Yummy Vegan House 芽米屋: Veggies on the MRT

There are some nice looking vegan dishes at Yummy House 芽米屋 in Taipei.

There are some nice looking vegan dishes at Yummy Vegan House 芽米屋 in Taipei.

If you ask people what’s near Qiyan Station in Taipei, the answer will probably be unanimous: nothing.  It’s not exactly a tourist destination, especially with the more alluring sights of Beitou right around the corner.  However, all places have a hidden treasure or two, and Yummy Vegan House 芽米屋 is one of those.  This nice vegan cafe is tucked right next to the busy MRT line and has some tasty eats.  Check out more info after the jump.

Yummy Vegan House is a hardcore vegan cafe.  No meat, no eggs, no honey.  This lead me to googling “why can’t vegans eat honey?” and I now have a greater sympathy for the plight of bees.  Since it’s a cafe-style restaurant, it doesn’t have a huge variety of dishes, but there are still some interesting options.  And cheap!  Most dishes are around 100 NT and are quite filling.  It will be hard to leave here without a few side dishes and desserts.

I’ve been here twice, so I’ve had a few bites of different entrees.  The pine nut noodles with sesame oil in the header picture was quite excellent and I can see myself ordering it again.  If you’re really hungry, you can get sixteen dumplings for 130 NT.  That’s hard to beat, especially considering their quality.  And of course, I couldn’t leave without eating the brownie.  At 45Nt, it seems disproportionately pricey, but it’s still very good.  Some could find it too dry, but I find it a good alternative.

If you’re in the area, Yummy Vegan House is a nice, cheap place to grab a bite to eat.  Check out some photos.

If you follow the trail from Beitou MRT, you can reach Yummy House at the end of the sidewalk.

If you follow the trail from Beitou MRT, you can reach Yummy House at the end of the sidewalk.

No squirrels are served here.

No squirrels are served here.

A shot of the outside.

A shot of the outside.

A poorly angled view of the menu.  There are mostly rice and noodle dishes.

A poorly angled view of the menu. There are mostly rice and noodle dishes.

Noodles are hiding under the carrots and tofu.

Noodles are hiding under the carrots and tofu.

A fanciful looking curry rice dish.

A fanciful looking curry rice dish.

Sixteen plump dumplings can make for a big lunch.

Sixteen plump dumplings can make for a big lunch.

The brownie is worth trying for chocolate aficionados.

The brownie is worth trying for chocolate aficionados.

A soymilk banana shake.  A bit thin, but still good.

A soymilk banana shake. A bit thin, but still good.

If you're avoiding chocolate, the apple cake is worthwhile.

If you’re avoiding chocolate, the apple cake is worthwhile.

Location

1F., No.218, Sec. 1, Zhongyang S. Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei City 112, Taiwan 台北市北投區中央南路一段218號 (Qiyan MRT, also accessible by following the MRT track from Beitou MRT towards Qiyan)

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Posted on November 3, 2014, in Restaurants, Taipei, Vegetarian and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Wow! I’ve always been a bit worried about the idea of travelling as a vegan but maybe it isn’t as impossible as I have let myself believe. Thanks 🙂

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