5 minute vegan Hong Kong guide

All listed purport to be all vegan in what they retail.

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If intending to eat at any of these, check ahead to confirm opening days / times haven’t changed.

1) CS Vegan – Established June 2009. This Buddhist run place is a small, budget-friendly joint. 60 HKD lunch and 88 HKD dinner for their superb, wholesome all you can eat buffet. A contender for the best deal in town. Operated by wonderful people to do no more than break even so to make vegan food as affordable to as many folks as possible. They migrated from Fortress Hill in 2015 to bigger premises of 35 seats.

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  • CS Vegan
  • 1/F, Potek House, 9 Tsing Fung St
  • From Tin Hau MTR exit A1 turn left along Kings Rd. Then take 3rd street on left (directly under the flyover). Inside doorway number 9, press the big buzzer for access past the metal gate. CS Vegan is then on the first floor.
  • +852 6680 9391
  • https://www.facebook.com/csvegan111
  • Open 7 days for lunch and dinner

2) Green Fresh – Est Nov 2014. Pioneering all vegan dining in the New Territories. Food with a western slant and great desserts. Located around half way between the two stations in Tsuen Wan.

Green Fresh shop front

3) Greenwoods Raw Cafe – Est Sep 2013. These folks are torch bearers in bringing vegan organic raw food to HK. Food is not heated above 41 degrees C during preparation. Also good for gluten free diets. Green by name and green by decor. Very contemporary food. Despite the plethora of vego restaurants nearby in TST this is the first reported on here as all vegan.

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4) i Vegetarian – Buddhist all vegan lunch time place in Kwun Tong. Est Sep 2014.

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5) LN Fortunate Coffee – An all vegan chain popular in other parts of East Asia. This branch opened in Sai Ying Pun in March 2016. Pasta, sandwiches and other food with a western look and taste. Popular with waffle fiends but much more on offer than just waffles. LN is an abbreviation for Loving Nature.

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6) Lock Cha Tea House – Re-opened July 2016 after refurb. Dim sum is the name of the game here aimed at the pricier end of the market. As well as enjoyable food the beautiful location in Hong Kong Park is one of HK’s best. Great for millionaires looking to blow their cash on incredibly priced tea.

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7) & 8) Loving Hut – You pretty much know what you will get anywhere globally with the world’s most franchised vegetarian restaurant chain. It’s a difficult to argue with formula. The food is all vegan, tasty and prepared quickly. The 50 hkd lunch and 58 hkd dinner set menu in Loving Hut Wan Chai is another of HK’s best value contenders. The Kowloon Bay branch has a bakery attached they also claim is all vegan.

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  • Loving Hut Kowloon Bay
  • 245 Amoy Plaza Phase 2, 77 Ngau Tau Kok Road
  • Kowloon Bay MTR exit A then walk along Fuk To Street towards Amoy Plaza
  • +852 2751 1321
  • Open 7 days from lunch through to dinner

Loving Hut 2015-07-03

9) Loving Nature – There’s a whole lotta loving in the names of some of these HK vegan places. Originally Loving Nature was operated more like a coffee shop than anything else. On moving to new premises in March 2016 they are now more like a cafe and have a small food menu. The LN Fortunate Coffee logo on display gives away their affiliation to that particular vegan chain.

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1o) Pure Veggie House – Est Nov 2007. Higher end place with much of their food coming from their organic farm. No use of MSG nor artificial colour. Managed under Buddhist philosophy with no use of the five pungent vegetables (garlic, leek, onion, shallot, spring onion). Pure Veggie House was listed by The Daily Meal at 18 in their 2015 list of the world’s best vegetarian restaurants.

World Vegan Day at Pure Veggie House

  • Pure Veggie House
  • 3/F Coda Plaza, 51 Garden Road, Midlevels
  • From Admiralty (Tamar Street) Bus Terminus (MTR exit B), take bus 12A towards MacDonnell Road. 6 min journey every 12 mins. 2nd stop is the YWCA & a Sinopec. Walk 50 metres downhill from YWCA to Coda Plaza
  • +852 2525 0552
  • https://www.facebook.com/pureveggiehouse
  • Open 7 days for brunch through to dinner

11) Rawsoever – Managed by a former protegee of Greenwoods, it’s all raw food as the name suggests. Pre-booking required. 14 seats make it among the smallest in our list. Location is on the beautiful Lamma Island, a relaxing 25 minute boat trip from Central Ferry Terminal. Ferries are regular to Lamma.

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12) R C Cafe – Opened January 2017 by Jeffrey Chan. Concept designed with input from the lady behind Soland (see below).

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  • R C Cafe
  • Room 6, 13/F, New City Centre, 2 Lei Yue Mun Road
  • Nearest MTR Kwun Tong exit D4
  • +852 9473 3412
  • Open currently for pre-reservation only via the above number

13) Soland – Midweek day lunch only. A small setup in what looks like a converted apartment. No microwave, pan-fried, deep-fried, stir-fried, MSG, egg, milk, mushroom (I’m unsure why there’s mushroom avoidance), nor corn starch. The lady quietly offers a simple & healthy set meal of the day. Soup, main & a drink at 55 HK bucks is great value. Soland has a commendable food waste avoidance policy with a set amount of food each day. Please book in advance. Otherwise if you just show up & there isn’t enough food for you, without fuss you’ll be declined a seat. Food waste in the 21st century is a disgrace so total respect to Soland for that.

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  • Soland
  • 3/F, Wah Yuen Building, 6 Gilman’s Bazaar
  • Sheung Wan MTR exit E2 then walk to Queens Road Central (QRC) and turn left toward the Midlevels escalator. Then turn from QRC into Gilman’s Bazaar. The entrance stairs are on the left side of the very first shop on the left. There’s no elevator
  • +852 9473 3412
  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=703097744
  • Open Mon – Fri for only lunch

14) Thai Vegetarian Food –  Bang in the heart of the Thai community in Kowloon City and with Thai restaurants galore nearby. This though is the only one that is all vego. Indeed Thai Vegetarian Food could justifiably rename their restaurant Thai Vegan Food. The ethnicity of the food differentiates it completely from any of the other all vegan restaurants in HK. Strong flavours as you’d expect for Thai food.

Thai Veg shop sign

15) The Veggie – soft opened 5 September 2016. Higher end dining with high quality ingredients including those imported from ecologically oriented farmers in Yunnan.

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  • The Veggie
  • Shop B, 1/F COS centre, 56 Tsun Yip Street
  • Nearest MTR – Kwun Tong exit B3
  • +852 9851 6252
  • https://www.facebook.com/theveggiehk
  • Open 7 days for lunch through to dinner

16) Vegether – Soft opened 29 August 2016. Located in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Budget friendly Chinese food with a few western options. Located beside the campus pool.2016-09-03 15.51.40

  • Vegether
  • LG 14, Benjamin Franklin Centre, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin
  • Nearest rail station – University. From University station follow signs for bus 1a, 1b & 2
  • +852 2386 4366
  • Open Mon  – Sat for breakfast through to dinner

17) Veggie Mami – Opened 1 July 2012. All vegan since October 2015. 15 seat eatery serving fresh, wholesome & healthy North East Asian food with a contemporary slant. Family run.

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  • Veggie Mami
  • G/F, 2A Poplar St
  • Nearest MTR – Prince Edward exit C2 or D (C2 recommended. D is a walk past lots of gruesome butchers shops)
  • +852 2787 0389
  • https://www.facebook.com/VeggieMami
  • Open Mon – Sat for lunch and afternoon meal sets

18) Veggie SF – Previously well established in HK as a lacto ovo vego eatery. Progressed to being all vegan in 2016. 1950s San Francisco themed diner selling international food. Minimum spend per person is 150 Hong Kong bucks.

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19) Veggle Cafe – Opened April 2016 with ex Life Cafe chef, Derek Ip. Veggle similarly sells western food but not at the downtown prices of the former Life Cafe.

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See also Eat Well Canteen.


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