I got to spend two full days in Siem Reap and the food was incredible! This post will feature my favorite places to grab vegan food in Siem Reap. While I initially thought it may be difficult, it was actually super easy to find tasty vegan food in Siem Reap. What I was most interested in where places serving local, Khmer cuisine. While Cambodia’s traditional cuisine can be heavy in meat, it doesn’t have to be. There are heaps of local rice dishes and curries, most of which are naturally vegan. As always, my favorite places are deemed semi-affordable by local standards.
My Little Cafe
This little place serves local Khmer as well as western food. Their menu includes two pages of just vegetarian food, most of which can be made or is naturally vegan. The menu includes salads, smoothies, soups, stir-frys as well as desserts. Mains are around $2.50, smoothies around $1 and desserts around $1.50. I greatly enjoyed the food and highly recommend checking it out! Have a look at what others are saying about it on Happy Cow.
My man was looking for a place with reliable internet, which led us to Vibe Cafe. Vibe Cafe is a place that I usually wouldn’t go to because it’s considered expensive by local standards. Mains and cakes are around $6 and small sweets and snacks are around $2. I figured it’s worth mentioning because it’s the first 100% vegan cafe in Siem Reap. They have two cafes in Cambodia, one in Siem Reap and one in Phnom Penh. The menu consists of juices, teas, coffee, smoothies, raw desserts, salads, bowls and heaps more. If you are looking for a fancy treat, go and check it out. The mini donut was divine!
Moringa Bar & Restaurant
I ended up going to Moringa because a local recommended it to us. Like Vibe Cafe, this place is definitely considered expensive by local standards. Mains are around $5, beers are $2.50 and non-alcoholic drinks range from $2-4. They offer a wide range of vegan options, craft beer, juices, and smoothies. I really loved the atmosphere – lanterns, chill-out music, plants and comfortable wooden benches.
Holy Khmer Kitchen
This was hands down my favorite place for vegan food in Siem Reap. While Holy Khmer Kitchen does not have a vegan/vegetarian menu, heaps of their dishes are naturally vegan. They offer an abundance of rice dishes with tofu, curries and delicious smoothies. Mains start at $2 and most smoothies are around $1. My favorite dishes were the Amok Vegetable Tofu curry for $2.50, the spring rolls for $1.50, the mango smoothie for $1, and the Khmer spicy fried rice with tofu for $2.
I love blogging about food so much! Make sure to check out my other posts on places around the world at which you can grab amazing vegan food. Do you have a favorite place in Siem Reap? I’d love to hear from you!