The Case for a Vegan World

One of the most popular vegetarian restaurants in Shanghai is Jujube Tree. Among westerners, it is also known by its uninspiring English name Vegetarian Lifestyle; you can read a review here.

The restaurant features a traditional vegetarian Chinese menu with some simulated meats made to resemble pork, beef, duck, etc. Eggs are not used in preparation, but gluten is often used as a substitute, and there is rice. If you wish to avoid gluten, then you should ask your hostess what dishes you should avoid.

Dinners average 40 -100 yuan per person. A set lunch is available for 20 yuan. There are three restaurants in the Shanghai area. Reservations for eight or more people are required; please note that because of good business they only hold reservations no more than 10 minutes, so try to be punctual!

  • (Huaihai restaurant; near Xintiandi) 上海市卢湾区嵩山路77号(上海皇宫内)First Floor, No. 77, Songshan Rd., Shanghai Tel:+21-63848000
  • (Gubei restaurant) 上海市长宁区黄金城道848号(古北新区内) No.848 Huangjincheng Rd.Shanghai, Tel: 021—62751798
  • (Jiangning restaurant) 上海市静安区奉贤路258号(美琪戏院旁)No.258 Fengxian Rd.Shanghai, Tel: 021—62157566

The group has now become a successful chain, and has opened new restaurants in Ningbo and Chengdu.

If you like to cook, you can use Serenity Seitan, Shanghai's original all natural seitan. You can find more information at It's also available for delivery on Fields and Kate and Kimi.