It’s no secret that being vegetarian, even occasionally, can have wonderful benefits for your health and the earth. But eating green isn’t all grazing on expensive and unsatisfying salads. Get ready to eat your heart out, one green and ethical plate at a time, with the best vegetarian buffets in Hong Kong.
Now with locations in Jordan, Causeway Bay and Mongkok, Ahimsa is a personal favorite for its large selection of vegetarian dishes, both hot and cold, that taste just like home, complete with a hearty of bowl of Chinese soup. One of the first places in Hong Kong to do vegetarian buffet, as well lead the charge for food waste composting, Ahimsa is definitely a must-have on the list. Look out for seasonal specials like hot pot and homemade turnip cake too.
88 Sai Yee Street, Mongkok, 2889-2938, 8 Tak Hing Street, Jordan, 2668-6658, 10-16 Fort Street, North Point, 2528-2368.
For those working or studying at HKU, you’ll be no stranger to Bijas and their affordable pay-what-you-eat vegetarian buffet available for both lunch and dinner. For just $16 per 100g of food, as well as free refills of rice and Chinese soup, it is a wonderful choice to get your veggie fix on weekdays.
Conveniently located near Jordan, Everyday is a cute spot that’s photogenic on the outside and yummy on the inside. At their buffet spread you’ll find a variety of Asian dishes and salads, but the dessert bar is the real treat – think homemade cakes, mochis, steamed Chinese puddings and more.
Though the location is just a little less convenient compared to the rest on the list, My Meat Run Buddy more than makes up for it with their seasonal themed specials. From meatless renditions of shark fin soup and pork knuckles and ginger soup to whole pineapple fried rice and curry fishballs, you’ll discover familiar dishes made in a brand new way.
G/F, 28-44 Pok Man Street, Tai Kok Tsui, 2388-6280.
It isn’t all just Chinese veggie dishes. Innoveggie for one is focused on creating dishes inspired by Japanese, Western, Thai and Korean cuisines – all served in a bright and airy corner of North Point near Tin Hau. They also serve the community through free meals for the local elderly, making them a great local business to support.
2-4 Fort Street, North Point, 2856-6238.
If you’re a fan of the local Japanese buffets, then you might enjoy Veggie One just as much. Apart from an array of salads and hot dishes, they also have a sushi bar. That’s right – from “salmon” sushi to Californian rolls, you’ll find a colourful spread that tastes as good as it looks.
Shop B04, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, 2328-2102.
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