Upmarket but informal restaurant. Uses
organic produce whenever posssible. Vegetarian and gluten
free choices available. Approx $15.00 entree, $30.00
main, $12.00 dessert. Set menu three courses $45.00.
All vegetarian restaurant. Mains $6.00 - $10.00 with miso soup
and green tea included. Popular with Chinese students.
Dont be deterred by the lack of English language skills
- they are pleased to see you and try very hard to be
helpful if you dont know your way around Chinese cuisine.
If you're not sure, try vegetarian beef on rice $6.50
. Its ample and very appetising, and hard to distinguish
from very tender steak.
East in the City,
266, High Street,
Christchurch Phone (03) 377 5868
All vegetarian and all vegan. One of around a dozen Asian
food outlets in this central city food court. Their lunch
time special offering a combination of three dishes on
steamed rice for $6.00 is great value.
Agreeably up-beat atmosphere in this pizza and pasta restaurant in trendy Sumner. Lush, audacious and surprisingly good toppings show an exuberant disregard for the pizza's humble origins - Morrocan spiced lamb with mushroom,capsicum, mango and tzatziki sauce!
There's more than pizza here - starters include antipasto and NZ green lipped mussels (not to be missed) There's a choice of salads, pasta, large and small pizzas and desserts. Vegetarian and gluten free options
You can mingle with the locals before dinner in the small stylish bar downstairs.
In the heart of Sumner, Christchurch's popular seaside suburb. Relaxed, informal atmosphere and great service in an attractive setting. Seating outside.
The restaurant menu is an unusual Cosmopolitan - Japanese fusion with Kiwi embellishments - a fresh approach to café fare
Ranges from BLT $7.00 or a full cooked breakfast $13.00,
to sushi with miso $9.50 and tea smoked chicken, smoked salmon or vegetarian stirfry noodles with veges $12.50. The entire menu is available as gluten free. They also offer delicious gluten free carrot, orange, and chocolate cake, and brownies. Huge range of chai and teas. Awaiting alchohol licence ( Feb 2005 )
A new addition (January 2005) to the Christchurch gastro scene.
Situated thirty minutes over the hills from city center
Vegetarian friendly, caters for dairy free and gluten free diets.
Where possible they use organic and freerange produce. Tapas bar in the evening
Seats approx 50, and more outside
Open 6 days 10 am to 10 pm ( Closed Tuesdays)
Not seen but have heard good reports
Dux de Lux, Restaurant Bars & Brewery
The Arts Centre,
cnr Hereford & Montreal Streets,
ph (03) 366 6919
A popular, long-standing Christchurch institution. "The Dux" was the first vegetarian friendly restaurant to set up in Christchurch.
In addition to the restaurant there are two bars, one with live music,
a cocktail lounge and an in-house brewery. Plenty of out door seating.
A reasonably substantial vegetarian menu with vegan options available.
Mains $18.00 - $19.00
11.0am - 9.30pm - seven days.
Gluten Free Fish and Chips
Odysssey Sea Foods
21B, Marriner Street,
ph (03) 326 5216
Traditional Kiwi staple, Fish and Chips, goes gluten free. Newly opened chrome and neon takeaway in trendy sea-side Sumner Village, with three or four tables if you prefer a very casual eat-in experience.
Tues, Wed, Thurs 12 noon -8.00pm
Fri & Saturday 12.00 noon - 9.00pm
Sunday - Closed
vegetarian vegan restaurant and takeaway
292 Selwyn Street,
ph (03) 365 9952
Specialises in 'miengin', a wheat based meat substitute.
Has its devotees despite an extreme no frills ambience and a tendency to sameness in flavour of the dozen or so dishes on offer.
Not for the conventional bon viveur - but you could get addicted. The price is certainly very reasonable and the radish cake is delicious.
All you can eat for $12.00. Takeaway $8.00
Dining - Thursdays and Fridays 5.00pm - 8.00pm
Also open for sale of miengin and other vegetarian products Thursday and Friday 11.00am - 8.00pm
A travellers guide to keeping fit and healthy eating away
from home.Whether you are visiting on business or
holiday, back packer, corporate traveller or tourist,
Christchurch offers you a wealth of easily accessible
exercise and keep fit options.
From swimming pools and aquajogging, mountain biking and
on road cycling, roller blading or in line skating, jogging,
trail running, golf, yoga, pilates, through to gyms and
If you're eating out there's a choice of restaurants
and cafes serving vegetarian and organic or "Smart Choice",
Heart Foundation approved dishes.
If you're self catering you will find a wide range of
Heart Foundation approved low fat, low salt products
as well as certified organic produce in supermarkets and
specialist health food shops.