Don’t forget that the Christchurch Vegetarian Centre sells a range of kiwi veggie cookbooks, colourful nutrition charts,  pens with veggie slogans, reusable shopping bag with an eco veggie message, badges and vegan fair trade chocolate bars.  Just click ‘Shop with us’ in the menu bar.


Alternative Pharmacy/Whakaranu

Ollie Pacific Health New Zealand Ltd – provides vegetarian DHA oil and supplements and a wide range of soymilk and tofu making equipment. 0800 655 4369


Animal Rights Merchandise/Taonga Whakamana Kararehe

Animal advocacy charity, SAFE.  Campaign information and merchandise.  Cruelty-free resources and support.   Volunteering and Membership opportunities. 168A Hazeldean Road, Addington, Christchurch 8024.  Ph: 379 9711,,


Asian Foods/Kai No Ahia

Guruji Indian Supermarket – Guruji sells a wide variety of lentils, legumes, nuts, Indian spices and foods. Good stuff for vegetarians plus lots of heat and eat pre-cooked vegetarian curries etc. Open 7 days. 1/ 103 Gasson Street, Sydenham, Christchurch and 12 Bath Street (behind South City Shopping Centre), Christchurch.  Ph: 374 5222; 021 617352.;

Kosco – This Asian supermarket chain sells fried tofu and fresh tofu at a very good price. It also stocks Linda MacCartney products (except the Papanui shop) such as pies and sausages.

227 Blenheim Rd Riccarton
92A Riccarton Rd Riccarton
209 Waimairi Rd Ilam
29 Main North Rd Papanui
201 Marshland Rd Shirley

S N Market – This corner dairy has a vast array of spices, pickles, oils, peas, beans, nuts and large jars of sundried tomatoes and olives. It sells in bulk which is great value and has some Ayurvedic preparations too. 282 Colombo Street, Sydenham (cnr Milton and Colombo). Ph 332 6898

Vegetarian World – 180c Yaldhurst Road, Avonhead, Christchurch.

Yogiji’s Food Mart – Specialises in Indian groceries, food ingredients, spices, ready mix and so.  569B Colombo Street, Christchurch, 8011, opposite from South City.   Shopping Hours: Monday – Saturday 9.30-6.30, Sunday 10am-6pm.   Phone: (03) 372 3434.



Breadman Organic Bakery – This certified organic 100% vegetarian bakery specialises in European style artisan breads and does not use any eggs, diary, animal products, GE products or artificial preservatives in their products, hence they are suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Some breads do use a minute amount of honey in the starters; these are labelled as vegetarian.  “We think we probably have one of the widest range of vegan bread products in NZ!” They pride themselves of careful selection of organic ingredients and use of traditional baking methods, while striving to maintain affordable products. They also make a vegan diary free coconut yoghurt which may be of interest.  22 Kingsley Street, Sydenham Mond-Wed 8am-3pm, Friday 9am-1pm. Phone orders welcome  365 0990.,



De Spa Chocolatier – Handcrafted Belgian chocolates including a good vegan selection.  Factory and Showroom:  1008 Ferry Rd, Ferrymead; Ph. 384 5285.   De Spa Chocolatier, 121 Papanui Road (cnr Merivale Ln and Papanui Rd), Christchurch. ph: 356 2203.

She Chocolate – based at She Café & Restaurant, Governors Bay – based at veggie-friendly She Café, this small artisan chocolate business offers a range of decadent chocolates suitable for vegans and some are gluten/sugar free. Their vegan ‘Decadent Dates’ have to be eaten to be believed and can also be purchased from Piko. Ph:  329 9825,



Aroha Drinks – Locally produced sparkling elderflower drinks. 100% free of animal products. The range includes: Elderflower & Rhubarb, Elderflower & Blackcurrant, Elderflower & Feijoa, and Elderflower Original. Delicious!  16 Ayr Street, Riccarton, Christchurch. Phone: 341 1183; 021 490737.;,

Golden Fields Ltd – Certified organic Asurequality. 100% vegan. Manufacture of coffee substitutes (like dandelion coffee), herbal beverages, chestnut flour importers of stone grain mills, of hand grinders/juicers, of natural oils, varnishes and paints (for the house). Ph: 03 347 9954 Fax: 03 347 9953

Green  Roots Organics – Organic Superfood Smoothies and cold press juices from the Saturday Christchurch Farmers Market; for sale from a number of stockists around Christchurch.  All  products are naturally vegan, gluten-free and organic.;

Ya-Ya House of Excellent Teas –  Online tea shop, based in Christchurch.  Focus is on fair trade, rare teas and unique tea accessories.

Wrights Wines – Vegetarian/Vegan winemakers Wrights Wines have a free regular email update as to what is happening at their Gisborne winery. To subscribe contact Geoff at: These wines are available by mail order or in Christchurch at Piko Wholefoods and a few other stores – check the website

CLICK HERE to download a list of vegan beers and a list of vegan wines from The New Zealand Vegan Society.


Fair Trade

Trade Aid – A unique NZ not for profit fair trade organisation started in Christchurch. We work as a development agency, importer, distributor & retailer. With income generation disadvantaged producers can make positive changes to their lives and can look forward to brighter futures. We stock a growing range of delicious fair trade and organic food products, all vegetarian, with some vegan options available – from chocolate to poppadoms, coffee to brown rice. Trade Aid also sells competitively priced fair trade and organic products for all your office cafeteria supplies and provides high profit chocolate fundraising for schools, sports groups and more.  184 Papanui Road in the Merivale shops. Phone: (03)355 8450 Website:  Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm

Fruit, Veggies and other Grocery Items

Hazelnuts at Hikuika Farm -Sustainable, top-quality hazelnuts using permaculture and organic principles. Can be picked up on arrangement or posted. Delivery possible on the south side of Christchurch.  Gilda Otway,  Little River.  Ph 03 3251344 or 027 56 777 99, Email:


Greengrocers/Kai No Te Mara 

Stonecircle Farm (Amberley, North Canterbury) Vegans Michele and John grow vegetables according to Bio-gro standards and are in the initial stages of organic certification. Presently supplying the local Amberley farmers’ market with a variety of fresh, seasonal vegetables weekly. Michele Cherry and John Grater Ph (03) 314 9144 email



GT Organics – Organic store which includes a cafe.  Easy access by bus or park in front.  Open 8am-5pm Monday – Friday and 9am-4pm Saturday & Sunday.   Unit 7, 478 Cranford St (at near Main North Rd), Christchurch, Ph 352 0184.

Harbour Co-op (formerly Lyttel Piko), Lyttleton – Monday to Friday 10.00am – 6.00pm, Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday 10.00pm – 5.00 pm. Organic and Wholefoods – the Harbour Co-op belongs to the community. 12 London Street, Lyttelton. Ph: (03) 328 8544.

Piko Wholefoods – Monday to Friday 9.00am – 6.30pm, Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm. Vegetarian co-operative wholefood store. Specialising in organic and gluten- and dairy-free products. Noticeboard for accommodation, events etc. 229 Kilmore St, Christchurch Ph: (03) 366 8116  Fax: (03) 366 8114



Opawa/St Martins Vegetarian Farmers’ Market (Sundays 9am – 12pm all year) 275 Fifield Tce, Beside the Opawaho river, between the Helios Medical Centre and the Rudolf Steiner School. A wide variety of local growers and producers will be selling organic/spray-free produce, freshly baked bread, free-range eggs, honey, delicious ready-to-eat snacks foods, organic fair trade coffee, and much more.

Canterbury Farmers’ Market (Saturdays 9am – 12pm, Oct-April) The farmers’ market is a chance for local growers, farmers and artisan food producers to sell their wares directly to consumers. A wide variety of products are available from pickles and preserves to, flowers, fresh bread and olive oil. Riccarton House & Bush, 16 Kahu Road.

Lyttelton Farmers’ Market (Saturday 10am – 1pm all year) Producers of quality food and drink selling direct to the public. Stallholders with fresh fruit and vegetables, free range eggs, bread, cheese, plants and Cassels & Sons vegan organic beer, sell at the market every week and there are a range of other regular or occasional stalls. Lyttelton Main School, Oxford Street, Lyttelton.

Riccarton Market (Sunday  9am-2pm all year) Riccarton Racecourse, Riccarton Park, Racecourse Road. Riccarton Market is the biggest market of its kind in the South Island- over 300 vendors selling a wide variety of goods, from fresh organic/non organic fruits and vegetables to second hand goods, furniture, clothing, arts and crafts, food and beverages. (Closed Easter Sunday, then open Easter Monday) Ph: 339 0011.


Meal Boxes

Green Dinner Table. Take your cooking to the next level by signing up for a weekly meal box from Green Dinner Table.  Each box contains fresh, local. plant-based ingredients. Weekly recipes designed by chef Tom Riley take the guesswork out of dinner time. Everything you need to get cooking is delivered to your door each Sunday at no extra cost. Plans start at just $99. It couldn’t be easier to serve healthy, restaurant quality meals your family will love. Phone: 022 607 2770, email:



Blue Coconut Distribution Ltd – Coconut cooking oil sold in 400g bowls and 3kg buckets.Website: Email:

Cruelty Free Shop – Online shop providing a wide range of vegan products including food, beauty products, cleaning supplies and clothing. Phone:  09-3793747. Website:

CVC online shop. Click here to go to our shop on this website.

Environmenstruals – NZ’s one-stop shop for menstrual cups and reusable menstrual products. Selling cloth pads and all available brands of menstrual cups. No animal testing or known animal products.

Eternal Delight – Online Shop for Organic Handcrafted Holistic Health & Sports Wellness Functional Whole Foods. Since 2009 Eternal Delight has created over 180 Raw Vegan Products, such as Fresh Pesto, Cheeses, Clean Protein Powders & Bars, Delicious Latte Blends, Medicinal & Herbal Loose Leaf Tea Combinations and New Zealand’s Finest Superfoods. Check out their online retail store at, use code VCHCH to save on your first order and earn Rewards Points as well. For Vegan Recipes go to Email:

Ya-Ya House of Excellent Teas –  Online tea shop, based in Christchurch.  Focus is on fair trade, rare teas and unique tea accessories.


Pet Supplies/Mo te Mokai

All Natural Pet Care – NZ distributor of Ami (Italy) and Benevo (UK ) vegan Pet food, harbingers of a New Age Vegecat and Vegedog supplements, companion animal and guardian books, CDs, eco-friendly pet toys, litter./ All products cruelty-free. One stop shop for cruelty-free pet care brought to you with respect to all living things.



The following supermarkets have been recommended by Christchurch vegetarian and vegans for having a better than average range of vegetarian/vegan, organic and gluten free supplies:

Fendalton New World 19-23 Memorial Ave
Fendalton Village Supervalue Cnr Clyde & Ilam Roads
Halswell New World, 346 Halswell Rd
St Martins New World, 92 Wilsons Road, Christchurch
South City New World, South Centre Centre, Colombo St


Toiletries/Mo te Tinana

Azurlis® Natural Skin Care – Balancing Science & Soul. Ingredients in these skin care products do not include any animal derived by-products, including bees waxes, bees venom, and colostrum, and nothing which has been tested on animals. Azurlis® Skin Care contains only botanical oils, waxes and extracts, and only include preservatives that are EcoCert Approved. Based in Mosgiel, Otago.  Dr Fernanda da Silva Tatley PhD, MEntr,   03 4896210, 021 2501457,  0800 2987547 (0800-AZURLIS).;

Blue Earth Store and Gallery – Blue Earth Ltd – Blue Earth is committed to creating effective, botanical skin care from premium natural and/or organic ingredients.  Our extensive range of products are formulated in small batches and crafted by hand with plant oils, flowers, clays, natural gums, extracts and infusions. Our natural compositions are designed to be gentle on your skin and on our planet.

From Nature Natural Skin Care (Dr Wendy’s).  100% Cruelty Free. 100% Vegan. 100% Made in New Zealand.  Contains more than 70% organically grown ingredients. Available worldwide. Based in Palmerston North and run by Dr Wendy Maddocks. Ph: 027 3223123.

Lush – Lush make effective products from fresh* organic* fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics. They invent their own products and fragrances, they make them fresh by hand using little or no preservative or packaging, using only vegetarian ingredients and tell you when they were made. Shop 34 Ground Floor, Northlands Shopping Centre, Northlands, Christchurch  354 6513

Verite Spa and Verite Bebe – A range of holistic body, bath and home products, created by a qualified aromatherapist in Auckland. Effective and safe for you and your little ones and kind to our planet. Every product is handmade with 100% certified organic and natural ingredients, are vegan and cruelty free, free from synthetic colourants, fragrances, SLS and parabens.  Packaged in recyclable, compostable or biodegradeable material, and made right here in New Zealand. Ph: 0212167230

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