Siem Reap Restaurants
If you are a foodie who would like to sample local Khmer cuisine while also focusing on delicious and healthy options then Siem Reap will not disappoint you. Not just a temple town to lose yourself and wonder, Siem Reap is also a destination that offers a great selection of restaurants and cafes where healthy food is firmly on the menu.
Here is a list of the best Siem Reap restaurants and cafes for everything that is vegan, vegetarian, organic, gluten-free or just healthy!
1. Niam Niam Restaurant (Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat)
Niam Niam is the on-site restaurant at the only Condenast Johansens award-winning wellness resort in Cambodia, Navutu Dreams. The open-air restaurant offers an impressive selection of both Khmer and Italian favorites with lots of vegetarian and vegan options. Meals include curry dishes, wellness platters, pizzas (regular or non-dairy), home-made pastas and nourishing snacks. Wellness juices, healthy smoothies and detox salads are also to be had. To complete the wellness dining experience, guests can sign up for a healthy cooking class for an adventurous, information-packed culinary journey with lots of opportunities on picking your herbs, greens and spices! Talk about a ‘farm to table’ experience!
2. Vibe Cafe (Kandal Village)
If you are in search of healthy options but not ready to give up on tasty food, this Siem Reap’s first 100% raw vegan cafe, juice bar & organic health food store located in trendy Kandal Village will fulfill all your cravings and more. Vibe Cafe offers vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and organic meals that even heavy meat-eaters would find extremely tasty. They pride themselves to offer food that is ethically sourced and presented in a clean and organic way.
3. Peace Cafe (Along the river, just 5 minutes from the Old Market)
Peace Cafe is an ideal spot for vegetarians and vegans on a budget. Located along the Siem Reap riverside, this vegetarian cafe offers a wide variety of nutritious food where foodies can enjoy their meals in a peaceful tropical garden setting. Not only do they dedicate their space to a vegetarian café that serves up Khmer delights, juices, salads and other nourishing food, but Peace Cafe also offers a space for community programs such as a fair trade shop which showcases products made by local artisans and free Khmer lessons and monk chats for the culture enthusiasts.
4. Chamkar Vegetarian Restaurant (Alley West, Pub Street)
Chamkar Restaurant is a highly regarded vegetarian restaurant located in the heart of jazzy Pub Street. The menu offers plenty of Khmer food, using only locally-sourced, fresh ingredients that are plated up in creative and sumptuous combinations. With a great selection of vegetarian delights, salads and soups, there is really something for everyone to savor.
5. Banllé Vegetarian Restaurant (Wat Bo Road)
Banllé Vegetarian Restaurant plates up incredibly delicious and healthy food. On the menu are Khmer and Western favorites with vegetarian and vegan options. The restaurant uses only fresh and organic produce with option on picking your own veggies from its own organic garden right behind the restaurant. The setting is charming and homey which completes the whole experience.
6. Gelato & Coffee Lab (Alley West, Pub Street)
For healthy foodies who want to satisfy their sweet tooth, Gelato Lab, an Italian-owned gelato bar offers a wide selection of ice cream treats that are made fresh everyday with no artificial preservatives added. On the menu are Italian ice cream flavors like pistachio, caramel and tiramisu while their vegan sorbets are more of local flavors including mango, passion fruit, dragon fruit and sweet mandarin. If you are unsure of which flavors to try, their staff will be happy to let you sample first.
How many of these Siem Reap restaurants have you visited?
If you are a guest staying at our Siem Reap hotel resort and would like to try one or two of these Siem Reap restaurants, our Front Office Team will be happy to make the arrangements for you.
Have not booked your Siem Reap accommodation yet? Book directly with Navutu Dreams and get amazing benefits such as welcome drink & fresh fruit platter, daily breakfast, personal tuk tuk to Siem Reap town, 12 hours daily, a spa experience treat and a free village tour.
Featured Image: Courtesy of Vibe Cafe Asia