5 Must-Visit Vegan Restaurants in the Klang Valley
by Natashya Khoo on Feb 04, 2022
For the average human, there are virtually no downsides to going vegan- it’s affordable, convenient in this day and age, good for you, and good for the environment. A plant-based diet, and the means to switch to it, has become so accessible to us.
Of course, check with your doctor or main healthcare provider should you have any concerns in swapping to more greens should you be immunocompromised, chronically ill or just have concerns. However, if you have the green light for the green foods, here are five vegan restaurants you can’t miss out on if you’re in the Klang Valley!
What started off as a humble store in Hartamas has now expanded into a total of seven branches across Kuala Lumpur. They’re the pioneers of vegan cuisine locally, serving up casual Mexican food like burritos and tacos.
They also serve up local, veganised food like laksa, nasi lemak and bakso, which by no means compromises on quality. They also have desserts and vegan offerings from their partners.
Address (Hartamas branch): A-G-03A Galeria Hartamas, No 21, Jalan 26a/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
If you have a more Asian palette, head to this vegan Japanese restaurant that has one branch in Bukit Bintang, and another in Georgetown, Penang. Their sushi rolls don’t have anything artificial, and their ramen is everything you’re looking for- hearty, warm and delicious.
For the quality of the food, their prices are surprisingly affordable and accessible to all. Most importantly, their food is available for delivery so that you can enjoy a yummy, plant-based meal from the comfort of your own home.
Address (KL branch): Unit G2, Wisma Noble Land No 2, Lorong Changkat, Lorong Ceylon, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
3. Mushroom Lah
What Malaysian doesn’t enjoy rendang? Okay, maybe some of us can’t take the heat. But for those who aren’t willing to leave rendang behind to go fully vegan, rejoice! Mushroom Lah is a mushroom rendang that you can pair with lemang, ketupat, or even rice.
You can make an order on their Instagram page for a pack to be delivered to you- just heat it up and it’s ready to eat. For a physical experience, they have a pop up at Tiffin at the Yard with other vegan restaurants that you can try while you’re there!
Address (Tiffin at the Yard): PT189-PT183-PT185 Jalan Strachan, Off, Jln Ipoh, Sentul, 51100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
4. Kind Kones
What’s a meal without dessert? Think of your favourite desserts- it’s hard to think of any when you consider that most of them have milk and eggs in them. Kind Kones solves that by offering fully vegan ice cream that’s also refined sugar-free, preservative free and additive free.
They also have a number of gluten free options and a keto option or two as well! With four locations in KL and two in Singapore, vegan ice-cream is here to stay, and Kind Kones is about to lead the way (ooh, a rhyme!).
Instagram (Malaysia): @kindkones
Address (Bangsar branch): F.29, Level 1, Bangsar Village, 1 Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
5. The Ganga Cafe
One misconception people have about vegan food is that it’s less flavourful, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Stop by one of The Ganga Cafe’s three branches to experience flavour-packed Indian food! They have both vegan and vegetarian options, and gluten-free options too.
Most Indian restaurants have a vegetarian section, so you’ll be getting all the good stuff at The Ganga Cafe- they know what to do, and how to do it best!
Address (PJ branch): 24, Jalan 21/19, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
What’s your vegan pick, LIVLOLA fam? Let us know!