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Commonly served vegan

Dishes that are traditionally served vegan

Vine leaves with rice, chickpeas, tomatoes, lemon juice and olive oil

Wara’ Arish

A salad made from parsley, tomatoes, onions, Bulgar, lemon juice, salt and peppers


Green beans cooked with tomatoes, onions, olive oil and garlic

Loubieh bil zeit

Bulgar patties made with pumpkin, onions and chickpeas. Make sure: no meat is used

Kebbet la’teene

Grilled eggplant salad containing tahini, garlic and lemon juice

Baba ghannouj

Ground chickpeas paste with tahini, lemon juice and garlic


Cooked chickpeas with olive oil, lemon juice and garlic


Cooked fava beans with olive oil, herbs, lemon juice and garlic. Make sure: no egg is added

Ful medames

A salad containing tomato, onion, mint, radish, grilled pita bread pieces, and pomegranate


Fried chickpea and herb balls commonly served inside of a pita pocket with salads, hummus, tahini, and pickles


Lentils based soup made with lemon juice and local spices

Adas Bil Hamod

Cooked fried potatoes with garlic and spices

Batata Harara

Fried cauliflower with tahini, lemon, and parsley

Zahra Mekleyah

Cooked lentils with rice, onions and spices


Sesame based sweet, made with sugar or honey. Make sure: no honey was used


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.

Cooked eggplant, zucchini or cabbage stuffed with rice, chickpeas and sometimes meat. To veganize: Ask for no meat


Dishes that are not vegan, but appear to be

Dishes that might look vegan, but contain animal products.

Traditional dessert contains honey and/or butter


Pistachio based sweet, usually contains butter or milk

Znoud al sit

Pistachio dessert usually contains butter or ghee


Soup made from leaves of Nalta/Tossa plant, will contain chicken or meat broth


Pistachios puffs contains butter/ghee


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