Incredible Vegan buns in Taipei!

Are you looking for delicious vegan buns in Taipei? Look no further. Liu-Jin Vegetarian Buns is a small shop that offers a huge variety of steamed vegan buns.

Incredible Vegan buns in Taipei- Liu-Jin Vegetarian Buns
Liu-Jin Vegetarian Buns


I stumbled upon this place by accident and I am so glad that I did. Their steamed buns are huge! They offer a great variety of fillings (sesame, red bean, cabbage, mushroom, etc.) and there is something for literally everyone. I greatly enjoyed every single one I got. That being said, I recommend getting the mushroom and vegetable one warm. The steamed bun with cabbage is fine both warm and cold.

Liu-Jin Vegetarian Buns
Liu-Jin Vegetarian Buns


Their steamed buns are super reasonably priced. Most of their steamed buns are NT $20 and they also offer a small bag with a mix of them for NT $50.

Liu-Jin Vegetarian Buns
Look at all those buns!

My top picks

I absolutely love steamed buns and would have tried them all if I would have been in Taipei for a little longer. I ended up trying quite a few of them though and these are my absolute favorites.

Sesame Bun

This is one of my favorite vegan buns in Taipei. It’s incredible! I had it warm and cold and love it. Their sesame buns are filled to the brim with sesame and absolutely delicious. If you are a lover of sesame then I highly recommend checking it out.

Liu-Jin Vegetarian Buns - Sesame
Sesame Bun

Mapo Tofu

This is one of my favorite steamed buns ever. We asked the man working on the day what his favorite steamed bun was and he pointed to Mapo Tofu. We got one and loved it so much that we got two more. Mapo tofu is a spicy and very popular Chinese dish from the Sichuan province and that’s exactly what you get .. just in a bun. If you are into spicy foods then I highly recommend it!

Liu-Jin Vegetarian Buns
Mapo Tofu Bun

Red Bean Bun

Their red bean bun appears to be super popular. Every single time I went they only had one left! The red bean bun is very filling, not overly sweet and has a really good texture. If you are into red bean buns then definitely check out this one!

Liu-Jin Vegetarian Buns - Red Bean
Red Bean Bun

Cabbage Bun

Their cabbage bun is perfect for lunch. Two of these are usually enough for me. They are so incredibly filling! I had their cabbage buns warm and cold and I love it. If you like cabbage then give this one a go.

Liu-Jin Vegetarian Buns - Cabbage
Cabbage Bun

Liu-Jin Vegetarian Buns is super close to BeiMen Feng LiBing (北門鳳李冰), a local ice cream shop, and Yiihotang, a vegan-friendly bakery.

Hours: Mon-Sun 7:30am-7:30am

Address: No. 40, Lane 216, Section 4, Zhongxiao East Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106

This was my post about the best place to grab vegan buns in Taipei, Liu-Jin Vegetarian Buns. If you happen to go, let me know how you like it!



  1. October 4, 2018 / 2:21 PM

    Thanks so much for this post, Nina! I’m in Taipei for some weeks and am on the look-out for good, simple vegan food. I’ve been here twice now, and I’m sure I wouldn’t have discovered it without your great write-up. Today I also tried Xiu Yuan Su Shi, where I loved the sesame noodles. Happy trails to you! šŸ™‚

    • Nina
      October 4, 2018 / 2:29 PM

      I am so thrilled that you stumbled upon my post! I also have a “Guide to Vegan food in Taipei” which will go live later today! šŸ™‚ Taipei is an incredible city for vegans! There’s such amazing food in Taipei! I am so thrilled that you gave the bun spot a try – they had some of the best ones I ever had! Yessss!! I am so happy to hear that you gave the noodles a try! Keep your eyes open for my guide – I included a few more places that I also highly recommend checking out! šŸ™‚

      • Sarah
        October 4, 2018 / 3:11 PM

        Super — I will definitely keep my eyes out! In the meantime, thanks again for all the good work that you are putting out there…and enjoy Thailand!! šŸ™‚

        • Nina
          October 4, 2018 / 3:27 PM

          I had so much fun in Taipei, enjoy the food! šŸ™‚ I have so much fun putting it all together! Those Taipei posts were some of my favorite to write. There were so many delicious spots! Thank you so much!

  2. Shar
    July 6, 2019 / 9:54 PM

    Hey Nina,

    I stumbled upon your post when I was googling vegan food in Taipei. I am planning on going in November and was wondering how far this place would be from Taipei 101. Thank you for making an informative post!

    • Nina
      July 7, 2019 / 2:22 PM

      Hi Shar! According to Google Maps it’s a 22 minute long walk! šŸ™‚

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