Taiwan is a vegetarian’s paradise. It is estimated that there are over three million vegetarians in Taiwan, accounting for 12 to 13 percent of the total population. From fine dining establishments, home-style eateries and buffet restaurants, to night market stalls and convenience stores, plant-based or vegetarian dishes can be seen everywhere.
In recent years, vegetarianism has become a popular lifestyle choice and attitude. Not only are consumers pursuing a simple, natural, and vegetable-forward food culture, chefs are also giving vegetarianism a makeover by breaking away from the framework of traditional vegetarian cooking, seeking ways to present the true flavors of ingredients through different cuisines.
Within the MICHELIN Guide Taipei & Taichung, apart from restaurants listed under the “vegetarian” category, there are also many vegetarian-friendly restaurants — from French and Cantonese to Taiwanese and other cuisines — that can meet your dietary preferences and offer a diverse, vegetarian-friendly dining experience.
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This article was written by MICHELIN Guide Taipei & Taichung and translated by Iris Wong. The original article can be viewed here.