The Meatiest Vegan Places to take Dad for Fathers Day

It’s that time of year again, when we celebrate the fathers doing their part. What better way to celebrate than to take dear old dad out to a classic feed that no one could tell is vegan.

Who knows, maybe dad is vegan and maybe he isn’t, but regardless of that, there is no substitute for good old fashioned burgers, loaded fries and all kinds of great pub food.

Bad Shepherd Brewing Co.

It’s in an actual brewery. Need more?

OK, there are Pulled Jackfruit Burgers that will make you question your life, Chilli Cheese Fries that are extra gooey and delicious and Vegan Nachos that are huge. Plus all the different kinds of beers from an amazing craft brewery.

Address: 386 Reserve Rd, Cheltenham

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Matcha Mylkbar

All vegan, all the time. With mock bacon, vegan eggs, potato rostis and some killer specials this Father’s Day, Matcha Mylkbar is one place you are going to want to go. We are talking Mac and Cheese Waffles with smokey mushroom bacon. Even if Dad is out of town, he would want you to go have these for him.

Father’s Day Special: The Mac Daddy Mac ’N’Cheese waffles, smokey mushroom bacon, vegan egg, grilled haloumi and Big Daddy Burger with the lot! : House made patty, beetroot, pineapple, cheese, iceberg, caramelised onion jam, mayo and Matcha Curley Fries

Address: 72A Acland St, St Kilda

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Ubuntu Vegan Cafe

From Loaded Fries to Triple Cheeseburgers, Ubuntu Vegan Cafe has everything you need to have a big breakfast with tons of flavours and deliciousness. There is even a vegan Fish n Chips that may just hit the spot for dad this Sunday.

Father’s Day Special: All Dad’s get a FREE dessert with any meal.

Address: 460 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn

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The Merri Clan

The Big Mock Burger is one of the largest burgers in Melbourne and it’s damn good. But there is plenty more to love about The Merri Clan. There are Nachos and BBQ Burgers, Pulled Jackfruit Banh Mi and Breakfast Tacos. Plus a huge bar, great music and just a great vibe.

Father’s Day Special: The Big Mock Burger and pot of Furphy Beer for $20.

Address: 15 Gilbert Rd, Preston

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The B.East

Burgers, Booze, Bands! With a call out like that, Dad is never want to leave The B.East. The Morrisey Burger is the longest standing burger on the menu at The B.East and with good reason. It’s f#*king incredible and you need to get the Loaded Fries here as well, Dad is going to love it.

Address: 80 Lygon St, Brunswick East

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Soulful Vegan Foods

If you live on the peninsula or you want to take Dad on a trip for the day, Soulful Vegan Food in the heart of Mornington is where you want to go. With an ever changing menu, it can somewhat of a surprise, but we got the scoop that they are serving Sloppy Joes for Fathers Day. Yeah, it’s definitely worth the drive.

Address: 175 Main St, Mornington

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Small Print Pizza Bar

It’s one of the best pizza’s in town and it’s sure to have Dad wanting to come back again and again. From vegan Margherita to an amazing Potato base pizza, everyone in the family is going to be happy at Small Print Pizza Bar. Plus if Dad has a sweet tooth, he can grab the vegan Warm Oreo Chocolate Brownie.

Address: 388 High St, Windsor

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The Snug Public

A traditional Irish Pub with all the makings for down right amazing Fathers Day. We are talking Bangers and Mash, Shepherds Pie, Chilli Cheese Dogs and good old Chicken Pie (the vegan kind). Your Dad with have everything he needs for a fine feed at The Sung Public.

Address: 68 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

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Shop 225

Pizza and Pasta made traditionally and with only the best ingredients. Shop 225 aren’t just good at pizza, they are great. With every item on the menu having a vegan version, you can get your vegan sausage pizza, vegan ham pizza’s and vegan gnocchi bolognese. It’s sure to make Dad smile from ear to ear.

Address: 225 Melville Rd, Pascoe Vale South

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Vegan meatballs, Vegan calamari, Vegan bolognese and Vegan scaloppine. It’s traditional Italian, set in a beautiful rustic restaurant. Perfect for Father’s day lunch or dinner, with pasta, mains and a great range of antipasti.

Address: 201 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill

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Simon Hall
Simon Hall


Simon is a passionate vegan, aiming change mindsets through education. Co-Founder of Messy Veggies.

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