Love Vegetarian (北京素势代祥茹蔬食餐厅)

  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Beijing/Beijing Duck
5 Songyu Bei Lu

As if the name isn’t enough, on the wall hangs a sign with a ‘Loving Reminder’ that one should ‘Live the easy and decent life’. A meal here will put one in the mood to do exactly that.

The food, rather than suffering from the blandness that characterises so many vegetarian institutions in Beijing, tastes like proper Chinese food should: full of flavour, colour and texture. Spicy fried black poplar mushrooms (36RMB) exudes a meatiness that should satisfy carnivores, and bamboo shoots with needle mushrooms (26RMB) is equally worth ordering.

Avoid the smoked fish. A small shop at the entrance sells mock meats and other vegetarian foods. Great location for a break from Panjiayuan shopping.

Venue name: Love Vegetarian (北京素势代祥茹蔬食餐厅)
Opening hours: 9.30am-9.30pm daily
English address: 5 Songyu Bei Lu, Chaoyang district
Chinese address: 朝阳区松榆北路5号金利大楼
  • 4 out of 5 stars