Wat Polanka Road
Ok so we’re a little biased as Vegan Villa is our home and we love it! It’s a new build 2 bed villa in a private gated complex with 24 hour security just 10 minutes from the town centre and 20 minutes from Angkor Wat. We love meeting other vegan travellers and sharing vegan travel stories with them so if you fancy staying in a 100% vegan house then check out our Vegan Villa listing on airbnb to enjoy a private AC room with private bathroom and each day we will prepare a delicious vegan breakfast just for you.
Vegan Restaurants in Siem Reap
Green-Go Garden $$
366B Angkor Night Market St
Opening Times: 12 midday-11pm
100% vegan restaurant offering a relaxed space for food, drinks or to catch up with some work as it is also a co-working space. Vegan food includes pizzas with vegan cheese (best pizza in Siem Reap in our opinion), burritos, home made ravioli , falafels and chick pea with pumpkin curry. You can enjoy a glass of vegan wine from the selection of vegan wines available or a vegan craft beer with you food too, this is one of our regular spots in Siem Reap and well worth a visit.
Opening Times: 7.30am-9pm every day (closes at 4pm on Monday)
As the first all plant based restaurant in Siem Reap this place is a favourite with vegan expats and vegan travellers and rightly so; brand new, modern design creates a cool and funky vibe meaning it’s the perfect place to hang out with friends. Enjoy dishes with exciting ingredients like tempeh, organic brown rice, fermented pickled beetroot and probiotic nut cheese and whatever you do don’t miss out on the raw desserts.
Mahob Buos $
Opening Times: 11am-9pm closed Friday
Mahob Buos is an all vegan restaurant in Siem Reap where the income generated is used to support a number of community projects that Azahar Foundation manages. The food is primarily plant based versions of Cambodian cuisine including curries, soups, amok and prahok khtis which is a traditional Khmer dish usually made with fermented fish paste. For those of you that don’t fancy Cambodia food there are a number of Western dishes including a couple of tasty vegan burgers available.
Vegetarian Restaurants in Siem Reap
Moringa Bar and Restaurant $$
Moringa Bar and Restaurant
136 Steung Thmei
Opening Times: 4.20pm-11pm (closed Wednesday)
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 caulicower 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.
Opening Times: 11am-9.30pm every day
Banlle is in a peaceful garden setting which also has a modern AC restaurant downstairs and open air seating on the balcony. The menu covers Khmer and Western vegetarian food that is mostly vegan and absolutely delicious, since the recent refurb this is fast becoming our favourite spot in Siem Reap due to the setting, food and ambiance. Banlle should be on your ‘must visit’ list in Siem Reap and make sure to try the insanely good vegan fish and chips made from banana flower.
Yuan Sheng Vegetable Restaurant $
Yuan Sheng Vegetable Restaurant
Lok Tanuey Road
Opening Times: 7am-9pm every day
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.
Opening Times: 11am-10pm every day (opens 5pm on Sunday)
One of the few 100% veggie places town, Chamkar 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!)
Peace Cafe $ $
Opening Times: 7.30am-9pm every day
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?
Veg ‘G’ Table $$
Veg ‘G’ Table
Wat Bo Road
Opening Times: 11am-3pm and 6pm-9pm every day (closed on Sunday and Monday)
Now 100% 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.
Vitking House $
Opening Times: 8am-8pm every day
Vitking House is a local 100% veggie restaurant where you can get your mock meat fix also a selection of rice, soups and noodle dishes, the hot plate with noodles is pretty tasty and the mushroom skewers are amazing, we can’t get enough of them. There are some Western style dishes too, but in our opinion they are best avoided…
Vegan Friendly Restaurants in Siem Reap
Opening Times: 10am-11pm every day
Our favourite dosa in town is from Vanakkam where they have an amazing array of vegan friendly indian food, our other favourite dishes include the South Indian thali and the chilli gobi. The father and son are super friendly and we have worked with them to introduce a 100% vegan menu that is now available upon request meaning this is for sure the most vegan friendly Indian restaurant in Siem Reap.
Opening Times: 6.30am-10pm every day
Footprints is a socially conscious cafe that opened in 2016 with a number of vegan options on the menu including a Vegan Banana Passion Pancake, Cambodian Vegetarian Curry, Vegan Burger with Mango Salad, Fresh Vegetable Spring Rolls and Pumpkin Soup. They also serve ‘Sundowners’ $1.50 cocktails every evening which is well worth checking out.
Bang Bang Bakery $
Bang Bang Bakery
Opening Times: 8am-6pm (closed Monday and Tuesday)
Vegan cakes, vegan bagels and a selection of superb vegan breads anyone? Then look no further than Bang Bang Bakery 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!
Chanrey Tree $$
Opening Times: 11am-2.30pm and 6pm-10.30pm every day
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…
Opening Times: 6am-10pm every day
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 now decided to introduce a vegetarian menu.
Opening Times: 11.30am-2.30pm and 5.30pm-9.30pm every day (closed on Sunday)
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.
ARTillery Cafe $$
Wat Bo Road
Opening Times: 7.30am-9pm every day
ARTillery Cafe has a great selection of vegan food including some raw dishes too. If you love raw cake, zoodles, raw pizza and juices then this place is for you but they also do a good vegan burger and some other healthy vegan options that are cooked like pulled jackfruit tacos. Ask for the vegan bread option when ordering anything made with bread like sandwiches and burgers.
Here is our review of Artillery Cafe.
La Pasta $
Opening Times: 12.30am-9pm (closed on Monday)
With plenty of options in Siem Reap for pizza and pasta everyone has their favourite, to be honest we’ve got a few that we like but how can we not include the only Italian restaurant that has a separate vegan menu including spaghetti with vegan meatballs, almond parmesan and pizza with cashew cheese…certainly worth checking out as it’s very good indeed!
Central Market Street
Opening Times: 11am-10pm (closed on Monday)
Mo is a local legend, he serves up delicious falafel plates, creamy hummus, zucchini stew and other vegan delights including a dish called ‘Ask Mo’. Bring your own beer (including one for Mo:) and enjoy one of the most laid back and cool spots in Temple Town, we nearly forgot to mention if you don’t like beer then Mo has a ‘tea buffet’ where you can create your own blends…
Lily’s Secret Garden
Lily’s Secret Garden
Opening Times: 11am-9pm (closed Monday)
Lily’s Secret Garden is well worth a visit, also you can join the lovely Lily for one of her cooking classes. Her vegan food is delicious and she is more than happy to offer an all vegan Cambodian cooking experience which includes a visit to a local market to buy ingredients.
New Leaf Eatery $$
New Leaf Eatery
behind Angkor Trade Center
Opening Times: 7.30am-9.30pm every day
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, there are other vegan dishes on the menu and this is a lovely spot to relax and enjoy some tasty food knowing your money is going to a great cause at this ‘not for profit’ restaurant in Siem Reap.
Gelato Lab $
Opening Times: 9am-11.30pm every day
When you want a little sweet treat and you’re wandering around the Pub Street area, there’s no better place to go than 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 cavours as well as the decadent chocolate sorbet.
Little Red Fox $$
Little Red Fox
Opening Times: 6.30am-5pm every day (closed on Monday)
Little Red Fox is our favourite place to get a good, pure, clean coffee hit, friendly vibes, community minded folk, great coffee and even has vegan food on the new menu, we love the sweet potato slices, with chick peas and tahini sauce…
If you don’t have a caffeine habit then get one and get yourself down to the Little Red Fox!
Cuisine Wat Damnak $$$
Cuisine Wat Damnak
Wat Damnak Village
Opening Times: 6.30am-9.30pm (closed on Sunday and Monday)
Visitors to Siem Reap have the opportunity to dine 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, they can prepare a fully vegan tasting menu for you, just mention it when you book.
Here is our review of Cuisine Wat Damnak.
My Little Cafe $
My Little Cafe
Tep Vong Street
Opening Times: 6.30am-10pm every day
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.
Embassy Restaurant $$$
Kings Road Angkor
Opening Times: 6am-11pm every day
For the fine-dining foodies amongst you, Embassy Restaurant should be on your list of places to make reservation, as long as they know in advance, they’ll veganise their monthly tasting menu made with seasonal produce and using traditional Khmer flavours and recipes, all these wonderful delights are presented to you by an all female staff team too.
Here is our review of Embassy.
Sister Srey $$
Opening Times: 7am-6pm every day
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.
Georges Rhumerie $$
Wat Damnak Village
Opening Times: 4pm-10pm every day (closed on Monday)
What’s not to love about a place that serves a huge variety of rum and has some vegan sausages on the menu? Exactly. The French chef and owner at George’s doesn’t pretend to understand why anyone would be vegan, but no need to when even though he doesn’t get us, he is still happy to make yummy vegan sausages served on top of a delicious fresh chopped salad. Rum cocktails flow here too…
Khmer Grill $
Opening Times: 8.30am-10pm every day
This place is always busy and rightly so; think generous portions, plenty of Khmer dishes packed full of flavour and a veggie menu with multiple vegan options marked and others that can easily be adapted. The staff are really friendly so not only do you get to enjoy tasty food you receive service with a smile:)
Bambu Stage $$
near Wat Damnak
Opening Times: 6.30am-9pm every day
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!
Vegan Friendly Hotels in Siem Reap
Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel $$
Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel
A great option for somewhere to stay in Siem Reap if you are vegan is the Baby Elephant Boutique where you can eat a choice of not one, but two tasty vegan burgers plus delicious spring rolls, vegan pastas, tofu ‘fish’ and chips or even have a leisurely breakfast of tofu scramble and home made potato hash before relaxing by the pool. Non hotel guests are welcome, the food is great and the pool is lovely, as are the friendly staff.
Jaya House River Park $$$
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 River Park during which we enjoyed tasty and creative Cambodian, vegan cuisine.
Rok Rak Street
Templation claims to offer “an oasis at the gates of Angkor” and we would have to agree, it is a beautiful luxury resort complete with mature gardens and a restaurnat adjacent to one of the largest free form pools we’ve ever seen. Where better to enjoy vegan food including a memorable tofu and eggplant dish, beautiful and tasty fresh spring rolls and a vegan burger, yes you heard us right, Templation has a vegan burger on their menu and like all of their vegan food its delicious! If you stay the night make sure and try the amazing homemade vegan hash browns for breakfast they are incredible…
Here is the detailed review from our stay at Templation.
Navutu Dreams $$$
Navutu Dreams is the only resort and wellness retreat in Siem Rear, 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.
Here is the detailed review from our stay at Navutu Dreams.
Other Vegan Guides to Siem Reap
Being based in Siem Reap we love to connect with other vegan travel bloggers who pass through Temple Town during their vegan travel adventures and the fact that we’ve also got an all vegan airbnb means that they can come and check out our awesome vegan breakfasts. Cody and Giselle from Mindful Wanderlust and Kristin from Will Travel for Vegan Food were guests at Vegan Villa whilst they were working with Vegan Travel as competition winners, here are their blog posts on the Vegan Travel website. Mostly Amelie and Nicole from Vegan Nom Noms also stayed recently and have featured us in these helpful posts and guides:
The Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Siem Reap from Mostly Amelie
World Vegan Accomodation Guide from Vegan Nom Noms