Vegan Guide To Siem Reap

UPDATED: December 2017

Siem Reap should most definitely be on your vegan travel hit list; you can see the magnificent temple ruins of Angkor Wat (and surrounding ruins of the ancient Kingdom of Angkor), eat great vegan food, enjoy cheap and chilled massages, shop in vibrant local markets or fairly trading boutiques; you can even stay in our very own 100% ‘Vegan VIlla’ AirBnB.

Welcome to Vegan Villa.

tofu, fried rice, vegan food, vegan Siem Reap

Breakfast at Vegan Villa – tofu and vegetable fried rice.

Vegan Villa, tofu scramble, tomatoes, eggplant

Breakfast at Vegan Villa – tofu scramble, grilled tomatoes and eggplant ‘bacon’ on home baked bread.

vegan breakfast

Breakfast at Vegan Villa – overnight oats, nuts, seeds, mango yoghurt and red dragon fruit compote.

Because it’s such a popular destination with a huge local and international community, there are vegan options from a range of cuisines. You can get everything from a Southern Indian masala dosa to a kick ass vegan burger, as well as plenty of local Cambodian food in between.

There’s something for all budgets and occasions; you can eat dinner for $1 in a busy local noodle shop or eat in one of Asia’s top 50 restaurants and there’s restaurants that support local charities or train disadvantaged local people too.

Add a good variety of vegan Khmer street food and delicious vegan versions of the local cuisine including fresh spring rolls, creamy coconut based curries and spicy peanutty dips and you’ll find it hard to go hungry here.

Always committed to supporting our fellow vegan travellers, we’re sharing our favourite spots to eat with you in this Vegan Guide to Siem Reap.
(v) All vegetarian / vegan menu
$ Lots of options under $5
$$ Nothing over $10
$$$ Expect your meal to cost $20+ per head

NEW ENTRY: Navutu Dreams $$$

Navutu Dreams is the only resort and wellness retreat in Siem Reap. They offer a selection of wellness programmes and retreats alongside daily yoga classes for guests and non guests alike.

The menu includes a number of healthy and vegan options and the chef is happy to adapt other menu items to make them 100% plant based.

It is a beautiful oasis and the perfect escape from the busy streets of Siem Reap, ideal for a mini break or just to enjoy a tranquil location for a vegan lunch or dinner.

Navutu Dreams
136 Steung Thmei Rd.

Detox Salad.

Sunshine Lentil Soup.

Purple sweet potato dumplings with coconut sorbet.

NEW ENTRY: (v) Moringa Bar and Restaurant $

Exciting new addition to the Siem Reap dining scene is Moringa Bar and Restaurant which is like an English Pub garden in a tropical setting.

Dishes are all vegetarian, with many vegan options, alongside a selection of organic, vegan craft beers and flavoured kombucha to choose from

The tofu nuggets with a choice of homemade sauces are just incredible and the cauliflower bites are equally as good, so far we’ve loved everything we’ve tried and can highly recommend this place for the food, the drinks and the vibes.

Moringa Bar and Restaurant
136 Steung Thmei Rd.

Tofu nuggets.

Cauliflower bites

Flight of kombucha.

(v) Yuan Sheng Vegetable House $

We love Yuan Sheng Vegetable House.

Cheap, tasty, local dishes that are nearly all vegan apart from egg noodles in a few dishes; the staff are very helpful, the AC is a welcome retreat and everything we’ve eaten has been delicious.

Since opening it has fast become one of our favourites and other vegans (and non vegans) living in Siem Reap all seem to agree that this is one of the best options in town.

Yuan Sheng Vegetable House
Lok Tanuey Rd.

Vegan noodles, Siem Reap, vegan food, mock meat

‘White noodles’ on the menu with crispy spring rolls, rice noodles and mock meat.

vegan fried rice, Siem Reap, mock meat, vegetables, vegan Cambodia

Simple but very tasty fried rice with veg and mock meat.

Vanakkam $$

Our favourite dosa in town (closely followed by Dakshins) is from Vanakkam where they have an amazing array of veg friendly indian food that can usually be prepared vegan if you just ask the helpful staff.

We love having another options in town for our favourite South Indian cuisine!

The Lane.

masala dosa, Indian food, Indian vegan food, Siem Reap, Cambodia

We love masala dosa.

vegan samosa, Indian food, Indian vegan food, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Superb vegan samosas at Vanakkam.

Lily’s Secret Garden $

Another new discovery is Lily’s Secret Garden in Wat Damnak (make sure you get the correct location on Google Maps as Lily also offers cooking classes at a seperate location). This small, simple and friendly eatery has a menu including many Khmer favourites with vegan options throughout the menu; we loved it when Lily came out from the kitchen to recommend certain dishes and suggest that she can make other vegan dishes not on the menu upon request as she loves cooking vegan food.

Check it out, you will not be disappointed…

Lily’s Secret Garden
Wat Damnak.

Tofu and lemongrass, vegan food, Siem Reap

Tofu and lemongrass at Lily’s Secret Garden.

Tofu larb, vegan food, Siem Reap

Tofu larb at Lily’s Secret Garden.

Footprints $$

Footprints is a socially conscious restaurant with a number of vegan options on the menu and a  vegan BBQ every Tuesday where you can expect vegan burgers, kebabs, potato salads, pasta, fried spicy potato wedges and the most amazing corn on the cob with coconut butter sauce.

The menu changes every week.

Street 26.

Believe us when we say that the coconut butter sauce is amazing!

Passion Fruit and Banana Vegan Pancake made with coconut milk.

Bang Bang Bakery $

Vegan cakes, vegan bagels and a selection of superb vegan breads anyone?

Look no further than Bang Bang as these guys have really got it going on…there’s not much else we can say other than put this place high up on your list!

Bang Bang Bakery
Taphul Road.

vegan cake, vegan food, vegan Cambodia, Siem Reap

Vegan Oreo chocolate cake mmm.

Seeded bagel with herby, vegan cashew cheese.

vegan cake, vegan food, vegan Cambodia, Siem Reap

Vegan Cherry Bakewell OH MY OH MY!

Chanrey Tree $$

Chanrey Tree is an up market option next to the river with an extensive vegetarian menu that has lots of vegan options; we love the fresh spring rolls and the soft tofu with smoked eggplant and chilli.

It’s a popular restaurant so make sure to book a table in adavnce and ask to be seated upstairs so you can enjoy the cool AC…

Chanrey Tree
Pokambor Avenue.

Soft tofu, smoked eggplant and chill, vegan food, Siem Reap, vegan Cambodia

Soft tofu with smoked eggplant and chilli at Chanrey Tree.

fresh spring rolls, Chanrey Tree, vegan food, Siem Reap, vegan Cambodia

Tasty fresh spring rolls at Chanrey Tree.

Hangout $$

Another all you can eat vegan BBQ i hear you ask? Yes, there are 2 vegan BBQ’s in Temple Town and they are both pretty damn fine; this one is at the Hangout Hostel which is cool, funky and laid back making it the perfect spot to enjoy their bi monthly vegan BBQ.

The daily menu also includes other vegan options and every Tuesday they offer all you can eat tofu nuggets, nachos and vegan dips which is well worth checking out too.

Sok San Road.

Hangout Vegan BBQ.

All you can eat tofu nuggets at Hangout.

Jaya House River Park $$$

The newest luxury, boutique hotel in Siem Reap has become one of our ‘go to’ locations when friends visit; the riverside property is beautifully designed, the staff are super friendly and the Sky Bar ‘happy hour’ (5pm – 7pm) daily is the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail before heading downstairs for dinner where the chef and his team can conjure up some vegan delights by adapting existing menu options.

We would suggest letting them know in advance that you are vegan so they can prepare something extra special for you.

Here is a review of our recent stay at Jaya House during which we enjoyed tasty and creative Cambodian, vegan cuisine.

Jaya House River Park
River Road.

Smoked eggplant and tofu at Jaya House River Park

Smoked eggplant and tofu.

Sweet and sour tofu at Jaya House River Park

Sweet and sour tofu.

Malis $$$

It’s very exciting that Malis, which is considered by some to be one of the best restaurants in Siem Reap now has an all vegetarian menu which is mostly vegan; since opening, their menu has only offered a few veggie side dishes so it is great news that Chef Luu Meng and his team have decided to introduce a vegetarian menu.

Pineapple fried rice.

Pineapple fried rice.

Malis vegetable red curry

Malis vegetable red curry.

Pokambor Avenue.

(v) Chamkar House $$

One of the few 100% veggie places town, Chamkar House has a branch in the heart of the popular Pub Street area as well as a more beautiful and spacious restaurant a little out of the town centre. The menu contains traditional Khmer food and is mainly vegan so there’s a good selection to eat your way through. Our absolute, hands down favourite dish is the ‘Cambodian Wedding Day Dip’, a peanutty, coconutty warm dip that has never failed to impress us. They kindly gave us the recipe too (get it here!)

Chamkar House
Location 1 – Pub St. (best for people watching and being in the thick of things)
Location 2 – off National Road 6

The Khmer Kreung Khtis is delicious.

The Wedding Day Dip is delicious.

Stuffed tofu at Chamkar.

Haven $$

Haven is the place to go if you want to eat good food whilst supporting a great local cause. The beautifully designed restaurant (a short tuk tuk ride from pub street) trains and supports vulnerable young people who may be from orphanages or very rural poor areas. The food is excellent, service is spot on and they can easily make vegan adaptions to the menu.

Chocolate Road, Wat Damnak area.

Order the vegan version of the delightful ‘Zuri Gschnetzlets with Swiss Rosti’.

Eat delicious food and support local people all at the same time at Haven.

Eat delicious food and support local people all at the same time at Haven.

Veg ‘G’ Table  $$

Nearly a fully vegetarian restaurant, this is the place to get freshly made, hearty, delicious vegan food like falafel plates with fresh, homemade flatbread, a vegan burger to die for (served with a mountain of sweet potato fries) and to try out whatever the weekly special is (we are really hoping the chilli laced with cocoa makes it on to the regular menu).

The value for money is exceptional and the quality of the food is great. Highly recommended.

Veg ‘G’ Table
Wat Bo Road.

Falafels on fresh homemade flatbread, one of the delicious vegan dishes at Veg 'G' Table.

Falafels on fresh homemade flatbread, one of the delicious vegan dishes at Veg ‘G’ Table.

One of the weekly vegan specials at Veg G Table.

Gelato Lab $

When you want a little sweet treat and you’re wandering around the Pub Street area, there’s no better place to go than the Gelato Lab who have an entire menu of vegan sorbets. If you can’t decide which flavour to try, they’re always happy to let you sample first. We love the fresh fruity flavours as well as the decadent chocolate sorbet.

Gelato Lab
Alley West (nr Pub Street).

Killer vegan sorbets from Gelato Lab

Killer vegan sorbets from Gelato Lab

Mie Gala $

Mie Gala is a busy local restaurant selling Khmer / Vietnamese dishes that will steal your heart. Very little English is spoken but with a bit of effort we can easily manage to order our favourite ‘Banh Sung’ noodle dish with no meat. Banh sung consists of rice noodles with fresh herbs and salad tossed in a sweet, sour dressing and topped with fried spring rolls (which in this restaurant are vegan). The fresh spring rolls can be ordered with no meat and are equally delicious. Opens from 1.30 but they seem to sell out of all our favourite things by around 6pm.

Mie Gala
Wat Bo Rd.

Crispy vegan fried spring rolls sat atop a fresh herb and noodle salad with a healthy bit of chilli paste, go and try the 'banh sung' at Mie Gala.

Crispy vegan fried spring rolls sat atop a fresh herb and noodle salad with a healthy hit of chilli paste, go and try the ‘banh sung’ at Mie Gala.

The Little Red Fox Espresso $$

Our favourite place to get a good, pure, clean coffee hit. Friendly vibes, community minded folk, great coffee and even has vegan food on the new menu; we love the sweet potato slices, with chick peas and tahini sauce…

There’s such a huge selection of different coffee brewing and preparation methods here that you know these guys take their coffee seriously. If you don’t have a caffeine habit then get one and get yourself down to the Little Red Fox.

Little Red Fox
Kandal Village

Sweet potato dish at Little Red Fox

Sweet potato dish at Little Red Fox.

Cuisine Wat Damnak $$$

Visitors to Siem Reap have a pretty special opportunity to eat at a highly acclaimed, award winning restaurant when they are in town. Cuisine Wat Damnak is the only Cambodian restaurant to have ever made the prestigious ‘San Pellegrino Top 50 Restaurants in Asia List’, and it’s well worth a visit for a special occasion. Expect local, seasonal ingredients and traditional Khmer dishes that have been refined to create an ever changing tasting menu, read more here. They will need to specially prepare a vegan menu for you, contact us so we can help you to book it.

Cuisine Wat Damnak
Wat Damnak area

Crispy rice cake with tiger eggplant and wild mushrooms, fermented soy bean, sesame and shiny cresson.

Crispy rice cake with tiger eggplant and wild mushrooms, fermented soy bean, sesame and shiny cresson.

(v) Peace Cafe $

We love the Peace Cafe and we’re pretty sure you will too. It’s a long standing 100% veggie restaurant with excellent labelling that points out the dishes that aren’t vegan (plenty of dishes are). The menu is a fairly international mix of everything including yummy brown rice vegan sushi, vegetable tempura, salads and Khmer curries.

Must try dishes include the ‘Kreung Khitis’ (a curry paste, tofu, peanut and coconut dip with green beans), any of the sushi platters, the tempura and their Vegetable Red Curry with Tofu.

Oh and they have twice daily yoga classes, a cool shop, free Khmer classes, a vegetarian cooking class and they sell vegan cake. You see why we love it?

Peace Cafe
River Road, near Wat Polanka.

The delicious 'Khmer Kreung Khtis' at the Peace Cafe is a must.

Khmer Kreung Khtis’ at the Peace Cafe.

The best vegan tempura in temple Town.

Colourful, vibrant and very tasty vegan sushi at Peace Cafe.

Artillery Cafe $$

Artillery Cafe has a great selection of vegan food including some raw dishes too. If you love raw cake, zoodles, raw pizza and juices then this place is for you but they also do a good vegan burger and some other healthy vegan options that are cooked like pulled jackfruit tacos. Ask for the vegan bread option when ordering anything made with bread like sandwiches and burgers.

Read a full rundown of our favourite eating at Artillery Cafe and prepare to get hungry.

Artillery Cafe
Wat Bo Rd.

Zucchini 'Pasta'.

Zucchini ‘Pasta’ – Zoodle Heaven.

Vegan breakfast buritto at Artillery.

Check out the vegan ‘fawaffles’ at Artillery.

(v) Banlle $$

The restaurant is in a peaceful garden setting (take mosquito repellent) and in addition to the menu that covers Khmer and Western vegetarian food, you can also eat chocolate brownies and coconut ice cream that is vegan. Savoury food to sample includes a soothing tomato soup and Eggplant fritters but leave room for the vegan chocolate brownie and coconut ice cream!

Street 26, Wat Bo area.

Simple comfort food, the tomato soup at Banlle is delicious.

Simple comfort food, the tomato soup at Banlle is delicious.

Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel $$

If you want a vegan pool day then head down to the Baby Elephant Boutique where you can eat a choice of no one, but two tasty vegan burgers plus delicious spring rolls, vegan pastas, tofu ‘fish’ and chips or even have a leisurely breakfast of tofu scramble and home made potato hash before relaxing by the pool. The food is great and the pool is lovely, as are the friendly staff.

Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel
Off Angkor Night Market Street.

Tofu ‘fish’ and chips at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel.

Vegan pool (and burger) day anyone? Head to the Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel.

Vegan pool (and burger) day anyone? Head to the Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel.

The Dining Room at Park Hyatt $$$

A lot of people like to see some traditional Apsara Dancing when they visit Siem Reap and there are numerous choices to catch a performance with dinner (of varying quality as you can imagine).

The Dining Room at the Park Hyatt however can create a delicious vegan tasting menu (just book in advance and tell them you are vegan) which will tick all the boxes as you watch the Apsara show in this beautifully designed 5 star hotel.

Read about our experience at The Dining Room at Park Hyatt if you want some more details but trust us when we say you won’t be disappointed.

The Dining Room at Park Hyatt
Sivutha Boulevard.

Tasty tradiitonal 'akor' cakes which are naturally vegan.

Tasty tradiitonal ‘akor’ cakes which are naturally vegan, served to us for dessert as part of our vegan ‘Apsara Dinner’.

(v) Vitking House $

Viking House have a couple of locations and is a local 100% veggie place where you can get your mock meat fix, we prefer the new location near Psar Nhe market . We like the taro fried rice (which they successfully made without the egg) accompanied by some vegan kimchi, also the hot plate with noodles is pretty tasty..

The mushroom skewers however are amazing and we can’t get enough of them!

There’s a nice atmosphere the staff are really friendly and the low prices make it a popular choice with local students and families.

Vitking House
Near Psar Nhe market and High School Road.

mushroom skewers

These mushroom skewers are insanely good!

My Little Cafe $

Not veggie or vegan but a decent little local cafe in town because most of their huge variety of Khmer dishes have a veggie option with tofu that can be made vegan (just ask for no fish sauce or oyster sauce). It’s cheap, quick and tasty, making it an easy way to get your fill of local Cambodian cuisine; they also do takeaways too so you can pick up dinner to go if you need to. Our favourite dishes are the Khmer Vegetable Tofu Curry (a soothingly creamy coconut curry) and the Tofu, Vegetable and Cashew Nut Stir-fry.

My Little Cafe
Tep Vong Street.

tofu biz

Tofu Vegetable and Cashew Nuts to die for.

Embassy Restaurant $$$

For the fine-dining foodies amongst you, Embassy Restaurant should be on your list of places to  make reservation. As long as they know in advance, they’ll veganise their monthly tasting menu made with seasonal produce and using traditional Khmer flavours and recipes. All these wonderful delights are presented to you by an all female staff team too. They will need to specially prepare the vegan tasting menu for you, contact us so we can help you to book it.

Read more here about one of the monthly tasting menus we sampled at Embassy Restaurant; definitely one not to miss when you’re in town.

Embassy Restaurant
Kings Road, Angkor Village.

blah blah blah

Still dreaming of this rich delicious ‘Caramel Vegetables’ – a vegan take on a traditional Khmer dish.

Sister Srey $$

Raw vegan cake anyone? Sister Srey is a cool daytime cafe that has a few vegan things on the menu but our favourite has to be the raw vegan passionfruit cheesecake (although their hand cut chunky chips are really good too!). They are adding new healthy vegan dishes to the menu all the time making this a great breakfast, lunch or early dinner stop.

Sister Srey
Pokambor Street.

Raw passion fruit cheese cake.

Raw passion fruit cheese cake.

Georges Rhumerie $$

What’s not to love about a place that serves a huge variety of rum and has some vegan sausages on the menu? Exactly. The french Chef and owner at George’s doesn’t pretend to understand why anyone would be vegan, but no need to when even though he doesn’t get us, he is still happy to make yummy vegan sausages served on top of a delicious fresh chopped salad. Rum cocktails flow here too…

Georges Rhumerie
Wat Damnak Village.

vegan sausages

Great vegan sausages

Kroya at Shinta Mani $$$

Kroya is one of our favourite places to treat ourselves in Siem Raep and should be another one for your must visit list when you’re in town, Kroya is the signature restaurant at the cool Shinta Mani Club, where you can eat gorgeous Khmer vegan food with a few creative twists from the talented Executive Chef and his team. Reserve one of the giant swing seats and sit back to enjoy your dinner with chilled vibes and top class service; laid back luxury at its best. They will need to specially prepare the vegan tasting menu for you, contact us so we can help you to book it.

For more details about the kind of food you can expect, here’s our detailed review of Kroya at Shinta Mani.

Kroya at Shinta Mani
Junction of Oum Khun and 14th Street.

Traditional Amok curry at Kroya

Traditional ‘Amok’ curry at Kroya, part of our delicious vegan tasting menu.

Dakshins $

There are a few different places to eat good Indian food in Siem Reap but one of our favourites is Dakshins on account of the authenticity of the food and the downright deliciousness of our favourite Southern Indian fare like masala dosas and uttapam. The sambar and chutneys are good, the spices are spot on and the service is speedy and friendly. Make sure you explain you are vegan and want no ghee or milk in your food.

Hospital Street.

not a dosa

Delicious “uttapam’ pancakes as good as those we ate in India.

(v) La Pasta $

With plenty of options in Siem Reap for pizza and pasta everyone has their favourite, to be honest we’ve got a few that we like but how can we not included the only Italian restaurant that has a separate vegan menu including spaghetti with vegan meatballs, almond parmesan and pizza with cashew cheese…

Certainly worth checking out, it’s very good indeed!

La Pasta
Hospital Street.

Spaghetti with vegan meatballs

Spaghetti with vegan meatballs? Yes please!

Amazing vegan melanzane parmigiana.

New Leaf Eatery $$

This is the only place to go for a full vegan breakfast, do not miss this when you’re in town as it really hits the spot…

New Leaf Eatery
75 meters east of Old Market, behind Angkor Trade Center, opposite the wooden wheel

Vegan breakfast at New Leaf Eatery

Vegan breakfast at New Leaf Eatery

AtMOsphere $

Mo is a local legend; he serves up delicious falafel plates, creamy hummus, zucchini stew and other vegan delights including a dish called ‘Ask Mo’. Bring your own beer (including one for Mo:) and enjoy one of the most laid back and cool spots in Temple Town.

Nearly forgot to mention if you don’t like beer then Mo has a ‘tea buffet’ where you can create your own blends…

Central Market Street.

Ask MO is the signature dish at AtMOsphere and is topped with moringa pesto.

Tea buffet at AtMosphere

Tea buffet at AtMosphere.

Vegan falafel plate.

(v) Khmer Grill $

This place is always busy and rightly so; think generous portions, plenty of Khmer dishes packed full of flavour and a veggie menu with multiple vegan options marked and others that can easily be adapted.

The staff are really friendly so not only do you get to enjoy tasty food you receive service with a smile:)

Khmer Grill
Just past Wat Damnak

chilli tofu

This chilli tofu dish is one of our favourites…

(v) Vibe $$

As the only all plant based restaurant in Siem Reap this place is a favourite with vegan expats and vegan travellers and rightly so; brand new, modern design creates a cool and funky vibe meaning it’s the perfect place to hang out with friends…

Enjoy dishes with exciting ingredients like tempeh, organic brown rice, fermented pickled beetroot and probiotic nut cheese and whatever you do don’t miss out on the raw desserts!

Kandal Village

'Ritual Bowl' with tempeh at Vibe

‘Ritual Bowl’ with tempeh at Vibe.

Best place in Siem Reap to go for a vegan sandwich…

(v) Bambu Stage $$

The team behind Bambu Stage deliver a series of weekly shows including Temples Decoded and  Snap! which explores 150 years of photography in Cambodia. Located in a peaceful garden setting, you can enjoy the educational and entertaining shows followed by a vegan feast like no other with multiple plant based and vegan dishes to sample.

Your ticket includes a welcome drink, the show of your choice and a meal; it really is worth a visit if your schedule allows…

If you are vegan please let them know in advance!

Bambu Stage
Tangram Garden near Wat Damnak

Vegan feast at Bambu Stage, vegan guide to Siem Reap

Enjoy a vegan feast at Bambu Stage.

Cambodian Street Food $

If you know where to look then Cambodia has some great vegan street food options. We love eating from the street; just head to the local markets (best in the morning) and keep your eyes open when walking about.

If you love eating from the street then check out our separate guide to Vegan Cambodian Street Food.

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We hope you find our Vegan Guide to Siem Reap helpful; have you ever been to Siem Reap? Add your favourite places to eat in the comments below so your fellow vegan food lovers (like us!) can check them out.

You can follow our vegan travel adventure as we ‘find, eat and write about the best vegan food in the world’ by signing up to our monthly newsletter and following us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Or why don’t you come and stay with us in our very own Vegan Villa here in Siem Reap where we can treat you to the best of vegan hospitality and share with you our favourite vegan spots in Temple Town; check out our listing on Airbnb and come and stay if you’re in the area!

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20 thoughts on “Vegan Guide To Siem Reap

  1. Randi

    This is SO awesome! Going in a few months and I can’t wait to put all of these recs into action. Okay maybe not all (only a few days!) but I’ll do my best! Thank you.

    1. Vegan Food Quest Post author

      Hi Randi,
      Thanks for the comment and also the email which we will reply to later today 🙂
      Hope you find our guide helpful when you’re in town, wish we were here to show you around but we’ll be in Vietnam I think…Watch this space for a Cambodian Vegan Street Food Guide which is about to be published and also blog updates about new options including ARTillery Cafe which we sampled pre opening on Sunday – very, very nice indeed..
      All the best,

      1. Marguerite Jeanson

        Thanks very much for these good adresses ! I really like Athmospere and Vibe in the Kandal Village. Pastry School Coffee Shop also have some vegan option such as the smoothie bowl 🙂
        Ps: if you want to do a vegan guide for Phnom Penh there is Vibe and Backyard cafe which are very good !
        Bon appétit

        1. Vegan Food Quest Post author

          watch this space for our vegan guide to Phnom Penh, we were there last week researching and eating! tell us more about the pastry shcool, where is this? if they have vegan pastry (pies) we would be very excited 🙂

  2. Amelia

    Reading this on the bus to Siem Reap now and it’s making me hungry! Can’t wait to start exploring everywhere in Siem Reap. Sitting and eating is definitely something I can still do, and I’m so bored of hostel food! X

  3. Adam

    Thank you for this. I’m volunteering in Siem Reap for a month and I can’t wait to try some of these. Excellent list.

    1. Vegan Food Quest Post author

      Hi Adam,
      If you are in town for a while then you should be able to try all the vegan options at least once – there are just so many! We run a Vegan Cambodia Facebook group too where you can share info, get up to date tips and generally talk vegan stuff to other vegans who are travelling or living here in the Kingdom of Wonder. Please feel free to join and get involved and do get in touch if you need any other help during your stay. 🙂 Caryl

  4. Sarah

    Wonderful! I haven’t been to Siem Reap in over 5 years and I’m excited to see all these new options (as well as old favorites). Thank you so much! I hope to have time for sightseeing in between all the vegan yummies 🙂

    One question: I’m a sucker for a cappuccino. Do you know any coffee shops that have soy/almond/plant-of-some-kind milk on offer?

    1. Vegan Food Quest Post author

      Thanks for your comment on our Vegan Guide to Siem Reap
      There are some fabulous coffee places in town including those that will make you a plant milk cappuccino.
      My favourites are:
      Little Red Fox Expresso
      Vibe (all vegan cafe so have a range of milks inc cashew and almond)
      Sister Srey

      If you are on more of a budget you can get a decent coffee from a little roadside stall (they normally use ‘Boncafe’ beans which are OK, freshly grind them and then whip up a coffee in proper coffee machine) for about $1.25 – if you want to take your own soya milk then you can easily buy a small amount of it from the shop (widely available) and ask them to use. The most popular brand is Lactosoy but make sure you get the pink carton which has the Thai ‘Jay’ sign on it (looks like the number ’17’ in red on a yellow background). You might also want to take your own cup to them too to avoid them using a plastic lid, stirrer, and a couple of plastic bags to top it all off.

      The coffee shops / cafes are more pricey but all have very good ethics, fabulous coffee, and lovely vegan friendly people.


  5. Lisa

    Hi Caryl.
    I love this post and refer back to it again and again. Thank you so much for writing it. I am in Siem Reap now for a while.

    I really want to try the spring rolls at mie gala but I cannot find the place on Wat Bo Road. What am I missing? Have they moved?

    1. Vegan Food Quest Post author

      HI LISA
      i know Paul has apologised for the delayed reply due to our busy travel schedule but let me take this chance to say sorry again!!!
      did you find the spring rolls with the direction Paul sent you?

    1. Vegan Food Quest Post author

      We very much look forward to welcoming you, keep us posted on dates as we have many travel plans so don’t want to miss the chance to show you the best of vegan Siem Reap!

  6. Darren

    We have been steadily making our way through the list over the last couple of years – our paths nearly crossed in Mersing in 2014. We now live in Siem Reap. FYI – Garden of Universe has closed down. It is in the process of being renovated as I type and is due to reopen as Shanghai Angkor Napoli Pizza & Bar in the near future according to member of staff I spoke to there today.

    1. Vegan Food Quest Post author

      Hi! Isn’t Siem Reap the most amazing place for vegans right now? More places opening up all the time and so many options to try 🙂 Thanks for the update – we’ll keep our eyes peeled for the new place when it opens up… Mersing is a funny old place isn’t it? And such a small world, come and say hi if our paths cross in Siem Reap anywhere 🙂 Caryl


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