Malaysia Vegan Travel Guide

Malaysia Vegan Travel Guide

Malaysia Vegan Travel Blogs

Love in Langkawi!

Hi all! Welcome to my latest vegan travel post! We spent a magical ten days on our maplemoon (honeymoon) swimming under waterfalls, cycling through rice fields, kayaking through mangroves, indulging in daily beach walks and trekking through jungles in the […]

Sabah – Kota Kinabalu – Island of Borneo

At Kuala Lumpur airport we got a flight to Kota Kinabalu. From the airport there are public buses (5RM) to town. Kota Kinabalu or simply called KK is the capital of Sabah, located in the Island of Borneo on the west coast. Borneo is all about its […]

Our Week in Georgetown, Penang

The ancient cultures of Malays, East Indians, and Chinese, are all present in Georgetown Penang today, and they are what makes this town so rich and vibrant. Whether you spend your days walking, bike riding, or on a tour bus, […]

Eating My Way Around Malaysia

February 1st kicked off the start of an epic one year travel journey in which I will work remotely as a health coach and nurse practitioner and travel as part of a program called Remote Year (RY).  The program makes […]

The Pesta Chingay Parade of Penang

We touched down in Penang on a hot sunny day, and with no checked baggage, Cody and I were on a city bus to Georgetown in a matter of minutes. While driving through the city, I noticed posters plastered up […]

Vegan Guide to Georgetown, Penang

Penang is a wonderful mix of European colonial charm, and Asian empires. Georgetown is Penang island’s main city, and it is where we spent most of our time eating. Unbeknownst to us, Penang has a large Chinese Buddhist population, so […]

48 Hours in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and a great city for a quick stopover. This metropolis has an incredibly diverse mixture of inhabitants, from Malay, to Indian, to Thai, to Tamil and Chinese as well as quite a few […]

Malaysia on one meal a day

First, let me clarify that I ate more than once a day, it was just a lot of snacking and coffee. This was due to a combination of not wanting to spend a lot of money, lacking of vegan options […]

Vegan Dining in Malaysia

Seeds Garden Bistro

Seeds Garden is a trendy, funky and original plant based Bistro situated in the historical city of Malacca, which is the core zone of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The heritage structure, woody tones, display of art pieces, library and […]

Lunch Buffet at Dharma Realm Guan Yin Temple

Dedicated to Guan Yin, the goddess of compassion, this Chinese Buddhist temple offers a daily vegan lunch buffet to hundreds of people. The variety is vast, and the lines can get long, so it is recommended people try to arrive […]

Ee Beng Vegetarian Food

Ee Beng is a Buddhist Chinese restaurant in Georgetown, Penang. You can order from the menu of soups, buns, and more, or opt for their buffet with plenty of vegan options throughout.

Lily’s Vegetarian Kitchen

At Lily’s Vegetarian Kitchen, you will find an array of vegetarian food ranging from Nyonya, Oriental, Fusion and even Western to satisfy the most discerning palates. Consisting of 2 floors and having an endless variety of vegetarian food and beverages, […]

Bock Garden Meatless Cafe

Bock Garden is a Chinese Buddhist restaurant in George Town, Penang. They serve mostly Chinese and Malaysian dishes, with soups, noodles, and wontons featured, but there are some other menu items you might not expect, like a vegan fish & […]

Quay Cafe

Find fresh and healthy vegan options at this Chinese vegetarian restaurant in Penang, Malaysia. Bento boxes, soups, and more. Only open for lunch!

The Leaf Healthy House

The Leaf Healthy House is a vegetarian cafe in George Town, Penang. Dishes include ramen, homemade dumplings, noodle soups, fresh juices, salads, and more.

Luk Yea Yan Vegetarian Restaurant

Luk Yea Yan in George Town, Penang boasts a large and popular buffet, with mock meats, noodles, rice, curries, etc. Dishes like spaghetti and meatballs can also be ordered, and they have vegan items for takeaway, such as biscuits.

Tofu Village Restaurant

Tofu village is an omnivore restaurant in Penang with several vegan options and homemade specialties. As the name suggests, the tofu can’t be beat!

Zhu Yuan Vegetarian Restaurant

Zhu Yuan is a vegetarian Chinese restaurant in George Town, Penang, serving up a variety of vegan options, including bento boxes, satay skewers, soups, noodle dishes, and more.

Veggielicious Cafe

Veggielicious in George Town, Penang offers a variety of Western and Northern Indian cuisine. Come by for your own “Meatless Experience”.

Woodlands Vegetarian Restaurant

Woodlands is a pur veg Indian restaurant in Penang, Malaysia, serving classics including dosas, idlis, thalis, and more.

Thali Vegetarian Cafe

Thali is a unique vegetarian food and sweets café in George Town, Penang, consisting of original South and North Indian cuisine, as well as an innovative fusion of Malaysian, Chinese and Western food.

Moh Teng Pheow Nyonya Koay & Canteen

It may be hard to spot Moh Teng Pheow Nyonya Kuih, so keep a lookout for the faded sign in George Town, Penang. You will be rewarded with lots of delicious kuih (a steamed sweet made with rice flour, coconut […]

Cloud Dreaming Vegan Cake House

Cloud Dreaming Vegan Cake House brand promises to deliver only freshly baked VEGAN cakes that are handmade from scratch every day. We represent the embodiment of a lifetime passion for creative baking and creating the highest quality desserts by using […]

Simple Life Healthy Vegetarian Restaurant – KLCC

At Simple Life, Mdm Tracy Ngo (the co-founder and owner of Simple Life Healthy Vegetarian Restaurant) developed healthy recipes by adopting more natural ingredients in the menu, without compromising taste and aesthetic values. One good example would be our chef’s recommendation, the […]

BMS Organics Gateway@KLIA2

In 2007, BMS Organics opened its first vegetarian café at Bandar Puteri Puchong, in hope to provide customers an option to enjoy healthy, organic and tasty vegetarian food. BMS provides the convenience of having healthy foods choices to our beloved […]

LN Fortunate Coffee – Malaysia

At LN Fortunate Coffee, our passion is for all things ‘natural’ and nothing is more natural than LIFE itself. All life are precious and to truly live life to the fullest, is to enjoy the simple things life offers us […]

RGB & The Bean Hive

A truly Boutique Coffee Micro-Roastery A seminar & meeting space An oasis in the centre of town

Sunfresh Detox Kitchen

Sunfresh Detox Kitchen is a restaurant in the WELD shopping center of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia that focuses on serving healthy food, with plenty of vegan and gluten free options available. The menu includes traditional Malay dishes like veganized Laska and […]

Simple Life Healthy Vegetarian Restaurant

Simple Life in Kuala Lumpur aims to provide healthy food that doesn’t compromise on flavor. They make sure their meals are all 100% organic and natural, avoiding artificial flavouring or colouring, additives, preservatives and most importantly MSG (monosodium glutamate). They use healthy ingredients such […]

La Juiceria – Hartamas

La Juiceria is a chain of cold-pressed juice and smoothie shop in Kuala Lumpur. Their juices are made with only fresh and raw fruits and vegetables with no added preservatives, color or flavor that nature didn’t put there. La Juiceria […]

VDelight at Pavilion Elite

VDelight in Kuala Lumpur advocates healthy, sustainable living through the food choices people make. They are focused on healthful and conscious eating, and are an all vegetarian eatery with 2 locations in KL.

Kopikita Espresso

Kopikita is a small coffeeshop inside of the postcard shop in George Town, Penang. No food menu, but they have a few different non-dairy milk options to choose from! Limited seating is available.

Yun Shan Ge Vegetarian House

Yun Shan Ge Vegetarian House in George Town, Penang provides authentic healthy vegetarian food, nyonya cuisine, Penang popular food like hokkien mee (noodles), chee cheong fun, laksa, hor fun, etc. They also provide western cuisine like pizza, burger, pasta and […]

Ola Bowls – Pavilion

Ola Bowls in Kuala Lumpur serves healthy smoothie bowls that combine superfoods, nutritious fruits and modern ingredients.

Ashley’s by LivingFood

Ashley’s by LivingFood in Kuala Lumpur focuses on simple, clean eating, and strives to bring their customers back to recognizing what’s on their plates. Omnivore menu with vegan options clearly labeled.

Sushi Kitchen (Farlim Branch)

An awesome Japanese vegan restaurant with excellent food made to order, friendly owner and helpful serving crew, reasonable price and really cozy environment.

Activities in Malaysia

Petronas Twin Towers

Soaring to a height of 451.9 metres, the 88-storey twin structure is Kuala Lumpur’s crown jewel. Majestic by day and dazzling at night, the Petronas Twin Towers are inspired by Tun Mahathir Mohamad’s vision for Malaysia to be a global […]

Batu Caves Malaysia

Batu Caves is a an iconic and popular tourist attraction in Selangor. Site of a Hindu temple and shrine, Batu Caves attracts thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam. A limestone outcrop located just north […]

Sri Mahamariamman Temple

Founded in 1973, Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The ‘Raja Gopuram’ built in 1968 features ornately decorated sculptures and carving, in the style of South Indian temples.

Petaling Street Market

The Petaling Street Market is a large outdoor (but covered) market in Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown. Renowned for knock-off brands and extreme bargains, the market is enjoyable to experience even if you aren’t looking for a deal on a handbag or pair […]

Merdeka Square

Merdeka Square is a popular landmark and photo spot for visitors to Kuala Lumpur. It is also the location for the annual Merdeka Parade.

Wat Chayamangkalaram

Wat Chayamangkalaram is a Thai Buddhist temple in George Town, Penang known for it’s large (33 meter long), gold-plated reclining Buddha statue, the third largest of its kind.

Dhammikarama Burmese Temple

Dhammikarama Temple is one of the earliest Burmese Buddhist temples, and the only one in Malaysia. It is considered a historical site of the state, and has been preserved as a tourist attraction, as well as an active temple used […]

Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si Temple is a Chinese temple in Ayer Itam, Penang, dedicated to the Guan Yin Bhodisattva, the goddess of compassion.


ChinaHouse is a traditional compound of 3 heritage buildings, linked by an open air courtyard. Now converted into 14 existing spaces with shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries and theatre.

Places to Stay in Malaysia

The Pines Melaka

Welcome to an authentic Malaccan stay that will delight your senses, whether you’re on the lookout for an exotic holiday adventure or a rejuvenating corporate retreat. Come and discover our charming, riverside accommodation in the heart of Malacca, just minutes […]

Colmar Tropicale – “The French Village”

Opened in year 2000, Colmar Tropicale was modelled after 16th century Colmar town, north east of Alsace, France, also incorporating architectural designs and elements from ancient surrounding villages of Riquewihr, Turckheim and Kaysersberg. The realization of this French themed village […]

Earth Park Asia

Earth Park Asia is a vegan non-profit eco-tourism resort in Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. If you enjoy miles of fine sandy beaches with crystal clear water, coconut palms and sun, then you’ve come to the right place. The Earth Park is […]

The videos and blogs on this page were contributed by members of our vegan community who recently traveled to Asia and graciously shared their travel experiences. Follow your fellow vegan travelers as they explore Malaysia compassionately, meet local vegans and other vegan travelers, and share the amazing vegan food they find during their travels! They share the sites they visited, the places they stayed at, vegan shops they found, and the sites and activities they enjoyed during their time in Malaysia. Some also visit animal sanctuaries in the countries they travel to and kindly share the stories of the animals they meet. Join our vegan community and share your travel adventures with our global vegan community and collectively we can show the world how easy it is to be vegan and travel compassionately.

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