CLOSED: The Veggie Table

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19 Wudaoying Hutong, Dong Cheng District, Beijing, China, 100007

100% vegan restaurant offering western and international fare with some local, seasonal organic specials. Uses onion, garlic, the 5 pungent plant. Chinese address 北京市东城区雍和宫五道营胡同甲19号. Directions: Subway Line 2 or 5, Yonghegong Station. Lama Temple area (Yonghegong). Reported closed, Apr 2018.

Categories: Vegan, Chinese, International, Western

48 Reviews

First Review by baumgaa

My Go To vegan restaurant.....however - Edit

This is my favorite vegan restaurant in Beijing simply because of its variety. However, when ordering you should try and be strategic so you don't order foods that have the same flavor profile. For example, all of the sandwiches kinda taste the same because they use the same toppings and grainy bread. I suggest either the Mushroom Burger or Hummus sandwich. Skip the pizza entirely, its has an overwhelming tomato PASTE flavor and doesn't do a good job at mimicking pizza. I also recommend the Chili, its my favorite dish here (too small of a portion though) If you do eat here, order at least 3-4 things because there are so many options on the menu, no matter what you order you won't be disappointed. (unless you order the pizza)

Final note, for the fastest service either go as soon as they open OR after lunch. During peak hours, there service is really slow

Pros: Variety, Environment, Not oily

Cons: Some food items taste the same, No vegan cheese, Slow service during peak hours

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good food and easy to find - Edit

The mushroom burger, the sweet potato fries and the chocolate cake was very good 😋 The street is also very nice 💛 145¥ for all of that.

Pros: good burger, easy to find, nice place

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KaRantz 19 Mar 2018 - You literally described my go to meals !  


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A lovely find. - Edit

We stumbled upon this place after an unsuccessful trip to a Vegan restaurant down the road where prices were sky high.
The location is great if you happen to be visiting the Lama Temple which is a 10 minute walk away (if that). The food was good, and for Beijing it wasn't awfully expensive. I took my non vegan friends there, and everyone was really impressed with the food. I'd been in China for two months by that point so it was nice to get some more familiar food. Generally, it was a good atmosphere, and the food was tasty, no complaints here.

Pros: All Vegan , Easy to find, Nice place to chat and have an enjoyable meal

Cons: Very few Gluten Free options.

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Great Spot for Western Food!!! - Edit

My parents and I were visiting Beijing on a tour of China and were looking for a place to get dinner (we are all vegan.) I had honestly been disappointed by most of the vegan options we tried in Beijing, so my expectations were pretty low. We decided to get Western food for our last night in the city due to previously disappointing Chinese meals. My mom got the mushroom burger, my dad the chili pasta, and I got the Southwest bean burger. We shared the hummus appetizer and the sweet potato fries.

My parents are SOS free in the US, so my mom was disappointed in the amount of olive oil in/on the hummus, but I loved it! The pita is more a cloud bread than actual pita, but it's passable. The sweet potato fries were really great and came with vegan mayo and homemade ketchup. Living in Chengdu, I don't often get Western fare if this caliber!

The burgers were really soft, sort of like pâté made into a burger shape, but they had decent flavor and came with nice potato wedges and a strange very soft coleslaw. The chili pasta was nothing too special. The pasta was a little over cooked and it was something you could quite easily make at home, but it was good for our purposes!

There were MANY expats here when we went. Perhaps Western China has jaded me, but it was sort of cool to be around so many like-minded people, especially foreigners with veganism in common.

The seating includes tables with chairs as well as tables with couches. We sat at a couch-table combination, but I would sit at a regular table next time. The couches are a bit too deep for comfortably eating on. There are many books decorating the walls and other Western touches around the restaurant.

They have a push towards environmentalism and even recycle batteries. The used battery box is at the front of the restaurant as soon as you walk in the door and flyers all over about conservation and sustainability.

Overall, I thought the food was good and the ambiance was really nice. It made me forget for a moment that I even live in China!

Pros: Ambiance, Homemade products, Environmentally friendly

Cons: Pricey

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So excited about the food here - Edit

Everything I ate here tasted beautiful. From the hummus + bread for starter, to the curry for main and the chocoate cake dessert. Set in a nice location, in what i'de call a 'trendy' area. Staff were friendly and spoke good English.

Pros: Nice location, Beautiful food , English speaking staff

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Nice place but service could be better - Edit

Nice ambience, stays open late and good menu. But their service could be a little better. The more I ordered the less they seem to be accomodating, bizarre I know. I wish some places understand some of us travelwith supporting vegan businesses in mind. I spend most of my money on vegan places I find on happy cow while traveling.

Pros: I enjoyed a small bowl mixed salad and pizza

Cons: Service could be better.

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Western Vegan Food - Edit

This is a great place to go if you're missing Western food. I ended up here on day two of my trip to China as the place I was aiming for (Fairy Su) had had a fire and was closed and the only other spot close by on Happy Cow was very expensive. It was a cosy spot and I really enjoyed the pumpkin soup and veggie pate with pitta bread. The staff were friendly too and the wifi was good, it was a little pricy but nothing too ridiculous.

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Go for the Drinks, Stay for the Cozy Atmosphere - Edit

I came here after a long couple of days of tourism, and was hoping for a spot to sit, sip on some warm drinks with non-dairy milk, and read a book. I was not disappointed!! The pasta dish I had was good, but the highlights were the chai latte and spiked rum hot chocolate. It was February and absolutely freezing in Beijing so the warm drinks were well needed. I'd say the food was average western vegan fare, nothing spectacular, but the atmosphere was really cozy and I can't say no to non-dairy lattes and hot chocolate, and having the option to spike your drinks makes a really nice treat. They were out of their desserts when I went, unfortunately, so I didn't get to try any.

Pros: Great Vegan Drinks, Cozy Atmosphere, Kind Staff

Cons: Food wasn't the best, but still quite good

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terrific - Edit

Great vegan restaurant with a western flair. English speaking staff, and comfort food like veggie burgers and salads and even chocolate cake! The other restaurants on the street (hutong) have lots of other veggie options too.

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Good food, friendly staff - Edit

A friend highly recommended the Veggie Table during my recent trip to Japan. She said to skip the desserts and that the hummus is so-so. I got the mushroom burger and it was pretty good. The flavour was nice and it was moist unlike many veggie burgers which can be dry. I also got the lemonana drink which was amazing! So minty and lemony, I would highly recommend on a hot Beijing day.
What really impressed me was that the servers went out of their way to help my friends and I to get a taxi to the airport. They booked the car for us and made sure we found the driver on the main street.
My friends got the falafel and it was good. The coleslaw was amazing and creamy. After living in China for a year I was looking for some familiar western vegan food and this hit the spot.

Pros: Vegan, Friendly staff

Cons: Expensive

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Best vegan restaurant/café in Beijing - Edit

I have made an effort to try multiple vegan restaurants in Beijing, and find the Veggie Table the best one: The food is delicious, they use organic ingredients and purified water even for washing vegetables, the smoothies are heavenly, the chocolate cake is fluffy, they have an air purifier, it is super cosy with good music and comfortable sofas, the staff is very friendly and has not changed much in the past 4 years which means that, contrary to the usual way in China, they seem to be treated and paid fairly, and it s equally nice to have dinner, a coffee, or some wine here. THE BEST! (I come regularly, at least once a week for the past 4 years.)

Pros: Best curry EVER, excellent chili, delicious smooth

Cons: This is Beijing, and this is in authentic hutong s

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Keep Your Expectations Low - Edit

I am always a little disappointed with this place. They have a really friendly atmosphere and comfy seating. They have a laser egg, showing the air quality levels, and a big air filter. It's in an adorable hutong and near the Yonghegong and Confucius Temples, so I have brought guests here.

This is not Chinese food. They have burgers, chili, salads, soup. It's good, but very small portions and expensive. Priced like most Western food in Beijing -- expect to pay at least ¥100 per person.

They have wine and beer. I can't remember if they have a full bar.

NOTE: You have to pay for mayo and ketchup! Do it! You will want it! Of course you only get like 5 potato wedges, so you don't need much.

Updated from previous review on 2017-03-21

Pros: location convenient to tourist sites, food is good and quality is consistent, great atmosphere - cosy and great windows

Cons: very small portions, pay for condiments!, expensive

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Must-go if you miss Western food - Edit

I moved to Beijing, so I've become accustomed to Chinese food. After a day out, I decided to come here, and I'm so glad I did. Has a good range of Western foods to choose from, although the menu is actually pretty small.

I got hummus and the mushroom burger. It tasted great, although I didn't think either was the best I had ever had, but there's not very much competition for Western vegan food in Beijing.

Pros: Good range of Western options

Cons: Menu is overall pretty small

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slightly expensive but good - Edit

The room is nice, cozy and you could as well spend a couple of hours reading here. Had the deservedly famous mushroom burger (68rmb), with humus (28) and topinade (32) as starters. That was a bit too much. To the point that I had to leave without tasting the what seemed to be very good chocolate and carrot cake, as I was full. I recommend this place if you are not on a budget travel.

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western food - Edit

Good for what it was, but a bit pricy. The atmosphere was nice and staff were helpful. We had a veg burger and the chili pasta, which were both pretty good. If your looking for western food in China this would be a good option.

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great Western vegan food - Edit

Nice place with air purifiers, filtered water, good food!

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A good vegan treat - Edit

What I really like about this place is that they serve alcohol. As far as I can remember, alcohol is vegan, and I love to have a good drink once in a while. So discovering their vegan chocolate milk with rum was heavenly good!

I ordered the mushroom burger with fries, which was pretty good and filling. Everything was super fresh, and therefore pricey as well. They have an explanation on every table about their way of producing their food, so I understand the price... If you stay in China for a while, you will soon know that quality food in restaurants is only for the elite of Chinese with the means of following the newest trends.
I am a low budget traveller, so for me it is overpriced, but it has definitely been the best choice I could make for my only decadent meal during my stay in Beijing.

Pros: Alcohol is served, Good food, Everything made fresh

Cons: pricey but fair

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International vegan restaurant - Edit

Despite being pricy The Veggie Table serves tasty international food. I enjoyed the fact that they use organic veggies and recycled paper for tissues. I've been there many times and had burger, hummus, carrot cake and chocolate cake, dried tomato pasta and couscous. The only thing I didn't enjoy that much was the couscous.

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Really good non-Chinese vegan food - Edit

Really good burgers, really good Middle Eastern food (hummus, babaganoush), really good desserts. The atmosphere is very clean and informal -- more like a cafe or bookstore in San Francisco.

Pros: Good food. Not loud.

Cons: Pricey (and worth it).

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simple but good - Edit

The food here was pretty good and the quality can't be beat. we will go back to try other dishes. this is one of four restaurants in this hutong with veg options, so you should definitely hit up this hutong if you're looking for veg food in Beijing all in one place.

Pros: high quality organic

Cons: little pricey

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Great western vegan food - Edit

- Extensive menu which really caters for western vegan food. Pizza, burgers, dips.
- I had the hummus and bread dip, hot chips, mushroom burger.
- The pasta is a must for any vegan who is craving Italian food! The mock meat seems so crazily real too.
- They have desserts like choc or carrot cake.
- Plenty of milkshakes to choose from. I can definitely say that the chocolate peanut butter soy milkshake was the best vegan thing I've ever had in my life. Get it!!!!

Go now. I believe the closest exit from the Lama Temple subway stop is D.

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VEGGIE TABLE....JUST GO! - Edit

Our family really likes this place. It is located in a Hutong near Llama Temple. The Hutong itself is a charming, busy mix-mash of little stores, coffee shops and bars. You won't have a hard time finding the restaurant as the sign is large and printed in English. The restaurant is a decent size with an open, relaxed atmosphere. The menu is all VEGAN and the staff speak English. We tried the mushroom burger (10/10), the falafels (10/10), the hummus (8/10, needed some extra veggies for dipping). I really wanted to try the apple pie or chocolate cake but I was STUFFED. I just really liked this place A LOT. There are quite a few veggie restaurants near Llama but if you can only go to one - go to this one. Most entrees are about 60rmb.

Pros: GREAT food, GREAT location, GREAT atmosphere

Cons: NONE!

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Best burger ever! - Edit

One thing that I really like about this place is the decoration and the atmosphere. Very nice! The food... We had the mushroom burger which was the best burger I had in my life! Seriously delicious! I can't say the same about the chili spaghetti... it looked very fresh and something my mom would cook, but the taste was disappointing. It tasted very blend. I wonder where the chili went...

I would give this place 5 stars if it wasn't for the chili pasta. But I'm definitely going back to try other dishes and hopefully get a better opinion about their food!

The prices are a bit above average for Beijing standards.

Pros: location, atmosphere

Cons: prices

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Best Vegan Restaurant in Beijing - Edit

Love this restaurant and visit frequently. Good, filling food for a decent price. Not the healthiest vegan food but definitely a nice treat. One dish that could do with improvement is the pizza - it takes a really long time to prepare so you might be waiting a long time after everyone else has been served as well. The vegan cakes are the nicest in Beijing and the chocolate peanut butter shake is delicious - the ingredients for that are printed wrong on the menu, it doesn't contain coffee. Really nice atmosphere and good wifi.

Pros: 100% vegan, Wholesome food, Chocolate cake

Cons: Toilet is outside

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Very cool vegan restaurant - Edit

Lovely place to chill out for a few hours, with the menu featuring a decent range of beautifully prepared western dishes plus juices, smoothies & desserts. I have been here a number of times and the food is always tasty - I can vouch for the pizza, curry & mushroom burger all being delicious & satisfying. The juices & smoothies are also delicious & obviously very healthy. Highly recommended restaurant, especially for a long & relaxed lunch.

Pros: Great place to chill for a few hours, 100% vegan, Lots of fresh, organic produce

Cons: A little pricey by China standards

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Very nive western-style little restaurant - Edit

We went to this restaurant twice during our 4 day stay in Beijing, which proves that we really liked it. Even though it was a bit expensive, the food was great. They had the most amazing sweet potatoe fries. I also liked the fact that they made a lot of stuff such as ketchup and mayonnese by themselves and that they seemed concerened about environment as much as veganism.

Would have gotten a 5 if it weren't for the price.

Pros: Great food, Nice furniture and decorations, Home-cooked

Cons: A bit expensive

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excellent! - Edit

Took the family there after checking out Lama Temple. Fresh juices to start was refreshing. PB on tasty whole grain bread made my 4 yr old son happy and my daughter ate up the falafel. My bean burger held together well and the sesame seed bun was nice touch. Our first all veg restaurant since moving to Beijing and will definitely go back.

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