Your Vegan Food Guide to Queenstown

by tanlinesandtempeh

Queenstown has something to offer for everyone; hikers, bikers, partygoers, action seekers, and – you guessed it – vegans as well. You won’t go hungry as a vegan in Queenstown!


First things first, just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean you have to pass on the famous Fergburgers. They have two vegetarian options that you can easily veganize; the Holier Than Thou (my favorite) and the Ferg-lafel. Just leave out the aioli (and the yogurt) and you’re good to go. If you tell the staff that you’re vegan, they’ll give you some other options for the sauce. I would recommend the Mango Chutney!

Fergburger by the lake

Top tip: in order to avoid the long queue, timing is key. I’ve found that 3pm and 5:30pm work quite well.

Bespoke Kitchen

To be fair, this place is probably slightly over the average backpacker’s budget but it is so worth it. Bespoke kitchen is located close to the gondola with a nice outside area.

Treat yourself with this feast!

My recommendation: get the red velvet pancakes, they taste even better than they look!


This is my ultimate tip for after a night out. They have really nice, wholesome food. Whether you opt for a smoothie, a sweet bowl or a warm bowl – you’ll leave feeling refreshed and happy.

Feeling healthy AF

Bonus point: they care about sustainability and locally grown products.


This cute little place is easy to miss. It’s located in the Plaza Arcade at 30 Shotover Street. They have some vegan options for wraps and pies, as well as vegan desserts.

My first vegan pie in New Zealand

Lord of the Fries

This Australian chain is also located in Auckland. In Queenstown, they have a little store close to the gondola, right next to Bespoke Kitchen. Their menu consists of all-day breakfast burgers, burgers, sides, and milkshakes.

Fries with “Chicken” Nuggets

It might not be gourmet food and it might not look that appealing, but sometimes you just crave some fast food, and Lord of the Fries is definitely a good Option

Hell Pizza

Granted, this is also a chain. But the first (and thus far only) time, I’ve tried Hell Pizza was in Queenstown. Officially, they have one vegan pizza on their menu but you can veganize every single one of them. I had the vegan Mayhem and loved it.

Small but delicious

The only thing to keep in mind is that the small pizzas are really small (see picture below). So you might want to go for a large one if you’re hungry.

If you ever find yourself in Queenstown, make sure to check out these places and let me know how you like them!

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