How easy it is to travel as a Vegetarian in Sri Lanka

How easy it is to travel as a Vegetarian in Sri Lanka


A wise person once said that people who love to eat are always the best people. We say people who love to travel and eat are even better. Sri Lanka is known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean. Surrounded by sea, its offers the best seafood one can imagine! But don’t be mistaken – there are no dearth for vegetarian options here. Most restaurants offer a spread of vegetarian food that are delicious. This article will help you discover some insanely tasty veggie and vegan dishes that would help you when you Visit Sri Lanka. We have tried, tested and are in love with these joints. What better way to share the joy than tell you where our tummies became happy!!

MB Chennai Vegetarian Restaurant, Colombo

Ghee Dosa from MB Chennai Vegetarian Restaurant, Colombo

This south Indian vegetarian restaurant offers dosa to die for! Go with your family and dig into a 6foot family dosa. If that doesn’t satisfy your appetite, there is a juice bar, ice cream bar and a chat bar attached to this restaurant. Spoiled for choices aren’t we?

Il Gelato, Colombo

Ice cream from Il Gelato, Colombo

We have one word for this place. DROOL!
Mint and choco-chip, ice-cream sundae, coffee mocha, crispy wafer cone or gelato – there is something for everyone here. The finest selection of fresh fruits, nuts, chocolate offer posh-to-die ice creams! Vacation calories don’t count. Tsk tsk.

Jina’s Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant, Unawatuna

 Jina’s Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant, Unawatuna

This unpretentious place makes up for its dull indoors by the food they serve. The sign on the wall of
“good food takes time” is not an overstatement! Worth the wait, experience excellent curries at a fair price. A vegetarian paradise, falafel, pitas and avocado milkshake are a must try.

Kandy Garden Café, Kandy

Hoppers from Kandy Garden Café, Kandy

Keep the place simple and food lavish must have been said keeping Kandy Garden café in mind. This casual eatery offers sumptuous helpings are a reasonable fare. Eat what the locals eat – Dig into authentic kotthu and hoppers served by friendly staff.

Sri Ambaal Vegetarian Hotel, Nuware Eliya

Idli from Sri Ambaal Vegetarian Hotel, Nuware Eliya

This easy to find vegan joint offers spicy south Indian food. Expect parata, dosa, chappati, vada and the works without feeling the pinch in your pocket. If you have a sweet tooth, dig into the wide variety of cakes after your meal.

Mango Mango, Anuradhapura

Mango Mango, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

This fairly priced casual spot offers delicious north indian curries. The buttery garlicky naan, creamy dal makahni and the tikka masala’s makes us salivate! The place is clean and has air conditioning.
Annapoorani Vegetarian Restaurant, Trincomalee

This is the number one vegetarian restaurant in Trincomalee. Incredible flavour, value for money, generous portion size, clean and makes us go lalalalala…..Have vegetable roti here.

Dimali Inn, Mirissa

Dimali, Anuradhapura

If spice is your worry, this place will put you at ease. The food is local but caters to European taste – read less spice. This cozy home-based restaurant offers simple and delicious food from hospitable owners who would make you want to come back for more. Try the cashew curry!

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