20 Affordable Vegan Eats in Hong Kong Below $50 HKD

In tandem with my recent Instagram post, I thought it was necessary to combat the misconception that veganism is always expensive. Veganism in Hong Kong should be accessible, attainable, and inclusive. So, in no particular order, detailed below are ten of my favourite eateries in Hong Kong that offer options that are both affordable and enjoyable.

八方雲集

BAFANG

Your ultimate budget-friendly, hole-in-the-wall restaurant, Bafang has outlets scattered across Hong Kong—from Wanchai to North Point to Lai Chi Kok. The fact that it caters to meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike makes it a perfect option when eating out with those who share a variety of dietary preferences. The minimum spending for five dumplings (pan fried or boiled) is $17.5, but if that is not enough to satisfy your hunger, a vegetables dumpling set, which includes ten dumplings and a soup or drink, only costs a total of $36 HKD. Moreover, if you’d prefer a carb base to accompany your dumplings, you can also select the Noodle with Taiwanese Sesame Sauce set, which costs $28. You can add however many dumplings you want to this set, with an individual dumpling costing $3.5HKD.

Tip: If you intend to pay a visit to Bafang, be sure to bring your own containers and utensils! Chances are, they will serve the dumplings in single-use plates, and I’m sure you don’t want to create any unnecessary waste.

Address: There are over 70 branches of Bafang in Hong Kong so I’m not going to list them all out, but you find all the locations here.

Opening Times: Times vary by location.

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譚仔三哥米線

Tam Jai Yunnan Noodles

Definitely one of my FAVOURITE places for a meal or snack, Tam Jai Yunnan Noodles serves plenty of 麻辣 (numbingly spicy) vegan options. You can find their stores located in most major districts in Hong Kong—including TST, Causeway Bay, and even the airport. I’ve been ordering the same thing since the pre-vegan days, and that is their spicy cucumber and/or spicy tofu as appetisers, then noodles with a level four spicy soup topped with bean sprouts, tofu puffs and other vegetables. Although the first two are only available as spicy dishes, the best part of the noodles is that you can control the level of spice you want. Their scale ranges from “very spicy” to “not spicy at all”, so if you’re someone who prefers a clear soup base, you can either select the “not spicy” option. Recently, they also collaborated with Green Monday to introduce a vegetarian-specific noodle dish. With a base cost of $32 (which includes one topping), you can add as many additional toppings as you want for $6HKD each. For me, the final dish often costs $45 HKD.

Address: There are over 60 branches of TamJai in Hong Kong so I’m not going to list them all out, but you find all the locations here.

Opening Times: Times vary by location.

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正宗上海生煎皇

KING OF SHENG JIAN

I admit that not everything here costs below $50 (although some do), but because of King of Sheng Jian’s relative affordability compared to other restaurants selling Omnipork dishes, I felt it deserved a mention. They have a vegan set (once again in collaboration with Green Monday) which includes three sections: a main (one option being the Omnipork dan dan noodles pictured above), an appetiser (one option being the two green Omnipork dumplings pictured above), and a drink (I usually just get soy milk). All of this for a total of $68. Alternatively, you can purchase the Japanese curry Omnipork dumplings (middle image) which costs $40 for four. But personally, I don’t think they taste as good, nor are they worth the price.

Opening Times:

  1. Mon-Sun: 11:30-23:30

  2. Mon-Sun: 11:00-23:00

  3. Mon-Sun: 11:30-23:30

Address & Directions:

  1. G/F, 100 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po; 2-min walk from Exit D2, Sham Shui Po MTR Station

  2. G/F, 10 Dai Ming Lane, Tai Po Market, Tai Po; 8-min walk from Exit A1, Tai Po Market MTR Station

  3. G/F, 41 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay; 2-min walk from Exit B, Causeway Bay MTR Station

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高街麵霸

HIGH STREET CART NOODLEs

Situated directly across Live Zero, High Street Cart Noodles is a local restaurant that serves up food in typical Hong Kong style: efficient, delicious, and little bit messy. On a sheet a paper, you mark down the type of noodle ($11 each), choice of soup, and any number of toppings ($9 each). Every vegetarian option is labelled with a broccoli icon beside its text, and within five minutes of submitting your order request, you can expect a beautiful bowl of noodles to be placed before you. My noodles have never exceeded $49 HKD, and depending on your budget, you can select the amount of toppings accordingly.

Address: 39 High St, Sai Ying Pun

How to get there: 3-min walk from Exit B2, Sai Ying Pun MTR Station

Opening Times: Mon-Sun: 11:30-21:30

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雋園火鍋

the GLASSHOUSE

Just a short mini bus ride (number 25) from Causeway Bay, Glasshouse is a local eatery that sells the classic Hong Kong style meat dishes, but also a few secret vegan options if you ask. In terms of price, Glasshouse is fairly hit or miss; while the bowl of noodles in the middle costs a decent $47, a plate of plain vegetable rice can cost up to $70 HKD. The mapo tofu rice and string beans pictured above also exceed $70 HKD, so I’m really only recommending the 酸辣豆腐卜米線 (sour and spicy soup mixian noodles with tofu puffs) in this post. This is my go-to, and definitely worth it if you love spicy food!

Address: Shop 13, Choi Sai Woo Shopping Centre, 45 Braemar Hill Rd, North Point

How to get there: Mini bus 25 from Causeway Bay (Paterson Street)

Opening Times: Mon-Sun: 7:00-00:00

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愛家餐廳

LOVING HUT

I’ve advertised Loving Hut endlessly on both my Instagram page (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here) and blog (in A Local Guide to Vegan Dim Sum and Restaurant Review series), so forgive me as I do it again—but it truly doesn’t get much better than this. Anything you’re craving, they’ll most likely sell. This ranges from egg tarts, to burgers, to dumplings, to eel rice, or a set meal to have a taste of everything. Although the set meal costs slightly above $50 (at a fair price of $58), I’ve chosen to include Loving Hut in this post, because you can also eat barbeque ‘pork’ buns, shao mai, and dumplings for below the price of $50. Personally, the dishes I would recommend the most are the egg tarts, laksa noodles and eel rice, but if you’re worried about spending, you can’t really go wrong with anything.

Opening Times:

  1. Mon-Sun: 11:30-21:30

  2. Mon-Sun & Public Holidays: 11:30-22:00; 1st and 15th of every lunar month: 11:30-22:30

  3. Mon-Fri: 08:00-18:30; Sat: 8:30-13:30; Sun & Public Holidays: Closed

  4. Mon-Fri: 11:00-16:30; Sat-Sun: 11:00-18:30

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唐記包點

TONG KEE BAO DIM

For those who are on a very tight budget, then Tong Kee Bao Dim is the place for you. Located at and near many MTR stations (including Ma On Shan, Wanchai, Tsing Yi and many more), each bun costs $8 HKD. Keep in mind, however, that many of the buns which appear to be vegan are not. As of now, only the red bean and lotus paste buns are fully vegan, because the sweet potato and taro ones contain butter. Still delicious, though!

Address: There are over 80 branches of Tong Kee Bao Dim in Hong Kong so I’m not going to list them all out, but you find all the locations here.

Opening Times: Times vary by location.

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泰潮

THAI CHIU

I once visited this restaurant at the airport and was pleasantly surprised by the relatively affordable prices. $50 HKD can get you either a Pad Thai (without shrimp paste, prawns and eggs, of course), vegetable curry, or other noodle variety. This is another place perfect for meals that involve both vegan and non-vegan individuals, because there are plenty of options for everyone to enjoy. I really enjoyed all the food I had at Thai Chiu, and the portion sizes were perfect for sharing!

Opening Times:

  1. Mon-Sat: 11:00-21:00; Sun & Public Holidays: Closed

  2. Mon-Sun: 08:30-18:00

  3. Mon-Thu: 11:30-15:00; Fri-Sun: 11:30-15:00, 18:00-23:00

  4. Mon-Sun: 10:00-21:30

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泰興泰國菜館

THAI HENG thai food restaurant

Another great and affordable Thai restaurant is Thai Heng in Kennedy Town. Here, you can order a set lunch for $48 HKD, and individual dishes cost no more than $60 HKD. As with most Thai dishes, you may have to check what ingredients they use to ensure that what you’re eating is vegan, but you can always count on the morning glory, vegetable curry and mango coconut rice dessert to satisfy your stomach. This is one of those local run unpretentious restaurants with shared tables and plastic chairs, so while you shouldn’t expect the most clean eating experience, you won’t be disappointed by the efficiency of service and tastiness of your food.

Address: Shop C-D, G/F, Kuk Fung Bldg, 50-50A Catchick St, Kennedy Town, Western District

How to get there: 5-min walk from Exit B, Kennedy Town MTR Station

Opening Times: Mon: Closed; Tue-Sun: 12:00-15:00; 18:00-22:30

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BLENDIT BAGELS

Hoi King Street 36, Shop 6

Although they pride themselves in being a “superfood delivery service,” Blendit tends to appear at many food fairs and veggie events, where you can purchase their fresh bagels alongside a tub of (flavoured) hummus. For example, I had this at the Tong Chong Street Market in December, while I’ve also bought their bagels at VeggieWorld. They do also have a store in Olympic, which doubles up as a health food store. Some may argue that $40 is overpriced for a bagel with hummus, but considering the density of each bite, I’d argue that since you’ll be full in no time, it’s totally worth it as your entire meal. My favourite combination is the blueberry bagel + spicy hummus (as pictured above), as the sweet and savoury flavours contrast perfectly to create the most delectable meal—or snack!

Address: Shop 6, G/F, 36 Hoi King Street, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon

Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 8:30-19:30; Sat-Sun: 10:30-20:00

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現代煮意

FOOD EXPRESSION

As stated by the restaurant name itself, the service at Food Expression is express. Restaurants like these often serve up simple, convenient food which often happens to contain meat, but this place is unique in that it offers three different yet equally delicious and affordable vegan options. This includes the tofu puff bibimbap, truffle mushroom bibimbap, and the must-try Taiwanese Omnipork rice. While the first two items cost slightly over $50, the portions are very generous. The third dish, which contains Omnipork, costs exactly $50—making it the cheapest item on the menu. There’s even a $5 discount if you order takeaway from the Kowloon Bay branch, but don’t forget to bring your own container if you do choose to do so.

Opening Times:

  1. Mon-Fri: 11:30-17:00; Sat-Sun: Closed

  2. Mon-Fri: 11:15-16:30; Sat-Sun: Closed

Address & Directions:

  1. Shop HOK 70, Level 1, Hong Kong MTR Station, Central; 5-min walk from Exit E2, Hong Kong MTR Station

  2. 1/F, Enterprise Square Three, 39 Wang Chiu Road, Kowloon Bay; 10-min walk from Exit A, Kowloon Bay MTR Station

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the recipe

Shop G57, E Plaza, 7 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong

The Recipe is surrounded by several other vegetarian/vegan restaurants, but it’s the most affordable one within that mall. With cart noodles costing a base price of $38 and set meals (including soup) costing no more than $55 (most are below $50!), this is a great budget vegan find. While the food was nothing extraordinary, it was still enjoyable and satiating and the restaurant has a nice home-like atmosphere.

Address: Shop G57, E Plaza, 7 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong

How to get there: 3-min walk from Exit B2, Kwun Tong MTR Station

Opening Times: Mon-Sun: 12:00-21:00

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B.L.T HABITAT

Shop 101, 1/F, One Kowloon, 1 Wang Yuen Street, Kowloon Bay

B.L.T Habitat is an interesting restaurant in that it’s vegetarian options rotate every single day. You’ll have to check in advance to see whether the dishes are vegan, but while almost every item on the menu contains meat, it’s great to see them making a conscious effort to make plant-based eating accessible. On the day that I visited, I had the sweet and sour vegetarian duck with rice, but on other days, they might serve vegetarian chicken or barbecue ‘pork’. They also partner with Food Wise, a government-backed campaign which aims to reduce food waste, to offer portioned meals and adopt food waste reduction measures. Their portions are quite large, but they are more than happy to accommodate you if you prefer a smaller serving.

Address: Shop 101, 1/F, One Kowloon, 1 Wang Yuen Street, Kowloon Bay

How to get there: 15-min walk from Exit B2, Kwun Tong MTR Station

Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 07:30-19:30; Sat: 07:30-18:30; Sun & Public Holidays: Closed

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滴水坊

Tishifang Tea House

One of the most underrated fully vegan restaurants I’ve visited, Tishifang offers a host of vegan options—ranging from chilli oil dumplings to Indonesian fried rice to satay ‘pork’ with rice. Apart from the set meal, which costs $53 HKD (still very worth it as it comes with a side dish), everything else on the menu costs below $50 HKD. Every dish I tried, I enjoyed, and this is a particularly great restaurant to visit with larger groups of people, as it allows you to taste a bit of everything!

Opening Times:

  1. Mon-Sat: 12:00-20:00; Sun & Public Holidays: Closed

  2. Tue-Sun: 11:00-20:00; Mon: Closed

Address & Directions:

  1. G/F,1 Wang Kwong Road, Kowloon Bay; 20-min walk from Exit A, Kowloon Bay MTR Station

  2. 2/F, Block B, Cambridge Court, 84 Waterloo Road, Ho Man Tin; 14-min walk from Exit B, Mong Kok East MTR Station

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樂面牛屋

noodle joy

G/F, 128-132 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay

While this restaurant specialises in Taiwanese beef noodles and other dishes containing similar contents, they also have a couple of vegan options available on the menu. One of these is the sweet potato fries with dry plum seasoning, and the other is this dry noodle with sesame sauce (it’s originally served with chicken, but you have the option of checking a box to request it without). While the fries are rather expensive ($30 HKD), the noodles cost exactly $50 HKD and are quite substantial if you’re looking for a smaller meal. Moreover, if you use the app Eatigo like I did when I visited, you can receive discounts up to 50% off depending on the time you visit!

Address: G/F, 128-132 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay

How to get there: 6-min walk from Exit F1, Causeway Bay MTR Station

Opening Times: Mon-Sun: 12:00-21:00

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翠華

TSUI WAH

One of the most iconic local Hong Kong eateries, Tsui Wah is known for its affordable, efficient, and addictive food. They recently released a plant-based menu in collaboration with Green Monday’s Omnipork, and are now serving two vegetarian dishes (which can easily be made vegan): Baked Omnipork Bolognese Spaghetti and Omnipork Bolognese Sauce and Fried Egg with Rice. These dishes cost $49 HKD and $45 HKD respectively, making them cheaper than most items on the menu.

Address: There are over 30 branches of Tsui Wah in Hong Kong so I’m not going to list them all out, but you find all the locations here.

Opening Times: Times vary by location.

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大快活

FAIRWOOD

Another widely popular dining option for those looking for a convenient, affordable, and accessible meal, Fairwood is scattered across every district of Hong Kong. While they always had the option of a Japanese vegetable curry (pictured right), they recently also collaborated with Green Monday’s Omnipork to create two other vegan dishes: Minced Omnipork and Tofu with Red Rice and an Omnipork Curry (pictured left). All three dishes are fairly large in portion and cost $41 HKD.

Address: There are over 140 branches of TamJai in Hong Kong so I’m not going to list them all out, but you find all the locations here.

Opening Times: Times vary by location.

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上海弄堂

shanghai lane

Opening Times:

  1. Mon-Sun: 11:00-22:30

  2. Mon-Sun: 11:00-22:30

  3. Mon-Sun: 11:00-22:30

  4. Mon-Sun: 11:00-23:00

Address & Directions:

  1. 35-37 Gough Street, Central; 7-min walk from Exit A2, Sheung Wan MTR Station

  2. Shop A, 63-81 Electric Road, Tin Hau; 2-min walk from Exit A2, Tin Hau MTR Station

  3. G/F, 10 Min Fat Street, Happy Valley

  4. G/F, Kam Fung Commercial Building, 2-4 Tin Lok Lane, Wan Chai; Exit A3, Wan Chai MTR Station, Exit A, Causeway Bay MTR Station

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清新素食

Cafe La Fresco Veggie

Shop No.2 1/F, Enterprises Square, 9 Sheung Yuet Rd., Kowloon Bay

While the food here isn’t incredible, it’s a great place to visit if you’re looking for simple, local, vegan food. While the menu differs every day, each item is consistently priced under $50 HKD—with the ‘lamb’ curry noodles pictured left costing $49 HKD, and the black truffle angel hair pictured right costing $47 HKD.

Address: Shop No.2 1/F, Enterprises Square, 9 Sheung Yuet Rd., Kowloon Bay

How to get there: 15-minute walk from Exit A, Kowloon Bay MTR Station

Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 11:00-17:00; Saturday: 11:00-16:00; Sunday: Closed

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mana! fast slow food

One of Hong Kong’s most loved vegan eateries, MANA!—once a quaint store tucked away on Wellington Street—has now expanded to three branches across the island. Not only does this restaurant serve healthy and organic plant-based food, they also make a conscious effort to minimize waste, live simply, and provide an enjoyable dining experience for customers. While some of their food may seem relatively costly, their flats—which come in two sizes—can cost less than $50 HKD if you present your student card. If not, they just manage to make the cut for this post and are definitely substantial enough to qualify as a full meal.

Opening Times:

  1. Mon-Sun: 10:00-22:00

  2. Wed-Mon: 8:00-18:00; Tuesday: Closed

  3. Mon-Fri: 8:00-21:00; Sat-Sun: 9:00-21:00

Address & Directions:

  1. 92 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong; 7-min walk from Exit C, Hong Kong MTR Station

  2. 8 Tai On Terrace, Poho, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong; 8-min walk from Exit A1, Sai Ying Pun MTR Station

  3. 8-10 Queen’s Rd. East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; 1-min walk from Exit F, Admiralty MTR Station

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Looking for somewhere to eat vegan dim sum? Head to my recent post which lists out 6 places to eat authentic vegan dim sum in Hong Kong!