Eat vegetarian food to save the world, nowadays, the trend of vegetarian meals is more popular, more people choose vegetarian diet for their better health and to save the animal and the environment. If you are a vegetarian traveling to Hanoi, there will be a lot of choices for you to taste vegetarian cuisines in Hanoi. Below are some most famous restaurants with variety of dishes for your enjoyment.
1. Loving Hut Restaurant – 192/4 Quan Thanh, Ba Dinh district
Loving Hut is a system of vegetarian restaurant spreading all over the world. Strictly applied the international nutrition tower formula in food processing, every set menu here is considered carefully to balance the vitamins, minerals, proteins, and calcium content.
Belonging to the list of top 50 best vegetarian restaurants in Vietnam (2012), until now, Loving Hut has up to 4 branches in Hanoi and the one nearest to the old quarter is the Loving Hut Vegetarian World in Quan Thanh Street, old quarter. Whenever lunchtime or dinnertime comes, this restaurant is full of guests coming there. Price of one rice set here is normally from 25,000 vnđ (~ 1.5 usd) and over. It feels spacious and cool in Loving Hut restaurant when you first arrive here. The food is especially delicious and fresh. Specially, on the first day and fifteen day of lunar month, there will be vegetarian buffet with variety of different dish for our taste
2. Truc Lam Trai vegetarian restaurant: 39 Le Ngoc Han street, Hai Ba Trung district
Truc Lam Trai has been set up for more than 8 years and has been more and more popular to the Hanoi’s gourmet. With the peaceful and quiet atmosphere, abundant choice of menu, together with sessions of Buddhism sharing, this restaurant is a good place for you to learn about Buddhism. The main materials for delicious food here are mi can (noodle), phu chuc (soya curd), dau xanh (green bean), do tuong (soy bean). The price is from 30,000 vnd (1.5 usd) to 120,000 vnd (5.5 usd) for a set of vegetarian here.
3. Thien Phat vegetarian restaurant – 91 Ly Thuong Kiet street, Ba Dinh district
If you love rolling types of food then Thien Phat is most recommended for a cozy atmosphere and delicious dish with wonderful sauces. It’s quite interesting that the Chef of this restaurant will not cook when his mood is not good. Therefore, every dish is always prepare and made with enthusiasm and undisturbed mind by the cook there.
The price for a normal vegetarian set in this restaurant is from 60,000vnd (3 usd) and over
4. Home food Vegetarian Restaurant – 26 Tran Binh Trong street, Hai Ba Trung district
The prominent points of Home food Restaurant are fantastic beverages such as coffee made from soybean, mixed milk made from various types of nutrient seeds or lotus milk, etc. Besides, the food here is very good with reasonable price. With 2 – 4 usd, you would enjoy a nice rice set menu.
5. Tam Thanh Vegetarian Restaurant – 265 Lac Long Quan street, Tay Ho district, Hanoi.
This restaurant is impressive by the decoration and space. Everything here is designed in Buddhism style from the brown and dark yellow color to the Buddha Statue Pictures or lotus symbol while the food is very fresh and delicious.
With advantages of broad space, good price, plus with vegetarian buffet on every first and fifteenth day of lunar month, this restaurant attracts many vegans coming there every day.
Normally, a vegetarian set menu here is from 3 usd and over.
6. Nang Tam Restaurant
Located at 79A Tran Hung Dao Str. behind an old villa, Nang Tam restaurant is the oldest vegan restaurant in Hanoi (established in 1995). The decent atmosphere here is created by yellow and green colors, main design of the house. Waiters and waitresses are so elegant in yellow/brown uniforms. Nang Tam has an eclectic menu, and one of the most delicious foods here, which you should not miss, is “Fried young tofu” with tofu covered by flour and deep fried. The skin is crispy and tofu is smooth/soft, bringing an unforgettable experience for guests. Moreover, the prices here are reasonable, just from 30,000 VND for a meal. Come to Nang Tam, and you won’t be disappointed.
7. Bo De Tam Restaurant
Bo De Tam is a Buddhism-influent restaurant, since the name Bo De Tam means “The heart of Buddha”. Bo De Tam has 2 restaurants: one at 68 Pham Huy Thong Str. and another at 89 Nguyen Khuyen Str. With bamboo chairs and table, Bo De Tam recalls the spirit of ancient Vietnamese houses. Bo De Tam is famous for their swallow soup, which brings customers the energy needed for refresh, and their Arhat (La Han) high class vegan meal, which contains the foods are believed that were eaten by Arhat thousands years ago. Although the price here is a little bit higher than Nang Tam, it still attracts customers because of their unique dishes listed above.
8. Adzida vegan restaurant
Owned by foreigners, Adzida offers meals with higher prices than other competitors, and attracts mainly foreigners. With Buddhism-related decorations: statues, Thangka drawing, Mandala symbols, Adzida provides consumers a comfortable and tranquilizing space, which drives away the stresses and worries of the normal life. Adzida is noted with their monthly buffets, take place in 1, 8, 14, 15, 23, 29(30) days of every lunar months. The price is quite high (nearly 150,000 for entrance) but with more than 100 dishes of vegan foods, it is worth every penny. Adzida is not a good choice for daily meals, but if you have party or celebration, Adzida is a wise option for you. Adzida address is 270 Nghi Tam Str.
9. Ha Thanh restaurant
Ha Thanh Restaurant (116/166 Kim Ma Str) is a new member in vegan market in Hanoi (just from 2010), but with its wide range of foods and some special offers, Ha Thanh has occupied a very potential position. Ha Thanh can serve many kinds of demands, from students, ordinary officers, workers’ meals to party, meeting banquettes or anniversaries. Ha Thanh supplies meals (for 6 people) with price from 300,000 VND to 600,000 VND/meals, and if customers require, they will change the arrangement of dishes to match customers’ idea.