Aside from being an absolutely fantastic, bustling city with a huge range of epic attractions, Bangkok also has a thriving food scene. When exploring this immense metropolis, food lovers are privy to a host of amazing restaurants and a diverse selection of cuisines. For those who adhere to a vegetarian or even stricter vegan diet, Bangkok can be a true haven but you need to know where to look. As you will see below this city has a multitude of amazing restaurants that cater specifically to this type of diet. To tantalise your taste buds we have gathered a list of the top 10 vegan/vegetarian restaurants in Bangkok:
Located on the trendy Sukhumvit Road, Govinda is one of the best known vegetarian restaurants in the city. This charming establishment features a simple and clean decor together with an inviting atmosphere. In terms of food, Govinda offers a mix of Italian and Indian specialities such as Capricciosa and Kadhai Paneer. The price is inexpensive and the quality of the food is second to none.
If you head on down into Wat Bowon Niwet near Khao San Road you can find the laid back and stylish Ethos restaurant. The interior of this establishment looks more like a lounge and you will feel at home here in the comfortable seating. What sets this vegetarian restaurant apart is their home-grown organic produce that is bursting with flavour and goodness. Serving a variety of wholesome dishes, you can try anything from Aloo Gobi to Mushroom Lasagne.
This refined and class restaurant can be found in the popular Thonglor district and has a reputation for its quality. If you are looking for a high end traditional Thai dining experience then look no further – the decor is lavish and stylish and oozes sophistication. The dishes are just as fantastic however and are each beautifully prepared. Expect to sample some delights such as lemongrass salad and gingko crispy spring rolls.
Located next to the Praram 9 hospital, Anotai offers a traditional dining experience and is a great venue to take the family due to its large size and open seating plan. The decor is strictly Thai and as you dine you can listen to some soothing traditional music. The menu is simply superb with a great variety of vegan and vegetarian-friendly dishes such as papaya salad, triangle tofu and a sublime wine selection.
This charming and inviting restaurant is open practically all day and you can enjoy an organic breakfast here complete with honey toast. Alternatively, you can visit this establishment for a delightful evening meal packed full of tasty treats and wholesome choices. It is even possible to come here for a quick lunch – why not try one of their health salads bursting with fresh produce?
When entering this vegan establishment, you may feel like you have travelled back to another era. Bonita Cafe looks simply delightful and has a rustic decor that looks more like an English farmhouse kitchen rather than a restaurant! The shelves and units are cluttered with quaint trinkets and the whole look and feel of Bonita Cafe are superb. Aside from the interior, the menu is just as awesome and you can sample a great range of vegan dishes at reasonable prices.
7. Na Aroon
You can find this classic restaurant on the ground floor of the spectacular Ariyasom Villa and the establishment features a 1940’s inspired decor complete with wooden floors and fixtures. In terms of cooking, Na Aroon presents a mixture of traditional Thai dishes such as Nam Prik Ong and Mee Grob, together with some western vegetarian dishes like lasagne and apple custard.
If you want to eat healthily and keep control of your calories, consider the Rasayana Raw Cafe. This establishment is perfect for those of us who are health conscious and offers a truly unique experience. Forget about cooked meals – for the most part, Rasayana serves their dishes raw and they are bursting with flavour and life. Aside from the food, the drinks are healthy too – be sure to try the fresh coconut water!
Situated just a short 10 minute walk from BTS Thong Lo, the Broccoli Revolution is both a vegan restaurant and a cold press juice bar. The decor is modern and simplistic and the food served here is healthy but rich in flavours and taste. Be sure to try out the vegetarian burgers and the selection of delightful vegan cakes. You can also enjoy vegetable fritters and deliciously fried tempeh. Broccoli Revolution also sell metal and bamboo straws.
10. Saravanaa Bhavan
Saravanaa Bhavan is a well-established vegan chain and has 68 restaurants around the globe. This company knows how to serve authentic and tasty Indian food. You can enjoy a variety of vegan-friendly Indian dishes and the staff will go out of their way to ensure that your vegan diet is not compromised in any way. If you try one dish, we recommend the South Indian Thali – delightful!
We hope you have found this list useful! As you can see, Bangkok has a great deal to offer in terms of culinary delights and this list just scratches the surface. Please feel free to add your favourites below in the comments.
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