Bhakti Tree $ - Maitland Road, Mayfield. The Bhakti Tree is the new Hare Krishna centre offering great vegetarian food and yoga classes that include the spiritual teachings behind it. Yoga Wednesdays at 6pm for just $15 you can do a one hour yoga class and receive a meal. These classes are very popular. so arrive early. As this is a Hare Krishna centre there is yoghurt, ghee and cheese in some dishes. Make sure to check which dishes are vegan from the very helpful folks at the centre.
Bollywood Indian Cuisine $$ - 15 Mitchell Drive, East Maitland. There are plenty of tasty vegan curries and delicious appetizers, staff are always happy to confirm which menu items are vegan for you.
Darby Raj $ – Darby Street, Cooks Hill. Similar to Raj’s corner, but with fewer options. Friendly service, convenient and cheap. Check with staff about what is vegan and has been cooked with ghee or with oil.
Ghanda's Indian $$ - 103 Regent Street, New Lambton. This Indian restaurant has a number of vegetarian dishes that can be made vegan, ask staff to help you choose dishes that are or can be made without ghee or paneer. The eggplant and potato curry and roti made without ghee come highly recommended. Open for dinner
Raj’s Corner $ - Beaumont Street, Hamilton and Glendale Shopping Centre. Casual eat in or takeaway spot. Range of vegan options, just ask at the counter for advice. There is pre-prepared food or you can order some south Indian specialties from the a-la-carte menu. The plain dosa is excellent. Open lunch and dinner – late seven days.
The Spice Zone $ - Westfield Kotara. The Spice Zone has a selection of Indian curries and breads that are all vegan and clearly marked as such by signage. Even the naan here is vegan! Open for lunch 7 days.
Utsav Indian $$ - Pacific Highway, Charlestown. Like all good Indian restaurants at Utsav there is a separate vegetarian menu for entrees and mains, like even better Indian restaurants vegan options are marked on the menu with a (v) and there is plenty to choose from. Open for lunch Tuesday to Sunday and dinner seven days.