Best Vegan/Vege Restaurants in Byron Bay

There are an amazing range of restaurants and cafés in the hippy, surf town of Byron Bay. Most of them are healthy, organic and even vegan, often proudly sourcing their fresh produce from sustainable, local farms and providers.
The following restaurants are, in our opinion, some of the best vegetarian/vegan spots in town:

Manna Heaven
Probably the best restaurant in Byron! It’s a 100% not-for-profit veggie café. There menu offers awesome homemade vegan desserts. I recommend the tortilla salad bowls and lasagne with vegan cheese!

The Cardamom Pod
The forefathers in vegan cuisine! The Byron restaurant was started 14 years ago. Hot and cold vegan and vegetarian dishes with an indian twist! With low prices and a menu that caters to both vegetarian and vegan, it’s the perfect place to have a delicious salad (like the “famous” tofu and broccoli salad with grilled sesame seeds).

Mainly functions as an organic food store, but it does also have a great juice bar as well as a selection of lunch options (such as vegan or vegetarian pies, salads, pizza, salads and tarts). They offers beautiful organic salads and smoothies using produce from their own gardens. Endless raw vegan savoury pies, slices, and sweet treats!

Folk Café
Here is where you’ll get local, fresh, organic, mainly vegetarian fare served thoughtfully on old-school enamel kitchenware. Awesome vegan and veggie options for breakfast and lunch. Our faves are the breakie burrito and nourishment bowls! Folk gets busy on weekend mornings but it’s worth the small wait. The place is nice and quiet, perfect to have a break.

Have you been to Byron Bay? What were your favourite places to eat?