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Phnom Penh Guides: Awesome Restaurants for Vegan and Vegetarian

Posted By : Threeland Travel / Cambodia Travel Guide

Nowaday, there is a wide choice of vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Phnom Penh catering to non-meat eaters and serving up a creative range of dishes.  We’re sure these top restaurants will please even the most discerning palate.

Riverside neighborhood

Cambodia is located on the fish-rich Mekong delta, and its capital Phnom Penh sits at the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers. Here are some vegan and vegetarian restaurants located nearby the rivers in Phnom Penh:

1.    The Corn

The Corn is like a little germ hidden away off the busy streets in Phnom Penh with a peaceful ambiance. The Corn serves mostly traditional Khmer-inspired dishes meat-free. Its main courses are vegan with the option to add meat for an additional cost. Its standout most-loved dishes are: vegetarian Amok (a traditional Khmer curry), banana coconut curry, black rice, fresh spring roll.

The Corn’s drinks are also amazing, especially in the heat of Phnom Penh, to name some: corn whiskey freeze, basil & pineapple. The yummy and light vegan chocolate ice cream here is also a good choice for your dessert.

The place is actually not difficult to find as some reviews, as there is a big sign right at the beginning of its street. The Phnom Penh night market is just around 2.5km from The Corn, so you may pay a visit to the market after your meal.

The Corn

The Corn

Vegan Amok and Back Rice

Vegan Amok and Back rice
Open daily, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Add: 26 Street 269 (Preah Suramarit). 
T: 017 773 757

2.    Backyard Café

You are a vegan/a vegetarian with eco-friendly and healthy lifestyle, then Backyard Café in Phnom Penh is right for you. Backyard Café is a healthy community café the serves healthy, organic, homemade slow food.  Its menu has a wide range of vegan, vegetarian, raw, gluten-free and sugar-free options. All the ingredients are on seasonal, locally sourced, organically grown ingredients, nothing processed, just real, honest, clean food, plus their business model incorporates both social and environmental responsibility.

Everything on the menu is home made, and available for takeway and delivery. BACKYARD Cafe also offers signature juice cleanses using the only hydraulic press cold-pressed juicer in Cambodia, meaning our juices retain the most nutrients, plus they taste delicious. A few notable items at Backyard Café are the avocado toast, coconut smoothie, creamy pumpkin, mango cheese cake, mushroom toast, and iced green tea latte. 

This place is a restful tranquil setting with including comfy couches, an outdoor balcony, and friendly staff, so you can cool off and power up. It’s right near the palace and Phnom Penh market.

Backyard Cafe

Vegan dishes in Backyard cafe

Backyard Cafe Overview

Add: St 63 and 278, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 21000
Open Mon-Sun 9:00am-8:30pm.

3.    Farm to table

Farm to Table may not strictly be a vegetarian restaurant as meat options are available. The restaurant cares about health and environment. The vegetables used in their cooking are either homegrown or sourced locally, fresh, and seasonal. The vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes are created using eighty per cent local ingredients.
Some delicious foods for vegans: The Green Bowl, hummus dish, bread with cashew cheese, greek wrap, BBQ jackfruit sandwich, a couple of salads, mango pop dessert, and sorbet.

One of the signature points of this outdoor restaurant is its open community space with a garden. What an interesting experience as a rooster is wandering around your feet while you are having your tasty meals in the garden. 

Farm to Table

Farm to Table restaurant in Phnom Penh

Farm to Garden

A chicken in the garden

Farm to table garden

Garden in the restaurant
Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-10:00pm.
Add: #16, Street #360, BKK1, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Indian Vegetarian Restaurants in Phnom Penh

There’s no shortage of delicious Indian vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Phnom Penh. Check on these suggestions with high rate in review:

4.    Namaste India

Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, Namaste India is a truly the best Indian restaurant in town. This restaurant has scored 5 stars in most customer review because of its well-decorated interior decor, great ambiance, attentive staff speak English fluently, and big range of veggie authentic dishes. Most veggie dishes are around $4, but portions are generous. Try a mixed vegetable korma with rice and a garlic naan, Dal Makhani, vegetable biryani (aka ‘Chittranna’).

Namaste India dish

It has air-conditioners inside, it’s a great place to escape the heat of Phnom Penh or unwind after a long walk on streets. 

Namaste India

Open daily, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Add: 15 Street 308, Phnom Penh

5.    Coriander Vegetarian Restaurant

Coriander is one of the most veg-friendly Indian restaurants in Phnom Penh. However, the menu still includes some meat dishes. In addition to the Indian veggie foods, its menu also includes Western and Asian veggie dishes like pizzas and pasta and vegetarian Khmer dishes. Many customers were impressed by its low prices at just $5 with generous portions which are big enough for two. A small plate of vegetable tempura you order may actually be bigger than you thought. 

The ambiance is cozy with basic but authentic decoration. Corinader serves fruit smoothies as well which are also very good.

Coriander Vegetarian Restaurant
Open daily, 9a.m. to 10p.m.
Add: 21Eo, Street 71, Phnom Penh

It’s a long list of vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Phnom Penh, we can’t list them all. Just so you know, we’d like to name some other options for you:

-    Long afer dark at 86 street 450 Phnom Penh
-    Mok Mony Restaurant at 63C Street 294 BBK1, Phnom Penh
-    Masala Dosa Street Kitchen at 31E0 Samdach Sothearos Blvd (3), Phnom Penh
-    Sesame Noodle Bar at 9 Street 460, Phnom Penh
-    Eleven One Kitchen at 37 Street 123, Phnom Penh

Likewise, you can get free travel guides for your holidays to Cambodia from Threeland Travel’s local experts at [email protected]. Our locals in Phnom Penh will help you to arrange an immersive vegan food tour, all you need to do is getting ready your stomach. 

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