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Five Veggie Restaurants for Father’s Day

Got a vegetarian dad? Go green this Sunday and treat them to a meat-free meal.


PUBLISHED : Friday, 17 June, 2016, 6:24pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:11pm

Grassroots Pantry
A destination of wellness and comfort, Grassroots Pantry is an ideal place to dig into some elevated classics made with farm-fresh and seasonal ingredients that are entirely amenable to all your dietary preferences, from their popular mixed mushroom linguine to their Hainanese tofu rice. Dad can finish off his meal with a Papa’s Day Off cocktail (made with Don Papa Rum, lemongrass tea, house milk, banana and maple syrup) while you pat yourself on the back for a dad’s day done right. 108 Hollywood Rd., Sheung Wan, 2873-3353

OVOCafe is a perfect spot to grab a casual coffee, lunch or brunch while taking in the city. The promised land for the Ovo-Lacto set, and an elegant and relaxed departure from the city’s Starbucks’, OVOCafe serves up a variety of fun salads and deliciously filling mains. Two locations: G/F, OVOMarket, 1 Wan Chai Rd., Wan Chai, 2527-6011; Shop 1, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Rd., Central, 2527-6077

Long Men Lou
(Chi Lin Vegetarian)
Celebrate with your dad at the most peaceful place in the city. Chi Lin Nunnery offers a full afternoon of quiet contemplation, fresh air, and inspiration in the painstakingly landscaped gardens and temple. For a meal that’s as soul-soothing as the stroll, their on-site restaurant, Long Men Lou, offers a table behind a waterfall, a much beloved menu of meatless Guangdong family-style dishes, and a soundtrack of peaceful chants. Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Rd., Diamond Hill, 3658-9388

The vegetarian restaurant that’s taking a bold and strong step into the carnivorous world of fine dining is proving that you don’t need a steak for a meaty bite (turns out, a mushroom will do, if it’s slathered in butter soy sauce and, like a juicy rib-eye, grilled to perfection). For a refined dining experience that’ll make you forget all about meat, check out this new, industrial-chic Kennedy Town hotspot. 150 Belcher’s St., Kennedy Town, 2872-8880

Pure Veggie House
This Buddhist vegetarian restaurant has turned into a family favorite for its elevated traditional dishes: They make up for the lack of meat by packing their classic tofu rolls and hot and sour soup with a world of flavor. A dim sum meal to delight any dad, especially a meat-free one. 3/F, Coda Plaza, 51 Garden Rd., Mid-Levels, 2525-0552