Istanbul is the country’s economic, cultural and historic center. With an estimated 15 million residents in its metropolitan area, this city is one of the most populous cities in the world. This city is home to thousands of restaurants offering a variety of foods to help feed the city’s large population. One particular niche of food enthusiast that sometimes find it difficult to find a place to eat, is those practicing vegetarianism. Vegetarians abstain from eating meat (red meat, poultry, seafood, and the flesh of any other animal), and may also include abstention from by-products of animal slaughter. Sometimes it might not be easy for vegetarians to find a restaurant that offers vegetarian food, this is especially true when they are traveling. Have no fear because we got your back, so continue reading and have a look at our list of the best vegetarian restaurants in Istanbul, Turkey.
1. No 19 Dining
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This vegetarian restaurant offers a fully packed buffet that allows their customers a chance to sample most of their dishes. You can also have the full fine dining experience and reserve a table for your family and friends and order a full course meal. We highly recommend trying out their “Chef’s Special” KİŞNİŞLİ TAVUK, Chickpea puree consistency being brought in garlic, lemon and tahini, served with olive oil, sprinkled with cumin seed and crushed red pepper. They also serve one of the best Humus in Istanbul, served on cumin black seed and sprinkled with crushed red pepper and served with olive oil.
No 19 Dining
Address: Kuloglu Mh. Faik Pasa Cd No:6 Istanbul
Website: No 19 Dining
Opening hours: Mon: 12pm - 1am; Tue - Sat: 12pm - 11pm; Sun: 6pm - 11pm
2. Bi Nevi Deli
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Since January 2016, Bi Nevi Deli has been serving its customers from its Etiler location. They offer a whole-foods plant-based menu that is influenced by both seasonal ingredients as well as unique fruits and vegetables that are not typically offered in restaurants in Turkey. Their aim is to produce delicious and nourishing dishes using whole-foods, plant-based, minimally processed ingredients. They advocate for a plant-based diet and incorporate a “symphony of ingredients” in all their dishes. Their customers will enjoy eating all the colors of the rainbow a.k.a. Plant Power. This recipe for health promotes eating mostly plants, especially in season.
Bi Nevi Deli
Address: Etiler Mahallesi, Bahtiyar Sk. 10-1, 34337 Beşiktaş/İstanbul
Website: Bi Nevi Deli
Opening hours: 11am - 9:30pm (daily)
3. Mahatma Cafe & Restoran
Now here is a vegetarian restaurant that everyone can sit down and enjoy a meal, even your kids. The colorful and fun atmosphere seems to blend well with their delicious and mouthwatering menu. From their signature MahatmaHumus to their Patates-Bezelyeli Börek a kind of Turkish Donut, your craving for a healthy vegetarian meal will surely be satisfied. Your kids will also enjoy their Kek (Turkish cake) dripping in chocolate with fruity toppings. You can also try out their Antakya Kömbesi’ made with 100% whole wheat flour and olive oil. They follow their “Eco-Vegan ” mission to provide a place where vegetarian and vegan meals can be enjoyed by everyone.
Mahatma Cafe & Restoran
Address: Rasimpaşa mah. Prof. Dr. Macit Erbudak Sok. No: 50/A -Kadıköy, Istanbul
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 10am - 10pm (closed on Mon)
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4. Vegan BellaVista Hostel
The Vegan Bella Vista Hostel offers a getaway for people visiting Istanbul and wants to socialize and mingle with people who are on a vegetarian or vegan diet. This hostel has six floors with a huge terrace. They also have toilets and showers on every floor. The Bella Vista Cafe & Restaurant (Fine Vegetarian Kitchen) offers drinks, traditional vegetarian food, and breakfast. You can also enjoy free WIFI during your stay and most of all, you get the chance to meet people who have made similar dietary choices as you.
Vegan BellaVista Hostel
Address: Bülbül Mah. Turan Cad. No:50, Istanbul
Website: Vegan BellaVista Hostel
Opening hours: 24hrs (daily)
5. Babylonia Garden & Terrace Restaurant
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Babylonia Garden & Terrace Restaurant offers traditional Turkish and Ottoman cuisine, as well as international favorites and a selection of fresh daily seafood dishes. They start their meal with an aperitif, like Raki (traditional licorice liqueur) or one of a selection of cocktails. Babylonia Garden & Terrace serves a variety of popular cocktails like Caipirinhas, Mojitos, and Mudslides. Pescetarians will love the wide varieties of seafood offerings include Grilled Sea Bass and Sea Bream, Calamari, Shrimp Casserole, Mixed Seafood Plate, Grilled Salmon and Swordfish on Skewer. Try out their appetizers which include Grape Leaves, Humus, Imam Bayildi (eggplant), Stuffed Bell Pepper, Ottoman Pastry and Cacik (Tzatziki).
Babylonia Garden & Terrace Restaurant
Address: Akbiyik caddesi no 19 sultanahmet, Istanbul
Opening hours: 9am - 1:30am (daily)
6. Dubb Indian Restaurant
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If you’re looking for rich, vibrant spices and tastes expertly prepared by an Indian chef to delight the senses, then look no further because Dubb Indian has everything you’d want from an authentic vegetarian Indian restaurant. Their Naan bread is to die for, served warm straight from the oven with just the right crispiness you’d expect from an Indian restaurant. Their customers like their homemade recipes such as Parantha, especially at breakfast and other Punjabi foods. The cozy minimalistic design of their place will give you a sense of privacy and their staff will give you service worthy of royalty.
Dubb Indian Restaurant
Address: İncili Çavus Sokak No 10 Sultanahmet, Istanbul
Website: Dubb Indian Restaurant
Opening hours: 12pm - 12am (daily)
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Now here is a place for the vegetarian or vegan on the go. They offer vegan sandwiches and other sweet delicacies that are satisfying as well as eye pleasing. Their customer can’t get enough of their vegan cakes that go well with the assortment of drinks they offer. Whether you order it from their shelf or it’s made to order, we are sure you’ll come back for some more. Their vegan sandwiches are healthy and never fail to leave you with a full stomach. So before you go sightseeing in Istanbul, be sure to drop by VeggiWich.
Address: Caferağa Mah. Miralay Nazım Sok. No:5/7A, 34722 Kadıkoy
Opening hours: 9am - 10:30pm (daily)
8. PASAJ Cook&Book
Now here is one place where good books meet a good vegetarian meal. Read your favorite books from award-winning titles to rare finds on a bookshelf. All the while munching down on some delicious and healthy vegetarian meals. Meet with people and enjoy a bit of poetry and expand the creative borders of your mind. Look them up for an upcoming book launch and get your copy signed and enjoy some of the best tasting vegan and vegetarian cooking this side of Istanbul.
Address: Şair Latifi Sok. No: 2/A Moda, Istanbul
Website: PASAJ Cook&Book
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 11pm (closed on Sun)
9. kafeNAsanat Vegan Café
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This vegetarian cafe has a hip and trendy design with a tasty menu that will surely fire up your taste buds. While they have a light menu of vegetarian and vegan breakfast and entrée options such as vegan kofte and pasta, they also hold workshops on various musical instruments and theme nights, you can even watch a community play featuring some local talents. There are even theme nights such as their Deutschcafe nights, in which German films and games in German are played.
kafeNAsanat Vegan Café
Address: Şair Nedim Cd.Nüzhetiye Karakolu Sok.No:3 Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Website: kafeNAsanat Vegan Café
Opening hours: 10:30am - 12am (daily)
10. Rulo Lezzetler
This vegetarian and vegan restaurant has long been famous in the Kadikoy area. What sets them apart is you have the choice of creating your own dish according to your own taste, choose from 25 ingredients prepared daily and fresh. Enjoy Chickpeas with special sauce, Occa, Falafel, Şakşuka, and more. You also get a wide choice of sauces like Muhammara, Pomegranate Syrup, and Humus. You can also go with their “Legend Roll Wrap” 100% Vegan vegetarian burrito and your choice of their main ingredients as well as their appetizers. This is a restaurant that truly lets you express your culinary identity without compromising your budget.
Address: Caferağa mh.Nailbey Sok. No:15/B Kadıköy, Istanbul
Website: Rulo Lezzetler
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 9:30pm; Sun: 11:30am - 9:30pm
Istanbul's best vegetarian restaurants
Well, that wraps up our top 10 of the best vegetarian restaurants in Istanbul. There are many benefits to why people go vegetarian or vegan. And where else to better explore or celebrate this healthy lifestyle than in Istanbul.
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