A plant-based dish doesn’t mean to be less flavourful and mouth-watering than typical meat-focus meat, there are more options for a vegan grub than a boring salad with leafy greens and raw vegetables. The word ‘vegan’ is no longer unfamiliar to us while more and more people are passionate about environmental conservation and using cruelty-free products, especially the youth. It would say that Saigon’s eateries promptly captured that trend of making eco-friendly spots and created ideal places for vegans. Whether you decide to pursue a healthy lifestyle and prefer to eat more green and grain, or you simply look for a vegan eatery on the 1st and 15th of every month in Lunar recording your religious beliefs, here is our ultimate guide to the top vegetarian eateries across the city where’s worth a visit for vegan meals.
It is not simply a usual healthy vegan restaurant, HUM Vegetarian is properly a spot to recover after a stressful week. They’ve created a cozy, calming atmosphere surrounded by lush gardens and wooden decor, aiming to provide a friendly and positive perspective toward vegetarianism. It’s a space for private dates, business meetings, or even for friend gatherings. Hum’s menu is full of nutrition vegan dishes, prepared from a variety of fresh ingredients which ensure firmly no artificial flavoring, combined with the typical Southeast Asian flavors. With the cozy ambiance, you’ll properly find yourself indulging in healthy, delicious food and peace of mind.
Lounge & Restaurant: No. 02, Thi Sach Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.
Café & Restaurant: No. 32, Vo Van Tan Street, Vo Thi Sau Ward, District 3.
Garden & Restaurant: No. 32, D10 street, Thao Dien ward, Thu Duc city.
Opening hours: 10am - 10pm.
Slightly hidden on Vo Van Tan street, PI Vegetarian is an exquisite space for people living toward vegetarianism. The place is a great recommendation for those who love HUM Vegetarian but in a cheaper way. The creative menu specializes in fresh, Asian-fusion cuisine, these fully plant-based dishes will greatly impress discerning palates. Some of their signatures like Homemade Black Garlic Tempeh Salad and Fried Rice Noodle Stir Fry, being well-rated among guests. Also, fresh juice and smoothie should be considered to complete the meal. The interior design highlights the cozy and peaceful atmosphere, the restaurant has a terrace so guests can gaze at the night sky under the soft lights and garden.
Location: Floor 1, 19, Vo Van Tan Street, Ward Vo Thi Sau, District 3.
Opening hours: 11am - 3pm | 5pm - 9.30pm.
While taking a tour on Bui Vien Street, you should make a stop by Sen Vegan House where you can choose from an ultimate plant-based menu. Sen Vegan House is perhaps a small, old vegan fine-dining restaurant in town that centers on vegan Vietnamese-inspired cuisine. The menu is extensive and filled with fresh salads, noodles, stews, and spring rolls, etc. Those dishes could be found in local daily meals. Their specialties are vegan egg and mock meet and they actually taste better than the animal versions. Some of the great dishes that are highly recommended here are grilled beef in piper lolot leaves and Caramelized pork and eggs Vegan milk is a kind of beverage that shouldn’t be missed on your tables.
Location: 171, Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, District 1.
Operation hours: 10am - 2pm | 4pm - 10pm.
Quan chay Chi Cu is another good option to taste delicious vegan dishes at a really reasonable price. Different from the aboves, the eatery is literally small and situated in a narrow street. Opened for years, the place gradually became a part of unions’ life due to its cheap price but great quality dishes. You’ll find a great selection of plant-based dishes ranging from noodles, soups, fried rice, and spring rolls. There is an emphasis on Vietnamese traditional dishes that are prepared in a healthy way.
Location: 18, Tran Dinh Xu Street, Co Giang Ward, District 1.
Operating hours: 9am - 11pm.
Mani Restaurant is an excellent choice for an affordable vegetarian meal; the address has always been a locals’ favorite eatery whenever it comes to Buddhist ceremonies and vegan-day. The vegan menu is diverse but maintains a focus on Asian cuisine; they have daily specials which are served on particular days of the week so you can always find something new here. It’s advised to try popular items here such as Bun Bo Hue, Singaporean fried vermicelli, Thai fried rice, etc. Once you stop for a meal, you’ll be surprised by the food that tastes like a comforting home meal.
Location: No. 291/2, Vo Van Tan Street, Ward 5, District 3.
Opening hours: 7am - 9pm.