Read on for a list of 17 vegan and vegetarian restaurants that have been sustaining and satisfying the veggies lovers of Hong Kong.
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 Hongkongers. 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.
The 17 Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Hong Kong
1. 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
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 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 across Hong Kong
Hours: Mon-Sun from 11:30-16:00 and 18:00-22:00
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4. 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, LockCha 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
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
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
7. 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 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
9. 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
10. 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)
11. 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
12. 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
13. 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
14. 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)
15. 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)
16. 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
17. 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
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