Where can i enjoy vegan food in Siem Reap?

Siem Reap has been our home since 2015 and during that time we have enjoyed a rapid growth in the vegan options available. We’ve done everything we can during this time to support this growth and advocate for veganism. Being Happy Cow ambassadors, sharing recipes with our friends, offering menu consultancy and staff training, publishing vegan friendly luxury hotel reviews, writing travel guides and even gently encouraging Angkor Market to stock vegan products (OMG haven’t they done well!) have all contributed to Siem Reap being a very vegan friendly location.

And then COVID.

We’re not going to write about how COVID has devastated tourism or the economic impact, we’re not even going to write about the roads, because we are pretty sure that if you’re reading this you are already well informed about COVID and the roads in Siem Reap. This short blog post is just to shout out to those who have continued despite the challenges to serve some mighty fine vegan food in Siem Reap. So, in no particular order, this is where to go in Temple Town when you’re looking for a plant based fix.

The below eateries were all open at the start of August 2021 but of course the situation is ever changing. The current restrictions mean that the majority of restaurants are currently open for delivery or collection only.

Vanakkam

The only Indian restaurant to have a dedicated vegan menu. This makes it our favourite which combined with friendly family owners, a delicious dosa and banging South Indian thali this is our ‘go to’ spot for Indian food.

Vanakkam Facebook Page

Vanakkam dosa

New Leaf Eatery

Always one of our favourites and always vegan friendly. However, recently they’ve upped their game to new levels. If you haven’t tried their Beyond Burgers or their OmniMuffins you don’t know what you’re missing, and the veggie curry with OmniMeat balls (pictured) is one of our favourite dishes in town.

New Leaf Facebook Page

New Leaf omnimeat curry

Muffin Man

The vegan muffins are superb and from what we hear, the toasted sandwiches are pretty good too. But for us, it’s all about the muffins, our favourite is the blueberry muffin pictured below.

Muffin Man Facebook Page

Muffin Man blueberry muffin

Peace Cafe

An old favourite of ours when we were hosting guests at our vegan airbnb just around the corner. Lovely garden setting and plenty of tasty vegan food which is all clearly labelled in this 100% veggie restaurant.

Peace Cafe Facebook Page

Peace Cafe banh xeo

Little Red Fox

Excellent coffee, chilled vibe and you just have to try their new tofu scramble which is served on a slice of BreadHeadz bread and a bargain at just $2.50.

Little Red Fox Facebook Page

Little Red Fox scrambled tofu

Bread Headz

A superb selection of home baked, vegan friendly breads, wrap, pittas and breakfast muffins all delivered to your door with a smile. We are official Headz fans…

Bread Headz Facebook Page

BreadHeadz vegan bread

HAVEN

We Love HAVEN. They have our favourite dish in Temple Town which even after 6 years we can’t pronounce properly. It’s called ‘Zuri Gschnetzlets with Swiss Rosti’ and it’s amazing. Just this month they’ve launched a breakfast menu with plenty of vegan options too.

HAVEN Facebook Page

Haven nom banh chok

The Chippy

If vegan sausage roll with chips or vegan sausage and batter with chips sounds good then check out The Chippy who serve the best hand cut chips in Siem Reap for sure. Available for delivery or dine in at New Leaf Eatery.

The Chippy Facebook Page

The Chippy vegan nuggets and chips

Jomno

Super talented local chef creating delicious modern Khmer cuisine in Wat Damnak. The dishes on offer are creative, nutritious and look pretty damn fine too. Plenty of vegan options and don’t miss the special dinner deals including starter, main course and a drink for just $12.

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Jomno vegan tuna

Fellini

This wonderful Italian restaurant has an all vegan menu available with the most amazing lasagna, pizzas and pastas which we are sure you will love just as much as we do! Recently they’ve added a vegan tiramisu which is also very, very good.

Fellini Facebook Page

Fellini vegan egea pizza

SPOONS

SPOONS has recently re openend and is still one of the coolest spots in town. Keep an eye on their social media as they are about to launch new breakfast and lunch menus which each feature a selection of vegan options. We worked with them to help make their menu vegan friendly, and we’ve been lucky enough to sample all of the new dishes which are excellent. You can see from the picture below that there wasn’t much left on our plate during the recent tasting!

SPOONS Facebook Page

BreadHeadz vegan bread

Green Kitchen Cart

Next to the river, under the trees you will find delicious vegan curry soup and vegan salad served with a smile by the lovely Vanny. Highly recommended and so very, very tasty!

Green Kitchen Cart Facebook Page

Green Kitchen Cart vegan curry

My Little Cafe

Located on Taphul you will find My Little Cafe which has an extensive menu that is very well priced. They offer plenty of veggie and vegan options including this General Tsao Tofu dish which is shown below.

My Little Cafe Facebook Page

My Little Cafe General Tsao Tofu

Kebab & Falafel Time

Just off Sok San road you’ll find Sara who serves vegan falafel wraps that will make you smile. Packed with goodness and full of flavour, you need to try these beauties.

Kebab & Falafel Time Facebook Page

Kebab Falafel Time vegan wrap

Hey Bong

With each of the 100% vegan restaurants in Siem Reap closing during COVID we just had to mention these guys who are now the only vegan restaurant in town. We’ve not visited yet but will be heading there as soon as they are accepting dine in customers again as we don’t want our first experience to be delivery. The cumin tofu noodle bowl looks very good indeed as do the fresh juice blends.

Hey Bong Facebook Page

Hey Bong Noodles

Pomme

The best vegan Thai cuisine we’ve had in Cambodia for sure. If you want friendly service and well priced, tasty vegan Thai curries this is where to head.

Pomme Facebook Page

omme vegan green curry

Bang Bang Bakery

The OG Siem Reap sour dough baker is still up to his badass baking but now in a new location on Night Market St. The chocolate fudge cake is the best chocolate fudge cake in the world. You heard it here first.

Bang Bang Bakery Facebook Page

Bang Bang chocolate fudge cake

Thai Street Food Truck

The girls at Thai Street Food Truck on Wat Bo make a mean vegan pad thai and also delicious mango sticky rice. Great value for money, super tasty and all served in eco friendly packaging make this an excellent Temple Town vegan option.

Thai Street Food Truck Facebook Page

Thai Street Food vegan pad thai

Baby Elephant

Chill by the pool, with a cold beer or your favourite cocktail (after the booze ban ends of course) and enjoy choosing from their extensive vegan friendly menu including this OmniMeat burger.

Baby Elephant Facebook Page

Baby Elephant vegan burger

Vitking

Warning. After years of eating at this local veggie restaurant in turns out that one of our favourite dishes that we were told didn’t contain egg actually does. When questioned about the mushroom skewers previously, we had always been told that they are vegan, but recently they said they contain egg but “it’s ok because the egg isn’t alive”. As in dried egg. No thank you. The tofu on hotplate (shown below) is tasty and we’ve been told is vegan….

Vitking Facebook Page

Vitking tofu rice on hotplate

Gelato Lab

The original Siem Reap choice for sumptuous home made ice creams and sorbets. There are a number of vegan flavours to choose from including the most decadent chocolate ice cream you’ve ever tasted. Shame that the cones aren’t vegan but we still love this place.

Gelato Lab Facebook Page

Gelato Lab dragon fruit sorbet

Vietnamese Coffee & Noodle Soup

Emma serves the most delicious vegan pho that if you haven’t tried, you’re certainly missing out. Now open in a new location on Steung Thmei St which is next to Majorplex Cinema, off Sivatha.

Vietnamese Coffee & Noodle Soup Facebook Page

Emmas vegan pho

Footprint Cafe

Just over the road on st 26 you’ll find Footprint Cafe. You can enjoy browsing for a new book whilst sipping an almond milk latte before tucking into one of the best vegan curries in town. Check out their co working space upstairs also.

Footprint Cafe Facebook Page

Footprint curry and spring rolls

Babel

They’ve just launched an all vegan menu at this guest house in Wat Bo and the trio of plant based  tacos are amazing. It’s a limited menu right now, but we’ve been told that this will be extended once things start to get busier in Siem Reap.

Babel Facebook Page

Babel vegan tacos

Gelato Dream

Now available for delivery only make sure to try their latest vegan matcha flavour made with rice milk and plenty of pure matcha powder. Hope to see them back on Funky Lane at some stage but in the meantime contact them via FB for delivery.

Gelato Dream Facebook Page

Gelato Dream almond rice cream

Elia Greek Kitchen

These guys do a tasty vegan wrap with the zucchini fritters (shown below), salad and hummus. Served with hand cut fries it’s pretty damn tasty. Pre COVID they had 2 locations, but currently only one is open on St 9, perhaps we will see Sok San re open at some stage?

Elia Greek Kitchen Facebook Page

Elia Zuchini Fritters

EASTanbul

We’re new to this place but have really enjoyed the couple of takeaways we’ve had so far. Look forward to trying more of their menu as they have plenty of vegan options.

EASTanbul Facebook Page

Eastanbul hummus & pitta

Angkor Market Siem Reap

The large Angkor Market on road 6 has a huge selection of imported vegan food. From vegan Ben & Jerry’s to Linda McCartney pies they’ve got you covered. For those of you that are quick enough you might even manage to pick up some Violife cheese (that’s if we haven’t bought it all already).

Angkor Market Siem Reap Facebook Page

Angkor Market Siem Reap

Vegan Friendly Luxury Hotels

There’s never been a better time to enjoy a luxury staycation in Siem Reap. With occupancy levels at an all time low due to zero tourists, there are some excellent deals to be had. We’ve enjoyed stays at the following hotels over the last year (not all are open right now) and each and every one has catered for us as vegans perfectly. Check out our vegan friendly luxury hotel and resort reviews (in alphabetical order).

Anantara Angkor Resort

Bensley Collection Siem Reap

FCC Angkor by Avani

Jaya House River Park

Navutu Dreams

Park Hyatt Siem Reap

Phum Baitang

Shinta Mani Angkor

Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra

Treeline Urban Resort

Contact them in advance to see if they’re open and for the best rates. Let them know that you’re vegan and their chefs will happily create delicious plant based food for you. Let’s hope it’s not long before they can all open again…

Open In Siem Reap

At the time of writing (August, 2021) all of the above were #openinsiemreap but there are others that will hopefully re open soon. These include two of our absolute favourites (yes, HOK Noodle Bar and Banlle, we’re talking about you) but as you all know, the situation is challenging, and as yet they are not scheduled to re open. As always, Happy Cow is an excellent resource for finding the best vegan food wherever you may be. We do our best to keep this up to date in Siem Reap but please feel free to add reviews (good or bad) whenever you can. Here is the link to the vegan friendly restaurants in Siem Reap page on Happy Cow.

Please, if we’ve missed any of your favourite vegan friendly restaurants in Siem Reap, please message us or leave a comment below.

Check out our other Cambodia vegan travel blog posts

2021-08-16T05:03:24+00:00

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