Serves a range of primarily western-influenced food from soup and pizza to pasta and dessert. Uses non-gmo and organic farm produce. Nicely furnished, making for a pleasant dining experience. No Wi-Fi. Has English menu.
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Juice bar, Take-out, Taiwanese
綜也蔬食, at 新竹市北區世界街114號, is a vegan restaurant that serves Japanese style ramen and dishes without added MSG. A displays case features an assortment of tarts and desserts. Has fresh juices. Originally est. May 2015 in Zhubei City and moved here in 2016.
維珍特, at 北區西大路388號, is situated opposite FE 21 department store. Serves vegan versions of American fast food: faux meat burgers, nuggets, and fries. Originally vegetarian, turned completely vegan in 2016.
138, Shijie St (at Zhong Zheng Rd), Hsinchu, Taiwan
Cuisine: Lacto, Thai
梵泰蔬食, at 竹市北區世界街138號, is a Thai food restaurant that sources coconut cream from Vietnam not picked by monkeys. Food is vegan unless specified. Drinks may contain dairy. No onion or garlic used. Est. 2016.
井町, at 新竹市新源街136號, is a Japanese-influenced vegetarian restaurant offering a range of snacks, noodles, and rice dishes. Many dishes contain milk and/or egg, indicated clearly on the menu, but vegans will be able to find a few items. No onion or garlic used. English menu available.
Zhuoliao village, near Emei township, Hsinchu, Taiwan
A veg-friendly homestay/bed and breakfast in the countryside (峨眉鄉), accessible by train and then taxi or bus. Offers the experience of rustic countryside lifestyle and simple, healthy food along with traditional Chinese tea ceremony. Nearby is the famous Maitreya garden with the giant Buddha statue. Owner speaks Mandarin and English.