With flexitarianism and plant-based dining on the rise globally and right here in Hong Kong, more and more of our city’s restaurants and cafés are now offering delicious vegan brunch offerings. From fully plant-based dim sum to vegan-friendly free-flow brunches, here is our roundup of the best spots to head to, so grab a group of your favourite friends and fam and get-a-brunchin.
Situated in the middle of Lamma Island, Olive Leaf hosts regular Israeli vegetarian and vegan lunches and cooking classes on weekends. For a truly fabulous vegan brunch – honestly some of Hong Kong’s best Middle Eastern spreads (we’ve tried for ourselves) – you have to visit Olive Leaf. Think Spicy Salsa with Pomegranate Molasses, creamy homemade hummus and dips and fresh colourful salads, all to be enjoyed in a beautiful outdoor space during this spell of perfect autumnal weather!
Address: Olive Leaf, Pak Kok Village, Lamma Island. Check Olive Leaf’s event calendar for bookings, timings and upcoming events.
Veteran of the vegetarian food scene in Hong Kong, Chef Peggy Chan, bid farewell to her original eatery Grassroots Pantry to make way for her high-end plant-based concept Nectar earlier this year. For an elevated plant-based brunch experience, Nectar is the place to go. From its free-flow brunch offering (HK$550 per person) to a la carte options, you’ll want to taste all of the inventive, creative dishes featured on their brunch menu.
Address: Nectar, 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan.
The Chinese Restaurant
Hyatt Regency’s award-winning Cantonese dining concept, The Chinese Restaurant, has just partnered up with Hong Kong-based Green Monday’s own plant-based pork analogue Omnipork to serve up must-try an entire dim sum menu. In this 1920s style Chinese tea house, you’ll now be able to taste top-notch plant-based buns and dumplings, perfect for an authentic Chinese brunch experience.
Address: The Chinese Restaurant, Hyatt Regency TST, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.
And speaking of dim sum brunch, of course we had to include Dragon-i in our roundup! Now with tons of vegetarian and vegan-friendly offerings, many of them made using the plant pork alternative Omnipork, brunchers can now indulge in almost every classic dim sum dish, from steamed dumplings to stuffed peppers, all sans meat. Grab your friends and start making plans to visit Dragon-i’s for their famous free-flow brunch.
Address: Dragon-i, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central.
Since going fully vegan in the beginning of the year, Hemingway’s has become Discovery Bay Island’s go-to plant-based spot. Omnivores and herbivores alike will be able to enjoy their childhood favourites and comfort food classics such as nachos, homemade chilli, loaded potato skins and more.
Address: Hemingway’s DB, Shop G09, Block A, 92-96 Discovery Bay Road, Discovery Bay Plaza, Lantau.
Ohms Café & Bar
Ohms Café & Bar is a perfect place to go for those of you looking for a mellow, low-key and homey brunch experience. In this little 100% plant-based café, you’ll be able to taste delicious handcrafted vegan food, everything from tarts to bagels and pastas.
Address: Ohms Café & Bar, Shop A, G/F, 192 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan.
Take yourself on a Latin American food journey at Picada, a Latin restaurant and bar in the middle of Hong Kong’s party district Lan Kwai Fong. They offer a 5-course Latin brunch (HK$298 per person), with vegan-options for each course. Some of the dishes feature plant-based Omnipork, while others simply let veggies shine in their full glory.
Address: Picada, 2/F and 3/F, LKF Building, 29 Wyndham Street, Central.
On weekends and public holidays from 12 noon – 2.30pm, Mak Mak offers a free flow brunch (HK$298 per person), with loads of vegan-friendly options. While you sip your alcohol-free drink (also free flow) or champagne and spritz (for HK$518 per person), you can enjoy all your Thai favourites from pomelo salad to tom yum and wok-fried veggies. Bonus: Mak Mak is super gluten-free friendly and they label the dishes that contain gluten very clearly on the menu.
Address: Mak Mak, Shop 217A, 2/F Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central.
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