Vegetarian food in Thailand for Indian travellers

Vegetarian Food, Bangkok, Thailand

Our Thailand series takes off and we are looking to find the best vegetarian food in Thailand for our Indian travellers.

So most Indians love travelling to Thailand because its near the Indian subcontinent , has visa on arrival and is a huge tourism hub. And as usual when travelling international we always have a concern about vegetarian options.  I have here the perfect guide to all great veggie destinations in Thailand from Thai street food, noodles, food carnivals to some of the classier restaurants offering authentic Thai food.

 

# Bangkok street food:

Bangkok Street Food Nights
Bangkok Street Food Nights

Disclaimer : Thai street food is definitely very colourful from purple to pink and orange and looks nothing like that back home in India but there are plentiful veggie options in these colours.

  • Som Tam: It is delicious Papaya salad which touches all your taste buds- salty, spicy and sweet because of the different sauces put in.
Som Tam- Papaya Salad at Bangkok, Thailand
Som Tam- Papaya Salad at Bangkok, Thailand                                                                               Source: BrassWok

They generally put Fish sauce in Som Tam and so when you order please mention no shrimp and no fish sauce.

  • Khao Niew Mamuang or Mango Sticky Rice- Delicious mango served with sticky white rice and  there is another slightly expensive variant with green and black rice.
Mango Sticky Rice at Bangkok, Thailand
Mango Sticky Rice at Bangkok, Thailand

Mae Varee Mango Sticky Rice in Thong Lor is slightly higher priced but the most popular shop in all of Bangkok for this yummy dessert. We went back to have it twice and just cannot get over this yummy mango dessert.

Mango Sticky Rice in Bangkok, Thailand
Mango Sticky Rice in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Khao Pad or Thai Fried Rice- It’s  a delicious combination of veggies, sprouts, lime, lots of ginger-garlic.
Khao Pad- Thai Vegetarian fried rice
Khao Pad- Thai Vegetarian fried rice                                                                          Source: Rachel Cooks Thai

Do remember to mention sans Egg while ordering.

Interesting fact: most of the street vendors will substitute meat and chicken in dishes with Tofu if you request. Just make sure you always mention no Fish sauce.

# Restaurants:

May Kaidee Tanao: Its a vegetarian restaurant specializing in Thai Vegetarian Food Experience. Must try their Tofu Green curry and Pad Tai.

Thai Tofu Green Curry with rice
Thai Tofu Green Curry with rice                                                      Source: Best Recipes Ever

Other than this there are plentiful vegetarian restaurants serving Indian dosa, idlis and paranthas if you are staying longer and have a craving for purely Indian vegetarian food.

Sri Ganesh Restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand
Sri Ganesh Restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand

We had lunch at Sri Ganesh Restaurant once during our trip and pretty much enjoyed the filter coffee aroma filling up the room.

#Veg Food Carnival:

Parade at Vegetarian food festival in Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand
Parade at Vegetarian food festival in Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand                             Source: Tieland to Thailand

If you happen to plan your trip sometime in October then do look up the dates of  The Vegetarian Festival in Chinatown, Bangkok and try soups, cakes, baked goodies and plentiful  veggie rice options at this food carnival.

Bangkok Vegetarian Festival
Bangkok Vegetarian Festival                                                                                  Source: BK- The Insider’s Guide to Bangkok

Signing off! Eat hearty…

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