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9 Best Places for Vegan Ice Creams in Sydney [2024]

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Vegan Ice Cream Sydney

Best Vegan Ice Cream Sydney
Best Vegan Ice Cream Sydney

Looking for vegan ice cream Sydney? You’re in luck! There are plenty of places to find delicious vegan ice cream Sydney. In this blog post, we will list 9 of the best vegan ice cream Sydney. From classic flavours like vanilla and chocolate, to more unique options like lavender and honeycomb, these shops have something for everyone! So what are you waiting for? Start indulging in some vegan goodness today!

1) Gelato Messina

Key ServiceOffers custom-made gelato products
AddressShop G-10, Gateway Plaza, 1 Macquarie Place, Sydney, 2000
Phone02 9252 4480
Operating HoursMon to Fri 12pm – 10pm
Sat to Sun 12pm to 10:30pm

There’s a reason you’ll always be waiting in line to try Gelato Messina’s delicious creations. The company is known for creating everything from scratch, including the gelato base and all of the toppings that go into it (brownies, fudge, meringues, and more). Salted coconut and mango salsa, dark chocolate sorbet, pandan, coconut, and other dairy-free delights are among the many delicious options.

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers custom made gelato products
  • They make all their chocolate from scratch
  • Produce their own milk and have a hazelnut farm in Victoria for house-made Gianduja

Customer’s Review:

Yummy ice cream with various choices including items for vegans. And Adrian has an amazing crew who is so welcoming and accommodating to clients. He would offer guests samples of vegan ice cream Sydney to taste to help clients decide. What a lovely person, truly customer-oriented matched with delicious and sweet ice creams.

James Zamnor

2) Rivareno 

Key ServiceAuthentic Italian gelato store
AddressShop 4, 33 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo, Sydney, NSW
Phone(02) 9188 1510
Operating HoursMonday : 12pm–10pm
Tuesday : 12pm–10pm
Wednesday : 12pm–10pm
Thursday : 12pm–10:30pm
Friday : 12pm–11:30pm
Saturday : 12pm–11:30pm
Sunday : 12pm–10pm

Rivareno is dedicated to providing the finest possible gelato in Sydney. Authentic Italian gelato store it the Sicilian way, storing ice cream in ‘pozzetti’ (lidded stainless steel pots) and keeping it at a constant temperature and sealing its freshness. The amazing texture and flavor of the gelato are produced using 65% or more of the freshest fruits (the fruit sorbets are 100% gluten-free and vegan) by focusing on natural, pure, and high-quality components.

Key Differentiators:

  • Dedicated to providing the finest possible gelato in Sydney
  • Authentic Italian gelato store
  • The fruit sorbets are 100% gluten-free and vegan

Customer’s Review:

Probably my favorite authentic gelato spot that opens from afternoon to midnight on weekends! The best flavor is definitely the salted caramel with hazelnut, damn not even eating it now but typing this review makes me drool! Super duper mega ultra highly recommend!

Daniel Tan

3) Chachas Vegan Gelato 

Key ServiceSeasonal flavors
Address42 Hall Street Bondi Beach 2026
Operating HoursFriday 5–9PM
Saturday 5–9PM
Sunday 5–9PM

Chachas, a Sydney-based company making artisan dairy-free gelato, perfected the post-Bondi swim experience with their ice cream. Chachas’ rich cashew gelato is sweetened naturally using fruit and rice malt, with seasonal flavors that are free of preservatives and artificial colors.

Key Differentiators:

  • Dairy-free gelato
  • Artisan vegan ice cream
  • Seasonal flavors

Customer’s Review:

The miso caramel ice cream is amazing! Best ice cream ever and there are so many unique flavours too. All vegan! Definitely coming back, give this place a visit!

Paulo B

4) Mapo 

Key ServiceUtilizes the most natural ingredients
Address123 King street, Newtown, NSW, Australia, New South Wales
Phone+61 2 8937 4919
Operating HoursMonday
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
12:00 PM – 10:30 PM
12:00 PM – 10:30 PM
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Mapo Gelato is a young newcomer that prioritizes utilizing the most natural ingredients, with an emphasis on sustainability. Matteo Pochintesta, a trained architect who runs Mapo Gelato, integrates industrial components of plywood and steel into his gelato to give it its sleek and modern appearance. Gelato is made from fresh and organic ingredients with no artificial colors or flavors added. Signature flavors include pistachio, apricot, smoked pineapple, coconut, and more.

Key Differentiators:

  • Utilizes the most natural ingredients
  • Sustainably sourced
  • Fresh and organic ingredients

Customer’s Review:

Incredible gelato, with varied and plentiful vegan options. The pistachio gelato in particular almost tastes more like pistachio than pistachios.

Sebastian Dyer Culhane

5) Cocowhip

Key ServiceMade from coconut water
Address22 Cronulla St Cronulla, NSW, Australia 2230
Phone+61 2 8539 3410
Operating HoursTuesday:
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

On a hot day, quench your thirst and cool down with Cocowhip’s all-natural ice cream, which is made from coconut water and excellent for cooling you down and keeping you hydrated. It’s sweetened with xylitol, so it’s a guilt-free indulgence. Feel free to add a variety of ingredients to your cocowhip, including raw chocolate, fresh fruits and berries, or a thick cacao sauce. Cocowhip is also gluten-free.

Key Differentiators:

  • All-natural
  • Made from coconut water
  • Guilt-free indulgence

6) Green Gourmet 

Key Service100% plant-based
Address538 Pacific Hwy, St Leonards NSW 2065, Australia
Phone+61 2 9439 6533
Operating HoursMonday 5–8:30PM
Tuesday 5–8:30PM
Wednesday 5–8:30PM
Thursday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–8:30PM
Friday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–9PM
Saturday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–9PM
Sunday Closed

Green Gourmet is a genuine hidden treasure, offering dairy-free and 100% plant-based ice cream from a secret location in St Leonards. This family-owned restaurant serves vegan Chinese meals and sweets to round off the evening on a sweet note. Have you ever heard of soy ice cream? Yes, it’s made from scratch and is genuinely one-of-a-kind, which goes great with their gluten-free cones, vegan cakes, or banana fritters.

Key Differentiators:

  • Dairy-free
  • 100% plant-based
  • Family-owned
  • Serves vegan Chinese meals

7) Pepitas

Key ServiceHand made with real ingredients
Address26 Lawrence street,
Freshwater NSW 2096
Phone0478 650 047
Operating HoursMonday – Tuesday
7am to 2pm

Wednesday – Sunday
7am to 8pm

The ice cream truck is an iconic fixture of the beach experience. The clever use of pepitas adds a dose of nostalgia to this replica. The bright green Volkswagen Kombi can be found cruising around the Northern Beaches (including Curl Curld, Dee Why, Manly, and Freshwater). Pepitas is a company based in California that produces unique, gluten-free, vegan, and nut-free ice cream and sorbets.

Key Differentiators:

  • Unique flavors
  • Hand made with real ingredients
  • Nice and peaceful space 

Customer’s Review:

Honestly the best gelato/ice-cream I have had. Love that everything is vegan.


8) Anita Gelato 

Key ServiceDelectable jams
Address28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
Phone+61 2 8097 8508
Operating HoursMonday 10AM–11PM
Tuesday 10AM–11PM
Wednesday 10AM–11PM
Thursday 10AM–11PM
Friday 10AM–12AM
Saturday 10AM–12AM
Sunday 10AM–11PM

Anita’s modest kitchen served as the starting point for what would eventually become world-renowned boutique ice creamery Anita’s World Famous Cheese Shop. She quickly became well-known among friends and neighbors for her delectable jams, which she combined into the ice cream. The business swiftly expanded into an international chain with locations in Australia, New York, and Thailand.

Key Differentiators:

  • Boutique ice creamery
  • Delectable jams
  • Expanded into an international chain

Customer’s Review:

Passed by this gelato place on a Saturday and saw super long queue despite it was a rainy winter night. So I decided to try today. I’d say it is really really good! Gelato is creamy and not too sweet, and a lot of flavors to choose from for eat in, take away or even bring home boxes.

Vivien Ang

9) Gelatissimo

Key ServiceNo artificial colors or flavors
Address2/1-25 Harbour St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone+61 2 9264 5566
Operating HoursDaily 10:30AM–11PM

Since its inception in 2002, everyone has been talking about Gelupo. The gelato proved to be so popular that people started lining up to try it. The artisan gelato maker produces 100 percent dairy and vegan-friendly sorbets whipped in-house daily, with no artificial colors or flavors added. We adore their fruit-based selections, such as sunkissed coconut, Kensington mango, and strawberry.

Key Differentiators:

  • In-house made gelato
  • Dairy and vegan-friendly sorbets
  • No artificial colors or flavors

Customer’s Review:

Amazing portion size, and taste lovely as always. Especially for people who can’t eat dairy. Lorna Cotter

Vegan Ice Cream Sydney

Vegan ice cream Sydney is becoming more and more popular, with different flavors popping up all over Sydney. If you’re looking for a delicious vegan-friendly treat, be sure to check out one of these ten places for vegan ice cream Sydney!

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Rachel Tan is the editor at FunEmpire Media Australia. She has over 8 years of experience in the media industry discovering the best local businesses, places and things to do in Australia. From lifestyle, entertainment, food, travel, education and more, Rachel is a trusted source to curate the very best Australia has to offer.