Vegan Food Guide to Sapa Vietnam

Finding vegan food in Sapa Vietnam is easier than you think with a diverse range of vegan and vegetarian friendly cafes and restaurants

Nestled in the stunning landscapes of northern Vietnam, six hours by bus from Hanoi and close to the Chinese border, Sapa not only captivates you with its unique scenery but also excites taste buds with many plant based options.

Even if your accommodation is in the Muong Hoa Valley on the outskirts of Sapa, you’ll find restaurants with vegan friendly options nearby.

Try traditional Vietnamese dishes with a vegan twist like Banh Mi, Pho and Bun Cha to other cuisines like pancakes, fettuccine alfredo and pumpkin soup.

Keep on reading to find out where you can eat vegan and vegetarian food in Sapa Vietnam. I visited in November 2023 so these are all up to date.

If you’re travelling to other cities in Vietnam, don’t forget to check out my vegan food guides for these cities:

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Da Nang and Phong Nha 


THONG DONG VEGAN KITCHEN

This restaurant has two branches in Sapa. They are solely vegan and you could easily eat all your meals here! Breakfast, lunch and dinner! They are more expensive than other restaurants around but the quality of the food is incredible!

Highlights: Breakfast Pancakes, Creamy Pasta



ANDEE SAPA RESTAURANT

If you want a vegan friendly restaurant with an extremely friendly golden retriever dog who wants pats and cuddles and love and will sit near your feet the whole time you have lunch or dinner then this is the place to go! 

Highlights: Vegetarian Fried Rice, Curry Potato


LANG CHAY RESTAURANT & COFFEE

If you’re trekking around the Muong Hoa Valley in Sapa, this is the perfect place to stop for vegan friendly food and one of the beautiful views you will ever see!

Highlights: Rice in Bamboo, Papaya Salad

Early morning view at Lang Chay Restaurant

GOOD MORNING VIETNAM

Located near the centre of Sapa and close to the road to Cat Cat Village, this is a nice place to visit for dinner or lunch. 

Highlights: Curry Vegetable and Rice (one of the most delicious meals I’ve ever had!)

Curry Vegetable at Good Morning Vietnam

 LADYBIRD CAFE

Located right next to the minibuses to Lao Cai and opening at 6:30am, this is the perfect place to get breakfast before you hop on the bus to Lao Cai train station (and then on to Bac Ha to see the Water Buffalo Market and the Traditional Sunday Market!).

Highlights: Banh Mi Chay

The front entrance of Ladybird Cafe

MOMENT ROMANTIC

A short walk up a hill from Sapa main square, this restaurant has such a lovely vibe and the staff are so friendly. 

Highlights: Vegetable Fried Rice, Fried Tofu with Tomato, French Fries

Vegetable Fried Rice at Moment Romantic

VIETTREKKING COFFEE

One of the most famous cafes and views in all of Sapa, this is a great place to go and get a drink, watch the scenery and wait for the amazing train to Fansipan go past. 

Highlights: Peach and Grapefruit Tea


Always check out Happy Cow before you travel! I make sure to look on Google Maps too and type in “vegan” to see what pops up because not all restaurants are accepted on Happy Cow so this is a great option to find other vegan friendly restaurants 

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