The 14 Best Vegan Restaurants in Hong Kong & Why We Love Them

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Looking for the best vegan restaurants in Hong Kong? We have you covered.

Finding vegan options can be time-consuming— and the variety of unhealthy options can get tempting if you don’t have a list of healthy spots ready when mealtime hits.

To help you stay on track with your vegan goals, we have rounded up the best vegan restaurants in Hong Kong.

One of the best vegan restaurants in Hong Kong

Treehouse in Soho has great food and a great vibe and is one of our all-time favorite vegan restaurants in Hong Kong. They sell flatbreads and salads but their food is anything but boring. 

To learn more about Treehouse, read the full review below. Otherwise, read on to learn about where to go: 

  • For high-end vegan dining
  • For delicious Indian vegan food

& plenty more.

Some of the restaurants we highlight in this article are totally vegan-dedicated restaurants, and other restaurants simply offer vegan options. Either way, if it’s vegan food you are after, you should find something to satisfy your vegan cravings.

MANA! Fast Slow Food – One of the best vegan restaurants in Hong Kong  

Mana! is on the best vegan restaurants Hong Kong.

Why we chose it:

  • Known for their delicious plant-based flats, salads, and soups, MANA! has been a staple in the vegan community since 2012.
  • They have enjoyable and funky restaurants, they clearly care about sustainability, and they were doing this long before it became trendy.

What we like:

  • The food tastes great; try their wrapped wholemeal flatbreads with your choice of veggie toppings, or give one of their signature flats a try.
  • We also like their signature falafel flat, which includes falafel, fresh tomato, romaine lettuce, pickled peppers, parsley, and tahini. 

What we don’t like:

  • The menu doesn’t seem to vary much but they have a large menu so it’s not a big deal.

Summary:

  • A super fun restaurant that will make you feel better about the fact that at least one restaurant chain is truly committed to climate change and sustainability
  • This is a good option if you’re dining alone or with friends.

Locations:

  • MANA! Soho location, 8 Staunton Street, SoHo, 5501 7583
  • MANA! Starstreet location, 8-10 Queen’s Rd. East, Wan Chai, 5501 7591

Ma… and the seeds of life – One of the best fancy Hong Kong vegan restaurants

Ma and the seeds of life is one of the best vegan restaurants Hong Kong.

Why we chose it:

What we like:

  • The menu changes frequently, and there is a huge variety; how about roasted cauliflower steak with ginger goji?
  • The food is super tasty and never boring; non-vegan friends will also love this restaurant.
  • They aim to bring joy to every plate of vegan food – they achieve just that!

What we don’t like:

  • The price isn’t low; although, given the restaurant itself and the food quality, this isn’t a surprise.

Summary:

  • A high-quality vegan restaurant with a huge variety of healthy, well-balanced dishes
  • This restaurant allows you to enjoy an elegant meal out with friends while not having to worry about needing to ask for special dietary requirements – relaxing.

Location:

  • Ma… and the seeds of life location: Shop no.11, 1/F, H18 CONET, 23 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong

Treehouse – One of the best vegan restaurants on Hong Kong Island

Treehouse is a great vegan option for lunch in Central.

Why we chose it:

  • Treehouse offers delicious vegetarian and vegan food.
  • The menu features burgers, grain bowls, flatbreads, and salads.

What we like:

  • Forest burger; a beet and mixed mushroom patty burger
  • Cypress; a flatbread with eggplant caviar, halloumi cheese, roasted vegetables, and rocket
  • I really enjoy just sitting and relaxing in this restaurant – it has a very soothing atmosphere

What we don’t like:

  • The price of food isn’t cheap but you should be satisfied with the size of the portions.

Summary:

  • This is a fun restaurant with really good quality vegan food; absolute must-try!

Location:

  • Treehouse location, Shop 1, Ground Floor, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, 3791 2277

Green Common – One of the best vegan restaurants near me

Green Common is one of the best vegan restaurants Hong Kong.

Why we chose it:

  • Green Common is a popular choice for vegans and vegetarians with more than ten locations across the city.
  • This vegan restaurant chain offers a lot of traditional meat dishes that have been created using non-meat ingredients.

What we like:

  • If you are craving typical comfort food made with non-meat products, you can find them all here, including Beyond Pizza Delight and Beyond Burger Classic.
  • They also offer healthy menu options such as the Quinoa Mixed Bowl and the Thai Mixed Vege Stir-fry.

What we don’t like:

  • Although they offer some healthy vegan options, the healthy options are relatively limited.

Summary:

  • If you are craving burgers and pork and more, Green Common is a great option because they have a wide variety of dishes made using Beyond Meat and Omnipork
  • This reminds me of a vegan version of a fast-food restaurant chain.

Locations:

  • Green Common locations: vary; check shop locations here

Oolaa – One of the best vegan restaurants in Hong Kong  

Oolaa has some excellent vegan dishes on their menu making this one of the best vegan restaurants in Hong Kong.

Why we chose it:

  • We love Oolaa – we’re not going to deny it; it’s affordable, and the environment is relaxing.

  • We previously mentioned Oolaa in our article about the best brunches in Hong Kong– we stand by this pick!

What we like:

  • One of the best things about Oolaa is that they cater to a wide variety of diets, including vegan and gluten-free.

  • The menu is never boring. Fancy some Avocado & Beetroot Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls, or Roasted Spiced Cauliflower? Oolaa has these vegan dishes and plenty more.

What we don’t like:

  • It can get crowded, try to come early.

Summary:

  • If you are looking to enjoy a lazy, relaxing vegan meal on the weekend, Oolaa is a great option.
  • Whether you are bringing kids or making specific meal requests, the staff at Oolaa never seem to blink an eye – they take it all in their stride, which makes for a very relaxed ambiance.

Locations:

  • Oolaa Soho, G/F, Bridges Street, CentreStage, Soho, Mid-Levels
  • Oolaa Petite, Shop 2 Tower 2 Starcrest, 9 Star Street, Wan Chai
  • Oolaa Tung Chung, Unit G30, G/F., Citygate, 18-20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau
  • Oolaa TKO, Shop G16, G/F, Capri Place, 33 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O

Telephone:  +852 2803 2083 (Oolaa Soho)

Ohms Cafe & Bar – One of the best entirely vegan Sheung Wan restaurants

Ohms Cafe & Bar is one of the best dedicated-vegan restaurants in Hong Kong.

Why we chose it:

  • Dedicated to promoting veganism and a sustainable lifestyle, Ohms Cafe & Bar is a vegan cafe in Sheung Wan with many regular customers.

What we like:

  • We love that this cafe is so thoughtful; everything is gluten-free and vegan.
  • Cozy atmosphere
  • They have some really creative dishes, including different kinds of vegan pasta and vegan lasagne.
  • A delicious range of deserts

What we don’t like:

  • Portions are relatively small, and it’s not cheap.

Summary:

  • They serve delicious vegan noodles, pancakes, bagels, as well as many other dishes.
  • If you are looking for a relaxed afternoon around the neighborhood, this is a great choice.

Location:

  • Ohms Cafe & Bar location, Shop A, 192 Hollywood Road, (SheungWan MTR, A exit)

Pokéworld – Best vegan Sheung Wan restaurant for Poké bowls in Hong Kong

Why we chose it:

  • Inspired by the Hawaiian Poké, Pokéworld allows you to build your own healthy poké dish. Pokéworld uses fresh ingredients, offers a wide range of food selections, and emphasizes healthy eating.
  • As a base, you can choose rice, pokiritto, soba, or even salad.

What we like:

  • We like ordering lunch from this restaurant because meals are freshly made in just a few minutes.
  • They offer both tofu and chickpea as vegan “protein” options.

What we don’t like:

  • It isn’t a vegan restaurant but simply a restaurant that allows you to select your own ingredients.

Summary:

  • This is a good healthy, inexpensive lunch option.
  • You will create lots of different combinations that will allow you to build a very individual Poké.  

Locations:

  • G/F, 8 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (Sheung Wan MTR, A2 exit). 2811 2115
  • Shop 5, 1/F, 78 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong. 2652 2233

Fete Up – One of the best Central vegan restaurants in Hong Kong 

Fete Up creates well-balanced meals, this is one of the best vegan restaurants Hong Kong.

Why we chose it:

  • Fete Up specializes in veggie or grain-based bowls, topped with lean protein and colorful vegetables seasoned and cooked to perfection.
  • You love the “Vegan Crunch” bowl which contains Falafel with Brown Rice, Edamame, Garlic Soy Sauce but you can also make your own bowl.

What we like:

  • They produce meals with a balanced combination of carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
  • They provide details on the calorie count of all of their menu items.
  • They have exciting veggie options including roasted cauliflower? Yes, please!
  • You can add falafel to your bowl. We also love the chickpeas, edamame, and kidney beans.

What we don’t like:

  • You probably don’t want to eat this every day.

Summary:

  • For a quality, hearty meal that doesn’t sacrifice your macros, Fete Up’s got your back.
  • This restaurant’s goal is to produce healthy, well-balanced, affordable food; they achieve just this.

Locations:

  • Fete Up Central, GF 31 Wyndham Street, Central, 5688 1117
  • Fete Up Quarry Bay, Shop 4, 933 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, 5688 2232
  • Fete Up Kwun Tong, Shop 12 & 13, 2/F, The Quayside, 77 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong, 5922 3308

Pop Vegan – One of the best Sogo vegan restaurants    

Pop Vegan is one of the best vegan restaurants in Hong Kong; they sell creative and tasty food.

Photo courtesy of Pop Vegan Facebook.

Why we chose it:

  • Pop Vegan is a healthy, vegan, and vegetarian-friendly restaurant located in Central.
  • The dishes are creative; with plenty of spicy food, you will easily forget to eat vegan food.
  • The venue located on the second floor is funky and fun

What we like:

  • You can find both Westen and Asian-inspired dishes on the menu; the food is super tasty.
  • Comfortable and fun atmosphere

What we don’t like:

  • Pricing is on the higher side.

Summary:

  • If you crave creative vegan food, consider Pop vegan. Spicy tom yum soup or African hedgehog mushroom? Yes, please! 

Location:

La Fresco Veggie  – One of the best inexpensive vegan restaurants in Kowloon

Why we chose it:

  • La Fresco Veggie is a casual sit-down-style vegetarian cafe in Kowloon Bay with a tantalizing menu.
  • Single veggie dishes are generally priced under $50; for a little extra, you can order a set meal (including salad and a drink) 

What we like:

  • Their menu changes frequently, but we’ve enjoyed angel hair pasta with black truffle, soba with a Japanese salad, and udon with vegetarian seafood.
  • Affordable, homely, and delicious

What we don’t like:

  • La Fresco Veggie is a bit further out from the city center, but it’s worth a visit the next time you find yourself in Kowloon Bay.

Summary:

  • Cute and inexpensive vegan restaurant with an ever-changing menu. 

Location:

  • La Fresco Veggie location, Shop No.2 1/F, Enterprises Square, 9 Sheung Yuet Rd., Kowloon Bay, 2868 3266      

Woodlands – One of the best vegan restaurants HK for Indian food

 Why we chose it:

  • Looking for 100% plant-based Indian food? Woodlands is your answer.
  • Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Woodlands offer traditional lactovegetarian, Jain, and Buddhist food.

What we like:

  • From curries to dosas, rice dishes, and side dishes such as chili paneer and Idli Vada Sambar, a savory rice cake made with black lentils, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Woodlands.

What we don’t like:

  • Not much not to like; we just love authentic plant-based Indian food. Maybe better not to eat every day?

Summary:

  •  A long-standing restaurant in Hong Kong that existed long before veganism became popular. This restaurant is the real deal.

Location:

  • Woodlands location, UG 16-17, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui    

Nizen – One of the best vegan restaurants in Hong Kong for Japanese-inspired food

Nizen is one of the best vegan restaurants in Kowloon.

Why we chose it:

  • Located in Kowloon City, Nizen is a Japanese-style coffee shop that offers delicious healthy veggie eats.
  • You will find all-day breakfasts, Japanese cauliflower rice curry, red kidney patty portobello burger, and truffle mushroom quinoa risotto.

What we like:

  • A huge variety of dishes and prices at reasonable.
  • They have a large variety of delicious drinks.

What we don’t like:

  • The portion sizes can be small.

Summary:

  • We love how the cafe swapped out carb-heavy ingredients and substituted them with healthier alternatives, perfect for those looking to decrease their carbohydrate intake.
  • Pair your meal with their signature iced Hojicha Latte or a glass of Kombucha to cool down from the summer heat. 

Location:

  • Nizen location, Shop UG18, UG/F, Kowloon City Plaza, 128 Carpenter Road, Kowloon City    

Years (Sham Shui Po) – One of the best vegan restaurants in Hong Kong

Years is one of the best vegan restaurants in Hong Kong.

Why we chose it:

  • This popular vegetarian restaurant needs almost no introduction; with nearly zero bad reviews on Openrice, Years offers Western and Asian-style dishes in Sham Shui Po.
  • Due to their rising popularity, they’ve recently opened up two new branches, including a second location in Sham Shui Po and a new Tsuen Wan spot. 

What we like:

  • Good portion size and reasonable prices

What we don’t like:

  • Need to book or may have to wait for a table

Summary:

  • Whether you’re looking for something healthier, or a heaty spaghetti or burger, Years have perfected all their recipes.
  • Try their Turkish Salad Bowl, which includes hummus, kale, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower, crunch from tortilla chips, or try their take on the popular Chinese Dan Dan noodles by ordering the Sichuan Dan Dan Spaghetti.
  • Regular veggie eaters will recognize some of the veggie meat options on the menu, such as the home-grown Omnipork mince and cutlet and Impossible Meat patties.

Locations: 

  • Years, Shop 1, G/F, Fuk Lung Building,191-199 Fuk Wah Street
  • Sham Shui Po The Park by Years, G/F, 132 Yu Chau Street
  • Sham Shui Po Friends of Years, G/F, 20 Sam Pei Square, Tsuen Wan    

Branto Pure Veg Indian Club (TST) – One of the best Indian vegan restaurants in Kowloon

Branto Pure Indian Vegetarian Club is one of the best vegan restaurants in Hong Kong. Tasty, authentic Indian. Yes, please!

Why we chose it:

What we like:

  • Huge variety of tasty Indian food
  • Large-sized portions
  • Staff tends to have very good knowledge about the menu and which dishes are vegan or made vegan.
  • Great location 

What we don’t like:

  • Not the prettiest of venues, but the food is authentic, and we keep coming back for more.

Summary:

  • Well located restaurant; vegetarian menu with plenty of vegan options
  • Eat a meal here, and then head over to DAMA in K11 Musea for vegan ice cream.

Location: 

  • Branto Pure Veg Indian Club location: 1/F, 9 Lock Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. +852-2366 8171

FAQs about vegan restaurants in Hong Kong

Do most restaurants have vegan options?

Yes, most restaurants will have vegetarian items dishes that can easily be made vegan.

To turn a vegetarian dish into a vegan dish, just ensure that all dairy and egg products are removed. You might also want to check if ingredients such as chicken stock are normally used in the dish.

The safest option is, of course, to go to a dedicated vegan restaurant.

What is the difference between vegan and vegetarians?

– Vegetarians: do not consume any meat (i.e., animal flesh). This includes red meat, seafood, and poultry products.
– Lacto-vegetarians: These are vegetarians who do not consume animal flesh and eggs but do consume dairy items.
– Ovo-vegetarians: are vegetarians who avoid all animal products except eggs.
– Vegans: are vegetarians who avoid all animal and animal-derived products.

Where can I buy vegan groceries in Hong Kong?

Yes, we tend to talk about The Store HK a lot in our blog. And, that’s because we love the variety of high-quality brands they sell as well as the low pricing. Click here to view The Store HK’s vegan offerings.

What are the top 10 vegan essentials I should have in my home?

– Oatly Oat Milk
– Omega 3 Supplement
– Sunwarrior Vegan Protein Powder
– Organic Peanut Butter
– Jackfruit
– B12 vitamin supplement
– Organic Chickpeas
– Nutritional Yeast
– Loving Earth Chocolate
– Chickpea and Lentil Pasta

If you’d like to read more, check out our article dedicated to vegan essentials.

Is Hong Kong vegan-friendly? 

Hong Kong is increasingly becoming vegan-friendly. Kowloon has always been a hot spot for vegan-friendly food, and as time goes on, more and more vegan-friendly restaurants are opening up in Hong Kong. In addition, it is becoming easier to buy vegan groceries in Hong Kong.

What is the best vegan restaurant in Kowloon?

– For Indian food, we love Woodlands and Branto Pure Veg Indian Club.
– For a mix of both Chinese and Western dishes, we strongly recommend Years.
– For Japanese-inspired vegan, we like Nizen.
– For well-balanced, healthy vegan food, we like Fete Up.
– For inexpensive vegan food, we recommend La Fresco Veggie

 

Finally

We love to eat clean and also feel better after enjoying a clean vegan meal. We hope you enjoy trying some of the best vegan restaurants in Hong Kong.

Not sure which vegan restaurant to try? Start from the top and work your way to the bottom. 

If we have missed your favorite best vegan restaurants in Hong Kong, please share with the rest of the community and let us know the details in the comments below. 

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