• El Torr

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Menu has labeled vegan items including ful, hawawshi, sandwich, burger, lentil soup, and pasta as well as traditional dishes that are vegan by default like ta'amiya, koshari, hummus, baba ghanoush, and salad. Ful and ta’amiya are gluten-free when ordered without bread. Runs a delivery kitchen out of El Gezira El Wosta, St, Zamalek.

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2 Reviews

First Review by dwells


Points +244

26 Mar 2023

Authentic Egyptian food

A few vegan options. The food is really good although there are better places in Cairo to try Egyptian food in my opinion .

Pros: Vegan options , Good food

Cons: Serves meat, eggs and dairy



Points +2216

02 Jan 2021

Great upscale street food

El Torr’s approach is a focus on offering high-quality versions of local street food dishes in a nice restaurant environment for only a small mark-up over street food prices. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to visit for dine-in, but I did get delivery a few times from their Zamalek location. Their staff operating their Instagram account was kind enough to respond to my request (in English) looking for confirmation regarding what items were vegan. Basically, anything that isn’t obviously non-vegan is safe, including the lentil soup which can sometimes have dairy or meat bouillon in it at other restaurants.

I was a huge fan of the Indian-spiced ful, which was one of the most unique takes on ful I had while in Egypt (and believe me, I ate a lot of ful). The stuffed ta’amiya patties are the way to go, and their harissa sauce is indeed vegan. I also recommend the vegan hawashi, but you can skip the vegan kofte, which tasted like a pretty normal bean wrap to me. Fine, but nothing special, and the wrap means you’re missing out on the excellent baladi bread the sandwiches come in.

The “fava nuts” are crunchy roasted split broad beans. If you’ve ever been to Thailand, think of the broad beans you’d get in bags at 7-Eleven, but these are a little less oily and come in a bunch of all-vegan flavors! They weren’t available for delivery when I ordered, but you can get them at the Gourment Egypt grocery store in Zamalek, which is a good spot for grabbing vegan/gluten-free/organic groceries.

The only thing that stopped me from ordering from El Torr more often and trying more of their food was that they consistently show up as busy on Talabat, so good luck getting an order in anytime around dinner hours. Overall they’re a great option for anyone wanting confirmed vegan-friendly options of local cuisine!

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