A Perfect Guide to Vegan Options: Best Vegan Restaurants in Istanbul for 2021

Turkish cuisine is often considered to only include kebabs and greasy foods, but there’s much more to it – especially in Istanbul where you’ll find a wonderful choice of vegan options. Many people are curious about the vegan lifestyle because of its health benefits and its care for animals. Veganism is becoming increasingly popular in Turkey and even though traditional Turkish cuisine uses a lot of meat products, it’s respected, and there are many great places for Vegan food. Let’s take a look at a few;

1. Zencefil

Located in the heart of Istanbul, Beyoglu/Taksim, this is the perfect place to escape the bustle of the city for a few moments. Zencefil has a chilled, historical vibe and its wonderful design complements the old buildings surrounding it. The main focus of the café is vegan options and vegetarian friendly cuisine, and they won the “The Best Vegetarian” restaurant award.

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Open Hours: 09:30 – 23:00
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Phone Number: (0212) 243 82 34
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2. Limonita

 

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Imagine a vegan restaurant that cheers its visitors up whenever they visit. Limonita has a beautiful and colourful interior design where the rainbow meets with tasty vegan food. Limonata is one of the rare İstanbul vegan restaurants with more than one branche. One is located at Kozyatağı and the other restaurant is located at Caferağa. Wait! Limonita butcher deserves to be mentioned too. Near the Caferağa branch, Limonita vegan butcher offers well-known local tastes like sucuk, kebap, and tantuni but all vegan.

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Open Hours: 12:20 – 21:30
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Phone Number: (0537) 525 30 70
Website: limonita.dijital.menu
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3. Vegan Community Kitchen

The home-made meals at this splendid café will blow you away! Food is prepared fresh each day and the flavours are truly something special. The owner is very friendly and has a passion for cooking and for recommending the best vegan dishes. You’re sure to love the ambiance of this place in Istanbul.

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Open Hours: 11:00 – 19:00
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Phone Number: (0538) 503 27 36
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4. Bi Nevi Deli

 

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It’s not just the vegan options in this place that will attract your attention; the gluten-free products and sugar-free desserts will steal your heart too. This place offers the best burgers and snickers. The name means “kind of crazy” and refers to the crazy good vegan food ideas that will spin your head round and round – just like in the song “Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round”! This café is recommended by the famous food critic Vedat Milor as the best vegan place in Istanbul.

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Open Hours: 10:00 – 20:00
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Phone Number: (0212) 358 60 32
Website: binevideli.com
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5. Healin Foods

 

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Pricey yet classy, this protein-rich, vegan-friendly and gluten-free restaurant is a great place to enjoy the elite lifestyle with perfectly made dishes. The building and ambiance are deluxe and sophisticated, and as well as great tasting food they have a range of healthy shots. The name says it all; at Healin Foods you’ll experience a healthy vibe and a happy stomach.

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Open Hours: 07:30 – 23:00  – Sunday 07:30 – 21:00
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Phone Number: (0212) 260 08 08
Website: healinfoods.com
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6.Vegan İstanbul

Located in Beyoğlu, Vegan İstanbul offers a cozy environment with its all-vegan menu. Even though the shop is a pretty tiny one, the menu includes all types of vegan options you can find in İstanbul. Moreover, the shop also serves as a market with a wide range of products offering plant-based kinds of milk, Vegan tarhana (an Anatolian taste), different types of jams, and more.

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Open Hours: 11:00 – 09:00
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Phone Number: (0212) 249 00 08
Website: veganistanbul34.com
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7. Muhtelif Mekan

What makes this café wonderful? The super tasty vegan food and the adorable cats hanging around while you enjoy your food. Add the very cosy welcome you’ll receive and the great service, and it’s easy to see how people are blown away by this place! It’s a great place to escape the city and have a little snack by yourself or with friends!

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Open Hours: 10:00 – 21:00 Closed on Thursday
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Phone Number: (0542) 345 75 70
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8. Kem Küm Egyptian Vegan Restaurant

Although this blog article is mainly about vegan options of Turkish cuisine, Kem Küm Egyptian Vegan Restaurant definitely needs to be mentioned when we talk about vegan or vegetarian food in İstanbul. Among various vegan options in İstanbul, Kem Küm Egyptian Vegan Restaurant stands out with its different menu. This restaurant’s falafel and hummus would conquer every vegan’s heart.

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Open Hours: 12:00 – 22:00
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Phone Number: (0533) 422 92 43
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