Vegan Kitchen, Cairo, Egypt
Vegan Kitchen, you had me at homemade almond milk.
And not only is the almond milk homemade, but most everything on the menu is.
When I thought to look up vegan restaurants in Egypt, I really didn’t think I would have much luck finding anything, but I discovered Vegan Kitchen and knew we had to visit, so the day before we flew home we took a taxi from Giza to Maadi to enjoy a vegan lunch.
Alaa and Yasmine are a lovely young Egyptian vegan couple who are passionate about sustainability and the environment.
Like many countries around the world, heart disease is a big problem in Egypt due to diets high in fat and cholesterol. Alaa and Yasmine’s aim is to encourage people in Egypt to make healthier choices for themselves, the planet, and for animals.
The interior of Vegan Kitchen is cool, earthy, and simple. The tables are made of wood and glass with little plants sitting in between.
The food at Vegan Kitchen was incredible.
Cody ordered the lentil mushroom burger with their homemade gluten free flat bun and fresh sweet potato fries. The burger was moist and perfectly flavoured. I ordered the grilled tofu smothered in mushroom gravy served with sweet potato mash. The tofu had a nice smoky flavour and the gravy was perfect. I haven’t had a mushroom gravy in quite a while, and it was great.
Both dishes were fresh and so delicious. We washed our meals down with a chocolate hazelnut milk shake and a ginger cinnamon milk shake, both made with homemade almond milk.
For dessert we both chose banana splits with chocolate, chocolate hazelnut, and vanilla icecream made with their homemade almond milk.
The only thing missing was coconut whipped cream, but they were still delicious!
We were pretty surprised to find a fully vegan, organic, and gluten free vegan restaurant in Cairo, and extremely happy we made the visit!! We’ll definitely be back next time we visit Egypt!!
The Vegan Kitchen, Cairo, Egypt
10, Street 256, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
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Tel. +20 115 500 6688