New Veg Spots in Hong Kong
Vegetarianism is the future, and we’re here for it. Even Hong Kong – a traditionally carnivorous city, has embraced the trend. From vegan chocolate to vegetarian sushi, this is our round-up of the 9 best vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong.
Trendy Veda, located at Ovolo Central in Hong Kong, is a celebration of the Earth with a plant-forward menu that invites diners to explore the complex world of vegetables. Enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch with an eclectic menu of vegetarian dishes from fluffy pumpkin pancakes to spicy channa saag, aloo gobi or their silk route momos—dumplings stuffed with spinach and ricotta. Meals are perfectly paired with an impressive wine list of organic and sustainable wines.
Shane Osborne’s newest venture is led by Head Chef Michael Smith, and embraces a new approach to conscious dining – a term that has made waves in the industry as of late. Not only are the dishes veggie-centric, but all their ingredients reflect their vision of consciousness too; locally-grown, and sustainably sourced.
La Maison du Chocolat
Not quite a vegetarian spot, but the house of chocolate has just launched their newest vegan collection: made entirely butter-free, cream-free, and animal fat-free. Chocolate AND plant-based? We love to see it. Try La Maison du Chocolat’s Fruit Naturally Gift Box with 16 pieces of vegan fruit ganaches including Blackcurrant, Salvador, Andalousie, Chiberta, Maracuja.
Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant
With a chain of over 40 restaurants worldwide, Sangeetha knows a thing or two about Indian vegetarian food. Using the traditional Udupi & Chettinad style of cooking, Sangeetha serves up a menu of delicious South Indian delights from masala dosas to stuffed parathas and traditional thali, meaning large plate, consisting of multiple bowls loaded with different curries, vegetables and rice.
Located in the heart of central Hong Kong, Treehouse is a must-visit for vegetarians. Built on the ethos of being “one with nature”, Treehouse offers a plant-based, unprocessed menu of burgers, pizzas and grain bowls topped with charred cauliflower, roasted mushrooms or spiced tofu. But, the star of the show has to be Treehouse’s flatbreads packed with a variety of tasty ingredients, including red or green za’atar, roasted garlic hummus, grilled tempeh and more.
LockCha Tea House
LockCha Tea House is a revival of old Canton-style tea houses, offering a curated list of 100+ teas. But Lockchas tea houses, with locations in Tai Kwun and Hong Kong Park, aren’t just known for their tea but for their vegetarian dim sum made fresh daily. Popular amongst both locals and tourists, LockCha is definitely everybody’s cup of tea.
Mirror and Vegan Concept
Mirror and Vegan Concept, located on Queen’s Road in Central Hong Kong, provides a unique vegan spin on Italian classics. Signature dishes, including pesto pasta, spaghetti Aglio olio e peperoncino, deep-fried truffle risotto with tomato sauce and baked penne with creamy (vegan) cheese sauce, won’t disappoint.
For Indian street food packed with flavour, Kailash Parbat is your first port of call. This Hong Kong vegetarian restaurant is as bright and colourful as its menu. Sample the restaurant’s legendary Patiyala Lassi with a hint of fennel, fried fluffy Chole Bhaturas with spicy chickpeas masala & onions and Paneer Tikka Lababdar—clay oven cooked cottage cheese cooked in chatpata tomato masala.
Isoya Japanese Vegetarian Restaurant
This Japanese restaurant in Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island is a must for sushi-loving vegetarians. Their beautifully presented dishes, and unexpected ingredients, where scallops are exchanged for oyster mushrooms and salmon for red peppers, always make for an exciting meal.