Abu Tarek

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 4 reviews )

40 Sharia Champollion (at Maaruf), Cairo, Egypt

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.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Fast food, Egyptian

4 Reviews

First Review by earthville

Tasty Energy - Edit

There isn't a surfeit of choices expressly for vegetarians/vegans in Cairo, but all things considered this is a great one. It's simple, fast, tasty, extremely filling, and cheap. And it's in Cairo!!

I went a couple of times for lunch during my visit to Egypt and it definitely sets you up for the rest of the day. Plus it's kind of a landmark, so be sure to go.

Pros: Tasty, Inexpensive, It's in Egypt.

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everything said - Edit

there´s nothing more to say.

Pros: tasty, cheap, authentic and nice

Cons: closed at ramadan, only one dish

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cheap and tasty - Edit

This is a great restaurant if you're looking for somewhere cheap, with quick service. The kushari is delicious and filling. You add your own garlic and chilli to the tomato sauce, so it's up to you how much kick the meal has.
The choice is big kushari or small kushari - but at least there's no time wasted poring over a menu!
The central location makes this really handy, but be warned - it closes for the whole of Ramadan.

Pros: very cheap, filling meal, non-smoking

Cons: closed for whole of Ramadan

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A lively & popular kushari joint in central Cairo - Edit

Opinions are divided as to whether Abu Tarek or its nearby rival, El Tahrir, makes the best kushari in Cairo, but either way you're in for an authentic treat. It's best to arrive hungry, as kushari is quite filling (and can feel a little heavy for some). If in doubt, start with a small order.

Pros: tasty, filling, cheap

Cons: only one dish available

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