If you think being a vegetarian or a vegan is difficult, try being one in Lebanon; the country is essentially obsessed with meat - both raw and skewered. If you are sick of ordering fries and salads every time you got out, I suggest you take a look at this list. Here are our picks for vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Lebanon:

The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree is a cozy little diner that offers vegan, organic, and gluten-free delicacies. It opened back in 2012, and was the first exclusively vegetarian/vegan organic kitchen in Beirut.

Location: Sodeco Square, block D, Ground Floor, Achrafieh, Lebanon
Operating Hours: Mon – Sat: 9:00am – 8:00pm


Coara is a health food restaurant that offers healthy vegan and organic food made with ingredients right from their own farming fields; all in an outdoorsy setting with beautiful landscape and scenery. Established in 2012, it won the NOWARA award for best women's economic initiative. They host cooking classes, retreats and events. A truly authentic Lebanese experience.

Aunty Salwa

Aunty Salwa is not an exclusively vegetarian restaurant, but is still a popular vegetarian destination. It serves Middle Eastern and Lebanese dishes - hearty, healthy, and homemade.

Location: Hamra - Abdel Aziz Street - Baalbaki bld., Beirut, Lebanon
Operating Hours: Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 4:30pm Sat: 8:00am – 3:00 pm

Linger Complete Organic Circle

Linger is a delivery and catering business that focuses on a variety of Lebanese, vegan, and vegetarian cuisine.

Location: Hamra makdissi, Beirut, Lebanon
Operating Hours: Mon – Sat: 9:00am – 8:00pm

A New Earth: organic and eco-living store

If you’re not in the mood to go out, or prefer to eat at home - I got you covered. At A New Earth, you’ll find almost anything! You’ll find organic, gluten-free, vegan, low-sodium, and low-fat items to create your own meal. Enjoy.

Location: Achrafieh Zahret El Ihsan St, Beirut, Lebanon
Operating Hours: Mon – Sat: 10:00am – 7:00pm

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Didn't Linger close down like two years ago?

Imad Al-Fil on Sep 7, 2015 via mobile web