The 8 Best Vegan Restaurants Hong Kong Island

by Doris Lam
March 02, 2021

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

Finding vegetarian and vegan options can be time-consuming— and the variety of unhealthy options could 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 healthy, vegan restaurants Hong Kong island.

In this article, we tell you where to go:

  • To eat delicious flatbreads.
  • For high-end vegan dining
  • If you are craving burgers and other meat-favorites
  • For creative & tasty vegan dishes

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.

 

1. One of the best vegan restaurants Hong Kong – delicious flatbreads 

MANA! Fast Slow Food (Soho and Wan Chai)

Mana! is on the best vegan restaurants Hong Kong.

Photo courtesy of Mana! Fast Slow Food Facebook.

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 topped 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:

  • Perhaps it might fault, but I almost always end up ordering their homemade vegan patty burger and fries and then immediately wished I had chosen a lower-calorie option; I love this restaurant, but the burger is hard to resist

Summary:

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

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

 

2. Best vegan restaurant Hong Kong – Upscale

Ma… and the seeds of life (Central) 

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

Photo is courtesy of Ma… and the seeds of life Facebook.

Why we chose it:

  • Ma… and the seeds of life is one of my favorite restaurants in Hong Kong.
  • They sell high-quality, wholesome vegan food that, is above all, tasty.
  • Large chic restaurant; this is vegan dining at its finest

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.

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

 

3. Best vegan restaurants Hong Kong – Beyond Meat & Omnipork

Green Common (Multiple locations)

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

Photo courtesy of Green Common Facebook.

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.

Green Common locations: vary; check shop locations here

 

4. One of the best vegan restaurants Hong Kong – Relaxed & affordable

Oolaa (Soho, Wan Chai & Tung Chung)

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

Photo courtesy of Oolaa Facebook.

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

Telephone:  +852 2803 2083 (Oolaa Soho)

 

5. One of the best entirely vegan restaurants Hong Kong, Sheung Wan

Ohms Cafe & Bar

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

Photo courtesy of Ohms Cafe & Bar Facebook.

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.

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

 

6. Best restaurant for vegan Poké bowls in Hong Kong

Pokéworld

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.  

Pokéworld location, G/F, 8 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (Sheung Wan MTR, A2 exit).

Telephone: 2811 2115

 

7. One of the best vegan restaurants Hong Kong for veggie & grain-based bowls  

Fete Up

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

Photo courtesy of Fete Up.

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 can order the “Vegan Crunch” bowl for $86, which contains Falafel with Brown Rice, Edamame, Garlic Soy Sauce.
  • 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. 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.

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

 

8. One of the best vegan restaurants Hong Kong with a hip vibe & creative food

Pop Vegan

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! 

Pop Vegan Location, 1/F 28 Elgin St, Hong Kong.
Telephone: +852-26286211

 

FAQs

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 generally 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 also 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.

How can I reduce my grocery bills in Hong Kong?

If you’re like us, you might be shaking your head at how much you spend on grocery shopping in Hong Kong. This can be particularly true when you follow a vegan diet, and you need to buy particular products. In any case, we have done the work for you and compiled a list of our favorite low-prices stores for buying groceries in Hong Kong. Some of our favorite grocery stores are:
– USelect
– The Store Hong Kong
– Prizemart

But if you would like to learn more about saving money off your grocery bill, check out our article dedicated to this topic.

Finally

We are committed to helping people lead a healthy life in Hong Kong; we hope you enjoy trying some of the best vegan restaurants Hong Kong.

We love to eat clean and also feel better after enjoying a clean vegan meal.

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

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