By Doris Lam
Whether you’re trying to be more health conscious, environmental or just feeling curious about going full vegetarian, there are countless vegan and vegetarian spots hidden in Macau. Serving everything from acai bowls to quinoa sushi, here are the top 8 vegan-friendly spots around the city.
Opened in 2014, Blissful Carrot was one of the first vegetarian takeaway restaurants in Macau. Serving mainly Western-style vegetarian/ vegan food such as kombucha, raw snacks, tacos and colourful salads, this cozy deli makes everything fresh while implementing as many organic ingredients as possible.
Address: Rua direita Carlos Eugenio 79-A, Edf Goio Fai Kok, RC/B, Taipa, Macau
Phone: +853 6298 8433
Healthy Habits Superfood Cafe
This superfood cafe’s strives for their menu to be high protein, low- carb, vegetarian, gluten-free, sugar-free, paleo and raw. There are many vegan options in the cafe such as the acai bowl, waffles, french toast and grain bowls as well. If you are on a ketogenic diet, muscle gaining program or dieting, you can inform them to customize the menu that suits you best, and there is a delivery service that helps you to achieve your goals easily.
Address: No 203, Avenida Comercial de Macau, Edifício La Bahia, R/C Macao
Phone: +853 2859 3386
Founded by Romanian expat, Andreea in 2013, Rawlicious shares the Romanian culture of homemade desserts to the city, offering raw vegan cakes, tarts and snacks. Great spot for post morning workouts, they serve nutritious smoothie bowls and rainbow salad bowls. If you want to try your hand at baking, Rawlicious also have seasonal baking workshops available.
Address: No. 349-365, Avenida de Guimaraes, Taipa, Ilhas, Macau
Phone:+853 6338 8328
A proud partner of Hong Kong Ocean Park’s No Straw campaign as well as Macau’s Water for Free campaign, Vega Vega is an environmentally conscious restaurant that serves vegetarian pizzas, risottos, spaghetti, special homemade "XO Sauce", kimchi and soups with vegan modifications available.
Address: Shop 9A, R. de Cinco de Outubro, Macau
Phone: +853 2880 2092
Chakra Space serves beautiful food in its Instagram friendly space. With white walls and wooden decor, this laid-back restaurant does not have a fixed menu (pending on the freshest ingredients of the day) but past items include a Vegan Patty Panini with Egg and a Mexican-style bean rice "Taco”. Pair it with a glass of kombucha, craft beer or affogato to make your day (or IG feed) even sweeter. With the recent cold weather, their Oden in thick soup and hearty mushroom soup is a must-try! and enjoy a 5% discount if you bring your own lunch box.
Address: Shop A, G/F, Kai Va Building, 12A Travessa dos Santos, Campo, Macau
Phone: +853 6677 8669
The bright green exterior of Puffin Cafe will capture your attention, but it’s the vegan spaghetti bolognese that will make you stay. Opened by an Irish couple in Puffin Cafe serves vegetarian versions of your favourite guilty pleasures such as lasagna, stuffed potato skin, burgers and falafel wraps. Early risers take note, they also open for breakfast!
Address: Shop J, G/F, Edf. San Wan, 14C Rua de Santo António, Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, Macau
Phone: +853 2883 6663
No matter if you’re vegetarian, lacto-ovo vegetarian or vegan, Veggieteria’s extensive menu includes soy milk lattes, tofu cheesecakes, almond beetroot spaghetti and vegan cheese pizzas. Try their strawberry waffle with ice cream desert for a perfect meal. The restaurant has gained loyal fans over the years due to its reasonably priced, Portuguese influenced dishes.
Address: Shop G, G/F, 1-3 Rua do Tap Siac, Guia, Macau
Phone: +853 2836 6891
Sands Resorts Macau
From November 2018 onwards, Sands Resorts Macau will be partnering with Green Monday to introduce healthy, vegan cuisine in Macau every Monday. 14 restaurants will be presenting different plant-based dishes such as JUST Scramble Eggless Egg with Fresh Tomatoes at Golden Court, Daiya Cheese Vegan-Beefless Burger at Copa Steakhouse and the Omni Pork chop bun at Tastes.
Address: 203 Largo de Monte Carlo, Macau
Phone:+853 2888 3330
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