There are always new restaurants opening all over the world, but in Hong Kong, there is an increasing number of plant-based eats. From veggie burgers and meatless dim sum to globally inspired platters and full-service cafes, here are 10 vegan restaurants in Hong Kong, from the newcomers to the staples. We’ve also included some similar recipes from our Food Monster App, so you can enjoy these menus at home.
1. Confusion, Sheung Wan
Newly opened in Sheung Wan, Confusion serves up homemade and hearty plant-based meals, pleasing both vegans and meat-eaters alike. This restaurant is perfect for quick and healthy lunches, as the menu is packed with dishes like wraps, burgers, Indian platters, spring rolls and a 1,000 layer tofu dish. You can find them at G/F, 103, Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. For your own homemade recipe, try this Vegetable Spring Rolls With Peanut Dipping Sauce.
2. Kind Kitchen, Central
Kind Kitchen, located in Central Hong Kong, is a full-service cafe, serving 100% vegan food and drinks. Their menu features a plethora of cool Asian dishes, like a deep-fried ‘pork’ ball, Gyoza, dan meen and banh mi. Kind Kitchen also offers a grocery store, has an event space and experimentation center. Find them at Shop 1, 1/F, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Rd, Central. For a homemade version, try some Dark Yaki Gyoza or Bahn Mi Portobello Burgers.
3. Mirror & Vegan Concept, Central
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Mirror & Vegan Concept surprisingly has vegan Italian food located in the center of Hong Kong. This relaxed, local spot is perfect for heavy comfort food and happily full stomachs. With menu items like pesto pasta, mushroom soup, white truffle risotto and a tomato and ‘cheese’ platter, it’s easy to see why this place eases cravings. Find them at 9/F, 118 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong.
For some homemade vegan Italian dishes, try this 3-Step Spinach Pesto Pasta Salad, and this Truffled Mushroom Risotto.
4. CS Vegan Buffet, Tin Hau
CS Vegan is a budget-friendly, all you can eat buffet. It’s run as a non-profit and has a unique, welcome-home feel as soon as you enter. If you’re looking for tasty, vegan food that you can fill up on, this is the place for you. At the buffet, you’ll find every plant-based Chinese option out there. Find them at 1/F, Potek House, 9 Tsing Fung Street, Tin Hau, 6575 6052.
If you want to try a buffet-style meal, go for this Ultimate Teriyaki Stir-Fry recipe.
5. Grassroots Pantry, Sheung Wan
Grassroots Pantry is a hard-to-come-by upscale vegan restaurant that offers refined, tasty dishes. The menu is nearly 100% vegan, and all dishes are labeled when Buddhist. Besides a fun happy hour, they also have quick breakfasts, light dinners, and set lunches. Their menu also includes acai berry cacao bowls, scrambled tofu, mung beans soup, Hunan dumplings, pulled jackfruit nachos and other globally inspired vegan meals. They’re located at 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, 2873 3353.
Want some upscale dishes at home? Make this Ayurvedic Spinach-Mung Detox Soup and this 3-Minute Acai Bowl.
6. FruitDay, Sheung Wan
For traditionally vegan bites, come to FruitDay. They have healthy smoothies, cold-pressed juices, fresh salads and on-the-go bites. Their salads rotate weekly and come with your choice of fruit tea or a soup of the day option. There’s also a selection of seasonal combinations to choose from. Find them at Shop 4, G/F, Teda Building, 87 Wing Lok Street Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.
For your own fresh meals, try these 3 Cold-Press Juice Recipes and these 15 Fresh Salads Ideas Using Summer Fruits!
7. Sharmajii, Hung Hom
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For Indian food in Hong Kong, look to Sharmajii. You can order traditional sets featuring curry, rice, naan, and samosas! Their larger menu includes veggie chicken curry, fried noodles and more. Find them at Shop A, G/F, Block 2, Hung Hom Garden, 3 Tsing Chau Street, Hung Hom, Hong Kong.
Try some of our Spinach ‘Chicken’ Curry for dinner!
8. Zen Eat Cuisine, Sheung Wan
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Zen Eat Cuisine is a beautifully crafted space, with minimal designs and a traditional Japanese menu featuring farm-to-table fresh dishes. The relaxed space is perfect for dining with friends and family. Try this Miso-Roasted Japanese Eggplant and Zucchini and this fresh Nikujaga: Japanese Meat and Potatoes.
9. Thai Vegetarian Food, Kowloon City
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Thai Vegetarian Food is a Thai Buddhist restaurant, offering up plant-based dishes with no leeks, garlic, shallots or onions. Although these ingredients are missing, the food is still authentically Thai-tasting. Dishes have plenty of flavor and fragrance and include red curry, mango salads, fresh spring rolls, and more. Find them at 28A Nam Kok Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
For your own Thai-inspired meals, try making these Spring Rolls With Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce or this Peanut and Lime Thai Soba Noodle Salad.
10. Lock Cha Tea House, Admiralty
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Lock Cha Tea House is where you will find tasty dim sum in Hong Kong. Thanks to this restaurant, vegans, and vegetarians don’t have to miss out on it. Besides veggie dim sum, they also have a large variety of fresh, seasonal teas to chose from at all times! This sophisticated teahouse is great for unwinding and escaping hectic city life. Find them at Ground Floor, The K.S. Lo Gallery, Hong Kong Park, Admiralty, Hong Kong.
For a homemade recipe, try making this Dim Sum Soy Sauce Chow Mein Noodles or these Fried or Steamed Veggie Dumplings.
If you enjoy recipes and food like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more!
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