3 Taipei Vegan Restaurants to Visit
Taipei, the top in the world most vegan friendly cities, a paradise for vegetarian and vegan.
No matter what cuisine you're looking for, there are always thousands of choices - Chinese, Western, Japanese, even Thai or Raw food, you can always pick your favourite among all. As a food lover (well, who is not?), I found some gems in this lovely city, and would love to share with you guys.
Blossom Rena Vegan Cafe
100% Vegan Food, with Homemade Tasty Dessert & Pastries
The first meal after arriving Taipei was truly enjoyable. Spacious and beautiful interior, attentive waitress (clearly explain to us when we have questions towards the food), and abundant of options on menu.
The freshly baked tartar with french baguette as appetizer was so good! Following with the Quinoa Hummus Salad with Tempeh. I have never tried Tempeh before. Originating from Indonesia, the waitress tell me this soy-product is now a new "hit" in the vegan restaurant in Taiwan. It has a firm texture and nutty flavour which is great with stir-fry or chili. Meanwhile it is very high in protein, calcium and vitamin B12, which are a very good nutrient food for vegan. Earl grey latte (made with non-GMO soybean) and orange cake with cashew cream as dessert, we had a very delicious and fulfilling evening in the restaurant.
Blossom Rena Vegan Cafe
26-1, Section 3, Zhongshan North Road, Taipei
Plants-based, Gluten-Free & Whole Food Vegan Restaurant
Free from animal products, dairy, eggs, gluten & refined-sugar, you can enjoy wholesome and delicious food here in Plants. Made with fresh, local, seasonal, organic ingredients, the creatively blended smoothie is a great start of the meal. Many superfoods are added, like turmeric (still remember my Golden Milk recipe?), Acai, Goji Berries - making these smoothies filled with nutrients.
We love the seaweed salad and Korean kimchi pancakes. You can taste the freshness in their food! Apart from the cooked options, Acai bowl and raw cakes are also available - sometimes, the pleasure doesn't have to be "Guilty" at all.
1F., No.10, Ln. 253, Sec. 1, Fuxing S. Rd., Da-an Dist., Taipei.
Soul R. Vegan Cafe
Delicious Vegan Dessert even Non-Vegans Will Love!
Tiramisu, Chocolate Brownie and Soy Latte... Girls always have room for dessert! And this one doesn't feel like vegan at all! Without milk and eggs, these desserts are very satisfying with a rich flavour. The chocolate brownie has a very dense and fudgy texture, meanwhile, the cream in the tiramisu is rich and creamy (although it is not made with a traditional Italian recipe). End with a large cup of Soy Latte to satisfy my coffee craving. (You have no idea how hard it is to find plant milk in coffee shop in Taiwan! I will share a little bit more in the next article.)
Soul R. Vegan Café
No. 6, Alley 1, Lane 217, Section 3, Zhongxiao East Road, Da’an District, Taipei.
Besides these western and photogenic restaurants (good for Instagram!), I have also tried some local restaurants for Chinese dumplings, soup and even stinky tofu! I love Taipei because you never have to worry where to eat - as there are always little vegan/vegetarian restaurant around the corner! (And it's cheap too!)
Have you been to Taiwan? Let me know your favourite restaurant and I will make sure to visit them next time!