Whether it is steaming dim sum, juicy burgers or spicy Indian food, the trend toward plant-based diets and vegetarianism has progressively increased in recent years. In order to meet this demand, more and more vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong have opened to cater to this dietary demographic. We’ve curated the ultimate guide on where to find the best healthy vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Hong Kong.
Pure Veggie House
Pure Veggie House, formerly located in Central but now in Tsim Sha Tsui, still serves the same vegetarian food with a relaxed vibe. Most of what is on offer at Pure Veggie House is vegan-friendly. Along with its diverse range of vegetarian dishes and dim sum, the restaurant has also started taking steps to be more eco-conscious by locally sourcing organic produce from its own ecological farm.
TMS recommends: Black Truffle Sauce and Pine Nut Fried Rice
Address: 27 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
If you assume that having a plant-based diet means that you can’t indulge, think again. Big Dill offers popular American-style comfort foods, all made from scratch using their very own housemade plant-based meats. All the “meat” served up is made from natural, protein-packed ingredients. Anticipate thick juicy burgers, country-fried “chicken,” gyros and more – all without the guilt.
TMS recommends: Side Chick – a Southern-fried buttermilk “chicken” burger with cheddar cheese, pickles, housemade mayo and Louisiana hot sauce on a brioche bun
Address: G/F, 123-125 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun
Woodlands has long been known in Hong Kong for its vegetarian cuisine and for serving traditional South and North Indian delicacies. Specializing in Buddhist and Jain food, Woodlands also offers meals with no garlic, onion or root vegetables, and they ensure that their food is 100% plant-based and prepared by expert chefs. Come hungry, as you’ll want to taste as much as you can from the menu, which features everything from dosas to uttapams and idlis to sambar and more.
TMS recommends: Mysore Mushroom Masala Dosa – a crispy rice pancake spread with special chili garlic paste and filled with mildly spiced mushroom
Address: UG Shop 16 & 17, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East
With various locations around the city, Green Common is the only vegetarian Hong Kong store that not only is a plant-based retail chain and grocer but also offers vegetarian and vegan meals made and served in-house. Everything from artificial eggs to Beyond burger meat, Oatly milk and one of the best vegan cheeses are all found here.
TMS recommends: OmniPork Spaghetti Bolognese
Address: See Green Common’s shop locator for a list of locations.
For both meat lovers and vegetarians, 2DP compiles a diverse menu. So if you’re into light salads, healthy carbs or straight-up fried vegan goodness, 2DP will not disappoint. 2DP is a cozy vegetarian cafe with bright lights and convenient seating, unlike many other cafes in Hong Kong. The eatery is often crowded with customers because of its convenient location in Tsim Sha Tsui, but you’ll still find it a cozy place to hang out with friends and family.
TMS recommends: Morning Glory All Day Breakfast – avocado salad, Roma cherry tomato, grilled portobello mushroom, scrambled egg, fried baby spinach, farmer bread, chia seed pudding, seasonal fruit
Address: G/F, The Lamma Tower, 12-12A Hau Fook Street, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 3705 9590
When looking for the best healthy vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Hong Kong, diners are not limited to only these restaurants, as the rise of flexitarianism in Hong Kong has seen many local restaurants up their game when it comes to plant-based offerings. You can also try Beef & Liberty or The Butchers Club if you are dining with meat-eaters. Or, even Qi House of Sichuan has a dedicated meat-free menu.
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