Vegan Guide to Sihanoukville
If you’re heading to the beach in Cambodia, chances are you’ll pass through Sihanoukville, arguably Cambodia’s busiest beach town, our Vegan Guide to Sihanoukville to help you get the best out of this popular Cambodian destination.
Serendipity Beach (the beach next to the pier where ferries and speedboats leave from) which stretches into Ochheuteal Beach are both full of tourists (Khmer and visitors from elsewhere). There’s a general “we’re on holiday” atmosphere which leads to a lot of beach frolicking, beer drinking and lazing about in bamboo bucket chairs or plastic deckchairs. Plus loud music, probably played over the loud music from the neighbouring bar and restaurant.
There’s also a number of people begging, selling bracelets and trying to convince you to go to their bar; it all adds up to a general low level of pestering. The beach is very seafood orientated, with some effort you could probably order a plain fried rice if needed but you’re better heading to Serendipity Beach Road and the area around the Golden Lions roundabout where all the bars and restaurants are where there is some serious vegan action.
And when we say serious, we mean serious; Sihanoukville actually seems to have a number of vegan options to get excited about.
Dao of Life
Open daily 8am-10pm
Dao of Life
Serendipity Pier (above Yasmine Restaurant)
Hands down the best vegan option in town (and one of the few fully vegan restaurants in Cambodia) is the lovely all vegan cafe and community space, Dao of Life. Head here for juices, coffee, burgers, pancakes and more; enjoying the cool vibes, good food and friendly people. They’re closed on Mondays so don’t go then because you’ll be sadly disappointed. Note: the homemade vegan cheese on the burger is amazing and the pancakes are deliciously lovely in every single way.
Open daily 10am-10pm
The aptly named ‘Falafel‘ restaurant does great vegan falafel wraps with some potent homemade chilli sauce. The staff were friendly at this little vegetarian falafel joint and we’d definitely recommend heading there for a falafel fix.
Open daily 11am-10pm
A good place to get a vegan pizza or a bowl of pasta, Marco Polo is nothing too fancy but the best option in town if you fancy home cooked Italian food. Good, thin crust pizzas with decent a decent range of vegan toppings and some tasty (egg free) pastas dishes to try.
Open Daily 10am-10pm
Krong Preah Sihanouk
Ernie’s is a American diner style restaurant where, wait for it, there is a vegan hotdog and burger on the menu plus a choice of nearly a million toppings. The soy hot dog itself is a little strange, falling somewhere in the middle of a cross between playdoh and tasty vegan pate but the whole experience of being able to add all the toppings made it entirely worth it.
Open daily 9am-11pm
Krong Preah Sihanouk
This interestingly named Indian restaurant is up near the Golden Lions roundabout and although not the best Indian food we’ve enjoyed (the dosa was average) it’s OK if you need a quick Indian fix.
We barely saw any tourists at the main market in town, located away from all the tourist action that’s near the beach and roundabout. There is an abundance of fruit plus a decent amount of vegan street food to be found so keep your eyes peeled for some favourite traditional snacks and eat away whilst soaking up the atmosphere, our vegan guide to Cambodain street food will help you.
Vegan Travel Extras
Some of our Airbnb guests at Vegan Villa recommended Vagabond Temple which is a yoga and meditation retreat centre (so you can’t just drop in for a meal) plus they serve vegan food to their guests which makes us like them even more, if you’re looking for a place to do a yoga retreat or a detox then we’re told that this is the place to go to.
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So there you have it, our Vegan Guide to Sihanoukville with everything that you might need for your vegan travels in this part of Cambodia.
You can even come and stay with us at Vegan Villa which is our 100% vegan Airbnb in Siem Reap, Cambodia