Two vegetarian restaurants in Vietnam break into global Tripadvisor list

Two vegetarian restaurants in Vietnam break into global Tripadvisor list

The outdoor space of Hum Vegetarian restaurant on Vo Van Tan Street in HCMC’s District 3. Photo courtesy of Hum.

Two restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City and Hoi An have been named among the world’s 25 best vegetarian joints as voted by Tripadvisor readers.

Hum Vegetarian on Vo Van Tan Street in HCMC’s District 3 ranked 10th while Vegan Zone on Nguyen Duy Hieu Street in the ancient town of Hoi An secured the 20th place in the annual Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best list for vegetarian restaurants.

Tripadvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the winners, taking into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by its readers over a 12-month period.

Hum Vegetarian has three outlets at 32 Vo Van Tan, 2 Thi Sach, and 32 D10 streets.

Its highlights include wooden and eco-friendly furnishings.

The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating and is capable of serving 100 customers at once.

Brown rice in lotus leaf, pineapple fried rice, and square deep-fried spring rolls are signature dishes at Hum, with prices ranging from VND100,000 to 300,000 ($4.37-13.12) a dish.

“Excellent food and ambience. A must visit,” a Tripadvisor reader wrote.

Around one kilometer from iconic Pagoda Bridge in Hoi An, Vegan Zone is furnished with dark wooden and eco-centered decor. Mandalas are painted on the walls, along with lights housed in woven baskets, adding a rustic touch.

Its signature dishes include lemongrass tofu, tempeh roll, vegan curry and eggplant crepe, with prices ranging from VND40,000 to 165,000.

“Amazing food, exceeded expectations and fantastic staff,” a Tripadvisor reader commented.

Vegan Beat in Greece was ranked the best spot by Tripadvisor readers, followed by Blu Bar in Spain and Cosmic Kitchen in the U.K.