Hanoi is well- known for the best street food in the world, is not the most popular destination for those who are vegetarians, there are still some locations where you can enjoy decent vegetarian food. We have compiled a list of the 8 best vegetarian restaurants in the capital of Vietnam.
Bo De is a family owned vegetarian restaurant. The eclectic menu changes a little bit every day and it always has something for everyone, from fresh vegetables to rice dishes and noodle soups. The competent chef uses only the freshest ingredients to make her high quality dishes to taste absolutely delicious, all served at reasonable prices. Their special tea with panda leaf is something visitors must try.
An excellent Mock Meat Experience
Located in Thai Ha area, An Phuc does not only serve fresh vegan dishes but also creates a warm interior which makes customers feel like being home. Besides, An Phuc purchases the freshest ingredients to use in vegan dishes, including tofu and mock meat dishes – such as vegetarian beef noodle soups or vegan shrimps. Moreover, the staff in there are friendly and quick.
Loving Hut specializes in fresh, seasonally inspired vegan meals offering a variety of healthy dishes which are suitable for all diets. The menu is extensive, range from vegan chicken, vegan pork or ribs, and Chinese vegetable-based food, to fresh Vietnamese dishes such as vegetarian pho. This is a great place to have a vegan lunch or dinner.
When you come to a Loving hut restaurant, you can immediately feel the warm welcome from the staff and the medium to small size of the place gives them a cozy and home alike feel.
With sauces dishes from different types of mushroom, tofu and aubergine cooked in brown vegetarian gravy to deep-fried and stir-fried dishes from rice dough, bok choy, vegetarian sausage and bitter melon.
Loving Hut Thiên Phúc, Nr. 18, alley 71, Nguyên Hồng, Đống Đa.
Ha Thanh – Kim Ma Theatre
Ha Thanh is an authentic vegetarian restaurant offering an exciting menu including dishes such as fried banana flowers, mock fish, sautéed gourd shooting, fried aubergines, lemongrass tofu with tomato sauce, and maize pancakes. Their specialties are Lau Thai (Thai hot pot) and Pho Ga (chicken noodle soup). They also serve a large selection of tasty fresh juices. This is a peaceful place with a pleasant ambiance, and perfect to relax while enjoying local vegetarian dishes.
“Nang tam” is among one of the famous for vegetarian restaurant in Hanoi. the place welcomes its customers with such quiet and calm sense.
The ingredients used often used by the chefs here consist of vegetables that are common but still outstanding and mild in flavors like aubergine, cauliflower, banana blossom, tofu, zucchini, mushrooms (shiitake, wood-ear,…)
“Nang tam” restaurant is attracting both local people and tourists to come and enjoy the art of cuisine there. Another great thing is that, besides vegetarian dishes as listed above, this place is also famous for its Vietnamese non-vegetarian dishes, giving customers the wide-range of food-choices.
Address: 79A Trần Hưng Đạo, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội
Phat Truong Tho is a famous vegan and vegetarian restaurant run by local Buddhists, located near the West Lake. A lively hangout, the place has an inspiring Tibetan Buddhist décor that features two large gold statutes of Buddha. The menu features mock meat dishes such as lemongrass ‘chicken’ or Lau, the famous hot pot, here served as a vegan version. The Buddhist chants as background music and a cat roaming around the place add a special charm to the restaurant’s atmosphere.
White Cloud had just, literally just reopened in their new premises the night I visited. It was also their 6 year anniversary since they first opened. As a result their menu was limited, but the lovely owner gave us a load of food and refused to let us pay, because it was a special occasion. The food was delicious, light and full of flavour. I’d love to go back some time and try more from their menu.
Note: on Happy Cow it’s changed to saying closed since I went. I don’t know if this is because they’ve closed since I was there, or if it’s because someone went to the old address and reported it closed. If you go please let me know! Open lunch and dinner times, closed Sundays.
Address: No 299 Au Co street, Tay ho District, Ha Noi, Viet Nam.
Hieu Sinh only opened in July 2015 and is a little further out than some of the other places. It’s well worth the visit though. Unlike most of the fully vegan restaurants in Hanoi, Hieu Sinh doesn’t do mock meats. Everything I tried was delicious, especially the spring rolls which are breaded and fried, and the vegan yoghurt which is sweet and creamy and doesn’t have the curious sour taste of some soy yoghurts in Asia. I tried to go back a second time early in the morning and they were closed, so the hours on Happy Cow aren’t correct and need checking. They’re open till late in the evening, though. If you’re vegan in Hanoi, don’t miss visiting Hieu Sinh.
Address: No 9 Quang Ba street, Quang An, Tay Ho, Ha Noi
Refer to the document from Eat Out page.