Nearly every Chinese restaurant offers vegetarian options. Chinese meals are designed to have one meat dish and several vegetarian dishes of differing properties. One bitter, one sweet, one bold and one cleansing. Ideally, you'll also have a staple like rice of noodles with your meal. Thus, you can still have a group meal as a vegetarian without having to order your own platter. Check out Dao or the Golden Cat Dumpling City for vegetarian meals that will suit even a picky group of diners.
Beijing's cafes are happy to offer vegetarian options, especially for lunch. Le Cafe Igosso, Cafe Samba and Made in China all offer great little vegetarian options for lunch or a light dinner. The great thing about cafes is their propensity to offer healthy options plus a little bit of a more relaxed vibe. You'll find sandwiches, soups, and appetizers all free of meat at any of these delightful cafes.
Cheff Too, an American eatery, has a few healthy vegetarian options on the menu that will make you smile. If you need a taste of the homeland without compromising and chowing down on a burger, then this little restaurant. For a taste of Mexico, hit Peter's Tex Mex for a delicious vegetarian burrito or taco. Or Nuage, a Vietnamese restaurant, offers delicious cuisine with some vegetarian options, plus a great view of the lake. Or take a stroll down fusion lane with a dip of the vegetarian options at The Courtyard or La Taverne. Finally, the vegetarian sushi rolls at Hatsune will drive you up a wall. Don't miss out on the best dining in the city just because you're avoiding meat. These options, and others, are happy to cater to your moral choice to avoid the flesh of other animals.