Vegan Bangkok

So, after spending a month in Kuala Lumpur where we could eat so much amazing food, and it not costing us the earth, we were slightly worried about returning to Thailand. We have not spent much time in Bangkok before so where excited to see what we could eat…

When we arrived in Arun Amarin, this area is situated about 3 miles from the famous Khao San road. In the immediate area where we were staying there was literally a super busy main road and a 7/11 (First thought of a vegan, at least we can buy bananas, second thought OMG we are going to starve!!!) However after doing a quick search on the internet a vegetarian/vegan place came up. Ask and you shall receive, maybe, or maybe there is actually a lot of vegans here!! This is becoming interesting!!

We dumped our stuff and off we went to Mango Vegetarian/ vegan restaurant (*just a note a lot of places in Thailand use the word ‘restaurant’ but take it very loosely, I would call many of them more a cafe maybe eatery and some just a roadside stall). First impressions as we walked in, it didn’t look the cleanest of places however it was really busy. So we sat down, had a look through the very extensive menu where everything sounded amazing and finally ordered our food. WOW the food was fantastic, healthy, huge “SARA-sized” portions and really tasty. We were in this area for 5 days and ate here every day and ordered a takeaway from here one evening too!!! (Many food places in Bangkok do this through Lineman and Layla) Try the Quinoa porridge (pic 1) it is so so good!

 

There was another Vegan ‘restaurant’ minutes from Mango but it was under renovation whilst we were here so we never got to try it  – it is called ETHOS if you want to try it out.

We then moved to more central Bangkok-near to the trendy Sukhumvit area. We had heard there were plenty of places we could eat around here. Now at this point I would like to point out, I am a vegan but that does not mean I accept less with regards to food quality, service and cost, so when I review places I always take this into consideration. Anyway I had heard a lot about BROCCOLI REVOLUTION and after searching on social media, it did look amazing- vegan food, metal reusable straws, recycled and up-cycled this, that and the other – exactly my type of place so we went. When we walked in it was lovely, very trendy and upmarket with nice chilled vibes. Nobody came to greet us so we sat ourselves upstairs and looked through a menu. There seemed so much to choose from. We ordered a “Charcoal Quinoa Burger” – IMG_2716 it looked a lot better than it actually tasted, unfortunately. We had to send it back (to the uninterested staff) as they came out really cold, but enough of the negativity I will always review honestly and although this place is visually beautiful the food just doesn’t cut it and it is very expensive. Great Matcha latte though!

Overall, although we only visited 2 “restaurants”, we found being vegan in Bangkok really easy, food is very accessible, lots of shops where we could buy reasonable priced food and lots of street stalls selling Jackfruit, sweet potatoes and rice, we even spotted vegan cooking schools, alongside many other vegan ‘restaurants’ we spotted whilst stuck in Bangkok traffic

So if you are visiting Bangkok as a vegan not to worry BKK has you covered! Enjoy your trip 🙂

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Pure Vegan Heaven – Chalong

pure vegan front

So I wish I would have taken a picture of our faces when we first found this place! Pure Vegan Heaven is situated on the well known Soi Ta-iad Road in Chalong, it is basically a fitness strip with lots of well known Muay Thai gyms – Tiger Muay Thai, Phuket Top team, to name a few and lots of Cross fit gyms.

Pure Vegan is only small, but first impressions were clean, trendy and VEGAN FOOD! Since finding this place we have been many times and tried various dishes on the menu – which is full vegan with lots of options

My favorite is the Mexican bowl but all of the dishes we have tried have been spot on and well presented

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Mexican Bowl
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Falafal Bowl
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Summer Rolls
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Breakfast wrap
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Rawsome plate

As you can see from the pictures, the portion sizes are very generous (Happy Sara)

The food is definitely a 10/10 from us, however I will mention the smoothies and coffees are unfortunately not great 😦 but we are still regular food customers!!

Service is good, the girls will come to the table to take your order. Sometimes the food is a bit slow – but certainly worth the wait. Prices are very reasonable, you can get 3 meals for around 500 Thai Baht (Around 10 English pounds) oh and yes we do order 3 meals!

I believe there are also Pure Vegan Heaven restaurants in Koh Phangan and Chiang Mai – Amazing to see full vegan restaurants opening around Thailand. Pure Vegan Heaven is part of PURE VEGAN HEAVEN GROUP LTD -which seem to be smashing-it in Thailand. They also own Acai Cafe, we haven’t been as of yet but it’s next on our list as we have heard good things about it.

acai cafe group pic

So if you are in Phuket, Koh Phangan or Chiang Mai, Pure Vegan Heaven is certainty worth a visit – you won’t be disappointed!

Just a note they are closed on Sundays 😦

Thanks guys

Buon Gusto, Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria – Kata Beach

!IMG_0759When you’re vegan and see this sign!!! 

Sold to the plant eaters! We Stumbled across this place as we where driving round on a rainy day. We wouldn’t normally go for Italian food, But who doesn’t want a cheesy Lasagne when its cold and wet outside?!

First impressions where good, the outside looked nice (quite western)

When we walked in, staff where really polite and in-imposing, making us feel welcome without being over attentive, which can be quite rare in Thailand as service doesn’t seem to be a skill here. As we sat on a well laid out table, a very friendly Gentleman greeted us, it turned out he was also the Chef (Fabio) so we asked about the vegan options. He was fantastic turns out he is vegan too! He makes all the food from scratch, so happily listed all the ingredients he uses, really putting our minds at ease. He was a breath of fresh air. IMG_0761

They currently have two vegan options, Lasagna and Cannelloni, but he told us he would make us a vegan garlic bread too!!! …..One very happy girl at this point!

The garlic bread arrived in good time. Just visually you can see its fresh and not greasy at all. It was really tasty and just 80baht IMG_0763

Shortly after, our food arrived, ( I obviously shotgunned the Lasagna) so Liam ordered the Cannelloni . Both meals where very well presented and visually appealing.

But more importantly, they tasted so good! Fabio explained that he used soy milk in replacement of eggs in his Lasagna, but it was also full of lentils, veg and goodness. Liam’s Cannelloni was also divine, it tasted so creamy and flavorsome. Also need to note, the little pot on the plate was Fabios homemade ‘Parmesan’ cheese, made with Cashew nuts and so so good. Both meals where easy a 10/10 from us, good size, fresh and super tasty.

Overall experience here was great;

  • Friendly staff – Fabio really is great and will go above and beyond for you.
  • Nice, Clean surroundings
  • Great food
  • Reasonable prices

Will we be going back, Just try and stop us!

This place is definitely worth a trip, Fabio also explained he is working on more vegan options (such as vegan pizzas) so keep an eye on this place for sure.

10/10 from us

Thanks Guys

S&L

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