Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Options

Bocados $$$ - King Street, Newcastle. This Spanish restaurant has a good range of vegan friendly smalls and will also veganize their paella for you. On the pricey side, but great service and beautiful food. Open for dinner.

Mustafa's Kebab House and Cafe $ - High Street, Maitland. This kebab shop will whip you up a super tasty kebab. The owners are friendly and helpful, the felafels are not to oil or dry, and the baba ganouj is home made and delicious. There are heaps of toppings to choose from, including the more unusual carrot, beetroot, pickles, olives, mushrooms and dolmades. You can also grab roasted nuts and dolmades for a snack. There are some tubs of non-dairy ice cream and sweets, but we have yet to confirm whether these are vegan friendly. 

Sephardim $$ - Warners Bay. Sephardim offers a taste of the Mediterranean with dishes that have influences in Spanish, Turkish and Egyptian cuisine and much more. They offer a completely vegan menu with plenty of delicious options to choose from. You can read the full review and check out the pictures here. 

Zaaki's Espresso $ - Maitland Road, Mayfield West. This new little cafe located at the small strip of shops at Mayfield West serves up a perfect coffee on Bonsoy and have been rocking some beautiful felafel plates lately. Open seven days.