10 Vegetarian Restaurants In Istanbul, Turkey

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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

No19 Dining'den hepinize selam! Sizlerin deyimiyle muhteşem yemeklerimizin yanına şimdi de kahvaltıyı ekledik. Saat kaç...

Posted by NO:19 Dining on Friday, 12 April 2019

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

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2. Bi Nevi Deli

Kicking off the week with Stinging Nettle Soup + Beluga Bowl + Buckwheat Almond & Seed Crackers. // Isırgan Çorbası,...

Posted by Bi Nevi Deli on Monday, 16 April 2018

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)

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3. Mahatma Cafe & Restoran

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Posted by MahatmaCafe&Restoran on Saturday, 13 April 2019

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

Website: MahatmaCafe&Restoran

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 10am - 10pm (closed on Mon)

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4. Vegan BellaVista Hostel

Posted by Vegan Bella Vista Hostel on Monday, 6 February 2017

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)

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Istanbul Tour Guide

Safiye Kaban

Safiye Kaban

Hi there, this is Safiye from istanbul. I am a professional licensed tour guide and travel expert over 12 years. I have guided thousands of travellers from all around the world. I love meeting with new people, making new friends and building bridges. I orgnize cultural, historical, shopping and food tours to small groups, I mostly guide to private tours. I am also a foodie, I love discovering new restaurants and tasty stops of the city. I am here to guide you and share all my knowledge with you.

Istanbul Tour Guide

Dilek Orubegarcia

Dilek Orubegarcia

My name is Dilek, a national-licensed tour guide. I am 40 years old and have been guiding for 12 years. My husband is from Mexico as a Mexican Turkish family and with our two young kids we live in Istanbul. When I don't work I spend most of my time outdoor with my family, enjoying Istanbul as much as we can. We go out, try to discover new restaurants, new museums, art galleries, children's activities. I am qualified in the knowledge of Turkish history, mythology, archaeology, history of religion, and history of art. I speak English and Spanish. Following my university graduation, I lived in England for 5 years where I continued my education studying Travel and Tourism at Greenwich School of Management. After I lived a short time in Guatemala, Cuba to learn Spanish. On my tour I would like to show you architectural styles, historical fun facts, famous historical monuments, tell you about the people's life in Istanbul, how we spend our days, where do people go to eat, what we eat, where we shop, what we listen, the best places to eat, drink and party. As your local guide, I am flexible to your wishes and needs. Making it interesting and enjoyable for you is my wish. With all of my years of experience in the travel industry, I hope to help you make the most of your time in beautiful Istanbul by taking a tour with me. I very much look forward to meeting you all!

Istanbul Tour Guide

Rose TheGuide

Rose The Guide

Professional Tour / Travel Guide and Photographer Certified by Turkish Republic Ministry of Culture and Tourism. I am a knowledgeable and motivated individual with years of experience in organizing group tours in several areas; have the ability to motivate different sets of audience; have the ability to communicate effectively and possess high degree of energy and enthusiasm.

Istanbul Tour Guide

Guide Hamide

Guide Hamide

Hello, everyone! I'm Hamide, a professional tour guide in Istanbul. I studied archeology, mithology, history of art, anatolia, and religions. After my bachelors' degree graduation, I started to work in Cappadocia for 4 years. I came and settled in Istanbul when I realised that Istanbul has a very deep history, a unique multiple culture and stunning geography! I still keep experiencing new tastes and much deeper traditions as a lifetime learner in Istanbul! I'm just looking for fellow travellers to collect more memories together!

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Istanbul Tour Guide

Erol Savda

Erol Savda

born in istanbul, grew up in İstanbul ,live in İstanbul. During my childhood , i was hanging around tourist attractions of Istanbul to develop my English Language skills with tourists and this is how my want to be a tour guide had started 40 years ago. While i was studying to get a degree in English Language Teaching, i took further training to be a tour guide and here i am in the field since 1996.

5. Babylonia Garden & Terrace Restaurant

Some of Our Dishes, Babylonia Pide Babylonia Fettucini Griled Salmon Griled Calamari

Posted by Babylonia Garden Terrace Restaurant on Monday, 21 September 2015

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

Website: Babylonia Garden & Terrace Restaurant

Opening hours: 9am - 1:30am (daily)

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6. Dubb Indian Restaurant

Hint yemekleri kültürü, ağırlıklı olarak Kuzey Hint mutfağını içerir. İnsanlar özellikle kahvaltıda, Parantha gibi ev...

Posted by Dubb Indian Restaurant - Istanbul on Friday, 5 April 2019

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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7. VeggiWich

Veggiwich sandviçleri ağız sulandırır, doğrudur. #veggiwich #vegan #sandwich #burger #dessert #coffee #bakery #veganfood #veganlife #veganism #healtyfood #fastgood #bahariye #kadikoymoda #kadikoymekan

Posted by VeggiWich on Tuesday, 21 November 2017

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

Website: VeggiWich

Opening hours: 9am - 10:30pm (daily)

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8. PASAJ Cook&Book

Posted by PASAJ Cook&book on Saturday, 10 December 2016

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.

PASAJ Cook&Book

Address: Şair Latifi Sok. No: 2/A Moda, Istanbul

Website: PASAJ Cook&Book

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 11pm (closed on Sun)

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9. kafeNAsanat Vegan Café

Not: Hergün paylaşmasakta( çünkü paylaşma kısmı yemek yapmaktan daha meşakatli )menüden hariç günün vegan yemeğini...

Posted by kafeNA Sanat & Sepet & Geri Dönüşüm on Wednesday, 10 January 2018

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)

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10. Rulo Lezzetler

Posted by Rulo Lezzetler on Sunday, 29 November 2015

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.

Rulo Lezzetler

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

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Istanbul's best vegetarian restaurants

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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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