Since 2014, the #Veganuary movement has been inspiring people to try out the vegan diet for the month of January, with the goal of protecting the environment, preventing animal suffering and improving the health of individuals around the world. Just last year, more than 500,000 people from over 200 countries took the pledge to go vegan for 31 days, and that number is only expected to grow in 2022.
Although we’re already a few days into January, it’s not too late to get involved. Every step counts, so if you’re hoping to try Veganuary in Hong Kong – if not just for a meal or two – we’ve compiled a list of vegan restaurants in Hong Kong Island and Kowloon where you can indulge in a meat-free meal:
Hong Kong Island
A 1960s-styled diner (formerly known as VeggieSF) with bangin’ vegan burgers, pastas, salads and desserts.
Veggie4Love, 10/F, 11 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2177 9477
Sink your teeth into colourful salads, juices, and sourdough flats. Perfect for a grab-and-go vegan meal.
Treehouse, H Code, Shop 1, Ground Floor, 45 Pottinger St, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3791 2277
While not completely vegan, Chef Michael Smith’s menu at Moxie is 70% plant-based and sustainably sourced from local farmers. Part of the Arcane Collective.
Moxie, Shop 203, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2718 8211
See also: 8Shades Of… Michael Smith Of Moxie
Ma…and The Seeds of Life
Fine dining, vegan style. Don’t miss the vegan “cheeze”.
Ma…and The Seeds of Life, H18 CONET, Shop no. 11, 1/F, 23 Graham St, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3165 1717
See also: 8Shades Of… Amy Elkhoury Of Nuteese
Green Common Nexxus
Flagship location of the Green Common vegan cafe-meets-grocery store concept. Great spot to pick up snacks and to-go meals.
Green Common, Nexxus Building, Shop G01 & 101, 77 Des Voeux Rd Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2727 6682
Dandy’s Organic Cafe
Although not 100 percent vegan as a restaurant, Dandy’s extensive menu includes plenty of vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free items such as this warming mushroom, kale and black lentil dish.
Dandy’s Organic Cafe, 32 Upper Lascar Row, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2838 6166
Serving ‘modern Chinese vegetarian’ dishes such as sweet and sour mushroom, lettuce wraps and meatless mapo tofu, Miss Lee can modify most dishes to make them #Veganuary-friendly as well.
Miss Lee, G/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington St, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2881 1811
One of the original spots for a veggie/vegan meal, with salads, zushi, juices, wraps and more.
MANA, SoHo, 8 Staunton St, Central, Hong Kong, +852 5501 7583
New vegan restaurant with pop-up workshops including tea and sourdough bread making.
Tip: Make a pledge to join #Veganuary before 9 Jan and get 10% off the whole month of January!
Root Vegan, 1/F, Sunwise Building, 112-114 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 9850 9558
Vegan comfort food including burgers, pastas, pizza, and even fish and chips!
Note: POP Vegan will be closed for renovations from 3-14 January 2022.
POP Vegan, 1/F, 28 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2628 6211
Recently revamped vegan and veggie restaurant in the Ovolo Central Hotel with Indian-slanting dishes on the menu including samosa chaat, daal and ‘high chai.’
VEDA, 2 Arbuthnot Rd, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3755 3067
Kowloon & Beyond
Green Common – Harbour City
Fancy an all-you-can-eat vegan experience? Head to Green Common’s Mong Kok, Tseung Kwan O, Harbour City and Tuen Mun branches to try their assortment of vegan starters, mains and desserts for just HK$98 this month.
Green Common, multiple locations
If you’ve got a dim sum craving, satisfy it at Veggie Kingdom, who also serve up a mean vegetarian BBQ pork. Be sure to check which dishes are vegan vs. vegetarian if you’re being strict with #Veganuary.
Veggie Kingdom, 7th Floor, V.I.P. Commercial Centre, 120 Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2366 3233
Soil to Soul
Refined, minimalistic Korean temple fare made veggie- and vegan-friendly at K11 Musea.
Soil to Soul, Shop 704, 7/F 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2389 9588
Hip, vegan eatery in Sham Shui Po with two locations serving crowd faves including East-meets-West pastas, Omnipork tonkatsu risotto and Impossible burgers.
YEARS, 191-199 Fuk Wah Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 6338 3719
The place to go in Sai Kung for vegan comfort food, including crispy fried Omnipork momos, Peking “duck” tacos and plant-based burgers.
2084, 5 Sha Tsui Path, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, +852 6420 8456
Located right on the oceanfront of Discovery Bay, come to Hemingway’s for the live music and Caribbean vibe, and stay for the delicious vegan burgers, bowls, curries, pizzas and fries.
Hemingway’s, G09, Discovery Bay Road, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2987 8855
Do you have more recommendations for vegan-friendly eateries in Hong Kong? Send us a note at email@example.com!
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