Who knew vegan and vegetarian food could be so delicious? (We did!)
There are a great number of quality vegetarian eateries on Hong Kong Island side, such as Confusion Plant Based Kitchen, Loving Hut and Mirror & Vegan Concept, but how about the Kowloon side? Don’t worry. We’ve scouted out some of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Mong Kok, so everyone can enjoy a happy meat-free lifestyle no matter where you live.
Check out these top vegetarian restaurants in Mong Kok!
Social enterprise Green Monday has been dedicated to promoting meat-free living in Hong Kong since 2012. And its plant-based concept store/restaurant Green Common delivers an innovative menu for all the veg heads in town, including vegan Hainanese chicken rice, vegan spaghetti Bolognese, an all-day-breakfast set that consists of the famous vegan egg Just Scramble and the Beyond Burger. This Mong Kok location also does set lunch (available Monday to Friday, 12pm to 6pm), so you can eat on the cheap!
Read our full review on Green Common here.
Green Common, Shop 110, 1/F, The Forest, 17 Nelson Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, p. 2110 0194, 旺角奶路臣街17號The Forest 1樓110號舖
Apart from North Point and Jordan, Ahimsa Buffet has recently opened its third location in Mong Kok. Ahimsa offers a fascinating array of Chinese dishes, fried dim sum, salads and vegan cakes (only available at the Mong Kok branch). And our favourite item goes to its famous savoury turnip cake. The all-you-can-eat lunch buffet only costs you $68, and is $108 during dinner time. What a great deal!
Ahimsa Buffet, 2/F, 88 Sai Yee Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, p. 2889 2938, 旺角洗衣街88號2樓
M Garden Vegetarian
Serving a wide range of delicious traditional Cantonese dim sum and cuisine, such as xiao long bao, vegetarian taro fish, sweet and sour fungus, crispy wonton wrappers, M Garden Vegetarian will remind you how good dim sum is – even if they’re completely meat-free.
M Garden Vegetarian, 2/F, Omega Plaza, 32-34A Dundas Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, p. 2787 3128, 旺角登打士街32-34A號歐美廣場2樓
My Meat Run Buddy
Another vegetarian buffet in the area! Located in Tai Kok Tsui, which is a 15 minute walk from Mong Kok station, My Meat Run Buddy does vegetarian lunch and dinner buffet for $68 and $118. Fill yourself up with its tasty Chinese cuisine like fried tofu, braised eggplant and chicken in Sichuan chilli sauce.
My Meat Run Buddy, G/F, 28-30 Pok Man Street, Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2388 6280, 大角咀博文街28-30號地舖
Fancy some unconventional Cantonese cuisine? Veggie Family is one of the most beloved Chinese vegetarian restaurants in Mong Kok. Their signature dishes include Taiwanese style veggie chicken and tofu hot pot, house special veggie pizza, as well as pan-fried mushroom bean curd rolls – yum.
Veggie Family, Ching Wah Building, 143 Sai Yee Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, p. 2393 8012, 旺角洗衣街145號正華大廈地下