In light of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival, here is a list of restaurants where you can find the most lip-smacking vegetarian food. An important point to keep in mind is that in Thailand, a vegetarian dish can still include meat broth, eggs, fish oil etc so it is very important to ask for ‘vegan’ food which is free of animal products.
Broccoli Revolution, Bangkok
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Broccoli Revolution, a vegetarian restaurant in Thailand serves up some of the most delicious food ranging from the Mediterranean, Italian, Latin American and South Asian. You definitely should not pass up on the Charcoal Broccoli Quinoa Burger and Tofu Satay Bowl. It is mainly a vegan restaurant that uses fresh and flavoursome ingredients. You should also stop by the cold-pressed juice bar to enjoy their organic juices.
Greenlight Cafe & Bar, Koh Samui
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Greenlight Cafe & Bar is not exclusively a vegetarian restaurant, however, with the number of vegetarian options they offer here, you won’t be disappointed. The chefs use a lot of organic and locally sourced produce which is most often from their very own kitchen garden. You definitely must try the Falafel Salad with Sweet Potato Fries and Raw Lime Coconut Cake.
Dosa King, Bangkok
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If you are hungry for some fine Indian flavours in Thailand, Dosa King is the place to be. You can choose from authentic North and South Indian vegan and vegetarian dishes. The Paneer Dosa, as well as the Daal Makhani and Aloo Kulcha, are a definite must-try!
Atsumi Raw Café, Phuket
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Atsumi Raw Café offers raw, fresh and extremely nutrient-rich food like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouts, sea vegetables and sprouted grains. You might find it difficult to decide on what to eat here because the menu is almost never-ending. However, if you are open to taking suggestions, the Tom Ka Soup and Zucchini Pepper Wrap are worth a try!
JNA Vegetarian Food, Pattaya
A cosy family-run restaurant, JNA Vegetarian Food offers over 95 options for vegetarians and vegans. Some of the dishes have faux meat like the Vegan Chicken Satay. Other must-try dishes include Tom Yum Soup and Stir-fried Pumpkin Yellow Curry.