Below is a list of the top and leading Vegetarian Restaurants in Tauranga. To help you find the best Vegetarian Restaurants located near you in Tauranga we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Tauranga’s Best Vegetarian Restaurants:
The top rated Vegetarian Restaurants in Tauranga are:
- The Nourished Eatery – vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurant
- Own Masala Tauranga – Indian restaurant offering a vegetarian menu
- Talk of India – a savoury blend of fresh ingredients and spices
- Takara Japanese Restaurant – popular dishes from Japan with a Kiwi twist
- The Barrio Brothers Tauranga – Mexican cuisines perfect for veggie lovers
The Nourished Eatery
The Nourished Eatery is a local spot in Tauranga, New Zealand serving vegetarian-friendly meals. The restaurant is situated at Willow Street and offers snacks, juices, and smoothies all made from nature’s finest produce. Their juice options include the Peter Rabbit, green wellness juice, and the passionfruit raspberry juice. Snacks can be creamy thyme mushroom, posh porridge, nourish fry up, wellness bowl, jackfruit burger, or hotcakes. The posh porridge is served with coconut whip, seasonal fruit and toasted nuts, wellness bowl is a mix of brown rice, seasonal vegetables, crispy tofu and Japanese sesame dressing, and the jackfruit burger features bbq jackfruit serving as patty complemented by spinach, cheese, pickle and tomato packed inside a sourdough bun.
Juices, Eats, Smoothies, Coffee, Milk, Healing Elixirs
“Just what I needed after hiking Mt. Maunganui. Healthy lunch options are fresh, tasty, and mindfully prepared. The green fitness bowl gave me the perfect refuel after climbing in the hot sun. A very enjoyable experience.” –Renae Cecilia
Own Masala Tauranga
Own Masala Tauranga is an Indian restaurant serving the entire Bay of Plenty community. They showcase the finest Indian cuisines using local ingredients and selected spices. Running for over 23 years now, the restaurant has made a mark in the food market as one of the leading providers of delectable menus that cater to various dietary requirements. Meat and vegetable lovers can experience a rollercoaster of flavours at Own Masala from sour and salty to sweet and spicy. The vegetarian section offers the palak paneer or homemade cottage cheese with spinach gravy, navrattan korma or mix vegetables topped with almond, gravy, and cashew, saag aloo or deep-fried potatoes, daal makhani or lentils cooked with butter and cream, and malai kofta or fried cottage cheese and mashed potatoes.
Palak Paneer, Navrattan Korma, Butter Paneer, Saag Aloo, Daal Makhani, Channa Masala, Mutter Paneer, Malai Kofta, Vegetarian Jalfrazie, Kadai Paneer, Aloo Gobi, Bombay Aloo, Tarka Daal, Methi Mattar Paneer
“The best ever Indian restaurant, best vegetarian options, not too spicy either. We could ask for anything outside the menu & we’d get it. Try coconut rice, so yummy! Good service and average prices. Can’t wait to go back.” –Delaine Jones
Talk of India
Talk of India is home to irresistible versions of classic Indian dishes. It was established in 1993 and became popular for its tandoori menu. The family-owned and managed restaurant was the product of Pradeep Patel’s commitment to showcasing the lovely meals native to his country. They also cater to vegetarian and gluten-free diets. The vegetarian section features the samosa, vegetable pakora, onion bhaji, aloo gobhi, aloo palak, paneer palak, aloo, navrattan korma, and the malai kofta. Samosas are triangular pastries filled with vegetables and deep-fried to perfection, vegetable pakora is a deep-fried vegetable menu, and the aloo gobhi is cauliflower and potato curry.
Navrattam Korma, Malai Kofta, Paneer Palak, Aloo, Dhal Makhani, Aloo Palak, Aloo Gobhi, Onion Bhaji, Vegetable Pakora, Samosa
“Went for the special vegan night, as advertised on Facebook. Two in our party of four were carnivores and could still order off the main menu. We’ve never had a bad meal at Talk of India, and the vegan night was just as delicious as their main menu. Independent restaurants are always so much better than chain ones.” –Helen Green
Takara Japanese Restaurant
Takara Japanese Restaurant can be found at The Strand, in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty region. It provides a mouth-watering menu of classic Japanese dishes to locals and guests. The word Takara translates to “jewel” in Japanese which describes its owner’s vision to be a treasured food establishment in the region. Known for their sushi, sashimi, and ramen, Takara Japanese Restaurant has the best versions of other popular specialties too. Vegetarians are welcome to explore their diverse menu including the vegetarian curry and teriyaki tofu. The vegetarian curry is a combination of rice, homemade curry sauce, and katsu vegetables and the teriyaki tofu has rice, light-battered tofu, and teriyaki sauce.
Teriyaki Tofu, Vegetarian Curry
“Delish as always. Lovely vegetarian meals.” –Dianne Hyde
The Barrio Brothers Tauranga
The Barrio Brothers Tauranga is a beloved Mexican eatery in the BOP region of New Zealand. They have a lovely outdoor and indoor dining area that can accommodate 80 people and an irresistible menu packed with classic Mexican staples. By sourcing from the best local farmers and suppliers, the restaurant can offer delicious dishes to meat lovers and vegetarians. Vegetarians would have a blast sampling their small bites, fajitas, quesadillas and chimichangas all customized to fit a vegetarian’s dietary requirement. Small bites’ options are flautas (corn tortillas), pepitas (toasted pumpkin seeds), chilli con queso (corn chips with spicy cheese dip), and jalapeños rellenos (jalapeño stuffed with three cheese mix). Vegetarian fajitas contain seasonal veggies roasted and cooked in chipotle sauce, chimichanga de vegetariana has spinach, mushrooms, feta, herbs, and black beans, and the quesadilla de vegetariana contains halloumi, pumpkin, cheese, and jalapeño.
Small Bites, Fajitas, Chimichangas, Quesadillas
“Great Mexican food. Have good options for vegetarians too. Staff is friendly.” –Harmeet Kaur