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Vegetarian Travelers 

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

Koshary

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.

Ta’amia

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:

ZOOBA

Branches: 

– 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"

Website: http://www.zoobaeats.com/ 

LYCHEE

– 5 Brazil St, Zamalek

Phone: 01200067666

Website: http://www.lycheefruitbar.com/

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

Website: https://mori-sushi.com/

CAKE CAFE 

– 14 El Gezira Street, Zamalek

Phone: 01023505014 

BEANO'S CAFE 

Branches:

– Street 81, Maadi

– 94 Makram Ebeid St, Nasr City

– 48 El Marsafi Square, Al Marg Al Bahreyah, Zamalek

Phone: 01008071172

Website: http://www.beanoscafe.com/

KAZAZ 

– 38 Haret Bab Al Looq, As Saha, Downtown Cairo

Phone: +20 16903

Website: http://www.kazazegypt.com/cms/

FELFELA 

– 27 Cairo Alexandria Road, As Soyouf Qebli, Alexandria Governorate

Phone: 02-337-61234 / 02-338-31117

Website: http://www.felfela.com/