SEPTEMBER 2021: Due to COVID we have been unable to travel for more than 18 months, which means it's been impossible to update our vegan travel guides. Therefore we cannot be sure if the below inclusions are still open, so please contact them directly to check. For up to date information, check out the excellent HappyCow, which you can find via the link at the bottom of this vegan guide.
Updated August 2021
Due to COVID pressing the pause button on tourism, Siem Reap has suffered in so many ways. One of these ways is that many of the restaurants below have had to close, some temporarily and some permanently. However, our brand new post shows there is still plenty of vegan food in Siem Reap for you to enjoy, whilst we wait for the borders to re open and ‘normal’ life to return to Temple Town.
Updated September 2019
Siem Reap should most definately be on your vegan travel hit list; you can see the magnificent temples 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. Because it’s such a popular destination with a huge local and international community, there are vegan options from a range of cuisines. In our Vegan Guide to Siem Reap you will find everything 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 are restaurants that support local charities or train disadvantaged local people too. Add a good variety of vegan Cambodian 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 in Siem Reap.
$ Lots of options under $5
$$ Nothing over $10
$$$ Expect your meal to cost $20+ per head