Most of the vegan choices come from the Lebanese side of the menu. They have delicious vegan appetizers: hummus, great smoky baba ghanouj (a dip made from eggplant), vegetarian grape leaves (served cold), fava beans, artichoke hearts, sautéed mushrooms and/or green peppers, and sautéed zucchini. When ordering, make sure to let them know that you’re vegan. The mushrooms (and possibly other sautéed vegetables) are usually cooked in butter. They can cook them without butter. One of our guests who has had them both ways didn’t notice any difference!
In terms of salads, they have fatoosh, tabbouleh and falalfel. In terms of Italian options, the only vegan option is vegetarian spaghetti (vegan without the parmesan cheese).
At our last visit, we shared the baba ghanouj, artichoke hearts and mushrooms with our table of six, and then had the falafel salad and the vegetarian spaghetti. All was delicious. The falafel was cooked nice and crispy and was very tasty. The spaghetti doesn’t have a traditional sauce but is covered with chunks of delicious vegetables, including large portions of tomatoes.
They have a nice selection of wines, including some interesting Lebanese choices as well as a full bar. Byblos is one of those classic restaurants in Toledo that has generated a loyal customer base. We like the variety of vegan options and encourage you to check it out!