Just some of the vegan items you can order with us
Just some of the benefits to using EatFirst for your vegan catering
Milks for everyone
We can deliver full-cream, lite, soy milk, almond milk and more to suit all tastes, budgets and dietary needs.
Easy to use
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Best local suppliers
Access to the highest-quality food from the best cafés, restaurants and caterers in your area.
Vegan catering that’s anything but boring
Vegans rejoice! Your options no longer just include salads and fruit platters. Fresh sushi, juicy burgers, tasty poke bowls and even souvlaki wraps are all on your menu these days.
We work with more than 100 caterers across Australia who cater to vegan diets and the plant-based items available are getting more and more creative all the time.
If you’ve got a mix of vegans and meat-eaters in the group, loads of our partners can cater to both diets meaning you’ll only need to make one order for your team’s lunch.
But with food this good, you may never want to eat meat or dairy again!
Delicious, high-quality plant-based meals delivered on-time
We know you’re working to a schedule and that includes everything from client meetings to lunch hours, and punctuality is important.
All of our vegan catering partners are vetted by our expert, in-house foodies and are rated by real customers so you know you’re only getting the best vegan food delivered.
At EatFirst, we stand by our product so much that we have a 100% guarantee that your catering will be delivered on-time and taste great. And that’s no exception for our vegan offerings.
Recommended Vegan Caterers
Zeus Street Greek Canberra
My Alter Ego
Crust Pizza Subiaco
The Catering Department
Entice me Catering
Vegan Bros QLD
Crust Pizza Pyrmont
Foodie Del Mar
South Terrace Catering
Guzman Y Gomez Australia Square
Dr Dough Donuts
I grew up in Europe (Poland) where a lot of people eat naturally plant-based diets or balanced diets with a mix of different proteins as well as vegan ones (without even defining it as such). Some of my favourites growing up were plant-based, like pierogi (dumplings), soups, lots of salads and grain dishes.
After sticking to a plant-based diet for a few years and then working as a chef in Sydney for more than 10 years, I fell in love with the produce in Australia. The the abundance and variety of fresh fruits and vegetables allows us to create some delicious and nutritious dishes.
My favourite caterers for vegans in Australia
The variety of choices with our suppliers is endless.
- Sushi Jones (NSW) offers vegan sushi platters
- Soul Burger (NSW) has delicious plant-based burgers
- Charlie and Franks (NSW) has vegan brekky, finger foods and lunch boxes
- Zambrero (QLD and NSW) has tasty vegan burritos
- Earl Catering (VIC) and Black Truffle (VIC) both offer classic corporate catering options for vegans
Not sure what to order for your vegan team members?
Not sure what to order for your vegan team members?
Try these favourites
If you’re not vegan yourself and are trying to cater to a plant-based diet, consider these options as inspiration:
- Greek wraps: Plant-based imitation lamb, chicken, and falafel pita wraps.
We’d recommend: Zeus Street Greek, which has locations across Australia, including Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra
- Pizzas: Go cheese-less or opt for a vegan cheese and pack these pies full of tasty vegetable toppings, and top with some fresh herbs.
We’d recommend: Eatilly in Adelaide
- Poke Bowls: Teriyaki-glazed tofu and miso eggplant will have you forgetting all about sashimi. Have this atop rice or noodles, plenty of veggies and some seaweed salad and you’ve got yourself a smashing lunch bowl.
We’d recommend: Poked in Melbourne or Sydney
- Burgers: Bean patties, chick’n, BUDS and soy burgers make up the filling of most vegan burgers with toppings including dairy-free cheese, plant-based sauces and fresh vegetables
We’d recommend: Huxtaburger in Sydney
- Sweet treats: Magically, treats are able to be made free of just about everything except taste. You can tick off vegan catering and a whole bunch of other dietary needs with vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free and dairy-free donuts.
We'd recommend: Doughluxe Doughnuts in Brisbane
Don't see your city listed above? We deliver vegan food right across Australia
Why EatFirst should be your go-to for your plant-based catering needs
We avoid cross contamination
All of the items delivered by our catering partners are required to be labelled for any common dietary requirements and allergens.
Plant-based items are separated from meat and dairy, so if you're ordering, say, sandwich platters, the meat-filled ones will be in a separate package than the vegetarian or vegan options.
Easily find vegan food options on our marketplace menus
Our aim is to make it as easy as possible to order what you need, and that includes finding the right options for your team.
If you’re looking for vegan options, there’s two ways you can filter our menus.
- After entering in your delivery address and searching, you’ll see a bar across the top of the page. Here, you can type in “Vegan” to see all items in our database that have been tagged as such.
- If there’s a specific restaurant you’d like to order from, you can look for the green circles with “Vg” written inside. O, you can use the filters on the left to see only vegan menu items, which could be handy when it’s a caterer that offers a lot of options.
Vegan catering has never been more accessible
Availability of plant-based foods has changes "remarkably", according to Greg McFarlane, a director at Vegan Australia.
Loads of supermarkets and fast food chains are now offering plant-based options.
"You can see if you walk into a supermarket, they have fridges marked plant-based or vegan that didn't exist just a few years ago, he says.
And it's not just supermarkets that are offering more than just animal products as fillings for meals.
"I can walk into just about any fast food restaurant, except for KFC... places like Grill'd, Zambreros, Hungry Jack's, they've all got quite decent vegan options.
It's still well-rounded, healthy and nutritious catering
"You can get all the required nutrients from plant-based foods," McFarlane says.
He even notes PETA advocate and body builder Patrik Baboumian is a vegan and that hasn't stopped him from becoming as strong as he is.
Zeus Street Greek, one of our catering partners, notes it uses soy proteins as an ingredient in its plant-based chicken options. According to Harvard University, it's a "nutrient-dense source of protein... especially when eaten as an alternative to red and processed meat."
Vegan catering for more complex diets
Gluten-free or nut-free diets are tough enough to cater for, but throwing veganism on top of that can make things even trickier - but it doesn’t have to be.
If you’re avoiding nuts, watch out for what’s being used as the meat alternative. Sometimes nut allergies go hand-in-hand with soy allergies - the main ingredient in tofu. Make sure to check what the fillings in sandwiches, burgers or other dishes are made of before ordering.
If you’re avoiding gluten, meals may end up being lighter as often rice, bread or noodles are used to bulk up a dish without meat. Rice is mostly gluten-free and you can get gluten-free noodles or pasta.
When it comes time to order, if you’re having any trouble, feel free to reach out to your EatFirst account manager or our friendly customer care team who will be able to walk you through our menus.
Does vegan food cost more?
Nope! Think about it... when you go to the supermarket, what tends to take up the biggest chunk of your bill? If you think meat and cheese, you might just be onto something!
Often, "vegan" is just considered to be another flavour or protein option on our menus. For example, if you're looking at ordering a platter of sandwiches or wraps, you can just select vegan fillings for the same price. Zeus Street Greek does just this! you can order boxes of 10 of its delicious pita wraps and opt for them to all be vegan for the same price as the meat-inclusive options.
Do all caterers offer vegan options?
Just about! You may not have a huge variety with all caterers, but there are vegan items at available with almost every caterer on our platform. Vietnamese, Thai, Indian and Japanese are usually some of the most common speciality cuisines to have a wider selection of vegan items.
Do I need to place a separate catering order for vegans?
Nope! As long as you're ordering from the same caterer, you can just add your vegan items to your order as normal. Items that are labelled as vegan on our site, will also be clearly labelled when delivered, so you'll know exactly which items to serve those on a plant-based diet.
How EatFirst makes corporate catering simple
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‘Delicious food & great customer service’
Order In is perfect for keeping our kitchen well-stocked with food & drinks. We love the wide selection of snacks and fresh fruit. Michael from Order-In always goes out of his way to make sure we have what we need, and to recommend new products for our pantry. Highly recommend!
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They have a great selection of suppliers, and their customer service staff is second to none! I have had nothing but great service from them time and time again.
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Order-In is the easiest possible way to access a great variety of caterers around. It makes my job easier and allows me to have some fun choosing on the way. Thank you for all your help and support.
Spending much of the last decade juggling eating her way around the world and working within the travel and lifestyle content marketing space, Alex joined the EatFirst team in 2022. With 15 years of experience under her belt, she specialises in content strategy, SEO, writing and editing. Some of her favourite eats include Japanese, Thai and Italian, and she’s a firm believer that pineapple has no place on a pizza.