• Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 5 reviews )

General Yazgan Sok 8, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey

Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers platters that come with several dishes from its buffet. Menu changes daily and includes vegan dishes, soups, and sides like zucchini fritters and stewed veggies. Open kitchen, laid-back atmosphere, free Wi-Fi. Near Istiklal Caddesi. Open Mon-Sat 8:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Buffet, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Arabic, Non-veg

5 Reviews

First Review by bisousb

Delicious and cheap - Edit

There are vide variety of vegan and vegetarian options in the menu and the possibility to order a mixed plate is great. All the options I tried so far were delicious.
The place where the restaurant is located (Tünel) is a very hip area and it is very convenient to go there during a day out.
Only con is the place is small and you may have to wait outside a bit to find a table.

Pros: mixed plate , price, location

Cons: place too small

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amazing selection, huge portions - Edit

Super filling lunch, you get to choose up to 5 options in a plate, but 4 was even too much for me!

Traditional Turkish food, can't go wrong!

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Lots of options, surprisingly inexpensive - Edit

I've passed by this place a lot of times but it always seemed too busy to ask them what the veg options are.

How it works is, you order a plate and then choose 5 of the 12 or so options, then they'll bring it to your table.

As it turns out, pretty much everything is vegetarian apart from one item (meatballs), and most look like they're vegan.

There's quite a good selection including lentil balls, various bean dishes, rice, bulghur wheat, mung beans, and types of garnished carrot, potato, celery etc.

For 13TL for the dish it's very good value.

They have some communal style tables inside and a small number of places outside. The place can get very busy, but the staff are friendly & helpful.

Pros: Good selection, Location, Inexpensive

Cons: Quite a cramped space indoors, busy

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Nice veg pick & mix lunch in central location - Edit

Went to Helvetia for lunch twice on my trip to Istanbul; it's a hipstery kind of place, really popular with locals, conveniently located in the Beyoglu area. You can choose up to 5 (I think) options to make a lunch plate and there's usually a lot of veg choices with various bean, rice, couscous and veggie dishes on offer. They give you quite a generous portion, so you feel nice and full and prices are decent too.

Pros: Convenient location, Not too expensive, Veg choices

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Pocket Friendly, Delicious Turkish Home Cooking - Edit

The best olive oil braised dishes, a selection of beans, greens and soups. The owners are familiar with a vegan diet and are very helpful if you have any questions.

Pros: good value for money, filling, quick lunch

Cons: it can be hard to find a table!

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