Whether you’re on the pursuit for a veg-only spot, need a place to simultaneously satisfy both carnivore and herbivore, or are simply looking for healthier alternatives to the typical meat-focused dish, this list has got you covered. Check out the 10 best vegetarian restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City.
Prem Bistro and Cafe
Bistro, Indian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
Prem Bistro is nestled on a busy street in District 3 and features a beautiful balcony and air conditioning inside. The menu has an enormous variety of vegetarian delicacies and they are especially known for their “Bowl of Prem,” a mouth-watering mix of vegetables, spices, and hummus over caramelized onion rice. They also offer smoothies, desserts, and refreshing teas as well as an extensive delivery menu.
Hum Vegetarian, Lounge & Restaurant
Restaurant, Vietnamese, $$$
When dining in this cozy spot, you’ll find yourself surrounded by lush gardens, wooden décor, and fountains that create an elegant and calming atmosphere. Hum’s creative menu is designed to be fulfilling for your body and nourishing for your soul. They pride themselves on the elegant presentation of their dishes, so get your camera ready if you’re “one of those” people.
Restaurant, Asian, Vietnamese, $$$
For authentic, home-cooked Vietnamese food, this rooftop oasis is the place to go. Secret Garden is a hidden gem inside Ho Chi Minh’s bustling District 1. It is beautifully decorated with glowing Vietnamese-style lanterns, twinkle lights, gardens, and wooden furniture to match. There is no elevator inside, but don’t let the small hike intimidate you. Make sure to order family-style and share plenty of Secret Garden’s scrumptious dishes.
Bếp Thuần Chay - Vegan Kitchen
Cafe, Restaurant, Vegan, Vegetarian
Vegan Kitchen is a tidy restaurant and cafe that sits on the border of District 1 and Binh Thanh. This delectable spot is famed for its wide assortments of vegan meals, desserts, and ice creams, but even more so for their organic coffee. It’s hard to come by in the land of strong Vietnamese espresso, so savor a cup if you’re near this healthy, hip cafe.
Pi Vegetarian Bistro
Bistro, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
Pi Vegetarian Bistro is slightly hidden on District 3’s Võ Văn Tần street, so keep your eyes peeled for their sign. This cozy spot has a lovely terrace where you can gaze at the night sky amid the soft string lights and gardens. Pi Bistro has a great selection of fresh, Asian-fusion dishes guaranteed to impress even a die-hard carnivore. Like most Vietnamese restaurants, Pi also offers fresh juices and smoothies to complement your meal.
Noir. Dining in the Dark
Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
Perhaps the most unique dining experience you’ll ever have, Noir chefs offer exquisite dishes served by blind service staff. Venture into the darkness and experience taste like you’ve never experienced it before. The idea behind Noir. Dining in the Dark is to not only give diners a brief glimpse into everyday life for the visually impaired, but to also notice how it affects perception of food. Reservations are a must and you can choose between Eastern, Western, or vegetarian-inspired menus while also tailoring your meal around any allergies you may have. Menus are not publicized, so close your eyes and get ready for a unique culinary adventure.
Cafe, Vegan, Vegetarian, Vietnamese, $$$
Tandem Cafe was opened in 2015 and has retained a steady list of regulars who are happy to while away the afternoon in owner Thao’s cozy, breezy, peaceful cafe. Nestled in an alley off busy Nguyen Thi Minh Khai in District 1, Tandem offers a huge variety of fresh, healthy, delicious smoothies and juices as well as several amazing Vietnamese curries made by Thao’s mother. Their vegetable-stocked vegan curry is unrivaled in the city!
Restaurant, Vietnamese, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
Saigon Vegan is one of the first recommendations any visiting vegan receives when looking for a local Vietnamese restaurant to dine in. The menu consists of classic Vietnamese favorites with a vegan twist. Among their top-rated meals are their selection of flavorful noodle soups and spring rolls. Check in and enjoy an evening of tasty, healthy, and totally vegan Vietnamese dishes.
Restaurant, Indian, $$$
Baba’s Kitchen is famous in Ho Chi Minh City’s food scene. Their menu is not exclusively vegetarian, making it a perfect spot for vegetarians and omnivores to share a meal. Their fantastic curries are authentic, flavorful, and spice levels can be customized for those who can’t quite handle the heat. Their landmark restaurant is on infamous Buy Vien street, but they recently opened up a new location in Thao Dien.
Pizza 4P's Ben Thanh
Restaurant, Italian, $$$
Pizza 4P’s is another omnivore-friendly location on this list. This hugely popular restaurant is a favorite in Vietnam and now has several locations in the big city, but the original is right next to the Ben Thanh Street Food Market. The 4P’s philosophy is to make people happy with delicious pizza; they’re doing their part to make the world a better place. Their variety of cheeses are homemade and many of their menu options feature unique local flavors, such as their new Lotus Zen pizza (currently only available in Hanoi). They have several vegetarian options ranging from fresh salads and pastas to excellent pizzas—one of which features edible flowers. However, nothing beats their classic Margherita pizza!