Hong Kong is a vibrant, bustling city that’s long been known as a “food paradise.” Having a big foodie culture, people travel here to dine in its Michelin-starred restaurants and taste cuisines from all over the world. Coincidentally, it is also the city with the highest meat consumption in the world! Despite this, there are vegan options in Hong Kong. In fact, the vegan movement is slowly but surely growing here thanks to innovative chefs working to spread the vegan message and coming up with delicious, plant-based dishes that appeal to everyone.
Whether it’s fine dining, traditional Chinese hotpot, dim sum, or brunch, you can find all plenty of amazing vegan food in Hong Kong. We’ve put together our top picks for vegan dining in Hong Kong and a map to make it easy to find out what’s nearby.
Mirror & Vegan Concept
For gourmet, indulgent dishes, this is the place to be. Mirror & Vegan Concept offers delectable homemade pasta and rice dishes with the most savory sauces. The Spanish Saffron Risotto is delightful, and the Pasta Di Semolina with black truffle smoked cheddar cheese sauce will blow your mind. They also serve a variety of delicious appetizers, a selection of wines and desserts — including an espresso bar. This place is tiny and extremely popular, so be sure to make a reservation. 9/F, 118 Queen’s Road Central, Central
Hearkening back to the 1950s in San Francisco, the vintage Veggie SF diner has an amazing interior, but even more amazing food! Try classic vegan comfort food like veggie burgers (the I Am Fabulous is divine!) with a milkshake. Indulge in yummy Asian fare like the Trip to Bali for a taste of Indonesia, or the Oakland Breeze for an authentic Vietnamese rice noodle bowl. Top it off with a decadent chocolate cake – something that’s almost impossible to find veganized in the city. 10/F, 11 Stanley Street, Central
POP stands for Pursuit of Peace, and it’s clear this restaurant caters for everyone. The Buddhist-friendly menu is completely vegan and has Western classics like pizza and burgers; Asian delights such as Gyoza and Thai Tom Yum Soup; and international dishes like the African Hedgehog Mushroom and Poutine. This is one of the few places that serves vegan cocktails in the city, and also has a small shop area where you can stock up on vegan cheeses, milks, and pantry products. 1/F, 28 Elgin Street, Soho, Central
Pure Veggie House
The Buddhist Pure Veggie House is the only place in the city to get vegan hot pot in the winter months, something everyone in Hong Kong needs to try at least once. Their menu has an extensive choice of flavorful Chinese dishes and dim sum items. You can mix your own dipping sauces and enjoy sharing dishes “family style” with your friends. You’ll be shocked that food can taste so good, even without the onion and garlic. 3/F, Coda Plaza, 51 Garden Road, Mid-Levels
Thai Vegetarian Food
The fully-vegan Thai Vegetarian Food has affordable, tasty, and filling traditional Thai dishes. Try Thai classics like Pad Thai and stir-fried Morning Glory. The Pumpkin and Tofu Curry is to-die-for, and the Papaya Salad is incredibly refreshing. They have discounts after lunch in the middle of the afternoon, so bring a big group, indulge, and imagine you’re in Thailand. The food is certainly authentic and — most importantly — delicious. 28 S Wall Rd, Kowloon City
Kind Kitchen by Green Common
Kind Kitchen is a fully-vegan establishment offering the newest in food innovation, including the Beyond Burger, JUST Scramble vegan egg, and the new vegan pork product, Omnipork, created by the restaurant’s founder David Yeung. Try the Future Bahn Mi for a vegan version of this popular Vietnamese street sandwich; the JUST Avo Zoodle for a healthy “egg” and avocado salad; or the affordable Say Cheeze platter, featuring several of Miyoko’s Kitchen artisan cheeses. You won’t be disappointed. 1/F, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road, Central
Grassroots Pantry has often been a favorite among the vegan community for their tasty, natural and super healthy offerings. The sophisticated spot is a social enterprise that sources its organic ingredients locally, making sure each dish is extremely nutritious and delicious. Don’t miss the Koji Smoked Carrot Crepes for brunch, the Jackfruit Pulled Pork Nachos for a guilt-free snack, or the Teff Chocolate Brownie for an indulgent treat. Their menu changes seasonally so there’s always something new to enjoy. 108 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan
Lockcha Tea House
Located in the beautiful Hong Kong Park, this vegetarian tea shop/teaware museum is a fantastic place to visit for traditional Chinese tea. At Lockcha Tea House, their dim sum menu changes frequently but always offers Cantonese classics like vegan dumplings, pan-fried turnip cakes, and steamed buns. Most items are vegan, and anything containing milk or egg is labeled. This place is immensely popular and the dim sum often sells out, so come early to guarantee yourself a seat and full menu selection. Ground Floor, The K.S. Lo Gallery, Hong Kong Park, Admiralty.
Mana Fast Slow Food
As this name suggests, Mana offers healthy fast food at a reasonable price. Try the Babylon Burger Combo, a tempeh burger with sweet potato fries and kale salad. They have a variety of fresh juices, salads, and flatbreads to choose from. For dessert, try one of their raw cakes or baked cookies. Their Wellington St. location is great for lunch on-the-go, and their café in Sheung Wan has an extensive coffee menu and peaceful outdoor seating area. 92 Wellington St, Central / 8 Tai On Terrace, Poho, Sheung Wan
Confusion Plant-Based Kitchen
There’s nothing confusing about Confusion Plant-Based Kitchen. This vegan restaurant in Hong Kong offers delicious Indian, Western, and Mexican meals. Tucked away in the hip part of Sheung Wan, Confusion is a great restaurant to visit for lunch or dinner. Try the Tandoori Hedgehog Mushroom Quesadilla for meaty-mushroom goodness, or the Mexican Tofu Tacos for a filling brunch or dinner. Their specials board changes daily, so there’s always something new to try every visit. 103 Jervois St, Sheung Wan
Located in the industrial area of Kwun Tong, The Veggie is well-worth the journey. The Hong Kong vegan restaurant serves up all-you-can-eat menus of dim sum and afternoon tea. They also have an a-la-carte menu with a wide selection of traditional Chinese dishes which are great for sharing. Don’t miss the Steamed Pumpkin with Taro, the Porcini Mushrooms with Seasoned Beans, or BBQ Veggie Pork Buns. They also make their rice rolls the traditional way – a Cantonese delicacy not to be missed. Shop B, 1/F, COS Centre, 56 Tsun Yip Street, Kwun Tong
Loving Hut, an international chain, is always a safe haven for vegans. Affordable, with an extensive menu, Loving Hut is the place to get your fried noodle and vegan cake fix. Try their homemade dumplings, spicy Laksa Noodle Soup, or Formosa Noodle Char Siew for filling meals. They also sell a vegan version of the famous local egg tart snack, made with a coconut custard filling. Order them as soon as you arrive, as they often sell out. Numerous locations in town.
Tsim Sha Tsui is a hub for Indian restaurants, but even vegetarian places can often be difficult for vegans, with ghee and paneer used in many dishes. At Saravana Bhavan, the menu is vegetarian but many items are vegan (or can be made vegan) and are clearly labelled on the menu. Try one of the huge homemade dosas, a veggie curry, or biryani rice, and come super hungry because the portions are huge. 4/F, Ashley Centre, 23-25 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Hemingway’s by the Bay
This oceanfront bar run by ocean activist Gary Stokes recently changed their comfort food menu to an all-vegan one, something that meat eaters never even noticed! Hemingway’s by the Bay has have live music, an outdoor patio, and an extensive menu. Try one of their many vegan pizzas, the BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Burger, or their homemade cheesecake. Located in Discovery Bay, lounge on the beach afterwards or go for a stroll on this beautiful island. Shop GO9, Block A, Discovery Bay Plaza, Discovery Bay
LN Fortunate Coffee
LN Fortunate Coffee is a fully-vegan restaurant chain originating in Malaysia and a popular spot for gourmet coffees, homemade bread, and fresh waffles. Their Tomato Macaroni Soup with Scrambled Beancurd is a famous Hong Kong dish, veganized. Their Vegan Cheese Hot Dog meal is a great comfort food, which can’t be found anywhere else in the city. This is a great place to socialize with friends, and a quiet location to get work done. G/F, Altro, No.118 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun
Ahimsa Buffet is (you guessed it) an all-you-can-eat vegetarian buffet. A good value for the money, non-vegan eats here are clearly marked. Dive into traditional Chinese noodles and veggies, fried goodies, soups, tofu dishes, a salad bar and curries. Bonus: many of the desserts are made by local vegan pastry Chef Jennifer from Fafa Pastry. This place gets quite busy at dinnertime, so come early and secure your spot. Shop B, G/F, Wah Hai Mansion, 10-16 Fort Street, North Point / 8 Tak Hing St, Yau Ma Tei / 2/F, 88 Sai Yee Street, Mong Kok