Kunming, China Vegan Friendly Restaurants


Top 10 Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants

Whether you're vegetarian, vegan, or just searching for plant-based dining options, it's nice to have personal recommendations. That's why HappyCow has created this list, featuring the ten best vegan restaurants in Kunming, as determined by the highest scores calculated from HappyCow community member reviews.

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.
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Dongzhuan Rd 26 (at Upper East Side), Kunming, China

63399193

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Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Buffet

淨心緣 buddhist vegan food restaurant with 100+ seats on two floors. Buffet offered 11am-1:30pm and 5:30-9:30pm. Has also a la carte.

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2F Xingjie Mansion, 156 Wuyi Rd, Wuhua District, Kunming, China

0871-63632288

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese

中农有机生态素食馆 serves gourmet vegetarian cuisine (English name is Sino-Agriculture). Has a lunch time buffet from 11:30am-1pm, or upgrade to buffet pulus hotpot for additional charge. Located on the second floor of Xingjie Building which is on the corner of the intersection with Longjing St, at 五华区五一路156号兴杰大厦2楼. Entrance is behind the building where you take the stairs to the second floor (elevator does not take you there). A health shop and juice bar can be found on the same floor.

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near 620 Beijing Road, 8th floor, Kunming, China

0871-5171567

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Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Bakery

Chinese name 香海月, address 北京路交三桥摩玛大厦一期A座A809. A small vegan restaurant with a terrace that has also a small shop for vegan bakery inside selling biscuits and bread. May be difficult find so bring the Chinese address with you. It's located in an apartment building a few hundred meters from the old location on Qingnian Road.

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5 Tianjundian Xian, Wenlin Jie, Kunming, China

0871-65411715

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Western, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. At least some of the cheese (parmesan, gorgonzola) is not vegetarian. Also booze appears not verified as vegetarian (at least one wine made with gelatin). 有佳面包店 at 昆明市文林街天君殿巷5号 is a pizza, salad and soup place. No vegan cheese used. Bohemian vibe in the University area.

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76 Wen Lin Jie Wen Hua Xiang, Kunming, China

871-5363525

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Western, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Expat bar. Approx 50% of menu is meat based. Other 1/2 is mostly vegetarian dishes including salads, sandwiches, pasta, and a burrito. No indication of vegan awareness or if veg items are prepared separately. Wifi available. Non-smoking on the 1st floor.

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Qiongzhu Temple, Mt. Yu’an, 7km west of city centre, Kunming, China

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Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese

筇竹寺素斋馆 at 近郊昆明西郊约7公里玉案山筇竹寺内. Qiongzhu or Bamboo Temple was established during the Yuan dynasty as the first Zen Buddhism temple in Yunnan. The vegetarian restaurant has a basic English menu (no English spoken). Choose tea carefully (some are expensive). 7 kilometres northwest of Kunming city centre on bus No C63, stop at Bamboo Temple.

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2nd floor, 50 Qingyun St, Cuihu Park (at Dingzi Po), Kunming, China

0871-6515-8803

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Buffet, Take-out

素吉祥, at 圆通街路段, offer buffet as well a la carte menu and hot pot. Please send exact map coordinates to HappyCow.

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9-10 Section C, Beichen Commercial Pedestrian St, Beichen Middle Rd, Panlong District, Kunming, China

0871-65724222

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese

Address 盘龙区北辰中路北辰小区商业步行街C段9-10号. Has Wi-Fi and afternoon tea menu. The cuisine is not based on mock-meat.

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76 Wen Hua Xiang, Building 7, 201, Kunming, China

871-65315811

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, International, Western, Beer/Wine, Asian, Fusion, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Fusion restaurant offering healthier dishes like macro bowls with quinoa plus salads, sandwiches, lentil curry, spring rolls, maki rolls. Cheese can be removed from your order. Prepares vegetarian food in separate area of the kitchen. Located on the 2nd floor.

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Yuantong St, Kunming, China

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese

圆通街圆通寺 is an 8th century Buddhist temple. Includes classes in Buddhist scripture, a caligraphy studio, shop and more. Cafeteria serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Take bus no. Z5, 85, 92, 95, 100, 101, 119 or 187, and alight at Yuantong Road Station.

So, there you have it - our list of the very best vegan food that Kunming has to offer. We hope that you enjoy your dining experience.

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