Taipei is famed for its incredibly diverse dining options but until quite recently, both vegetarians and vegans were quite limited in their choices. Thankfully, times have changed and those that enjoy their plant-based dishes can now find a decent restaurant in almost every neighborhood. And to take the guesswork out of choosing your next vegetarian meal we’ve compiled a list of seven of the very best places to try.
Owned by a former engineer who quit his job to follow his passion, this restaurant is a big hit with vegans living in Taipei. Guests can enjoy typically Taiwanese dishes some of which have a unique twist. They also serve freshly made drinks and vegan baked goods making it the perfect one-stop shop for a full vegan dinner.
A popular little restaurant that prides itself on using only the freshest ingredients that are pesticide free. They do a great range of burgers and sandwiches and even have some interesting add-ons such as eggplant bacon. They also serve smoothies which again use fresh ingredients and are a big hit with the regular clientele.
From lasagna to Indian style curries, this restaurant aims to provide diners with a broad range of choices to suit any palate. The dessert menu includes vegan cakes and baked goods which always go down a treat. Add to that a friendly boss and helpful staff and this is one of the best places in the city.
Billed as a modern, plant based eatery, this vegan restaurant serves up a menu of American style vegetarian dishes that include raw cakes and chia pudding. Regulars have been impressed with the help that the staff offer especially to those that are not vegetarian and that need assistance with the menu.
While most other restaurants on this list offer a wide variety of dishes, Hoshina Udon keeps it simple with a menu of udon noodle dishes. The owner learned how to make his own noodles from a Japanese master and local food critics claim that whether you’re vegetarian or not, this is the best place in Taipei for udon noodles.
True to its name this quaint little bakery in the Xinyi district is a slice of heaven for vegans. Packed with all kinds of treats both salty and sweet, customers of this bakery can enjoy everything from macaroons to pastries, biscuits and cakes, and there’s even tea and coffee to go.
For all the vegans out there with a sweet tooth, Green Bakery has an incredible range of items to choose from. Scones, biscuits, and cakes make up the lion’s share of the menu at this excellent little bakery, but there are also treats such a quiche for those with a hankering for something a little more savory.