Ipoh is called a food haven for a reason – you can even find delicious vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants with no trouble at all. Not only that, but you can also find yummy Western, Japanese, and Indian vegetarian and vegan-friendly cuisine in Ipoh. Whether you are visiting Ipoh for a holiday or looking to try new food, here are 9 eateries in Ipoh to savour appetizing vegetarian and vegan-friendly dishes!
Although it’s not strictly a vegetarian establishment, 18CTEA do serve a selection of vegetarian dishes and snacks that are delicious and healthy. FYI you can request for the vegetarian dishes to be cooked without eggs if you are looking for a vegan option. A cosy café for spending some time with family or friends, 18CTEA is actually known for their bubble tea which is made using a cold brewing method to retain the tea’s natural flavours.
Address: 38, Jalan Yang Kalsom, Taman Jubilee, 30250 Ipoh
Opening hours: 11am – 10pm (Daily)
A vegetarian connoisseur that has been in operation since 1987, wonderful vegetarian dishes that are tasty and healthy await you at Yishensu. If you are looking for a more upscale restaurant to have your lunch or dinner, this is the place to head to. Some of their popular dishes include Crispy Tempura Vege Prawn, Buddha’s Delight (Loh Hon Zhai), Curry Vege Soy Fish, Signature House Emperor Tofu and Tofu Satay Dip Sauce. For those of you from Klang Valley, Yishenshu might sound familiar as they also have an outlet located in 1 Utama.
Address: 19-21, Jalan Medan Ipoh 6, Bandar Baru Medan Ipoh, 31400 Ipoh
Opening hours: 11:30am – 2:45pm, 6:15pm – 9:45pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
3. Vegan Life
Reviews have said that the food is so good here that they forget it’s a vegetarian/vegan restaurant although I must say it’s not the lack of meat that they’re praising. It’s probably because the food is cooked using the freshest ingredients and natural flavourings to create their yummy dishes. Their dishes also exclude garlic and onion which is great news for those with an intolerance towards alliums. Not only are they affordable, but you can also find Western and Asian influences within the wide variety of food on their menu.
Address: 25, Jalan Medan Ipoh 7, Taman Ipoh Timur, 31400 Ipoh
Opening hours: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 8pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
While I was researching for this article, I came to realise that I have actually eaten at Fu Tien before. I was brought there by my mum and aunt who was very excited to let me try their Japanese vegetarian dishes. I must say that I remember that the food was good. Popular for their sushi rolls, makis, and sushi, their restaurant might be located a little far from town but it’s definitely worth the trip. Other than Japanese, they also serve the usual Chinese vegetarian dishes that are equally delicious.
Address: 34, Jln Medan Ipoh 1B, Medan Ipoh Bestari, 31400 Ipoh
Opening hours: 11am – 2:45pm, 5pm – 8:45pm (Closed on Mondays)
A vegan restaurant that serves both Asian style as well as Western dishes, Vegan Delights lives up to its name for those looking to enjoy tasty vegan food in Ipoh. They also do not use onion or garlic in their cooking. The café provides employment to people who might have difficulty in finding a job, hence they are staffed by employees who are deaf and/or mute. For those with a sweet tooth, you’ll be happy to know that Vegan Delights also serve vegan cakes and desserts!
Address: 12, Jalan Raja Permaisuri Bainun, 30250 Ipoh
Opening hours: 11am – 3pm, 5:30pm – 8:45pm (Closed on Wednesdays)
Find scrumptious vegetarian burgers mock chicken drumsticks that are almost like the real deal at GB Vegetarian Burger located in Bercham! They are really famous with a waiting line of 1 to 2 hours, so it’s best if you make your orders online through their Facebook or give them a call before you head over. For those who can’t to Ipoh and don’t want to miss out on these yummy burgers, they do have a food truck in Klang Valley and very recently, in Malacca as well!
Address: 790, Lorong Bercham 2, Kampung Bercham, 31400 Ipoh
Opening hours: 2pm – 9pm (Closed on Mondays)
If you are looking for Indian vegetarian food in Ipoh, there are many delicious places to go to and one of them is Krishna Bhawan which is located at Jalan Lahat (adjacent to the train station). Serving buffet-style Indian cuisine including the famed Dosa (South-Indian pancake), patrons will also be delighted to find a variety of snacks, idlis and lunch and breakfast sets. A must-visit for all South Indian food lovers!
Address: 8, Jalan Lahat, 30200 Ipoh
Opening hours: 10am – 9pm (Closed on Wednesdays)
A lovely and aesthetically pleasing tea house located near mural art lane at Ipoh’s new town, Seong Man Teahouse is the perfect place to rest after a day of visiting tourist attractions around the area. Enjoy a wide selection of Chinese oriental tea along with traditional desserts and comfort food that are vegetarian and Muslim-friendly. The wonderful ambience along with an interior that features Chinese antiques and art will make for a relaxing visit before you continue your vacationing.
Address: 124, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, Taman Jubilee, 30000 Ipoh
Opening hours: 11am – 6pm (Thurs – Sun)
Thin Hei Vegetarian Restaurant is another place to head to for delicious and affordable vegetarian food in Ipoh. With an extensive menu of Chinese and Malaysia options, patrons will enjoy a very fulfilling lunch or dinner if they opt to eat here. Some of the recommended dishes include the mock mutton curry, claypot vegetables with tofu, ginger fish, and their mushroom dishes. There are also noodle dishes available for those who do not like mock meat.
Address: 22, Jalan Dass, Kampung Jawa, 30300 Ipoh
Opening hours: 11am – 2:30pm, 6pm – 8pm (Daily)
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