The bustling capital city of Cambodia is busy, busy, busy but it’s a key place to visit to transit through to other places as well as visiting the infamous and humbling S21 prison and the Killing Fields, after some sobering sightseeing you will need to find some vegan food. Our Vegan Guide to Phnom Penh has the lowdown but here are a few of our favourites here:
You can find great falafels and other Lebanese food at Hummus House, it’s not a fancy place but fancy isn’t required when good falafels are on the menu.
Having recently opened to rave reviews in Siem Reap ARTillery Cafe is already a firm favourite on the Phnom Penh scene and well worth a visit, whilst not vegan (or vegetarian for that matter) they offer a variety of raw and vegan options including tasty pulled jackfruit tacos, a beetroot burger and their own homemade vegan mayo which is delicious! Renegade Travels have included ARTillery Cafe in their veggie guide to Phnom Penh which you can read here.
We love Evergreen, a simple vegetarian restaurant (check with them which dishes contain eggs) that many fellow vegan travellers had told us about before we visited. Expect local food veganised, some delicious noodle soups, homemade seitan and some really tasty dumplings. Order the addictively tasty ‘fried mushrooms’ if you want to try one of our favourites. Travel bloggers, Justine from Travel Lush and Ali from Bottled Air have both included Evergreen in their vegan & vegetarian Phnom Penh posts, along with other favourites of theirs.
Psar Thmei (Central Market)
Central Market is a great place to shop and an awesome place to go and see the wonderful fruits of Cambodia alongside some really good traditional food. Find sugar topped rice flour donuts, akor cakes, jackfruit sticky rice and more amid the hustle and bustle of this cool local market.