As the cultural and political capital of Kuwait, Kuwait City offers a wide array of trendy hotels, stylish boutiques, and upscale shopping malls. Not only that, but its restaurants serve as great gathering places — whether you’re having a quick lunch with some friends, grabbing a bite with coworkers after work, or meeting up with your family for a late-night dinner.
With new options popping up all the time, wholesome vegan spots like Healthy Feast, OVO, Love, Rustic Garden, and Be Cafe offer healthy cuisine for those who value fresh food and nutritious alternatives. If you’re looking for a unique twist on some of your favorite dishes, look no further than the top vegan-friendly restaurants in Kuwait City.
Stopping by Healthy Feast? Be prepared for a large menu that perfectly represents the restaurant’s name. This five-year-old eatery exclusively serves organic and gluten-free dishes made with locally grown foods. For breakfast, try the mouthwatering almond and coconut waffles topped with cashew cream and berry chia jam (gluten free, dairy free, and paleo) or the chickpea musabaha with a tortilla and raw tomato (gluten free, dairy free, and vegan). At lunchtime, feast on the oat pizza (gluten free, dairy free, and vegan) that’s divinely crafted with mushrooms, pumpkin, and cashew truffle cheese. For dinner, take an everyday meal to the next level with the falafel tacos covered with avocado strips and a deliciously spicy sauce.
Healthy Feast is serious about fresh food. In fact, it makes all of its almond milk and nut butters in house. Even better: only grass-fed beef and locally caught seafood is used in the non-vegan dishes. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or simply exploring new ways to stay in shape, Healthy Feast can provide you with the peace of mind you need to stick to your health goals.
Bneid Al Qar
Tel: +965 2241 2437
OVO, a trendy restaurant in Kuwait City, offers vegan, vegetarian, and flexitarian dishes. Popular with the locals — as well as tourists — this health-friendly restaurant is sure to satisfy your savory tooth. Described as “a little piece of tranquility with a varied and diverse menu” on Facebook, OVO is perfect for a mid-day bite or even a romantic date night. Due to its popularity, we recommend making a reservation before you stop by, especially if you’re bringing a large group. If you’re worried about parking, there are valet services to make your day or evening out a breeze. You can choose to sit inside or outside, and there are even special coolers to keep the heat at bay during the summertime.
OVO blends savory spices with various international foods to create amazing dishes you won’t find anywhere else. If it’s your first time there, try the organic black bean roll or the lasagna and spicy tofu. If you prefer lighter fare, the gruyere burger also has lots of great reviews.
You may have heard the phrase, “love at first sight,” but what about “love at first bite?” At Love, you’re sure to fall for the restaurant’s wide variety of dishes. Coined as an American-Italian restaurant, it offers a beautiful and cozy atmosphere paired with handcrafted food and lovely decor. In fact, you can even browse the eatery’s menu on your very own iPad.
While the restaurant serves meat, it also offers a vegan-only menu with items such as Portobello steak, pasta, and pizza. With these options, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone at your table.
Tel: +965 2209 0908
Every single baked good at Rustic Garden in Kuwait City is 100 percent vegan, and the sweet treats are made with the best ingredients, utmost care, and unconditional love. From a banana cake topped with homemade caramel to peanut oat cookies with melt-in-your-mouth flavor, this bakery offers a unique spin on some of your favorite desserts. The seemingly endless roster of sweets includes a wide range of delectable vegan cakes, scrumptious cookies, and even a specially made vegan honeycomb dipped in heavenly chocolate.
This bakery not only offers sensational sweets, but also environmentally-friendly packaging. Rustic Garden and its community-focused approach makes this bakery a must-try in Kuwait.
Be Cafe was founded by a mother-and-daughter team who envisioned a creative and community-inspired dining experience for their guests. Over the years, their idea has evolved into a free-spirited eating environment where everyone is treated with the utmost kindness and respect. With an open-heart and open-door approach, this café offers both locals and tourists a refreshing dining experience. Vegan, organic, and eco-friendly, Be Cafe’s passion is to serve the body with healthy, plant-based dishes.
To start off, try the beet salad topped with avocados and fresh, leafy greens. Packed with antioxidants and flavor, this salad is sure to provide you with the energy you need to enjoy a day out on the town. Pair this delectable salad with pho soup featuring Vietnamese noodles, veggies, and an unforgettable broth.
At Be Cafe, your body isn’t the only thing that’s tended to — the team here also strives to feed your soul through a variety of classes and workshops. Try a breathwork workshop with Reece and a detox yoga class with Honey. Reece’s class teaches you rhythmic breathing techniques, which can enhance your mind and body through emotional release and physical relaxation. In contrast, Honey’s class is a combination of pranayama, asana, and mindfulness meditation, which can all be beneficial for the mind and spirit. If you’re looking for a new spot to explore, stop by Be Cafe, where much-needed peace, relaxation, and serenity are a guaranteed outcome of your visit.
Rimal Hotel & Resort
Tel: +965 2571 0929
Juna’s Eatery was created with the mission to serve homemade plant-based goodness to the people of Kuwait. It’s a friendly space that serves natural, organic, local, sprouted, and plant-based food that happens to be delicious, too. Items are seasonal and on rotation, so look out for the delicious vegan labneh that makes an appearance on the menu every Sunday and the hazelnut cream cake on Thursdays.
If you’re looking to make a more permanent change in your life, Juna’s Eatery also offers weekly and monthly meal-plan subscriptions, with a new menu every month.
Abdulwahab Complex, Basement, Kuwait
Tel: +965 2571 0196