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  • Duli

    • Address
      38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu
      东湖路38号, 近新乐路
    • Phone
      3363 2156

    Duli is founded by a group of people who want to prove that pure plant based food can actually be tasty, while also being good for the environment and animal welfare. Duli is inspired by the flavors of Sichuan where Duli’s founder used to live, creating Asian... Read more

  • If Vegan

    • Address
      2/F, 408 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu
      陕西北路408号2楼, 近北京西路
    • Phone
      6377 6999

    Mixed Western and Chinese options availalble here, from braised eggplant with soy to quinoa salad and vegan pizza, and the veggie spring rolls pictured above. Nice touch: iPad menus with pictures and (very welcome) English options. Read more

  • Green Friday (Puhuitang Lu)

    • Address
      1/F, Bldg 1, 50 Puhuitang Lu, near Caoxi Bei Lu
      蒲汇塘路50号1栋1楼, 近漕溪北路
    • Phone
      180 1921 8187

    This used to be a vegetarian-friendly restaurant that also did decidedly non-vegetarian things like grilled salmon salad and steaks. Now Green Friday now only serves vegan food, using plant-based meat alternatives for dishes like Mexican salad (78rmb) or pandan... Read more

  • Pure & Whole (Shanghai Centre)

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    • Address
      Shanghai Center 1/F, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
      南京西路1376号104座, 近西康路
    • Phone
      6289 8316

    Pure & Whole has been around for around a decade. Solid, dependable option, it's a Western-style vegetarian restaurant with things like salads, wraps, veg burgers, and pastas as well as smoothies and cleansing drinks. Read more

  • Vege Good

    • Address
      Zhonghai Huanyuhui, 1/F, 411 Madang Lu, near Jianguo Dong Lu
      马当路411号1楼, 近建国东路
    • Phone
      6333 6002

    Vege Good is a stylish and modern vegetarian restaurant with a broad menu, serving everything from mock duck soup to Italian-style pastas and fruit smoothies. Read more

  • Godly Vegetarian (Wuyuan Lu)

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    • Address
      303 Wuyuan Lu, near Wukang Lu
      五原路303号, 近武康路
    • Phone
      6471 8909

    GODLY is Shanghai's OG vegetarian restaurant -- it's been around since 1922. The famous writer Lu Xun visited this place in the early '20s. As the place and concept grew in popularity, Godly expanded into chain restaurants and veggie snack specialty stores. Strong,... Read more

  • Green Vege Cafe

    • Address
      3/F, 697 Zhongshan Nan Er Lu, near Dong'An Lu
      中山南二路697号3楼, 近东安路
    • Phone
      6067 2555

    Clean, bright, and friendly vegetarian eatery near the West Bund. They serve mushroom burgers, salads, pastas, flavorful fried rice dishes, and many types of appetizers and desserts. Read more

  • Vegan Delights

    • Address
      768 Xietu Lu, near Dapu Lu
      斜土路768号,近打浦路
    • Phone
      5302 7783

    Buddhist vegan Shanghainese restaurant that has been around for over a decade. They have dishes like “crab roe”, soy sauce “short ribs” and “squirrel fish” — so many air quotes — with nods to various classic Chinese dishes. There’s no animal products or any of the... Read more

  • Yi Ye Yi Shijie Vegan Hotpot

    • Address
      818 Mall, 5/F, 818 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu
      南京西路818号5楼, 近石门一路
    • Phone
      3353 0335

    A quiet vegan hotpot place just off Wujiang Lu. Soup base is made from Tibetan tea, mixed with Chinese dates, figs, and other herbs. The decor is muted and soothing, decorated with Tibetan Buddhist style ornaments without feeling too touristy. Read more

  • Maruyama

    • Address
      451 Dapu Lu, near Neihuan Gaojia Lu
      打浦路451号, 近内环高架路
    • Phone
      181 1735 7675

    Maruyama is the first — and currently the only — place in Shanghai for vegan sushi, vegan temaki sushi, vegan gyoza (Japanese potstickers) and many other vegan izakaya dishes. Shame it's in Pudong. Read more

  • Vegetarian Lifestyle (Jiangning)

    • Address
      258 Fengxian Lu, near Jiangning Lu
      奉贤路258号, 近江宁路
    • Phone
      6215 7566

    Known to some as Vegetarian Lifestyle, to others as Zaozi Shu, and others still as Jujube Tree, this popular vegetarian Chinese restaurant specializes in mock meat dishes. Read more

  • Wu Guan Tang

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    • Address
      349 Xinhua Lu, near Dingxi Lu
      五观堂素食, 新华路349号, 近定西路,
    • Phone
      6281 3695

    Serene and popular vegetarian option in a lane house on Xinhua Lu with a great hidden rooftop patio. The menu is full of inventive, seasonal dishes, and the food is thoughtful and full of flavor. You won't find mock meat in brown sauce or unidentifiable molecular... Read more

  • Godly Vegetarian (Nanjing Lu)

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    • Address
      445 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Chengdu Bei Lu
      南京西路445号
    • Phone
      6327 0218

    Around since 1922. Strong, strong flavors here (perhaps overwhelming for some), and a lot of mock meat. The branch on Nanjing Lu is the most popular one, dressed up in traditional stylings and rosewood furniture. They also have a branch on Wuyuan Lu. They also have... Read more

  • The Lakeside Veggie

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      2/F, 230 Ruiping Lu, near Kaibin Lu
      瑞平路230号2层, 近凯宾路
    • Phone
      3356 7008

    Vegetarian restaurant near West Bund. The name refers to the first one which opened on the banks of the West Lake in Hangzhou: this one's on the second floor of a shopping mall. They serve homey Jiangnan and Chinese dishes without much fake meat. Sweet-and-sour lotus... Read more

  • Yan Ge Ge

    • Address
      1/F, 800 Changde Lu, near Kangding Lu
      常德路800号1楼,近康定路
    • Phone
      6222 7217

    Jing'an vegetarian hotpot joint down an alley off Changde Lu. They serve organic veggie hotpot with their customized two-tier copper hotpot, in addition to Shanghai home-style dishes such as braised spring bamboo shoots with baiye (tofu skin knots), fried “hairy crab... Read more

  • Green Vege Cafe

    • Address
      Rm 301, 3/F, 699 Zhongshan Nan Er Lu, near Chuanchang Lu
      中山南二路699号正大乐城3-301室, 近船厂路
    • Phone
      6067 2555

    Vegan-friendly fast food restaurant severing veggie burgers, soy nuggets, sweet potato fries, soups, desserts, fully vegan options, and lacto ova fare. It is in a mall, and while we have not tried the food, reviews are positive. Read more

  • Fu He Hui

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    • Address
      1037 Yuyuan Lu, near Jiangsu Lu
      愚园路1037号, 近江苏路
    • Phone
      3980 9188

    Fortune, Harmony, Wisdom. These are the the translations of the three characters that comprise the name of this posh vegetarian Chinese restaurant. It's courtesy of restaurateur Fang Yuan and Tony Lu, the culinary brain trust behind the famed restaurants Fu 1039,... Read more

  • Veg Inn

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      1585 Huashan Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      华山路1585号, 近淮海中路
    • Phone
      6281 0108

    There's a really good vegetarian restaurant hidden in this apartment complex. The menu is handwritten, and the smell of sandalwood and sounds of Buddhist chants grab you as soon as you walk in. Exit Shanghai, enter Veggie Inn. The food is really good too. A monk... Read more

  • Organic Kitchen

    • Address
      1/F, 111 Yude Lu, near Zhongcao Lu
      裕德路111号1楼, 近中漕路
    • Phone
      400 820 3727

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  • Jen Dow

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    • Address
      2/F, 151-157 Yuyuan Lu, near Wanhangdu Lu
      愚园路151-157号2楼, 近万航渡路
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      5168 8077

    Jing'an Temple outsources their eatery to this Taiwanese chain. The shop is divided into three levels: a cafeteria on floor one with a great curry set and a bakery; floors two and three house fancier round tables and a proper sit-down restaurant atmosphere. It's... Read more

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