Six Mouth-Watering Vegan Foods from the Middle East

Six Mouth-Watering Vegan Foods from the Middle East

The Middle East is home to some of the world's most delicious dishes, and Syrian cuisine is the crown jewel of regional specialties. The diversity of Middle Eastern food doesn’t fall under one definable cuisine - it crosses borders and blends cultures. While many people associate Middle Eastern food with meat-heavy dishes - in particular lamb - in Syria, our dishes are actually very much the opposite.

Cooking with only the most exceptional seasonal produce, Syrian cuisine uses vegetables, spices and pulses to create its delicious offerings. Using a blend of typically vegan, low carb and gluten free ingredients, Syrian food is versatile and well suited to different dietary needs. Dishes from Middle Eastern kitchens have long been enjoyed around the world, either as main courses or shared with friends or family.

Whether you're looking for the perfect savoury snack to kickstart a meal, or a delicious range of home-delivered meals to map out your week in the most delicious way, Tayybeh's chefs are deeply skilled at creating authentic Middle Eastern and Syrian food using naturally vegetarian and vegan ingredients.   

Some of the most delicious vegan meals in the market today actually take inspiration from staple dishes from the Middle East. On World Vegan Day this November 1st, let our family feed yours with some of our favourite Syrian vegan recipes, delivered straight to your door.

Here are the top 6 vegan Tayybeh dishes and snacks! 



White Bean and Carrot Stew

The ultimate comfort food, Syrian stews are a simple yet delicious option for those eating healthily, avoiding dairy or following a  vegan diet. Our white bean and carrot stew is slow cooked in tomato sauce, leaving it bursting with flavour, rich in texture and filled with nutritious, vegan ingredients


Syrian Moussaka, often associated with our Greek neighbours, is prepared without meat which is substituted with delicious vegan, gluten-free ingredients. These include beautifully seasoned eggplant, zucchini and potatoes in a rich tomato sauce. It’s filling while remaining healthy and wholesome. 

Spinach and Chickpea Stew

Tayybeh's spinach and chickpeas stew is one of our most popular dishes for people following practically any kind of diet. With hearty yet healthy contents, our delicious vegan stew is cooked in a light sauce and seasoned with our very own in-house spice mix.


Sides and Dips


Hot, fresh and baked to golden perfection, these popular savoury pies can be made with either spinach and pomegranate molasses, or olives and a sweet red pepper spread. Fatayer is one of the most delicious snacks to suit a vegan diet.


Eggplant is a classic ingredient in Middle Eastern food and
 Mutabbal, a smoked eggplant dip, is as flavourful and fresh as it gets. At Tayybeh, our talented chefs combine a perfect blend of smoked eggplant, creamy tahini and pomegranate molasses to create this smooth vegan dip.

Have it with our perfectly baked homestyle Tayybeh Pita Chips and experience a truly delicious snack or appetizer. 



Last and absolutely not least is the national dish of Syria! Kibbeh are crispy croquettes stuffed with bulgur, ground nuts, vegetables and spices. Whether they're fried, roasted or grilled, we swap out the meat for vegetables, making our kibbeh not only vegan friendly but lighter on the stomach - so you can enjoy more! 


Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food has many health benefits, whether you're vegan, have a lactose intolerance, looking to lose weight, or want to follow a low carb diet, the vegan meals we create here at Tayybeh can be enjoyed by anyone. At Tayybeh, we celebrate World Vegan Day every day! 

Try our mouth-watering vegan offerings for yourself by searching our products in store. You can also visit the catering and fresh meals sections of our website to find out more about how you can receive Middle Eastern food - including low carb, vegan and gluten-free meals - straight to your door with our meal delivery options.

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