What you'll find in this guide:
Vegan options in restaurants and cafes
Healthy markets and grocery stores
Things to do
Circle cafe: A whole vegan section. 🌱
Urth Cafe: Plant milk, vegan chocolate cake, and salads.
Rosteka : Pizza dough is vegan
Piatto : pizza, salads, fries, and veggies plate
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Many vegan options. ASK about the bread 🥖 some aren’t vegan.
Mayrig - Armenian cuisine. Staff is very accommodating in my experience.
AlMayass Beirut: The chef accommodated us with an entirely vegan menu and it was so good. I believe the bread isn't vegan.
Topkapi - Turkish Restaurant: Their bread is vegan and is so good with toasted sesame seeds on top. AAH + their hummus is vegan.
Lusin: The hummus contains yogurt.
Kosebasi restaurant “Turkish”
Cilicia - Armenian cuisine “Vegan bread “🌱
Operation falafel 🥙
Alreef al Lubnani
Leila min Lebnen
The Sushi Counter - vegan options labeled
Nabt Fenjan: Specialty coffee, plant milk option, and vegan dessert. (female only)
Kanakah: Specialty coffee, plant milk and vegan options on the menu. (female only)
White Foam: Plant milk and vegan dessert.
The Roasting House: high-quality coffee beans.
Vegan junk food + burgers 🍔
Nandos: Vegetarian wraps ask without cheese to make it vegan
Blac: Vegan burger, chickpea salad, chili cheese fries, and desert by The Bedouin Vegan
The Ritz Carlton: vegan chef on site I believe
*Thanks to my dear friend Deema, for helping me make this list as I rarely dine out...
Health Stores + Grocery stores
L’Organic: Almost entirely vegan and organic. Organic vegetables and bread available. Many gluten-free options, and natural cleaning and personal care items.
The Organic Store: Organic store, fresh organic baked goods, and fresh vegan ice cream.
Biotic: many vegan options and alternatives, vegan cheese, superfoods, supplements, gluten-free options, protein powders, and more.
Alsuwaidi Mills and Roasters: a bulk section for nuts, seeds, and spices (not organic but affordable and for those who want to keep it minimal waste)
Flourish Bakery: Sourdough bread. Bread made with natural yeast.
Lulu hypermarkets: organic selection of fruits and veggies sometimes found there and many imported goods.
Watania: Local organic store.
Danube Supermarkets: an organic and gluten-free section.
Tamimi Supermarkets: Health section that includes: organic, vegan, and gluten-free options.
Organic Local Produce:
A big thank you to @otaibiamaal for creating a full list on her Instagram account.
Almurouj Farmer's Day: Every Saturday starting after Fajer prayer (around 5 AM depends on the time of the year) until 6 PM - Organic and local vegetables, organic products, and imported fruits (usually not organic).
Yoga and more
The Collective - Females
Kore Studios: a gym with yoga classes. Females only
Bab Alnour: Kundalini yoga classes and other yoga classes offered - Females only
Trilogy Wellness Center
Sarah - Prana Shakti Siva
Nora Alwaily- Yoga teacher @Yogaksa on Instagram
Ghalia Almadani - Yoga teacher @gee_kh on Instagram
Kore: 2 branches - amazing energy in the gym and a kind community + a climbing wall +crossfit.
Move: Dance classes, fitness classes, a running club, and more!
Pheonix Fitness - amazing spinning classes with Nouf.
BoConcept: Danish Design - Learn more about their sustainable and ethical practice here
West Elm: Not the most ethical and sustainable but they're taking the right steps toward a more sustainable approach. They have FSC certified furniture.
Marina Home Furniture: Offer FSC certified furniture and unique pieces.
Janadriyah Cultural and Heritage Festival
International Book Fair
Things To Do
Edge of Riyadh
Edge of the World (2 hour drive)
Albujari - Historical venue with shops and restaurants.
Camping in the dessert
Kingdom Center - Sky Bridge
Break Out - Escape Room
Diplomatic Quarter Trail
INTO - a female space for workshops and networking
Masmak Fort: historical area of Riyadh and old shops around the area
Wadi Hanifa - a valley for a day in nature or rock climbing
King Fahad National Library
Blend - Culinary classes
Tahlia Street - A walk with shops, cafes, and restaurants
Dirab: a day in nature, hiking trails, and a golf club
I hope you find this list helpful! Let me know if there's anything I can add to this list and keep in mind that this list will always be updated.