Eating in Egypt involves many Middle Eastern delights you're probably already familiar with, but there are others that are unique. While breads and bakes feature heavily, there's a whole lot of diversity to Egypt's cuisine, waiting for you to tuck right in.
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Vegetarian and vegan options in Egypt
Many of Egypt's culturally significant meals do revolve around meat, but vegetables are an important staple and a crucial ingredient in many dishes, particularly at the affordable end of the scale. Pulses and grains are prevalent across Egyptian cuisine, and vegetarian travellers can happily choose from all manner of lentil, fava bean and bread-based dishes – including the 'national dish', koshary. Vegan options are plentiful too, just be sure to check if breads are brushed with butter before grilling or those stuffed vine leaves are hiding minced meat inside.
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