The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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2 January 2018

Travelers might find it difficult to have their vegetarian meals in Malaysia because the local delicacies are known to be heavy, spicy, and meaty. Worry no more as there are a lot of restaurants that serve only vegetarian meals to those who are conscious about their healthy eating. Check out some of these vegetarian restaurants in Kuala Lumpur and have your meals there.

Annalakshmi

Restaurant, Vegetarian, $$$
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Established in 1984, Annalakshmi serves South Indian vegetarian meals made with care and dedication. With motherly cooking skills, these dishes bring out their cultural heritage and are made with the freshest ingredients. A-la-carte and buffet are served in the restaurant. You will enjoy the cultural experience with authentic delicious South Indian vegetarian meals, a decorated Indian art style interior, and warm ambiance. The restaurant is located on the ground floor of the Temple of Fine Arts.

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Tian Yian Café

Cafe, Restaurant, Vegetarian, $$$
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If you crave for Oriental vegetarian cuisine, Tian Yan Café is the place to have your vegetarian meals. There are more than 100 vegetarian dishes to choose from. Dig in on Hong Siew noodles or vegetarian “meat” braised with soy sauce and spices and served with vegetables. Try some local delicacies like nasi lemak with vegetarian belacan (spicy chili paste) and satay (that looks like skewered chicken but it’s not) served with a delicious peanut sauce. Have some dairy-free and vegetarian cakes as dessert. Buy some homemade sauces, jams, and baked goods for your healthy vegetarian eating.

Water Lily Vegetarian Restaurant

Restaurant, Vegetarian
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Water Lily Vegetarian Restaurant is located just a ten-minute walk from Masjid Jamek LRT station. The restaurant serves Chinese-Malay food. You will be surprised at how some of the dishes look like meat but all are vegetarian. The staff will explain about the food on the menu, including the buffet and the Menu of the Day. Some of the popular dishes include rice served with three kinds of vegetarian dishes and laksa, a spicy coconut milk broth with vegetables, noodles, and fresh herbs. You can buy sauces, condiments, and other kinds of food that are sold at the restaurant.

Blue Boy Vegetarian Food Centre

Restaurant, Malaysian, Vegetarian
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Have your local vegetarian meals at Blue Boy Vegetarian Food Centre, managed by Chung Ching Thye and his son. The hawker center has been running since the 80s. Char kuey teow (stir fried rice noodles with chili and black bean sauce), chee cheong fun (steamed thick rice noodles), nasi lemak, and yong tau foo (assorted steamed vegetables) are the must-try vegetarian dishes at the food center. Find your way along Jln Tong Shin in Bukit Bintang, where you will see that the hawker center is on the ground floor of an apartment block.

AENON The Health Kitchen

Restaurant, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian, $$$
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AENON The Health Kitchen is an ideal place for vegetarians to savor fusion vegetarian cuisine. You will feel home with the minimalistic interior design of green and white. They believe that food and environment are important to provide rejuvenating experiences to customers. The dishes are freshly prepared and made with love. Savor the healthy dishes like Japanese seaweed almond rice, claypot pumpkin brown rice, quinoa salad kimbap, and quinoa tuna inari. Freshen up your palette with fruity smoothies and red bean soup. You will not feel heavy after a scrumptious and healthy meal.

BMS Organics Vegetarian Café

Cafe, Malaysian, Healthy, Vegetarian
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BMS Organics Vegetarian Café serves various Malaysian, Eastern, and Western dishes to encourage customers to eat healthily. The dishes consist of fried brown rice, pumpkin fried brown rice, Mongolian chicken, curry with mixed vegetables, salad with tasty tofu, honey mushrooms, and more. They put passion into preparing and cooking healthy dishes with fresh and natural ingredients. Try their signature Hakka Lei Cha multigrain rice, a healthy bowl of herb stock poured over the rice with nutritious condiments. Savor the signature Nasi Lemak served with pumpkin curry or the soy milk curry laksa handmade noodles.

The Origin Café Restaurant

Restaurant, Vegetarian, $$$
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The Origin Café Restaurant’s menu includes healthy Malaysian fusion dishes with fresh and organic vegetables, soy, tofu, and tempeh. Selected Chinese herbs are added into the dishes to provide customers with nourishment and health benefits. Have yourself some tea (a combination of pure, aged oolong tea leaves, dried roses, mint, and lemongrass) before your meal. Warm nourishing soup (clear herbal soup) and Japanese wasabi mushroom (served in five small portions) are great appetizers. Savor the vegetarian Nasi Lemak, Mee Rebus, and red yeast as your main course. Quench your thirst with healthy drinks.

Sala Vegan Restaurant

Restaurant, Vegan, $$$
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Sala Vegan Restaurant serves Mexican and Malaysian cuisine in delighting customers’ cravings. Have your Mexican meal with a wide range of fresh tacos topped with BBQ jackfruit, purple cabbage, chopped cucumbers, pico de gallo, cilantro, homemade chili cooked with beans, tomatoes, lentils, and sweet potatoes served with vegan sour cream, nacho cheese and crackers, and vegetarian burritos. If you are craving Malaysian food, try some mouth-watering curry laksa and nasi lemak with sambal tempeh. Fill up your extra space for dessert with the raw cheesecake and bliss balls or the vegan salted caramel and peanut butter brownie.
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Loving Café

Cafe, Vegan, Vegetarian, Sushi
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The lovely married couple who run Loving Café serve healthy and organic meals with tender love and care. Organic vegetables and ingredients are used in making their dishes without any artificial additives. They also make their own sauces with brown sugar, organic salt, and natural flavors. It has a vast selection of dishes including soup, rice sets, vegetarian sushi, Western dishes, noodles, and ice cream. Vegan cakes (such as the green tea red bean yogurt cheese cake, mango passion fruit cheesecake, and oreo cheesecake) and the chocolate brownie served with ice cream are the customers’ favorites in Loving Café.

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LN Fortunate Coffee

Cafe, Restaurant, Malaysian, Italian, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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LN Fortunate Coffee goes back to the basics in providing a comforting lifestyle for customers to connect with mother nature. Savor fresh-out-of-the-oven sourdough pizzas, bruschetta, and local Malaysian dishes. To go with the amazing iced coffee named “3 in the Afternoon” and served with soy milk, try some homemade sourdough bread, cinnamon buns, or Belgian waffles topped with fruit, chocolate sauce, and ice cream. They also make their own ice cream, including black sesame, dark chocolate, and LN Fortunate Coffee’s special flavor. Buy some homemade almond spread to add onto your sourdough to take home.

Raisin' the Roof

Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
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Raisin’ the Roof (with their recent opening of the first all-vegan ice cream shop in Southeast Asia, Kind Kones) encourages people to have a healthy eating lifestyle by providing a wide range of nutritious dishes suitable for vegetarians and individual dietary requirements. With their motto “Making Nutritious Delicious,” they serve salads, sandwiches, wraps, and desserts made with healthy ingredients. Try the popular sushi bowl (brown rice with vegetables drizzled with sweet soy sauce) with lemon tahini spread, avocado slices, and pomegranate molasses on toast with sweet potato fries and salad. Delight your dessert cravings with pecan pie or gluten-free chocolate lava cake. Quench your thirst with a jackfruit milkshake or nut milk.