A Trip Around Vegetarian Penang – Part Two

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On a trip around vegetarian Penang, the focus is on the south and west of the island and mainland Penang.

Near Jalan Masjid Negeri (Green Lane)/Island Glades Area

Back Home
Penang Vegetarians2Q Lorong Delima 7, Island Glades, 11700, Georgetown, Penang. Open: Tuesday 5.30pm to 10pm. Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 10pm. Closed: Monday. Facebook.
Located in a residential area, Back Home is just like eating in your own front room. Offering healthy vegetarian food without the use of MSG, preservatives and colourings, they specialize in a few simple, but tasty pasta dishes as well as some rice dishes. Thirsty? Try their range of coffees and teas such as Lavender, Rosella or Butterfly pea and lemon.  No eggs and no milk. Also serving unique Back Home burgers including fruits delight, basil burger, vege-oat “fish” burger and pizza burger. Available 9am to 3pm. Can pre-order.

Cheng Sim Vegetarian Restaurant
69E Jalan Terengganu, 11600, Georgetown, Penang. Open: Monday 7.30am to 9pm, Tuesday 7,30am to 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday 7.30am to 9pm.
Serving economy rice dishes, steamboat (by order), bak kut teh as well as vegetarian food supply.

Jelutong/Gelugor/Bukit Gambir

Ai Lee Veggie Delight
Kompleks Jalan Permai, 161-G-12 Jalan Permai, Bukit Gambir, 11700, Penang. Open: 7am to 2pm.
Veggie food stall serving hokien mee, curry mee, lor mee, fried mee and set meal and soup.

Friend of Vegetarian
310-G-4 Jalan Perak, 11600 Jelutong, Penang. Open: 8am to 1pm. Closed: Monday.
Vegetarian food stall located opposite Bomba Heng Leong Cafe serving dishes such as nasi lemak, curry mee and wan tan mee.

Idealite Wholesome Dining Place
E-Gate, Ground Floor, 1-01-05, Lebuh Tengku Kudin 2, 11700 Gelugor, Penang. Open: Daily 10am to 10pm.
This is Idealite’s fourth branch in Penang, the others being at Gurney Plaza, Queensbay Mall and Gottlieb Road. Serving  fresh, healthy and nutritious food without the use of MSG, synthetic colourings and preservatives. Popular dishes include nasi lemak, bak kut teh, hakka lei cha and the delicious sushi.

Pureland Vegetarian Restaurant
336B Jalan Perak, 11600 Jelutong, Penang. Open: Daily 7am to 10pm.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Pureland offers economy rice dishes. There is also a choice  of dishes such as laksa, nasi lemak, fried kaoy teow, mee goreng & fried tua pan.

Puspamalar Food Corner 
338 Jalan Jelutong,11600 Penang. Open: Daily 11.30am to 11pm. Closed: Tuesday. Cash only.
Puspamalar serves 100% pure vegetarian food ranging from Indian, Chinese, Western as well as cakes and pastries.

Vishnu Pizza Food Truck
In front of Puspamalar Food Corner, 338 Jalan Jelutong, 11600, Penang. Open: 6pm to 10pm. Closed Tuesday. 
100% pure vegetarian pizzas with no onion, garlic or egg. Choose from vege chicken masala, mushroom, cheese, vege ham, vege Garden pizzas.

Phor Tor Temple
No. 88, Jalan Faraday, Bukit Dumbar,11600 Jelutong, Pinang. Open: Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 9pm.
Serving a variety of Chinese vegetarian food at reasonable prices.

Ren Ci Global Village Vegetarian
Penang Vegetarian16-1 Lebuh Sungai Pinang 1, 10300, Georgetown. Open: Daily 8am to 2.30pm. Closed Sunday.
This buffet style eatery is open for breakfast and lunch and offers a variety of vegetable and tofu dishes without added MSG. Set up by people who are passionate about promoting healthy eating, Ren Ci works on a donation only basis and patrons wash their own dishes and utensils.

Ru Yin Vegetarian Restaurant
330F-1 Jalan Slim, 11600 Penang. Open: Daily 7am to 9pm. Facebook.
Serves a variety of Chinese dishes including Hokkien mee.

Seelva Pure Vegetarian Cafe
85 Kompleks Batu Lanchang, Medan Batu Lanchang, 116000, Penang. Daily: 1pm to 11pm. Closed: Wednesday.
This vegetarian food stall serves Indian and local delights containing no onions, garlic and egg. Try the Roti Canai, Pasembur and Nasi Lemak. Also caters for buffets and parties.

Vegetarian Hawker Stall
Stall 23, Greenlane Heights Market Food Court, Lintang Gangsa, Jelutong, 11600 Penang. Open Daily. Closed 2nd and 16th of lunar calendar.
Serving vegetarian hawker delights such as har fo fun, hokkien char and jawa mee. On 1st and 15th of lunar calendar serving fish meehoon soup and hokkien mee.

Yuan En Vegetarian
725-J, Jalan Sungai Dua, Gelugor, 11700 Penang (opposite Tesco Extra). Open: Daily 7.30am to 3pm and 5.30pm to 9.30pm. Closed: Monday.
Serving economy rice dishes as well as a la carte including their signature wanton mee and curry mee. Choice of white or brown rice.

9 Degree Book Cafe
54 Jalan Hamilton, 11600 Jelutong, Penang (opposite Heng Ee High School). Open: Monday to Friday 12noon to 10.30pm. Saturday 10.00am to 10.30pm. Contact: 012-492 9276.
Offers a variety of beverages, veggie snacks, stationery and books. Also employs qualified tutors to provide tuition. Dishes include veggie burgers, fried rice and spaghetti.

Around Queensbay Mall

Vegetarian Penang3F-10A, Queen’s Street, Queensbay Mall, 11900 Penang. Open: Daily: 10.30am to 10.30pm.
This is Idealite’s second branch, the first being in Gottlieb Road, next to the Waterfall Hotel. This light and bright restaurant serves fresh, healthy and nutritious food without the use of MSG, synthetic colouring, preservatives and dairy. Read review.

Green Rabbit Nyonya Thai Vegetarian Kitchen
Queens Hall Food Court, 3rd Floor, Queensbay Mall, 11900 Penang. Open: Daily: 10.00am to 10.00pm.
This food stall serves vegetarian nyonya and thai style cuisine. Rice sets include green curry, nasi lemak, pad phet veggie fish, noodle dishes such as laksa, veggie fish bihun soup and snacks such as crispy spring rolls and golden tofu.

C-3-1, Lorong Bayan Indah 3, Bay Avenue, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang (Next to Eastin Hotel). Open: Tuesday to Sunday: 11.30am to 10pm.
Offering healthy organic food, the menu includes asian dishes such as kimchi fried rice and sushi as well as a variety of noodle and rice dishes. Also available are western-style delights including mushroom “steak”. Fresh fruit juices are available.

Sun Vegetarian Cuisine
H-2-1, Bay Avenue, Lorong Bayan Indah 2, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang. Open: Daily 10.30am to 3pm and 6pm to 10pm.
Serving creative and healthy Japanese inspired dishes such as zakaya grilled brinjal, and dobin mush.

Bayan Baru/Bayan Lepas

Awakenings Coffee and Tea House
2-1-27 Tingkat Mahsuri, Bayan Baru, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang. Daily: 10am to 10pm. Closed: Monday.
The aim of this not-for-profit vegetarian cafe is raise awareness on healthy living. They serve a variety of healthy dishes such as moringa rice with tempeh, braised mushrooms, bruschetta, sweet potatoes, muffins, sourdough cookies, juices and of course, coffee and teas.

Ang’s Vegetarian
Stall 110, KPBR Kompleks Pasar Bayan Baru, Lintang Mayang Pasir 4, 11950 Bayan Baru, Penang. Open 7am to 1.30pm. Closed Sunday.
Food stall serving dishes such as jawa mee gorent, noodle soup, mee goreng and dumplings.

Beyond Veggie by Secret Recipe
1-1-29 Elite Avenue, Jalan Mayang Pasir 3,  11940, Bayan Baru, Penang. Open: Daily: 10am to 10pm.
Beyond Veggie offer an extensive menu including Asian dishes, tofu, salads, vegetables, sandwiches, pasta and pizza. Beverages include fresh juices, coffees and teas. Have a sweet tooth, then try their fresh cream or cheesecakes. Beyond veggie use fresh ingredients and products with no colourings or preservatives and do not add MSG.

Cafe 1013
15, Pesara Mahsuri 5, Sg Nibong Kecil, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang. Open: Monday to Saturday: 11.30am to 3pm. Closed: Sunday and Public Holiday. Website.
Promoting healthy vegetarian food, using local and seasonal products. Try the veggie rice sets, porridge sets, noodle soups, veg bak kut teh, desserts and fresh fruit juices. Lunch and dinner boxes are available for take-away. Catering services are available.

Kompleks Makanan MPPP
Lebuh Nipah, 11900 Sungai Nibong, Penang. Open: Daily. Morning to evening.
Located behind the Vistana Hotel and CEO building, this food court contains a range of different cuisines. The front row is mainly non-veg Malay food, but the back row is full of of vegetarian food stalls including Xiang Yun Vegetarian Hut which serves local style dishes such as Hokkien mee, Loh mee, Curry mee, Laksa and Jawa mee (Open from 6.30am, closed Wed and Thurs). You can find cheap economy rice options, noodle dishes and Indian food courtesy of the Hare Krsna food stall. There is also Vege West which serves Western veggie dishes such as burgers and pizza without onion and garlic (Monday to Saturday 6-10pm).

Green Garden Vegetarian
8 Persiaran Mahsuri 2, Taman Sunway Tunas, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang. Open: Daily: 11am to 9pm. Closed: Monday.
An unassuming looking restaurant that serves creative food using fresh vegetables, beans, brown rice, tofu and no “mock meat” in sight. Popular dishes include assam laksa, green and red curry noodles fried jawa mee and organic ramen dishes.

Heng Xin Vegetarian Restaurant
19 Lorong Kampung Jawa, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang (same row as Public Bank). Open: Monday to Saturday 6.30am to 3pm. Open on Sunday when 1st & 15th of lunar calendar falls on Sunday.
Serving economy rice and dishes as well as dishes such as hokkien mee and wan tan mee.

Season Vegetarian Corner
2-G-21 Lengkok Nipah, Taman Lip Sin, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang. Open: Daily 7am to 2pm and 5pm to 9.30pm. Closed: Monday. Open on Monday when 1st and 15th of lunar calendar falls on Monday.
Located beside Taman Lip market, this eatery serves vegetarian local delights such as curry mee, hokkien mee, wan tan mee, koay teow soup and claypot noodles. Dishes come in small, medium and large sizes at reasonable prices.

Than Hsiang Vegetarian Canteen
132, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang. Open: Daily 8am to 8pm. Than Hsiang Temple provide a set vegetarian lunch (economy rice with twelve types of delicious dishes) on a self-service basis for RM4.00 only.  As a way of promoting vegetarianism, Than Hsiang also provide a special lunch counter consisting economy rice with four types of vegetarian dishes and dinner of rice with eight types of dishes on a self-service and “Donate as You Wish” basis. Soup and cold drinks are included with the meals.

The Leaf Healthy Recipes
D’Piazza Mall, 70-1-49, Jalan Mahsuri, Bandar Bayan Baru, Bayan Lepas, 11900, Penang. Open: 11:30am to 3:00pm and 5:30pm to 9:00pm, Sunday closed.
This is the second outlet for The Leaf, the first being at Penang Street. They offer healthy dishes without the use of MSG, onion and garlic.

The Wooden Kitchen
303-1-15 Krystal Point, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang. Open: Daily 11am to 2.30pm and 5.30pm to 9pm.
Serving vegetarian/vegan set meals with rice, noodles, Western and snacks. Dishes include Thai style hericium mushrooms, braised ramen and free flow salad and ice-cream.

Sushi Kitchen Japanese Meatless Cafe
2A-1 Jalan Sungai Ara 1, Desa Ara, Sungai Ara, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang. Open: Monday, Wednesday to Thursday: 11.30am to 8pm. Friday to Sunday: 11.30am to 2.30pm and 6pm to 10pm. Closed Tuesday.
Offering creative, healthy, organic Japanese food without MSG, artificial colourings and preservatives, white salt or sugar, eggs, garlic and onions. Dishes include, miso soup, miso udon, spicy noodles and the recommended sushi sets. Another branch has opened near Armenian Street, Georgetown and Bandar Baru, Air Itam.

Nature’s Spoon
17-G-9 & 10, Medan Kampung Relau, Bayan Point, 11900 Bayan Lepas. (Behind B-Suite Hotel). Open: Monday to Saturday: 11.30am to 8.30pm. Closed Sunday.
Promoting healthy organic food, Nature’s Spoon serves mushroom, pumpkin and bitter gourd dishes as well as daily specials including fruit laksa noodles and lei char rice set. Fresh fruit and vegetable juices. No garlic.

Vegetarian Kitchen
29-1-57 Jalan Paya Terubong, Golden Triange, Relau, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang. Open: 10am to 2.30pm and 5.30pm to 9.30pm. Closed: Monday.
Serving healthy food based on LOHAS (lifestyle of health and sustainability). Dishes include homemade braised rice, jawa mee, fried meehoon and tofu. There is also  range of cake, some of which are vegan. Also available are homemade jam, soap and other organic dried products.

Xiang Mei Wei Vegetarian
80, Lintang Mayang Pasir 1, Bayan Baru, 11950, Bayan Lepas, Penang. (Behind Sunshine Square Supermarket). Open: Monday to Saturday: 11am to 8pm. Closed Sunday.
This popular economy rice restaurant offers a range of interesting dishes including mutton curry, vegetarian fish and vegetables. They also have a la carte dishes including hokkien mee, fried mee jawa and char hor fan.

Xiang Yun Vegetarian House
No 17-G-31, Medan Kampung Relau, MK12 Bayan Point,11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang. (Behind B Suite Hotel). Open: Daily: 3pm until 10pm. Closed: Thursday. 
Serving local style veggie dishes including Nasi Lemak, yam rice, chee cheong fun, Hokkien mee and udon noodles. Air-conditioned.

Yen Ming Veggie Good
Blok 5-G-9, Jalan Lintang Relau 1,Taman Bendera, Relau, 11900 Bayan Lepas , Penang. Open: 7.30am to 3pm.

Vege Delight
72-1-1 Arena Curve, Jalan Mahsuri, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Penang. Open: 11am to 3pm and 5.30pm to 10pm. Closed: Monday (except 1st and 15th day of Lunar Calendar and Public Holidays). Facebook.
Vege Delight is an upscale restaurant with a modern, bright and light interior. Starters include tempura pineapple, hericium satay sticks and house special pandan mock chicken. For mains you can choose from spicy and sour dishes, eggplant and tofu dishes, mushrooms, spaghetti and rice dishes.

Air Itam/Farlim

Evening Porridge
375-A Jalan Taman Cantik, Hye Keat Estate, 11500 Air Itam, Penang. Open: Daily: 5pm to 9pm. Closed: Sunday.
Choose from porridge/rice dishes, potato buns and daily specials such as assam pedas, otak otak and bak kut teh. Also provide catering.

Holy Land Vegetarian Food Centre
135-A, Jalan Paya Terubong, 11060 Air Itam, Penang. Open: 7.00am to 2.30pm. Closed: Friday.

Kek Lok Si Vegetarian Restaurant
Kek Lok Si PenangKek Lok Si Temple, Air Itam, 11500, Penang. Open: Tuesday to Sunday: 11am to 7pm.
Within the Kek Lok Si temple complex is this a/c vegetarian restaurant with a large selection of Chinese vegetable and mock meat dishes including good value set dishes.


Purple Stone Vegetarian Food Centre
Purple Stone Penang608-B , Jalan Pasar, 11500 Air Itam, Penang. Open: Daily except 2nd and 16th day of the month.
This is a self-service food centre that offers a variety of Chinese vegetable and mock meat dishes. Also available is vegetarian Hokkien mee, curry mee , Penang Laksa and various buns including black sesame and peanut. Prices are very reasonable.

Consummation of Life Vegetarian Restaurant
288-A-1-3 Fortune Court, Jalan Thean Teik, 11500 Penang. Open: Daily: 10.30am to 2.30pm and 5pm to 10pm.
This restaurant offers a wide selection of interesting Chinese dishes including their signature curry vegetarian fish dish.

Shri Krishna’s Vegetarian
Restoran 1998, Jalan Thean Teik, Bandar Baru, Farlim, 11500 Penang. Open: Daily 5.30pm to 10pm. Located near Sunshine Farlim Mall.
Serving local and western style dishes that contain no onion, garlic or egg. Choose from roti canai, nasi lemak, murtabak, koey teow goreng, fish and chips, vege burger and chicken chop.

Rasini’s Vegetarian Kitchen
Restoran 1998, Jalan Thean Teik, Farlim, 11500, Penang. Open: Daily 5.30pm to 10pm. Located near Sunshine Farlim Mall.
Offering 100% pure vegetarian Indian, Malay and Chinese style dishes without onion or garlic. Dishes include mee goreng, keow teow soup, nasi lemak and veg burgers.

JanxDen Greenlife
Vegetarian Penang6G-1-16 All Seasons Place, Lebuhraya Thien Thean Teik, Bandar Baru, 11500 Air Itam, Penang. Open: Daily 11am to 11pm.
Promoting a healthy lifestyle using organic ingredients and no MSG. Their menu consists of tasty asian and western style cuisine including pizzas, sandwiches, pasta and delicious rice dishes. A favourite starter is the Vietnamese spring rolls. Finish off your meal with a choice of eggless cheesecakes.

Season Vegetarian Corner
16-G Medan Angsana 4, Farlim Business Centre, 11500 Air Itam, Penang. Open Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Monday.
Inexpensive Chinese vegetarian food including jawa mee, curry mee, wan tan mee and veggie chicken rice.

Sushi Kitchen
11B Medan Angsana 1, Bandar Baru, 11500 Air Itam, Penang. Open: Monday to Thursday 11.30am to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 11.30am to 2.30pm and 6pm to 10pm. Closed: Tuesday.
Offering creative, healthy, organic Japanese food without MSG, artificial colourings and preservatives, white salt or sugar, eggs, garlic and onions. Dishes include, miso soup, miso udon, spicy noodles and the recommended sushi sets. They also have branches at Sungai Ara and in Georgetown. Cash only.

Yi Jia Ren Vegetarian Restaurant
31A Medan Angsana 1, Bandar Baru, Air Itam, 11500 Penang. Open: Daily 10am to 3pm and 5pm to 9pm.
Serves both Asian and Western food, including fish and chips, spaghetti, lamb chop, hot dogs, veg rendang, teppanyaki bean curd and friend abalone mushrooms. No eggs, garlic or onions. Can cater for birthday and wedding parties.

Balik Pulau

Chin Choo Vegetarian Shop
128 Jalan Besar, Balik Pulau, 11000, Penang. Open:  7am to 3pm. Closed: alternate Saturdays. Telephone: 012-577 1195.
Selling veggie bento boxes and special dishes including sweet and sour fried rice, mee goreng, tom yam fried rice, Singapore rice noodles, satay, Bai Yushi Jin mushrooms and rendang. Offers delivery and catering for wedding banquets, birthday parties, new and full moon parties as well as temple feasts.



Aik Chong Vegetarian Restaurant
6549 Jalan Raja Uda, 12300 Butterworth, Penang. Open:
Serving economy rice dishes as well as a la carte dishes such as vegetarian curry fish and oat prawns. Located near Nine Emperor Gods Temple.

Ci Xin Yuan Vegetarian Restaurant
6551 Jalan Raja Uda, 12300 Butterworth, Penang.
Serving Chinese style economy rice dishes as well as pre-arranged dinner sets. Located near the Nine Emperor Gods Temple.

Kay’s Healthy Living Cafe
kays healthy living cafe butterworth32 Lorong Teras Jaya 9, Kawasan Perniagaan Teras Jaya, 13400 Butterworth, Penang. Open: Monday to Saturday: 9.30am-9.00pm. Closed: SUNDAY.
Serving organic veggie food without MSG, artificial ingredients, white salt and sugar. Choose from a range of rice, noodle and tofu dishes as well as salads, sandwiches and burgers. Also sells organic health food products.


Lin Jih Vegetarian Restaurant
48 Jalan Mawar, Taman Bistari, Jalan Raja Uda, 12300 Butterworth, Penang. Open Monday to Saturday 7.30am to 3pm.
Chinese vegetarian restaurant. Cash only.

Louvre Veggie
23 Villa Tajung, Taman Villa Tanjung, Jalan P Patto, Off Jalan Raja Uda, 12300 Butterworth, Penang. Open Daily: 11am to 9pm. Closed: Tuesday except 1st & 15th Lunar Calendar.
Chinese vegetarian & vegan restaurant offering a la carte, banquet and beverages.

Mr Veggies House of Vegetarian
152-154 Block F, Jalan Raja Uda, Pusat Perniagaan Raja Uda, 12300 Butterworth, Penang. Open: Daily 10am to 8.30pm.
Serving vegan economy rice.

Sika Veggie Cafe
3 Lorong Perniagaan Melur, Jalan Raja Uda, 12300 Butterworth, Penang. Open: Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 10pm. Closed: Monday.
Serves lunch, dinner, hand brewed coffee and cakes. Cash only.

Veggie Home
9 Lorong Perniagaan Melur, Jalan Raja Uda,12300 Butterworth, Penang. Open: 7.30am to 2.30pm. Closed: Sunday.
Located on the same row as Sika Veggie Cafe.

Ying Li Little Vegetarian
5 Lorong Dahlia 5, Taman Dahlia, 12300 Butterworth, Penang. Open: Monday to Saturday, 6.45am to 2pm. Contact: 012-515-6209.
Vegetarian hawker stand in a residents house serving local dishes such as jawa mee and hokkien mee.

Seberang Jaya/Prai

Level 2,  Sunway Carnival Mall, Jalan Todak, Seberang Jaya, 13700, Penang. (Same row as cinema), Open: Daily 10.30am to 10.30pm.
This ever expanding wholesome food chain offers fresh, healthy and nutritious food without the use of MSG, synthetic colouring, preservatives and dairy. Favourites include Bak Kut Teh and Hakka Lei Cha.

20 Jalan Siakap, Seberang Jaya, 13700, Penang. Open: Daily 7am to 11.30pm. Facebook.
Pure vegetarian restaurant serving Western, Indian and Chinese Food. Western dishes include macaroni, spaghetti, veggie burgers, pizza and hot dogs. Breakfast items include thosai, roti chanai and nasi lemak and lunch dishes including rice, dhal, curries and kofta. Dinner dishes include mee goreng, bee hoon goreng and char kway teow. Beverages include juices, lassi, coffee, herbal and chinese tea.

Bukit Mertajam

Fresh Garden Vegetarian Food
Style Food Court, Lebuh Nangka 1, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Open: 10.30am to 9pm. Closed: Thursday.

Lu Ye Yuan
106 Jalan Tembikai, Taman Mutiara, 14000, Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Open Tuesday to Sunday 9.30am to 2pm and 5pm to 9.30pm. Closed Monday.
Serving economy rice and a la carte dishes.

Mama Vege Restaurant
40, Jalan Bayu Mutiara 1, Taman Bayu Mutiara,14000, Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Open: Daily 11am to 10pm. Facebook.
Mama Vege’s main focus is on healthy steamboat with side dishes including spaghetti and pumpkin soup. Also offer an a la carte menu which includes some mock meat dishes such as Peking “duck”. Do add MSG, but no garlic or onions. Alcohol free.

Granny House Cafe
181 Jalan Besar,  Kampung Juru, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Open: Monday to Saturday 11am to 6pm. Closed: Sunday. Facebook.
Vegetarian/vegan cafe near Juru wet market, offering set meals from 11.30am to 2.30pm and a la carte. Air-con and wifi available.

Kafe Seng Hawker Centre
196-198, Jalan Tembikai, Taman Sri Rambai,14000  Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Open: 5pm-12am.  Closed Fridays.
This family-owned hawker centre at Jalan Tembikai, next to the traffic lights, is only open in the evenings. There are vegetarian stalls on one side and a few non-vegetarian stalls at the other side. It is famous for its bak kut teh (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian), the center also has stalls selling vegetarian wantan mee, curry mee, nasi lemak, chee cheong fun, burgers, popiah and char koay teow.

Restoran Sayuran Mee Man
19 Jalan Kulim, Taman Jaya, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Open: Daily 7.30am to 4pm. Closed: Sunday.
Serving economy rice dishes.

Mayway Vegetarian Coffee House
Block B-G-09, Lebuh Nangka 2, Taman Desa Damai, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Open: 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm. Closed: Thursday.
Serving a variety of fried rice, noodle dishes and Western dishes as well as sandwiches and snacks.

Symple Cafe
553, Ground Floor, Sungai Rambai, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Open: Daily 8am to 3pm.
Serving dishes such as  Myanmar noodles, tian mee mee and loh mee. No MSG.

Simpang Ampat/Bukit Tambun

Greengreen Cafe
49 Jalan Bukit Tambun, Taman Tambun Indah, 14100 Simpang Ampat, Penang. Open: Daily 11am to 9pm.  Closed: Tuesday. Facebook.
Vegetarian restaurant and health food shop using healthy ingredients such as sea salt, brown rice and rice bran oil. Serving local delights including bak kut teh, nasi lemak, nasi ulam, lei cha rice, mee jawa, laksa, lor mee, beancurd and fried rice dishes as well as set meals. Beverages include home made roselle drink, luo han guo and fresh veggie juice. Some dishes contain onion, garlic and egg.

Atap Kopitiam Vegetarian Corner
1736 Jalan Bukit Tambun, 1410 Simpang Ampat, Penang. Open: 7am to 3pm.
Serves local dishes such as loh mee, laksa, curry mee and curry rice. Also kuih-muih, siew pau and kaya puffs. They do not use egg, garlic or onion.

Nibong Tebal

Pang Zhen Vegetarian Restaurant
124 Lorong Bukit Panchor 2, Taman Bukit Panchor, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Penang. Open: Daily 7am to 2pm.
Offering economy rice dishes as well local delights such as mee jawa, nasi lemak and koay teow soup,

The Vegetarian Shop
5 Lorong Nuri 1/1, Taman Sentosa, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Penang. Open: Daily 11am to 2.45pm and 5.30pm to 8.45pm.
Offering economy rice dishes, dinner and set lunch sets and snacks.

Yuan En Vegetarian Food
3943 Lorong Sungai Daun, 4 Pusat Perniagaan Nibong Tebal Jaya, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Penang.
Newly opened vegetarian restaurant.


To find vegetarian restaurants on the north part of Penang and in George Town, take a look at A Trip Around Vegetarian Penang – Part One.

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7 thoughts on “A Trip Around Vegetarian Penang – Part Two

  1. Do you know the exact place of Qiao Wei Vegetarian Restaurant? perhaps it near to which part of jalan ong yi how? Thank you.

    • Sorry for the delay in replying. I haven’t been to this place so I’m not sure where it is. The phone number I had is disconnected, so I’m not sure if it is still in business. I will investigate further and let you know. Thanks.

  2. Thank you very much for compiling the information! I am a vegetarian and will be planning my Penang food trip later this week with reference to your 2 lists 🙂

  3. There is a Vegetarian Shop in Farlim, Ayer Itam named :
    Season Vegetarian Corner
    16-G Medan Angsana 4
    Farlim Business Centre
    11500 Air Itam, Penang
    Phone: 04 826 3139

  4. Actually there are two in Sungai Dua, one is directly opposite Tesco Extra, It’s called “Fo You Yuan” if not mistaken, and another one is “Guan Yin Ting”, which is just less than 50 metres from Fo You Yuan.

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