So this post is overdue, but I went here for a friend’s birthday.
Online, there were three vego options, but in the restaurant, there were two. Guess which one I had wanted? Actually, I went to check whether this had been corrected on their website, but it still hasn’t. Just so you know, you couldn’t order the Corba (lentil and fennel soup) when I went there.
Never mind. Menu error aside, this is a very veg friendly place. There are lots of starters and sides ($9-$15), such as dips and breads, that will fill you up. Even vegans will find something to eat here, because many of the non-vegan ingredients are super-easy to spot. They have meze plates as well, and the Caravanserai Meze ($25) is vegetarian (and vegan if the dolma [dolmades] are vego and you omit the feta). Super easy to manage.
Ben and I ordered the two vego mains. I wasn’t super happy with the prices ($26.50 each) because they were actually more expensive than a few of the meaty mains. Ben had Sebze- mushrooms, polenta and haloumi with spinach and a yoghurt dressing. I would have thought that anything with mushrooms AND polenta AND haloumi was going to be life changing, and although it was very good, it lacked a certain something I was hoping for considering the price range. But let’s face it, haloumi is always good.
I had the Ispanak Borek. Filo pastry with spinach and feta with a Turkish salad and yoghurt dressing. The filo was good. The salad was mostly quinoa and dried fruits. I hate dried fruits but that’s my own damn fault. My criticism is that I was hoping for veggies as my salad, not a starchy side. The quinoa overall was flavoured really nicely. There were no other vegos at the dinner, but people liked their meals. I think a few people found it a bit exotic but pleasant.
I think most Turkish places worth their salt have good vego and vegan (or at least easily modified to be vegan) options. the staff were nice and answered questions happily.