Zööba – my vegan paradise in Cairo


While travelling to Cairo in Egypt, don’t be surprised that you will not find many vegetarian (not saying vegan) restaurants. Egyptians love meat! Egyptians eat probably all possible kinds of animals – that is why the concept of veganism is not very much present in this country.

However in the country of shawarma (Levantine meat preparation) I managed to find Zööba – my small vegan paradise. There are currently 5 locations of Zööba and the 6th one is to be opened soon.  The menu is quite simple, traditional Egyptian and the dishes are clearly marked, if they are vegan, vegetarian or gluten free. This makes the menu unique probably in  whole Cairo and it is so vegan friendly!

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I was having lunch almost every day in Zööba – so I managed to try everything vegan from the menu. On my “must try” list I would definitely put:

1. Kushari, also koshary, kosheri or koshari, is an Egyptian dish made of rice, macaroni and lentils…

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Author: asmaakhattab

I'm an Egyptian woman who was charmed and fascinated by the beauty of my beautiful country Egypt and it's rich history, that's why I decided to enter the faculty of tourism and study everything about my amazing country. Later on, I decided to share my passion and love for Egypt with people from all over the world, that's why I decided to work as a tour guide. I also love to write. Writing to me is like holding a brush in my hand and start to paint the thoughts in my hands as words. So here I'm sharing with you my paintings "my words and thoughts" about what I see, feel, like and think about my country. Hope you enjoy your time reading the posts and that you Walk Like an Egyptian ;) :)

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