If you want to explore exquisite vegan dishes, here is your must-have list of the top 10 vegan restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City. Vegan food in Vietnam nowadays has become more and more popular for both locals and foreigners with a variety of options, from classic Vietnamese cuisines to Western fusion food, from local casual diners to high-class restaurants.
Phạm Hồng Phước Vegan Kitchen
Established by a Vietnamese singer who desires to spread the spirit of vegetarianism, Phạm Hồng Phước Vegan Kitchen offers classic Vietnamese vegan food. The dishes come at an affordable price which is proper for everyone to experience. The food is simple while the flavor is rich.
You might try vegan cơm tấm or Hot Pot at this place; these two dishes are highly recommended by regulars. Since it is a casual diner, there is not much space but it makes you feel cozy enough to enjoy the food, and the staff is also very friendly. Here are the details if you want to check it out:
- 146/1 Võ Thị Sáu Street, Ward 8, District 3, HCMC (Get there)
- 140 Trường Sa Street, Ward 15, Bình Thạnh District, HCMC (Get there)
Price: from 30,000 VND ($1.5)
- 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- 4:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Sala Vegan Dining
Sala Vegan Dining is a family-owned local vegan restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City, located in District 1 – right at the center of the city.
Sala serves a simple Vietnamese menu with traditional presentations and exquisite taste. Vegan bánh mì is a must-try item at this diner. Besides, the noodle soup menu is also worth a try. The local vegetarians love to grab a fresh veggie bánh mì at Sala then head to work. However, you might want to avoid the high-noon rush hour because of the army of shippers waiting for take-away orders, which in turn could delay your serving time.
Address: 71C Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai Street, Bến Thành Ward, District 1, HCMC (Get there)
Price: 17,000-40,000 VND ($0.75-1.76)
Opening time: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Veggie Saigon Cafe & Restaurant
Veggie Saigon is considered a purely vegan restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City. They have a huge menu; an English version is available as well which helps you order easily. Veggie Saigon is located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City’s tourist area, Bùi Viện walking street, but the price is really acceptable. You can find diverse vegan dishes here, from appetizers to main dishes, from Vietnamese street food to Western cuisines, from drinks to desserts. This place is highly recommended by tourists on Google review.
Address: 42 Đề Thám Street, Cô Giang Ward, District 1, HCMC (Get there)
Price: from 49,000 VND ($2.16)
Opening time: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tâm Đức vegetarian diner
Tâm Đức is another vegan restaurant established by a Vietnamese celebrity – Angela Phương Trinh. She aims to provide healthy and clean dishes with fresh ingredients for vegans and non-vegans alike, contributing to the spirit of making a positive environmental and ethical impact. The menu is simple while the flavour is unforgettable. Beside fixed dishes, you can refresh regular meals with special noodle soup of the day.
- 3, 48 Street, Hiệp Bình Chánh Ward, Thủ Đức District, HCMC (Get there)
- 62/1A Lâm Văn Bền Street, Tân Kiểng Ward, District 7, HCMC (Get there)
- 57/43 Lê Đức Thọ Street, Ward 7, Gò Vấp District, HCMC (Get there)
Price: from 30,000 VND ($1.32)
- 7:00 AM – 7:30 PM
- 7:00 AM -10:00 PM (only on Saturday & Sunday, applied for diner at district 7 only)
MUNI vegetarian & Teahouse
MUNI is a special compound of vegan restaurant and Asian cultural teahouse.
This place is fitting for all purposes, from individual patronage to group or family gathering. The dishes are delicious, complemented with a decoration style that is a mix between modernism and traditionalism. If you are not sure which dishes to choose, we recommend that you try Dragon Fruit salad, An Nhiên sticky rice and lotus seed sweet soup with longan. From the evening onwards, the owner also lights lanterns hung around the restaurant, making it an unique area for customers to visit. Even though MUNI does not have an advantage on location, the regulars still happily support it due to its exquisite vegan cuisines, beautiful decoration and relaxing ambiance.
Address: 15B Sông Đà Street, Ward 2, Tân Bình District, HCMC (Get there)
Price: 40,000-225,000 VND ($1.76-9.90)
Opening time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Loving Hut Hoa Đăng vegetarian restaurant
Known as one of the most favored vegan restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, Loving Hut Hoa Đăng always satisfies customers with great experiences and good food. The huge menu with more than 200 dishes ranging from Eastern to Western cuisines can offer you a variety of choices. Apart from the fixed menu, you have a monthly buffet option, only on the 1st and the 15th of the Lunar month. The restaurant is usually busy these days every month, so you may want to avoid peak hours. Loving Hut Hoa Đăng also has plenty of space, well-decorated and suitable for both individual customers and group or family meetings.
Address: 38 Huỳnh Khương Ninh Street, Đa Kao Ward, district 1, HCMC (Get there)
- À la carte: 80,000-340,000 VND ($3.52-14.96)
- Buffet: from 250,000 VND/pax ($11.00)
- 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Prem Vegetarian Bistro & Café
Prem is an interesting Bistro & Café which is homely and cozy. Coming here, you would hardly think it is a vegan restaurant, as it looks just like a retro café with beautiful decorations and a nice patio. Prem serves an extensive menu, mostly plant-based delightful Western fusion dishes. The menu is well written in English for vegans and customers who might have an allergy. The dishes are tasty but you may find the price a bit high for the modest portions.
Nonetheless, Prem is a suitable location for you to hang out with friends and enjoy delicious vegan cuisines together. They open 3 different areas for customers to choose. If you are a green lover, you can have a table in a little garden or an open-air area. Otherwise, they still serve in the air-conditioning area with comfortable sofas and cushions. Prem is an impressive choice among other vegan restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City.
Address: Level 1, 204 Nguyễn Đình Chiểu Street, Ward 6, District 3, HCMC (Get there)
Price: 57,000-300,000 VND ($2.51-13.20)
- 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
HUM is a chain of high-class vegetarian restaurants, located in three convenient neighborhoods in District 1, District 2 and District 3. The restaurants desire to truly cater wholesome veggie delights, with certified ingredients and without MSG. They create a wide array of flavors from natural sources, blending them beautifully to make special and refreshing fusion cuisines. The setup and decorations are also exceptionally gorgeous. If you intend to have meals at HUM, don’t forget to order a pot of hot tea served with sugar coated fruits. It will help enhance the taste in unexpected ways.
- 2 Thi Sách Street, Bến Nghé Ward, District 1, HCMC (Get there) – Lounge & restaurant
- 32, Street 10, Thảo Điền Ward, District 2, HCMC (Get there) – Garden & restaurant
- 32 Võ Văn Tần Street, Ward 6, District 3, HCMC (Get there) – Café & restaurant
Price: 80,000-250,000 VND ($3.52-11.00)
Opening time: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Here & Now vegetarian restaurant & coffee
Here & Now vegetarian restaurant & coffee – a hidden gem in Saigon. The restaurant has a unique decoration style which brings about a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. You are always welcomed here by friendly staff with a great service. The food is beautifully prepared and surprisingly delicious. One of the best sellers is Pad Thai, the strongly recommended dish by regulars. The chef has perfected every step to create a moist and tender Pad Thai. Just visit the restaurant once and you will want to come again and again.
- 74/1 Phạm Viết Chánh Street, Ward 19, Bình Thạnh District, HCMC (Get there)
- 220/12 Nguyễn Trọng Tuyển Street, Ward 8, Phú Nhuận District, HCMC (Get there)
Price: 39,000-250,000 VND ($1.72-11.00)
- 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Shamballa Vegetarian Restaurant
Located in the center of Ho Chi Minh City, Shamballa is a secret oasis, helping customers break away from the bustling city. Using natural homegrown ingredients, Shamballa combines classic Vietnamese culinary culture with foreign garnish to create its own great taste. With a high attention to details, a wholehearted dedication, excellent service and delightful dishes, you will love this vegan restaurant at the very first try.
- 17-19 Trịnh Văn Cấn Street, Cau Ong Lanh Ward, District 1, HCMC (Get there) – Restaurant & Teahouse
- 31 Lý Tự Trọng Street, Bến Nghé Ward, District 1, HCMC (Get there) – Restaurant, lounge & Cafe
Price: 95,000-400,000 VND ($4.18-17.59)
- 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM (for Lý Tự Trọng location)
- 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM (for Trịnh Văn Cấn location)
An Article by Hal Le for Local-Insider https://local-insider.com/author/hao/
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