Kandy is on the most visited cities in Sri Lanka: it is a perfect starting point to the some of the major tourist sites of the island.
Fron here you can visit Dambulla and Sigirya, the temples of Matale and take the blue train to Ella.
The city in itself is not that charming I have to say: the traffic is heavy, the buildings actually need some reformations and moving around can be quite a mess! Of course there a a cupole of things worth a visit, like the Tooth Temple, the giant Buddha on the hill and a small cave temple outside town.
But what will make want to stay and never leave is the variety and quality of vegan food in Kandy!
It was the best we tasted in all our trip to Sri Lanka, and also the cheapest 🙂
My favorite restaurants for vegan food in Kandy
This was the first place that we tried as soon as we arrived, and we were so pleased to eat here!
You can have a rice and curry or firs rice for around 1-1.5 euros, or a thali (a meal made up of a selection of various dishes which are served on a platter) for 2.5 euros.
We totally recommend the thali! Just say that you are strictly vegetarian, saying "no milk and no eggs" and you'll have it vegan. Easy right?
The reastaurant is convinently localted in Colombo Street.
This reastaurant has two establishments in Kandy, both in Kandy street: we always went to the one near the Tooth Temple (near the crossing with Colombo street) as it was bigger and the place is often full.
Here you can find a huge selection of thalis, rice and curry and typical indian dishes, we tried many of them and they were all fantastic: the chapati, the dosa, the rice and curry.....
Just say that you are strictly vegetarian, saying "no milk and no eggs" and you'll have it vegan.
Price range is 1-3 euros/dish 🙂
Located in Kandy Street, a few meters away from Balaji Dosai, this small restaurant serves delicous rice and curry, dosa and chapati.
As usual..... Just say that you are strictly vegetarian, saying "no milk and no eggs" and you'll have it vegan.
Price range is 1-3 euros/dish
Local place for local people!
It's an ALL YOU CAN EAT rice and curry buffet, you will pay around 170 rupees (less than 1 euro) for a selection of white or red rice and various curries + coconut sambal and papadam. Almost everything is vegan, just ask which dishes have milk or eggs.
Don't be frightened by the look of the entrance, you'll have a wonderfeul experience here, even if it's not the kind of place we are used to.
Located in Colombo Street at the crossing with Yatinuwara Street.