Vegan food buffet in the night market. Large selection of dishes include tofu, veggies, and rice paper rolls. As much as you can fit on a plate for 10,000 kip. Directions: when you enter the night market from the west, walk down Sisavangvong road, past the first laneway of food stalls on you left, after 5 minutes walking through the craft stalls, you'll see the vegan buffet on your left, on the corner of Wat Mai. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan, Laotian, Fast food, Buffet
Th Sisavangvong (Wat Mai corner)
Luang Prabang, Laos
n/a
Now Open

Mon-Sun 5:00pm-10:00pm

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Reviews

First Review by vegan_simon
Aya
Aya
  • vegan
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+212

I loved it!

5
Posted on 04 / 01 / 2015

This food stall is amazing and all vegan. The food seems to be simple but it isn't bad at all. Oh, and so cheap!

The owner speaks good English.

We ate here every evening for several days and did not get sick. Well, but the stall seems to be clean and the food is fresh.

The owner will heat the food if you ask him.

Pros: Relaxing atmosphere, Very popular, nice vibe, Tasty food, all vegan
jaz151
jaz151
  • vegetarian
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+27

Cool experience

5
Posted on 03 / 20 / 2015

Love the style of eating experience here, very casual - just pay, fill your plate and eat at a long table on the street. Can be filling as long as you pile up your plate. Great to have so much variety that is vegan! Not convinced the rice is vegan - looked and tasted very much like cheese (yummy though!) All for the bargain price of 10,000 kip, win!

Pros: Cheap, casual, variety
Cons: Cold food
sunny*
sunny*
  • vegetarian
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+82

Cheap and tasty

4
Posted on 02 / 24 / 2015

The cheapest food you can get in Luang Prabang. They have a lot of things to choose from. The food is tasty. Very often the food is cold but then you can ask them to warm it up in a wok pan. There was some days that they didn't have the pan but most of the time they did.

Pros: Cheap, Tasty
Cons: Cold food

earthville
earthville
  • vegan
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+847

The only veg*n game in town

4
Posted on 02 / 18 / 2015

As of Feb 2015, this little pop-up buffet table is still Luang Prabang's only 100% vegetarian eatery, and it seems to do a roaring trade.

There's a very good selection of Lao vegan dishes to choose from here.

The only downside is that, even when we arrived right when they opened at 5:00pm, most of the dishes were lukewarm at best and several were cold. This isn't just an issue of taste and texture; it's also a health issue, since potentially harmful bacteria starts growing on most cooked foods left out longer than 45 minutes or so. For this reason, we suggest that everyone who eats here do as we did: Ask them to heat up the food for you. If enough of their customers ask, perhaps they'll realize the importance of this.

That said, the food is tasty and the people serving it are delightful, and at 10,000 kip (barely more than $1 US) for as much as you care to pile on your plate, the price can't be beat.

So, if you don't mind crowds, communal tables, and a potentially jostling wander to find this place, we think it's a great experience to eat here at least once, even if only to get a taste of local life and support people who are selling vegetarian food.

Updated from previous review on Wednesday July 04, 2012

Pros: Only plant-based food, rock-bottom price
Cons: Food often served cold
fekke
fekke
  • vegetarian
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+25

Cheap and nice

4
Posted on 02 / 13 / 2015

Very nice food and a lot of different things to choose from. I spent 3 days in Luang Prabang and had all my dinner meals there.

They'll warm the food for you if you ask them to. Drinks are cheap as well.

Pros: Price, Tasty food, Location
medus
medus
  • vegan
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+139

very good

5
Posted on 12 / 08 / 2014

No evening during our stay in Luang Prabang went without visiting this place. The food is very simple but tastes delicious when you add some of the sauces provided on the tables. At the end of the day, you can't complain about anything when the place makes you full for 10 000 kip.

There are quite a few stalls on the same market street that sell sandwiches. Vegetable-only version is vegan if you skip mayonnaise. Same is with juice shake stalls. Tell them not to add any milk and you have a nice vegan dessert. Be aware that coconut milk powder that they offer instead of milk is NOT vegan (contains casein).

Pros: good value, location, variety
Cons: could be cleaner
aspara-gus
aspara-gus
  • vegan
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+32

Cheap vegan food with good ambiance

4
Posted on 08 / 24 / 2014

I am not sure if I am reviewing the right place as there seemed to be a couple of vegan food stalls around the night market. One was in the middle of the food stalls, while this one was on its own at another place in the night market. Food was inexpensive as you could fill your bowl for only 10000 kip which would be enough to fill most eaters. You could also buy a big bottle of BeerLao for only 10000 which was another bonus. You could ask for them to heat up your plate but you would have to wait quite a while if the place was busy. Food options all tasted about the same but was not
bad. The communal tables were nice except for one evening when a few Asian visitors kept spitting and burping. Given the cheap price and nice night market ambiance I thought this was the best vegan option in LP. Open from 5-10 pm every day.

Pros: cheap, vegan, location
Cons: food not the best tasting
pernilledp
pernilledp
  • vegetarian
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+15

We Got Sick

2
Posted on 11 / 05 / 2013

We had dinner here 4 days in a row, but the fourth day we got really sick from the food, which actually shouldn't come as a surprise. The food is really cheap and quite tasty for the price. The plates are small, but you can put as much as you want on them, so it is no problem to get really full. Be sure to make him heat it properly though!!!! You wouldn't want to spend 2 days in bed afterwards.

Pros: Cheap, Tasty, Nice Atmosphere
Cons: Bad Hygiene, Crowded
rjmehra
rjmehra
  • vegan
Contributions
+82

Cheap, literally and figuratively

2
Posted on 04 / 01 / 2013

There isn't really much to say about this stand at the night market.
The food is vegan.
The food is cheap.
The food is uninspiring.

Pros: Cheap, Vegan
Cons: Bland
konatufe
konatufe
  • vegetarian
Contributions
+54

Amazing for the price.

4
Posted on 03 / 13 / 2013

For me this place was amazing. Probably doesn't offer so much, but so nice to find a everything you can put in a plate for just $10.000 kip. Incredible. And you pass the plate to the guys and they will warm it in the wok.
The atmosphere is great. Meet a few good vibe travelers there.
Was not so difficult for me to find it. Just read the previous comment, check for Wat Mai temple, and was there just in the corner of the temple.
Drinks options are beer or soda can's for 6.000.

Totally recommended!


anarchistanimal
anarchistanimal
  • vegan
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+349

Great vegan buffet!

5
Posted on 03 / 06 / 2013

Great vegan buffet! Tasty root-vegetable dishes, sprouts, tofu, rice-paper rolls and more. You can pile up your plate really high and it's only 10,000 kip. Incredible value! If you want your food hot, give it to the stall owner to reheat in the wok (I was happy with mine unheated though). Then you grab a seat on the communal table and enjoy!

It's a bit tricky to find the stall. If you enter the night markets from the west, walk down Sisavangvong road, straight past the first laneway of food stalls on your left. (There are buffets in this laneway with some vegetarian options but also lots of meat.) After 5 minutes walking through the craft stalls, you'll see the vegan buffet by itself, on your left, on the corner of Wat Mai / 'Vat May'. It's worth it to find this all-vegan one. It's un-signposted, but you'll recognise it by the fact there aren't any chargrilled animal carcasses on the table.

Pros: Delicious variety, Incredible value
Cons: A bit tricky to find
sunbaby08
sunbaby08
  • vegetarian
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+57

Mediocre food but what a deal!

3
Posted on 08 / 26 / 2009

The buffet-style food was nothing spectacular, but for 5,000K i guess i really can't complain. Bland, oily, but decent and cheap. The plate is small, but its a good choice for a light dinner or snack. Also, the night market atmosphere is nice. From what I could tell, all 3 vegetarian booths at the market more or less had the same food.

Pros: great value, fun atmosphere
Cons: mediocre food, small portions
Louie
Louie
  • vegetarian
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+32

A very popular place

4
Posted on 02 / 27 / 2009

We found the veggie stall selling 5000kip buffet plates just on the corner of the National Museum and we were very impressed. There were about 10 or so dishes to choose from including salads, rice, tofu, noodles and rice paper rolls for an extra 1000kip each. All were covered with clingfilm and you just help yourself. To be honest the plates aren't that big but you can pile them as high as you like - and what else can you expect for 5000kip?! - I would recommend it as a fantastic place for a light dinner. Nice to see it so busy. Grab a place at the communal bench as soon as you can (watch out for the wheels under the table) and just enjoy the Night Market around you.

Pros: Cheap, Nutritious, Great selection - not much mock meat
Cons: Seating gets busy
vegan_simon
vegan_simon
  • vegan
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+935

great food, great atmosphere

4
Posted on 02 / 26 / 2009

i found 3 veg*n places in the night markets on my various visits, all had great food and atmosphere, see photos



 

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