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. MARCH 2018 NOTE: maybe closed/shut down - please verify and let HappyCow know.
Categories: Vegan, Chinese