China Vegetarian Tours
Looking for the best vegetarian vacations in China? Easy Tour China has carefully arranged China tours for vegetarians and vegans with acceptable cuisine. Eating out while traveling as a vegetarian won’t be tricky; instead, you can enjoy drool-worthy vegan foods, awe-inspiring destinations and incredible cultures.
Previously most Chinese vegetarians are Buddhists & Taoist; but now more and more Chinese people want to keep healthy and fit, which makes the vegetarian food popular in the country. By 2018, there have been more than 50 million veggies in China, and the number is still increasing. And the vast land of China offers many fresh vegetables, seasonal fruits, noodles, rice, tofu and varied yummy dishes that are all fine for vegetarians.
On our private guided vegetarian food tours of China, you don't need to worry about anything which includes eating. There’s a whole range of perfect solutions if you’d like to focus on a meat-free trip. We select clean and highly rated vegetarian restaurants at every destination, which serve true vegetarian delicacies. Furthermore, your local guide will escort you to discover and sample a wide array of unique vegan snacks and street foods at the traditional wet market and back streets, making your vegetarian travel to China full of gastronomic delights.
The other wonderful thing about your vegetarian and vegan vacations in China, of course, is that immersive cultural exploration and real life adventure are always on the menu.
Tailor-madeDespite the listed private vegetarian tours, we can also customize your own unique trip of China based on your interests and budget.
Veggie RestaurantsEnjoy tasty meat-free diet that highlight the distinctive local cuisine and lifestyle, and still pay much attention on dietary nourishment.
Amazing ExperienceYou’re going to experience ancient ruins, historical palaces and streets, beautiful nature, striking urban landscape, local market, everyday new life…
Responsible TravelWe carefully plan the more green vegetarian tours to contribute meaningfully to the local environment, people and animals.
Best Vegetarian Tours in China
- Eat your way through Beijing, Shanghai & Suzhou, combining sightseeing with vegan food.
- Explore the Great Wall & Forbidden City, listen to the legends & stories hidden in the backstreets of hutong.
- Continue your vegan travel fun to Suzhou, where the traditional gardens will amaze you.
- Explore sustainable Chinese cuisine through the country on this vegetarian vacation.
- Admire the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors and other wonders in Beijing & Xian.
- Relax & recharge with vegetarian delicacies in Guilin & Yangshuo, while taking in karst scenery.
- Visit world heritages: West Lake & Suzhou classical garden, when experiencing the metropolitan Shanghai.
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FAQ about Vegetarian Travel in China
Is China vegetarian friendly? Can a vegetarian survive in China?
Yes. While the Chinese conception of vegetarianism may not be the same yours (so you have to make sure the dishes you order are true vegetarian), the vegetarian food is surely widely available in the country, including vegan dishes, noodles, rice, tofu, vegetables, fruits, vegan dumpling, vegan steam bun, dim sum, etc.
What are the most vegetarian-friendly travel destinations in China?
Vegetarian food is now very common and available in most Chinese cities. There is a wide spectrum of choices of vegan and vegetarian restaurants in big cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and tourist cities like Guilin, Xian and Lhasa. There are great buffets and A-La-carte menu, at varied levels of prices. We can hand-pick for you the best vegetarian restaurants with gourmet treats.
One thing to note is that Chinese vegetarian food has good taste, while some dishes will resemble a type of meat or seafood. Just feel free to try.
The tours we craft for vegetarian travelers are entirely vegan and as far as possible include all-vegan restaurants in each destination. The hotels offer vegan options for breakfast, but not every item is vegan. We may leave some meals for your own arrangement, so that you can explore the local yummy vegan food on your own (your travel consultant of ETC, or local guide will give you useful advice).
Do the hotels in China provide vegetarian breakfast?
You can have vegan breakfast in China. Most four and five-star rated hotels in China provide buffet breakfast, with fruit, salad, porridge, coffee, juice, dim-sum, bread, noodles, etc. that you may enjoy. You are also encouraged to try soybean milk, offered by hotel or sold at the breakfast stalls.
What are the most recommended vegetarian dishes/food in China?
Drinks & street food: soymilk, beancurd jelly (tofu pudding), vegetarian steamed bun, vegetable dumpling, vegetable fried rice, egg and tomato noodles, fruit, nuts, etc.
Classic vegetarian dishes: Mapo tofu, home-style tofu, mushroom dish, sauteed eggplant with beans, eggpant with peppers and potato, crushed cucumber with Garlic, cabbage fried with Chilli, cold side dishes, vegetables, etc. Check the Most Popular Vegetarian Chinese Food
Can you arrange Buddhist temple restaurant with vegan food?
Yes. There are Buddhist temple restaurants in cities and some remote areas where we can arrange you vegan diet. Besides, you may experience yourself the quiet Buddhist life.
How to say “I don’t eat meat/I am a vegetarian/I eat vegetarian food” in Chinese?
● I am a vegetarian. (我吃素。 Wǒ chīsù.)
● I don’t eat meat. (我不吃任何肉类。Wǒ bùchī rènhé ròulèi.)
● I don’t eat milk, cheese, butter, eggs, honey, or lard.
(我不吃牛奶、奶酪、黄油、鸡蛋、蜂蜜、猪油。Wǒ bùchī niúnǎi, nǎilào, huángyóu, jīdàn, fēngmì, zhūyóu. )
Are vegan foods/meals available on train and flight?
● Bring your own fruit, vegetarian food. There’s a dinning cart on Chinese train, sometimes there would be something suitable to eat, but most of time not available.
● Some packaged toufu, biscuits for sale also contain meat flavouring, be careful before buying;
● Reserve vegetarian meals on flight if you book tickets in advance.
● Consider bringing a small jar of peanut butter, crackers, granola bars, and snack mix to help tide you over until you can find some food after you land.