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 in our bi-monthly column about all things plant-based dining. Enjoy!
Kwun Tong Love Bento Serving Plant-Based Japanese Boxes
Love Bento is a family-run vegan Japanese café that opened its doors in Kwun Tong in 2016, but has only just popped onto our radar! Here, they serve completely plant-based Japanese bento boxes, made up of different small dishes and dessert options – think tomato soup, veggie sushi, dumplings and udon! They even offer daily Japanese cooking classes for parties of 3-4, so get booking for an afternoon session with your family!
Address: Love Bento, G18, East Plaza, 7 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon. Open Monday – Saturday: 12.00 noon – 9.00pm.
Sai Ying Pun Welcomes Vegan-Friendly Neighbourhood Café Vibes The Place
Located on Sai Ying Pun’s First Street, Vibes The Place has just opened up this September. While not vegan, the café menu does have a good range of vegan-friendly options, making it the perfect lunchtime spot for veggies and omnivores alike. In their grand opening promotion available until the end of this month, Vibes The Place are offering a free coffee or tea with every main (Vegan Pad Thai or BBQ Jackfruit Tuna Melt, anyone?). They have dessert covered too with their Vegan Chocolate Tiramisu.
Address: Vibes The Place, G/F, 112 First Street, Sai Ying Pun. Open daily: 11.00am – 8.00pm.
Sprout (Deli) Is Back In Wanchai
Yes, you heard that right – Sprout has just reopened in Wanchai! Now renamed Sprout Deli, the veggie restaurant will continue to dish out health-forward plant-based food with an expanded menu and ample vegan options at the same original location. In addition to their classic vegan-friendly buffet, they have bento-style lunch boxes and snacks for takeaway.
Address: Sprout Deli, 181 Hennessy Road, Wanchai. Open Monday: 12.00noon – 3.00pm; Tuesday – Saturday: 12.00noon – 3.00pm, 6.30pm – 9.00pm.
Pure Veggie House Returns With New Central Location
Pure Veggie House is up and running in their new location in Central! The vegetarian Chinese restaurant has long been in our good books for their vegan-friendly range of yum cha (everyone loves their wild mushroom and truffle steamed dumplings!) and you will be happy to know they have expanded their menu (hello Omnipork dim sum!). If you haven’t tried their dishes yet, now you have the perfect excuse to visit at their new convenient Wellington Street location.
Address: Pure Veggie House, 6/F, M88, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central. Open daily: 10.30am – 4.30pm, 6.00pm – 11.00pm.
DAMA Vegan Ice Cream Concept Debuts In K11 Musea
DAMA has just opened at Tsim Sha Tsui’s newest and greenest mall & cultural attraction, K11 Musea. The vegan-friendly soft serve ice cream and smoothie concept will impress even the most seasoned sweet-toothers in the city with their Dragon Fruit Sorbet and Oatly Milk Freeze. They also serve superfood juices, detox juices, healthy salads and wraps.
Address: DAMA, Shop 411, 4/F K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Open daily: 10.00am – 10.00pm.
Avobar Lands In Hong Kong With Plant-Based Options
Founded in London, Avobar is debuting in Hong Kong at K11 Musea, offering Hong Kongers an all-avocado menu. Every dish is based around the Instagrammable superfruit, and is perfect for a brunch date. While the menu does include meat, dish & dairy, there are plenty of vegan-friendly options from the Avo Bun Burger (made with a sweet potato patty) to the Ultimate Avocado Toast and the luscious Choc Avo Brownie.
Address: Avobar, Shop B201-4, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Open daily: 10.00am – 10.00pm.
HOME Eat To Live Revival: TREEHOUSE
While many us plant-based folks in Hong Kong lamented the departure of Home Eat To Live back in 2017, there is no reason to be sad anymore as founder Christain Mongendre has returned with a whole foods concept: TREEHOUSE. The restaurant is located in Pottinger Street in Central, featuring a comprehensive all-day (gluten-free and raw friendly) menu made with local and organic ingredients whenever possible.
Address: TREEHOUSE, Shop 1, Ground Floor, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central. Open Monday – Saturday: 10.00am – 10.00pm.
Other Exciting News For Herbivores:
Kind Kitchen (Coming Soon): Due to popular demand, Green Monday’s 100% vegan dining concept Kind Kitchen, which launched in Nan Fung Place in 2018, will be expanding to serve the plant-based community in Eastern Hong Kong. The new location is set to open in Island East, and will be dishing out all their Future Foods creations from Omnipork ramen to Beyond Sausage pizza to those Beyond burgers.
Green Common x Heura: Green Common just partnered up with Spanish plant-based startup Heura by Foods for Tomorrow whose chicken alternatives are the best we’ve tried. In addition to debuting two new vegan chicken dishes, Chicki A La King & Chicki Chili Spaghetti across all Green Common and Kind Kitchen outlets, Heura products will also be available in their retail sections from November.
Omnipork Launches Across Tsui Wah and Fairwood: Since August, dishes featuring Omnipork have been on menus across all of Tsui Wah and Fairwood branches in Hong Kong, proving that vegan-friendly dishes have a place even in traditionally meat-heavy cha-chaan-teng chains! Time for plant-based folks to go and satisfy their cravings for all of the city’s cult classics.
Picada Monday Vegan Menu: After Green Queen hosted the first volume in our UN SDG #PlantBasedDinner series at Picada, the Pan-Latin restaurant will be making the vegan tasting menu available for order every (Green) Monday!
Lead image courtesy of Green Queen.