Choosing a restaurant is always challenging, especially when you’re eating out with friends that follow different diets. For those who are struggling to find places to go where your your meat-loving friends can enjoy their meal and you can find plant-based options, we’ve put together this awesome list of non-vegan restaurants that serve delicious vegan dishes. Even better, there are so many different types of cuisines in the list, from Thai to Spanish to Japanese so you can indulge no matter what your fancy. Save yourself the dreaded drama of where to eat and bookmark this list ASAP.
Best known for its tasty and healthy dishes made with organic ingredients, Locofama’s menu caters to every type of diner and features vegan, dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free and pescatarian options- definitely something for everyone in your crew.
G/F, 9-13 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun, +852 25477668; Open Monday, Wednesday to Friday 12:00 – 15:00, 18:00 – 22:00, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 – 22:00, Closed Tuesday.
Vietnamese noodles do not always have to be meaty. This always-packed eatery offers different vegan options from starters to mains, and make sure you don’t miss out on their plant-based Bun Cha, aka Bun noodles served with lemongrass crusted tofu and fried ginger julienne – so delicious.
Shop 88-90, G/F, Wellington Street, Central, +852 25819992; Open daily 12:00 – 23:00.
Mak Mak is a super vegetarian-friendly Thai restaurant with a wide range of plant-based dishes that can be prepared vegan on request. An ideal spot for a date night or a dinner with your besties.
Shop 217A, 2/F, Atrium, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, +852 29831003; Open Daily 12:00 – 15:00, 18:00 – 23:00.
Thanks to Green Monday, vegans can now enjoy famous local dishes like claypot rice and fried flat noodles, to name a few, thanks to pork alternative Omnipork and clever use of bean curd. 100% plants and 100% Hong Kong style tasty- it’s a winning combo.
G-1/F, 5 Tonnochy Road, Wan Chai, +852 31253000; Open daily 12:00 – 23:00.
While they don’t have sushi, Camper’s is the place to go to indulge in mouth-watering Japanese curries. They have loads of omni options but their signature, a 15 vegetable curry dish (get it with rice or udon), is the stuff of vegan dreams.
Quarry Bay: Shop 13, G/F, Chung Hing Mansion, 13 Pan Hoi Street, Quarry Bay, +852 26686613. Tin Hau: G/F, 127 Electric Road, Tin Hau, +852 28897377; Open Monday to Saturday 11:30 – 15:30, 18:00 – 22:00, Sunday 11:30 – 15:30, 17:45 – 21:45.
For all you burger lovers out there, make sure to check out Ted’s Lookout- the veggie burger is delish. PS- you won’t see it on the menu but they do serve it on request so remember to ask. On top of the vegetarian patty, you can also add extra toppings: we recommend the juicy portobello mushroom and the pineapple!
G/F, Moonful Court, 17A Moon Street, Wan Chai, +852 25200076; Open daily 12:00 – 23:00.
When it comes to Spanish food, The Optimist is a clear standout. Although most of their meatless dishes are served with cheese, the team is more than happy to satisfy vegan taste buds- they have a lovely selection of plant-based plates.
G-2/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, +852 24333324; Open Monday to Thursday and Sunday 12:00 – 14:30, 18:00 – 22:30, Friday and Saturday 12:00 – 14:30, 18:00 – 23:00.
Tsui Wah Restaurant
Believe it or not, late night stalwart Tsui Wah is one of the very few Cha Chaan Tengs with a meatless menu, courtesy of team Green Monday yet again! And since they are open 24/7, you can enjoy the local classics vegan-style anytime of the day or night.
G-2/F, 15-19 Wellington Street, Central, +852 25256338; Open 24/7.
Shanghai Lane has a large selection of vegan dishes, as well as a huge menu of Shanghainese omni classics. Make sure you try their signature braised wheat gluten with mushroom & black fungus – you won’t regret it.
Wan Chai: G/F, Kam Fung Commercial Building, 2-4 Tin Lok Lane, Wan Chai, +852 25093818; Open daily 11:00 – 23:00.
This won’t surprise anyone but Pizza Express is a winner for group-based dining. It’s family-friendly, suitable for large parties, there are locations all across Hong Kong (17 and counting), and the menu has lots of vegetarian choices that you can easily veganize (sadly they don’t do vegan cheese at all outlets, only in Sai Ying Pun and at Mira Place).
Tsim Sha Tsui: Shop OT G53, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 23761182; Open Monday to Friday 12:00 – 22:30, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 – 22:30. See all locations here.
Lead photo courtesy of Pexels, restaurant photos courtesy of respective establishments, except for Camper’s photo, courtesy of Foodie Smashing Pumpkins Blogspot.