Some experts believe that people have to change their dietary habits and use less animal meat in their foods. They provide two reasons for changing dietary habits of people, mainly suggesting greenhouse gases emissions from animals such as cow which has a major share in global warming. Another reason provided by these experts is vegetarianism being useful for health and lifetime increase in human beings. Some people are opposed to killing animals as their reason to follow vegetarianism. Anyway, there are many vegetarians living all around the world who prefer eating healthy and delicious vegetarian foods, while travelling. Here, six of the best vegetarian restaurants in Tehran will be introduced to you for enjoying of their foods during your travel.
Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Tehran
1. Ananda Vegetarian Restaurant and Café
This vegetarian restaurant and café in Tehran has been established in 2006 and claims having prepared its menu based on variable delicious foods having no meat in them. Ananda restaurant serves food in both indoor and outdoor spaces which its ever-green atmosphere causes people to enjoy their vegetarian food (in all of the seasons) more, in such environment. Menu of the Ananda restaurant is highly variable including various types of Dolmeh and Koofteh.
It has to be noted that Vegetable kookoo sandwich of the restaurant served along with fresh lettuce, tomato, pickled cucamber, and special sauce is the one that has to be tried. The menu includes various kinds of non-alcoholic drinks, desserts, and teas. Pleasant atmosphere of the garden has been what Mr. Mohammad Aqamousa one of the customers has been attracted to, from the moment he entered into the restaurant, in addition to cumin-flavored sweets served after the food. Customers have been pleased with professional behavior and politeness of employees.
• Address: No. 18, next to Telecommunication Office, South Ekhtiarieh, 10th Behestan, Pasdaran Str., Tehran, Iran
• Tel: 22772817- 22556767
• Working hours: 12 noon- 11p.m
2. Zamin Vegan Restaurant
Zamin (Earth) as its name, the café restaurant claims using purely organic and vegan material in its food and is one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Tehran. It has begun its work with this motto: “Love & compassionate living”. Serving breakfast is considered as an advantage for Zamin café and restaurant.
This restaurant also serves food in indoor and green outdoor spaces with beautiful flower pots used for its decoration. The restaurant has a menu of highly variable foods. The café also presents variable non-alcoholic drinks in its menu, from among which reference could be made to lemonade. Customers are satisfied with employees’ behavior and describe quality of foods as excellent.
• Address: Pardisan Residential Complex, Phase 5, Simaye Iran Str., Tehran, Iran
• Tel: 88580555-88373924
• Working hours: 7 a.m. – 11p.m.
3. Pure Vegetarian Cuisine
This is one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Tehran. In its decoration flowers have been used a lot for decoration; and, pink and gray are dominant colors among other colors used in designing the Pure Restaurant. Customers make compliment of Badenjan Tahchin in Pure Restaurant. On Wednesdays, live music adds flavor to vegetarian foods. Customers consider restaurant employees as professional and are very satisfied with their behaviors. Interestingly, one of the customers defines the restaurant environment as “a café restaurant with very friendly environment”.
• Address: Commercial unit 35, ASP tower, Yousefabad 64th str., South Sheikh Bahaiee Str., Tehran, Iran
• Tel: 88603990
• Working hours: 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
4. Charmiz Vegetarian Restaurant
As specified by its name Charmiz (4 tables), the restaurant is a friendly and quiet space serving Italian foods besides vegetarian dishes. Charmiz is one of vegetarian restaurants in Tehran with traditional decoration. Tablecloths are made of plaid fabrics and most of foods are served in earthenwares or cast iron containers that keep the food warm.
• Address: No. 2/1, Alborz 1 Alley, before Enqelab Ave., Hafez Str., Tehran, Iran
• Tel: 66498510- 66460839
• Working hours: 12 noon – 4 after noon/7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
5. House of the Artists Restaurant
This vegetarian restaurant is specifically popular among people living in Tehran. The restaurant is located in a beautiful garden and it has cultural and artistic environment. Customers are satisfied with qualitative vegetarian dishes served in House of the Artists, as well as services rendered by well-behaved employees and it is one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Tehran. From among other advantages of the restaurant is its vicinity to handicrafts stores and theater hall.
• Address: House of the Artists, North Mousavi (ex-Forsat), Taleqani Str., Tehran, Iran
• Tel: 88310462
• Working hours: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
6. Khoshbin Restaurant
Khoshbin vegetarian restaurant also serves foods with meat so that both vegetarians and their friends eating meat can enjoy the food together. In addition to vegetarian dishes, customers are very satisfied with home-made dishes and foods from North part of Iran served in this restaurant. Inner space of the restaurant is very simple but always full of customers.
Maybe, you would be required to share a table with strangers; however, permanent customers of the restaurant believe that the food worth it to be at one table with strangers. Parking is hardly found around the restaurants; so, it worth it to walk a part of the path towards the restaurant. Mirzaghasemi served in Khoshbin restaurant is highly recommended. Of course the restaurant is known by its name of its owner (Hasan Rashti) by residents of Tehran. Costs of foods in the restaurant have been described as appropriate.
• Address: No. 510, lower than Seyyed Ali cross road, North Saadi Str., Tehran, Iran
• Tel: 33902194
• Working hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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