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Vegetarian Restaurants: (5 Listings)
Renmin Road ~ PH: n/a
Inexpensive-- Vegan, Chinese--- Additional Info: Walk east towards the lake, look for the pottery shop on the left side with the hand-painted sign "Vegan Restaurant" above the window. The pottery shop is owned by a vegan man who cooks meals each night for his friends and invites others to join for around 15RMB. There is no menu, and meals are at 7pm. Food is vegan and healthy (rice and vegetables) served Chinese style with dishes in the middle of the table for guests to take into their own rice bowl. Some nights the owner makes tofu and soymilk. Limited seating is in the small pottery shop with some more seating upstairs. The owner speaks some English. Open Mon-Sun 7-8pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)
Yi Ran Tang Vegetarian Buffet
Honglong Alley, Honglongjing, Old Town ~ PH: 0872-2676776
Inexpensive-- Vegan, Buddhist, Buffet--- Additional Info: A popular Buddhist vegetarian buffet where you contribute 5 yuan to a bucket and then help yourself to a variety of dishes. You are required to eat everything you take! Location is south of the intersection of Bo Ai Lu and the pedestrian street Bu Xing Jie (Water Street), on the East side of street. Once you get close you can follow the sound of Buddhist chanting played on a loudspeaker. Name in Chinese: 一然堂素食馆. Address in Chinese: 大理市古城红龙井红龙巷(近古玩一条街). Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-1pm, 5:30-7pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)
Ci Yuan Zhai Vegetarian Restaurant
19 Yita Rd., Old Town ~ PH: 0872-2674667
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Chinese--- Additional Info: Open summer of 2013, this vegetarian restaurant is located outside Dali Old Town close to the South Gate. Family-owned and operated, has wi-fi. Buddhist style comfortable atmosphere. Extensive menu with photos of dishes presented on an ipad. Also has a guesthouse in the same building run by the family. Name in Chinese: 古城慈缘斋素食馆. Address in Chinese: 大理市古城一塔路19号(近古城南门，博爱门). Cash only. -- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)
Guaizao Vegetarian Cafe
Renmin Road (at Dali Old Town) ~ PH: n/a
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Western--- Additional Info: Located on the left hand side walking down Renmin Lu towards the lake (walking east), past Fuxing Lu. Has English menu. Food includes hearty soups, healthy salads, vegan burger made with beans and veggies, vegan tortellini, lasagna, teas (health benefits are listed) and kombucha. The breakfast menu includes vegan-suitable muesli with fruit and soymilk. Soup of the day costs 5rmp and is offered from 12-1pm and 5-6pm. Seating is downstairs, a table outside, and a lovely upstairs area with low tables and comfortable seating on the floor with lots of cushions. A book selection is available for reading while relaxing in the cafe. Has outdoor seating. -- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)
Lovely Lotus Delicious Vegetarian
B2-1 Jiulongju, Fuxing Rd. (at Dali Old Town) ~ PH: 15718729985
Expensive-- Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Gourmet, Juice bar--- Additional Info: A gourmet vegetarian restaurant with zen ambiance and attractive setting. Extensive menu with English provided. Individual dishes vary from 25-55 kuai (US$4-9); by Dali standards this is more expensive. Large servings. Fresh juices are available. Location is on the same side of the street (east side) as the YiRanTang buffet, a large sign directs you to the restaurant. Also possible to access from BoAiLu:博爱路. You take BoAiLu in the direction to the North gate. Pass Hong Long Jing (the street with the river and bars) and keep going down on BoAiLu. You will see the first alley on the right where the other Buddhist vegan restaurant is (Yi Ran Tang). Keep going on BoAiLu until you find another alley also on your right. (if you arrived at the big street RenMinLu, you went too far. It's a little before RenMinLu). When you get inside the alley, is on the right about 50m from BoAiLu. Chinese name 爱莲说素膳. Address in Chinese: 复兴路西侧九隆居B2-1号2号（古榕会馆对面）. Has outdoor seating. Open Mon, Wed-Sun 11:30am-1:30pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)
Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (1 Listing)
Su Yuan Zhai
Xue Fu Road 24 (at Dali Old Town) ~ PH: 13324959426
DOES NOT HAVE WEBSITE OR FACEBOOKSmall vegetarian/vegan food store that sells many kinds of products from faux meat and beans to peanuts, ready-to-eat food and snacks. It's near Dali XueYuan (University) on the big hill (Xue Fu Lu) that goes from the University down to the 124 Guo Dao road. -- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)
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