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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


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


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


Sesame puree, commonly including garlic and lemon


Spinach leaves cooked with onions, garlic and tomato puree


White beans cooked with tomato sauce


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


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


Peeled Taro root, with chard/spinach and sometimes tomato


Cooked rice with mixed vegetables and strong spice mix.

Veg Biryani

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Umm/ Om Ali

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