5 Amazing Places for Vegan Food in Siem Reap

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.

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Enjoying delicious Moringa Tea at Moringa Bar & Restaurant

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.

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Spring rolls for $1.50 at My Little Cafe Siem Reap

Vibe Cafe

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!

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Peanut cookie for $1.25 and raw mini donut for $1.50 at Vibe Cafe

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.

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Cold Moringa Tea for $2

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!

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  1. August 14, 2018 / 1:50 AM

    Hi Nina. I’m planning to go to Siem Reap and visit the Angkor Wat. Have you been there? What are the places you went to in Siem Reap. Thanks for sharing your dining experience in different restaurants. I’ll try your recommendations.

    I noticed that you used US dollars for the price of vegan foods. Is it better to pay in US dollars or riel? I’m planning to visit Cambodia next year and thought of exchanging CAD to USD instead of the local currency so I can exchange whatever is left when I get back to the Philippines where I am originally from.

    • Nina
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      August 16, 2018 / 4:07 AM

      I was only in Siem Reap for a really short time and did not visit Angkor Wat. Most places in Siem Reap (especially in the center) will have all their prices advertised in US Dollar. Most places accept both riel and USD dollar though. It depends. I’d have a currency exchange rate app at hand to see whether it’s better to pay in USD or Riel. Most ATMS there will also only give you US Dollars btw. That sounds like a good plan! While you can exchange US Dollars pretty much anywhere, Riel you can really only exchange while in Cambodia and if you were to leave Cambodia with Riel you probably wouldn’t be able to exchange it anywhere else :S

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