Even Thai people love to eat meat it is not difficult for vegetarians or vegans to find food or restaurants in Bangkok. Conveniently, many vegetarian restaurants are along Sukhumvit road, which in turn is not far from the hotels near Nana BTS station. For street food there is often the option to replace meat with eggs or tofu. The Thai term for vegetarian food is “mang sa wirat“ or you simply look out for triangle yellow flags with Chinese characters on it, this indicates vegetarian food. Vegetarian restaurants have regional cuisine and international or fusion dishes on their menu, all without meat or fish.
Na Aroon at Ariyasomvilla Boutique Hotel, Sukhumvit – Ploenchit, BTS Ploen Chit
Attached to a beautiful boutique hotel Sukhumvit, this place serves organic, Thai and vegetarian dishes. Existing since quite some time, the restaurant has established outstanding dishes including a yellow curry with peppercorns, bamboo shoots and imitation chicken, as well as a meat-free version of steamed rice in a lotus leaf.
Broccoli Revolution, Sukhumvit – Phrom Phong, BTS Phrom Phong
Cool and stylish, this new vegetarian restaurant on Sukhumvit Road gives the guests a fresh and modern feeling in this place. The menu is inspired from Thai, Asian, Middle Eastern and European cuisine. The highlights are Lebanese mezze appetizers or the broccoli quinoa burger with an Asian touch.
May Kaidee, Old City – Khao San
The place to eat vegetarian in the old city of Bangkok and also a Backpackers favourite from nearby Khao San Road. May Kaidee offers a wide variety of classic Thai dishes and teaches also vegetarian Thai cooking classes. It is located in the ground floor of the Thai Cozy House guesthouse in Tanao Road.
Bonita Cafe and Social Club, Silom/Sathorn, BTS Surasak
Specialized in vegan and raw dishes and with a homely atmosphere. International cuisine such as carrot cake, non-dairy chocolate mousse, fruit shakes and some unique pizzas, pastas and Asian-fusion dishes offer a wide variety to choose from. Closed on Tuesdays.
Veganerie Concept, Sukhumvit – Phrom Phong, BTS Phrom Phong
This is an offspring from one of Bangkok's best-loved vegan bakeries, Veganerie. It's a coffee and restaurant with an all-day-breakfast option with more than 50 savoury items. There are also allergen- and gluten-free options available. To ensure the strict vegan standard and high quality, most of the ingredients are either crafted in house or selected from the best producers.
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