It is getting hard to keep up with Hong Kong’s vegan scene with so much going on. It’s never been easier to live that plant-based life. To help you out, we have highlighted the best in new menus, openings and more food news this November in our column about all things plant-based dining. Enjoy!
Sound Of Veggie
Replacing the much-loved Pure Veggie House at Coda Plaza on MacDonnell Road is Sound of Veggie (the former has moved to M88 in Central). Like its predecessor, Sound Of Veggie will offer delicious plant-based dim sum and traditional Chinese dishes from dumplings to sweet and sour monkey head mushrooms, noodles and stir fries.
Address: Sound Of Veggie, 3/F Coda Plaza, 51 Garden Road, Mid-Levels.
Harvester Reopens As O Veggie
Harvester, one of Sheung Wan’s long-time go-to casual veggie eats, has reopened as O Veggie. The restaurant has now partnered up with Gingko House, a social enterprise eatery concept that supports senior employment, to offer local homestyle dishes sans meat. You’ll find original tofu dishes, “grandma’s soup”, BBQ “pork” buns and dumplings, as well as new menu pan-Asia additions made with the popular plant-based meat alternatives such as Omnipork and Beyond Meat.
Address: O Veggie, Shop A-B, G/F Yardley Commercial Building, New Market Street, Sheung Wan.
Hkveganshop has just opened its doors for their soft launch in Wanchai! During their initial soft opening until the 15th November, the café will be offering a 10% discount for all customers. This mini local Hong Kong eatery will serve up delicious fully plant-based meals, from classic Beyond Burgers to veggie wraps. In true eco-style, they are also encouraging all visitors to bring their own reusable boxes and cutlery!
Address: Hkveganshop, The Hub, 1/F Fortune Building, 150-158 Lockhart Road, Wanchai.
Veggie Labo, a plant-based grocery store, has just opened its doors in Sheung Wan. The small shop is full of vegan and vegetarian ingredients sourced from Japan, so you can stock up your kitchen pantries with staples and specialty foods. In additiona, Veggie Labo runs Japanese plant-based cooking workshops occasionally, so be on the lookout if you’re looking for a creative weekend activity!
Address: Room 503, 5/F Cheung’s Building, 1-3 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan.
Grassroots Now Open On FoodPanda
Although the beloved Grassroots Pantry has made way for Chef Peggy Chan’s new tasting menu concept Nectar, long-time fans can still enjoy classic Grassroots dishes in the comfort of your own home or office through delivery app FoodPanda. You’ll find on the app all their bestsellers, such as Pandan Fried Hedgehog Mushrooms, the Rainbow Bowl and more.
Order Grassroots-to-Go from FoodPanda here.
Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant (蓮花健康素食)
Tai Po just welcomed a veggie newcomer: Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant offers Cantonese style vegetarian dishes with many vegan options, takeaway style. While the menu is mostly in Chinese, at lunchtime, the dim sum menu options are on display, making it a pretty straightforward grab and go. They also serve up noodles and rice lunch sets from a budget-friendly HK$36 and up.
Address: Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant, G/F, Tak Hong Building, 80 Kwong Fuk Road, Tai Po.
TT Veggie just joined the list of restaurants at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), offering students and the public affordable and delicious vegetarian and vegan options including the best value Impossible burger in town. The menu is predominantly made up of Chinese dishes, but it is extensive – rice sets, noodles, dim sum, all-day breakfasts and more! Although the menu is 100% plant-based, as this restaurant does serve egg, most of what is on offer is vegan-friendly.
Address: TT Veggie, LG7 Kitchen 3, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Clear Water Bay.
Other Exciting News For Herbivores:
Future Bar by Green Common At K11 Musea: Green Monday’s 100% vegan café chain Green Common is again expanding, this time with a brand new concept called Future Bar, which has just launched at Tsim Sha Tsui’s newest mall K11 Musea. There will be new menu offerings and limited discounts!
TREEHOUSE Now Officially Open: Saying goodbye to their soft opening phase, TREEHOUSE has just celebrated its official full launch with their Grand Opening Party in the last weekend of October, much to the delight of its already long list of healthy plant-based followers.
Loving Hut Wanchai Closes Down: It is with great sadness that we will be bidding farewell to the Wanchai location of international vegan chain Loving Hut. After 10 years, Monday 11th November will mark the final day of its operations. Luckily, their Kowloon Bay restaurant in Amoy Plaza will continue running, so local fans still have a chance to visit.
Uma & BEDU Monday Vegan Menu: After Green Queen hosted the third and fourth volumes of our UN SDG #PlantBasedDinner series at BEDU and Uma Nota respectively, both restaurants will now be making their delicious vegan tasting menus available for order every (Green) Monday!
Conspiracy Chocolates Now Available In 16 Locations: Hong Kong’s very own bean-to-bar chocolate brand Conspiracy Chocolate is now more widely available across the city. Thanks to their recent partnership with the chain bakery Eric Kayser, the tally of locations offering their range of vegan-friendly artisanal chocolates has jumped to 16.
Lead image courtesy of Green Queen.