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Kaohsiung (43)

Vegetarian Restaurants: (40 Listings)

Di Shui Shu Fang
CiSian 2nd Road (at east of the Cisian bridge) ~ PH: 07-2728649
Moderate-- Vegan, Taiwanese--- Additional Info: Renovated in 2010 and is affiliated to the large Fo Guang Shan monastery in Ping Tung province. Nice sitting area. They also sell Buddhist books and items. The restaurant is in a small alley off the main road, on north side of Cisian 2nd rd, very close to the bridge. Tue-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.Closed Mon.-- Rating: 2 HappyCow(s)

Loving Hut - Nanzi
370 YouChang Street, Nanzi District ~ PH: 07-3600-838
Inexpensive-- Vegan, Taiwanese, Take-out--- Additional Info: Part of international chain of vegan restaurants inspired by Supreme Master Ching Hai, an advocate for veg living. Each location is individual family owned and operated. Serves all vegan food, non-alcoholic beverages, and vegan desserts. Name in Chinese 愛家國際連鎖餐飲. Mon-Sat 8:00am-9:00pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Calabash Shop
63 Tianxiang 2nd Road ~ PH: 556-5222
Inexpensive-- Chinese, Buffet, Take-out--- Additional Info: Pay-by-weight buffet offering 35-40 cooked dishes. Featuring 8-10 different green vegetable dishes, along with dishes of sprouts, seaweed, roots, gourds, beans, tofu, mushrooms, and noodles. A special glutinous rice with mushrooms is available, in addition to the usual white or brown rice. No MSG. Family owned and operated. Next to Love River pedestrian/bike path, in Zuoying District. Easy to spot by English sign and attractive photos outside. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Ci Jia Su Shir Guan
153, Fuguo Road ~ PH: n/a
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Take-out--- Additional Info: 慈佳素食館, located 高雄市左營區富國路153號, is a little eatery offering basic Taiwan veggie fare - from dumplings, sesame noodles, and bamboo to potato leaves (de gua) and has a salad. Relaxed bamboo style interior with Buddhist paraphernalia. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Feng Xin Vegetarian
128, Fumin Road ~ PH: n/a
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Buffet, Take-out, Taiwanese--- Additional Info: 馮馨素食, located at 高雄市左營區富民路128號, is small vegetarian eatery. Offering around 10 freshly cooked dishes per lunch/dinner as well as made to order items like fried rice or noodles. Also specializes in baozi to go. Best to arrive early, at 12pm for lunch or 5pm for dinner. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Guan Yin Vegetarian Buffet
478, Yen Ping 1st Road, Qishan District ~ PH: 076611153
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Buffet, Take-out--- Additional Info: Veggie food buffet in Cishan. Choose what you'd like and pay by weight. Has brown rice. Cash only. Mon-Sun 10:00am-2:00pm, 4:00pm-8:00pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Huo Li Shen Gji Yuan
628, Dashun 1st Road ~ PH: n/a
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Take-out--- Additional Info: 活力生機園, located 鼓山區大順一路628號, offers nutritious pure food, fresh ingredients and quality. Often hosts yoga classes on the 3rd floor. Downstairs is a mini health food shop. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Jen Dow Vegetarian Buffet
Jiuru 1st Rd, Unit 426 ~ PH: +886-7-384-5526
Expensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Western, International, Japanese, Juice bar, Salad bar, Buffet, Beer/Wine--- Additional Info: A large and upscale vegetarian buffet on the first floor of the Jen Dow International Hotel (the second floor has a vegetarian Chinese restaurant). Is part of a chain of 5-star vegetarian buffets and has locations in Taipei and Shanghai. Buffet consists of soups, faux meat entrees, vegetable entrees, dim sum, a sushi bar, a large dessert bar, a noodle bar, a salad bar, a juice bar, a chocolate fondue fountain, and an alcohol bar (which is pay only). Eggless options are marked in Chinese with a sign that says no egg but dairy free options are not marked so vegans please inquire. Reservations recommended for dinner. .-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Jia Jia Vegetable Foods
180, YuCheng Rd ~ PH: 5588662
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Italian--- Additional Info: Food photos, no English, staff is helpful. Menu includes noodle dishes, Italian-style noodles, fresh greens, set meals, iron plate meals, hot pots, and a lettuce salad. Simple, pleasant bistro atmosphere. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Jie Shan Yuan Su Shir Lu Wei
230, Huatai Road ~ PH: n/a
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese--- Additional Info: 結善緣素食滷味, located at 高雄市鼓山區華泰路230號, is a 'lu huay' style eatery. Basically there is a sliding glass case which holds many dishes. You open the door, and with tongs pick the gems you want and put them in your basket. The kitchen cooks (in water for stir fried) and seasons it for you, then tops your meal with pickled relish and basil. Small place with only a few tables. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Jujube - Zao Zi Shu
85, Zhongyan Road, Zuoying District ~ PH: n/a
Expensive-- Vegan-friendly, Cantonese, Chinese--- Additional Info: 棗子樹蔬食港式飲茶, located at 高雄市左營區忠言路85號, is a fancy Hong Kong style eatery. Come with others to share the dim sum. Try the steamed dumplings, monkey mushrooms, or raw taro rolls. Complimentary tea. Elegant atmosphere. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Jujube Tree
Level 7, Dream Mall, 789, Zhong Hua 5th Road ~ PH: 07-9705966
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Cantonese, Taiwanese--- Additional Info: Chinese name 棗子樹. A Hong Kong-style dim sum restaurant with several locations. Features dumplings and many types of small dishes, all made in-house. On weekends, a reserved section of the restaurant is opened up and you could get a great view of the cityscape. Mon-Sun 11:00am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Lin Shi Jie
337-1, Huarong Road ~ PH: n/a
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese--- Additional Info: 林師姐慈心素食, located at 高雄市鼓山區華榮路337-1號, is typically crowded. Food service is quick and seating is open air tables. Offers a a large array of dishes with a colorful photo menu. Also you could choose the ingredients you want, and the kitchen cooks it for you. Often has zongzi (bamboo leaf wrapped sticky rice triangle). Try th cold peanut sauce multi-color noodles. Has outdoor seating. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Mei Hsiang Vegetarian Buffet
433, Yen Ping 1st Road, Qishan District ~ PH: 076624376
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Buffet, Take-out--- Additional Info: Vegetarian food buffet in Cishan. Choose what you'd like and pay by weight. Also cooks fried noodle to order. Cash only. Mon-Sun 10:00am-2:00pm, 4:00pm-8:00am.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Mei Nung Blissful Health and Vegetarian Shop
Level 7, Dream Mall, 789, Zhong Hua 5th Road (at ShiDai Blvd) ~ PH: 07-9700158
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Chinese, Take-out--- Additional Info: This veggie restaurant is located inside the "China Town" section of Dream Mall, Level 7. Wheelchair accessible. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Mexican Sandwiches
36, LinChain Street, LingYa District ~ PH: 07-7266803
Inexpensive-- Western, Fast food, Take-out--- Additional Info: Located behind Kaohsiung culture center. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Ming Der Vegetarian Buffet
70, Nai Tai Road (at Xin Xing District) ~ PH: 07-2850979
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Taiwanese, Buffet, Take-out--- Additional Info: Inexpensive vegetarian food buffet. Choose what you'd like and pay by weight. Has brown rice, variety of dishes. Has outdoor seating. Cash only. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Organic Life - Shung Shan Shir Tang
175, Zhongyan Road ~ PH: n/a
Inexpensive-- Ovo, Lacto, Organic, Taiwanese, Chinese, Take-out--- Additional Info: 上善食堂, located at 高雄市忠言路175號, uses fresh organic ingredients. Offers small dishes, hot soups, rice and vegetable plates. Simple atmosphere, family-run. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Organic Vegetarian Food Buffet
66, Yucheng Road, Sanmin District ~ PH: n/a
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Chinese, Salad bar, Buffet--- Additional Info: Address 高雄市三民區裕誠路66號. Dine-in, all-you-can-eat buffet chain with locations throughout Kaohsiung. Make fresh bread, vegetable pancakes, has a raw salad bar. A health food store is downstairs. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Qian Ye Vegetarian Restaurant
131 DaYi St. (at Sin Le St., Kaoshiung) ~ PH: 886-7-5213665
Inexpensive-- Ovo, International, Chinese, Salad bar, Buffet--- Additional Info: Buffet selection includes small salad bar and a few varieties of sushi/seaweed, noodles, vegetables, stews, dumplings, and bean curd dishes. Choice of white or brown rice. Egg dishes seem easy to spot and steer clear of. Not priced by weight, as in some other Taiwanese buffets - cashier looks at your selection and calculates a price. There's also a choice of soups (including Chinese herbal, and mixed fungi) that are priced separately. Lots of simple, but pleasant, fan-cooled seating on 2nd floor. Look for a sign in English "Vegetarian Rice Dumplings". Address in Chinese: 高雄市鹽埕區大義街131號. .-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Savor Vegetarian's Restaurant
23, MinSheng 1st Road, Sinsing District ~ PH: 07-227-3333
Moderate-- Chinese, Taiwanese--- Additional Info: Extensive Chinese/English menu with photos. Family style large round tables available. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Shang Hai Vegetarian Cuisine
6F, 777, Sec. 2, BoAi Road (at Hanshin Shopping Mall) ~ PH: 0937323526
Expensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, International, Taiwanese, Japanese, Juice bar, Salad bar, Buffet--- Additional Info: Fancy buffet restaurant with a huge range of food including salads, veggie sushi, desserts, coffees and teas, and much more. They even have a few western dishes like pizza (with cheese), and lots of Japanese-style dishes. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. .-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Shang Pin Vegetarian Food
89, LingYa Second Road ~ PH: 07-3392616
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Taiwanese, Buffet--- Additional Info: Pay-by-weight buffet, offering a better-than-average selection of dishes and comfortable seating upstairs. Egg dishes seem easy to spot. Choice of white or brown rice. No English name on sign - look for large sign above shop, 食素品上. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Shang Pin Zhai
128 QingNian 2nd Rd ~ PH: 07-2152582
Inexpensive-- Organic, Chinese--- Additional Info: Noodle shop serving vegetables, miso and rice that are organic. Options include hand-pulled noodles, rice vermicelli, or Yang Chun (Canton) noodles; noodles in soup, "dry" noodles, or pan-fried noodles; with or without dumplings (wonton); in base of miso, Chinese herbs, or Sichuan vegetable. English not spoken by staff, but an English menu is provided. No English name on sign: look for sign with 上品齋 and the English phrase "organic vegetables and rice". NOTE: On Google Maps the street is spelled "QingNian", but the actual street signs use "CingNian". .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Shanghai Vegetarian Dim Sum
228 Jiuru 2nd Road ~ PH: 07-3232745-7
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Chinese, Taiwanese, Take-out--- Additional Info: The restaurant is divided into two sections, one for hot pot with a conveyor belt selection of vegetables and fake meat; the other dining area is where you could order from an extensive menu that includes dim sum and desserts (only in Chinese, with food photos). The menu-selection area has large round tables, as well as smaller ones. Ice cream served is made with cow milk. .-- Rating: 2 HappyCow(s)

Shanghai Vegetarian Foods
126, Jiuru 2nd Road, Sanmin District ~ PH: 0937323526
Expensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Taiwanese, Buffet--- Additional Info: The Shanghai Vegetarian restaurant chain operates a slew of different style restaurants. Here you could choose the all-you-can-eat hot pot or sit at a table and order a la carte. Prices are moderate-expensive. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Shanghai Vegetarian Foods - Fumin Rd
108, Fumin Road ~ PH: n/a
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Buffet, Salad bar, Take-out, Taiwanese, Chinese--- Additional Info: 上海素食百匯自助餐, located at 高雄市左營區富民路108號, is a veggie buffet. You see the chefs cooking, and there are signs noting whether a dish contains egg or milk. Meal is weighed and also comes with soup and lemonade or fruit tea. Consider bringing your own bowl and chopsticks as the restaurant gives you only paper plates. Best to arrive at 12pm for lunch or 5pm for dinner. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Shou-Yu Vegetarian Buffet
274 Jhongsiao-1st Rd ~ PH: 07-251-8286
Inexpensive-- Chinese--- Additional Info: With additional locations in downtown Pingtung, Taipei, Taichung, and Taitung this buffet chain uses no alcohol or eggs in their cooking. In addition to regular buffet items, pot-sticker dumplings, oven-baked onion cakes, salads and refreshments are available. Offers 35-50 dishes (few raw, mostly cooked) including sprouts, greens, seaweed, roots, gourds, funghi, noodles, fried rice, and soups. Priced by weight (except sushi and dumplings, by piece). Address in Chinese: 高雄市新興區忠孝一路274號. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Su Shir Ren Jia
227, Fuguo Road ~ PH: n/a
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Buffet, Take-out, Taiwanese, Chinese--- Additional Info: 素食人家, located 高雄市左營區富國路227號, offers around 20 freshly cooked Taiwanese dishes per meal time. Meal comes with soup and tea. Consider bringing your own reusable bowl and chopsticks as all they offer is paper plates. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Sufood
2F, 489, Zhongshan 2nd Road, Lingya District (at north of Sanduo shopping district station) ~ PH: 07-335-5250
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Western, Italian--- Additional Info: High-end vegetarian cuisine chain with locations in Taiwan. Modern, upscale decor. Features a set menu for around NT$400. You choose from one of few main entrees, plus you get appetizer, bread, soup, salad, dessert, and drink. You can only order it as part of a set menu. Some dishes use eggs and dairy; server will point out which dishes are suitable for you. Chinese name is 舒果新米蘭蔬食, address 高雄市中山二路489號2F. Mon-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10:00pm.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Tend Life Vegetarian
1, Dayong Road, YanCheng District ~ PH: 07-5211253
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Chinese, Juice bar, Take-out--- Additional Info: Trendy zen atmosphere. Food may be mostly vegan. Offers set menus at different price levels. For 1 person the price starts at NT 280. Chinese name 天來蔬食, address 高雄市鹽埕區大勇路11號. .-- Rating: 2 HappyCow(s)

Twelve Baskets - Shi Er Lan Yang Sheng Fang
145, Mingren Road, Sanmin District ~ PH: n/a
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Organic, Taiwanese--- Additional Info: 十二籃養生坊, location at 高雄市三民區明仁路145號, has mellow vibes and the food is healthy and fresh. You have options of set meals that usually come with sweet potatoes, greens, tofu, soup plus your choice of 5-grain rice or noodles. Meals come with a fresh juice of your choice. Also offers soup noodle bowls. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Vegetarian Eden - Shu Shi Yi Dian Yuan
156, Weixin Street ~ PH: n/a
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Juice Bar, Take-out--- Additional Info: 蔬食伊甸園健康生活館, located at 高雄市左營區維新街156號, is a store and restaurant. Offers good set meals, cold noodles, a squash congee, and fresh to order juices; no brown rice. At times, the shop sells vegan pineapple cakes. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Wild Veg Village Store
136 Tong Chin Road (at Her Ping Road) ~ PH: 07-2243936
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Buffet, Organic, Taiwanese, Take-out--- Additional Info: Store that offers lunch and dinner buffet daily 11:30am-2:30pm and 5-8pm. Sells many packaged organic food items, some fresh fruits and vegetables. Distributes Vitamix blenders and purified water. Other branches in Kaoshiung - see website. Mon-Sun 8:30am-9:30pm.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Xin Shung Su Shir Guan
167, Minghua 1st Road ~ PH: n/a
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Buffet, Take-out--- Additional Info: 新上素食館, located at 高雄市左營區明華一路167號, is a little buffet eatery that offers many different small plates of freshly cooked dishes. Consider bringing your own bowl and chopsticks as they offer only paper plates. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Ye Tsai Yuan
521, Ziyou 3rd Road ~ PH: n/a
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Take-out--- Additional Info: 野菜園素食館 is a cute spot that offers 'lu huay' which means you choose what you'd like and the kitchen cooks it up for you. Also offers other foods like fried rice. Large portions. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Yi Ping Shen
105-2, Zhonghua 1st Road ~ PH: n/a
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese, Korean, Take-out--- Additional Info: This vegetarian restaurant, located at 高雄市鼓山區中華一路105-2號, offers a tranquil setting with bamboo wall and peaceful music. Try the Korean style hot bowl. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Yogi House - Wu Du Di Jia
147, Fumin Road ~ PH: n/a
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Organic, Taiwanese, Take-out--- Additional Info: 無毒的家, located at 高雄市左營區富民路147號, is both a restaurant and a store. Sells a large selection of organic and health foods, from organic cacao nibs and coconut oil to apple cider vinegar and vegan cheese. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Fan Tuan - Food Stand
813, Fumin Road, Zuoying District (at Yucheng Road corner) ~ PH: n/a
Inexpensive-- Taiwanese, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Well-known food stand at the intersection, besides a small department store. Makes breakfast rice balls (fan tuan) that cost around NT$35 each. Choose from over 20 kinds of fillings with the upper half of the shelf being veg suitable. Cash only. Mon-Sun 7:00am-11:30am.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Hao Ji Hot Pot
286, Zhonghua 4th Road, Qianjin District ~ PH: 07-2826386
Moderate-- Taiwanese, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Taiwanese hot pot restaurant, all-you-can-eat. Offers a pure veg hot pot choice - request "chuen su" or say "wo chi su." Comes with an array of veggies to add to your pot. Cash only. .-- Rating: Not rated yet


Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (3 Listings)

Santa Cruz Organic Foods
183-1, QingNian 1st Rd ~ PH: 07-5378901
Santa Cruz International is Taiwan's largest organic food importer/distributor and was acquired by the owner 7-Eleven convenience stores on Taiwan to establish a chain of organic food stores here. This branch is the size of a convenience store, mainly carrying packaged health and organic foods (local and imported). Juices, nuts, grains, pasta, beans, seaweed, snacks, tofu, sauces, seasonings, and food-based nutritional supplements. A small selection of fresh organic produce is available. Note: although the street sign actually gives road name as "CingNian", the Pinyin spelling "QingNian" is given here to work with Google Maps. Mon-Sun 10:00am-8:00pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Wudu Organic House
114 SiWei 2nd Rd, Lingya District ~ PH: 07-7171009
A compact shop carrying a small selection of packaged health and organic foods (local and imported): juices, nuts, grains and other dry goods, plus a few food-based nutritional supplements. There is a vegetarian restaurant on second floor. NOTE: The shop sign does not have its name in English, but it prominently displays the English words "organic foods" so look for it. .-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Dou Liu Ice Town
450, Jhongjhou 3rd Road, Cijin District ~ PH: 075713850
Taiwanese ice cream shop on Cijin island off Kaohsiung. Offers dairy as well a few non-dairy based flavors like taro, red bean, and lemon--served by the scoop in cold red tea. Think rootbeer float but Taiwan style. Has outdoor seating. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

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