From Lentil Curries to Paneer Tikka, Sweet and Sour Tofu to Sushi , Nairobi isn’t in short supply of vegetarian friendly or pure vegetarian restaurants. Here’s our pick of the best vegetarian friendly restaurants in the city. What’s your favorite vegetarian friendly restaurant?
Any Ethiopian or Eritrean restaurant you visit in town will boast an array of spicy, wholesome vegetarian dishes unique to these regions – and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever tried. What makes Asmara particularly good is that they also have a selection of good Italian dishes on their menu, inspired by the Italian influence in Eritrea. They also have a good wine list and a comfortable, upmarket setting.
This local pure vegetarian favourite is always consistent and will never let you down. Deliveries are efficient and their dishes are layered in flavor, homely and delicious. Whatever you’re in the mood for: be it North Indian cuisine, South Indian cuisine or if you have specific dietary requirements, Chowpaty can accommodate.
Step into this homely Italian dining room with friendly staff and a great wine selection that lines one of the walls. The chef’s specials never disappoint but if you’re not feeling adventurous try their classic vegetarian pastas like Arrabiata and Gnocchi.
Away from the busy streets of Lavington is this quaint Italian restaurant that has gained a loving reputation for itself over the years. La Salumeria’s simple yet flavoursome dishes are made with love and their vegetarian options are on par with their meat dishes (sometimes even better).
Mayura has options of indoor or outdoor seating to cater to any taste. The menu is traditional classic with modern fusion which will tantalize your taste buds. Master chefs have been brought from India to ensure true authentic Indian flavour. From hello to goodbye they maintain the highest standards of quality service.
Kenya known for its abundant, organic and fresh ingredients complimented Mexican dining perfectly. The generous use of fresh herbs, vegetables and citrus would create the perfect combination of these deep Mexican flavours and thus provide an experience like no other. And so Mercado was born; a blend of two powerful food cultures; a unique oﬀering unlike anything Kenya had experienced before. They invite you to indulge, enlighten and tickle your taste buds at Mercado. Join them on this culinary journey of a lifetime.
Both outlets at The Junction and Westlands are loved by vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. The fact that they specialize in both Lebanese and Japanese cuisines means you get that much more to choose from and the chance to experience a diverse set of dishes with unique flavours and character.
If a cup of coffee or fresh juice in a gorgeous forest garden is the way you’d like to start your meal then the adorable, rustic Tin Roof Cafe is perfect. Choose from soups, well-crafted sandwiches with freshly baked bread (not the cheap, uncreative stuff) and a visually stunning salad buffet with crunchy, creative offerings.
Taste of China is spacious, very colourful in appearance and the view from the top is worth a visit alone. Their fried rice dishes, garlic chilli tofu and salt and pepper vegetables epitomise the cooking style they employ: good basic Chinese dishes with a spicy Indian flair.