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 restaurants in Hong Kong have opened to cater to this dietary demographic. We’ve got 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, serves the same vegetarian Hong Kong food with a relaxed vibe. Most of what is on offer at Pure Veggie House is vegan friendly along with a full menu of vegetarian dishes and dim sum. The restaurant has also started taking positive steps to be more eco-conscious by locally sourcing organic produce from their own ecological farm.
TMS recommends: Black Truffle Sauce and Pine Nut Fried Rice
If you assume that having a plant-based diet means that you can’t indulge, think again. Recently opened, Big Dill offers a menu of popular comfort food, all made from scratch using their very own homemade plant-based meats. All the ‘meat’ is made from real ingredients that are protein packed. Anticipate thick juicy beef burgers, southern-fried chicken, gyros and many more.
TMS recommends: Side Chick – a southern fried buttermilk ‘chicken’ burger with cheddar cheese, pickles, silky housemade mayo and Louisiana hot sauce on a soft brioche bun
Address: G/F, 123-125 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong; +852 5270 6777
Woodlands has long been known in Hong Kong for its vegetarian cuisine and for serving traditional South 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. All of their specialty foods are prepared separately by expert chefs. Come hungry, as you’ll want to taste as much as you can from the menu which features everything from dosas, uttapams, idlis and sambar.
TMS recommends: Mysore Mushroom Masala Dosa – crispy rice pancake spread with their special chili garlic paste & filled with mildly spiced mushroom
Address: UG Shop 16 & 17, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong; +852 2369 3718
Found at various locations around the city, Green Common is the only vegetarian Hong Kong store that not only is a plant-based retail chain and possesses a wide assortment of groceries but also provides vegetarian and vegan meals in-house. Anything 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: Shop 110, 1/F, The Forest, 17 Nelson Street, Mong Kok; +852 2110 0194
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 a lot of other cafes in Hong Kong. The eatery is always crowded with customers because of its convenient location in Tsim Sha Tsui, but you can always 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 you’re looking for the best healthy vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Hong Kong. readers are not only limited to these restaurants, as the rise of flexitarianism in Hong Kong has seen many restaurants up their game when it comes to plant-based offerings on the menu. You can also try one of these restaurants if you’re dining with meat eaters: Beef & Liberty or The Butchers Club, and even Qi House of Sichuan has a dedicated meat-free menu.
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