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Commonly served vegan

Dishes that are traditionally served vegan

Pasta, rice, lentils, chickpeas, and fried onions topped with garlic and tomato sauce

Koshary

Fried balls made from mashed fava beans or chickpeas served in a sandwich of flat bread or with pita bread

Falafel

Crushed cooked fava beans with lemon, oil and spices served with a flat bread. Make sure: no egg is added

Foul Medames

Pulverized red lentil soup with carrots, celery, onion and local spices. Make sure: no cream is added on top

Shorbet Ads

Eggplant puree with lemon, tahini, parsley, garlic and olive oil

Baba Ghanouj

Chickpea paste mixed with tahini and garlic, garnished with olive oil and spices

Hummus

Sesame puree, commonly including garlic and lemon

Tahini/Tahina

Spinach leaves cooked with onions, garlic and tomato puree

Sabanikh

White beans cooked with tomato sauce

Fasoulia/Loubia

Sweet and sour okra, cooked with tomato sauce, onion, and garlic

Bamia

Flat pita pocket bread

Pita bread

A salad made with tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, parsley and sometimes chili, served with olive oil and lemon

Salata Baladi

A dip made from peeled fava beans and leafy greens

Bissara

Peeled Taro root, with chard/spinach and sometimes tomato

Qalqas

Cooked rice with mixed vegetables and strong spice mix.

Veg Biryani

Topping of ground almonds, sesame, coriander, cumin, black pepper, and dried herbs

Duqqa

Wheat round flatbread similar to pita

Aish Balady

Dishes that can be Veganized

Dishes that are not vegan by default, but can be made so, by asking to remove or change part of the ingredients.

Stuffed veggies filled with tomato sauce, rice and herbs. To veganize: ask to cook in water instead of meat broth and for no meat filling

Mahshi

Crushed semolina with cooked vegetables and sometimes meat. To veganize: ask for no meat or meat broth

Couscous

Jute and corchorus leaves with garlic. To veganize: ask for no meat broth

Mulukhiya

Eggplant cooked with tomato sauce, onion, garlic, pepper, and meat. To veganize: ask to make without meat

Moussaka

Dishes that are not vegan, but appear to be

Dishes that might look vegan, but contain animal products.

White rice cooked with milk and butter

Rozz Meamar

Layers of rice and fried bread topped with meat. Commonly cooked with meat and meat broth

Fattah

Layers of bread, raisins and nuts. Will be made with milk and cream

Umm/ Om Ali

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