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139 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
City's Mall, Alışveriş Merkezi Mahalle Katı Teşvikiye Caddesi, Nişantaşı, Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Vegan, Western, Juice bar
Juice cafe est. 2014 previously at Firuzaga Mah Yeni Carsi Cad 23/b. Offers cold-pressed juices, smoothies, energy bars, salads, and snacks.
Dilhayat Sokak 10/1, Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Raw, Mediterranean, Fusion, Turkish
Plant-based restaurant est. 2014. A deli case features the day's salads, meals, and desserts plus a grab n go case stocked with prepared food and juices. Uses nut cheeses and yogurt, fresh vegetables and grains. Switched from vegetarian to vegan in 2015 and moved into this space in 2016.
Kumbaracı Yokuşu 35, Beyoğlu (at İstiklal St), Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Vegan, Pizza, Middle Eastern, Turkish
Jan 2015 re-opened here after move from Luleci Hendek Caddesi 27, Tophane. Offers vegan food with dishes like iskender and balls, Bosnian cevapi kofte, seitan stuffed grape leaves pockets with lemon sauce, vegan burger, vegan lasagna and vegan baklava, seasonal menu with Turkish rice, stuffed peppers and eggplant, olive oil cold plates, plus smoothies and cookies. Sunday is wild mushroom day. Fridays has vegan buffet from 6:30pm.
Fenerbahçe mahallesi, Selahattin pınar sokak 37/b, Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Vegan, Mediterranean, Delivery, Take-out, Bakery, Kosher, Turkish
Veganevden produces vegan burgers, pita with soy mince, and other foods for delivery. At this kitchen it offers a daily menu and coffee with house-made plant based milk.
50/A Macit Erbudak Sokak, Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Vegan, Western, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish
Colorful vegan cafe opened in mid-2014 in the Yeldegirmeni quarter of Kadikoy. Opens out to the street with indoor/outdoor dining. Serves Turkish, Mediterranean/Middle Eastern foods such as pilaf, baked beans, falafel, bulghur, mashed potatoes, dolma, lentil soup, eggplant stews. Uses extra virgin olive oil and local and seasonal veg.
Feritbey Sokak 18/A (at Karakolhane Caddesi), Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Vegan, Pizza, International, Italian, Western, Mediterranean, Fusion, Middle Eastern, Spanish
Restaurant turned vegan in 2017. Has a daily changing menu. Regular items include vegan desserts, salads, vegan soups, vegan balls (like fellah or falafel). Also has a small books and gift shop. Located in the Yeldegirmeni Quartier of Central Kadikoy. The access is either by m4 underground line Kadikoy station or by ferry from Besiktas-Eminonu-Karakoy (etc.) to Kadikoy pier. Friendly atmosphere for stray/pet animals.
Halaskargazi Mah., Kuyumcu İrfan Sok. 19 A, Nişantaşı - Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Vegan, Delivery
Vegan restaurant and delivery service located in Nişantaşı. Offers vegan sandwiches, cashew cream cheese, and avocado mayonnaise. Relocated from Kuyumcu İrfan Sok. 12 A.
Bademalti Sokak 27/A Moda Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Buffet, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Arabic
Turned vegetarian in 2017. Has vegan choices. Menu changes daily. Water is free. Offers platters that come with several dishes from buffet. Previously were in Tesvikiye, but moved here because of urban area design. Closed Sun.
Karakolhane Caddesi 46/a, Yeldegirmeni, Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Western, Mediterranean, Bakery
A coffee place in the heart of Yeldegirmeni quarter. Serves coffees, teas, cakes, pies, and quiche. Has several veganized options such as vegan cake and vegan hot chocolate drink.
Balat Mahallesi, Lightning Cd No 22, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Turkish
A vegetarian, arty cafe in an historic multi-cultural quarter of old Istanbul (Fener & Balat). The main inspiration is southern Turkey cuisine, so get prepared for spicy, juicy, high- protein food. Also has a large amount of tea and coffee options. Please be aware that there are lazy cats (and old books) all over the place. Prices are mid-range for locals, but should be okay for euro/dollar payers. The owner knows the vegan menu items and her English is good.
Recep Peker Cad, Unit 28, Kadıkoy, Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, South East Anatolian
Vegetarian restaurant located 100 meters from the stadium of Fenerbahce football club. All food is vegan. Only non-vegan item is a drink called ayran.
Visnezade Mahallesi, Sair Nedim Caddesi 69/B, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Ovo, Mediterranean, Salad bar, Take-out, Middle Eastern
Cigkofte (semi raw bulghur wraps blended with spices and sauces) shops are now at almost every corner of Istanbul. This particular place is unique for several reasons, including they have two wrap options - one with walnuts and the other with fried eggs which are added to the cigkofte mix; they are made-in-house (and not mass produced and truck delivered like some places); it is owned by a woman entrepreneur who is knowledgeable about what is vegan; the cigkofte mix is confirmed to be vegan and non-GMO; (so walnut cigkofte wrap is vegan). Please note it is not clear whether the owner speaks English.
Muhzirbasi Sokak 2, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Fast food, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Turkish
Vegetarian eatery serving one food dish: vegan bulghur & spice balls in wraps. A portion includes cigkofte, lettuce, wrap, and lemon. The only non-vegan product is ayran (yogurt drink). Location is by Sirkeci tram station and a short walk from Spice Bazaar.
İstiklal Cd. 203, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Fast food, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Lebanese
Lebanese falafel eatery offering mostly vegan dishes such as falafel plate, falafel wrap, hummus, fried cauliflower and aubergine options. Previously named Falafel Karim Sahyoun.
Istiklal cad öğüt sok 4 Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Fast food, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Turkish
Falafel eatery serving falafel in wraps, sandwiches, and on plates with salad and hummus. Uses mostly organic ingredients. Menu items are vegan apart from some drink options. Located on a side street close to "Demiroren" shopping centre at Istiklal street.
Merkez Mahallesi, 1103. Sk, Beylikdüzü Osb, Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Fast food, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Turkish
Falafel food corner in Esenyurt. Falafels and wraps are vegan and served with hummus. Some sauces contain yogurt.
Buyukdere Caddesi Naci Kasim sokak Ayse Hanim Apt. 6B Giris Kat Mecidiyekoy (at Goranga Yoga), Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Turkish
As of Dec 2017 Govinda Istanbul is now operating within the Goranga Yoga center. Serves daily changing menu of dishes with world influence, and from 6-9pm takeaway sweets and sandwiches.
Omer Abed Han, Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Take-out
Clean and small vegetarian stand on a corner. Located in front of Omer Abed Han, usually a street or two behind the Karakoy Free stop, across from Hilal Doviz Currency Exchange. Everything is made fresh daily. Try the wrap with ingredients that you choose. Reported not fully vegan Nov 2018 - please let HappyCow know.
26-A Tel Sokak, Beyoglu (at Istiklal Avenue), Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Italian, Western
A collective cafe run by an anarchist-leaning political group in Istanbul called DAF. Previously served meat, now have dropped all meat options off the menu and made the place entirely vegetarian. Prepares snacks such as toasted cheese sandwiches and toasted vegan (green pepper, tomato, olive spread) sandwiches. Sometimes there are hot stews and always serves pasta. Zapatista coffee is available as well.
Nuzhetiye Karakolu Sokak No 3, Besiktas (at Sair Nedim Caddesi), Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Mediterranean, Fast food, Middle Eastern
A cozy 100% vegan/vegetarian cafe and community art space. Most food options are vegan and locally sourced. Opened Nov 2015 in a lively neighborhood (Besiktas). Language, dance, photography, meditation, acting and music lessons are planned to take place here with moderate pricing. Construction materials used in the cafe are primarily recycled or rescued from street. So much wood and almost no plastic. NA means no in Kurdish and Persian and stands for no to consumerism, expensive life, animal exploitation, violence against women and more.
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