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Café Strive

Café Strive vegetarian restaurant in Morningside, Gauteng
Café Strive was started in early 2010 and focuses on healthy and delicious food for all types of people. From the busy corporate person to the active sportsman who needs a little extra boost in his day.

They offer, gluten, dairy, egg and sucrose free meals/desserts. Their freshly squeezed juices and healthy buffet are excellent for people on the move.
Vegetarian / Restaurant
Telephone number 011 783 5146
Fax number N/A
Email address cafestrive@mweb.co.za
Website address www.cafestrive.co.za
Physical address 100 South Road, Morningview Shopping Centre, Morningside, Johannesburg
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Cafe Zing!

Cafe Zing! Sandton, Johannesburg
Cafe Zing! is the resident restaurant at The Regent and is an elegant setting to enjoy decadent, healthy and fresh food. The best natural and organic ingredients are sourced from passionate suppliers to create food that is truly nourishing.

Some of the options available:
Organic rolled oats soaked in apple juice with cranberry, almonds and coconut shavings;
Spicy Mexican chickpea salad;
Thai vegetable wraps;
Vegetarian burger with a butternut & lentil patty and guacamole;
Raw special/dessert of the day;
Vegan chocolate macaroons and vegan chocolate buckwheat clusters.
World Fusion / Restaurant
Telephone number 011 581 0232
Fax number 086 554 5041
Email address ansel@cafezing.co.za
Website address www.cafezing.co.za
Physical address The Regent, 21 West Road South, Morningside, Sandton
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Conscious 108

Conscious 108 vegan restaurant in Johannesburg
This all vegan restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and is situated in Greenside, Gauteng. They offer a variety of lunch, dinner and dessert options at affordable prices. Some of the menu items include gluten-free wraps, burgers, vegan bunny chows, soy-based ice cream, bubblegum cupcakes and fair trade coffee.

They have a set menu for lunch and dinner, but also offer a specials menu during dinner service. They are open for lunch from 11:00 to 17:00 and dinner service start from 18:00 until 21:30. They are closed only on Tuesdays and close at 15:00 on Sundays.
South African / Restaurant
Telephone number 011 646 7250
Fax number N/A
Email address hello@conscious108.co.za
Website address conscious108.co.za
Physical address 108 Greenway, Greenside, Johannesburg
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Dukes Burgers

Dukes Burgers of Greenside, Johannesburg
Dukes Burgers really do make a fine range vegetarian burgers. They use only the very finest ingredients. They are all about conscious cooking, focusing on getting everything fresh from the farm and only using ingredients that are in season. They make it all from scratch – baking their own buns.

The vegetarian fare is prepared separately and they even have wheat-free rolls – ensuring that they truly cater to all tastes.
North American / Restaurant
Telephone number 011 486 0824
Fax number N/A
Email address info@dukesburgers.co.za
Website address www.dukesburgers.co.za
Physical address 14 Gleneagles Road, Greenside, Johannesburg
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Free Food

Freefood
Free Food's quality, conscious meal options have featured in all great health stores since 2007. Free Food has moved its production to a more suitable and accessible premises - they'll continue making your favourite convenient meals, best quality vegan burgers, wheat/gluten free pizza bases/wraps and Cocoa Cocoons.

They invite you to their Kitchen of Infinite Possibilities... their creative space and work environment.  Come say hello and check out the week's 3 specials, tell them what you would like to eat... put bum on bench at their 3m long communal table - they'll shout when your order is ready!
Vegan / Restaurant
Telephone number 082 406 4699
Fax number n/a
Email address ariel@freefood.co.za
Website address www.freefood.co.za
Physical address 5b Reithmere, corner Corlett Drive and Delta Street, Melrose, Johannesburg
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Fresh Earth Food Store

Fresh Earth is a natural food company with a vegan and vegetarian restaurant in Johannesburg
The chef loves to create the best quality meals from scratch, because he knows that food in its purest form is the best tasting and most nutritious food available. Only natural and organic ingredients are used.

And this food is readily available at this vegetarian restaurant, which offers a full a la carte menu, weekday buffets and an all-you-can-eat "Table of Abundance" Saturday buffet. Open M-F 08-17:00 & Sat 08-16:00 hrs.
Vegetarian / Restaurant
Telephone number 011 646 4404
Fax number 011 646 4370
Email address info@freshearth.co.za
Website address www.freshearth.co.za
Physical address 103 Komatie Road, Emmarentia, Johannesburg, Gauteng
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Fruits and Roots

Fruits and Roots - a wonderful vegetarian restaurant located in the heart of Jo'burg
A wonderful vegetarian restaurant located in the heart of Jo'burg that caters for vegans. This is supported by a large shop that caters for all the needs of both vegetarians and vegans. 
Vegetarian / Restaurant
Telephone number 011 463 2928
Fax number 011 463 2917
Email address robert@fruitsandroots.co.za
Website address www.fruitsandroots.co.za
Physical address Shop G13 Hobert corner Shopping Centre, Bryanston
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Gingko

Gingko in Parkview, Johannesburg for vegan breakfast and lunch
Gingko provide a range of vegan breakfasts and lunches, baked goods and drinks, with a strong focus on fresh, organic ingredients, without preservatives or colourants. They offer an extensive array of gluten free, sucrose free, dairy free and vegan foods which are just as delicious as everything else that they make. They have a variety of a la carte dishes which change weekly. The buffet is always vegan friendly.

Their operating hours are: Tuesday to Friday - 7am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am to 5pm, closed Mondays.
World Fusion / Restaurant
Telephone number 011 486 3361
Fax number 011 646 4413
Email address info@gingko.co.za
Website address www.gingko.co.za
Physical address 61 Dundalk Ave, cnr Roscommon, Parkview, Johannesburg, 2122
Latitude -26.1666667,  Longitude 28.0333333
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Greenside Café

Greenside Café for happy, healthy, loving vegan food in Jozi
Nestled in the heart of Greenside you will find a new treasure to treat your taste buds. The Greenside Café is Jozi’s first 100% pure vegan restaurant, owned and run by Dimitri Gutjahr. Their focus is on whole food and they do provide some raw options. They have won best of Jo'burg 6 years in a row and they love what we do.

Our health is our wealth, and good nutrition is one of the ways which makes the Greenside Café the place to be!
Vegetarian / Restaurant
Telephone number 076 689 8983
Fax number 086 670 9438
Email address thegreensidecafe@live.com
Website address www.thegreensidecafe.co.za
Physical address 34 Gleneagles Rd, Greenside, Johannesburg, Gauteng
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Hodges Coffee House & Restaurant

Hodges Coffee House & Restaurant
Hodges Coffee House & Restaurant is not an exclusively vegan restaurant, but they offer a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options. All vegan dishes are cooked and prepared seperately. Some menu items include a home made vegan burger served with hummus, tramezzini with roasted vegetables, a marinated tofu and greens salad and a vegan BLT.

Hodges also make their own vegan bacon and sausages. They offer wheat-free options, such as wheat-free home made granola with fruit and soy milk. All drinks can be served with soy milk and they also have a delicious fruit and tofu smoothie that is worth a try.
South African / Restaurant
Telephone number 011 880 5010
Fax number 011 880 1444
Email address donald@hodges.co.za
Website address www.hodges.co.za
Physical address The Colony Shopping Centre, Craighall Park, Johannesburg
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Indian Cooking with Alexis Kriel

Alexis Kriel teaches vegan Indian and world cuisine cookery classes in Johannesburg. She lived in an Indian temple for 10 years where she learnt the ancient art of combining spices. These classes are hands-on, for small groups, in a private kitchen in the upmarket enclave of Atholl, Sandton.

This is an authentic experience and a fun night out. Alexis is also available for vegan catering.
Indian / Catering Service
Telephone number 084 517 2484
Fax number N/A
Email address alexis@alexiskriel.co.za
Website address www.alexiskriel.co.za
Physical address 58 Maple Drive, Atholl, Gauteng, 2196
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Kaldi's Coffee

Kaldi's Coffee is a relaxed and comfortable place where different people, from the ordinary man in the street, to artists and corporate professionals, meet to enjoy our Ethiopian Coffees which we roast in store. They have now introduced some strictly vegan meals, available Mon-Fri and an option of vegan friendly catering on request.

Kaldi's prides itself in looking at being part of the global eco friendly society by introducing vegan meals to their existing clients and new, expanding vegan customer base.
South African / Restaurant
Telephone number 083 757 0277
Fax number 086 238 3497
Email address mokwenammabatho@gmail.com
Website address N/A
Physical address No. 1 Central Place, Jeppe and Henry Nxumalo street (Kaya FM building), Newtown, Johannesburg (opp. Mary Fitzgerald square and Africa Museum)
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Leafy Greens Cafe & Shop

Leafy Greens Cafe in Muldersdrift is vegan
A vegan café and shop situated on a beautiful organic farm in Muldersdrift. Leafy Greens use all the organic fresh produce from their own gardens.

They serve fresh fruit juices, wheatgrass and smoothies. They make gluten-free breads and use vegan butter.

Customers are free to meander through their gardens. Visit Leafy Greens Cafe and be a vegan for the day!
Vegan / Restaurant
Telephone number 082 882 7300
Fax number N/A
Email address mytable@leafygreens.co.za
Website address www.leafygreens.co.za
Physical address Plot 328, Rocky Ridge Road, Muldersdrift, Gauteng
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Mexican Fresh

Mexican Fresh restaurant, Johannesburg

Inspired by the original clean, fresh flavours of Mexican food, Mexican Fresh brings South Africa a new taste concept. It embraces the unique flavours of true Tex-Mex cooking, resulting in a menu of wholesome, flavourful food prepared fresh and tasty.

All dishes can be accompanied with the sides of your choice, such as guacamole, pico de gallo, Mexican rice, fresh salsa and refried beans. Dishes do not come spicy, but chilli can be added, according to your personal taste preference.

All the vegetarian options can be adjusted to exclude the sour cream or cheese and replaced with refried beans.

Mexican / Fastfood
Telephone number 011 326 2276
Fax number N/A
Email address info@mexicanfresh.co.za
Website address www.mexicanfresh.co.za
Physical address Riverview Centre, cnr Conrad and Hillcrest, Blairgowrie
Epsom Downs Shopping Centre, cnr William Nicol and Sloane, Bryanston
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Mezepoli Melrose Arch

Predominantly Greek with a few flavours of the Mediterranean.

The Mezepoli menu is meze based which means all their dishes are designed to be shared. They have vegan meze options, salads and fresh vegetarian sushi that represents excellent value for money.
Mediterranean / Restaurant
Telephone number 011 684 1162
Fax number N/A
Email address melrose@mezepoli.co.za
Website address www.mezepoli.co.za
Physical address SL26, Melrose Arch, Whiteley Road, Melrose North, Johannesburg
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Phat Panda

Phat Panda
Each item on the Phat Panda menu is prepared to order using authentic ingredients and a unique blend of imported herbs and spices. Their mouth-watering menu is a celebration of modern Asian cuisine. It is a feast of sumptuous and unique dishes co-designed by a Malaysian chef (with over 20-years experience in Asian cooking) and a local South African chef.

Phat Panda offers a uniquely fresh, vibrant and visibly appealing take-out experience brimming with great taste. There are 4 vegan options, including chilli vegetable curries and a crispy barbeque tofu dish.
Asian / Fastfood
Telephone number 012 348 9533
Fax number N/A
Email address info@phatpanda.co.za
Website address www.phatpanda.co.za
Physical address Glenfair Boulevard, Cnr Lynwood Road and Daventry Road, Lynwood Manor, Pretoria
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Shayona

Shayona
A catering operation to support Swaminarayan Hindu Mission charities. It specialises in sweetmeats and savouries, with a bit of takeaway on the side. Everything is made on the premises. They also have a pizzeria that serves 100% vegetarian range of pizzas, pastas and Chinese delicacies.

The Mayfair restaurant also has a shop where you can stock up on rice, beans, spices, etc.

They do use ghee and paneer in some of their dishes, but if you speak to the staff, they will indicate which dishes are dairy free.
Indian / Restaurant
Telephone number 083 377 4395
Fax number N/A
Email address N/A
Website address swaminarayan.co.za/Shayona.htm
Physical address Laudium: Cnr Jewel & 13th Street;
Mayfair: 72-74 Church Street;
Lenasia: 8A Eland Street, Lenasia Ext 2
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Simply Divine Vegetarian

Simply Divine Vegetarian
Simply Divine is the benchmark in vegetarian cuisine! Combining mouth watering flavors and the freshest ingredients the Simply Divine team bring vegetarian cuisine from around the world...to you!

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10:30 - 19:00; Sat: 10:30 - 16:30.
World Fusion / Fastfood
Telephone number 0763945224
Fax number n/a
Email address simplydivinepureveg@gmail.com
Website address www.facebook.com/ SimplyDivineVegetarian
Physical address Blairgowrie Plaza, Cnr Susman & Conrad Drive (road facing, next to DJ School)
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Spiceburg Restaurant

Spiceburg Restaurant is the only restaurant which specialises in south & north Indian cuisine as most other restaurants simply prepare northern Indian. There is a huge difference between south & north Indian cuisine.

Upon request Spiceburg can offer about 8 vegan dishes, but you have to ask the waiter for these specifically.
Indian / Restaurant
Telephone number 011 486 2255
Fax number N/A
Email address spiceburgrestaurant@yahoo.com
Website address N/A
Physical address 141 Greenway Road, cnr Gleneagles and Greenway, Greenside, Johannesburg
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The Bad Tempered Chef Cooking School

Chef Ashley gives hands-on vegan and raw cooking lessons in her coffee shop in Gallo Manor. The lessons include the preparation of 2 starters, 2 main courses, 2 desserts and 2 side dishes; then you will sit down and enjoy your delcious efforts!

Lessons take place in the evenings or on Saturday afternoons and last about 3 hours. Then course will show you how to put a complete vegan meal together.
Vegan / Catering Service
Telephone number 071 112 7959
Fax number N/A
Email address fabfoodco@gmail.com
Website address N/A
Physical address Coffee Shop @ Manor, Morning Glen Shopping Centre, cnr Kelvin and Bowling Ave, Gallo Manor, Johannesburg
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The Good Luck Club

The Good Luck Club, Sandton
It is a hip and happening place. The food is always fresh and delicious. The Asian-inspired menu will have your mouth watering right from the starters – think vegetable spring rolls and delicious butternut dim sum – and the noodles may just be the yummiest out there (bokchoy stir-fry/five spice tofu stir-fry).
Asian / Restaurant
Telephone number 011 447 3816
Fax number N/A
Email address hi@thegoodluckclub.co.za
Website address www.thegoodluckclub.co.za
Physical address 3 Corlett Drive, Sandton
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Vegan Treatery

Vegan Treatery
Queen of Tarts, t/a VEGAN Treatery, is a home based business with strong interests in offering alternative options for food and products. VEGAN Treatery was created to promote and offer vegan foods, which are delicious, healthy and affordable. Having participated in the World Wide Vegan Bake Sale project since 2013, the ladies embrace the challenge of developing, sourcing and creating customers' unique catering requests.

You can purchase their ready made vegan treats from most Animal Care and Activist Markets and at the Uncle Tim's Centre Sunday Country Markets, Benoni, on the first Sunday of the month.
Vegan / Catering Service
Telephone number 010 215 0140
Fax number N/A
Email address queencakes.tarts@gmail.com
Website address vegantreatery.greensstr.com
Physical address 1 Saint Luke Street, Hurlyvale, Edenvale
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VeGen

VeGen catering service
With mindful eating comes a lot of planning and preparation and that is why VeGen was started. VeGen offers a variety of ready-cooked lunch and dinner meals. All ingredients used are fresh and preservative-free and nothing comes out of a tin. Meals are prepared with health fanatics in mind using just the right combination of food groups to deliver nutritious, healthy vegan meals to your front door.
Vegan / Catering Service
Telephone number 082 454 0927
Fax number N/A
Email address genyagluckman@gmail.com
Website address facebook.com/vegendelivery
Physical address Morningside
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Vikram's Indian Fine Dining

Vikram's offers a sophisticated meal experience in a beautiful ambience. The most authentic ingredients combined with the expertise and experience of our Indian chefs make every meal a truly unforgettable experience.

We offer a wide selection of mouth watering vegan items in our menu, from starters to main courses. Some of the other dishes can possibly be made in a vegan way if specified.
Indian / Restaurant
Telephone number 011 467 9409
Fax number 011 467 9442
Email address vikram@vikrams.co.za
Website address www.vikrams.co.za
Physical address Shop LL - 44 & 45 Lonehill Shopping Centre, Lonehill Boulevard, Lonehill
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Vintage India

Vintage India, Rivonia
Vintage India welcomes you into its plush dining hall. The soothing ambience is complemented by attentive service and an outstanding menu, delicately planned by their executive chef from India.

Vegan options: Chana Masala, Dhaba Aloo Baingan, Brinjal Rice, Veg Chilly Milly, Veg Kolhapuri, Tandoori Veg, Veg Fried Rice, Mushroom Fried Rice, Hakka Noodles, Tawa Veg and a lot more. Just ask your waiter to make your food with out any dairy products.
Indian / Restaurant
Telephone number 011 234 9482
Fax number N/A
Email address vintageindiasa@yahoo.com
Website address vintagehotelandrestaurants.com
Physical address 47 Autumn Road, Cnr 12th Avenue & Rivonia Road, Rivonia, Johannesburg
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