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Hong Kong’s plant-based food scene just keeps growing. The city is now full of meatless restaurants, and loads of food outlets are now adding on vegetarian and vegan options to their menus. But what about completely vegan restaurants? Turns out, we have a fair few of them too, where vegan and only vegan dishes are served – meaning that 100% plant-based folk can indulge carefree!
Editor’s Note: Believe or not, some popular vegan guides to Hong Kong have misleading information, classifying restaurants as vegan when they serve honey or dairy or milk, and some restaurants that have the word vegan in their name are actually not. The only way to be sure is to call every single one and speak to the owner or manager, which we did, to make sure there were no surprises.
The Park by Years
Beloved vegetarian café YEARS recently opened up its second branch in Sham Shui Po, which is 100% vegan. Called The Park by Years, the café will serve up some of the best vegan food the city has to offer, from curries and pastas to no-egg, no-dairy desserts such as raw lemon cheesecake and poached pear pancakes.
Address: The Park by Years, 132 Yu Chau Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon.
Vego Coffee is the revival of the formerly in Wan Chai Hkveganshop, which closed its doors last month. It’s 100% plant-based menu ranges from pizzas to waffles and its highly acclaimed cake selection, made fresh, in-house and of course all vegan-friendly.
Address: Vego Coffee, Shop 7B, G/F, Garden Mansion, 154-156 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.
Ohms Café & Bar
Ohms Café & Bar is a favourite in the Sheung Wan neighbourhood. The quaint restaurant serves delicious made-to-order pastas made with protein-packed black bean or green pea noodles, all-day breakfasts, beautiful vegan cakes, as well as a selection of zero-waste and organic skincare and household products.
Address: Ohms Café & Bar, 192A Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan.
VW Vegan Café
Opened just last month, VW Vegan Café is the newest 100% plant-based coffee shop to arrive in Tai Po. Located on a quiet street corner, the café’s delicious vegan lemon donuts, blueberry cheesecake tarts and mochi brownies are not to be missed!
Address: VW Vegan Café, 2/F, Plover Cove Garden, Tai Po New Territories.
Located in Hong Kong’s Soho district, POP Vegan offers a wide range of Western vegan dishes, with impressive entrees such as cauliflower steak, eggplant parmigiana and hedgehog mushroom pie. In addition to being completely meat, egg and dairy free, the restaurant is also free from alliums, making it a suitable choice for Buddhists too.
Address: POP Vegan, 1/F, 28 Elgin Street, Soho, Central.
Mirror & Vegan Concept
Mirror & Vegan Concept is well known for its moreish vegan pastas and risottos, with sauces so creamy you’ll find it hard to believe they are completely dairy and egg free. Paired with their fresh salads and vibrant soup of the day, you won’t be disappointed.
Address: Mirror & Vegan Concept, 9/F, 118 Queen’s Road Central, Central.
LN Fortunate Coffee
LN Fortunate Coffee is a vegan restaurant franchise that originally started in the northern Taiwanese city of Hsinchu. Its Hong Kong outlet in Sai Ying Pun is frequented by omnivores and herbivores alike for its veganised renditions of local favourites, such as cha siu fan and bubble waffles.
Address: LN Fortunate Coffee, G/F, 118 Second St, Sai Ying Pun.
VeggieSF is an American 1950s-themed vegan diner that is regularly voted for serving up some of the best totally plant-based burgers in the city. Even if you’re not exactly feeling like a burger, you can enjoy other delicious bites from the restaurant’s bursting menu, from laksa to ice cream sundaes. They have recently started serving the most delicious cakes too, so dust off your sweet tooth.
Address: VeggieSF, 10/F, 11 Stanley Street, Central.
Brought to you by the creators of Hong kong’s first vegan block party, Big Dill’s vegan-only menu serves up meat, egg and dairy-free versions of popular comfort foods – juicy burgers, fries, hot dogs, gyros, mac ‘n’ cheese, you name it. What we love the most? They make everything in-house, from their patties to their mayo- totes delicious.
Address: Big Dill, 123 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun.
Mayse Artisan Bakery
Run by father and daughter duo, Mayse Artisan Bakery uses traditional Latvian recipes to create some of the tastiest vegan sourdough breads in Hong Kong. Customers can choose to grab one of their freshly baked loaves, or dine-in and enjoy their delicious sourdough pizzas – topped with plant-based meat, veggies and melted vegan cheese.
Address: Mayse Artisan Bakery, G/F, 64 Sam Wo Road, Tai Mei Tuk, Tai Po.
Confusion Plant-Based Kitchen
Confusion Plant-Based Kitchen is 100% plant-based restaurants offering globally-inspired dishes, from Japanese to Middle Eastern and lots of comfort food too. There is something for everyone at Confusion, from its rotating daily specials to its staple veggie-filled wraps, burgers, and rice and noodle dishes and the Sheung Wan eatery has boatloads of devoted followers- for good reason, everything is scrumptious.
Address: Confusion Plant-Based Kitchen, G/F, 103 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan.
A local café on Lamma Island, Rawsoever is a pet-friendly raw vegan restaurant turning simple ingredients into delicious healthy fusion dishes, such as Chinese vegetables massaged with sweet-sour vinegar topped with fresh fruit, zucchini sesame noodles and raw pizzas and burgers. Tip: check opening times before you go!
Address: Rawsoever, Flat A, G/F, 18E Tai Yuen Village, Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island.
A favourite on Discovery Bay, Hemingway’s menu boasts an impressive selection of vegan-only dishes, many of which are made with plant-based meat alternatives such as Beyond Meat and Omnipork. On top of appetisers, platters, burgers, buddha bowls, salads, sandwiches and pizza, Hemingway’s also serves vegan cake. Totally worth the trek- enjoy a wide array of great food while you stare at the South China Sea- paradise!
Address: Hemingway’s, Shop G09, G/F, D’Deck, DB Plaza, Discovery Bay.
Kind Kitchen is Green Monday’s all-vegan dine-in restaurant concept, serving veganised Cantonese dishes such as cha chaan teng noodles with its now famous Omnipork Luncheon “spam”, Hong Kong-style french toast and milk tea made with oat milk. It also offers a range of international fare, including pizzas, pastas and burgers but also Asian classics like ramen and Singapore fried noodles. It’s the city’s most wide-ranging showcase of the top innovative foodtech companies from Beyond Meat to Heura to Unlimeat to Alpha Foods, and unsurprisingly, meat eaters love the place.
Address: Kind Kitchen, Shop 1, 1/F, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road Central, Central.
Loving Hut is an international vegan chain with each location creating veganised versions of local classics. The Tseuk Luk branch has an eclectic menu with Western comfort foods like burgers, pasta and wraps to Cantonese classics like fried noodles and vegan char siu. The Kowloon Bay outlet is known for its extensive vegan meat menu, as well as noodle soups and vegan cakes- plus they have an entire range of vegan groceries online.
Address: 1) 33 Tseuk Luk St, Kowloon; 2) Shop G242-245, Amoy Plaza II, 77 Ngau Tau Kok Road, Kowloon Bay.
Sai Kung’s favourite Casa Tapas Bar has rebranded to 2084 recently, and its menu showcases a whole load of entirely vegan goodies. Here, you can expect a wide range of Asian-inspired plant-based tapas, from pan-fried momos to peking oyster mushroom wraps and a spicy mapo tofu to die for. They also have a good range of gluten-free choices on offer, plus vegan beer and wine too! What’s not to love?
Address: 2084, 5 Sha Tsui Path, Sai Kung.
Pure Veggie House
For all dim sum lovers, Pure Veggie House is the place to go for vegan yum cha. You’ll find all your dim sum favourites – steamed dumplings, veggie stir fries, pan-fried turnip cake, “meat” baos – all under one roof.
Address: Pure Veggie House, 1/F, Ka Wing Building, 27 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.
Thai Vegetarian Food
Thai Vegetarian Food is a hidden gem for vegans looking for their Thai fix. Located in Kowloon City, the restaurant offers meat and dairy-free skewers, fried rice, pad thai, spring rolls, rice paper rolls, curries and more.
Address: Thai Vegetarian Food, G/F, 28 South Wall Road, Kowloon City, Kowloon.
Frequented by herbivore and omnivore students alike, Vegether is a vegan eatery located in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. It opens early to cater vegan breakfast for students rushing to their morning lectures, as well as throughout lunch and dinner, where vegan Cantonese dishes such as cha siu fan and dumplings are served.
Address: Vegether, Shop G14, G/F, Benjamin Franklin Centre, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin.
This post has been updated on July 8 2020 to correct the information for Loving Hut, the previously listed address was wrong, we regret the error.
Lead image courtesy of Vego Coffee.