Top 10 Shanghai Classic Vegetarian Restaurants

Plan your Shanghai tour?  If you are a vegetarian, you won’t be disappointed since there are a plethora of vegetarian restaurants in Shanghai. Most of them offer unique and delicious veggie dishes.

Today people become more and more interested in vegetarian diet in hope of  a good health by enjoying green and natural food. Developed from the vegetarian diet of Chinese Buddhism, today’s  vegetarian food is more refined, tasty and nutritional. 

The list of Top 10 Shanghai Classic vegetarian restaurants definitely will enlighten you on the classic vegetarian food in Shanghai.

1. Chunfeng Songyuelou 上海春风松月

A well-known Shanghai vegetarian snack restaurant with a history of over 80 years.  Chunfeng Songyuelou is noted for careful selection, meticulous cooking and veggie-only dishes.

The most popular dishes include steamed buns, noodles, veggie duck, veggie hams, crab meat with mushrooms, sweet and sour crisp fish, etc.

Yunduznzi is one of the delicious Shanghainese Snacks

There are several outlets for the vegetarian chain restaurants. The one frequented by visitors is located in Yuyuan Garden and Bazaar.

Add: 19-27 Bailing Road (Entrance to Yuyuan Garden Gate 5), Shanghai

2. Longhua Temple Vegetarian Restaurant  上海龙华寺素食

The Longhua Temple veggie dishes are derived and developed from the local Budhism veggie diet. Now it has become a practice first to burn incense in the morning. Lunch will be arranged in a restaurant by the temple.  Speciality: veggie duck, veggie hams, veggie noodle,  arhat noodle.

The Veggie noodle

Add: 2787Longhua Road (the east side of Longhua Temple),Shanghai   Tel: 021 – 021-64578777 Transport: Bus 41, 44, 87, 734, 714 and 933

3. Gong De Lin (功德林)

Gong De Lin is a famous veggie restaurant chain. The first Gong De Lin was founded in the city of Hangzhou on April 8, 1922. It is a leading vegetarian restaurant well-known for the shape of meat dishes – each veggie dish has its own meat name and taste.

All dishes are meticulously selected and artistically presented. The famous dished include crab meat and bean curd,  sweet and sour port ribs, and etc.

Add: 445 Nanjing Road, Shanghai Tel: 021 – 63270218  Transport: Subway Line 2 ( Nanjing Road West), Bus 20,37 and 112

4.  Jade Buddha Temple Vegetarian Restaurant 玉佛寺素斋

The vegetarian dishes are based on the Buddhist cooking and developed with the modern way of cooking and presentation. The veggie here in Jade Buddha Temple are well known for its various tastes being sour, sweet, fresh and peppery.

The restaurant shows us both the artistic shape and unique taste. Popular veggie dishes include meat balls, arhat noodles , veggie chickens, veggie ducks,etc.

Add: 999 Jiangning Road, Shanghai Tel: 021-62663666  Transport: Bus 106, 112 and 830

Meatballs and mushrroms
Meatballs and mushrroms

5.  Jen Dow 人道素菜欢喜斋

This restaurant has an elegant and trendy style suitable for a romance appointment and get-together for friends. It serve over 200 veggie dishes in a buffet style.  Its veggie dishes include the Chinese veggies, Japanese veggies – Seaweed, Japanese miso soup and herbal tea.Add: 2787 Longhua Road, Shanghai Tel: 020 -64572299 Transport: Bus 41, 44,714 and 864

6. New Age Veggie 上海新素代

This veggie restaurant makes use of both Chinese and western ways of cooking and representation.  It mainly offers three series of vegetable dishes ” New Sichuan Style vegetable food”, “New Health Natural dishes, and New Recipe dishes for imperial family feast.  The well known dished include stone bowl rice, dee fried salty meat, roasted veggie chop, Dongpu Pork, etc.

Add: 5/F, Zhengda Square, 168 Lujiazui Road ( west), Shanghai Tel: 020-50471880 Transport: Subway Line 2 (Lujiazui), Tour Bus 10,Bus 85

7. Zao Zi Shu  上海枣子树素食

Zaozishu Veggie Restaurant offfers a new set of menu at a quick space. It is said six new dishes will be created by chefs each month. The old and elegance gives a sense of Zen. The most well known restaurant offers black people chop, black steak, sauteed clam roll and so on.

Add:77 SongshanRoad, Shanghai Tel: 021 – 63848000  Transport: Metro Line 1 ( Huangpi Road), bus 42, 109,581 and 911

8. Chong Zheng Natural Vgetarian 上海崇正天然蔬膳阁

This restaurant is an ideal place for those who want to lose weight and keep a good figure.  Each afternoon a variety of juices and tea are provided for you to spend a comfortable afternoon in a cozy environment. It main veggie food includes sweet and sour crisp fish, fried eel in shrimp sauce, braised salty assorted veggies.

Add: 8/F, Nanhe Hotel,450-1 Nanjing Road, Shanghai Tel:021-63612059   Transport: Metro line 2 (East Nanjing Road), Bus 20,37,14

 9. Lucky Zen & Veg Restaurant 吉祥草素食馆

The name of the veggie restaurant means ” Good Luck”.  It is a well-known vegetables restaurant in Shanghai. It is elegant and cozy.  It offers delicate veggie dishes accompanied by light and beautiful music.  Its popular dishes include soybean curd, inkfish with black pepper sauce.

Add: 2/F, 428 Madang Road, Shanghai Tel;021 – 63730288  Transport : Metro Line 1 (Huangpi Road), bus 146, 109

10.  Wu Guan Tang Su Shi 五观堂素食

This veggie restaurant doesn’t  make any veggie dishes in the name or shape of meat and fish. It has a delicately and elegantly decorated environment with the sound of ancient melodies mingling with the aroma of orchids.

Assorted Fruits, grain, porridge and snacks are placed.   Its major dishes include baked potatoes, braised egg with melon and egg rollof three ingredients.

Add: 349, Xinhua Road,Shanghai Tel:021-62813695Transport: Bus 48,76,121,946

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One thought on “Top 10 Shanghai Classic Vegetarian Restaurants

  1. Hey! I’m Lindsey
    Your blog “Shanghai Classic Vegetarian Restaurants” is very informative. Many thanks to you. I’m an owner of “Happy Buddha” restaurant in the beautiful city of Shanghai. We are launching a crowdfunding campaign to help make the move to become 100% plant-based in 2018! With your help, we will continue to make Shanghai healthier and happier. Please help us spread the news! Thank you!

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