Many meat eaters struggle to believe that it is easy to thrive on a plant-based diet in Hong Kong. As a city renowned for its many Michelin-starred restaurants, good food is a priority for most Hong Kongers. This requirement is not limited to the omnivorous community. Hong Kong boasts a wealth of exclusively vegetarian and vegan restaurants. While some of the more traditional restaurants are still coming to terms with the distinction between vegan and vegetarian, most places now offer some meat-free options. Hong Kong is also the birthplace of the Green Monday initiative, which has greatly increased the public’s awareness around plant-based eating. With the ever-growing popularity of plant-based substitutes, it is now possible to eat entirely plant-based meals without sacrificing any of the dishes you’ve always loved. Here are 20 vegan and vegetarian restaurants that have been sustaining and satisfying the veggies lovers of Hong Kong. 

Green Common/Kind Kitchen

First on our list of vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Hong Kong is Green Common. As part of the Green Monday initiative, Green Common is a plant-based grocery shop and cafe. Most of their dishes include plant-based meats, and are a mixture between eastern and western. Kind Kitchen by Green Common is located in Nan Fung Place and is Green Common’s full-service cafe. Both restaurants serve entirely vegan food, although the grocery shops contain some vegetarian products.

Location: Various locations throughout Hong Kong

Hours: Mon-Sun from 11:30-21:30

Hemingways

Located in Discovery Bay, Hemingways provides a relaxed bar and grill environment that is entirely vegan (even the drinks menu indicates which drinks are vegan-friendly). From pizza to buddha bowls, the wide and varied menu has something for everyone. 

Location: Shop G09, G/F, D’Deck, DB Plaza, Discovery Bay

Contact: +852 2987 8804

Hours: Mon-Fri from 12:00 – 00:00, Sat-Sun from 12:00-2:00

Ahimsa

Ahimsa serves up a vegetarian, all-you-can-eat, Chinese-buffet during lunch and dinner hours. The dishes that contain eggs and milk are clearly labelled, making it a vegan-friendly option too. The locations throughout Hong Kong serve similar dishes, although there is more variety in dishes during dinner time. The Central location also offers a new al la carte menu.

Location: Various locations throughout Hong Kong    

Hours: Mon-Sun from 11:30-16:00 and 18:00-22:00

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Mana! Fast Slow Food

Promoting the idea of ‘diet change, not climate change’, Mana’s contemporary restaurants strive to operate with zero food waste. With a range of healthy flatbread wraps, burgers and salads, Mana lives up to their mantra of “food that doesn’t cost the Earth.” 

Location: Mana! Soho, 8 Staunton Street, SoHo

               Mana! Star Street, 8-10 Queen’s Rd. East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Contact: (+852) 5501 7583 (SoHo)

  (+852) 5501 7591 (Star Street)

Hours: Mon-Sun from 10:00-21:00

LockCha Tea House

This traditional Chinese tea house offers vegans and vegetarians the opportunity to partake in a classic Cantonese cuisine, dim sum. Situated in Hong Kong Park, Lock Cha offers a tranquil escape from the city’s commotion. Each customer must order their own pot of tea, but with a tea menu that is thrice the length of the food menu, this is easily done.

 Location: G/F, The K.S. Lo Gallery, Hong Kong Park, Admiralty 

Contact: +852 2801 7177

Hours: Mon – Sun, from 10 am – 8 pm

Veda

Located inside the Ovolo Central, Veda is Hong Kong’s first vegetarian hotel restaurant. The menu celebrates both eastern and western cuisines and is, according to the restaurant, “a menu that is meant to be shared.” 

Location: Ovolo Central, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central

Contact: +852 3755 3067

Hours: Hours: Sun – Thurs from 06:30 – 23:00, and Fri – Sat from 06:30 – 24:00

Treehouse

Serving up a variety of salad bowls, burgers and flatbread wraps, Treehouse is a great option for a quick lunch. Made from fresh organic products, the wraps and bowls are customisable, which ensures something for everyone. Treehouse aims to be sustainable and ethical, without compromising taste. 

Location: Shop 1, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central

Contact: +852 3791 2277

Hours: Mon-Sun from 10:30-21:30

Confusion Plant-Based Kitchen

A firm favourite among the Hong Kong vegan community, Confusion aims to reduce the confusion around plant-based diets and sustainability in general. Their ethical approach, not only towards the food they serve, but also their staff’s wages and working conditions, sets an example for restaurants everywhere. Confusion’s menu is ever-changing, but always includes a blend of eastern and western foods. 

Location: G/F, 103 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan

Contact: +852 2563 3699

Hours: Mon-Sat from 10:30-16:00 and 18:00-20:30

OVOCafe

OVOCafe not only aims to delight the vegetarian palate, but also to promote a greener lifestyle through their innovative approach to food. The cafe serves mostly vegetarian food with a large selection of coffee beans.

Location: 1 Wanchai Road, Wanchai

Contact: +852 2527 6011

Hours: Mon-Sun from 11:30-22:00

Veggie SF

With every surface covered in 1950s American memorabilia, the interior of Veggie SF is quirky to say the least. This non-conventional approach is not limited to their interior design; the completely vegetarian menu offers an eclectic range of dishes, with no one particular cuisine favoured. Vegan options are clearly labelled.

Location: 10/F, 11 Stanley Street Hong Kong Central

Contact: +852 3902 3902

Hours: Mon-Sat from 12:00-14:00 and 18:00-21:00

Mirror & Vegan Concept

Mirror & Vegan Concept proves that plant-based Italian cuisine is possible. With a menu filled with pastas and risottos, this quaint restaurant delivers delicious vegan food without comprising any of the traditional Italian flavours.

Location: 9/F, 118 Queen’s Road Central, Central

Contact: +852 28680810

Hours: Mon – Sat from 11:30 – 17:00 and 18:00 – 21:30 (closed Sundays)

Miss Lee

This cosy restaurant offers contemporary vegetarian Chinese food. Miss Lee caters to a range of dietary concerns, with dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free options available. Miss Lee also has a deli-counter that serves on-the-go options throughout the day. 

Location: G/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central

Contact: +852 2881 1811

Hours: Mon – Sun from 12:00-22:00

Khana Khazana

This Indian restaurant offers a variety of dishes from both North and South India, as well as Indian street-food. The vegetarian food is prepared by renowned Indian chefs, and many of the dishes can be prepared vegan upon request.

Location: 1/F, Dannies House, 20 Luard Road, Wan Chai

Contact: +852 2520 5308

Hours: Mon – Fri from 12:00 – 15:00 and 18:00 – 22:30, Sat – Sun from 11:30 – 22:30

Chi Lin Vegetarian

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with a walk through the tranquil gardens of Nan Lian, and enjoy a Buddhist meal at the vegetarian restaurant managed by the Chi Lin Nunnery. Set behind a waterfall, the restaurant serves beautifully presented Chinese dishes that are more flavourful than typical temple food.

Location: Long Men Lou, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Road, Diamond Hill, 

Contact: +852 3658 9388

Hours: Mon – Fri from 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Sat from 11:30 am – 9:00 pm

Pure Veggie House 

This family-friendly, vegetarian restaurant has a menu filled with tasty Chinese dishes and dim sum. Pure Veggie House does not use any MSG or added spices, but instead heroes the organic vegetables grown in their own ecological farm.

Location: 27 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Contact: +852 3658 9388

Hours: Mon – Fri from 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Sat from 11:30 am – 9:00 pm

Isoya Japanese Restaurant

Isoya offers vegetarian forms of many favourite Japanese classics and dishes can be altered to suit a vegan diet. 

Location: 9/F, 83 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai

Contact: +852 5500 8812

Hours: Mon – Sat 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Thai Vegetarian Food

For a taste of authentic Thai, head over to Thai Vegetarian Food. The Buddhist Thai restaurant serves traditional dishes that are bursting with flavour and fragrance. 

Location: G/F, 28 Nam Kok Road, Kowloon City

Contact: +852 6153 7421

Hours: Wed – Mon from 12:00-15:00 and 18:00-22:00 (closed Tuesdays)

Big Dill

If ever you’re in the mood for some vegan comfort food, Big Dill is your port of call. Tucked inside Espresso Martini, Big Dill recreates an American diner feel, with an entirely vegan menu. All of the patties and sauces are made in-house, offering a refreshing alternative for vegans in need of a fast food fix.

Location: Inside Espresso Martini Bar, 123-125 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun

Contact: +852 5270 6777

Hours: Tues – Sun 12:00 – 22:00  (closed Mondays)

The Recipe

Tucked away on the ground floor of Legend Tower in Kwun Tong, this hidden gem serves up delicious and affordable rice-sets and cart noodles. The friendly atmosphere and wholesome food make this small restaurant very popular during lunch hours.

Location: Shop 57, G/F, Legend Tower, E Plaza, 7 Shing Yip Street

Hours: Mon-Sat from 12:00-21:00

Three Virtues Vegetarian

Three Virtues Vegetarian offers diners the old school, Chinese banquet hall experience. The extensive menu features various vegetarian Chinese dishes. While vegan options are not clearly marked, it is easy enough to deduce what contains milk/dairy. 

Location: 1/F, 395 King’s Rd, North Point

    G/F & 4/F, JD Mall, 233-239 Nathan Road, Jordan

Contact: +852 28561333 (North Point)

  +853 36221888 (Jordan)

Hours: Mon-Sun from 11:00-23:00

These are just some of the vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Hong Kong. With all this choice, it is now easier than ever to make the switch to a plant-based diet.