Vegan restaurants can be hard to come by in Hong Kong. While many chefs are getting better at adapting their menus for vegan diners, there’s something to be said for restaurants that focus exclusively on plant-based cuisine. Try one of these amazing vegan restaurants in Hong Kong, and thank us later.
Looking for some all-you-can-eat vegan deliciousness? Ahimsa Buffet, with outlets in Mong Kok, North Point and Jordan, is extremely popular for its bottomless buffet lunch and dinner. Shop B, G/F, Wah Hai Mansion, 10-16 Fort St., North Point, facebook.com/ahimsabuffet.
Owner and chef Lisa Terauchi takes pride in mouthwatering meals that will convert even the most ardent carnivore, if only for a night. Well-loved menu items include hedgehog mushroom tacos and tofu fries, while a rotating specials board with dishes like “broconomiyaki” (okonomiyaki with broccoli) keeps the regulars – of which there are many – on their toes. G/F, 103 Jervois St., Sheung Wan, 2563-3699, confusion.hk.
GREENWOODS RAW CAFE
Taking healthy eating to a new level, Greenwoods serves only raw food
to ensure that no nutrients are lost in the preparation process. Open for lunch only, the innovative raw menu includes an array of dishes, from raw pizza to raw vegan sushi, as well as plenty of tasty raw cakes. 13/F, 2 Carnavon Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 3428-2416.
This Discovery Bay bar and restaurant made headlines last year when owner Gary Stokes made the unprecedented move to convert to a fully vegan menu. Simply swapping typical bar fare like beef burgers and nachos with veganised versions, this plant-based menu still hits all the right pub grub notes without sacrificing on its ethical principles. Shop G09, Block A, 92-96 Discovery Bay Rd., Discovery Bay Plaza, Lantau Island, 2987-8855, hemingways-vegetarian-restaurant.business.site.
Opened just last year, Kind Kitchen is the newest F&B concept to emerge from vegan-gelical David Yeung of Green Monday fame. A bright and colourful space located right in the heart of Central, this eatery cleverly incorporates mock meats like Omnipork to whip up plant-based versions of Asian classics like banh mi and dan dan mian. There are also some solid Western options, and a vegan kids menu for little ones to plant the seed early. 1/F, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Rd., Central, 2110-0055, greencommon.com.
This totally vegan cafe in Sai Wan has been doing plant-based since before it was even cool. Mains include meat-free pasta dishes as well as mock meat creations like a vegan steak with black pepper sauce. They also sell loaves of their nut bread, useful if you’re trying to sidestep the hidden dairy and egg that’s often slipped into grocery store brand breads. 118 Second St., Sai Ying Pun, 2858-3898.
MIRROR & VEGAN CONCEPT
Overlooking Queen’s Road Central, this charming little bistro takes pride in serving up delicious Italian pasta made only from plant-based produce, like dairy-free cheese alternative Sheese. 9/F, 118 Queen’s Road Central, 2868-0810, facebook.com/mirrorveganconcept.
Located right at the Sheung Wan end of Hollywood Road, Ohms Cafe is a small and friendly fair trade restaurant with a focus on vegan food and drinks. Ohms is passionate about sustainable eating and encourages its patrons to reduce waste by offering reusable containers for a $100 refundable deposit. 192 Hollywood Rd., Sheung Wan, 5400-4236, facebook.com/ohmshk2017.
An unassuming entrance belies the standout kitchen at work in Pop Vegan on Elgin Street. The chefs here are nothing short of wizards when it comes to mock meat, conjuring up dishes like peking duck pizza, fish & chips or beef wellington. There’s even a plant- based poutine, for any Canadians craving their national dish of cheese and gravy-soaked chips. 1/F, 28 Elgin St., Central, 2628-6211.
ZEN EAT CUISINE
Step into a haven of sleek minimalism and tuck into an entirely plant-based meal at Zen Eat Cuisine, a Japanese vegan restaurant in Sheung Wan. Room 503, 5/F, Cheung’s Building, 1-3 Wing Lok St., Sheung Wan, 2838- 0018, facebook.com/zeneatcuisine.