Chengdu is rich with Buddhist influences, so vegetarian dishes and restaurants should be available in abundance…
But, if a stroll down the average hotpot riddled street leaves you wanting more diverse and exciting vegetarian options, then this list is for you. The vegetarian restaurants below have devoted themselves to providing a myriad of tasty vegetarian (and some vegan) options that we think will reinvigorate your lacklustre diet and prove that being a vegetarian in Chengdu can be easy and exciting．
Vegetarian Lifestyle 枣子树素餐厅[smartslider3 slider=3]A very popular Ba Bao Jie area chain restaurant that comes to Chengdu via Taiwan. Specializes in vegetarian recreations of classic Chinese dishes. Located on the 4th floor near Wenshu Monastery though easy to find as the building has a sign high up Vegetarian Lifestyle Restaurant. This restaurant offers an extensive menu of vegetarian options to suit all. Featuring an extensive menu (including English), spectacular bathrooms, an attentive staff and a good atmosphere make this place stand out. The added bonus: you’re meal will include free tea and fruit.Location: Qingyang District, Qinglong Street No. 27, BoJin City, Building 2, F4 (between Carrefour and Pacific) 青龙街27 号铂金城2 号楼4楼Opening Hours: 13:00 – 21:30Tel: 028-86282848, 028-86282855
Experience vegan dishes and various teas in a historic courtyard. Situated in Chengdu’s trendy retail hub and within a historical heritage building at No. 7-8 Zhanghuali Lane, the tea house is immersed in an ambience of elegance and tranquility that seems worlds away from the bustling city. Mi XUN is open from 11:00 am -09:30pm and predominantely serves afternoon tea. For something more substantial, there is a Temple Cafe, but this does not offer strictly vegetairan meals。Check out Mi XUN’s website for more information and to view their menu.
Location: No. 81 Bitieshi Street, Jinjiang District, Chengdu, China 610021
Opening hours: 11:00 – 21:30
Tel:+86 28 6297 4193
Gengyuan 耕缘蔬食主题餐厅[smartslider3 slider=6]
For the spice-seekers amongst you, test your metal with Gengyuan’s mouth-melting traditional Sichuan cuisine. Be prepared: the restaurant is tucked away inside a shopping courtyard, so keep your eyes peeled.
Location: Chengyi Center, No.88 North Rd of Qing Yang District 青羊区北大街88号天盛壹中心
Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Qing Shang De Ai Xin 墙上的爱心[smartslider3 slider=16]Good value vegetarian food is made in this little vegetarian restaurant. You can also choose to buy a food stamp with your meal to donate a meal to someone in need. Good for your body and good for the planet.Location: 6-24 Kehua Street科华街6号附24号Opening Hours: 09:30 – 21:00Tel: 13638999669
Baoguang Temple 宝光寺素餐馆[smartslider3 slider=8]
Enjoy a tasty meal after a relaxing stroll around the Baoguang Temple. The restaurant is suitable for vegans and perfect for enjoying a traditional Buddhist vibe. It can close in the afternoon, so an early start is recommended.
Location: No.81 of Baoguang Rd, Xindu District 新都区宝光街81
Opening hours: Monastery open 08:00 – 17:30
Qing Shui He Hua Shi Fang 清水荷花禅茶素食餐厅[smartslider3 slider=9]
Situated at the back of a beautiful monastery, try sampling this vegetarian restaurant after drinking in the sights. If you’re strapped for time and don’t want to view the monastery, then there is a separate entrance to the restaurant. The second floor serves a buffet-style lunch and it is best to arrive earlier to ensure you get the best choice. Alternatively, the ground floor of the restaurant offers a more traditional dining service, though the cost is slightly higher. With reasonable prices and great food, the monastery’s restaurant is worth a try.Lo:cation 文殊坊店 (Wen Shu Fang) 31, 2Floor, Baiyun Temple Rd, Wenshu Fang, Qing Yang District 青羊区文殊坊白云寺街31号 2楼Tel: 028-86921839
Qing Yang Gong Green Ram Temple 青羊宫青羊宫[smartslider3 slider=11]Five yuan will gain you entrance to the Palace of the Green Lamb. Inside the temple you’ll find a teahouse and a vegetarian restaurant to choose from. Yet another great place to get away from the busy streets and reconnect with traditional Chengdu. Location: Qingyang Temple, 9 West Section 2, First Ring Road, inside of Qingyang Temple 一环路青羊宫里面斋食Opening Hours: 08:00 – 18:00Tel: 87766584, 87763961
Shang Shan Shi Shu 尚膳时蔬养生料理[smartslider3 slider=13]
Shang Shan Shi Shu is situated in Jinniu District in the North West and boasts an unexpected, sophisticated ambience for a vegetarian restaurant. They offer tea in the afternoon until 5pm and close at 9pm, so it’s ideal for an early dinnertime destination.Location: 05-01,02,04A, Building 5, No.2, Kai De Guang Chang, Jin Niu District 金牛区交大路183号凯德广场2期5楼05-01,02,04A室Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:30; Tea: 14:00 – 17:00Tel: 028-69280648 028-69280646
Xinxiang Sushijie 心香素食界[smartslider3 slider=4]
Doubling as both a Teahouse and vegetarian restaurant, Xinxiang delivers Sichuanese cuisine and bolsters their variety by offering mock meat and fish, diversifying the traditional vegetarian menu. To locate the restaurant head to Linliang Middle Road, which can be found across the River from Sofitel Hotel and between Huaxiba and Jinjiang Hotel metro stations.Location: #1, No.1 of Renming South Rd, Wuhou District 武侯区人民南路三段1号附1号(近赛百味)Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00Tel: 028-67333363
Yishan 益膳素食坊[smartslider3 slider=14]Yishan exudes a cool and calm atmosphere. Tucked away in a residential community, to access the restaurant, enter the residence and go to the first floor. The restaurant is open from 11.30am until 12am making it an ideal location for a late dinner.Location: Building 4, 1Floor, No.2 Yumiao Rd, Chadian Zi, Jin Niu District 金牛区茶店子育苗路2号4单元1楼(近第四幼儿园)Opening Hours: 11:30 – 00:00Tel: 028-87537286
Pu Su朴素素食餐厅[smartslider3 slider=15]Pu Su can be found on Jingxiu Road in the Wuhou District. The area itself is popular for its design, recreating the traditional Tibetan style. Pu Su follows suit with its light and inviting wooden and bamboo décor. If you’re taking a trip to this area, Pu Su can offer you brilliant vegetarian food and a comfortable place to rest your feet.
Location: #32, No.1 of Jinxiu Rd, Wuhou District 武侯区锦绣路1号附32号Opening Hours: 9:00 – 21:00Tel: 028-85352677
Wenshu Monastery 文殊院香心素食馆[smartslider3 slider=18]Within Wenshu Monastery you’ll find a bustling Teahouse, a buffet-style lunchroom and a restaurant on the first floor. The Teahouse is perfect for a quick thirst-quencher, offering freshly made juices as well as tea. Located within the grounds of the temple, the vegetarian restaurant offers a buffet style dining area downstairs as well as menu dining upstairs. The buffet-style lunchroom has a relaxed atmosphere and allows you to build and create your own meal. However, it is the restaurant that offers the most well-crafted dishes. If you’re a vegetarian starting out in Chengdu, Wenshu Monastery is the perfect place to begin.If you are visiting the buffet at the monastery we recommend going to the noodle restaurant outside the temple (the one with the queue) and having the Tian Shui Mian, also vegetarian, this is one of the most famous spots in Chengdu.Location: 66 Wenshuyuan Street, Chengdu成都市青羊区文殊院街66号Opening Hours: 10:30 – 19:30Tel: 15110406715
Yi Ye Yi Shijie Tibetan Vegetarian Hotpot 一叶一世界藏茶素食火锅[smartslider3 slider=19]This popular chain of Tibetan vegetarian hotpots have numerous locations around town (including one very near the American Consulate). They offer light completely meat free hot pot with green and fresh offerings of seasonal vegetables and tofu with the sauces you’re used to seeing at a regular hotpot; sesame, soy, vinegar with garlic, peanuts, and coriander. There are currently 9 locations around Chengdu and should be roughly 50-80RMB per person depending on what you order. Location: Chunxi Road – 1st floor, 46 Nán kāng shìjiē – 大慈寺 南糠市街46号1栋1层Tel: 028-62499711, 18116592711 Location: American Consulate – No.27, Poly Center, 7, Consulate Road, Kehua North Road 科华北路 领事馆路7号保利中心1楼附7号Tel: 028-64279711 Location:Global Centre – 1N3, Room 310, Northern Area, Global Centre, 103 Jin Yue West Road 环球中心北区锦悦西路103号1N3层310室Tel: 028-65279710 Location: HongPaiLou – 7 Jialing Road, HongPaiLou Market 佳灵路7号红牌楼广场一期商业二层2-2-1号(附93号)Tel: 028-83224811 There are also stores in Huayang 华阳， Longhu 龙湖, Diamond Plaza钻石广场 and You pin dao Plaza 优品道广场.Opening Hours: 11:30 – 00:00
Return to Vegetarianism 归来素食生活馆
Address: No. 10 B8 , Kehua Road South, Wuhou District, Chengdu.(Juction of Kehua Road South and South Railway Station Road East Near the 2.5 Ring Road Bus Station and 500m from the Angel Hospital)
Tel: 028-69281788 028-68964382