Vegetarian options are becoming more common in Egyptian restaurants, but the best bet remains to order a variety of appetizers. Between stuffed vine leaves and hummus, yoghurts and cheeses, and fresh bread, a good restaurant can provide a well-balanced and filling meal. Make sure you ask before ordering the stuffed vine leaves -- these are sometimes cooked with a small amount of meat inside.
One potential boon to vegetarian travellers is that the Christian community in Egypt maintains a rigorous fasting calendar. Unlike the Muslims, who abstain from food or drink during daylight hours, the Coptic community eschews meat and dairy products during their fasts. Enquire after "fasting foods" at restaurants and bakeries.
Foul, falafel, Koshary, and hummus are probably the most famous meals in Egypt. And you can find places that serve them almost around every Egyptian street. The best part is that they are accidentally vegan.
Let us dive into some of the best meals vegans can have while enjoying the land of Pharaoh
Macaroni, bits of spaghetti, and rice, black lentil are topped with lentils and chickpeas, and a tomato sauce is poured over them. And as a final touch, sprinkles of fried crispy onions at the top to add to the overall loveliness of the bowl.
Was very popular with the Ancient Egyptians and continues to be popular in the middle east today. These sandwiches are made with fava beans (foul or ful) but the beans can be replaced with chickpeas to make the well-known version of Ta’amia more commonly known as falafel.
These are some of the restaurants that serve vegan meals on their menus:
– 16, 26 July street, Zamalek
– 80, Road 9, Maadi
– Downtown Mall, New Cairo
– Phase 2 – Floor 4, City Stars Mall, Nasr City
– 13 Baghdad Street, Korba, Heliopolis
Phone: +20 16082 "hotline"
– 5 Brazil St, Zamalek
PEKING LODGE "Chinese"
– 23 B Ismail Mohammed, Zamalek
Phone: +202 27363894
MORI SUSHI "Japanese"
– 19 El Gabalaya St, Zamalek
– Road 9, Maadi
Phone: +20 122 297 4444
– 14 El Gezira Street, Zamalek
– Street 81, Maadi
– 94 Makram Ebeid St, Nasr City
– 48 El Marsafi Square, Al Marg Al Bahreyah, Zamalek
– 38 Haret Bab Al Looq, As Saha, Downtown Cairo
Phone: +20 16903
– 27 Cairo Alexandria Road, As Soyouf Qebli, Alexandria Governorate
Phone: 02-337-61234 / 02-338-31117