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8 Great Non-Indian Restaurants To Satisfy Your Vegetarian Needs

Tashwita Pruthi | July 17, 2017


Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or just enjoy your Meatless Mondays; Hong Kong has numerous mouthwatering restaurants to keep you satisfied. Ranging from traditional Cantonese cuisine to contemporary hipster spots, these restaurants are guaranteed to appease both your tummy and taste buds.

1. Pure Veggie House – A strict vegetarian and vegan eatery


A Buddhist restaurant tucked away in the heart of Mid-Levels, Pure Veggie House is a strict vegetarian and vegan eatery that is constantly updating its’ menu. Their simple, elegant and unelaborate setting makes it a go-to Sunday family brunch location. Our personal recommendations include the flaky puff pastry stuffed with warm shredded turnip, the perfectly pan-fried vegetarian dumplings, and the Fujian style fried rice. For dessert – don’t forget to try the deep fried glutinous rice ball with peanut or lotus paste! This contemporary Chinese restaurant will be your new home-away-from-home.

Address: 3/F, Coda Plaza, 51 Garden Road, Mid-levels
Contact Number: 2525 0552
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2. Grassroots Pantry – An organic restaurant dedicated to the slow foods movement


Relatively new and located in Sai Ying Pun, Grassroots Pantry has become the hot new favorite for vegetarians and vegans alike. It is an organic restaurant dedicated to the slow-foods movement with a menu ranging all the way from Indian to Japanese. This varied menu ensures that there is something appetizing available for everyone! Trying the fresh Palak Paneer accompanied with a homemade chapatti is a must.

Address: 108 Hollywood Rd, Central
Contact Number: 2873 3353
Website: //

3. MANA! Fast Slow Food – A zero food waste organic restaurant


On a mission to operate at a zero-food-waste and free water for all, this organic and plant based alternative to a fast food restaurant serves raw cold-pressed juices and smoothies. Alongside that, they also have a large variety of “vushis” (vegan sushi), soups, and salads. Everything about this restaurant follows its’ philosophy – from paper straws to biodegradable coffee cups and even water saving toilets! This ever-evolving restaurant will ensure that you’ll always come back for more!

Address: 97 Wellington Street, Central
Contact Number: 2259 5125
Website: //

4. Bookworm Cafe – The first and original healthy organic cafe in Hong Kong


A second-hand bookshop that also entertains a café is a favorite amongst Lamma residents and visitors alike. It was the first and original healthy organic café in Hong Kong serving a range of salads, sandwiches and meat-free burgers. Don’t miss out on their gluten-free carrot cake and scrumptious apple crumble with fresh custard for dessert! With their relaxing environment and varied collection of books, one could sit in this sunny café all day long.

Address: 79, Yung Shue Wan Main Street, Lamma Island, Hong Kong
Contact Number: 2982 4838
Website: //

5. Veggi SF – A vegetarian restaurant with a retro setting


Boasting a theme of San Francisco in the fabulous 50’s, this restaurant serves internationally inspired and fresh vegetarian food. The retro and chic atmosphere gives this restaurant a quirky edge that is perfect for a meal with your friends. Recommendations on the menu include the Korean spicy salad and the fisherman’s wharf burger.

Address: 10/F, 11 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact Number: 3902 3902
Website: //

6. Kung Tak Lam – A Shanghainese restaurant with great vegetarian and vegan options


Just walking distance away from the Tsim Tsa Tsui Ferry terminal, this Shanghaiese restaurant serves up delicious vegetarian and vegan options – all with a spectacular harbor view! With their promise of no MSG and low-salt dishes, rest assured that you’re doing your tummy a favor here. Signature dishes include the tofu dumplings and “mock-meat” concoctions.

Address: 7/F, 1 Peking Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
Contact Number: 2312 7800
Website: //

7. Mak Mak – A Thai Restaurant with a wholesome vegetarian menu


Mak Mak is an edgy, retro-inspired restaurant dishing up dynamic and aromatic contemporary Thai Cuisine. Although not an entirely vegetarian restaurant, it does have a wholesome vegetarian menu – making it an ideal spot for group lunches. In addition to the classic favorites such as Tom Yum soup and Pad Thai, don’t miss out on the “Lab Tau Hoo” – a spicy salad of crispy tofu, mushrooms, roasted rice and green lettuce.

Address: Shop 217A, 2/F, Atrium, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road, Central
Contact Number: 2983 1003
Website: //

8. OVO Cafe – A vegetarian cafe on a mission to encourage healthy eating


OVO Café serves fresh and tasty green eats, not only to vegetarians but also to those unfamiliar to the green diet to encourage a healthy living lifestyle. Their “beyond-meat” venture is a 100% plant-based meat substitute that carries the same amount of protein and nutrition as real meat. For dessert, you could even try their hazelnut yogurt tiramisu!

Address: Shop 1, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road, Central
Contact Number: 2527 6077
Website: //

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Tashwita Pruthi

Tashwita Pruthi can be described as a classic third-culture kid. She was born in New Delhi, India but has been brought up everywhere else. She is studying international relations and economics at Tufts University and hopes to work at the UN someday. She likes watching TV shows, reading and taking photographs. Other articles by this author



Jul 20, 2017
Neerja Sujanani says:

A great read! Look forward to more such suggestions and reviews…

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