as nuts and sweet honey locust with lotus seeds and peas. In addition to these amazing meals, a live harp performance is an added bonus to the elegant restaurant.
Address: 2 Wudaoying Hu Tong 国子监 Dongcheng, Beijing, China, 100027
Haus Hiltl – Zürich, Switzerland
Haus Hiltl is definitely one to put on the bucket list, being the oldest vegetarian restaurant in the world! Founded in 1898 as “Vegetarierhem & Abstinenzcafé”, the restaurant feels welcoming and warm. It has been serving amazing cuisine for 4 generations. Haus Hiltl has over 300 employees from over 80 nations.
With their values, and health indulgence – vegetarian and vegan, diners are promised fresh, local ingredients with homemade and creative dishes. This innovative restaurant is renowned for serving 100 homemade dishes, some vegan choices including vegan egg salad, red Thai curry and green Thai curry.
Address: Sihlstrasse 28, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland