From soy-chicken burritos to savoury Japanese curry, these restaurants serve special vegan menus alongside their regular fare, meaning the whole crew will be happy!
From dairy-free risotto at Mirror & Vegan Concept to healthy treats from POP Vegan, it’s getting easier to find meat-free and vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong. But how about finding regular restaurants with vegan options in Hong Kong so that everyone will be happy? Do they even exist? Yes, they do. And we’ve scouted out the best of them for all you hungry vegans, vegetarians and your omnivorous friends.
Where to find restaurants with vegan options in Hong Kong
There’s no need to give up on curry and such even if you’re going vegan or vegetarian! With the release of Tindle, a plant-based chicken, in mid-2021, you can dig into a variety of scrumptious dishes without having to eat any meat. Not only were we pleasantly surprised by how similar Tindle was to real chicken, but we also loved the Tindle curry (Kare Merah) at Poem. Make sure to look out for other restaurants across Hong Kong that serve Tindle and other vegan and veggie options!
Poem, 5/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2810 6166, 中環雲咸街33號 LKF Tower 5樓
2. Chilli Fagara
Just say yes to Sichuan cuisine! When it comes to restaurants with options in Hong Kong, this is one of our faves. Enjoy the traditional flavours of Sichuan cuisine here, with entire appetiser and main menus dedicated to vegans and vegetarians. Or, order dishes from Chilli Fagara’s takeaway venture, Hot N Meen. The Impossible dumplings are a good place to start, and the Kung Pao Tofu is lit!
Find out why we love Chilli Fagara so much!
Chilli Fagara, 7 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2796 6866 , 中環蘇豪奧卑利街7號地舖麻辣燙
Look, we’re always obsessed with Arcane, and the fact that they have a full vegan menu makes us squeal a little harder. Expect seasonal delicacies all prepared exquisitely by the Michelin-starred team, including some flavour combinations that may surprise you. Pair your meal with some delightful wine from their excellent cellar, and both meaties and veggies will be in heaven.
Arcane, 3/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2728 0178, 中環安蘭街18號3樓
While burgers may not spring to mind as vegan fare, the team at Honbo knows better. In fact, their vegan burger is one of their most popular items on the menu, and for good reason too! With a patty made from mushrooms, roasted eggplants, and chickpeas, it’s topped with marinated black fungus and pickles and served on a delish vegan bun. Coming in at just 310 calories, this definitely has to be eaten to be believed.
Read our full review on Honbo.
Honbo, Shop B, G/F, New Sun House, 6-7 Sun Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2567 8970, 灣仔日街6-7號日新樓地下B號舖
Established by a Hong Kong-based Japanese couple, Camper’s is a casual and down-to-earth Japanese eatery. The signature vegetable curry and rice (with fifteen types of assorted vegetables) and udon noodles with sauteed mushrooms are not to be missed, making Camper’s one of the best restaurants with vegan and vegetarian options in Hong Kong.
Camper’s (坐忘) has locations in Tin Hau and Quarry Bay.
6. Mak Mak
Thai restaurant Mak Mak is happy to cater to vegans’ needs. From stir-fried tofu (Phad Bai Ka Pow), to pomelo salad (Yum Som) and vegan phad Thai, there’s a variety of meat-free Thai flavours for you to choose from, while meat-eaters can indulge in their favourite Thai staples too.
Mak Mak, Shop 217A, 2/F Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2983 1003, 中環皇后大道中15號置地廣場2樓217A室
If you crave some vegan and vegetarian American-style Mexican food, Cali-Mex is your place. Their iconic vegan burrito consists of soy-chicken strips, delicious starchy beans, vegan cheese, and tofu sour cream – it’s one of our all-time favourites! But if regular cheese is your game, they have plenty of that too.
Check out our full review of Studio City by Cali-Mex for some upgraded Tex-Mex affair.
Cali-Mex has multiple branches across Hong Kong.
8. Manakamana Nepali Restaurant
Located in Jordan, Manakamana Nepali Restaurant serves some of the best Nepali and Indian dishes in Hong Kong – and they’re reasonably priced, too. Featuring a great number of vegan and vegetarian options, you should definitely give their vegan steamed momos and chatpate a try.
Manakamana Nepali Restaurant, 107 Temple Street, Jordan, Hong Kong, p. 2385 2070, 佐敦廟街107號地舖夢娜尼泊爾餐廳
9. Posto Pubblico
The team at Posto Pubblico knows how to party when it comes to offering their customers great vegan dishes. We’ve been to visit and indulge a few times now, and even the meat eaters are down for this menu. Chopped kale salad with apple, gorgonzola, hazelnuts, and honey lemon citronette? Yes, please! The most delicate beet carpaccio? Mmm… Heavenly. We are also totally obsessed with the eggplant bolognese that is hearty and warming, yet completely plant-based. And our absolute favourites are the deep-fried enoki mushrooms. Lovely fresh local mushrooms are fried till golden and then served with fresh lemon, and they taste magical. Head over for the amazing happy hour deal, and stay for the food!
Posto Pubblico, G/F, 28 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2577 7160, 中環蘇豪伊利近街28號地舖
10. My Ahjussi
Korean cuisine is more than just fried chicken (as much as we love them)! Fans of all things pink and flowery will love My Ahjussi, a Korean cafe and restaurant in Tai Kok Tsui. Not only are there a range of omnipork dishes, such as burgers and kimchi tofu stew, but there are also plant-based kimbap, truffle mushroom pasta, vegan chicken nuggets, and other veggie and vegan options.
My Ahjussi, G/F, 39 Tai Tsun Street, Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 9846 7315, 大角咀大全街39號地舖
Bread Street Kitchen (closed)
Along with the move to Peak Galleria, Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen has upped its game in terms of plant-based options – woohoo! Vegans can indulge in the likes of curried chickpeas or hearty lentil soup before tucking into pineapple carpaccio with coconut sorbet for dessert. There are loads of lacto/ovo vegetarian options too.
Bread Street Kitchen, Shop G02, G/F, Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road, Hong Kong
Cardamon Street (now closed)
This joint in SoHo caters for everyone, including gluten-free peeps! Chow down on Indian food with a western twist here – think tacos, sliders, and mezze platters, and be sure to sample the cocktails. We love that the menu is clearly labelled, so you know what you can eat without having to be that annoying person at the table…
Cardamon Street, G/F, 38 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong
Café Gray Deluxe (now closed)
Café Gray Deluxe at The Upper House has created a Revitalising Menu for those who are looking for fine-dining restaurants with vegan options. From whole roasted cauliflower to vegan desserts like apricot crumble, Café Gray Deluxe won’t disappoint, and it has some of the best views of the harbour for both meat-eaters and vegans alike.
Read our full review on Café Gray Deluxe here.
Café Gray Deluxe, Level 49, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong, p. 3968 1106