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Vegan Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Traveling with dietary requirements is often tough, especially in a country where you will face language barriers. In Vietnam, spotting vegan food is easy—just look for the world “chay” in shop banners. If you’re too lazy to do that, we’ve done the work for you. Here are the vegan restaurants in Ho Chi Minh city that deliver time and time again.

Vegan Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Organik House

The Organik House | Vegan Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The restaurant reported fully vegan as of Nov 2019. Offers changing menu of organic, vegan food plus healthy drinks like smoothies, tea, bean milk; Italian as well traditional Vietnamese coffee. Environmentally-friendly policies. Relocated from 7F Nguyen Thi Minh Khai.

Phuc Quang Chay

Est. since 2016 this vegan restaurant features a large menu of Vietnamese dishes. English is on the menu. Offers choices like steamed dumplings, chive cakes, noodle soups, rice paper rolls, fried rolls, tofu and mushroom hotpot, stir fried vegetables, fried rice, pad thai, and buddha bowl. On the beverage list there is passion fruit juice, mint soda, guava juice, and fresh coconut water. Plays traditional music in the background. Access via the alley on Le Thi Rieng St. Jan 20 reported change of ownership.

Filthy Vegan

Filthy Vegan - Ho Chi Minh City Restaurant

Vegan restaurant in the heart of the city, within walking distance from the backpacker area. Tries to be zero waste, uses biodegradable packaging and has recycling facilities. Offers comfort food like hot dogs, burgers etc. Also has a bakery offering cheese cakes, muffins, flat breads, apple pies, etc. A weekly special is on offer each week such as chili non carne, quiche, cottage pie, etc. There is a bean cushion area to sit in. Oat milk offered for cappuccinos. Sells vegan beer such as Tiger and Heineken. Juices and shakes are also served. 10% of the profit goes to a vegan charity based in Vietnam. Owner is vegan.

Saigon Vegan

Finding vegetarian food in Ho Chi Minh City is not difficult, as you have a plethora of “Quan Chay” (vegetarian) options to choose from. Saigon Vegan is a gift to you from the Vegan Gods—extensive menu, generous portions, central location, cozy and casual ambiance, friendly staff and cheap prices. What more could you want?
Try the fresh spring rolls, clay pot seaweed and the all-veggie version of bun cha—a favorite and popular meaty dish of Vietnam. You’ll find yourself returning here time and time again, as it will check off all your vegan needs.

Ngoc Tho

Ngoc Tho - Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City

Ngoc Tho is a vegetarian restaurant that serves the all-veggie take of your typical Vietnamese favorites such as pho and bun thit nuong. Their “fake” meat is fantastic—just as juicy with different textures in its layers, and tastes almost like the real thing. It’s hard to believe it’s all made out of plants. If you are a vegan and are sad that you will miss out on the delicious cuisine of Vietnam, don’t be, as this place will cater to your curiosity. Try the jackfruit tempura. It’s a favorite among diners. Interestingly, there are some Mexican items as well.

The service is also great, and the prices barely affect the weight of your wallet.

Sen Quan Chay

Sen Quan Chay (Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant) is one of the vegan restaurants in Ho Chi Minh city. It is a little more upmarket, and the menu here is purely vegan, so you can dine here without a worry. The menu spreads its pages between Vietnamese favorites, but you must try the bun bo Hue, as it is phenomenal. Other favorites are the mango salad and the vegan egg, that actually tastes better than your typical egg. We’re not sure what it’s made out of though, but you’re more than welcome to ask your friendly server.

Also, if dining on tables and chairs is too mainstream for ya, upstairs has an even more cosy seating area where people dine on the floor.

Hum Vegetarian, Lounge & Restaurant

Hum Vegetarian, Lounge & Restaurant

When dining in this cozy spot, you’ll find yourself surrounded by lush gardens, wooden décor, and fountains that create an elegant and calming atmosphere. Hum’s creative menu is designed to be fulfilling for your body and nourishing for your soul. They pride themselves on the elegant presentation of their dishes, so get your camera ready if you’re “one of those” people.

Secret Garden

For authentic, home-cooked Vietnamese food, this rooftop oasis is the place to go. Secret Garden is a hidden gem inside Ho Chi Minh’s bustling District 1. It is beautifully decorated with glowing Vietnamese-style lanterns, twinkle lights, gardens, and wooden furniture to match. There is no elevator inside, but don’t let the small hike intimidate you. Make sure to order family-style and share plenty of Secret Garden’s scrumptious dishes.

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