Battambang (បាត់ដំបង) Cambodia has a good vibe. This city in Northwestern Cambodia feels like an easy going and creative small town. It is 2.5 hours from Siem Reap, Cambodia where the Temple of Angkor Wat is located.
Activities travelers enjoy in Battambang (besides eating):
Enjoy a night at the circus Phare Ponleu Selpak;
Learn about Cambodian heritage and architecture on this specialized walking tour. (You can take a tuk tuk too if walking is not your thing);
Cook and eat Cambodian delights at the city’s best cooking school;
Get some fresh air in the countryside on a local livelihood bike tour;
Visit this trendy French boutique for unique local products;
Visit this beautiful local gallery.
More and more travelers are seeking vegetarian and vegan meals for personal, moral and/or health reasons. Battambang has better and better vegetarian and vegan food available for locals and travelers alike.
Here are 7 vegetarian and/or vegan food delights in Battambang:
Kinyei Cafe: Vegan coffee and chocolate drinks and vegetarian muesli bowl. You can make it vegan by omitting the yogurt.
Ambrosia Cafe: vegan or vegetarian tacos with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, green pepper and green and purple cabbage topped with perfectly spiced black beans and a homemade tomato salsa.
Coconut LyLy Restaurant: Vegan or vegetarian khmer fried vegetable rice. You can make it with egg or omit it for a vegan meal. Either way, the fried rice has no MSG or fish sauce and is made with very little vegetable oil (so it is not greasy).
La Casa: Vegan or vegetarian thin crust pizza with homemade pizza dough, tomato sauce, carrot, thinly sliced potato, olives and green peppers.
Jaan Bai: Kampot black peppercorn tofu with peas, and green onion served with brown rice.
Eden Cafe: The best french fries in Cambodia.
Vegan Cambodian Rice Desserts: This dessert stall next to the centrally located Psar Nat Market, Mr. Boro Om’s dessert stall offers vegetarian and vegan Cambodian desserts made from rice, condensed milk, coconut milk + cream, palm sugar and seasonal fruits.
Your turn: Do you choose to eat vegetarian/vegan food while traveling?