While many Thai dishes feature some type of meat, there are surprisingly a number of delicious and meat-free restaurants challenging everything we carnivores thought we knew about our diets. The vegetarian and vegan scene in Bangkok is thriving in a country known for its meaty dishes, and many restaurants in the capital are astounding diners with their unique, plant-based menus. With that being said, check out the best vegetarian restaurants in Bangkok.
Vegetarian Restaurants in Bangkok: Ethos
If you are searching for a unique vegan dining experience, look no further than Ethos. Visitors can not miss the entrance of this eatery, as the exterior is adorned with hanging green foliage that certainly adds to the veggie vibe. Hanging romantic and red lights make it the perfect spot for a meat-free date. Plenty of plush pillows on the floor make the venue a great place to come with friends and chow down, as well.
This vegetarian bakery and cafe serenade diners with lounge and world music as they indulge in any one of the tasty and organic finds at Ethos. While all of the meat-free dishes on the menu are raved about, we recommend the vegan pancakes and salad. Both of which were incredibly delicious and surprisingly healthy. The friendly staff is at the ready to make all dishes vegan upon request, as well. You can expect to find Thai, Indian, Eastern, and Western meat-free finds on the menu. Wash these down with a fruit shake or finish your meal with a home-baked treat.
Hours: Daily from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m.
Contact: +662 280 7549, ethosnet.biz
Location: 85/2 Tanao Road, Banglumpu, Bangkok, Thailand (near Khao San Road and a short walk from Mad Monkey Hostel Bangkok)
Vegetarian Restaurants in Bangkok: Veganerie Concept
Be on the lookout for quinoa and Buddha bowls, appetizers, salads, pasta, curry and bread roti, burgers, wraps, sandwiches, smoothie bowls, an all-day brunch menu, hotcakes, pancakes, and more. The vegan Italian crepe (฿250) is eerily close to the real deal. It is made with Italian style pizza sauce and filled with soy sausages, champignons, soy cheese, and cashew nut parmesan. Mushrooms make up the majority of the vegan BBQ pulled pork (฿310). Diners will be convinced they are chowing down on chicken instead of cauliflower when they try the Hawaiian veggie teriyaki (฿290). Whatever it is you are craving, this restaurant is eager to please. Be sure to check out the extensive dessert menu, as well, with vegan ice cream, pancakes, and more to choose from.
Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Contact: +66 02 258 8489, www.facebook.com/VeganBakeryBangkok
Location: (a ten-minute walk from the Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain station)
Vegetarian Restaurants in Bangkok: Rasayana Raw Cafe
The menu at Rasayana Cafe is impressive. You will find an assortment of tasty raw Western dishes to choose from. The mushroom marinara pizza (฿220) is sure to be a hit amongst all those who visit. The crust is made with live flaxseed and sunflower which is topped with marinated mushrooms, sauce, and more vegetables. Rasayana is also serving up an eggplant lasagna, a shitake sandwich, and more for only ฿220 (about $7).
Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Contact: +66 22 624 803, www.rasayanaretreat.com
Location: Soi Prom-Mitr, Sukhumvit 39, Bangkok 10110, Thailand (a 25-minute walk from the Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain station)
Vegetarian Restaurants in Bangkok: Broccoli Revolution
Even the most carnivorous of diners will question their diets at Broccoli Revolution. This affordable vegetarian and vegan restaurant is in one of the trendiest areas in town: Thonglor. The restaurant is adorned with aged brick and hanging green plants as well as loads of comfortable seating. Floor to ceiling windows allows plenty of sunshine to brighten up the meat-free venue. In addition to the cool decor, diners will find some seriously delicious and healthy meatless menu items. Many are from around the world, as well.
Hours: Open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Contact: +66 02 662 5001, facebook.com/broccolirevolution
Location: 899 Sukhumvit Road, Klong-Nua, Vaddhana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand (a 5-minute walk from the Thonglor BTS Skytrain station)
Vegetarian Restaurants in Bangkok: May Veggie Home
Hours: Daily from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Contact: +66 089 042 7215, mayveggiehome.com
Location: 8/3 Sukhumvit Soi 16, Asoke Sukhumvit Intersection, Ratchadapisek Road Klong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand (a five-minute walk from the BTS Skytrain station Asok)
Vegetarian Restaurants in Bangkok: Govinda Restaurant & Pizzeria
The menu at Govinda is broken up into an intimidating number of sections but has all the fixings that acclaimed Italian restaurants seemingly have. Kick-start a meal with bread or appetizers, featuring pizza bread (฿155), Schiacciata (฿145), or the bruschetta Margherita (฿155). All can be made vegan. There are a total of 21 pizzas on the menu ranging from ฿205-380, as well. You can add extra toppings or enjoy whole wheat crust if you so, please. There are also soups, salads, pasta, speciality pasta, home-made gnocchi, risotto, main courses, side dishes, and egg-free desserts on the menu. The most impressive section we think is the soy meat section. From grilled soy sausages (265) to soy snow fish with tomato, garlic, olives, and chilli, one cannot go wrong by exploring these seemingly meaty yet meat-free options.
Hours: Open daily (except Tuesdays) from noon until 2:30 p.m. and again from 6-11:30 p.m.
Contact: +66 02 663 4970, www.govindarestaurantbkk.com
Location: 6/5-6 Sukhumvit Soi 22, Sukhumvit Rd., Opposite Holiday Inn Hotel, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand (five-minute walk to the BTS Skytrain station Phrom Phong)
Vegetarian Restaurants in Bangkok: Saras
Visitors to Bangkok no longer need to travel all the way to India to indulge in the delicious food found there. Saras Veg Food often referred to as just Saras, is a centrally located vegetarian Indian restaurant in the city. The staff is committed to rolling out new and delicious finds and has been pleasing appetites since it opened in 2010. Saras has three instalments in Thailand as it has continued to gain popularity.
The menu is broken up into ten different sections: a la carte, beverages, Chaat-Chowpati, Chinese, quick bites, set meals, South Indian, sweet-n-snacks, tandoori, and Thai. Some of the most delightful dishes include the aloo tin kabab, a potato sesame kebab, and the laab tofu: a tasty take on a traditional Thai salad. Do not forget to end the memorable meal with an even tastier dessert. There are plenty to choose from and many are vegan-friendly. The restaurant creates every dish with Sara’s vision in mind: excellence in food making. In other words, you know it is going to be good.
Hours: Daily from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Contact: +66 02 401 8484, www.sarasvegfood.com
Location: Sukhumvit Soi 20, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand (closest to the BTS Skytrain station Asok)
Vegetarian Restaurants in Bangkok: Khun Churn
TThose travelerswho are keen on tasting Thai vegetarian dishes at their best need to make their way to Khun Churn. The restaurant is located conveniently off the Ekkamai BTS Skytrain station. The best part about Khun Churn, however, is that it is affordable and healthy. MSG, an ingredient that somehow makes its way into many dishes in Thailand, is not put in a single one. The restaurant has been open since 1995. It focuses on creating vegetable-based dishes that are both delicious and good for you.
Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Contact: +66 02 713 6599, www.facebook.com/KhunChurnSukhumvit42
Location: Sukhumvit Soi 42, Mediplex Building, Ground Floor (a few minutes walk off the Ekkamai BTS Skytrain station)
Mad Monkey tip: Khun Churn has an additional location in MBK. The prices are slightly cheaper, though the menu selection is smaller.
Helpful Thai Phrases for Ordering Vegetarian Food
|I do not eat meat||mai gin neau sat||ไม่กินเนื้อสัตว์|
|Vegetarian||mawng sa vee rat||
More Information About Vegetarian Restaurants in Bangkok
- Vegan in Bangkok for Vegan Travel
- 5 Vegetarian Restaurants in Bangkok for Bangkok.com
- The 13 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Bangkok for What’s on Sukhumvit
- The Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Bangkok by Kelly Iverson for Culture Trip
- Vegan Guide to Bangkok for Vegan Food Quest