Best Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants in Istanbul + Insider Advice

Finding a vegan or vegetarian restaurant is a big deal in Istanbul as it is the same in many worldwide cities. Istanbul offers lovely vegan and vegetarian restaurants and cafes for the vegan and vegetarian travelers.

Here we made a list of where you can find vegan and vegetarian restaurants and best of them. Most of the popular vegan and vegetarian restaurants are situated in Taksim, Beyoglu, Besiktas and Sisli on the European side of Istanbul, Kadikoy in the Asian side of Istanbul.

Istanbul’s Top Veggie Restaurants

Healin Foods – in Tesvikiye, Sisli

Located in Sisli, at the heart of famous Tesvikiye near Taksim, the Healin Foods is an innovative and world class restaurant serving the new and whole diet needs for its guests that include vegan, vegetarian and gluten free menus as well as menus with rich proteins and healty fats.


You may find variety of food for your taste from International cuisine to South-East Asian and Anatolian cuisine.

Address: Hüsrev Gerede Cad. No: 110 Tesvikiye, Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 260 08 08
Web: healinfoods.com


Bi Nevi Deli – in Etiler, Besiktas

Bi Nevi Deli (which means “a kind of a crazy”) – A Plant-Based Kitchen; is a popular vegetarian-vegan restaurant located in Etiler neighborhood of Besiktas and offers great vegan-vegetarian food with seasonal vegetables and fruits, grains, beans, nuts, and seeds.

Plant-Based Diet, Whole Foods, Raw Food Diet, Gluten-Free Diet, Paleo Diet, Vegan Diet and Vegetarian Diet are their basic menu features.

Address: Etiler Mah., Bahtiyar Str. 10-1, Besiktas, IstanbulTel: +90 212 358 60 32
Web: binevideli.com


Pokémate Restaurant – in Nisantasi, Sisli


Pokémate Restaurant is a unique and fantastic Hawaiian restaurant in Istanbul providing its guests a new generation sushi experience that you have never tasted anywhere before. The restaurant is situated in the modern Nisantasi neighborhood of the city, within walking distance from Taksim.

The name Poké is after the world-famous traditional Hawaiian dish, in which 3 large sushi rolls are served open on a plate. Pokémate Restaurant offers a healthy, fast, delicious way to cook your own plate, your own sushi in a concept that you can create your own Poké (Fresh Poke Bowls) here.

With its wide range of products, most of which are homemade, it ensures that you enjoy your visit every time you visit. The restaurant also offers the cooked versions of the dishes for those who do not prefer raw products. They also offer vegan and gluten-free options. You are also able to order online from their website.

Address: Tesvikiye Mah., Poyracik Sk. No:10/A, Nisantasi, Sisli, Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 225 00 55
Web: pokemate.net
Instagram: pokemate.nisantasi


Govinda – in Mecidiyekoy

Govinda is the famous vegetarian restaurant and cafe chain Govinda’s in the world and now serves as the only branch in Turkey located at the Goranga Yoga Center in Mecidiyekoy, Istanbul.

Govinda is popular for its special vegan and vegetarian menus from the Indian cuisine and welcomes their guests to experience and enjoy their ambiance. Govinda is also the first and the only pure vegetarian Indian cuisine in Turkey.

Address: Buyukdere Naci Kasim Str. No:6B Mecidiyekoy, Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 234 36 33
Web: govindaistanbul.net


Zencefil – in Taksim, Beyoglu


Zencefil (which means “ginger”) is a famous vegetarian-vegan restaurant and cafe located in Taksim and serves for vegans and vegetarians in Istanbul for more than 25 years. Zencefil offers more than 20 vegan-vegetarian dishes.

Its popular vegan menu includes; lentil kofte (veg-meatball), Halep stuffed vegetables, leek with chick-pea, Firik rice dish with vegetables. And its popular vegetarian menu includes; chard kofte ( veg-meatball), lasagne with vegetables, vegetable patty with pumpkin.

Address: Sehit Muhtar Mah., Kurabiye Str. 8-10, Beyoglu, Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 243 82 34


Mahatma – in Kadikoy

Mahatma Cafe & Restaurant is a popular vegan restarant located in the Kadikoy district of Istanbul. Mahatma serves great vegan menus as well as lovely special tiramus ve lemon pies as for desserts.

Address: Rasimpasa Mah., Macit Erbudak Sok. 50/a, Kadikoy, Istanbul
Tel: +90 535 608 32 80


Community Kitchen – in Taksim

Community Kitchen is a lively and popular vegan-vegetarian restaurant located in Taksim. Community Kitchen offers great vegan-vegetarian food from Vegan Burger, Vegan Iskender to many other great dishes.

Community Kitchen also offers open buffet every Sunday for its guests.

Address: Kumbaraci Ramp, No: 35/A Taksim, Beyoglu, İstanbul
Tel: +90 538 503 27 36


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