This City is the Most Vegan-Friendly in Asia

This City is the Most Vegan-Friendly in Asia

Taipei’s vegan scene is the most dynamic in Asia, thanks to numerous restaurants that offer cutting-edge vegan meals and a powerful community of animal advocates—which is why the city has earned the top spot on PETA Asia’s list of the Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Cities in Asia.

“Taipei’s vegan cuisine covers every craving, from meaty burgers and tiramisu to filet mignon and Taiwan’s popular pineapple cake—all 100 percent meat-, egg-, and dairy- free,” says PETA Asia’s Vice President of International Campaigns Jason Baker. “PETA is showering praise on this rainy metropolis for its cruelty-free fare, which satisfies hungry diners, helps the environment, and spares animals suffering.”

Taipei is the Most Vegan-friendly City in Asia. Image: PETA Asia
Taipei is the Most Vegan-friendly City in Asia. Image: PETA Asia


Included among Taipei’s all-vegan eateries are Ooh Cha Cha—where compassionate diners can get everything from a “bacon and cheese” burger and Caesar salad to Vietnamese bánh mì, among other delicious dishes—and Soul R. Vegan Café, which offers matcha-and-walnut waffles drizzled with chocolate sauce, black pepper vegan sirloin steak, Italian fried “prawns,” and even nondairy caramel crème brûlée. Foodies can also hit up About Animals—which serves vegan burgers with wasabi mayo as well as “hot dogs” and “bacon” sandwiches—and Vege Creek, which makes a customisable Taiwanese-style soup. Loving Hut offers kimchi hot pots, mixed-grill skewers, and a variety of nondairy cheesecakes, while VegeTable prepares meat-free Japanese-style dishes.

Oh Cha Cha Vegan Menu. Image: Oh Cha Cha
Ooh Cha Cha Vegan Menu. Image: Ooh Cha Cha


Decadent vegan desserts abound at Fresh Bakery & Cafe Taipei—the city’s first vegan bakery, which creates scrumptious Black Forest gâteau and coffee cakes and even “cheese”-stuffed breads and red-bean mooncakes—and at Vegan Heaven, which stuns visitors with its macaroons, lemon-and-salted-caramel chocolate tarts, raspberry mousse, and veganized version of Taiwan’s famous pineapple cake. The sweet treats continue with vegan biscuits and brownies at Green Bakery and cupcakes galore at Mianto.

Singapore came second, followed by Chiang Mai (Thailand), Makati (Philippines), Bengaluru (India), Hong Kong, Bangkok (Thailand), Bali (Indonesia), Hồ Chí Minh City (Vietnam) and Shanghai (China) in the tenth place.

Source : Vegan Planet

Indah Gilang Pusparani

Indah is a researcher at Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Penelitian dan Pengembangan Daerah Kota Cirebon (Regional Development Planning and Research Agency of Cirebon Municipality). She covers More international relations, tourism, and startups in Southeast Asia region and beyond. Indah graduated from MSc Development Administration and Planning from University College London, United Kingdom in 2015. She finished bachelor degree from International Relations from University of Indonesia in 2014, with two exchange programs in Political Science at National University of Singapore and New Media in Journalism at Ball State University, USA. She was awarded Diplomacy Award at Harvard World Model United Nations and named as Indonesian Gifted Researcher by Australian National University. She is Researcher at Regional Planning Board in Cirebon, West Java. She previously worked as Editor in Bening Communication, the Commonwealth Parliament Association UK, and diplomacy consulting firm Best Delegate LLC in USA. Less
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