We always, always, always love a meal at Veda
The number of vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong has grown so much in recent years. We’re regular visitors at Kailash Parbat, Pure Veggie House and Confusion Plant Based Kitchen, but with its trendy interior and huge menu, Veda is one of our absolute favourites. Find out why below.
Veda: around the clock plant-based deliciousness
There’s a reason that Veda, the innovative vegetarian restaurant from Ovolo Hotels, is one of our go-to plant-based hangs. Between, the bangin’ breakfast, tasty lunch offerings and huge all-day menu, we always enjoy the friendly vibe at this spot in Central, plus it’s the perfect place to take anyone vegan, gluten-free or vegetarian, meaning less thinking and more eating – and we’re totally here for that.
Get fed up right
If you’re on the hunt for a plant-based spot in Central to feed your hanger, woo a date, or grab something hearty on the go, then Veda is where you need to be. Opening at 6:30am for the post-workout and pre-office crowd, enjoy a tasty breakfast menu that includes not one, not two, but eight different types of avo toast, including our pick for most delicious topping: caramlised five-spice shiitake, shallots and shaved parmesan – yum!
Designed in conjunction with Chef Hetty McKinnon and Ovolo Hotels Founder Girish Jhunjhnuwala, the all-day menu has a little something for everyone, and a lot of love packed into every dish. You can’t go wrong with the decadent Nepalese Ricotta and Spinach Momos, while one of the signature dishes is the Baked Aloo Gobi which features a whole baked cauliflower served with crispy potatoes, almonds and fragrant turmeric. A current favourite is the Black Truffle Kohlrabi Cream Pappardelle, where the pasta is actually made by using the kohlrabi, cutting back the carb factor and increasing the green quota.
If you want to try a selection of delicacies from the kitchen, we suggest going at lunch and ordering one of the tiffin lunch boxes. We usually go for the Eastern Tiffin, which includes those tasty momos, along with Pani Puri, the refreshing Soba Noodle Salad, Corn Khichdi with Wild Mushroom Curry and a heavenly piece of vegan Fig Cheesecake. While the Western Tiffin offers Hummus with Sweet Potato Fries, Za’atar Roasted Carrots with Kale, Quinoa and Blood Orange, Homemade Semolina and Potato Gnocchi and a piece of Negroni Pie.
The afternoon tea at Veda offers a selection of all-natural Pukka Tea infusions or fresh-pressed juices alongside some tasty treats. Savoury selections include a Cottage Cheese Wrap and Shiitake Mushroom Tart, while those with a sweet tooth will want to head straight for the Earl Grey Compote and the divine Orange, Olive Oil and Rosemary Cake.
There’s even a selection of cocktails that Veda has given a wellness twist to, including the Clean Cosmo that’s made with gluten-free artisanal quinoa-vodka and the Acai Royal which blends detoxifying acai with effervescent Jansz Cuvee.
We love the fact that Veda is doing things differently when it comes to the plant-based scene in Hong Kong. See you there for avo toast soon.
Veda, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3755 3067