We were in Balmoral a couple of weekends ago checking out the Auckland Retro Fair, and I needed a snack. Just a bit further down Dominion Road from the Mount Eden War Memorial Hall is Ras Vatika, an Indian vegetarian café.
You can eat in at Ras Vatika, or take away. They can cook vegan food on request and point out which snack options are vegan. Their menu is extensive and boasts a mixture of Gujarati, South Indian and North Indian food. On this visit, I just had a samosa, which was quite good.
Ras Vatika is at 596 Dominion Road, and is open Tuesday to Sunday, 11.30AM to 10PM.
(The Retro Fair was well worthwhile, incidentally – stuff acquired included a British picnic basket with china plates & cutlery, and some beautiful baby vintage Pyrex bowls).