where: Tây Hồ (133 Nguyễn Đình Thi)

price range: 30k VND

hours: 10:00AM-2:00PM Mon-Sat

setting: local vegan buffet

stand-out dish: cabbage salad

hot tip: dishes run out fast so arrive early

Cơm Chay Diệu Tâm may be difficult to find, but once visited it is a spot that certainly will not be forgotten. At 30k VND per person, this is one of Hanoi's cheapest vegan buffets, but that certainly doesn't mean it's lacking in substance or flavor.

verdict: This cheap and delicious buffet is well worth the search.