for vegan friendly restaurants in
Taiwan? Not a problem! ;)
trip to Taipei, Taiwan was rich in variety,
taste and culture. Taiwan is a beautiful
and vibrant island filled with friendly people,
incredible natural markets, fresh herbal teas
and a delicious cuisine. I
experienced and learned so much...
so learning the very basic greetings was also
essential, here they are:
= thank you
Hao = hello
I wish I new more of the local language...
I just made sure to also thank the local chefs
with a happy smile each time. :) Most of Taiwan's
major cities have vegan and vegetarian restaurants,
including the worldwide franchise Loving
Hut, which you may be familiar with as
While trying the local vegan cuisine, it
became clearn how vegetables plays such as
big role in every dish, and that's something
I LOVE! Every vegan or vegetarian meal has
plenty of fresh green vegetables as well as
nutritious beans and grains. VSG TIP:
In same cases, you just have to make sure
to order both the veggie dish as well as the
protein source dish... just don't forget
to put together a complete balanced meal.
Sushi Restaurants are popular at
the food courts in Taiwan
At two unique
Shopping Malls I got to enjoy the vegan dishes
- Edamame beans,
the out-of-the-shell edible soybeans frequently
found in Japanese cuisine. They are a rare
vegan source of complete protein, and rich
in fiber as well.
- Inarizushi, Sushi rice
wrapped in sweet fried tofu.
- And sweet tofu, another
great protein source.
To my surprise, since
they focus on fresh seafood mostly of course,
and althought I could find veggie
rolls at the second location, things
like avocado sushi rolls, or other
vegan dishes are not an option.
Restaurant operated solely by the
At this cozy
small cafe, a single chef runs the entire
show! He takes your order, then brings you
freshly prepared foods one by one, then brings
you the bill at the end as well.
His food was
so fresh and tasty that I just had to keep
trying dish after dish. Loved them all!
friendly Mountain Restaurant operated
by the Chef as well
These are vegetables grown in the mountains...
there is definitely a suttle difference that
everyone here talks about, the vegetables
are a bit "sweeter" than most vegetables.
The temperature in the mountains vary more
between morning and night, so the vegetables'
textures are crispier too.
The chef runs her restaurant all herself,
she is also VERY vegan friendly. She knew
all the differences between vegan and all
levels of vegetarianism, and she brought a
pair of "communal chopsticks" so
that the meat eaters didn't touch the vegan
dishes with their chopsticks! And at 62, she
shines energy and personality...! She was
so nice to me... I loved everything!
Note: Since she doesn't
have a website, sharing her business card:
to Sufood, a restaurant focused on
Sufood, founded on August 12, 2010, is
a part of the Wowprime cooperation, the largest
local dining group in Taiwan. Sufood is a
stylish restaurant inspired by traditional
Italian cuisine and the raising conscious
of healthiness. At present, the restaurant
chain with a total of 17 stores is conveniently
located across Western Taiwan.
My friends and family ordered many of the
dishes, so I was lucky to try a few. From
rosemary breadsticks to fresh salads, soups,
main courses, desserts and drinks... Sufood
offers a varied menu that is fun to explore.
Here is their Herbal Tea, Milan’s Crème
de Pumpkin Soup and Signature Calzone.
We enjoyed the soups and salads as well as
Sufood's famous Star Pizza!
At the end, every meal ended with Sufood's
Signature Osmanthus Jelly... delicious!
and Vegetables, a vegan restaurant
Loved every dish they offer... and everyone
is treated to a full-course meal, here are
some photos... enjoy!
Restaurant and cardboard zoo
Wow! A restaurant in Taiwan where everything
is made of cardboard... the walls, tables,
chairs, cups and napkin holders. Everything
except the food, of course.
I guess the concept's creator, former paper
salesman Huang Fang-liang, put the concept
of re-usability to a whole other level...
he made an environmental statement during
The place is beautiful and the menu included
one vegan/ vegetarian option as seen in the
Restaurant in the mountain fully
operated by the Chef
It was my first time trying such unique and
beautifully designed dishes! This is not a
vegan restaurant, but as you can see below
the vegan and vegetarian options were many.
Can't remember what ALL vegan dishes were...
but the 2nd one was a super tasty herbal vegan
Restaurant at the Sky of Happiness
Mall food court
At the Sky of Happiness Mall I chose a vegan
restaurant that offered numerous dishes...
the problem I tell you, was find sitting,
not a dish. They food court was packed!
Here is a photo of their order counter at
finish with some delicious vegan home cooking!
After a long trip it was time for some home
cooking with family and friends in town...
and I'd love to thank everyone for the wonderful
hospitality. What a great memorable trip it
was... loved every moment of it! Thanks
us what you think...
check it out
Mochi to Bean (Baozi) cakes... you
are sure to find delicious vegan
delights in Taiwan!
Rice or Bread Beans cakes
Check out these traditional bakeries,
and unique vegan friendly desserts.
unique Night Markets, Farmer's
Street Markets and Roadside Markets
have it all
From vegan snacks to nutritious
meals, they have it all.