Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Hoi An

Hoi An Restaurants

Revised and Updated: July 2022

If you’re looking for the best vegetarian restaurants in Hoi An, you’ve landed in the right place! Hoi An is a great place for both vegetarians and vegans alike. Vietnamese cuisine offers many meat-free options, and international menus often have a vegetarian selection. Alongside veggie-friendly choices in Indian, Mexican, Japanese and Italian restaurants, you’ll find plenty of meat-free restaurants in Hoi An. These are so good that vegetarians and omnivores visit in equal measure!

Given the Buddhist culture, most of Vietnam goes vegetarian for a short time every month, so the Vietnamese are a step ahead of much of the world when it comes to crafting mouth-watering meat-free food. Even classic Hoi An dishes such as Cao Lau and Mi Quang have a vegetarian or vegan version, so the cultural delight that is Vietnamese cuisine can truly be enjoyed by all!

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Alongside Hoi An Now’s best vegetarian restaurants below, you’ll find vegan and vegetarian street food in and around the Old Town – look out for the word ‘chay’ (vegetarian: pronounced ‘chy-e’) or ‘quán chay’ (vegetarian restaurant: pronounced ‘kwan chy-e’).

If you’re not sure whether a dish contains meat or not, saying ‘tôi ăn chay’ (I am vegetarian: pronounced ‘doy an chy-e’) will clear things up.

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Best Vegetarian Food in Hoi An

Roughly-hewn wooden furniture, lush greenery and ‘Om’ mantras conspire to soothe the soul at Am Vegetarian & Hideaway restaurant. This tranquil, off-the-beaten-track setting with swimming pool  may be one of  the most comfortable ‘cheap eats’ in Hoi An.

Mushrooms, tofu, salads, soups and hotpot dishes with ever-so-fresh ingredients are deftly-spiced, revealing intriguing combinations of flavor and texture. The Hoi An Now crew highly recommends the Thai Hotpot.

At Am Vegetarian & Hideaway mains are around 60,000 VND and many consider it Hoi An’s premier vegetarian restaurant (and just about the best value in town).

6 Bau Oc Ha 1, Cam Ha
8am – 8pm
Low

Quan Chay An Lac

An Lac is a small family-run eatery that’s popular with local people (plus Hoi An Now!), and with good reason. Prepared from scratch and cooked freshly in front of you, the food here is a real taste of Hoi An.

The menu includes meat-free versions of local classic dishes for 30,000 VND, and there’s a range of delicious fresh smoothies and juices for around 25,000 VND.

93 Nguyen Duy Hieu
Mid-morning – 8pm
Low

Quan Chay Dam

Buffet-style vegan restaurant Dam is one of the cheapest in Hoi An. Choose from around 10 dishes which change daily. Favored by Vietnamese locals not just for price (between 15,000 and 45,000 VND) but also for authenticity. The more dishes you choose, the more you pay – simple! Staff will hand you a price card once you’ve ordered, and for 45,000 VND you’ll get a super-large helping.

Many dishes resemble meat counterparts mirroring pork belly or chicken legs for example, in time-honored Vietnamese tradition. The setting may be basic but it’s plastic free and a real taste of Vietnam – piquant and moderately spicy, with extra chilli on the tables for those who require an extra burst of heat. Hoi An Now’s Vietnamese staff’s favorite lunch option.

20/ 71 Phan Chu Trinh
7am – 8pm
Low

The Fisherman

Right on the beach at An Bang, The Fisherman has plenty to offer. It’s fully vegan with a diverse international menu and some of the best smoothies in Hoi An. The Buddha Bowl, the pancakes, the Mexican Wrap and the Vegan Burger are all highly recommended.

The setting right on the ocean is as good as it gets in Hoi An and there’s a sustainable consciousness here too, with a low waste approach. The friendly family-style service tops off one of the best vegan restaurants anywhere in the world. Not the cheapest but highly regarded by some and tops for setting.

An Bang Beach (right side)
8am – 8pm
Mid-Range

A kissing cousin of the original Minh Hien on Tran Cao Van – this inexpensive vegetarian restaurant is great value for money. The lightly-curried pumpkin and the wonton soups are favorites and the very spicy salad of green banana, mushroom, various greens, bean sprouts and chili is a knockout – literally.

At Minh Hien 2 the owners’ gentle spirituality permeates the service and is part of a package that’ll make you want to return.

30 Dinh Tien Hoang
9am-10pm
Low

Nourish

Serving breakfast, brunch and lunch from 9am till 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday, Nourish is light and spacious, with dining both indoors and out. Relaxed and friendly, choose from the likes of smoothie bowls, all-day breakfasts, burgers, salad bowls and more, or just drop by for coffee and a snack.

You can also purchase their fabulous nut butters direct from the premises. For many, the best vegetarian kitchen in Hoi An.

Online orders are available from the Nourish website. Minimum online order 100.000 VND. Phone for deliveries below 100.000 VND.

220a Nguyen Duy Hieu
9am – 4pm, Tues – Sun
+84 90 5501185
Low

Hoi An: A Meat-Free Paradise

If you’ve been vegetarian or vegan in the West for a number of years, you’ll remember the days of having a choice of risotto, risotto or, erm, risotto every time you went out for dinner. Western menus may now be offering a better choice of vegan and vegetarian fare, but still – Hoi An and Vietnam are far ahead when it comes to meat-free dining.

We’ve listed our favorite 100% vegetarian restaurants above, but you’ll also find some amazing meat-free options in many other restaurants.

Let us know your favorites below!

Comments

    • Hi Jane, I think you might mean Quán Chay Tâm Quang Minh … that’s at 33 Ly Thai To. It is very close to Am Restaurant that’s in this guide. It’s much loved by the locals, especially at key times in the lunar cycle. It’s very cheap but be careful if going for dinner, it closes at 8pm.

      We will be updating this section soon and that restaurant will be included.

      Reply
  1. R.O.M Bistro, 1 Mac Dinh Chi also good restaurant for Vegetarian or Vegan also.
    Just recomment for who like a new one with good food.

    Reply

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