Istanbul, Turkey Vegan Friendly Restaurants


Top 10 Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants

Whether you're vegetarian, vegan, or just searching for plant-based dining options, it's nice to have personal recommendations. That's why HappyCow has created this list, featuring the ten best vegan restaurants in Istanbul, as determined by the highest scores calculated from HappyCow community member reviews.

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.
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50/A Macit Erbudak Sokak, Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey

+90-5356083280

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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.

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Kumbaracı Yokuşu 57/ A, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey

0-5385032736

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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.

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Istiklal cad öğüt sok 4 Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey

02122511323

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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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Kumbaracı Yokuşu No:69, Istanbul, Turkey

05522187494

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Cuisine: Vegan, International, Mediterranean, Fast food, Delivery, Take-out, Middle Eastern

Arabic-style falafel and hummus restaurant.

16 Reviews

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Caferaga Mahallesi Nailbey Sokak, Unit 15, Kadikoy (at Bahariye Street), Istanbul, Turkey

902164493366

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Western, Buffet, Fast food, Salad bar, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Turkish

A sandwich and wrap shop with a buffet that offers Turkish dishes and salads made of vegetables and legumes. Choose what you'd like in your wrap--including chickpeas, eggplant, bean, wheat and lentil salads, cig kofte, baked potatoes, chips, carrot, and red cabbage salads with hummus and muhammara. Lunch starts 12pm.

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Nuzhetiye Karakolu Sokak No 3, Besiktas (at Sair Nedim Caddesi), Istanbul, Turkey

00902122368696

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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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Camekan Sk. no. 10/2, Bereketzade Mah., Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey

+902122435070

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Fast food, Salad bar, Delivery, Take-out, Middle Eastern

Falafel takeout and delivery shop with a few places to sit. Falafel, salads, and sauces are vegan. The toast and desserts contain dairy. Previously located at Serdar-ı Ekrem Cd No:1.

12 Reviews

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Firuzaga Mahallesi Turkgucu Caddesi No 51/A, Beyoglu Cihangir Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

+902122490008

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Cuisine: Vegan, Pizza, Organic, Catering, Gluten-free

An all-vegan cafe, restaurant and market.

5 Reviews

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Feritbey Sokak 18/A (at Karakolhane Caddesi), Istanbul, Turkey

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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.

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Muhzirbasi Sokak 2, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey

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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.

So, there you have it - our list of the very best vegan food that Istanbul has to offer. We hope that you enjoy your dining experience.

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