5 New Veggie Spots in Da Nang to Check Out
Before moving to Vietnam I heard mixed reviews about the vegan selections here. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I came with an open heart and mind and figured if it’s too bad I could always just cook at home. Da Nang is growing rapidly and there are new veggie places popping up about every month. I took a few weeks to try them all out and I was very impressed with the new selection of chay restaurants. My favorite Vietnamese dish is currently the banh xeo which is a crispy crepe filled with veggies then wrapped in rice paper and dipped in sweet and sour sauce. Yummm! My favorite place to get this dish is
Da Nang is known for their fresh seafood but there’s a huge Buddhist community so there’s also plenty of veggie places with traditional Vietnamese dishes and also Western cuisine at any budget. You can find these just about everywhere. Many of these places are not fancy at all and are often in a family’s home with tables and chairs out from, these dishes start at about 15k.
Depending on what you’re looking for there is something for everyone. Here are five new spots that have recently opened in Da Nang, Vietnam. New spots are opening almost monthly and I hope to try them all.
Chay means vegetarian so if you see this sign, stop on in.
Loving Vegan is a brand new veggie place that is fully vegan serving vietnamese dishes with a few Western dishes like burritos, gyros, fries and sandwiches. The cauliflower wings are out of this world. The sauce reminds me of the KFC honey BBQ wings back in ‘96. The other dishes were just okay so be sure to try those wings. I also heard the flan was very good but they were sold out so I wasn’t able to try it. The prices range between 35k - 60k. They also have a range of coffee and smoothies.
Open Mon-Sat 9:00am-9:00pm, Sun 4:00pm-9:00pm.
Must try : Cauliflower Wings & Coconut Flan
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Good for working but not many plugs
Jungle House Plant-Based Cafe
This is another new vegan spot that just opened at few months ago. They have a small menu with Western items like mushroom pasta, waffles, spring rolls and pumpkin soup. My favorite dish is the “Salmon bagel” it’s made with fermented carrots and is very flavorful. There’s mostly outside seating and not many tables so it’s not ideal for working.
Hit : Smoked Salmon Bagel & Nice Cream
Miss: Cinnamon Rolls - they are hard.
Be sure to bring cash as they don’t take cards.
Delivery available on Now.com
Roots is a vegetarian cafe that opened summer 2018 in the An Thuong area, Da Nang. Offers western style foods and drinks, including kombucha, cold-pressed juices, smoothie bowls, buddha bowls, and wraps using chemical-free produce. Roots also sells eco-friendly household items and food products like nutritional yeast, kombucha, apple cider vinegar and nuts. .It’s a cute little cafe with outside seating and a cute swing inside. They also sell items like nutritional yeast, kombucha, apple cider vinegar and nuts.
Open Mon-Sun 8:30am-10:00pm.
Hit : Smoothie bowls, Jackson burger.
Miss: Sweet potato fries they are bland and dry.
Not a good spot to work but perfect for lunch.
Mud Bistro is another new vegan spot that opened up in May 2019. Warm atmosphere with tranquil music, wooden tables and chairs, a photo gallery and a wide drinks menu. They sell traditional vietnamese dishes like Pho, as well as some Western dishes like waffles which are gluten free and avocado toast. Expect to pay an average of 90-120 thousand for a dish (89 a Pho), 35-60 for a coffee and 65-90 for a healthy drink. This is a good spot to bring a vegan on a date.
Hit : Waffles, caesar salad and pho
Miss: I have'’t had anything I did not like.
Open Mon 7:00am-10:00pm, Tue 7:00am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm, Wed-Thu 7:00am-10:00pm, Fri-Sun 7:00am-12:00am.
Wifi and good for working but not many plugs.
Delivery available on Facebook messenger.
Moon Villa Restaurant & Bar
Moon Villa is the newest restaurant on this list as it just opened up a month ago serving traditional Vietnamese dishes They are a part of a hotel so if you have a large party please call ahead with your order. The food was very good but it took a long time for us to get our food as each dish came out separately.
Hit : Creamy Mushroom Pasta, bahn xeo
Miss : Ginger tea it’s too sweet.