3 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
19 Yita Rd, Old Town, Dali, China
Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese
古城慈缘斋素食馆, at 大理市古城一塔路19号, is a vegan Buddhist buffet within a 25-room guesthouse called Ya Song Home Inn. Located just outside Dali Old Town South Gate. Now run as a free of charge social service (donations accepted). Recommended to visit with a Mandarin speaker as specific rules apply, including 1. go to the food counter before taking a seat, 2. only take food you will eat without leaving ANY on your plate, 3. move plate to the serving dish when serving (ie. don't bring the serving spoon away from the serving dish risking spillage on the counter), 4. pour water on plate and drink after eating, 5. avoid talking in the dining area.
Honglong Alley, Honglongjing, Old Town, Dali, China
Cuisine: Vegan, Buffet, Buddhist
一然堂素食馆, at 大理市古城红龙井红龙巷, is Buddhist vegan restaurant, health food shop, and reading/contemplation room. Moved here in 2015. All you can eat buffet for a donation. Food waste is viewed negatively, you are required to eat all food added to your plate.
B2-1 Jiulongju, Fuxing Rd (at Dali Old Town), Dali, China
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Buffet, Juice bar
爱莲说素膳, at 复兴路西侧九隆居B2-1号2号, is a contemporary vegetarian food restaurant with zen ambiance. Extensive menu with English provided. Fresh juices available. Easily recognizable shopfront signage. Located on a quiet pedestrian back St. between BoAi Rd. and Renmin Rd. Buffet available 11:30am-1:30pm & 5:40-8pm.
Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakery and Catering, Vegetarian B&Bs, Organizations
Xue Fu Road 24 (at Dali Old Town), Dali, China
Small vegetarian food store that sells many kinds of products from faux meat and beans to peanuts, ready-to-eat food and snacks. It's near Dali XueYuan (University) on the big hill (Xue Fu Lu) that goes from the University down to the 124 Guo Dao road.
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