by Daryll Williams | November 1, 2019
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Chapter 6: Vegetarian & Vegan

Plant-based eating, it seems, has gained major traction in the Mother City, with a slew of quality vegetarian and vegan eateries popping up faster than you can sprout mung beans. Being (health-)conscious has never tasted this good.

 

Aubergine


Housed in a venerable old building said to date back to 1830, Aubergine makes for an unbeatable choice for a 5-star dinner, with a garden to sit in and enjoy the top-quality cooking of Harald Bresselschmidt.

Why go?

Creative, hearty dishes are served with some of the Cape’s best wines, several of which are made specially for the restaurant.

Details

  • a: 39 Barnet St, Cape Town
  • t: +27 21 465 4909
  • w: www.aubergine.co.za
  • h: Monday—Saturday: 6pm–10pm

Photograph: Aubergine


Foxcroft


Comprising a beautiful bakery and an award-winning restaurant that serves lunch and dinner, Foxcroft has seen a fast rise into becoming the darling of the Constantia set.

Why go?

Despite there being a fine-dining feel, it manages to not feel overworked or pretentious. And sitting outside in the shade of the fabulous oak trees ensures things are comfortably casual.

Details

  • a: Shop 8, High Constantia Centre, Groot Constantia Rd, Constantia
  • t: +27 21 202 3304
  • w: www.foxcroft.co.za
  • h: Monday—Sunday: 12pm–2pm, 6pm–8.30pm

Photograph: Foxcroft


Lekker Vegan


Lekker Vegan is in the business of ‘gourmet junk food’. Fill up on burgers, chips, Cape Town’s famous gatsby’s and soft serve—all vegan-friendly and cruelty-free.

Why go?

This is an indulgence for all diners alike, who want junk food with a little gourmet plant-based speciality thrown in.

Details

  • a: 37 Barrack St, Cape Town
  • t: +27 64 268 6959
  • w: lekkervegan.co.za
  • h: Monday—Thursday: 12pm–9.30pm, Friday—Saturday: 12pm–3am

Photograph: Lekker Vegan


Plant


For those yearning for alternatives to animal products, this vegan paradise sells vegan mozzarella, tasty mushroom biltong, take-away desserts and many other handy items to add to the pantry.

Why go?

This is the perfect spot for a summer lunch, as the fresh ingredients make for bright and inviting made-from-scratch platefuls of food.

Details

  • a: 8 Buiten St, Cape Town
  • t: +27 72 521 9252
  • w: www.plantcafe.co.za
  • h: Sundays: 9am–5pm, Mondays: 9am–9pm, Tuesday—Saturday: 7:30am–10pm

Photograph: Plant


Scheckter’s Raw


There’s a buzzing serenity around Scheckter’s, which single-handedly spearheaded Cape Town’s raw food revolution. Whatever organic craving you’re feeling, you can be confident that Scheckter’s can satisfy it.

Why go?

You won’t be able to get enough of the fresh, raw and super-healthy offerings.

Details

  • a: 98 Regent Rd, Sea Point
  • t: +27 21 434 1364
  • w: schecktersraw.com
  • h: Monday—Sunday: 8am–8.30pm
Scheckters Raw

Photograph: Scheckter’s Raw

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Featured image credit: Anna Pelzer