109 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 57/ A, 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 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. Apr 2015 no longer offers a buffet.
Omer Abed Han, Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Vegan, Take-out
Clean and small all-vegan 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.
Kamer Hatun M. Kamer Hatun C. No:19 Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Vegan, Mediterranean, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Turkish
Serves mostly Turkish cuisine, like haricot and rice, stuffed vine leaves, Turkish ravioli, soup, appetizers, and desserts alongside its signature wrap rolls. There is a menu of the day plus a selection of beverages like smoothies and raki (strong spirit flavoured with anise). Plenty of seating.
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 vegean 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.
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.
Bülbül Mahallesi, Turan Caddesi 60, Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Vegan, Turkish
In 2017 the hostel's vegetarian kitchen was overtaken and turned vegan and run ever-changing volunteers. Aim is to provide low prices and serve only vegan food. Note that sometimes due to a lack of volunteers food service might be irregular.
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.
Bostancibasi sokak, Cihannuma Mah. 20 Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Organic, Take-out
Ground floor vegetarian cafe, opened early-2015 downstairs from a yoga centre (upstairs). Serving yogic sattvic cuisine without onion, garlic, mushroom. Fixed menu of Indian food, smoothies and lassi, almond and soya milk made onsite. Has seitan, vegetable curry spaghetti, samosa, and thali. Sells a few organic items from yoga farm like herbal and medicinal tea and vegetables.
Merkez Mah. Merkez Cami Sk. Özdemir Pasajı No:23, Avcılar, Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Middle Eastern, Turkish
Cafe with include vegan breakfast, vegan burger, lentil soup, potato balls, soy balls, seitan wrap, falafel, spinach pastry. Has live music. Fully veg since Oct 2017.
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.
Kantarc 305; Sokak Köseo 287; Apartman 5 D: 3 Erenköy, Istanbul, Turkey
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Indian
This is the cafe area of Istanbul Yoga Center. Located in the central area of Anatolian side of Istanbul. Offers Indian snacks, soups, and vegetarian food.
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.
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.
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