Use this page to find a number of great Hunter Region products and services that are vegan, or vegan friendly. If you have a suggestion for an addition or want you business listed email newcastleveganguide@gmail.com

Bath

Dana's Homemade Body Products - Bath bombs, scrubs, bath milks and more. 

Earthly Soap - Small batch vegan soap made from ingredients sourced locally and ethically. 

Golden Grounds Coffee Scrub
This coffee body scrub is all natural, smells amazing, is great for your skin and comes in recycled packaging. Even better for those who hate wrapping gifts it comes in this recycled coffee hessian bag, just grab a ribbon to tie it and you'll be set. 
Find Golden Ground this weekend at the Hunt and Gather evening markets or check out their Instagram account for more details.
 

Books

And So You Asked - 100% Vegan. This children's book is beautifully illustrated, with themes around environmentalism, social justice, kindness, equality and equal rights. Get this for every child you know. 

Bath


Scruffee Coffee Body Scrub
200g full-body coffee scrub in toasted coconut – for $15. It's a local Hunter product, handmade right here in Merewether. It's all-natural, 100% vegan ingredients include; roasted Arabica coffee, raw sugar, water, coconut, sea salt, organic coconut oil, grape seed oil & aloe vera leaf extract.

Raw.Suds
Raw Suds creates a range of cold pressed soap bars + three bath salts with benefits blends + shaving soap/cream for the guys + raw body salt and sugar scrubs. They use only essential oils and high quality cold pressed base oils with soap either having a natural mineral clay or organic tea within.
"It is of the utmost importance to us that we source all of the products we use are ethical + natural + don't cost our earth. We use absolutely NO palm oil! "
Raw Suds is available to purchase at Hunt and Gather Markets, Organic Feast East Maitland, and Twig and Moss at Maitland. 

Beauty

Bodhi - Charlestown. Various beauty services available. Check when booking which can be tailored to be vegan. 

Delicious Skin - 100% vegan. Nikki is a part-time Novacastrian and makes beautiful, natural skin care products that are vegan, cruelty free and earth friendly.

Happy Skincare - 100% Vegan. Natural and organic skincare. Happy Skincare also make Woohoo! Body Natural deodorant. 

The Hair and Beauty Project - Wickham. The Hair and Beauty Project at Wickham can tailor a range of services to be vegan and they use beautiful natural products from companies like Skin Juice, Eco Tan and Kester Black. Penny's tanning and waxing is already 100% vegan and they can tailor facials, manicures, pedicures and more to be completely vegan easily. You can also pick up a gift certificate or some great vegan beauty products from The Hair and Beauty Project.

Olivia Richards Makeup Artistry - Olivia Richards is a freelance makeup artist servicing Newcastle and the Hunter Region. Services include: makeup for weddings; photo shoots; special occasions; special effects makeup & lash extensions. All products used are cruelty free, services can be curated to be 100% vegan by request. Olivia has her Diploma in Specialist Makeup Services and a passion for makeup. Check out her Facebook page & website

Peach Makeup Artistry - Maitland. Available for bookings through Fleur Beauty at Organic Feast, Maitland as well as makeup artistry for weddings and events. 

The Organic Hair and Beauty Studio - Rutherford. Products used are all natural and cruelty free. Beauty, Hair Treatments and Tanning all available. 

RAWR Organics - 100% Vegan. Skincare products made in The Hunter. Free from palm oil, suphates and parabens. 

Cakes

Bonta Vera100% Vegan. Special occasion cheesecakes to order. 

Claire’s Vegan Cupcakes - 100% Vegan. Claire’s Cupcakes is a small locally owned business that produces fine quality baked goods. All products are dairy free, egg free and animal product free. Claire Johnson is the proud owner and the passionate baker who creates indulgent and decadent cakes for you. Claire's  also offer full size cakes for an occasion and a range of chocolates.

Cupcakes, Cupcakes, Cupcakes! - Located a Minmi. Vegan friendly. Bakes cupcakes, cakes and cafe cookies to order. 

Fifi La Femme - Charlestown. Vegan friendly. Order their chocolate or cardamom carrot cakes to order.

Luv Superfoods - 100% Vegan. Luv are found at Newcastle City Farmers Markets every Sunday, and Speers Point on Saturday as well as being stocked at a number of local cafes. Their beautiful raw cakes can be made special order for any occasion. Visit their website to contact them for more information. 

MamaP - Pacific Highway, Charlestown. 100% Vegan. 100% vegan & organic, mostly raw. Some raw cakes available in store ready to go, makes cakes to order as well. 

Raw Temple -  Beaumont Street, Hamilton. 100% vegan and raw, mostly organic. Whole raw vegan cakes to order, slices of cake available from the cabinet at any time. 

Romance With Cake - Elemorvale. Vegan friendly. Cakes for special occasions. Offers a vegan chocolate cake made to order.

Sweet Poison Cakes - Market town, Newcastle West. Vegan friendly. Sweet Poison will make custom occasion cakes on request in a number of flavours. 

Vonnie's Table One - Central Coast - 100% Vegan. Raw cakes and desserts made to order. Contact via Instagram to enquire about an order.

Catering

Bonta Vera - 100% Vegan. Make an enquiry about your special event held at, or catered by the Bonta team. 

Food & Beveridge - 100% vegan. Pop up at markets and events. Can do 100% plant based catering with a focus on health. 

Momo Newcastle - Vegan Friendly. Momo Newcastle can cater events large and small, send them an email to enquire. 

Relish Kitchen - Vegan Friendly. Catering for corporate events and special occasions. Relish Kitchen are owned by the same folks who run Blue Door, and have a great understanding of vegan food and catering. 

Pachamama Plantbased - 100% vegan. Located on the Central Coast this plant based caterer can travel to you. 

Sprout - Sprout kitchen is experienced in catering large events and vegan weddings. They have their own venue in Hunter Street Mall. 

Sushi Koo - Vegan friendly. Can make up vegan platters of sushi, inari and rice paper rolls. 

 

Drinks

Alcoholic

Inner City Winemakers
These folks make well crafted wine, all of their reds are vegan friendly and some of their whites. Call in to have a chat and pick a beautiful, vegan friendly wine for your celebrations or as a gift for a loved ones.

Krinklewood Organic and Biodynamic Wine - 

Kurrajong Vineyard - Pokolbin. All wines made after 2011 are safe from this vineyard and include a chardonnay, semillon, cabernet rose, verdelho rose, shiraz, cabernet blend, merlot and a shiraz temperanillo. 

Macquaridale Wines - 

Tyrell's Wines - A number of Tyrells top shelf wines are vegan. Check out the barnivore entry here
Wilde Gluten Free Raspberry Pale Ale
This gluten free beer is not just for coeliacs, it's light and refreshing, and sessionable without bloating. There are two flavours currently available, their regular pale ale and their raspberry pale ale. The raspberry flavour doesn't add any extra sweetness, but the rich berry flavour makes it a great summer celebration drink.

Non-Alcoholic

Serious Deliria Cold Brew Coffee 
No coffee machine at home, in love with simple iced coffees or simply a fan of the wonderful, clean flavour of a cold brew coffee? This is the product for you or the coffee lover in your life. You'll find Serious Deleria at the Newcastle City Farmers Market on weekends. 

Imbibe Water Kefir
If you're in need of more probiotics in your diet, a healthy alternative to fizzy drinks or alcohol, or just a tasty mixer for your gin that makes you feel a little bit healthy seek out Imbibe Living Water Kefir at your local health food store. 
Imbibe is made right here in Newcastle, this healthful elixir has been lab tested finding a whopping 26 billion active priobiotics in each bottle! There is a beautiful range of sparkling elixir flavours, each made with organic herbs. 
There is a huge range of stockists in the ACT, Sydney, the Central Coast and in Newcastle. Visit the Imbibe Facebook page to find your nearest stockist. Follow Imbibe Water Kefir on Instagram to find out about new flavours and the benefits of drinking this probiotic rich drink. 

Food

Girl Made Chocolate
Girl Made Chocolate is made right on the Central Coast with healthful, whole food ingredients by hand. There is a great range of flavours to choose from. Pink bits is filled with yummy goji berries, salted walnut is a nutty favourite and it is hard to beat the Australian native flavours like wattleseed. 

The Muesli Man
The Muesli Man
 muesli is made with organic ingredients, is vegan friendly, refined sugar free, sulphite and preservative free, and we offer a gluten-free option!

Roar Wholefoods
These lovely jars of raw vegan truffles come in a range of flavours and are delivered by bicycle! Flavours include cookie dough, mint chocolate chip, coconut rough, jaffa and snickers. Add a cute ribbon to your jar to make it extra special. 

Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

DMB Personal Training - 100% vegan. Dru is a vegan personal trainer and can give you personal training and nutrition advice. 

Holistic Health Honey - 100% Vegan. Cindra is one half of Two Feet Yoga and an experienced yoga instructor. As well as her yoga practice which includes acro-yoga and hip hop yoga teaching she holds wellness workshops and weekends. 

Kairos Massage and Healing - Darby Street, Newcastle. 100% Vegan. Offers full body and head, neck and shoulder massages. 

Saraswati Calder: Psychologist - 100% vegan.

Hairdressing

Alibi Room - Barber. Ask for Ian for cruelty free products and a great barber style hair cut. 

Hairfreaks2 - Honeysuckle With a wealth of experience, Hairfreaks2 are the leaders in fashion foward, cruelty free & vegan hair styling in Newcastle. They stock De Lorenzo, Hanz De Fuko, Jeval, Uppercut Deluxe & Kevin Murphy. Waiting lists can be a little long due to high demand for their expertise, so book ahead!

Kinfolk - Beaumont Street, Islington. Atlas runs this barber shop on Beaumont. She's looking in to vegan products, and will give you a great product-free barber style cut in the mean time, just let her know. There may even be a vegan beer on hand for an afternoon cut! 

KLG the Salon - Beaumont Street, Hamilton. Cut, colour and styling services. Student price available. 

The Organic Hair and Beauty Studio - Rutherford. Products used are all natural and cruelty free. Beauty, Hair Treatments and Tanning all available. 

Spa Treatments

The Hair and Beauty Project - Located through the doors of Wickham coffee spot Dark Horse Espresso is this hidden gem. Managed by Penny Coakes all five professionals have a focus on high quality, locally sourced products which are chemical free wherever possible. Penny can tailor her wonderful Skin Juice treatments to be vegan upon request. Book in for a manicure and expect a wonderful hand massage and fantastic Kester Black nail varnish, book in for a facial and receive five star treatment, with products that smell good enough to eat and a wonderfully relaxing environment. Penny also offers vegan waxing and tanning.

The Organic Hair and Beauty Studio - Rutherford. Products used are all natural and cruelty free. Beauty, Hair Treatments and Tanning all available. 

Jewellery

Megan Garner Designs - Hand stamped silver jewellery with text that promotes veganism. 

Raw Crystals Jewellery
These Novocastrian jewellers are making stunning crystal jewellery including necklaces, chokers, rings and more. They're now working with a beautiful vegan leather for some leather pieces. Their work can be purchased at Hunt and Gather Markets or online. 

Supermarkets and Shops with Vegan Specialty Products

The Commons - Beaumont Street, Hamilton. Vegan Friendly. Bulk food items and dried goods are available at The Commons. There's also a cafe to grab a coffee, tea, toast and sometimes something sweet while you shop! 
Eco Earth Traders - Wharf Road, Newcastle. This sustainable living store has plenty of earth friendly products and specialty vegan items. 
Hunter Organic Foods - The Junction. Home to the lovely Seed Cafe, Hunter Organics has a big selection of fresh and shelf organic foods with some vegan specialty items. 
Mojo Health Charlestown - Charlestown Square. This supplements store is filled with vegan specialty products. Pick up vegan icecreams, sweets, organic products and more.
Natural Tucker - Darby Street, Newcastle. Natural Tucker is mostly organic and has some bulk food items and cleaning products as well as plenty of vegan specialty items like Tofutti Ice-cream and Funky Pies.   
Nina's IGA - Beaumont Street, Hamilton. This is the most vegan friendly grocer in the region! Nina's stocks a HUGE range of vegan products. Not only that but all of their vegan products are marked with green labels on the shelf, cut down on your shopping time and discover new accidentally vegan products when you shop at Nina's. 
Organic Feast - East Maitland. Organic Feast is the largest organic grocer in the region and has a large selection of bulk foods, an large selection of bulk items and plenty of fresh produce. 

Tattooing

Emily Breadner Tattoos - Emily can be found a little further from Newcastle, at Gosford but her work is worth the travel time. Her entire process is vegan and her portraits of creatures are sure to delight any animal lover. Click on her name to check out her tattoos at the link. 

FLT Tattoo Studio in Hamilton
The artists at FLT are three young women who have set up their shop very recently with a fully vegan practice and the aim to be as environmentally conscious as possible, they plan on constantly updating their practice to reduce waste wherever they can. Not to mention the fact that they are all wonderful artists creating stunning tattoos.

Melanie Mitchell Tattoos - Melanie Mitchell works at Diabolik Tattoo currently and not only does she do awesome traditional style tattoos and make great art but she is also the owner of Bound Yoga Apparel. Click on her name to check out her tattoos at the link. 

Jade Lomax Tattoos - Jade Lomax works at Alien Art in Mayfield and her entire process is vegan, even selling great vegan tattoo aftercare products. She does monthly specials related to animals and comes highly recommended by the Newcastle vegan community. Click on her name to check out her tattoos at the link. 

Siarn Engels - Siarn is a tattooist at The Olde English Tattoo Parlour. She produces beautiful designs using black line work and stippling and specialises in mandalas. Her entire process is vegan including the transfer paper used. 

Other Services

Chris Hazel Art - Central Coast painter, takes commissions. 

Jess Jones Art - Takes commissions

Liss Finney Art

Gabb's Yoga for KIds - Kids Yoga Teaching from Gabrielle Vidler. 

Earthly Images - Photographer. 100% Vegan. Shannon produces gorgeous photographs and available to hire for weddings.