Contrary to what some believe, vegetarian dining in China is actually quite easy. These Beijing vegetarian restaurants are beloved by vegetarians and meat eaters alike for their tasty and healthy dishes, and relaxing environments.
Baihe Vegetarian Restaurant 百合素食View In Map
One of the most famous vegetarian restaurants in the capital, Baihe has long been committed to helping people "eat healthier and live longer." In addition to providing its customers with some of the most sumptuous dishes ever crafted out of tofu, Baihe also has an elegant, traditional environment filled with ancient Chinese flavor.
Famous Dishes: pumpkin soup, vegetarian intestines, chicken legs, yam soup, sweet tofu sausages
Price: 60 RMB/person
Address: New South Gate of Summer Palace, Beijing 北京市海淀区颐和园新建宫门南门
Getting There: Bus 374, 437
Cihai Suxin 慈海素心View In Map
Cihai is currently Beijing's largest vegetarian restaurant at over a thousand square meters. The interior is designed in a Buddhist style and stays quiet despite its large number of customers.
Famous Dishes: boiled fish, Zen food, pocket tofu
Price: 86 RMB/person
Address: 103 Di'anmen Xidajie, Xicheng District, Beijing 北京市西城区地安门西大街103号
Getting there: Take bus 13, 850, 107, 118, 823, 111 or 810 to Dongguanfang.
Hetang Yuese (Lotus in Moonlight) 荷塘月色View In Map
Hetang is located in the Liufang Nanli complex and makes food that is normally eaten in monasteries. With room for over 150 people, this would be a great place to host a large gathering of your friends or business partners. They offer classic vegetarian dishes alongside modern western recipes.
Famous dishes: jieyuan life lengthening fruit, jiqing youyu, fresh reed roots, pearl screen jade, gumu fengchun, hetangbanyue, xuezhong songtan, hongyu cangjin, guozai xiangyu
Cost: 80 RMB/person
Address: Chaoyang District, Liufang Nanli, Bldg 12 北京市朝阳区柳芳南里12号楼
Getting There: Take bus 104 to Liufangdongkou; or bus 18 to Zuojiazhuang
Pure Lotus (Jingxinlian) 净心莲View In Map
A perennial favorite among vegetarians, Pure Lotus is filled with a lovely sandalwood scent. Its elegant dining arrangements make a perfect escape from the clamor of the big city. Curtains separate the tables and Tibetan paintings adorn the walls.
Famous dishes: youyizhi zen food, vegetable curry, vegetarian hand rolls
Address: West of the Ministry of Agriculture of China, Northeast corner of Changhong Bridge, East 3rd Ring Road, Chaoyong District, Beijing 北京市朝阳区东三环长虹桥东北角，中国农业部西侧，汉庭快捷酒店南。
Take subway line 10 to get off at Tuanjiehu Station, exit B 地铁10号线团结湖站下车B口出
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