Cafe/Deli

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Bearlion Foods – New Brighton café offering organic, local and seasonal produce, good fats and no refined white flour or sugar. Lots of vegan options. Open 8:30am – 2:30pm or Christchurch Farmers Market, Deans Bush every Saturday from 8:30am – 1:00pm. Shop 3, Carnaby Lane, 78 Brighton Mall, New Brighton. www.bearlionfoods.co.nz

Beat Street Café – Funky inner city café with lots of vegan options including pies, pizza, cake, Mexican, and yummy Hush Puppies (corn dougnuts). All aioli is vegan and their chipotle flavour is delicious. 324 Barbadoes Street / cnr Armagh, Phone 03-366 6324,  www.facebook.com/pages/BeatStreetCafe

Coffee Culture – probably the best bet for anyone wanting coffee/vegan snacks in Christchurch at night or weekends when everywhere else is closed.. This chain of 15 cafes in and around Christchurch has a lot of savoury and sweet vegan options.  Cabinet snack food vegan options include peanut butter cups, raw chocolate and salted caramel slice, raw energy balls, pumpkin and kumara soup with rosemary and sea salt, Turkish bread, creamy cashew and kumara pie and a pumpkin and kumara patty. Gluten-free vegan options available. Every cafe should have some vegan options but it varies from store to store. Cool trendy decor, friendly staff, newspapers and magazines for browsing. Most have indoor/ outdoor cafe tables. Free wi-fi.  www.coffeeculture.co.nz

The Herb Centre  – Organic coffee and fresh seasonal homemade free range food. 223 Kilmore Street, phone 365 3011.  www.theherbcentre.co.nz

Penelope’s Cakery Deli – Always has a great range of vegan  and vegetarian sweet and savoury options and will make and decorate vegan and vegetarian birthday and wedding cakes.   32, New Regent Street, Central Christchurch.  Open daily, 9am – 4pm.  03-3653263.

Reality Bites cafeReality Bites Café (Rangiora) – well worth the trip out of town to this mixed veg/omni café in a little mall by the New World supermarket. Always has two hot vegan options (burger and pie), plus fries, vegan salads and just the most delicious range of raw vegan cheesecakes. They have vegan ice cream and coconut yogurt too. Lovely staff. Gables Arcade, 96 High Street, Rangiora, Ph. 03 313 8533   www.realitybitesrangiora.co.nz

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