16 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
Vientiane, Vientiane, Laos
Cuisine: Vegan, Buffet, Take-out, Laotian
Aka Kwadin Restaurant. Offers an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet of vegan Laotian food (no a la carte): rice, noodles, soup, steam buns, a variety of vegetables and faux meat dishes (10 or so). Could get individual items to take away from the buffet. For a larger variety, it's best to arrive after 10am. Directions: exit Khua Din bus station onto Rue Nongbone, turn right and walk for 100m, pass a basket shop on the second corner, turn right, entering an alley that leads into Khua Din Market, walk for 50m, and restaurant is on the left next to a motorbike parking lot; it's on the alley that leads off of Rue Nongbone. If still not sure where it is, ask for "kin jay" (eat vegetarian).
Ban KhuaLuangTai, Chanthabouly District (at /near Rue Samsenthai and Blvd Khounboulom), Vientiane, Laos
Cuisine: Vegan, Buffet, Asian, Laotian
Vegan restaurant offering a lunch buffet. Located opposite The Reunion Cafe. Price is around 20,000+ kip. Best to arrive at 11:30am as food is usually gone by 1 pm. Directions: Going west on Samsenthai, look for the "Bridgestone" sign on the right. Turn right immediately after.
Luangprabang Road, Chanthabouly, Vientiane, Laos
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Thai, Delivery, Laotian
Small vegan restaurant. Has an extensive menu with English and some food photos. Includes curries, papaya salad, and smoothies. Owner speaks English and French. Direction: go west along Samsenthai, cross Khun BuLom on your right is Somkiat vehicle part with an ad for Bridgestone, turn right up the narrow street immediately after the sign. after 100m you will come to 2 restaurants displaying yellow vegan banners. Reunion is on your right, on your left is Phounsub Restaurant.
Sisavath Street (at around the corner from Sisavath Temple), Vientiane, Laos
Cuisine: Vegan, Buffet, Asian, Laotian
All-you-can-eat lunch buffet vegan restaurant with a large selection of food, mainly salad items, noodles, and cooked vegetable dishes with rice. Buffet for around 25,000 kip.
0155 Hatxadi, Saylom Road, Chanthabouly District, Vientiane, Laos
Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Western, Vietnamese
Vegan Buddhist restaurant serving Asian and western food with mock meats. Nice and clean. Owners speak basic English and meals are sizable. Buffet served from 11am-2pm daily. The only place outside Vietnam found serving typical western pho style meals, vermicelli with tofu, sprouts, shredded carrots, cucumber, herbs and mock fish sauce, and spring rolls with peanut sauce. Also offers fruit shakes, various seasoned vegetables, and appetizers, soups.
Setthathirath Rd, Namphou area, Vientiane, Laos
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, International, Western, Beer/Wine, Asian
European style coffee cafe serving waffles, meals, desserts, and beverages. Has vegan lunch food. Desserts and drinks are mostly not vegan, though - ask. Free Wi-Fi.
Dongmieng Road, Vientiane, Laos
Cuisine: Thai, Buffet, Laotian
A small, clean vegetarian restaurant opened in late 2015. Offers a daily lunch buffet, as well as made to order dishes. The cuisine focus is vegetarian versions of common Laos food with some vegan options. Mushroom larb, papaya salad, and many noodle dishes are just some of the dishes. The owners are strict vegetarians and friendly and are able to accommodate any special requests you may have.
Rue Lao Thai (at Rue Dongpayna), Vientiane, Laos
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, International, Italian, Fusion, Taiwanese, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Mainly vegetarian cafe and small store. Relaxed atmosphere. Serves mix of Taiwanese and other dishes like pasta and curry. Reported July 2017 to be not exclusively vegetarian, please let HappyCow know.
Chao Anou Rd (at Rue Samsenthai), Vientiane, Laos
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Lebanese food restaurant with two locations across the road from one another. Has falafel, hummous, babaghanoush, fatoush, and other veggie items which are vegan suitable.
128 Th Samsenthai (at Rue Chanthakhoumane), Vientiane, Laos
Cuisine: Western, Juice bar, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Juice bar also offering baguette sandwiches and muesli. Muesli can be requested with soy milk. Juices and shakes are made to order.
Ban don pa Mai, Sisattanart District, Vientiane, Laos
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Beer/Wine, Delivery, Take-out, European, Russian , Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Russian food with vegetarian and vegan options including a lunch set meal and à la carte options such as vegan mushroom and onion dumplings and salads. The chef is vegetarian and food is made to order so can be made vegan or vegetarian on request.
Central Bus Station, Rue Mahosot, Vientiane, Laos
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Vietnamese style pickled veggies (daikon, carrot, cucumber, cilantro) on a french baguette. There are three stalls at the bus station. Little bit of English spoken. Tell the staff "jay," which means vegetarian. Also when you order point to the mayonnaise and say no if you are vegan. One small sandwich (which is large) is 5000kip or about 60 cents. Closes when food runs out.