If you’re a vegetarian, you would think twice before heading to Bangkok. Here’s a list of some exciting options that you can choose to relish the taste of vegetarian cuisines in Bangkok.
South-East Asian Cuisine
- May Kaidee: With two outlets in Thailand (Bangkok & Chiang Mai), it is a great place where you can enjoy vegetarian versions of delectable Thai cuisines with your loved ones. Apart from offering lip-smacking dishes, it also hosts cooking classes so that you can learn how to prepare delicious Veg. Thai cuisines.
Things to Try: Pad Tai, Som Tom, Banana Flower salad, Tofu Green curry and the homemade tea.
Location: 59 Tanao Road (restaurant and cooking school) Behind the Burger King at the end of Khao San Road and 33, Sam Sen (between Soi 1 & 2), 5 minutes from Khao San Road.
Contact No: +66 (0) 89 137 3173.
Timings: 9 am-10 pm, opens daily.
- May Veggie Home: Though, it has been transferred to a new location, this place works on a slogan “Tasty Vegetables Amazing Dishes. When you’re here, you’re family!”Furthermore, if you visit this place, don’t get confused with the name of dishes. They all are vegetarians. Free Wi-Fi facility is also available.
Things to Try: Masaman King Oyster Curry with Indian bread, Tofu Green Curry with rice, Herbal Drinks and crunchy fresh salads.
Location: Asok, near Sukhumvit Road Soi 21 | Opposite Terminal 21
Contact No: +66 (0) 2714 0179
Timings: Mon-Sat, 11:30 am-9 pm
Good Indian Food
- Dosa King: Undoubtedly, it serves good dosas but, at the same time, it also offers all kinds of other pure vegetarian north Indian food.
Things to Try: Samosa, Dosa and Aloo Chaat
Location: 53/7 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 11/1; BTS: Nana;
Contact No-: + 66 (0)2 651 1700.
Timings: Daily, 11 am-11 pm, opens daily
- Baluchi’s Bangkok: It is one of the popular dining places where you can enjoy Indian food at its best. Its motto is “Khao Piyo, Aish Karo”. What more can you request for?
Things to Try: Samosa, Daal and Garlic Naan
Location: 5-7 Sawasdee Welcome Inn, Soi Rongmai Soi Rongmai Chao-Fa Road, Chanasongkram, Pranakhorn District
Contact No.: +66 (0) 85 159 8905
Timings: 11 am-11 pm, opens daily
- Sri Ganesh Restaurant: Enjoy the delicious taste of freshly prepared South Indian food with your loved ones.
Things to Try: Idli, Pongal, Onion Rawa Masala Dosa and Vada along with chutneys.
Location: 19/13-14, Sukhumvit Suites (inside the lobby), Sukhumvit Soi 13, Khlongtoei Nuea, Wattana; BTS: Nana.
Timings: 10 am-10 pm
- Saras: It offers a diverse range of Indian-Chinese, authentic Indian ( a Jain Menu) and some Thai Veg. cuisines as well. Free WiFi facility is also available.
Things to Try: Rajasthani Thali, Gujarati Thali, crispy Papad, Mithai, Falooda and Fresh lime soda.
Location: Sukhumvit Soi 20, Right behind the Rembrandt Hotel.
Contact No: +66 (0) 2401 8484
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8.30 am-10.30 pm, Sat-Sun 8.30 am-11 pm
- Khana Khazana: You can relish the real taste of Authentic Indian vegetarian cuisine from the North of India cooked with good quality fresh ingredients. The place also offers a separate Jain Menu. Free Wi-Fi facility also available.
Things to Try: Gujarati Daal Khichadi & Masala Dosa
Location: 153 Sukhumvit Soi 11/1 Main Road; BTS: Nana;
Contact No: +66 (0) 2255 2298
Timings: 11 am-12 midnight
- Chotivala Pure Vegetarian Restaurant: It offers a unique combination of all types of Indian cuisines that promise you experience a rich feel. There’s a Jain Menu also available.
Things to Try: Panipuri, Thali, Samosa, Pakoda
Location: 120/24 Ratchapharop Soi 3 Road, Close to Indra Market.
Contact No: +66 (0) 2565 3113
Enjoy Jain Food at:
Eros Restaurant: Located in the core of a ‘non-vegetarian’ town, the restaurant is managed by a Jain Gujarati and offers an extensive Jain menu. Moreover, there’s a free Wi-Fi facility.
Things to Try: Paneer Butter Masala, Monster Vege Platter (feeds 4), Kesari Paneer Tikka, etc.
Location: 03/705 Silom Rd, Bangrak, a 3-minute walk from the Sri Mariamman Temple (Ma Kali Hindu Temple).
Contact No: +66 (0) 2236 0333
Timings: 11 am-11 pm
Taste International Cuisine at:
- Govinda Italian Restaurant: Don’t get confused with its name, it sounds Indian, but offers purely Italian vegetarian. Here the food is so delicious that even non-vegetarians would give up meat.
Things to Try: Pasta, Great Salads and Pizzas. Orange cake is a must.
Location: 6/5 Sukhumvit Soi 22; Skytrain: Phrompong Station; Subway: Sukhumvit Station.
Contact No: +66 (0)2 663 4970
Timings: Wednesday to Monday, 11:30 am-3 pm and 6 pm-11.15 pm.
- Bonita Café and Social Club: At this old American style Café, enjoy fresh vegetarian food with your loved ones. Free Wi-Fi facility is also available.
Things to Try: Blue Berry Cheesecake, Zucchini Pasta and great smoothies.
Location: 56/3 Pan Street, Silom | 200 meters from Myanmar Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand;
Contact No: +66 (0) 2637 9541
Timings: 11.30 am-3.30 pm, 6-9.30 pm, Closed on Tuesday
Multi-cuisine Vegetarian Food in Bangkok
- Rasayana Raw Food Café: Being a prominent café in town, it serves a variety of cuisines that you must experience while you’re in Bangkok.
Things to Try: Lasagne, Pizza, Sushi and fresh juice.
Location: 57 Soi Prom-mitr, Sukhumvit 39, Klonton Nua, Wattana; SkyTrain: Phrom Phong (Emporium).
Contact No: +66 (0) 2662 4803
Timings: 10 am-8 pm, opens daily.
- Anatoli: This little joint serves a combination of Thai and western (mostly Italian) food. It is managed by a trained chef.
Things to Try: Tempura with sweet and sour sauce, Vegetable and Tofu Stir-fry, Brownies and Scones, etc.
Location: 976/17 Soi Rama 9 Hospital, Hwaykwang (opposite Rama 9 Hospital); Subway: Rama 9.
Contact No: +66 (0) 2641 5366/70;
Timings: 10 am-9.30 pm, Wednesday closed.
- Ethos Bakery Café Restaurant: Nestled in the middle of chaotic city life, Ethos serves Thai and western dishes that allow you experience the real taste. No MSG used.
Things to Try: Fried Tempe with Peanut Sauce, Stir-fry Vegetables with Ginger, Mango Lassi, Apple Crumble with Custard and much more.
Location: 85/2 Tanao Road, Banglumpoo, behind Burger King on the East side of Khao San Road.
Contact No: +66 (0) 2280 7549;
Timings: 8 am-11 pm, opens daily
Be a Part of Vegetarian Festival
Every year in October, Bangkok celebrates the Vegetarian festival, like we Indians, celebrate Navratras. During those nine days, a huge number of Thai-Chinese communities go Vegan. The festival is held to celebrate the Nine Emperor Gods. On the side of the road, there are food shops selling food items from noodles to sweet cakes. Furthermore, on Charoen Krung Road, there is a shop named Soi 20, which is considered as the hub of all activities.
Things to try: Mushroom and Tofu Yakisoba Noodles, Vegetable Tom Yam, Tofu Massaman Curry, etc.
Location: China Town; MRT: Hua Lamphong, just a 15-minute walk. You can even take a taxi.
So I hope you are all ready for your trip to Bangkok to relish the delicious taste of Vegetarian food with your loved ones.
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