Guide to Kaohsiung Vegan Restaurants, Vegetarian Restaurants, Natural Foods, & Health Food Stores.
Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants: (40 Listings)
CiSian 2nd Road (at east of the Cisian bridge), Kaohsiung, 801
Open Tue-Sun 11-22, closed Mon. Cuisine: Vegan, Taiwanese
Renovated in 2010 and is affiliated to the large Fo Guang Shan monastery in Ping Tung province. Nice sitting area. They also sell Buddhist books and items. The restaurant is in a small alley off the main road, on north side of Cisian 2nd rd, very close to the bridge. Moderate.
370 YouChang Street, Nanzi District, Kaohsiung, 811
Open Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, closed Sun. Cuisine: Vegan, Taiwanese, Take-out
Part of international chain of vegan restaurants inspired by Supreme Master Ching Hai, an advocate for veg living. Each location is individual family owned and operated. Serves all vegan food, non-alcoholic beverages, and vegan desserts. Name in Chinese 愛家國際連鎖餐飲. Inexpensive.
283, Jhongshan 1st Road, Sinsing District, Kaohsiung, 800
Open Mon-Sun lunch and dinner. Cuisine: Vegan, Taiwanese, Take-out
Part of international chain of vegan restaurants opened by followers of Supreme Master Ching Hai, an advocate for vegetarian living. Serving food, coffee, non-alcoholic beverages, and more. Name in Chinese 愛家國際連鎖餐飲, address 800台灣高雄市新興區中山一路283號. Inexpensive.
252 Chinting Road, SanMin District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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63 Tianxiang 2nd Road, Kaohsiung, 813
556-5222 Cuisine: Chinese, Buffet, Take-out
Pay-by-weight buffet offering 35-40 cooked dishes. Featuring 8-10 different green vegetable dishes, along with dishes of sprouts, seaweed, roots, gourds, beans, tofu, mushrooms, and noodles. A special glutinous rice with mushrooms is available, in addition to the usual white or brown rice. No MSG. Family owned and operated. Next to Love River pedestrian/bike path, in Zuoying District. Easy to spot by English sign and attractive photos outside. Inexpensive.
153, Fuguo Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
n/a Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Take-out
慈佳素食館, located 高雄市左營區富國路153號, is a little eatery offering basic Taiwan veggie fare - from dumplings, sesame noodles, and bamboo to potato leaves (de gua) and has a salad. Relaxed bamboo style interior with Buddhist paraphernalia. Inexpensive.
128, Fumin Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
n/a Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Buffet, Take-out, Taiwanese
馮馨素食, located at 高雄市左營區富民路128號, is small vegetarian eatery. Offering around 10 freshly cooked dishes per lunch/dinner as well as made to order items like fried rice or noodles. Also specializes in baozi to go. Best to arrive early, at 12pm for lunch or 5pm for dinner. Inexpensive.
628, Dashun 1st Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
n/a Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Take-out
活力生機園, located 鼓山區大順一路628號, offers nutritious pure food, fresh ingredients and quality. Often hosts yoga classes on the 3rd floor. Downstairs is a mini health food shop. Moderate.
Jiuru 1st Rd, Unit 426, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
+886-7-384-5526 Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Western, International, Japanese, Juice bar, Salad bar, Buffet, Beer/Wine
A large and upscale vegetarian buffet on the first floor of the Jen Dow International Hotel (the second floor has a vegetarian Chinese restaurant). Is part of a chain of 5-star vegetarian buffets and has locations in Taipei and Shanghai. Buffet consists of soups, faux meat entrees, vegetable entrees, dim sum, a sushi bar, a large dessert bar, a noodle bar, a salad bar, a juice bar, a chocolate fondue fountain, and an alcohol bar (which is pay only). Eggless options are marked in Chinese with a sign that says no egg but dairy free options are not marked so vegans please inquire. Reservations recommended for dinner. Expensive.
180, YuCheng Rd, Kaohsiung, 813
5588662 Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Italian
Food photos, no English, staff is helpful. Menu includes noodle dishes, Italian-style noodles, fresh greens, set meals, iron plate meals, hot pots, and a lettuce salad. Simple, pleasant bistro atmosphere. Moderate.
230, Huatai Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
n/a Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese
結善緣素食滷味, located at 高雄市鼓山區華泰路230號, is a 'lu huay' style eatery. Basically there is a sliding glass case which holds many dishes. You open the door, and with tongs pick the gems you want and put them in your basket. The kitchen cooks (in water for stir fried) and seasons it for you, then tops your meal with pickled relish and basil. Small place with only a few tables. Moderate.
85, Zhongyan Road, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
n/a Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Cantonese, Chinese
棗子樹蔬食港式飲茶, located at 高雄市左營區忠言路85號, is a fancy Hong Kong style eatery. Come with others to share the dim sum. Try the steamed dumplings, monkey mushrooms, or raw taro rolls. Complimentary tea. Elegant atmosphere. Expensive.
Level 7, Dream Mall, 789, Zhong Hua 5th Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Open Mon-Sun 11am-2pm, 5-9pm. Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Cantonese, Taiwanese
Chinese name 棗子樹. A Hong Kong-style dim sum restaurant with several locations. Features dumplings and many types of small dishes, all made in-house. On weekends, a reserved section of the restaurant is opened up and you could get a great view of the cityscape. Moderate.
337-1, Huarong Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
n/a Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese
林師姐慈心素食, located at 高雄市鼓山區華榮路337-1號, is typically crowded. Food service is quick and seating is open air tables. Offers a a large array of dishes with a colorful photo menu. Also you could choose the ingredients you want, and the kitchen cooks it for you. Often has zongzi (bamboo leaf wrapped sticky rice triangle). Try th cold peanut sauce multi-color noodles. Has outdoor seating. Inexpensive.
Level 7, Dream Mall, 789, Zhong Hua 5th Road (at ShiDai Blvd), Kaohsiung, Taiwan
07-9700158 Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Chinese, Take-out
This veggie restaurant is located inside the "China Town" section of Dream Mall, Level 7. Wheelchair accessible. Moderate.
36, LinChain Street, LingYa District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
07-7266803 Cuisine: Western, Fast food, Take-out
Located behind Kaohsiung culture center. Inexpensive.
70, Nai Tai Road (at Xin Xing District), Kaohsiung, 800
07-2850979 Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Taiwanese, Buffet, Take-out
Inexpensive vegetarian food buffet. Choose what you'd like and pay by weight. Has brown rice, variety of dishes. Has outdoor seating. Cash only. Inexpensive.
175, Zhongyan Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
n/a Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, Organic, Taiwanese, Chinese, Take-out
上善食堂, located at 高雄市忠言路175號, uses fresh organic ingredients. Offers small dishes, hot soups, rice and vegetable plates. Simple atmosphere, family-run. Inexpensive.
66, Yucheng Road, Sanmin District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
n/a Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Chinese, Salad bar, Buffet
Address 高雄市三民區裕誠路66號. Dine-in, all-you-can-eat buffet chain with locations throughout Kaohsiung. Make fresh bread, vegetable pancakes, has a raw salad bar. A health food store is downstairs. Moderate.
131 DaYi St. (at Sin Le St., Kaoshiung), Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Open 7:00-20:30, closed 2nd and 4th Sunday. Cuisine: Ovo, International, Chinese, Salad bar, Buffet
Buffet selection includes small salad bar and a few varieties of sushi/seaweed, noodles, vegetables, stews, dumplings, and bean curd dishes. Choice of white or brown rice. Egg dishes seem easy to spot and steer clear of. Not priced by weight, as in some other Taiwanese buffets - cashier looks at your selection and calculates a price. There's also a choice of soups (including Chinese herbal, and mixed fungi) that are priced separately. Lots of simple, but pleasant, fan-cooled seating on 2nd floor. Look for a sign in English "Vegetarian Rice Dumplings". Address in Chinese: 高雄市鹽埕區大義街131號. Inexpensive.
23, MinSheng 1st Road, Sinsing District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Open Mon-Sun 11.00-14.00, 17.00-21.00. Cuisine: Chinese, Taiwanese
Extensive Chinese/English menu with photos. Family style large round tables available. Moderate.
6F, 777, Sec. 2, BoAi Road (at Hanshin Shopping Mall), Kaohsiung, 807
Open for lunch and dinner. Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, International, Taiwanese, Japanese, Juice bar, Salad bar, Buffet
Fancy buffet restaurant with a huge range of food including salads, veggie sushi, desserts, coffees and teas, and much more. They even have a few western dishes like pizza (with cheese), and lots of Japanese-style dishes. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Expensive.
89, LingYa Second Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Open Mon-Sat, closed Sun. Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Taiwanese, Buffet
Pay-by-weight buffet, offering a better-than-average selection of dishes and comfortable seating upstairs. Egg dishes seem easy to spot. Choice of white or brown rice. No English name on sign - look for large sign above shop, 食素品上. Inexpensive.
128 QingNian 2nd Rd, Kaohsiung, 801
Open 11am-2pm, 4:30pm-8pm, closed Mon. Cuisine: Organic, Chinese
Noodle shop serving vegetables, miso and rice that are organic. Options include hand-pulled noodles, rice vermicelli, or Yang Chun (Canton) noodles; noodles in soup, "dry" noodles, or pan-fried noodles; with or without dumplings (wonton); in base of miso, Chinese herbs, or Sichuan vegetable. English not spoken by staff, but an English menu is provided. No English name on sign: look for sign with 上品齋 and the English phrase "organic vegetables and rice". NOTE: On Google Maps the street is spelled "QingNian", but the actual street signs use "CingNian". Inexpensive.
228 Jiuru 2nd Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
07-3232745-7 Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Chinese, Taiwanese, Take-out
The restaurant is divided into two sections, one for hot pot with a conveyor belt selection of vegetables and fake meat; the other dining area is where you could order from an extensive menu that includes dim sum and desserts (only in Chinese, with food photos). The menu-selection area has large round tables, as well as smaller ones. Ice cream served is made with cow milk. Moderate.
126, Jiuru 2nd Road, Sanmin District, Kaohsiung, 807
0937323526 Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Taiwanese, Buffet
The Shanghai Vegetarian restaurant chain operates a slew of different style restaurants. Here you could choose the all-you-can-eat hot pot or sit at a table and order a la carte. Prices are moderate-expensive. Expensive.
108, Fumin Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
n/a Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Buffet, Salad bar, Take-out, Taiwanese, Chinese
上海素食百匯自助餐, located at 高雄市左營區富民路108號, is a veggie buffet. You see the chefs cooking, and there are signs noting whether a dish contains egg or milk. Meal is weighed and also comes with soup and lemonade or fruit tea. Consider bringing your own bowl and chopsticks as the restaurant gives you only paper plates. Best to arrive at 12pm for lunch or 5pm for dinner. Moderate.
274 Jhongsiao-1st Rd, Kaohsiung, 800
Open Mon-Sun 10am-2pm and 3pm-8pm. Cuisine: Chinese
With additional locations in downtown Pingtung, Taipei, Taichung, and Taitung this buffet chain uses no alcohol or eggs in their cooking. In addition to regular buffet items, pot-sticker dumplings, oven-baked onion cakes, salads and refreshments are available. Offers 35-50 dishes (few raw, mostly cooked) including sprouts, greens, seaweed, roots, gourds, funghi, noodles, fried rice, and soups. Priced by weight (except sushi and dumplings, by piece). Address in Chinese: 高雄市新興區忠孝一路274號. Inexpensive.
227, Fuguo Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
n/a Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Buffet, Take-out, Taiwanese, Chinese
素食人家, located 高雄市左營區富國路227號, offers around 20 freshly cooked Taiwanese dishes per meal time. Meal comes with soup and tea. Consider bringing your own reusable bowl and chopsticks as all they offer is paper plates. Inexpensive.
2F, 489, Zhongshan 2nd Road, Lingya District (at north of Sanduo shopping district station), Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Open Mon-Sun 11:30-14:30, 17:30-22:00. Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Western, Italian
High-end vegetarian cuisine chain with locations in Taiwan. Modern, upscale decor. Features a set menu for around NT$400. You choose from one of few main entrees, plus you get appetizer, bread, soup, salad, dessert, and drink. You can only order it as part of a set menu. Some dishes use eggs and dairy; server will point out which dishes are suitable for you. Chinese name is 舒果新米蘭蔬食, address 高雄市中山二路489號2F. Moderate.
1, Dayong Road, YanCheng District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
07-5211253 Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Chinese, Juice bar, Take-out
Trendy zen atmosphere. Food may be mostly vegan. Offers set menus at different price levels. For 1 person the price starts at NT 280. Chinese name 天來蔬食, address 高雄市鹽埕區大勇路11號. Moderate.
145, Mingren Road, Sanmin District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
n/a Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Organic, Taiwanese
十二籃養生坊, location at 高雄市三民區明仁路145號, has mellow vibes and the food is healthy and fresh. You have options of set meals that usually come with sweet potatoes, greens, tofu, soup plus your choice of 5-grain rice or noodles. Meals come with a fresh juice of your choice. Also offers soup noodle bowls. Inexpensive.
156, Weixin Street, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
n/a Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Juice Bar, Take-out
蔬食伊甸園健康生活館, located at 高雄市左營區維新街156號, is a store and restaurant. Offers good set meals, cold noodles, a squash congee, and fresh to order juices; no brown rice. At times, the shop sells vegan pineapple cakes. Inexpensive.
191 CingNian Road, LingYa District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
07-2695280 Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Cantonese
A la carte menu restaurant offering many Cantonese recipes on the menu including bamboo fungus and a large variety of other mushroom and vegetables, cooked or raw. Moved from 145, WuFu 3rd Road. Moderate.
167, Minghua 1st Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
n/a Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Buffet, Take-out
新上素食館, located at 高雄市左營區明華一路167號, is a little buffet eatery that offers many different small plates of freshly cooked dishes. Consider bringing your own bowl and chopsticks as they offer only paper plates. Inexpensive.
521, Ziyou 3rd Road, Kaohsiung, 813
n/a Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Take-out
野菜園素食館 is a cute spot that offers 'lu huay' which means you choose what you'd like and the kitchen cooks it up for you. Also offers other foods like fried rice. Large portions. Inexpensive.
105-2, Zhonghua 1st Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
n/a Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Korean, Take-out
This vegetarian restaurant, located at 高雄市鼓山區中華一路105-2號, offers a tranquil setting with bamboo wall and peaceful music. Try the Korean style hot bowl. Inexpensive.
147, Fumin Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
n/a Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Organic, Taiwanese, Take-out
無毒的家, located at 高雄市左營區富民路147號, is both a restaurant and a store. Sells a large selection of organic and health foods, from organic cacao nibs and coconut oil to apple cider vinegar and vegan cheese. Moderate.
813, Fumin Road, Zuoying District (at Yucheng Road corner), Kaohsiung, 813
Open Mon-Sun 7-11:30am. Cuisine: Taiwanese, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, veg options available. Well-known food stand at the intersection, besides a small department store. Makes breakfast rice balls (fan tuan) that cost around NT$35 each. Choose from over 20 kinds of fillings with the upper half of the shelf being veg suitable. Cash only. Inexpensive.
286, Zhonghua 4th Road, Qianjin District, Kaohsiung, 801
07-2826386 Cuisine: Taiwanese, Non-veg
Serves meat, veg options available. Taiwanese hot pot restaurant, all-you-can-eat. Offers a pure veg hot pot choice - request "chuen su" or say "wo chi su." Comes with an array of veggies to add to your pot. Cash only. Moderate.
Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations:
183-1, QingNian 1st Rd, Kaohsiung, 800
Open Mon-Sun 10am-8pm.
Santa Cruz International is Taiwan's largest organic food importer/distributor and was acquired by the owner 7-Eleven convenience stores on Taiwan to establish a chain of organic food stores here. This branch is the size of a convenience store, mainly carrying packaged health and organic foods (local and imported). Juices, nuts, grains, pasta, beans, seaweed, snacks, tofu, sauces, seasonings, and food-based nutritional supplements. A small selection of fresh organic produce is available. Note: although the street sign actually gives road name as "CingNian", the Pinyin spelling "QingNian" is given here to work with Google Maps.
136 Tong Chin Road (at Her Ping Road), Kaohsiung,
Many organic food items, some fresh fruits and vegetables. Distributes Vitamix blenders and purified water. 2 other branches in Kaoshiung - see website for details. NOTE: Maybe closed/shut down, please confirm and inform HappyCow- thanks!
114 SiWei 2nd Rd, Lingya District, Kaohsiung, 802
A compact shop carrying a small selection of packaged health and organic foods (local and imported): juices, nuts, grains and other dry goods, plus a few food-based nutritional supplements. There is a vegetarian restaurant on second floor. NOTE: The shop sign does not have its name in English, but it prominently displays the English words "organic foods" so look for it.
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450, Jhongjhou 3rd Road, Cijin District, Kaohsiung,
Taiwanese ice cream shop on Cijin island off Kaohsiung. Offers dairy as well a few non-dairy based flavors like taro, red bean, and lemon--served by the scoop in cold red tea. Think rootbeer float but Taiwan style. Has outdoor seating.
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