Cover Photo: Kind Kones

In anticipated of World Vegan Day on November 1st, we've rounded up vegetarian- and vegan-friendly spots to curb your meatless cravings

1. The Good Co

Serving only plant-based fare, The Good Co whips up flavourful and creative grub that's capable of challenging even hardcore skeptics. The vegetarian and vegan eatery in Bangsar caters to a wide range of tastes, so it matters not whether you prefer Western or Malaysian food. Try the Nasi Lemak Beckham—brown rice naturally dyed with butterfly pea flowers and served with kyuri tempeh, roasted peanuts, rendang monkey head mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and sambal. Other options include kimchi cauliflower fried rice, falafel wraps, and Acai power bowls to kick-start your day with a bang! 

The Good Co | APW Bangsar, 29, Jalan Riong, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur | 03-2202 6536

2. Kubis & Kale

Relish in an abundance of greens at Kubis & Kale, which caters to a current fad—a love of Hawaiian poke bowls. The new eatery promotes and celebrates healthier lifestyles with a curated menu of simple, healthy and seasonal poke bowls that are ideal for pescatarians, vegetarians and vegans. Protein components include chargrilled tofu adobo, maple tofu, and faux crab cakes, and each bowl can be customised with a variety of toppings, sides, and vegan sauces such as the pesto vinaigrette, green apple hot sauce, et cetera.

Kubis & Kale | Lot 2 & 4, Jalan PJS 11/5, Bandar Sunway 

3. Kind Kones

Proving that dairy isn't requisite for delicious desserts, Kind Kones champions cashew, coconut, pistachio and other nut milks in their 'nice creams'. Our go-to is the charcoal vanilla containing cashew milk, coconut milk, raw cane sugar, Japanese bamboo charcoal and vanilla. Another flavour that has stolen our hearts is the black forest made out of coconut milk, cashew milk, almond milk, vanilla, brownie chunks, cherry compote and raw cane sugar. Kind Kones' nice cream parlours are laid-back and aesthetically pleasing; the Bangsar outlet even has a play area for little ones.

Kind Kones | 5 outlets in Kuala Lumpur & Petaling Jaya |

4. Sala

Meaning 'living room' in Spanish but also an acronym for slavar a los animales (save the animals), Sala serves vegan Mexican and Malaysian dishes that are low in calories and cholesterol but high in protein. The star of the menu is the mushroom asada burrito that's packed with mushroom asada, cilantro lime brown rice, black beans, pico de gallo, coleslaw, lettuce, vegan nacho cheese and roasted tomato chipotle salsa. Also try the Chimichanga, which can be air-fried or deep-fried; the hearty burrito is topped with vegan sour cream and a lime wedge for zest.

Sala | A-G-03A Galeria Hartamas, 21, Jalan 26a/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur | 011-1150 3606

5. RGB & The Beanhive

A homely café that combines comfort food with a cosy ambiance, RGB is where one can borrow a book, sip on artisan coffee, and eat clean. Serving Asian and Western dishes with gluten-free, organic, vegan and vegetarian option, the café is a great place to hang out with friends and family. Dishes that hit the spot for us include the basil olive oil fried rice with RGB tempe, the vegan cheese pizza, and the hempburger. 

RGB & The Beanhive | 35, Jalan Damai, Kampung Datuk Keramat, Kuala Lumpur | 03-2181 1329


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