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Vegetarian Restaurants in Kunming

The Buddhist culture in China is ubiquitous. So are temples and vegetarian restaurants. Only in Kunming, ther are already dozens of restaurants where all kind of meat is replaed by other ingredients as tofu and flour-breaded vegetables. The taste often comes close to a meat dish, the look anyway.

We list up 10 recommended vegetarian restaurants in Kunming with all their coordinates. Enjoy!

 

The Green Garden Vegetarian Restaurant (General)
No animal products (meat, eggs, milk), no artificial spices, no MSG, no additives
Buffet at the first floor and delicate vegetarian dishes at the second floor
Size: 96 seats plus two compartments that can serve 10 people each
Add: Shop No.121, Mengjingxincheng Residential Quarter
Tel: 0871-6839 1324, 158 8714 3396
Business hours: 11:00-21:00
Public bus No. 61, K1, 79, stop at Linyun Road

 

The Green Garden Vegetarian Restaurant (Kundu Outlet)
No animal products (meat, eggs, milk), no artificial spices, no MSG, no additives
Kunming local snacks such as Malatang hotpot, assorted rice noodle, rice noodle with tofu pudding, vegetarian spring rolls, steamed stuffed buns, taro rolls and fried Erkuai rice cake. For cooking materials, the restaurant gives priority to ecological food (e.g. the rice). 
Size: 92 seats plus two compartments that can serve 10 people each
Add: 125 Xinwen Rd
Tel: 0871-6536 3897, 153 6820 7243
Business hours: 11:00-21:00
Public bus No. 141, 90, 127, 64, 97,22, stop at Xinwen Road Crossing

 

Sino-Agriculture Vegetarian Restaurant
No animal products (meat, eggs, milk), no artificial spices, no MSG, no additives, only few oil and sugar
All of the vegetables processed and served in this restaurant are supplied by an ecological plantation located in Dianwei which is a protected area and water source. The vegetarian “meat” dishes are made from soybean protein, taro and mushrooms.
Size: 130 seats and 2 compartments
Add: 2/F, Xingjie Building, 158 Wuyi Rd
Tel: 0871-6363 2288-1
Business hours: 09:00-20:00
Public bus No. 95, 120, stop at Yunnan Provincial Herbalist Hospital, No. 84, 10, 98, 66, 26, 82,5, stop at Yunnan Artistic House then walk about 300 metres.

 

Ruru Vegetarian Restaurant
No animal products (meat, eggs, milk), no artificial spices, no MSG, no additives
It serves over 20 courses of vegetarian dishes. For dinner, you can enjoy the buffet, a la carte or hotpot. The mushroom-stuffed bun, dumpling and bean jelly in this restaurant are very nice.
Add: 31, Hepingnan Rd, Hepingcun (near Kunming China International Travel Service)
Tel: 0871-6318 5234
Business hours: 09:30-14:00 17:00-21:00
Public bus No. 98, 111, stop at Beijing Road Crossing (South Ring Rd); 26, 52, 57, 67, A2, 162, stop at Hepingxincun (South Rind Rd); 2, 23, 47, 83, 236, stop at Hepingxincun (Beijing Road)

 

Suzhiyuan Vegetarian Restaurant
No animal products (meat, eggs, milk), no artificial spices, no MSG, no additives
Yunnan-flovour rice noodle with tofu pudding, vegetarian bean vermicelli, mushrooms, and sesame-scented fillets
Size: 150 seats and 8 separate compartments
Add: 18 Yunrui East Rd (near Jingxing Market)
Tel: 158 0882 5996
Business hours: 10:30-14:00 16:30-21:00
Public bus No. 1, 2, 54, 56, 61, 69, 119, 125, K2, stop at Confucian Temple or Wuyi Road

 

SuXinSu Vegetarian Restaurant
No animal products (meat, eggs, milk)
Ecological food; wild mushrooms from Wutai Mt, wild ginseng fruits from Tibet, jujube from Xinjiang, wild mushroom from Yunnan, and fresh homemade cooking oil.
Size: 74 seats and 3 separate compartments
Add: 9-10, section C, pedestrian street, Beichen Residential Quarter.
Tel: 0871-6572 4222
Business hours: 11:00-14:00 17:00-21:00
Public bus No. 25, 67, stop at Beichenzhong Road

 

DengHuoLanShan Vegetarian Restaurant
No animal products (meat, eggs)
Exquisite vegetarian delicacies with an ambience of reading, tea tasting and Buddhism. You need to reserve a day in advance.
Add: 101, Building 4, Hanyuan Section, Jinjiang Residential Quarter (gate No.4), Beijing Rd
Tel: 153 6809 9037
Business hour: 09:30-21:00
Public bus No. 23, 25, 79, 96, K1, stop at Linyuqiao

 

Tai Tian Zhen Vegetarian Restaurant
No animal products (meat, eggs), no alcohol, no smoking, no MSG, no artificial spices 
The environment is refreshing because nearly a thousand potted plants are arranged in the restaurant, and all the dishes served are cooked remaining primitive to the largest degree.
Size: 120 seats and 2 compartments
Add: Kunming Xiongda Tea Market
Tel: 0871-6512 9920
Business hours: 11:30-21:00
Public bus No. 23, 25, 96, K1, stop at Jinxing Overpass

 

The Bamboo Temple Vegetarian Restaurant
This small restaurant is located inside the Bamboo Temple, serving authentic vegetarian dishes such as spring rolls. If visitors like to have a vegetarian meal after visiting the temple, this authentic place is a great addition to the the temple!
Add: Bamboo Temple
Tel: 0871-6818 1881
Public bus No C63, stop at Bamboo Temple

 

Subingfang Vegetarian Pastries Shop
No animal products (meat, eggs, milk), no artificial spices, no MSG, no additives
This pastry shop has assorted vegetarian pastries, bread and non-sugar cakes
Add: 86, Luofeng St (near Yuantong Temple)
Tel: 137 5947 4646
Public bus No. 125, 187, stop at Luofeng Street

 

Do you need more ideas for what to eat while in Yunnan and Kunming? Have a look at our meals section and/or contact us directly for more information on meals during your Yunnan trip. Specifically for foodies: check out our 9 days Culinary Adventure Tour throughout Yunnan!