World Vegan Day quietly slipped past us a few days ago and with that we decided to go hunting for some vegetarian restaurants in the Jing. It was surprisingly easy to come across and we must say: our bodies kind of liked the whole new health vibe that was kicking in…
1. QUEENSUU 青素
The dishes in this restaurant are somewhat spicy, but the ingredients are fresh. Almost every customer praises this spot as a special and generous vegetarian restaurant.
The interior decoration is unique with some western touches and provides a laid-back atmoshere where you can chow down a nice vegetarian meal.
Add: Linken Park, Yizhuang BDA, Daxing District, Beijing
Per capita: 84RMB
2. Lao Qi Yan Su 老祁言素
This one specializes in Yunnan cuisine and serves up tasty vegetarian grub. The dishes are inexpensive and all ingredients are flown in from the province itself.
We highly recommend the rice noodles and some say the owner of this restaurant is handsome and if you are in luck, you might enjoy something that was cooked by him…especially for you.
Add: 2F, Liubaiben, Guangshun Bei Dajie, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Phone: 010 8416 1933
Per capita: 53RMB
3. Lianhua Kongjian 莲花空间
As small as this restaurant might be, it owns an elegant vibe – every corner is full of ancient Chinese elements. Every dish proved to taste mild and if you are a vegetarian, you simply have to try it out.
Add: L220-L221, 2F, Seasons Place, 2 Jinchengfang Nan Jie, Xicheng District, Beijing
Phone: 010 6622 0515
Per capita: 97RMB
4. Xing Su 星素
The original name of this restaurant was “Yun Wei” and now it is called “Xing su”, ‘combining’ their vegetables with the constellations. The restaurant is creative in their approach and serves up different dishes according to different personalities of the 12 constellations.
Add: B1-107, 11 Fenghuiyuan, Taipingqiao Dajie
Phone: 010 5836 2560 / 010 5836 2570
Per capita: 91RMB
5. Jing Su 京素
This restaurant only sold dumplings before, but now it only serves authentic Beijing vegetarian diets. Ingredients are clearly specified on the menu for those who are a bit more doubtful.
Add: 316 Dongsi Bei Dajie, Dongcheng District
Per capita: 53RMB
6. Zi Zhu Lin Chan Cha Veggie Restaurant 紫竹林禅茶
What makes this spot different? They have no menu and simply hope to surprise you with a speciality dish according to your requirements. Staple dishes are available for selection.
Add: 3F, Block D, Chaowai SOHO, Chaoyang District
Phone: 010 5367 0199 / 010 5367 0299
Per capita: 98RMB
7. Aishang Veggie Restaurant 爱尚素食坊
This restaurant is very clean and staff here are friendly and hospitable. What’s more, with their reasonable prices, the dishes here taste simply delicious.
Add: Basement level 1, Xingchuang Building, Huangcun, Daxing District
Contact: 010 8022 2727
Per capita: 40RMB
8. Su Ru Restaurant 素如餐厅
It may be a little hard to find, but it deserves a try. They have highly-recommended organic dishes that come at a decent price.
Add: on the east side of the Lotus River Road, No. 1, Jia Lianyuan, Chaoyang District
Contact: 010 5111 9524
Per capita: 34RMB