This is a continuously growing list of vegan restaurants in Somerset West, Gordon’s Bay and Strand where you can conveniently eat on a vegan diet. This means that they have specific items on the menu, things that are easily veganised, or the chef would be up for making you something special.
Please note that all restaurant options have been verified through the menu or specific personal contact with the restaurant. Menus are subject to change, so always double check with your waiter whether the item you order is vegan.
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Last updated August 2017
For antipasti, Giovianni’s can offer you the beetroot carpaccio without gorgonzola and feta. The pizza bases and tomato sauce used on their pizza is vegan, therefore you are able to build a pizza to your liking without the cheese. Gluten free pizza bases are also available. Although the actual pasta is not vegan, the napoletana and arabiata sauces are, therefore they are able to offer you the Con Funghi risotto in a Napoli based sauce instead of the cream that is listed on the menu. Furthermore, the minestrone soup, greek salad without feta and all pizza bread without cheese is vegan.
Waterstone Village, Somerset West
For Breakfast The Millhouse Kitchen offers vegan pancakes with berry and maple syrup (soon), fruit salad and spinach, mushroom, tomato, avocado and rocket on toast. For lunch and dinner options they have tomato soup, gnocchi with butternut and spinach, tomato or mushroom risotto as well as a warm butternut, beetroot, quinoa and pumpkin seed salad. Please note that their pizza without cheese is not vegan.
Lourensford Estate, Lourensford Road, Somerset West
The Idiom Restaurant is able to offer you their mushroom salad without goats cheese and butter dressing on request. It consists of a combination of raw, pickled and glazed exotic mushrooms with toasted grains on a bed of young leaves. Moreover their pizzas without cheese are vegan friendly. Simply pick off the remaining meats and cheeses. For example the Puglia, containing burrata (remove), red onion, sweet red peppers with rocket and balsamic pearls, and the Campania with sun-dried tomatoes, salami (remove), chili and black olives.
Idiom’s Da Capo Vineyards, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Helderberg
Pajamas and Jam are more than able and willing to accommodate vegans in their popular eatery. They advise you to have a look at the menu and veganise certain items for yourself by removing for example the poached egg in the Healing Watercress, ask for the Beetroot glow wrap without goats cheese and to serve in a cabbage wrap, removing the chicken from the Watercress
Chicken salad and add avocado, or the Blushing Beetroot salad without cheese. Most importantly, they are able to make you a tofu scramble.
32 Van Zyl Street, Strand
All vegan and vegetarian health food restaurant and food shop in one. They have a gluten free and vegan lunch buffet, drinks, smoothies, and homemade products to choose from. They are however only open on week days from 9:00-16:00.
959 Sir Lowrys Pass Road, Gordon’s Bay
Pomodoro is a traditional italian family-owned take-away and sit-down restaurant. They offer a few vegan-marked items on their menu which include pasta Arrabiata, gnocchi Arrabiata and Napoletana as well as a focaccia bread. Furthermore, their pizza can also be veganised by asking for no cheese on one of their vegetarian pizza options. Gluten free pizza bases also available.
Lion Square, 4 Huising Street, Somerset West
95 Beach Road, Strand
Senor Onion is a Mexican deli that proudly also caters for vegetarians and vegans. They offer gluten free options as well. The menu includes burritos, quesadillas, nachos, salads, tacos and salad wraps. For all of these items there is a bean filling and you can ask for no sour cream and cheese to make it vegan.
19 Fountain Square, Somerset West (Enter parking from Caledon street)
Chelsea Cafe is a little coffee shop in the Chelsea Village which offers a few vegan options on their menu. These include a lentil, basil pesto and avocado open sandwich that is served all day, and a lentil and roast vegetable salad wrap (without feta).
Chelsea Village, 6 Bright Street, Somerset West.
Mugg n Bean have a few specially marked vegan items on their menus. Apart from asking for Smashed avo on toast, for breakfast they offer a power breakfast bowl option of pineapple, banana and coconut smoothie bowl. For lunch they have a coconut, carrot and ginger soup served with a toasted knotted bun. Furthermore they have salads that can be veganised the usual way.
(Patiently waiting for the plant-based milks to arrive as an option with coffee and tea).
Waterstone Village, Somerset West.
Somerset Mall, Somerset West.
First and foremost, Kauai uses Almond Breeze almond milk in their coffees. Enjoy all your favourite warm drinks with almond milk instead of cow’s milk.
On the breakfast menu they have smashed avocado on toast. Smoothies include The Cleanser, Vitamin See and Tropical Greens. Note that the coconut-infused water contains honey so watch out for that in smoothies like the Mango Berry and Nature’s Protein, etc that may seem vegan-friendly. The Nature’s Protein Smoothie can be veganised by replacing the coconut-infused water with almond milk. Furthermore they have an array of fresh raw juices (Floo Juice, Heart Beet, CBC, Helper, Your Daily Greens) and shots (Ginger Shot, Floo Shot) to enjoy.
Now for the actual food! Make the wraps, warm bowls and salads vegan friendly by removing chicken (and save R24!) and feta. Try the Harvest, Thai Crunch and Mexi wraps, the Thai Crunch salad and the Mexi and Asian Rainbow Bowls. These items do not contain any non-vegan items in for example the dressings.
If you don’t believe me, you can check out their special vegan options right here.
Somerset Mall, Somerset West.
This coffee café offers a handful of vegan options marked on their menu. They include light meal items such as a roast vegetable and cous-cous bowl and also a steamed cauliflower and broccoli bowl with a lemon & nut dressing. In addition to the market items they do have extras available such as breads, avo, guac, mushrooms, tomatoes, chips and side salads. They make it easy to whip something together for yourself.
Vergelegen Centre, Old Sir Lowry’s Pass Road, Somerset West
At Roco Mamas you can create your own burger using their veggie patty which is vegan and top is with whatever vegan topping you would like. Moreover they also have a salad that you can ask for to make vegan.
Shop 314 & 315, Somerset Mall, Somerset West
The usual vegetable, avo or cucumber fashion sandwiches, maki and california rolls.
Be sure to ask for no mayo or cream cheese that could sneak in.
Centenary Drive, Somerset West
All these vegan restaurants in Somerset West, Gordon’s Bay and Strand are thanked for their friendly accommodation.