Top 10 Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants
Even curious carnivores should agree that the tasty vegan options available at these restaurants would please even the most discerning palate. From breakfast to brunch, dinner to late-night snacking, and every meat-free meal in-between, we're sure that you'll find the very best veggie dining experiences using our Top 10 list as your guide.
40 Sharia Champollion (at Maaruf), Cairo, Egypt
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Fast food, Egyptian
Like El Tahrir, Abu Tarek serves only one dish: koshary/kushari which is a traditional Egyptian vegetarian dish made with chickpeas, lentils, tomato sauce, vinegar, fried onions, rice, and noodles (which is almost always vegan). The kushari at Abu Tarek is reportedly vegan, and your only choice when ordering is what size (small or large). Vegans ask about beverages.
Cairo Festival City Mall, Village Area Outdoor, Cairo, Egypt
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Japanese, Macrobiotic, Raw, Thai, Mediterranean, Asian, European, Fusion, Middle Eastern, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. A trendy eatery on the outskirts of town, in the upscale very large Cairo Festival City Mall in the Fifth Settlement. Located on the second floor, it is large, bright and airy. Has a vegetarian/vegan menu with many choices ranging from salads, pastas, mains and even sushi. Gluten free options also available.
5 El Thawra Street, Korba, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt
Cuisine: Vegan, Take-out, Middle Eastern
An all-vegan koshary very popular with the locals. Note from HappyCow: Please note this was reported to be all-vegan; however we cannot confirm this - if you have any info, please send us an update - thank you!
4, El Nady St, Old Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Pizza, International, Italian, Raw, Western, Mediterranean, Juice bar, Take-out, European, Fusion, Middle Eastern
A small cafe at Osana Wellness (located in a villa), offers soups, salads, smoothies, coffee, desserts and more, including vegan, gluten free and sugar free options. Has a relaxing ambiance. Offers yoga classes and treatments.
6 El-Mansour Mohammed, Abu Al Feda, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Pizza, Take-out, Bakery, European, Gluten-free, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers vegan options for cake, pastries, and bread. Vegan meal choices include salad and burger from 12pm. Non-dairy milk available for coffee and tea. Reported Nov 2017 to be no longer fully vegetarian - serves meat on the weekend brunch. Also now serves dairy.
Katameya Heights Tennis Club, Ring Road, 5th Compound, Cairo, Egypt
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, International, Italian, Western, Juice bar, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Serves avocado toast, coconut mushroom fungi toast, oatmeal bowl, pancakes, brownies, ice cream, baked falafel salad, smoothies, gluten free pasta & pizza, apple crumble, coffee, matcha, golden milk and hot chocolate, some of which is vegan and others that could possibly be made vegan, so please inquire.
21 B Bahgat Ali, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Indian restaurant opened summer 2011. Could cater to vegans - let the staff know your diet. Quiet atmosphere with Indian films playing in the background.
Sharia Tahrir (at Yousef al-Guindi), Cairo, Egypt
Popular local eatery serving only one dish: koshary/kushari, a traditional Egyptian dish that's somewhere between chilli and pasta. It's generally made with chickpeas, lentils, fried onions, rice, and small noodle, and is almost always vegan (though some places have taken to adding meat, so be careful when ordering elsewhere). El Tahrir has a simple upstairs dining room and basic service. Just tell the server small, medium, or large. It's conveniently located just east of Midan Tahrir (the famous Tahrir Square). The closest metro station is Sadat.
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