Thailand, the land of smiles, is a place full of wonders and its capital city of Bangkok is the wonderful heart of the country. It is interesting to note that this city with 50 districts is pulsing with a lot of energy from the traditional, as seen from its numerous number of religious temples and Asian cultural customs, to the very modern skyscrapers and western influences. Hence, finding vegetarian food in Bangkok, wasn’t a difficult task at all.
This mix of east and west is strongly felt in Bangkok and it is no wonder this city that is so full of life and has always been in the list of top places to visit in Asia.
Other than the usual tourist spots like the Grand Palace and shopping places like the Platinum Mall to visit, Bangkok is also famous for its numerous good food places. Having visited Bangkok twice, I would like to share with you some of the yummy, mouth watering and delicious vegetarian food in Bangkok, Thailand (in my humble opinion).
Note: The places of interest are arranged according to my itinerary and not in order of preference. Also, kindly double check the operating timing and address to avoid disappointment! 🙂
Disclaimer: These are information and places about vegetarian food in Bangkok, Thailand. Some of these places may or may not offer vegan food (a stricter diet without animal products such as dairies eggs, milk & cheese etc…) but you have to check it with the restaurant.
Vegetarian Food In Bangkok Thailand You Shouldn’t Miss!
#1 May Veggie Home
Located near Terminal 21 (a shopping mall in Bangkok) at the intersection of Asoke and Sukhumvit intersection, this cosy restaurant is a gem. I have heard many great reviews and recommendations from my friends before my trip. Many people have said that this is one of the best vegetarian food in Bangkok, Thailand.
There were far too many choices in this restaurant, it’s hard to try everything. So I ask the waitress for some recommendations and boy was I pleasantly surprised. Here are some of the food I have tried. Check out my YouTube video to see which food items are my highly recommended choices! 🙂
Address: 8/3 Sukhumvit Soi 16 (Asoke-Sukhumvit Intersection) Ratchadapisek Road Klong Toei Bangkok 10110, Thailand (Near Terminal 21 Asoke)
Open Daily: 11am to 10pm
#2 Maeklong Train Market
A must visit in the outskirts of Bangkok city to see this unique market that is situated in the middle of a railway track. This popular tourist spot allows you to see the set up/shifting of market wares every time a train comes into the station. Popular food items that I would recommend here which is suitable for vegetarians would be the Thai coconut milk custard! This coconut milk custard was surprisingly delicious. Do not judge a book by its cover! The pudding-like custard has a very strong coconut milk fragrance. Calling all Coconut lovers, for SURE this won’t disappoint you! Yummm…
Address: MaeKlong, Mueang Samut Songkhram District, Samut Songkhram 75000, Thailand
Open Daily: 6am to 5pm
MaeKlong Railway Market Train Timing as follow:
Train Arrival times: 8.30 a.m., 11.10 a.m, 2.30 p.m and 5.40 p.m.
Train Departure times: 6.20 a.m., 9.00 a.m, 11.30 a.m and 3.30 p.m.
#3 Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Another popular destination on the outskirts of the main city. The original floating market along the Mekong river back in the days when Thailand had many villages near the river. A trip to Bangkok Thailand is not complete without visiting the floating market. There are more authentic floating market visited by the locals other than Damnoen Saduak. But over here, it’s more colourful, hence it is more Insta-worthy, but definitely more commercialise than other local floating markets. So it really depends on what you want to see.
At this floating market, there were a few vegetarian options. Some offered fried noodles with vegetables. Because I was very full from a heavy lunch, I only sourced for the desserts in this place! Over here, you must definitely try the coconut pancake, made from coconut flesh and milk. It’s very different from the pancake we tried in other areas.
Address: Damnoen Saduak, Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi 70130, Thailand
Open Daily: 9am to 2pm
#4 Veganerie Concept
A modern vegetarian restaurant that serves a good mix of western cuisine and Asian Thai. The restaurant is situated in a nice convenient location, smack in the middle of the crazy Sukhumvit.
One of the dish, which is not shown here but on my YouTube video is the Vegan Fried Chicken Combo – Vegan fried chicken with fries. They cleverly use mushroom stalks and combine it with flour to create the vegan fried “chicken”. Kinda interesting. Very different from using another common ingredients used in the creation of vegetarian/vegan fried chicken – the king oyster mushroom.
Address: 35/2 Soi Methi Niwet, Sukhumvit 24 Road, Klongton, Klongtoey, Bangkok, Thailand
Open Daily: Mon to Sat: 7am-10pm, Sun: 8am-10pm
#5 Talad Neon Night Market
One of the newer night market in a city filled with night markets. The Talad Neon Night Market is an interesting place to visit for shopping, food and nightlife. Over here, I would definitely recommend the coconut smoothie. I got the ice cream and my videographer got the smoothie. I was thinking that the coconut ice cream should be a more popular dessert item in Bangkok, Thailand. But little did I know that the smoothie would actually taste much better than the ice cream. So in the end, we ended up fighting over the smoothie. haha
Address: 1087 New Petchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Selected Days: Thu to Sun: 5pm – 12am
#6 Khao San Road Night Market
The default place to stay for backpackers, the Khao San Road is famous for cheap accommodations and cheap food. This market never sleeps, always packed with many tourists and travellers around the world. You can find many fascinating street vegetarian food on this stretch of the night market. Fruit fritters, Pancakes, Fried Noodles or even my favourite fruit aka King of Fruits – Durian!!! Trust me on this, if you wanna eat durian, eat the Malaysia ones. haha
Address: Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200 Thailand Talat Yot, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
Open Daily: 6pm – 2am
#7 Ethos Vegetarian
Located near Khaosan Night Market, the market that never sleeps. Ethos vegetarian is one of the late night supper place for vegetarians. It opens till 11.45pm. Just nice after all the tired shopping all day and night, you can come here and grab quality food, fill up your stomach before heading back to your hotel for a good night sleep.
Remember to check out my YouTube channel for the highly recommended dishes! 🙂
Address: 85/2 Thanon Tanao, Khwaeng Wat Bowon Niwet, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
Open Daily: 7am – 11.45pm
#8 Koko Thai & Vegetarian
Koko Thai & Vegetarian is a cool and small restaurant located near Little Zoo Cafe (another famous cafe with many cute little animals). Kindly note, this restaurant is not a 100% vegetarian restaurant. We only found out shortly after we entered this restaurant. But to give them credit, they do have quite an extensive amount of vegetarian dishes in their separate vegetarian menu.
Address: 262/5 Siam Square Soi 3, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Open Daily: 11am – 9.30pm
#9 Terminal 21 Shopping Mall
One of the newer shopping malls in a city filled with shopping malls, Terminal 21’s concept is very enticing to a traveller like me as their layout is based on an around the world theme. Each floor has its own unique country identity and is a great spot for photos.
After travelling around the world, you need to find a place to eat! Come and check out A&W!!! What fascinates me (probably is a childhood thing) is the waffles ice cream and the root beer float. This time round, why this made it here, is because of the waffles ice cream in a cup! Yea, everything inside a cup! You don’t have to choose between using a cone or a cup to hold your ice cream anymore! haha
Address: 88 Soi Sukhumvit 19, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Open Daily: 10am – 10pm
#10 Asiatique Night Market
The Asiatique is one of the largest night market in Bangkok. Its so huge that I don’t think anyone can finish seeing everything it has to offer in one evening. Facing the Chao Phraya River and Charoen Krung Road, the Asiatique night market offers a night shopping experience in a bazaar by the river. This night market comprises of over 1500 boutiques and 40 restaurants housed under a huge replica warehouse complex. Shopping here makes me feel really comfortable due to the sea breezes. 🙂
Of course there are some vegetarian options from the street vendors and restaurants. One of my favourite and must mentioned dish is the Vegetarian Arriabiata from Pizza Hut. I always love spicy pasta, and I chance upon this dish from Pizza Hut at the Asiatique outlet and fell in love immediately! The chef cleverly made use of the spices and chilli with thick tomatoes and Arriabiata sauce. Instead of using a penne pasta, they used spaghetti. I really loved it! I am not sure if this dish will be the same across all Pizza Hut outlets.
Being a big fan of Thai Iced Tea, I made another excellent discovery at the Pizza Hut. Pizza Hut’s Thai Iced Milk Tea was special because they used frozen brown sugar iced cubes instead of mixing everything together beforehand. All you need to do is to pour the milk tea into the frozen brown sugar ice cubes and it would melt and create a delicious beverage. Please try this if you visiting Asiatique Riverfront and let me know if you like it like I did. This Pizza hut is amazing! haha
Address: 2194 Charoen Krung Rd, Khwaeng Wat Phraya Krai, Khet Bang Kho Laem, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand
Open Daily: 5pm – 12am
I got really blown away by the variety of vegetarian food in Bangkok and its food quality! If you ever come to Bangkok, Thailand, try to hit all the above if possible! Leave a comment below and share with us (Travel Inspiration 360‘s readers) your recommendations of vegetarian places in Bangkok, Thailand! After all, sharing is caring! 🙂
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Feeling hungry? Desperately searching for a bite to grab? Well, if you are a vegan, it will be a little bit difficult for you to find vegan food. As a matter of fact, traveling the world as a vegetarian travel blogger can be quite challenging at times. The best way to overcome this challenge is to explore some food and travel blogs before planning to visit any country/destination. These blogs will guide you the places where you can find vegan food. If you are planning to spend your vacation in Singapore, do check out Singapore vegetarian blogs and gather all the information you need about vegetarian food SG.
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