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Find Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants in Penang (161)


141 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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80, Persiaran Midlands, Penang, Malaysia

0124282812

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Western, Bakery, Malaysian

Opened Oct 2015. Small, meatless cafe serving coffee, cakes, vegan and vegetarian food.

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226 Jalan Burma, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

604-2283188

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

Buffet style, has nasi lemak breakfast. Also sells pre-epackaged food. Near corner of Lebuh Raya Codrington.

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69E, Jalan Terengganu, Jelutong, Penang, Malaysia

04-2832615

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Buffet, Fast food, Take-out, Catering, Malaysian

Offers a range of vegetarian meals ranging from organic sets, local and Nyonya dishes to meat substitutes and traditional Chinese desserts.

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132 Jalan Balik Pulau, MK-6, Penang, Malaysia

012-4730852

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

Vegetarian restaurant operating since the early-2000s.

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7A, Medan Angsana 2, Bandar Baru Ayer Itam, Penang, Malaysia

012-4281225, +604-8289742

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

崇德素食馆 offers economic rice as well a la carte menu.

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5, Lorong Dahlia 5, Taman Dahlia, Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia

012-5156209

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Malaysian

慈滢小素食 serves home style vegetarian food.

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288A-1-3, Fortune Court, Jalan Thean Teik, Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia

604-8286540, 6016-4894266

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

眾生圓素食館 is n air conditioned vegetarian restaurant serving Southeast Asian regional dishes. Located near Sunshine Farlim Hypermarket. 1st and 15th of lunar moon closed Tue.

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4A A, Lorong Selamat, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia

+604-2262357

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Asian, Taiwanese, Malaysian

Chinese name is 古雅料理. Vegetarian food restaurant with air conditioning. Offers house-made food and sauces. Try the gravy made in-house from herbs, spices and fresh vegetables. No MSG or food coloring are used. 2013 Moved from 12, lintang burma, 10250 Pulau Pinang, Pulau Tikus.

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92D, Kimberly St, Penang, Malaysia

017-5781007

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

大肥炒米粉面 makes vegetarian stir fry noodles.

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375-A, Jalan Taman Cantik, Hye Keat Estate (at Ait Itam,), Penang, Malaysia

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Malaysian

Cooked dishes plus porridge and tea.

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39-A Cantonment Road, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

017-588-7788, 604-2103900

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, 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.

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11, Kuantan Road, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

011-2331939

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Malaysian

佛光2元素食仁道通店 offers a variety of noodles like curry mee, hokkien mee, and java mee, plus has buffet rice, nasi lemak, and vege chicken rice. Main specialty is that its offering three vegetable dishes and one rice for RM2.

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347-349, Jalan Dato Keramat (at Jalan Brani Singapura), Penang, Malaysia

604-229-3078

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Buffet, Malaysian

Small, buffet-style place that's self-service. Staff will examine your plate and tell you the price.

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Komtar Coffee House, ICT Mall, L1-11-OL Komtar, Jalan Penang, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

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Cuisine: Chinese, Fast food, Malaysian

素食之友 vegetarian stall inside Komtar Coffe House.

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52, Lebuh Presgrave, George Town, Penang, Malaysia

016-4561669

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

A vegetarian buffet restaurant offers a variety of local dishes such as buffet rice, mmee goreng, char koay teow, jawa mee, hokien mee, hokkien char, siam laksa, nasi lemak, fried rice, bak kut teh and nasi ulam. Chinese name: 黃金淨地素食館

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B303-01-06, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sungai Nibong Bayan Baru, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

017-5343308

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Cuisine: Thai, Asian

A vegetarian restaurant serving simple Nyonya and Thai cuisine.

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49, Jalan Bukit Tambun, Taman Tambun Indah, Simpang Ampat, Penang, Malaysia

012-4942826

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Chinese, Japanese, Organic, Delivery, Take-out

青青蔬食馆 Asian vegetarian restaurant. Air conditioned, and has room for large groups.

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11600 Greenlane, Penang, Malaysia

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Cuisine: Asian, Malaysian

A hawker stall selling vegetarian food in the market. Daily serves char ho fun, hokkien char, jawa mee. On the 1st and 15th of lunar calendar serves fish meehoon soup and hokkien mee. Vegans please inquire.

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5, Jalan Helang, Gelugor (at Sungai Dua opposite Penang Makro), Penang, Malaysia

04-6590932

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Chinese, Indian

Free Wi-Fi zone.

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2-G-21 Lengkok Nipah, Taman Lip Sin, Mukim 13, Sungai Dua (at next to Lip Sin Garden's wet market), Penang, Malaysia

012-4150803

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

Vegetarian Chinese food cafe in Sungai Dua serving Chinese rice and noodles, sandwich, deep fried mushroom, and more.

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35, Jalana Dedap, Taman Dedap, Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia

04-3331769

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Malaysian

观音斋 veggie food.

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223-B Jalan Burma (at corner of Jalan Mandalay), Penang, Malaysia

604-2261918

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

Buddhist Chinese, self-service buffet. Staff examines your plate and tell you the price.

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Jalan Tanjung Tokong Lama, Tanjung Tokong, Penang, Malaysia

0124883766

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Cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian

Chinese name: 快乐小館「素」Serving à la carte local food.

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19, Lorong Kampung Jawa, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Chinese, Fast food, Take-out, Buddhist, Malaysian

恒心齋素食餐館 vegetarian restaurant offers a wide variety of menu items, from Chinese economy rice and dishes to noodle soups and nasi lemak. Previously opened at another address.

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27C, Jalan Gottlieb, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

04-2263650

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

品味舒食 operates multiple outlets. Advertises as a wholesome dining place. No add white sugar, white salt, MSG, synthetic. Uses whole grains, brown sugar, rock salt, fruits and vegetables that have been cleaned in an ozone machine.

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Lot 1-01-05, Ground Floor, Egate, Lebuh Tunku Kudin 2, Penang, Malaysia

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

品味舒食 operates multiple outlets. Advertises as a wholesome dining place.

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3F-60, Gurney Plaza, Pulau Tikus, Penang, Malaysia

04-2267296

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Chinese, Organic, Delivery, Take-out, Malaysian

品味舒食 operates multiple outlets; this one opened Dec 2013. Advertises as a wholesome dining place. No add white sugar, white salt, MSG, synthetic. Uses whole grains, brown sugar, rock salt, fruits and vegetables that have been cleaned in an ozone machine.


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