West meets East at the gourmet paradise of Hong Kong
, where a delightful selection of international and local delicacies await to satisfy the appetite. And vegetarians here have plenty to look forward to also; just as this list of mouth-watering stop-offs shows!
Located on Lamma Island, Bookworm Café is a popular spot for travellers looking for a relaxing hideaway. Bookshelves on the wall, filled with a wide variety of books, set the tone, while the classy decorations and green sofas, colourful cushions and random blackboards create a peaceful atmosphere. Innovative vegetarian cuisine, such as wholesome tofu burgers, juicy bean burgers and the like dot the menu. Delicious!
Address: Bookworm Café, 79Yung Shue Wan Main Street, Lamma Island, +852 2982 4838
Restaurant, Vegan, Vegetarian, Japanese, French, none
This cozy restaurant situated in Kowloon Bay features a wide selection of international vegetarian cuisine, ranging from marinated tofu with mushroom rice to veg cutlet with curry sauce in the Japanese style, to New York culet done with a dash of the USA. Aside from the savoury main courses, snacks including French fries, steamed dumplings, Formosan style crispy veg and plenty more is on offer.
Address: Loving Hut, ShopG242-245, Amoy Plaza II, 77 Ngau Tau Kok Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2751 1321
Established in 2006, this social enterprise aims at creating job opportunities for elderly people and promoting a vegetarian diet amongst Hong Kongers. All staff, including chefs, cashiers and waiters, are senior citizens, while the cuisine served was recommended by no less than the Louis Vuitton City Guide. Live band performances by elder folk occasionally take place in the restaurant too, creating a vibrant and lively atmosphere.
Address: Gingko House, 171-173Sai Yeung Choi Street North, Prince Edward, Hong Kong, +852 2789 3321
Life Cafe Restaurant and Bar
Bar, Cafe, Restaurant, Pub Grub, Healthy, Vegetarian, none
Life Cafe Restaurant and Bar
The black and white photos with dark wood furniture here give the restaurant a modern, avant-garde allure. Delicious international cuisine of high nutritional value and made with local, organic ingredients are promised on the menu, which offers a wide range of mouth-watering items, including brunch options like organic granola and mixed fresh fruit salads.
Address: Life Cafe Restaurant and Bar, 10Shelley Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2810 9777
Luk Yung Sin Kwun
Featuring delicious, meat-free Canton cuisine with creative twists, this restaurant is always frequented by expats looking for local dishes. The choices on the menu are limited, but all of them are unforgettably delicious! Popular dishes include veg stewed sweet and sour “pork” (pe par bean curd and deep fried milk). Come to experience the traditional taste of Canton at this popular little spot.
Address: Luk Yung Sin Kwun, 38 Jordan Road, Jordan, Hong Kong, +852 2730 8665
Chi Lin Vegetarian
Nestled in the renowned temple at Chi Lin Monastery, this restaurant is frequented by pilgrims and visitors alike. The scenic view of the garden, covered in green and dotted with colourful flowers, a picturesque lotus pond and traditional Chinese sculptures, invites diners looking to enjoy a spot of tranquillity as they eat. Beautifully presented, delightful dishes, such as vegan spring rolls, beetroot salads and cashew nut soups form the backbone of the menu.
Address: Chi Lin Vegetarian, Long Men Lou, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Road,, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong, +852 3658 9388
A variety of potted plants scattered around this café create a nice atmosphere for patrons to regain that much-needed connection with nature, while they eat. Colourful pendant lights combine with rustic, tailor-made furniture to add to the style, while delightful cuisine is served from the menu.
Address: OVOCAFE, 1 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2527 6011
Tulsi Indian Restaurant
Restaurant, Indian, Vegetarian, none
Tulsi Indian Restaurant
Named after the holy herb with incredible medical value, this Michelin restaurant boasts a decent selection of authentic Indian cuisine, covering famous delicacies such as vegetable makhani, aloo gobi and chana masala, all served along with a selection of naans and rotis. The professional chef team, lead by Master Chef Ravi, is passionate in delivering the best to the table.
Address: Tulsi Indian Restaurant, Shop no. 2, G/F, Fairview Court, 5-13 Tsai Tze Mui Road, North Point, Hong Kong, +852 2568 3806
Pure Veggie House
Celebrating harmony and appreciating nature, Pure Veggie House bans the use of food additives and dairy products. All dishes are prepared with the freshest seasonal and organic produce from Heyuan Mantingfang Ecological Farm. A wide range of cuisine in different styles is included in the menu, ranging from Sichuan noodles to casseroles. House specialities include braised lotus seeds wrapped in sliced winter melon, supreme Matsutake mushrooms in pouches with black truffle sauce and sautéed mushrooms served in mini pumpkin pods. Everything is beautifully presented.
Address: Pure Veggie House, 3/F, Coda Plaza, 51 Garden Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, +852 2525 0552
The combination of blue walls, exposed wooden benches and a number of collectibles and American memorabilia creates a 1950s ambiance here. The meatless menu, featuring vegetarian American delights, like the lentil burger with pineapple and nuggets, as well as international delicacies, such as the Thai skewers and Italian lasagne, really is worth stopping by for too.
Address: Veggie SF, 10/F, 11 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3902 3902