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Find Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants in Penang (168)


148 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants

Travel notes: Penang is a Malaysian state located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, by the Malacca Strait. It has two parts: Penang Island, where the capital city, George Town, is located, and Seberang Perai (formerly Province Wellesley) on the Malay Peninsula. Penang is bordered by Kedah to the north and the east and Perak to the south.
Although Malay is the official language, most of the people here, especially the younger generation, speak English and many also speak Mandarin. Therefore, it may not be necessary to learn the local languages or dialects when ordering food. Always use simple English whenever possible and ask for help if they do not seem to understand you as people here are kind and willing to offer help, especially to foreigners.
There are many vegetarian restaurants and stalls throughout Penang state. Many vegetarian restaurants, particularly Chinese vegetarian restaurants(素 or 斋), do not use five pungent roots (五葷) such as garlic and onions in their cooking due to Buddhist religious reasons. However, you may find that some of the dishes at Chinese vegetarian restaurants contain dairy or eggs (ovolacto-vegetarian). Indian vegetarian restaurants offer the second most common type of vegetarian food that you will find in Penang. It is common to find Indian vegetarian options even in an Indian restaurant that sells meat. It could be a good option if you cannot find a fully vegetarian restaurant around. Nevertheless, some of their dishes may contain dairy, butter or ghee.
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20 Lebuh Dickens, George Town (at Penang Rd), Penang, Malaysia

604-2629161

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Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Western, Buffet, Fast food

Penang vegan restaurant. Special noodle menu for breakfast. Mockmeats made from wheat gluten. This is a self-service buffet,then they examine your plate and tell you the price.

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39-A Cantonment Road, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

017-588-7788, 604-2103900

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Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Buffet, Asian, Malaysian

Very large buffet with over 30 dishes of various veggie curries, fried noodle, dumplings, mock-meats, tofu, steam-stuffed bread, noodle soups, and few prepackaged items. No garlic and onion. Self-service and pay for food by weight/size of plate. Near One Stop shopping mall of Pulau Tikus, east of Jalan Burma. Aug 2017 reported fully vegan.

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139, Beach St, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

0164429442

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Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Fast food, Take-out, Malaysian, Jay

素食之友 vegan food stall at Lebuh Pantai Heritage Food Paradise & Gallery.

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8 Persiaran Mahsuri 2, Sunway Tunas Bayan Baru, Penang, Malaysia

+6012-4890508

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Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Organic, Juice bar

Vegetarian food restaurant offering set meals. Menu items include snacks, salad, porridge, organic ramen, mini steambot, fried rice set, dessert, fresh fruit juice. Menu partially in Chinese.

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16 & 18 G/F, Lorong Sungai Bakap Permai 1, Sungai Jawi, Penang, Malaysia

04-5838655

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Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Buffet

如意斋素食餐厅 vegan buffet restaurant serving economic rice, various types of noodles, rice & dish ordering. Air conditioned.

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Kek Lok Si, Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia

04-8288142

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Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Take-out, Malaysian

Vegan food restaurant at Kek Lok Si Temple, reported still open Apr 2014. Has air conditioning. If the 1st and 15th of Chinese lunar calendar is on Monday, then shop is closed on Tuesday.

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11 Rangoon Road, Penang, Malaysia

0125202910

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Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Indian, Organic, Buffet, Juice bar, Catering, Malaysian

Healthy food eatery. Sunday is buffet lunch while other days are set lunch. Salads available. More than 10 persons for buffet requires reservation.

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38, Lebuh Tye Sin, George Town, Penang, Malaysia

012-6169979

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Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Delivery, Take-out, Catering, Malaysian

Est. 2016 serving local food that's vegetarian and vegan, with dishes like asam laksa, hokkien mee, jawa mee, loh mee, among others Uses natural ingredients. Previously at 32 Jalan Moulmein Pulau Tikus and called Pin Xin Vegan Delight.

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608-B, Jalan Pasar, Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia

048280318

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Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Fast food, Take-out, Malaysian

Vegetarian hokkien mee, curry mee, fast food, penang laksa, and more. Re-opened.

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338, Jalan Jelutong, 11600, Jelutong, Penang, Malaysia

012-4480822

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Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Indian, Fast food, Malaysian

Family run veggie food restaurant. Vegetarian food ranging from Indian, Chinese, Western as well as cakes and pastries. Previously located at Jalan Bagan Serai, July 2014.

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11B, Medan Angsana 1, Bandar Baru, Ayer Itam, Penang, Malaysia

0164712591

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Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Organic, Take-out, Asian, Fusion

Vegan Japanese food and sushi cafe with multiple branches; this one is at the Farlim big Pasar madam area. Offers meatless vegan food with sushi, tempura, noodle, fried rice, porridge, and green tea.

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12 Gat Lebuh Acheh, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

174028103

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Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Organic, Take-out, Asian, Fusion

Vegan Japanese food and sushi cafe with multiple branches. Offers meatless vegan food with sushi, tempura, noodle, fried rice, porridge, and green tea.

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170-03-82 Plaza Gurney, Persiaran Gurney, Penang, Malaysia

43731402

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Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Organic, Take-out, Asian, Fusion

Vegan Japanese food and sushi cafe with multiple branches. Offers meatless vegan food with sushi, tempura, noodle, fried rice, porridge, and green tea.

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2A-1 1Fl, Jalan Sungai Ara, Desa Ara, Penang, Malaysia

0125913311

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Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Organic, Take-out, Asian, Fusion

Flagship of this vegan Japanese food and sushi cafe est. 2010. Offers vegan sushi, tempura, fried noodle, noodle soup, fried rice, porridge, green tea. Sit on tatami mat or regular chair. Has a small library. Better to make advance reservation. Located diagonally behind Chong Cheng primary school.

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132, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

604-6414822

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Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Buffet, Catering, Buddhist

Lunch at the canteen is pay as you wish. On 1st & 15th of Chinese lunar month, there is a buffet that costs around RM12. Reservation is required for the restaurant.

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61, Jalan Gurdwara, George Town, Penang, Malaysia

04-2189006

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Pizza, Western, Juice bar

Vegan eatery inside a yoga studio serving coffee, tea, smoothies, cold pressed juices, meals, pizza, and snacks. Uses whole ingredients.

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80 Lintang Mayang Pasir 1 (at Jalan Mayang Pasir 3), Penang, Malaysia

04-6438168

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Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Fast food, Delivery, Take-out

Located in the Bayan Baru area. Popular during lunch hours. Serves economic meals such as rice with veggie mutton Curry, vegetarian fish, and more. Confirmed open, July 2015.

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1228-S, Mukim 13, Jalan Paya Terubong, Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia

018-2888371

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Fast food

Veggie stall within the non-veg 168 Cafe.

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2, Jalan Krian, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

012-4899384

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Taiwanese

八德素食馆 serves Taiwanese style cuisine, a large selection of Chinese rice and noodle dishes, and Western style dishes. No onions or garlic is used. Previously named Old Street Taiwanese Delicacies, under new ownership July 2016.

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54, Jalan Hamilton, Penang, Malaysia

0124929276

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Western, Fusion, Malaysian

A bookstore that also sells vegetarian food and a variety of beverages.

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Penang Adventist Hospital, Old Wing, 465, Jalan Burma, George Town, Penang, Malaysia

04-2227502

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Western, Bakery

Well-known healthy bakery located inside the Adventist hospital. Makes wholemeal breads, sprouted breads, and a wide variety of baked goods. Uses eggs & dairy products.

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465 Jalan Burma, Penang, Malaysia

+60-42227200

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Chinese, Indian, Western, Take-out

Cafeteria can seat over 100 people. Serves vegetarian dishes with vegan options. Also caters for private functions.

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Kompleks Jalan Permai, 161-G-12 Jalan Permai, Penang, Malaysia

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Take-out, Malaysian

Veggie eatery, opened May 2015.

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Market Complex and Bayan Baru Community Hall, Jalan Mayang Pasir 3, Bandar Bayan Baru, Penang, Malaysia

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Fast food, Malaysian

Vegetarian stall located in the market selling noodle soups.

4 Reviews

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1 Babington Avenue, Georgetown (at Barrack Road, near YMCA), Penang, Malaysia

04-2288575, 2274155

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Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Take-out

Offers daily lunch buffet plus Saturday dinner buffet. Other evenings are a la carte. All waiters are volunteers, payment is 'pay what you want' and the proceeds go to charity. Offers food like chapati, noodles, rice, and more. Nice ambiance, clean space.

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Lot L1-11B, Level 1, Komtar ICT Mall, Komtar, Jalan Penang, Penang, Malaysia

043708156

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Chinese, Western, Asian, Fusion

Health concept fusion cafe serving vegetarian food, coffee, and juice.

1 Review

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2-1-27, Tingkat Mahsuri, Bayan Baru, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

0134895568

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Western, Take-out, Asian, Catering

悟 咖啡与茶馆 is not-for-profit vegetarian tea house with the slogan, "Inspired by goodness and connecting communities." Some dishes prepared with five pungents (五辛) and egg. Can cater for parties, meetings etc. Last orders at least 1 hour prior to close. Profits used to support social projects.


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