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Review: We stumbled upon The Lounge in passing, walking around Chiang Rai practically starving due to the high cost of vegan food everywhere else listed. The menu listed simple veg stir fry and curry, which we were delighted with. The owner and cook were very friendly and accommodating to us being vegan, and even told us where we could buy some cheap groceries. We ended up returning there a few nights in a row. The cook even went to the extent of cooking us food that wasn't on the menu and gave us a little bit extra. Her Massaman tofu curry was the best we've tasted in Thailand, and at 90B it was also one of the cheapest and filling. She made a sweet and sour dish as well with rice, tons of veg, and tofu that was the best meal I've had since I started traveling. All in all, not only are they friendly and accommodating, they play great music and have a great atmosphere, is by far the cleanest restaurant I've been in, and has some of the best food around for veggies and probably meat eaters alike.