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Taste the Best of Hanoi: 9 Vegan Restaurants That Offer an Unforgettable Experience

Hanoi is a vegan paradise, featuring a wide variety of plant-based restaurants that are sure to please everyone. From charming, intimate cafes to sophisticated dining spots, there’s something in Hanoi for everyone!

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Our top tip? Get to know the Vietnamese word “chay.” This term, meaning “vegetarian” or “vegan” in English, stands for plant-based meals without animal products. Spotting this word will make exploring vegan dining options in Hanoi a breeze.

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WHERE TO STAY IN HANOI?

Hanoi, the vibrant capital of Vietnam, offers many luxurious yet affordable hotels. Our top recommendation? Make the Old Quarter your home base. Nestled in this historical heart of Hanoi, you’ll find that everything worth seeing is just a short walk away, allowing you to explore the city’s authentic charm.

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Leading our list of favorites is the Peridot Grand Luxury. This hotel is stunning, with an amazing rooftop pool and bar that promise both relaxation and city views.

Our next best option is the Meritel Hanoi, which also features a rooftop bar and pool, offering a perfect blend of luxury and leisure.

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For those on a tighter budget, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. The Golden Rooster Hotel presents a more wallet-friendly option without skimping on the comfort and convenience essential for a memorable stay.

WHAT TO DO IN HANOI?

Hanoi, a city where chaos meets charm, offers countless unforgettable experiences. It stands out as a truly unique destination. One of the highlights of our trip was exploring the famous train street.

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For an authentic experience, head to Railway Café Tuan. You can find their WhatsApp number on Google to message the owner about the train schedule.

Another adventure not to be missed is a one-night cruise to Halong Bay. We chose the spectacular Capella cruise, and it did not disappoint.

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They served us delicious vegan food on board, making it a highly recommended choice for anyone looking to explore the natural beauty of Vietnam while enjoying great food.

VEGAN FOOD IN HANOI

Discovering plant-based eateries in Hanoi is a breeze, thanks to the city’s wide array of options. Whether you’re on the hunt for a quick, wallet-friendly meal or planning a special evening out, Hanoi has you covered.

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Here are some of our top vegan restaurants in Hanoi.

BANH MI CHAY VEGAN

It is a popular spot in Hanoi to have vegan banh mi. Banh mi is a Vietnamese sandwich that combines a crispy and airy baguette filled with a variety of ingredients offering a blend of flavours from French and Vietnamese cuisines. It is a delicious mix of savoury, sweet, and spicy elements.

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With 20 different filling combinations to choose from, deciding can be tough but exciting. Beyond the banh mi, they also serve a variety of other snacks, making it a haven for anyone looking to explore vegan twists on traditional flavours.

VEGAN BANH MI

Tucked away in a narrow alley, this hidden gem is a must-visit vegan restaurant in Hanoi. This was probably one of the best meals we had in Vietnam.

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We had banh mi and pho which is a classic Vietnamese dish consisting of broth, rice noodles, and herbs. It is known for its aromatic spices like star anise, cinnamon, and cloves. In vegan restaurants, the meat is usually replaced with tofu.

KATZE VEGAN & VEGETARIAN

When wandering through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, making a stop at Katze Vegan & Vegetarian is a must. It is a bit hidden, up on the second floor of a building, but luckily, some friendly locals helped us find the entrance. It is one of the best-rated vegetarian restaurants in Hanoi.

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What’s really special here is that you get more than what you order. The owners give you extra goodies like tofu, rice, veggies, and soup for free. So, you end up having a big, tasty meal. It’s definitely a place you should check out in Hanoi.

GREEN INN VEGAN RESTAURANT

Nestled in the lively heart of Hanoi, Green Inn serves up traditional Vietnamese cuisine with a vegan twist. All the dishes are made with quality ingredients with clear origins.

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Try their hearty pho or a crunchy banh mi. Green Inn offers a rich menu featuring a variety of noodles, curries, and even a hot pot.

ƯƯ ĐÀM CHAY IN HANOI

If you’re in the mood for something fancier, Ưu Đàm Chay is the spot. This restaurant stands out with its stylish decor and a wide, varied menu. It’s pricier than other vegan and vegetarian places in Hanoi, but for a special date night, it’s perfect.

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The staff is really attentive, asking about food preferences and allergies to help guide you through the menu. This ensures you get exactly what you’re looking for, especially if you’re trying to stick to vegan choices. The food is generally good, though not every dish hits the mark considering the price.

2 CREAM – HOMEMADE ICE CREAM

Dreaming of ice cream in Hanoi? We stumbled upon this shop right by the lake, serving up a selection of vegan flavours—a rare find in Vietnam, making us super excited about our choices.

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They offer salted caramel, vanilla Oreo, mango, peanut butter, pistachio, almond milk chocolate, and raspberry sorbet. So, if you’re looking for a sweet treat that’s also vegan, this is the place to go!

CHAYFOOD AND DESSERT

ChayFood and Dessert is a great place for vegan food, healthy sweets, and local dishes in Hanoi. You can start with tasty appetizers like soup, salad, spring rolls, and porridge. For the main meal, there’s a lot to choose from, including pho, banh mi, pesto pasta, Thai curry, and hotpots.

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Our favourites are the fresh spring rolls with peanut butter sauce and the brown rice noodles with mushrooms. These dishes are not only delicious but also good for you.

IVEGAN SUPERSHOP IN HANOI

It is a cool, modern vegan cafe that is all about living healthy and balanced. It is not just a place to eat; they’ve got a restaurant, a co-working space, and a coffee shop all in one. And it’s not only in Hanoi; you can find them in Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City too.

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Their menu is packed with awesome breakfasts like overnight oats and smoothie bowls. But that’s not all—they’ve got lots of healthy salads and burgers, plus tasty sourdough toast with different toppings. And their drinks menu is just as big as their food menu, so there’s something for everyone.

CÁI MÂM BISTRO SIGNATURE VEGAN

This restaurant brings a top-notch dining experience, focusing on nutrient-rich meals that are as good for you as they are for the planet. This restaurant takes vegan eating to the highest level, with even their wines being vegan-friendly.

You’ll find a diverse menu here, from fresh spring rolls and green curry to innovative dishes like tofu ragu with quinoa. There’s also a buffet option, giving you the chance to sample a wide variety of dishes for a fixed price.

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