• Vegan Vegan
    ( 15 reviews )

10, Lane 253, Sec. 1, Fuxing South Rd, Da-an District, Taipei, Taiwan, 106

A modern, plant-based whole foods eatery est. 2016 serving American style fare like kale salads, raw cakes, and chia pudding. Open Tue-Fri 11:30am-9:30pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-9:30pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Organic, Raw, Western, Gluten-free

15 Reviews

First Review by JesseD

Flavorful and delicious - Edit

When I discovered Plants for the first time, I had to go back three more times that same week because I loved their foods and drinks so much! I had their bibimbap, acai bowl, and mung bean hummus + crackers, as well as some of their smoothies and their Golden Sunrise latte. Oh and I had their carrot cake as well as their key lime cheesecake.

Their smoothies are alright, at least the ones that I ordered, but that Golden Sunrise latte was amazing!!! But maybe that's because I personally love anything tumeric.

I kept going back for their bibimbap because I loved the flavors. It was light and refreshing as well as very filling with the tempeh and rice. I wish it were a bit spicer but I understand that given most of the palates in Taipei are pretty mild, it still let me appreciate the flavor medley in my mouth.

The acai bowl was also top notch. The fruits and the texture of the acai bowl weren't frozen (I hate when you order an acai bowl and it's basically just a slushie because everything was frozen beforehand!) and their home-made spirulina and cacao nib granola had distinct flavors as well (not just cardboard-tasting crunch).

That mung-bean hummus was mind blowing with how light and fluffy the hummus texture was in my mouth, it practically melted right away! Their homemade seeded crackers that came along with the hummus wasn't good but that didn't stop me from spooning as much hummus out of the bowl as possible.

Their desserts look divine, but rather bland and dry which was super disappointing.

The atmosphere was very clean and modern, and I loved how much natural lighting there was with the huge windows. There are a bunch of vegan magazines/books you can browse that are near the front of the door, and a variety of other products to purchase in their store if you wish.

They serve their water infused with rosemary, and I loved that subtle hint of rosemary! The service was nice and polite, I liked that they didn't constantly keep checking in with your meal. Even when they accidentally served a wrong drink, they said that I could keep the drink and they would just not list it on the bill.

THE ONLY DOWN SIDE IS THE PRICE$$$! It is very expensive, even compared to US standards of dining out. Expect to pay around 1,000~1,500 nt for 2 people for a casual meal + drinks + dessert.

Pros: Flavors were on point, Atmosphere was relaxing

Cons: Expensive$$$$, Dessert could be better

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Delicious! - Edit

Lovely food, great environment, wonderful retail products of high quality and deserts to die-for. One of my favourites.

Pros: Unrefined, unprocessed ingredients, Great fermented food, Delicious mung bean hummus

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Great food - Edit

I really liked the Berry Beautiful and Macrobiotic Bibimbap, and the fact that reservations can be done online through their website. Their raw cakes are also amazing.

It's not easy to find whole food, plant-based restaurants in Taipei, and Plants does a good job raising awareness on clean eating as well as food allergies.

There're occasional events open to the public, such as workshop on kale chips, book launches, and so on.

Updated from previous review on 2017-03-06

Pros: Food, Vibe

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Plants - Edit

I visited in september 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed my tempeh bibimbap, as my veggie mum her falafel plate, but unfortunately the same can't be said for my two omni companions, who were searching for non-existent noodles in their "taiwanese cold noodle" dish. most of my dining table also didn't savour the kombucha which we shared. (as an aside, i see that the noodle dish is not on their latest menu.

I'd categorise this as a place where whole-food, plant-based diners would feel right at home in, but it might not be the first option you'd want to bring hardcore meat-lovers to.

Pros: wholesome, healthy food, friendly, knowledgeable staff

Cons: probably too clean for omnivores, expensive by taiwanese standards

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fantastically high vibe food - Edit

Western style vegan cafe with a huge menu. We ordered and loved the kale ceasar salad, bibimbap, green vitality smoothie, and nut mylk latte. If we weren’t leaving Taipei this week we’d come back for sure!

Pros: huge menu, nourishing superfood , vegan vegan vegan

Cons: spendy (but worth it)

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Good food, all glutenfree! - Edit

The staff is very nice and very tastefull food.

Pros: lovely tasty all gf food

Cons: bit expensive

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Good and impressing - Edit

Enjoyed my meal at Plants, but it's really quite expensive, although all their foods are organic and sprouted, still don't think is an affordable meal for all the people. Th food was great but not so impressing since the menu is pretty same to other healthy vegan places in Taipei such as Ooh Cha Cha. But I will recommend people to try once, or more if money is not a problem for you.

Pros: Great organic food, Kind service, Amazing ambulance

Cons: Too expensive

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Love this restaurant - Edit

My 6 years old twin and I traveled to taipei, and rent the hotel
nearby this restaurant. We were so happy that we found it and had great food and drinks and got 2 free yogurts on Mother Day . recommened to everyone who love raw vegan

Pros: good food and drinks, good service, good design

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Nice food, nicer people. - Edit

The staff here have been consistently helpful and kind. Food is mostly great and very clean.

Pros: healthy , clean, friendly

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Favourite vegan place in Taipei - Edit

I got invited for lunch here by my local friend. Really enjoyed the creative food, concept and good vibe here. Worth the money! Highly recommend!

Pros: Food, atmosphere

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Good healthy flavors - Edit

I really enjoyed my meal at Plants. While I wasn't too impressed with the menu (it is almost identical to Ohh Cha Cha, another restaurant in Taipei, and so many other vegan restaurants I have been to in my country), my falafel and hummus entrée was great along with the side of oat crackers (which are great for dipping in the extra hummus). Everything was delicious and felt great for the body. Despite the alternative ingredients, it really tasted like an authentic falafel dinner from the Mediterranean.

I was a bit surprised at how hot and well-done the falafel balls were considering that this is in fact a raw restaurant. Since I am not a raw foodist, this didn't matter to me, but you might want to confirm with the kitchen about what temperature the foods are 'cooked' at if this matters to you.

It would be nice to see a more original menu, because if I were to return, I would not be interested in ordering any other dish because I have grown tired of bland and boring tempeh and rice bowls. Hopefully they will find their own identity and change things up in the future.

Pros: Great flavors, Good portion size

Cons: Menu is boring and uninspired

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Opening hours - Edit

I had read good things about Plants and was excited to give it a try. Plants is almost an hour from where I live. I went on a Saturday evening, (around 6pm), a few weeks ago. Despite it also being written on the restaurant window that the place is open until 9:30pm, the restaurant was closed. I left disappointed and annoyed.

Cons: Accurate opening hours not provided

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a new favorite for sure - Edit

really good food. I thought the portions were generous and the price reasonable for the quality. we had hummus appetizer, tempeh bowl, shepard's pie, blueberry cheesecake and a green smoothie for $1400. left very full and happy, we will certainly go back to try the rest of the menu. I can live on $100 Buddha buffets most of the month but sometimes you want something special.

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Wonderful food - Edit

Loved the Acai bowl, shepherds pie & Lime cheese cake. Coffee was also good. Kale Caesar was tasty but only kale with dressing. Went twice in 2 days. Loved it!

Pros: Healthy , Tasty, Desserts

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Great Raw Restaurant! - Edit

This restaurant serves some of the best raw food I've had anywhere: delicious cakes, smoothies and simple main dishes. Like all raw food it's pricier than cooked food, but I think it's excellent value. A small main dish, fresh smoothie and incredible raw cacao cake came to NT750.
They grow some of their herbs on the street in front of the restaurant. It's a nice idea in theory, but they must soak up so much pollution from the street, so I'm not convinced about that.
It's great to see raw food taking off in Taipei. This is Taipei's best raw food restaurant (the nearby raw juice bar Universe Café is also very good).

Pros: raw food, easy to reach from red or blue MRT lines, all vegan

Cons: a little expensive, but worth it!

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