Top 10 Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants
Even curious carnivores should agree that the tasty vegan options available at these restaurants would please even the most discerning palate. From breakfast to brunch, dinner to late-night snacking, and every meat-free meal in-between, we're sure that you'll find the very best veggie dining experiences using our Top 10 list as your guide.
274 Jhongsiao-1st Rd, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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.
207-1, 3F, 1, Zhanqian North Rd, Zuoying District , Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Chinese, Take-out, Taiwanese
浣花草堂 operates several outlets in Taiwan; this one is in the Zouying Global Mall on the 3rd floor, by Kaohsiung Zuoying Station, at 高雄市左營區站前北路1號3F. Offers lots of hot dishes including hot pot and pasta. Has afternoon tea. Will give you an English menu if you need. Comfortable, fine atmosphere decorated in a traditional Taiwanese style.
131 DaYi St (at Sin Le St), Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Cuisine: Ovo, Chinese, Buffet, Salad bar, Taiwanese
千葉養生素食, at 鹽埕區大義街131號, offers buffet which includes a small salad bar and a few varieties of sushi/seaweed, noodles, vegetables, stews, dumplings, and bean curd dishes. Choice of white or brown rice. Cashier looks at your selection and calculates a price. Simple set up with seating on the 2nd floor. Look for a sign in English "Vegetarian Rice Dumplings."
147, Heping 1st Rd, Lingya District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Take-out
天之御草食, at 高雄市苓雅區和平一路147號, whose name translates to "Heaven Driven Vegan Food," is a Japanese style restaurant serving vegetable takoyaki (octopus balls) and lots of delicacies grilled with soy sauce. All food is made onsite.
6F, 777, Sec. 2, BoAi Road (at Hanshin Shopping Mall), Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Japanese, Buffet, Salad bar, Juice bar, Taiwanese
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.
426, Jiuru 1st Rd, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Japanese, Western, Buffet, Salad bar, Juice bar, 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. Previously named Jen Dow Vegetarian Buffet.
290, Chongde Rd, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Fast food, Take-out, Taiwanese
愛客漢堡, at 高雄市左營區崇德路290號, is a vegetarian fast food and burger restaurant that opened in Aug 2015. Offers burgers, pasta, rice with side dishes like french fries, onion rings, nuggets, and hash browns. Also has vegan ice cream from Mori vegan (a vegan ice cream shop in Kaohsiung). Marks if dishes contain milk or egg. Some dishes can be made vegan but you have to say it when you order. Menu is in Chinese. 5-minute walk from Ecological District MRT station.
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