In the last few years, Malaysia has seen a surge in the number of people making the compassionate decision to adopt a vegan lifestyle. Vegan potlucks and meat-free meet-ups are regularly organized around Kuala Lumpur, and World Vegan Day, on November 1, is celebrated with pride. With the rise in the number of vegans in the country, the numbers of vegan restaurants and products are also increasing. This guide will be handy for anyone interested in trying the best vegan food that the city has to offer. The restaurants listed below are all fully vegan, and each is unique.
Quite possibly the first vegan establishment in Malaysia, Woods Macrobiotics opened in 1993. It has a café and also sells groceries and bakery items. If you’re a health-conscious individual, this place is for you—it even offers healthy, thoughtfully planned Obento lunches. And since it’s fully vegan, you can skip reading ingredient lists when shopping for groceries there.
As its name indicates, Loving Cafe is all about love—in this case, a love for good food and excellent service. This café is a must-visit for any vegan. It has a wide variety of menu selections that can satisfy the needs and taste buds of almost anyone. Its options include everything from local favorites and vegan sushi to “steak” and nondairy ice cream.
Sala—an acronym for “Salvar a los animales,” which means “Save the animals”—is a Tex-Mex restaurant located in Sri Hartamas that serves up tacos and burritos as well as local favorites, such as nasi lemak and curry laksa. Visitors are guaranteed to be satisfied not only with the food but also with the good vibes at this restaurant. Plus, there’s always something new at Sala!
One of our popular tacos at Sala – Protein Packed Taco- start with a bed of Hummus, spicy Tempe with peanuts, marinated seared tofu, quinoa, white cabbage, carrots, purple cabbage, pico de gallo, corn salsa, roasted tomato chipotle salsa, tofu sour cream, vegan nacho cheese, chia seed, nutritional yeast & flax seed – Served on either a corn or flour tortilla – ( and a lime wedge to give it a bit of a zing ) all this goodness and nutrition that one needs to get your day going – super healthy – super delicious for only RM10 #vegankl #veganmalaysia #vegan #vegano #plantbased #vegetarian #sustainableliving #veganfood #veganofig #cleaneating #protein #plantbased #? #veganpower #taco
LN, which stands for “Loving Nature,” serves hand-brewed specialty coffee, sourdough breads (that are unbelievably delicious), pizzas, ice cream, and waffles. Its coffee options alone are reason enough to visit this place, so be sure to check it out if you’re a coffee lover. I highly recommend its cold-drip Dutch coffees.
Sourdough pizza? ? P.S. It is totally egg free & dairy free! #sourdough #pizza #natural #plantbased #dairyfree #eggfree #LNFortunateCoffeeMalaysia #SolarisMontkiara #UniversalFamily #FortunateCoffee #betterworld #natural #plantbased #whatveganseat #vegansofig #veganfoodporn #veganfoodquest #veganlifestyle #foodforlife #foods4thought #vegankl #foodinkmalaysia
This is yet another vegan restaurant with unbelievably tasty dishes, all of which are Thai favorites, including Tomyam Goong, Green Curry with Lion Head Mushroom, and Massaman Mutton Curry. This restaurant is so good at veganizing traditional meat dishes that if you didn’t know they were vegan, you wouldn’t know that they weren’t made using the original recipes!
A must try at Kon Rak Pak is Yam Ta-Khir Koong Sod or Fresh Mixed Herbs Salad comprises of diced lime, lemongrass,ginger,seeds,nuts and dried fruits tossed with chef special dressing. It’s succulent, exotic and addictive. #konrakpak #konrakpakpetalingjaya #vegeTHAIrian #veganthaicuisine #veganmalaysia #govegan #truevegan
A restaurant that went completely vegan in 2017, AENON The Health Kitchen focuses on healthy food—an approach reflected in its tagline: “Health is a choice, not a chance!” None of the dishes are deep-fried, and everything is prepared with minimal oil and salt. I recommend the Roasted “Chicken” Rice, Wholemeal Dumpling Soup, and Quinoa “Tuna” Inari.
Written by Ratnasingam of MalaysianVegan.com. Check out Malaysian Vegan’s website for the latest information on vegan living in Malaysia. For further information, feel free to ask Malaysian Vegan through its Facebook group.