8 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Beijing

Written by Sally Guo Updated Jul. 1, 2021

As an international metropolis, there are countless restaurants in Beijing catering to everyone’s different tastes, beliefs, and budgets. Even if you are a vegetarian or vegan, you can find many meat-free options in various vegetarian restaurants. In this article, we've listed 8 high-rated vegetarian restaurants for you to choose from.

1. Fuhuiciyuan Vegetarian Restaurant

 Fuhuiciyuan Vegetarian Restaurant

Fuhuiciyuan has a fine dining atmosphere with a lot of Buddhist decorations. You can enjoy a vegetarian meal but with a meat taste. The dishes are well balanced between spicy, hot, and the authentic taste of the ingredients.

The restaurant is located in Wangfujing Area, close to the Forbidden City. It's on a quiet Hutong away from the main street. Associated with Buddhist organizations, there are regular Buddhist activities in the restaurant. All the workers there believe in Buddhism and are vegetarians as well.

  • Chinese: 福慧慈缘素食餐厅
  • Average price: CNY 100 per person
  • Open hours: 11:00 am - 09:30 pm
  • Address: No.20 Xila Hutong, No.53 Dong'an  Avenue, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District (东城区王府井东安大街53号锡拉胡同20号)
  • Telephone: 010-51385789

2. King's Joy

 Vegetarian Food

Just a stone’s throw from Lamar Temple, King’s Joy is remodeled from a courtyard house and features a glass-roofed dining room. In this high-end vegetarian restaurant, you will have a memorable dining experience with exquisite dishes and enjoy the elegant environment with Michelin-star-level service.

The menu has an extensive variety of food for you to choose from, you will enjoy tasty and creative vegetarian dishes even if you are a meat lover. Though the price is expensive than most vegetarian restaurants, it definitely worth it!

  • Chinese: 京兆尹
  • Average price: CNY 400 per person
  • Open hours: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Address: No. 2 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District (东城区五道营胡同2号)
  • Telephone: 010-84049191 or 010-84048885

3. Veggie Table

 Vegetarian Food

Situated near the Lama Temple, Veggie Table is a vegetarian restaurant that serves primarily western-style fare at a reasonable price. It provides a great range of food, from burgers and pizza to salads and soup. It is a great spot if you're looking for proper Western vegan food in Beijing.

  • Chinese: 吃素的
  • Average price: CNY 100 per person
  • Open hours: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Address: No.19A Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District (东城区五道营胡同甲19号)
  • Telephone: 010-64462073

4. Tianchumiaoxiang Vegetarian Restaurant (Chaowai Branch)

 Vegetarian Food

Located in the heart of the business district (CBD), Tianchumiaoxiang Restaurant is a paradise for vegans and vegetarians. It provides a great range of food with Chinese traditional vegetarian (vegan) cuisines at a reasonable price, including not only no-frills vegan fare but also traditional type dishes with a modern flare.

  • Chinese: 天厨妙香素食馆(朝外店)
  • Average price: CNY 80 per person
  • Open hours: 11:00 am - 09:30 pm
  • Address: 2F, D Building, Chaowai SOHO Mall, No.6 Chaoyangmen Wai Street, Chaoyang District (朝阳区朝阳门外大街乙6号SOHO大厦D座2楼)
  • Telephone: 010-59001288 or 010-59001088

5. Baihe Courtyard (Dongzhimen Branch)

 Vegetarian Food

Baihe (Lily) Courtyard is a courtyard-style house in a Hutong neighborhood that includes both indoor and outdoor seating. The traditional interior is very cozy, and all the dishes cooked by Buddhist tradition with no animal products of any kind are tasty and they can be made spicy or non-spicy by request.

  • Chinese: 百合素食(东直门店)
  • Average price: CNY 100 per person
  • Open hours: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Address: No.23 Caoyuan Hutong, Beixiao Street, Dongcheng District (东城区北小街草园胡同甲23号)
  • Telephone: 010-64052082

6. Gongdelin Vegetarian Restaurant

 Vegetarian Food

Originally set up in Shanghai in 1922, Gongdelin is a time-honored vegetarian restaurant. Beijing’s Gongdelin is only a 15 minutes walk from the front gate of the Forbidden City.

It offers Buddhist-style vegetarian food, they even have recreated a lot of traditional meat dishes using vegetarian ingredients, particularly tofu. If you are a vegetarian but want to try Peking duck, don’t miss this place. You will be surprised how much the tofu duck looks like an actual Peking duck!

  • Chinese: 功德林
  • Average price: CNY 100 per person
  • Open hours: 10:30 am - 09:00 pm
  • Address: No.2A Qianmen East Street, Dongcheng District (东城区前门东大街甲2号)
  • Telephone: 010-67020867 or 010-65112542

7. Jinglianzhai Vegetarian Restaurant (Hepingli Branch)

 Vegetarian Food

Jinglianzhai is called Jingsi Vegetarian Restaurant (静思素食坊) before. It has four branches in Beijing, two of them are located in the suburbs. The decor of Jinglianzhai is clean and fresh with lots of lovely Buddhist artwork. Its famous dishes are Toufu, fungus, and lotus seeds.

  • Chinese: 静莲斋素食餐厅(和平里店)
  • Average price: CNY 80 per person
  • Open hours: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Address: No.9 Building, Huagong Courtyard Community, Heping West Street, Dongcheng District (东城区和平西街化工大院社区兴化东里9号楼)
  • Telephone: 010-59410352 or 010-64206839

8. Pure Lotus

 Vegetarian Food

Pure Lotus is a vegan restaurant that does everything meat-flavored, which a vegan can't otherwise taste. The menu has lots of variety, and everything unique. The ambiance is comfortable and pleasant. The staff is friendly and helpful. Although the price is a bit expensive, it worth the experience for gourmet enthusiasts.

  • Chinese: 净心莲
  • Average price: CNY 200 per person
  • Open hours: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Address: Tongguang Building, No.12 Nongzhanguan South Road, Chaoyang District (朝阳区农展馆南路12号通广大厦内)
  • Telephone: 010-65923627

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