Pub grub and Bar Nosh
Bar Toto $$ - Ocean View Rd, Ettalong beach. This trendy bar at Ettalong offers aquafaba (chickpea liquid) instead of eggwhites in some of their classic cocktails for a great vegan, egg free alternative. Open Wednesday - Friday evenings, lunch & dinner on Saturday & Sunday.
Basement on Market Street $$ - Market Street, Newcastle. This little bar serves up a range of beers, great cocktails (ask for the egg free ones) and Batlow cider. The vegan options include a divine felafel roll with pickles and beautiful house made dips with bread. Open for dinner seven days.
Central on King $$ - King Street, Newcastle. This craft beer joint will rustle you up a vegan option from $20-25 with a little notice. Give them a ring a day or two ahead and make a booking.
Coal & Cedar $$ - Hunter Street, Newcastle. This speakeasy bar doesn't have any vegan options on the menu, but the staff will happily whip up a vegan board of nibbles including raw, cooked and pickled veg along with some crackers and breadsticks while you sip on their devilishly good cocktails.
The Crown and Anchor Hotel $ - 189 Hunter Street, Newcastle. The main attraction here is Tuesday night $2 tacos, or $2.50 with guacamole, there is always a vegan filling and cheese and sour cream, along with guac are optional extras. These are really filling. We wish they'd make a vegan option on their corn cobs though! They look really good. This delicious dinner for $7.50 can't be beat in our books. On other nights there's a vegan salad and plenty of sides that you can put together to form a meal. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days.
The Family Hotel $$ - 635 Hunter Street, Newcastle. Recently opened The Family Hotel is doing a great job catering pub grub for vegan customers with stacks of vegan options and a 100% dog-friendly dining room! Follow their specials online to see when vegan specials will pop up on other nights. Open seven days for lunch and dinner.
Greenroof $ - Tudor Street, Hamilton. This trendy pub in Hamilton has a few yummy vegan options on the menu to tempt you while you enjoy a Young Henry's beer or cocktail from the menu. Open for lunch & dinner.
Money Penny $$ - This lovely spot at Honeysuckle will mix you a gin or whiskey with freshly juiced apple juice and does some fresh vegan rice paper rolls and veggie gyoza, great options for those watching oil and salt intake. Lovely for an afternoon drink over the water. Open for lunch and dinner.
The Hop Factory $$ - Darby Street, Cooks Hill. Check with staff for hidden animal products in breads etc, they're happy to veganize veg options where possible. Open for lunch and dinner.
The Lass O-Gowrie $ – Railway Street, Wickham. The Lass always has something tasty and pub grubby to be found on their menu!
King Bill IV $$ - Maitland. Restaurant in Maitland serving fine food and craft beers. For breakfast grab some toast and add some vegan sides, at lunch and dinner there's a dish of warmed olives, and the tree hugger pizza, ask for it without cheese. Open from breakfast til late.
The Oriental Hotel $$– Bull Street, Cooks Hill. A well loved beautiful, old pub in Cooks hill the pizza restaurant out the back will put together a vegan pizza for you on request.
Parry Street Garage $$ - Parry Street, Newcastle West. This huge eatery in Newcastle West will happily veganize a veggie pizza for you. Head in with mates and enjoy some great cocktails on a nice afternoon. Open seven days for lunch and dinner.
Pinnochio's Wine & Pizza Bar $$ - William Street, Gosford. Book a table at Pinnochios for a nice night out. Their menu has two dedicated vegan pizzas and you can request to have the cheese on the vegetarian options changed to notzarella to be made vegan. A number of the entrees, salads and antipasti are vegan or can be made vegan on request with items like polenta chips and bruschetta available. Open Tuesday - Sunday for lunch and dinner, but dinner only on Saturday.
The Burwood Inn $$ - Merewether. Occasional vegan options.
The Williams Bar $$ - Scott St, Newcastle. This bar and tapas restaurant caters to vegans fantastically with notice. Book for a group of vegans and they'll create a vegan menu just for you!