1. Happy CowAfter going for a spin at the Hong Kong Observation Wheel nearby, treat yourself to dairy-free ice cream at Happy Cow. Walk up to this bright blue shop and spoil yourself with vegan options, ranging from cherry almond fudge to salted caramel swirl. There’s a flavour of the week that may surprise you, and ginger might just be it! What’s great about Happy Cow is that their ice cream is cholesterol-free and has less sugar. Cheat day or not; it’s the kindof dessert that’ll make you feel less guilty about your calorie intake. Besides their outlet at the Hong Kong Observation Wheel, you canspot the nearest Happy Cow around Hong Kong too. Halal status: Halal-certified Address: Central Wheel Shop, Booth 3, Man Kwong Street, Hong Kong Observation Wheel Opening hours: Mon – Thu, 11am – 9am; Fri – Sun, 11am – 10pm Contact number: +852 2252 7773 Price range: From HKD50 onwards Directions: Alight at MTR Hong Kong station and head to the exit on Man Yiu street. Then, walk for 6 minutes to reach Happy Cow Website | Facebook | Instagram
2. SloFood CafeCredit: @slowood.hk on Instagram SloFood Café is all about taking it slow and making every moment count. That includes savouring every bite out of their delicious all-vegan menu. Pushing the envelope on what natural food and organic vegetables can do, mealtime is delightful in this café. Credit: @slowood.hk on Instagram Out of the pages from their humble menu, opt for mushroom pita, lasagne, beetroot burger and falafel. If you love a surprise, ask for pasta of the day that is often served with seasonal vegetables to brighten up your plate. Halal status: The café serves an all-vegan menu and does not serve alcohol on the premise. Address: The Hudson, 11 Davis Street, Sai Wan Opening hours: Daily, 10am – 4pm Price range: From HKD78 onwards Directions: Alight at MTR Kennedy Town station and head towards Exit C. Then, walk for 2 minutes to reach Slofood Cafe Website | Facebook | Instagram
3. Cong Sao Star DessertCredit: @eatingrecords on Instagram Try as you might, it’s tough to resist a yummy bowl of Hong Kong desserts on a hot day. Whether you’re beating the heat with iced longan coconut or mango tofu pudding, you can enjoy both at Cong Sao Star Dessert. Credit: @flore.ology on Instagram Take a glimpse of the menu, and you’ll notice a theme of mango, strawberry and longan flavours. For other signature flavours, their must-tries include sesame and peach, durian crystal beads and yang zhi gan lu (mango and pomelo sago dessert). If you can’t find a seat in this outlet, make your way to their second outlet at Yiu Wa Street in Causeway Bay where the menu is also Muslim-friendly. #HHWT Tip: Within walking distance from Cong Sao, you can seek an alleyway adventure at DesignDistrict Hong Kong and explore more things to do in Hong Kong! Halal status: This eatery uses Muslim-friendly ingredients and does not serve meat or use alcohol in their food preparation. Address: 23, Tai Wong Street East, Wan Chai Opening hours: Daily, 12pm – 12am Price range: From HKD28 onwards Contact number: +852 2520 6363 Directions: Alight at MTR Wan Chai station and head towards Exit A3. Then, walk for 5 minutes to reach Cong Sao Star Dessert Website | Facebook
4. Veggie OneCredit: Veggie One on Facebook As the name suggests, Veggie One is one of the eateries in Hong Kong that serves a hearty vegetarian buffet. If you’re a true foodie at heart, the abundance of vegetarian selections rarely disappoints. Find a vacant all-white table and make yourself comfortable amid the hanging metallic lights and delicate floral murals. Credit: @lepetitmi.chaeal on InstagramThe same buffet rules apply at Veggie One. Pick up a plate and spoil yourself with a huge variety including vegetarian pizza, potato ball, pumpkin cake, and stir-fried noodles. The star of the buffet is the vegetarian sushi, and you’ll be surprised how the flavours are pretty close to the realdeal.Halal status: This eatery serves an all-vegetarian menu and does not serve meat or use alcohol in their food preparation. Address: 14, Cannon Street, Causeway Bay Opening hours: Daily, 11am – 11pm Price range: From HKD100 onwards Contact number: +852 2328 2102 Directions: Alight at MTR Causeway Bay Station and head towards Exit D1. Then, walk for 2 minutes to reach Veggie One Facebook | Instagram
5. Sangeetha Vegetarian RestaurantCredit: Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant HKG on Facebook Bringing South Indian flavours to Hong Kong, Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant is a humble eatery that’ll win your taste buds with curries and exotic spices. Begin with starters such as chilli paratha, mushroom cauliflower and samosa. Credit: Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant HKG on Facebook Next, satiate your hunger with vegetable kebab, paneer noodles, chapati masala, vegetarian fried rice or Mysore masala dosa. They also serve tandoori bread ranging from butter naan to garlic naan. On weekends, your little ones can enjoy cheese garlic bread and carrot rice from the kid’s menu. Since their meals are entirely vegetarian, savour them to your heart’s content. #HHWT Tip: Did you know that Harbour City is located within walking distance from MTR Tsim Sha Tsuistation? Check outour tips to experience an epic time at Hong Kong’s largest and most exciting shopping mall! Halal status: This eatery serves an all-vegetarian menu and does not serve meat or use alcohol in their food preparation. Address: UG 1-5 & 31, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road, East Tsim Sha Tsui Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 8.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm; Sat – Sun, 8.30am – 10.30pm Price range: From HKD50 onwards Contact number: +852 2640 2123 / 2643 9123 Directions: Alight at MTR Tsim Sha Tsui station and head towards Exit P2. Then, walk for 1 minute to reach Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant Website | Facebook | Instagram
6. Green CommonCredit: @bubuwithfood on Instagram Going meat-free in Hong Kong is much easier with Green Common in the picture. A stone’s throw from MTR Central station, this Landmark Alexandra outlet offers weekday menu that includes Korean Beyond beef pizza, Good Vibe pizza, and assorted mushroom black truffle vegenaise pizza. Credit: @rebecli on InstagramGreen Common also serves The Beyond Burger; a plant-based burger served with cabbage, tomato apple puree and smoky honey mustard! Alternatively, there’s the Beyond Sausage; a vegetarian hot dogserved with vegan bun, lettuce, tomato sauce and mustard. Before you leave, round off your meal with a cup of purple sweet potato latte or acai berry herbal tea. You can locate other Green Common outlets at QRE Plaza in Wan Chai, The FOREST in Kowloon and Park Central in Tseung Kwan O.We also checked out Green Common at Harbour City where the Garden Fish and Chips tastes very close to the real deal! Halal status: This eatery serves an all-vegetarian menu and does not serve alcohol on the premise. You may find ‘omnipork’ in the menu but do note it’s fully vegan. Address: Shop B2, B/F, Landmark Alexandra, 18 Charter Road, Central Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 8am – 8.30pm; Sat, 8am – 6pm; Sun, 11am – 6pm Price range: From HKD100 onwards Contact number: +852 3582 4463 Directions: Alight at MTR Central station and walk for 1 minute to reach Green Common Website | Facebook | Instagram P.S. Travelling on a tight budget? Explore the best of Hong Kong with these Muslim-friendly budget tips!
7. SupabowlCredit: @supabowlhk on Instagram If you’re tired of greens, Supabowlknows a way to add a splashof colours, and we’re talking about acai bowls. A homegrown brand that centres their menu around natural superfood, savour a spoonful of nutrients complete with colourful fruits and granola on a hot day.Credit: @supabowlhk on Instagram Look up at the menu to see a selection of Nature Bowls, ranging from the popular Supabowl (acai with banana, strawberry, blueberries and bee pollen) to Powerbowl (acai with banana, kiwi, mango and flaxseed). Besides that, you also have the freedom to customise your acai bowl or walk away with a refreshing smoothie in hand. Halal status: This eatery uses Muslim-friendly ingredients and does not serve meat or uses alcohol in their food preparation Address: Shop A1, 4 Swatow Road, Wan Chai Opening hours: Tue – Fri, 8.30am – 7pm; Sat, 10am – 7pm; Sun, 10am – 6pm (Closed on Mon) Price range: From HKD38 onwards Contact number: +854 3565 4379 Directions: Alight at MTR Wan Chai station and head towards Exit A3. Then, walk for 6 minutes to reach Supabowl Website | Facebook | Instagram
8. 2DPCredit: @noodle_gaga on Instagram 2DPis proudly vegetarian, and you can tell from the meals you’ll have on your table. Acharming eatery filled with wooden furniture and back-lit shelves, the menu offers plenty of selections to keep you full afterexploring the picture-perfect Instagram spots in Hong Kong. Credit: @augustkent on Instagram Whether you’re leaning towards vegan caviar avocado salmon tartare or avocado mango open toast with yoghurt, you’re in for a delicious treat. Other things on the menu such as the morning glory all-day breakfast and salted egg yolk creamy barley risotto are also ready to tempt you further. If that’s not enough, there’s the lip-smacking Impossible burger too. Halal status: This eatery serves an all-vegetarian menu and does not serve meat or uses alcohol in their food preparation. Although “pork” is mentioned in the menu, do note that it’s entirely vegan. Address: G/F, The Lamma Tower, 12-12A Hau Fook Street, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Opening hours: Sun - Thu, 12pm – 12am; Fri – Sat, 12pm – 12.30am Price range: From HKD100 onwards Contact number: +852 3705 9590 Directions: Alight at MTR Tsim Sha Tsui station and head towards Exit B2. Then, walk for 3 minutes to reach 2DP Facebook
9. OVOCAFECredit: @ovocafehk on InstagramAmid the bustle of Old Wan ChaiMarket, spot this vegetarian eatery namedOVOCAFE. Perfect for Muslim travellers who are looking for vegetarian options, the café provides a variety of salads, soups, main courses and all-day breakfasts to satiate your hunger. Credit: @ovocafehk on Instagram Start your meal with a classic OVO green salad before feasting on Margherita classic pizza, tom yummy noodles or spinach cheese pie with portobello. If you didn’t manage to try the Impossible Burger at other vegetarian eateries, OVOCAFE’s version comes with a side of nachos and sour cream. Halal status: This eatery serves an all-vegetarian menu and does not serve meat. Do note that alcoholic beverages are served on the premise. Address: OVO Flagship Store, 1 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai Opening hours: Daily, 11.30am – 10pm Price range: From HKD100 onwards Contact number: +852 2527 6011 Directions: Alight at MTR Wan Chai station and head towards Exit A3. Then, walk for 6 minutes to reach OVOCAFE Website | Facebook | Instagram P.S. Need a reason to revisit Hong Kong? Check out the unique cultural experiences that will make you visit Hong Kong again!
10. Local Ginger Veggie BistroCredit: Local Ginger on FacebookAfter spending an afternoon atBlue House Cluster, grab a bite at the in-house Chinese vegetarian restaurant namedLocal Ginger Veggie Bistro. Once you grab a table, pick up their daily lunch menu and choose from a variety of vegetarian delights that’ll please your palate. Credit: Local Ginger on Facebook Ranging from veggie wonton noodle soup to dry noodles with ginger and scallions as well as Shanghai stir-fried sticky rice cake, it’ll be a pleasant meal to enjoy. Since the bistro is also known for their pretty food presentation, you’ll have the best time snapping pictures for the ‘gram too. Halal status: While the restaurant is not halal-certified, they serve an all-vegetarian menu. The menu may mention ‘meat’, but the mock meats are made entirely from vegetables Address: 8 King Sing Street, Wan Chai Opening hours: Mon-Sat, 11.30AM-5.30PM (Closed on Sun) Price range: From HKD49 onwards Contact number: +852 2833 4601 Directions: Alight at MTR Wan Chai station and walk towards Exit A2. Then, walk for 9 minutes to Local Ginger Veggie Bistro Website | Facebook
11. LockCha Tea HouseCredit: @xray_style on InstagramOnce you’ve explored the best of Tai Kwun, prepare to be served with bite-sized vegetarian dim sum atLockCha Tea House. Prepared and shaped to resemble the regular dim sums you’ve seen in the local coffee shops; you would be surprised by how delightful it tastes! Credit: @hello.cony on Instagram Together with a cup of Chinese tea, try their red bean buns, vegetarian spring rolls, taro cakes and coconut cashew glutinous rice dumpling for a delicious Hong Kong treat. Otherwise, you can enjoy vegan noodles and ginger cake too! Halal status: While the restaurant is not halal-certified, they serve an all-vegetarian dim sum menu. We checked and they dont use alcohol in food preparation but we advise that you dine at your discretion. Address: G06-07, Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong Opening hours: Daily, 11AM-11PM Price range: From HKD28 onwards Contact number: +852 2276 5777 Directions: Alight at MTR Central station and head towards Exit D2. Then, take a 7-minute walk to LockCha Tea House Facebook Credit: Giphy The best thing about Hong Kong is the abundance of halal food you’ll discover while exploring the scenic walking trails, bustling shopping spots and awesome family-friendly attractions. Visit the Hong Kong Observation Wheel, and dairy-free ice creamis around the corner. Shop at the Old Wan Chai Market and see a vegetarian pizza waiting. While the vegetarian options are amazingly delicious, you can level up your food trip withour ultimate guide to yummy halal food in Hong Kong (near major attractions!). Wherever your taste buds lead you, it’ll be an unforgettable food adventure! This article is brought to you by Hong Kong Tourism Board.