Guide: Vegan In Hoi An, Vietnam and 5 Best Vegan Restaurants

How easy is it to be a vegan in Hoi An, Vietnam?

As a vegan traveller, it could be challenging sometimes to find animal-free food. Hoi An was one of the easiest places in Vietnam to find vegan-friendly restaurants. This is mainly because it’s a very tourist-friendly location.

My husband and I spent three days in this gorgeous town before we returned to the place, we rented in Da Nang which is a bigger city nearby.

Here I am going to share with you all the vegan/plant-based places we found in Hoi An.

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Why visit Hoi An in the first place?

Merchants from China, Japan and later Europe settled in Hoi An from the 15th to 19th centuries, creating a unique architectural fusion. Hoi An somehow has managed to preserve many of the buildings.

The japanese covered bridge (chùa cầu) is beautiful and dates back to the 18th century. It’s in the heart of the town.
Aside from restaurants. Cheap street food is plentiful. Cooked food and fresh fruit.
The hoi an lantern festival is a monthly event that celebrates the full moon. Make sure to go to the river in the evening

Best vegan restaurants in Hoi An, Vietnam

The Hoi An food choices are plentiful for vegans.

Vegan Zone

Vegan Zone, was our favourite vegan restaurant in Hoi An and we ended up eating here more than once. The restaurant offers International and Vietnamese delicious vegan dishes and super healthy drinks which are organic and use locally sourced ingredients.

The restaurant is also eco-friendly and uses biodegradable straws.

One of their popular dishes is potato cake served with salad and sauce. They were really tasty and made to perfection.

Address: 191 Nguyen 197 Nguyễn Duy Hiệu, Cẩm Châu, Hội An, Quảng Nam

Cost 55VND approx. $2.40

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Rice Noodle Soup is a traditional Vietnamese soup. Noodle soup is served with fresh vermicelli, mushroom stock, fried tofu, and fresh herbs and topped with homemade Rieu cake made with tofu, wood ear mushroom, and roasted rice powder.

This dish is full of flavours and if you are looking to taste a traditional Vietnamese vegan dish is definitely the one to go for.

Cost 60 VND approx. $2.60

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We also tried eggplant crepe which had tomatoes, cashew nuts, mint, aubergines, basil and olive oil. It was a very unusual dish with a unique taste.

Cost 55 VND approx. $2.40

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And of course, to wrap up our feast we ordered Banana dessert and a Sorbet as a naughty treat. The banana rolls had a banana wrapped in rice paper and served with chocolate sauce and cashew nuts. They tasted very good. It probably would taste divine with the sorbet if the sorbet hadn’t been consumed first 🙂

Banana Rolls Cost 45,000 VND approx. $2.00

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The other thing to note is if you are not too keen on soya sauce the super friendly staff is happy to replace it with mustard sauce instead.

We also tried fresh spring rolls and they were fantastic. Cost 45,000 VND approx. $2

It’s a perfect place for breakfast, lunch and dinner and that’s why we visited this restaurant every single day while staying in Hoi An.

The prices might not be the lowest in Vietnam however, the food was still affordable and it tasted so good.

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Not just the best vegan restaurant, I’m sure this is a contender for the best restaurants Hoian

Minh Hien 3

Minh Hien 3 is a vegetarian restaurant with vegan options. The main attraction of this restaurant is a spectacular open air-garden. It is so beautiful and has a pond of white lotus and small fish.

We were on the way to check out one of the vegan restaurants and because it was raining, we decided to have a drink at Minh Hien 3 and wait for the weather to get better. Unfortunately, we couldn’t seat in the garden, however, when the rain slowed down, we spent some time in the garden.

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The menu was large with many vegan options (which are not labelled) or can be made vegan.

We ended up ordering fresh Vietnamese rolls which were full-flavoured and tasted delicious but the size of the dish was very small. So, if you are very hungry you might have to order a few dishes.

Address: 29 Phan Chu Trinh, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng

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The restaurant also offers cooking classes.

The price is admittedly higher than other Vietnamese food in the area because of the location and its beautiful garden. The place is definitely worth a visit for a special occasion.

Quan Chay Dam – Ba Dam vegetarian restaurant – cheap & cheerful

Quan Chay Dam is one of the popular cheap & cheerful eateries in Hoi An. They have a variety of vegan dishes offering a buffet or order from the menu. Although the restaurant “Chay” means vegetarian, the dishes are all vegan made from soy meat, rice, noodle and various veggies.

Address: 71 Phan Chu Trinh, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng.

The eatery is located between Le Loi and Hai Ba Trung.

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If you decide to go for a buffet, you can have rice and four vegetable dishes of your choice which will cost 30,000 VND approx. $1.29.

A typical rice dish on its own cost 35,000 VND approx. $1.50

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We also had a steam bun which tasted good unfortunately couldn’t eat fried spring rolls as they were dripping with oil.

Although the price might be super attractive some dishes might not be as healthy as they look. They use a lot of oil and if you are health conscious, this eatery might not be your best choice.

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Quan Chay Nhat Da

A family-owned restaurant that is small and cosy. The place is decorated with pictures promoting veganism.

Address: 98 Phan Chu Trinh, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam

It was the first place we ate in Hoi An and when we arrived, we were only the people to be served as it was getting late and the restaurant was going to close in an hour.


We had spring rolls, a banh mi, and the mock meat noodle dish and they all tasted good. We finished one Banh Mi and ended up ordering two more. We also ordered two herbal teas, unfortunately, the teas were very sweet (too much sugar in them) and restrained ourselves from drinking the tea.

The food was reasonably priced. The owner of this restaurant is a vegan and she also offers cooking classes.

Quan Chay Nhan Duyen

Another budget, vegan restaurant that is popular for vegan “junk” food, especially pizzas, burgers and chips, and sandwiches. They also offer Vietnamese dishes and we ended up ordering Vietnamese fried spring rolls as snacks. The food is here all vegan and very cheap.

Address: 69 Hùng Vương, Phường Cẩm Phổ, Hội An, Quảng Nam.

Cost approx. 25,000 – 30,000 VND – $1.30

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Your questions about surviving as a vegan in Hoi An

What’s the best vegan restaurant in Hoi An, Vietnam?

Vegan Zone. The restaurant is also eco-friendly and prices are affordable.
Address: 191 Nguyen 197 Nguyễn Duy Hiệu, Cẩm Châu, Hội An, Quảng Nam

Vegan in Hoi An – Summary

There are so many vegan options available in Hoi An. We were very surprised and delighted at the same time. This is the most beautiful town in Vietnam. It is small and all the vegan places can be reached within walking distance.

When you are next in Hoian, let me know what vegan places have you visited. What was your favourite vegan restaurant and why? Would love to hear from you.

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Inga became vegan in March 2018. After a series of documentaries that hit hard, she and her husband switched to a plant-based diet within a week and vegan soon after. Inga has a UK Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Diet and Nutrition.


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