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6 Accessible, Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur

6 Accessible Vegan Friendly Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur Photo by Instagram/The Hungry Tapir

Finding proper plant-based restaurants can be difficult for vegans, but don't worry! Klang Valley is home to a thriving vegan restaurant scene, with options for various dietary restrictions and preferences. There is something for everyone, from quaint cafes to health food chains and even vegan variations of traditional Malaysian foods.

In this article, we'll introduce you to six vegan spots in Klang Valley worth checking out. Whether you're a vegan or simply looking to try something new, read on to discover some of the best plant-based eateries in the region.

For a Hearty Meal

The Hungry Tapir

The Hungry Tapir is a vegan/vegetarian restaurant in town with a full service bar, so it's the go-to destination for those in search of tasty meatless options. The restaurant's hanging potted plants, pink walls, and leafy design make it feel like a haven from the surrounding Chinatown's urban bustle. The cuisine of The Hungry Tapir combines Western and Asian flavours and offers selections that are gluten-free and suitable for keto diets. You may get dishes like nangka pancakes for breakfast any time of the day, filling meals like the jungle laksa and pink bombshell burger, and unforgettable small plates like mama's satay. A variety of cocktails, juices, kombucha, and hot drinks are available to complement your meal.

Location: The Hungry Tapir, 135 (1st floor) Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000, Kuala Lumpur

Contact details: 03 2022 2137

Fittie Sense

Eat to your heart's content at Fittie Sense because they have something on the menu for everyone. Vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, dairy-free, oil-less, and keto-friendly options are all readily available for you and your special diet-following buddies. The gluten-free cakes from Fittie Sense are not only delicious, but also beautifully designed. Their best-selling desserts, Keto Cheesecake and Dark Chocolate Bounty Cake, are sure to satisfy your sweet craving.

Location: Fittie Sense, 23A, Jln Telawi 3, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Contact details: 03-2858 4023

Fine Dining


With dishes inspired by Sri Lanka and South India, Nadodi whips up a harmonious blend of heritage and contemporary. Traditional dishes are reinvented with modern techniques at this Sri Lankan and South Indian restaurant, making for an unexpected meal. From Tamil Nadu and Kerala to Sri Lanka, you'll taste flavours from all over the subcontinent as you eat your way through the food. There are vegetarian and non-vegetarian tasting menus so everyone can enjoy the authentic flavours and spices of Sri Lanka and India.

Location: Nadodi, Lot 183, 1st Floor Jalan Mayang, Off, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kampung Baru, 50450

Contact details: 017-296 9520

Studio Restaurant

Studio Restaurant serves plant-based eight-course dinners with sophisticated European tasting menus and natural wines. Vegetarian dishes, all of which were conceived and executed by chef Christian Recomio, are included on the menu under "Ingredients" rather than "Dish Descriptions" to prevent spoilers before guests arrive. Start with the light yuba tart and work your way up to the truffle porridge with fermented white asparagus. Rock melon and milk ice cream precede the final dessert of coconut, raspberry, and liquorice.

Location: Studio Restaurant, 38-1, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur

Contact details: 016-425 0773

Something Sweet

Kind Kones

Kind Kones is the first completely vegan ice cream brand in Malaysia, founded by a group of female entrepreneurs. Made in tiny batches, all their ice creams are created from natural ingredients and prepared with care. All flavours are free of dairy, refined sugar, eggs, preservatives, and synthetic chemicals. Vegan ice cream comes in a huge variety and has a range of bases, including water, coconut, almond, and cashew (sorbet). Be sure to try out their latest flavours like Pistachio Oat, Mandarin and Pecan Praline, Spiced Pine and Orange, Mint Choc Chip, Banana Coconut, and Fig Swirl. Visit their Bangsar Village store or buy online.

Location: Kind Kones, F.29, Level 1, Bangsar Village, 1 Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Contact details: 03-2201 5013

Licky Chan

Licky Chan stands out from the crowd with their wide variety of mild and boozy ice cream flavours, a rarity among the locally created gourmet ice cream that has become so popular in recent years. With a cow-to-cone philosophy that celebrates the coolest type of inventiveness, Licky Chan is the ice cream parlour of our freshly churned imaginations. If you're looking for a great way to get into their selection, we recommend the fan favourite In the Mood for Love, a tasty blend of macadamia nuts, popcorn, and dulce de leche, or the healthiest option, Fit Batch.

Location: Licky Chan, 24, Jalan Yap Ah Shak, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur

Contact details: 011-6410 3677

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