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Eating plant foods instead of animal-based foods is increasingly popular in today’s societies. Coming to Vietnam - a country where Buddhism is the main religion, you can easily find good vegetarian restaurants (nha hang chay) and Vietnamese vegetarian dishes (mon chay), and vegetarian versions of most Vietnamese dishes (mon chay gia man) in any major cities. Have a look at our suggestion for the best vegetarian restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City.
1. Mani Restaurant
17 Hoa Mai, Phu Nhuan District
Opening Hour: 6:30 AM – 2 PM, 4 PM – 9 PM
Price Range: VND 30,000 – VND 250,000
Mani would be a great choice for a vegetarian restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City if you want to have a variety of dishes in one place. It is advisable to try their specialties which are Green Tea Fried Rice with Veg Chicken, Crispy Baked Rice with Spicy and Sour or Mushroom Sauce, and Mani Special Noodles. Those dishes are specially made with a secret recipe from the restaurant, making it possible for you to enjoy the best taste of vegetarian dishes. Besides, there is a Special of the Day list in which a signature dish will be served on a particular day of the week. You can have a look at the list below.
2. Bong Sung
Address: 4 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan, District 3
Opening Hour: 7 AM – 10 PM
Price Range: VND 20,000 – VND 280,000
With delicious food and well-presented space, Bong Sung is considered an excellent place to grab a meal with friends and family. Compared to the European style of Biogarten Vegetarian Restaurant, Bong Sung follows the pure Vietnamese style which can be easily seen in the name of the restaurant and the savory taste of food here. Some dishes you should try are Mushrooms in Tamarind, Vegetable Curry, and Stuffed Tofu.
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3. Buddha Chay
31 Dang Tat, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1
5 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Ward 9, District 5
Opening Hour: 10 AM - 10 PM
Price Range: VND 35,000 - VND 250,000
As its name, Buddha Chay is a Buddhist-inspired vegetarian restaurant that is decorated with Buddha art including Buddha paintings and Buddha statues. Coming to this restaurant, you can be easily impressed by the calm and cozy atmosphere due to the decoration here. You can have a try with Thai fried rice in a clay pot and Soft tofu with shredded which are quite tasty and savory.
Address: 32 Vo Van Tan, Ward 6, District 3.
Opening Hour: 10 AM - 10 PM
Price Range: VND 100,000 - VND 300,000
Hum Vegetarian focuses on the customers' well-being as well as enjoyable meals. Their idea is to create vegetarian dishes that are not only healthy but also pleasant to the eye and refreshing to the taste. Consequently, their ambiance is tranquil and mellow, which is ideal for a fancy meal with your friends and family.
The nice setting of Hum Cafe and Vegetarian
In addition to traditional everyday vegetarian meals like other vegetarian restaurants in Ho Chi Minh, Hum Vegetarian Cafe and Restaurant offer a diverse menu of creatively made dishes from the fresh and delectable ingredients. On top of that is a wide range of selections for smoothies and detox drinks for some nice refreshments.
Address: 155 Nguyen Van Thu, District 1
Opening hour: 8 AM - 10 PM
Price range: VND 10,000 - VND 300,000
The tranquil ambient inside the restaurant
If you are a vegetarian that absolutely adores exquisite cuisine, then make your way to one of the most local-recommended vegetarian restaurants in Ho Chi Minh, which is San May. It is a humble restaurant in size but great in reputation among Saigonese. The food here carries a unique Vietnamese taste and a few must-try dishes for first-time visitors are the mushroom hotpot and the Vietnamese salad.
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Address: 74/1 Pham Viet Chanh, Ward 19, Binh Thanh District
Opening hour: 7 AM - 9:30 PM
Price range: VND 50,000 - VND 100,000
Take a trip to the past at Here and Now
Although the restaurant does not locate in the city center, it can be a pleasant and subtle change to escape from the touristy area and enjoy Saigon’s Other Side. Here and Now Restaurant offers not only delectable food but also a chill and relaxing atmosphere from Vietnam’s past. The utensils and delicate touches of the decorations bring you back in time and experience the city life as it used to be.
Address: 339 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Ward 14, District 3
Opening hour: 7 AM - 8:30 PM
Price range: VND 40,000 - VND 165,000
If you’ve heard about the Must-visit Pagodas in Ho Chi Minh, then you must know about Vinh Nghiem Pagoda. This place is not only a spiritual center for the locals, but it also offers authentic Vietnamese vegetarian recipe at the most reasonable price. Additionally, there are monthly buffet events where you can pay a visit to have a taste of their famous recipe after visiting the pagoda.
Vinh Nghiem Vegetarian Restaurant
Finding vegetarian restaurants in Vietnam is not a challenge for foreign tourists as there is a wide range of vegetarian restaurants in the country, especially in Ho Chi Minh City. Trying vegetarian dishes in Ho Chi Minh City, you will definitely fall in love with them due to their variety and the good balance of nutrition and flavor.
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ho chi minh is actually very vegan-friendly in terms of food