The vegetarian and vegan options in Thailand are really amazing, especially if you know where to look and what to ask for. The Jae festival, a festival celebrating all things vegan has sadly just come to an end in an attempt to extend the herbivore happiness I thought I’d share my favourite place in Bangkok with you! Veggie Alley!
So Veggie Alley, as I have affectionately dubbed it, is about 30 seconds away from the beginning of Khoasan Road, its kinda hidden and at first a little hard to find but once you know it’s there you’ll be in heaven! 3 veggie restaurants, almost next door to each other, all offering fantastic food! If you look at the screenshot, it’s the road that sits behind Burger King, there’s an alley way to the right of BK, from there you take the first left, et viola! The first veggie restaurant you will come across is May Kaidees, a really great place to eat good food, grab a smoothie or take a cooking class. Prices are incredibly reasonable and the portions are large. Every Saturday from 6pm there is an all you can eat buffet for 150b which I would highly recommend and offers a variety of their most popular dishes (masaman curry, green curry, pad thai, pumpkin hummus, fresh and fried spring rolls and lots of salads.) Here are a few pictures of things we have eaten at Mays 🙂
A few doors down from here is actually my most favorite place in Bangkok! Number 1 Vegetarian. It’s a very simple, family run place, unfortunately it doesn’t have a website so I can’t link it. It offers amazing food at amazing prices, the staff are so friendly, the vibe is so chilled and although they do serve meat, the veggie menu is huuuge. Dishes range from about 40b to 70b and include lots of tofu dishes, vegetable dishes, curries, noodles, rice and few western items too, chips, toast, onion rings ect. Kerrys favourite thing here is the tofu burger, and I’m not lying when I say he friggen loves it! Here are some pics 🙂
Next down Veggie Alley is a restaurant that gets A LOT of press so I won’t ramble on about it (I’m all about under dogs!) It’s called Ethos and from what I have read it seems to divide opinions, some vegans love it, others loathe it. I haven’t actually visited it as it has a very westernised menu offering lasange and pasta over traditional Thai fayre. It’s also kinda pricey, 200-300b a dish (hey, I’m not a cheap skate, things are all relative!) If you’re craving some familiar western flavours and don’t mind sitting on the floor, it’s probably worth it 🙂
I hope this guide has been helpful, please bear in mind that there are a plethora of veggie friendly food options in the Khoasan Road area, sooo many hawkers willing to adjust their recipes and great vegetable based dishes are available in most establishments. I’d love to hear your Bangkok food stories, please share 🙂
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