You may already know that Bangkok is home to the world’s biggest Chinatown and largest golden Buddha statue. But did you know that the capital city of Thailand also features many vegan and vegan-friendly eateries? It’s true—if you’re a vegan visiting Bangkok, you have options. Discover a few of our favorites below, and learn just how easy it is to eat plant-based all the time—whether you’re at home or traveling the world.
Looking for a casual but delicious eatery in the city? Look no further than Broccoli Revolution. This fast-casual café offers everything from gluten-free pancakes and a Charcoal Broccoli Quinoa Burger to refreshing smoothies and cold-pressed juices. Cue the drool.
Quality Italian vegan food can be difficult to find. Quality Italian vegan food in Bangkok? That’s next-level. Introducing Govinda, a vegan- and vegetarian-friendly Italian restaurant and pizzeria that’s been serving Bangkok residents and visitors since 1997. Choose from bruschetta with pesto sauce, specialty pizzas, and mouthwatering pasta dishes—including gnocchi. Buon appetito!
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If you’re looking for authentic Thai food that’s vegan, look no further than May Veggie Home. We’re talking spring rolls, gyoza, TomYam, fried “shrimp,” curries, pad Thai, and vegan ice cream and baked goods. The best part is that it delivers.
Offering a “unique lounge environment,” Ethos is the ideal grub stop for nomadic vegans in Bangkok. As if spinach lasagna, made-from-scratch veggie burgers, curry, and giant superfood shakes weren’t enough, the homey café also offers a “travel library” that houses a plethora of travel guides and books—everything that you need to satisfy your belly and your wanderlust.
If you’re someone who loves to exercise and eat good food, be sure to stop in at Bonita Cafe and Social Club. This “pure vegan restaurant” serves delicious and nutritious vegan fare and organizes a running club. After your social run, choose from all-day breakfast, pizza, pasta, and so much more. If exercising with this restaurant’s club means getting this Vegan Scrambled-Egg Waffle Sandwich as a post-run “snack,” sign us up:
No vacation is complete without dessert. Enter Veganerie, a vegan lifestyle café that serves up delicious sweet treats. Satisfy your holidaying sweet tooth with Vegan Frost Donuts, Southern Banana Pudding, decadent crêpes, Vegan Pizookies, and enough vegan cookie options to send the Cookie Monster into a tailspin. Excuse us while we go book airfare to Bangkok.
Traveling can be tiring. If you’re in need of pick-me-up, be sure to swing by Roots Coffee in theCOMMONS for a satisfying caffeine fix. Roots is always experimenting with new, creative coffee concoctions, like the creamy Goma-Soya cold brew, which features concentrated cold brew, sesame and coconut-nectar caramel, soy milk, and a coconut-nectar and caramel–coated baked bean curd on top. Trust us—there’s nothing average about this joe.
Animals have personalities. They play, learn, and think, and they don’t deserve to be served for dinner—in Bangkok or anywhere else.
If you really want to immerse yourself in Thai food and culture, take it to the streets. In Bangkok, street food is plentiful, and much of it is or can be ordered vegan. Keep your eyes peeled for pad Thai, mango sticky rice, fresh coconut, and khanom krok—a sweet treat made of rice flour, sugar, and coconut milk. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Bangkok in the fall, consider attending the city’s Vegetarian Festival. This year, the festival will be held from October 20 to 28 in Bangkok’s Chinatown.
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