10 Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants In Penang (2019 Guide)

Vegetable March!

Have you ever thought of becoming a vegetarian but at the same time refusing to give up the myriad choices of dishes that are non-vegetarian? I bet you know this already, adopting a vegetarian diet can be the perfect way to keep your body healthy and mind afresh. Some of the benefits of adopting a vegetarian diet are lower cholesterol levels, lesser risks of stroke and obesity and also an improvement in your metabolism rate. Why not you try out our 10 Restaurants That Will Change Your Thoughts About Vegetarian and Vegan Food? Nothing looks as good as healthy feels!

10 Restaurants That Will Change Your Thoughts About Vegetarian and Vegan Food

1. Woodlands Vegetarian Restaurant

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Woodlands is one of the few Penang’s pure vegetarian Indian eateries, you would know that it’s the real deal when you try it yourself. The food over there is freshly cooked and tasty with crispy papadums. If you have the time to drop by, do order their Woodlands Special Thali which is a dish of rice with nine sides of gravies, dhals and vegetables. Super worth every penny you’re paying!

Nestled in heart of Georgetown is The Leaf Healthy House Café, well-praised by veggie lovers and regulars. They have been given much credit for their organic food that not only delicious and flavourful but satisfying as well.

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📍 60, Lebuh Penang, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
🕒 8.30AM-10PM (Daily)
📝 Vegetarian-Friendly

2. Mama Vege Gurney Plaza

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Since long ago, Mama Vege has built up a notable reputation for themselves for serving one of the best Chinese vegetarians food. Not only their price is super reasonable, but you’re also spoilt for choices when it comes to the menu! Their vegetarian steamboat is simply something you can’t miss out on! Great selection of mock meat will make your eyes sparkle in joy!

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📍 Gurney Plaza, Level 3, 10250 George Town, Penang.
🕒 10AM-10PM (Daily)
📝 Vegetarian-Friendly

3. Pǐnxīn Vegan Cuisine

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We have never seen a place serving vegan food as aesthetically pleasing as this one right here! Worry not about the taste, the food is as good as it looks like. Sticking faithfully to their values, they aim to create healthy, cruelty-free and enjoyable food for the people. You must try their Sweet & Sour Hericium Mushroom Rice, extra nutritious with hericium mushrooms, zucchini, bok choy and baby corns!

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📍 38, Lebuh Tye Sin, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
🕒 11AM-10PM (Daily)
📝 Vegan-Friendly

4. Luk Yea Yan Vegetarian Restaurant

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Attracting lots of locals, this place serves the best vegetarian assam laksa in town! Do not belittle the flavour and the taste of the assam laksa, it’d be sure to give you an unexpected kick but in a good way of course! Other special dishes that they have are ba kut teh and nasi lemak. Besides that, over 30 vegetarian dishes are available for takeaway (economy rice style) or just for dining in!

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📍 33, Lorong Madras, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
🕒 7.30AM-3.30PM, 5.30PM-9.30PM (Closed on Wednesday)
📝 Vegetarian-Friendly

5. Ee Beng Vegetarian Food

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A large selection of yummy and authentic vegetarian dishes to choose from their economic rice buffet, but no need to wreck your head thinking of what you should get because everything they have on display is good! Drop by for a quick and hearty lunch today! Hey, your eating habit has a great effect on your mood and work performance! Every meal is important so why not give them a chance to treat you to something good!

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📍 20, Lebuh Dickens, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
🕒 7AM-8PM (Closed on Sunday)
📝 Vegetarian-Friendly

6. The Leaf Healthy House Café

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Nestled in the heart of Georgetown, straight down the road of Penang Street is The Leaf Healthy House Café, well-praised by many veggie lovers and regulars. Their organic food is not only delicious and flavourful but also just plain rewarding. All their spaghetti are noteworthy and very fulfilling. Take your time in choosing between – carbonara and pesto flavour that is both tasty to the tummy!

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📍 5, Lebuh Penang, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
🕒 11.30AM-3PM, 5.30PM-10PM (Daily)
📝 Vegetarian-Friendly

7. Sushi Kitchen Gurney Plaza

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Are you craving for some Japanese cuisine yet refusing to ruin your vegetarian diet? Sushi Kitchen is the perfect solution for you! No other place is doing it like them, serving Japanese cuisine from sushi roll to udon. It is clear that detailed care goes into every minute- from serving the guests to the preparation of each dish. Enjoy their fresh and natural food today!

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📍 Gurney Plaza, 03-82, 170, 10250 George Town, Penang.
🕒 10AM-10PM (Daily)
📝 Vegetarian-Friendly

8. Evergreen Vegetarian House

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Over 30 delicious and cheap dishes consisting of veggie curries, mock meats, steam-stuffed bread and noodle soups, also not forgetting their popular ba kut teh in the restaurant. Well, it’s not an everyday occurrence you see a vegetarian restaurant that serves ba kut teh. We hope you go crazy and have a blast!

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📍 39 A, Jalan Cantonment, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
🕒 7.30AM-8PM (Closed on Wednesday)
📝 Vegetarian-Friendly

9. JanXden Greenlife  简单绿意

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We should just let the pictures do the talking, right? Just looking at that Creamy Cheese Bake Rice is enough to make us drool, what about you? We definitely recommend JanXden for vegetarians who want a place that offers a variety of western and Asian food options at average café food prices. Seeking for comfort after a long day of work? Try their heart-warming soups and porridges today!

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📍 50, Jalan Chow Thye, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
🕒 11.30AM-9.30PM (Closed on Wednesday)
📝 Vegetarian-Friendly

10. Wholey Wonder

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Saving the best for last, right now we present you, Wholey Wonder! Though their choices are on the limited side, they give their best in serving you the fews that they offer. Their pizza is an all-kill that will surprise you with how delicious it tastes! Their food and staff members will never fail to put a smile on your face!

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📍 61, Jalan Gurdwara, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
🕒 12PM-9PM (Closed on Monday)
📝 Vegan-Friendly

Are you convinced already about why you should check out these 10 Restaurants That Will Change Your Thoughts About Vegetarian Food? Juices of fruits and vegetables are pure gifts from Mother Nature and the most natural way to heal your body and make yourself whole again. Strive to be healthier today!

Read also: Top 10 Healthy Restaurants in Penang

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  1. Hi team, as you may have noticed, the name of the restaurant for number #6 is incorrect. Please get it amended.

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