Even more vegan food in Siem Reap
Despite the closure of all of the vegan restaurants in Siem Reap due to the economic impact of covid, we are still blessed with multiple vegan and plant based options in Temple Town. From luxury hotels with vegan breakfast such as Jaya House River Park and Treeline Urban Resort (who also currently have amazing plant based options on their menu at Canopy), to accidentally vegan Cambodian street food if you know where to look, we are spoiled for choice.
We were of course excited with the recent opening of a brand new 100% vegan restaurant, and also feel lucky to have a vegan meal delivery service to order from, they have both been welcome additions to the vegan food scene here in Siem Reap. Read about them both below, along with a couple of restaurants who’ve been here for some time, but have recently enhanced their vegan offerings. If you are still looking for more inspiration, check out our recent blog posts Vegan Food in Siem Reap and Exciting to be Vegan in Siem Reap for even more ideas of where you can head for your next meal…
Cambodia Vegan Tour
We have been working with the award winning Vegan Travel Asia to create a series of immersive 14 day Cambodia Vegan Tours which launched in December 2022. Exploring the country and learning about the people, the traditions, the culture and the food that makes Cambodia such an enchanting destination. The itinerary for these small group tours will include spending time in Phnom Penh, Battambang, Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary and Siem Reap. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to join our Cambodia vegan tours!
Hey Bong :: The Healthy Secrets
Currently the only 100% vegan restaurant in Siem Reap it’s only right that we start with the excellent Hey Bong :: The Healthy Secrets. Just a short walk from Old Market and Pub St, tucked away at the end of an small lane is this welcoming vegan oasis. They bravely opened during covid when every other vegan restaurant in Temple Town decided to close and that bold move may just prove to be a very good decision. We love to support them because they are 100% vegan but would we do so if we didn’t absolutely love the food, no we wouldn’t as Siem Reap is packed with restaurants offering vegan options. The food is fresh, healthy and nutritious, the vibe is chilled and the team are super friendly making this one of our favourite spots right now and long may that continue. Don’t miss the cumin tofu noodles and the homemade burger with BreadHeadz burger bun, both are incredibly good
Poke Me Siem Reap
Not a restaurant but Poke Me Siem Reap is 100% vegan and offers a weekly meal delivery service that has grown in popularity since launching towards the end of 2021. For those of you that are too busy (or too lazy) to prepare you’re own food you really won’t go far wrong by signing up for their excellent value and generously portioned meals. If you’re like us and love to cook so don’t want to commit to every day, they also offer the option for you to pick and choose to have meals delivered on the days of your choice. Check out Poke Me Siem Reap, you won’t be disappointed.
Elia Greek Kitchen Siem Reap
Elia Greek Kitchen has been a popular choice in Siem Reap for a number of years now, we’ve always enjoyed their veggie gyros and chips which can be served vegan if you remove the tzatziki. But we were pleasantly surprised when we were told by friends that the menu now features a selection of vegan options which are all clearly marked. We published a guest blog post about Vegan Food in Bassac Lane a few months back and Elia were included. So of course we headed to their Siem Reap restaurant to see what the fuss was about and we loved it. Highlights were the stuffed vine leaves, the imam baildi and the vegan rizogalo which was ridiculously good.
We first came across Maybe Later in Sihanoukville, back in the day when Snooky was oh so very different. The vegan options were limited but everyone told us how good it was. When they moved to Siem Reap, the vegan options were still limited and we always felt like we were missing out. Therefore, when they recently added vegan cheese, vegan sour cream and the plant based ‘future-food’ OmniMeat to a number of their dishes we were very happy indeed. After trying a selection of these dishes, we now know what all the fuss was about and finally, we don’t have to miss out anymore. The tacos and ‘smothered’ burrito as pictured were superb, we can’t wait to try them again. Check out ‘Taco Tuesdays’ when all tacos are just $1.50 and also the current promo with all vegan options 15% on a Friday. Thank you to the team behind Maybe Later for making this happen!
I always wanted to visit Cambodia but was nervous about the vegan food options. This is an amazing and helpful article! Thanks so much!
thank you Jacqui, please come and visit as now is a unique time for Cambodia. coming through COVID was very tough economically, so those restaurants, cafes, hotels and resorts that survived (many didn’t) need your support more than ever. and we can guarantee there are lots of exciting vegan options to be discovered!