Vegan Guide to Phnom Penh

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Updated February 2018

Phnom Penh is the busy and vibrnat capital city of Cambodia and has some great vegan food options We wish that we managed to spend more time there to further our research! In the meantime, we would love to hear from you with any obvious omissions, as this vegan guide to Phnom Penh will be regularly updated. Read on for some of our favourite locations for vegan food in Phnom Penh…

Vegan Restaurants in Phnom Penh

Vibe Cafe

Vibe Cafe
House 26 Street 446
Phnom Penh

Opening Times: 7.30am-9pm every day (closes 4pm Monday)

Vibe in Siem Reap is one of our regular choices and their Phnom Penh outlet is equally as stylish and cool. The all vegan menu is extensive with an array of super healthy plant based options, they also have lots of takeaway items including jars of cashew cheese which we love. The BBQ Buffalo Cauliflower Bites below are made with gluten free flour and served with BBQ sauce and vegan ranch dressing, we also like the sandwiches including the homemade vegan feta with beetroot shown below which was delicious.

BBQ cauliflower bites from Vibe Phnom Penh
vegan sandwich from Vibe Phnom Penh

Masala Dosa Street Kitchen

Masala Dosa Street Kitchen
Samdach Sothearos Blvd 3
Phnom Penh

Opening Times: 11.30am-3pm and 5.30pm-10pm every day (closed Monday lunchtime)

This new and exciting vegan restaurant in Phnom Penh has fast earned a loyal following who rave about the incredible selection of dosas and other Indian delights available at the cool and funky spot. Sit back and enjoy the vibe and be sure to know the hardest decision will be choosing which dosa you would like to try! Check out the Vegan Omelette made with chick pea flour and packed with flavour, it’s pretty damn fine…

Masala Dosa Street Kitchen vegan omelette
Masala Dosa Street Kitchen vegan curry

Sabay Vegilicious

Sabay Vegilicious
35C Street 288
Phnom Penh

Opening Times: 7am-9pm every day

The selling and eating of dog meat is still very popular (and profitable) in Cambodia and the couple behind Sabay Vegilicious were the owners of a dog meat restaurant. Having met with some compassionate souls who were researching this industry in Phnom Penh they decided to leave this life behind and set up an all vegan restaurant instead with help from the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation. This really is veganism making a difference and we wish them all the very best!

“A social enterprise like no other, with Syna and Mong serving you a tasty and compassionate meal, your pet dog is welcome to join as well, come hang out and learn how they started this restaurant in order to leave behind their lives as dog meat sellers.”

Sabay Vegilicious vegan food 2

Vegetarian Restaurants in Phnom Penh

Evergreen Vegetarian House

Evergreen Vegetarian House
109 Street 130
Phnom Penh

Opening Times: 7am-2pm and 3.30pm-9pm every day

This was the first vegetarian restaurant we visited in Phnom Penh back in 2014 and we still head there on most trips to this busy and hectic capital city. The all veg menu is extensive with plenty of veggie or vegan versions of Cambodian cuisine and a variety of mock meat dishes including some very tasty seitan. It’s a clean and simple establishment where the staff are friendly and many of the menu items cost around $2 which offers great value, below shows a seitan ‘meat’ dish and pineapple and ‘ham’ fried rice which is seved with a simple veg broth.

vegan pineapple fried rice at Evergreen in Phnom Penh
mock meat at Evergreen in Phnom Penh

Besto Restaurant and Mart

Besto Restaurant and Mart
House 74-76 126 Sokhalay
Phnom Penh

Opening Times: 7.30am-10.30pm every day

The huge all veg menu at Besto Restaurant can be a little daunting but rest assured the food they serve once you finally make you selection is pretty decent. As you would imagine from an Indian owner there is a vast array of Indian vegetarian food on offer but there are also burgers, hot dogs and other Western fare available. The curries were authentic, well spiced and flavoursome and as always, it’s great to know your food has been prepared in a 100% veg kitchen.

Besto Phnom Penh vegan food
Besto Phnom Penh vegan curry

Vitking House Vegetarian Restaurant

Vitking House Vegetarian Restaurant
370 Street 163
Phnom Penh

Opening Times: 8am-8pm every day

Two words, Mushroom Skewers. It is kind of vegan law in Cambodia that you must order the mushroom skewers when you visit Vitking at any of their locations in Phnom Penh or Siem Reap as they are insanely good, in fact they are even better than that. There are plenty of other veggie and vegan dishes to choose from (watch out for egg noodles) but it’s all about the mushroom skewers which never fail to amaze with their meaty texture and rich flavour…believe.

vegan mushroom skewers at Vitking Phnom Penh
vegan dumplings at Vitking Phnom Penh

Master Ruma

Master Ruma
16 Street 456
Phnom Penh

Opening Times: 8am-10pm Monday to Friday

Other people seem to like Master Ruma which is an all veggie restaurant with a very reasonably priced menu but we weren’t that impressed. Maybe we chose the wrong thing or perhaps it was the fact that we had our food to takeaway but either way the vegan food was not that inspiring and too oily. We’ve included it in our Vegan Guide to Phnom Penh because others have told us that it’s worth a visit.

Master Ruma in Phnom Penh
Master Ruma menu in Phnom Penh

The Vegetarian Restaurant

The Vegetarian Restaurant
158 Street 19
Off Sihanouk Boulevard
Phnom Penh

Opening Times: 10.30am-6.30pm every day (closed Sunday)

Tucked away behind a green gate is a bamboo shrouded garden which is the outside dining area of this cool veggie spot in Phnom Penh with an extensive menu of Cambodian classics and also a selection of Indian dishes and pasta for you to choose from. Our Cambodian lok lak was cubed tofu and soy meat in a light soy gravy with ginger, it was tasty although not memorable. We also ordered salt and pepper fried tofu which was delicious and the portion was huge; thinly sliced tofu, deep fried (although not too oily) and served with a wedge of lime and ground salt and pepper.

The Vegetarian restaurant in Phnom Penh
fried tofu at The Vegetarian restaurant in Phnom Penh

Maitreya Healthy

Maitreya Healthy
House 155, Street 113
Khan Chamcar Morn (at St 386)
Phnom Penh

Opening Times: 6am-9pm every day

Expect to find noodle soups, mock meats and vegetable hot pots at this simple but very well regarded all vegetarian restaurant in Phnom Penh. Great value for money, friendly service and free tea with your meal at Maitreya Vegetarian Restaurant, this is the perfect option to get your mock meat fix when you are in Phnom Penh.

Maitreya vegan hot pot
Maitreya vegan mock meat

Vegan Friendly Restaurants in Phnom Penh

Farm to Table

Farm to Table
16 Street 360
Phnom Penh

Opening Times: 8am-10pm every day

The leafy, green and rustic setting, complete with vegetable garden is the perfect location for Farm to Table. They work hard in the community to promote healthy eating and the use of organic and local ingredients is at the core of what they create. Whilst not a vegetarian restaurant, the super talented chef serves up a selection of veg and vegan options which are clearly marked on the menu. The vegan food at Farm to Table has always tasted as good as it’s looked including this vibrant and tasty trio of bruscetta below.

trio of bruschetta at Farm to Table
vegan soup at Farm to Table

Enso Cafe

Enso Cafe
#50B Oknha Chhun
Street 240
Phnom Penh 12207

Opening Times: 7am-8pm every day

Modern, stylish cafe and ‘healing space’ with yoga and other classes available. The menu has many vegetarian options, some which are vegan and others that can be adapted. We really were spoiled for choice due to the multiple options but decided on Eggplant Lasagna and Beetroot Walnut Bread Sandwich. Both were excellent and the lasagna was outstanding. But, maybe we wouldn’t have called it a lasagna as there was no pasta. For us, it was a melanzane parmigiana and it was absolutely delicious, we would order it again for sure. The sandwich was great too but was out shine by the ‘lasagna’.

Enso Cafe vegan food 1
Enso Cafe vegan food

Sara Ethiopian Restaurant

Sara Ethiopian Restaurant
House 1
Street 172
Phnom Penh 12206

Opening Times: 10am-11pm every day

It was closed when we first visited but we are so happy we returned the following day. They communicated quickly via Facebook and apologised for not being open but reassured us they would be open the following day. Having never eaten Ethiopian food before we didn’t know what to expect but have to say we were very happy indeed, it was delicious and full of flavour. We shared the ‘Ethiopian Vegan Foods Veggie Combo’ and a chick pea stew called ‘Shiro Wot’. These were both served with a fermented bread called ‘Injera’ which is made from teff flour. The food was outstanding and unlike anything we’ve eaten before. We will be returning for sure next time we’re in town!

Saras Ethiopian vegan food 1
Saras Ethiopian vegan food

Sundown Social Club

Sundown Social Club
#86 Street 440
Phnom Penh 12310

Opening Times: 12am-12pm every day

Vegan burgers, vegan hot dogs and vegan taco options on the menu at this rooftop and open air bar opposite Toul Tompuong Market. It’s got a cool and laid back vibe, a perfect spot for sunset cocktails we would imagine? We were there at lunch and ordered the BBQ falafel hot dog with caramelised onions, tomato relish and chives, also the beer battered lemon tofu tacos. Both were decent with our favourite being the hotdog which was close to perfect. The tacos would have been good with extra salsa and chips as the portion size was a little small. Quality of the food though was very good and we would return.

Sundown Social Club vegan hot dog
Sundown Social Club vegan tacos

Juniper Gin Bar

Juniper Gin Bar
12th Floor
Point Boutique Hotel
St 130
Phnom Penh

Opening Times: 4pm-12am every day, closed Monday

This is a killer rooftop bar with 360 degree views of the river and stunning sunsets. With the same owners as Sundown Social Club and the same chilled vibe it’s well worth a visit. Not just for the sunset views and creative gin based cocktails but they have a vegan pizza that was pretty decent too. The pizza has a garlic and artichoke base, topped with jalapeños, olives, spinach, caramelised onion, olive and fresh basil, it was perfect after a few cocktails. We resisted the temptation to order paprika French fries with garlic mayo but they sounded good too!

Juniper Gin Bar sunset view phnom penh

Bloom Cafe

Bloom Cafe
House 40
Street 220
Phnom Penh 12211

Opening Times: 7am-8pm every day, closed Sunday

Bloom Cafe make cute and beautifully decorated cupcakes and always have a couple of vegan options. They used to have a cafe in Siem Reap but that’s closed now so it’s nice to be able to visit when we’re in Phnom Penh. The cupcakes are delcious and they can also make full sized vegan birthday cakes upon request. We love that they are supporting Refill not Landfill which is well worth checking out if you haven’t before.

Bloom Cafe Phnom Penh 2
Bloom Cafe Phnom Penh 1

Malis

Malis
136 Norodom Blvd
Phnom Penh

Opening Times: 6am-10.30pm every day

We’ve dined at Malis in Siem Reap and it’s certainly the place to go for a special evening, the introduction of the all veg menu made this an even better option.  The menu available in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh includes the dishes shown below, pineapple fried rice and the Malis vegetable red curry which was delcious and packed with flavour.

Malis pineapple fried rice
Malis vegetable red curry

Artillery Arts Cafe

Artillery Arts Cafe
Alley of 240 1/2
Street 244
Phnom Penh

Opening Times: 7.30am-9.30pm every day

Artillery has operated in Phnom Penh since 2013 and as well as serving lots of veggie, vegan and raw food they host events including art projects and wellness workshops. Dishes feature organic and local ingredients wherever possible with many nutritious and plant based options including the delcious ‘BBQ Jackfruit Tacos’ with flour tortillas, avocado and cashew cheese and the decadent yet healthy ‘Original Raw Cheesecake’ made with cashew cream, an almond coconut crust and topped with fresh passion fruit.

Artillery jackfruit tacos in Phnom Penh
Artillery passion fruit raw cheesecake

Hummus House

Hummus House
95 Street 1
Preah Sisowath Quay
Phnom Penh

Opening Times: 10.30am-10.30pm every day

If you’re craving falafel, flatbread, hummus and salad whilst in Phnom Penh this is without a doubt the place to head. Located near the river front area and adjacent to many of the bus departure points this is often our ‘go to’ takeaway option when about to hit the road and we tend to visit at least once each time we’re in Phnom Penh. After all, who doesn’t like falafels?!

Hummus House salad in Phnom Penh
Hummus House falafels

Sumatra Restaurant

Sumatra Restaurant
67 Street 123
Phnom Penh

Opening Times: 11am-9pm every day (closed Tuesday)

Tempe or tempeh is a food from the gods and we just can’t get enough of it. We still don’t understand why this delicious and versatile soy bean product is predominantly only available in Indonesia (where it is absolutely everywhere) and the rest of Asia (and the world) have not caught on to just how good it is! Well, for a little slice of Indonesia and plenty of tasty tempe head down to Sumatra Restaurant where the friendly and helpful owner will help to make sure all of your food is vegan as well as delicious.

vegan eggplant at Sumatra in Phnom Penh
vegan tempe at Sumatra in Phnom Penh

Lot 369 Cafe and Bar

Lot 369 Cafe and Bar
13 Street 454
Phnom Penh

Opening Times: 7.30am-9pm every day

Continuing the tempe theme over at Lot 369 we just have to mention their amazing vegan breakfast which is perfect for a Sunday morning after a late night out in one of the city’s fabulous cocktail bars, (trust us as we know this from experience). It really hit the spot, served in a bowl with homemade hash browns, spinach, tomatoes and baked beans; perfect breakfast food.

Lot 369 in Phnom Penh
vegan breakfast at Lot 369 in Phnom Penh

Backyard Cafe

Backyard Cafe
11B Street 246
Phnom Penh

Opening Times: 7.30am-9pm every day (closes 4.30pm Monday)

As ‘The home of healthy food in Cambodia, with vegetarian, vegan, and raw options’ you can rest assured that there will be plenty of plant based goodness for you to choose from at Backyard Cafe. As well as popular and healthy dishes including the Rainbow Bowl and the Poke Inspired Beet Bowl they also offer juice cleanses, a lunch delivery service and various wholefoods which are made fresh daily for you to take home.

rainbow bowl at Backyard Cafe Phnom Penh
vegan beet bowl at Backyard Cafe Phnom Penh

Vegan Friendly Luxury Hotels in Phnom Penh

Pavilion Phnom Penh

Pavilion Phnom Penh
227 Preah Ang Yukanthor
Street 19)
Phnom Penh

Set within 4 period buildings that have been restored and upgraded, Pavilion Phnom Penh is a luxury, boutique hotel that presents a very good option in the centre of Phnom Penh. The menu has a selection of vegan dishes and other vegetarian dishes that can be adapted for vegan guests, there are even hot vegan options on the breakfast menu. Here is our detailed review of Pavilion Phnom Penh.

Pavilion Phnom Penh 1
Pavilion Phnom Penh vegan spring rolls

Vegan Shopping in Phnom Penh

Ping An Vegetarian Grocery Shop

Ping An Vegetarian Grovery Shop
Phnom Penh

Opening Times: TBC

We have never visited this vegetarian grocery store in Phnom Penh, we like their page on Facebook and have messaged them asking for further information.We are told it sells a selection of dried products, mock meat, sauces and tins but cannot be sure. Has anyone visited? Can anyone tell us the exact location, opening times and what they sell? We would love to know and spread the word!

Fresh Orange Juice

Corner of st 130 and st 19
Phnom Penh

Opening Times: Every morning until they sell out

This is the coolest fresh orange juice stall we’ve ever seen and is in the heart of Phnom Penh.In fact, it’s our ‘go to’ spot when we leave one of our favourite restaurants, Evergreen Vegetarian House. Pay your bill, leave the restaurant, turn left and it’s 100m on the junction of st 19 on your left. 7000 riel for a freshly squeezed orange juice that certainly hits the spot!

Orange juice Phnom Penh 1
Orange juice Phnom Penh 2

Super Duper Supermarket

Super Duper Supermarket
3 Samdach Sothearos Boulevard
Phnom Penh

Opening Times: 24 hours

We miss vegan sausages and vegan butter so were very excited to find that Super Duper Supermarket had started to stock a number of export products including Earth Balance butter and Tofurky sausages. Be warned, their stock levels are erratic and sometimes there is nothing available and they also change the brands they stock from time to time but if you’re in Phnom Penh and looking for vegan butter, vegan sausages or any other imported products this is certainly the place to look.

vegan products at Super Duper Phnom Penh
vegan butter at Super Duper Phnom Penh

HappyCow in Phnom Penh

Of course, no vegan travel adventure would be complete without using the excellent HappyCow website or app, their Vegan Phnom Penh page currently lists 3 all vegan and 23 all vegetarian restaurants for you to choose from. HappyCow enlists ambassadors in each location to keep their information up to date and we are thrilled to fulfill that role in our current HQ of Siem Reap, Cambodia. The HappyCow Ambassador for Phnom Penh is Mister Yeti and these are his current Phnom Penh ‘Ambassador City Picks’:

Cool
Master Ruma
Pidoa Nature

Other Vegan Guides to Phnom Penh

There are lots of useful posts and reviews for Phnom Penh on the Epic Animal Quest Website including this one called Best vegan cookies in Phnom Penh and on the Made in Cambodia website you will find this helpful guide called Phnom Penh’s best vegetarian and vegan restaurants. Also, check out this post from the lovely Giselle of Mindful Wanderlust published on the Vegan Travel website.

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