16 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
diagonally across from Reuan Tip Hotel on Paho, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Cuisine: Vegan, Thai
Check with Mae Daeng to make sure she's open. She turned 70 in 2004 and has been running this restaurant for 10+ years. She cooks all the food and makes her own black sesame seed butter, which sells all around Thailand. The signage is small and easily missed, so look for it.
612/93 Sirikorn Market Paholyothin Rd, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Thai, Buffet
Large vegetarian restaurant 150 yards behind the bus station. Food is all pre-cooked and laid out behind a glass window for you to point and choose. Offers a selection of vegetarian meats such as red pork, duck, three-flavored fish, drumsticks, fried pig intestines, and others. Makes a few made to order items like "guay dtee-ow," which is especially delicious in the cool season after a long day's trekking.
Thanalai Road, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Cuisine: Vegan, Thai, Take-out
Vegan restaurant in the city center. Has a selection of prepared meals and choices from a menu; non spicy food is available. Soy based mock meats and tofu, as well as soy milk made with five varieties of beans. Has a very clean restroom. Small premises, friendly and welcoming. Motorcycle parking on a main road in the city.
Singhaclai Road, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Thai
Situated 150 yards east of Overbrook Hospital and 150 yards west of Thai Tourist Authority Office. Slightly more expensive than the other restaurants. Restaurant is clean, but the portions are small. This restaurant is on the North side of Singhaclai Road, opposite Wat Pra Sing.
across the street from Api Plaza on Sanam Bin Road, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Thai, Juice bar
Offers many choices on its menu, including: corn, pumpkin, and sesame seed juice/soup; guay dtee-ow; kao soi, a Northern specialty; grain and vegetable salad; khanome jin noodles.
Road 1211, half way to the White temple, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Cuisine: Vegan, Thai
A basic outdoor eatery with large signs that show the Thai symbol for "jae" (vegetarian) outside. It's next to a big, colorful Thai Buddhist Wat.
118 Tambon Wiang, Wiang Pa Pao, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Cuisine: Vegan, Thai, Take-out
Vegan restaurant and shop, has some baked items. One can choose from a few pre-cooked dishes on top of rice. Sells products like sauces, instant noodles, soy meats.
Sathan Payabarn Rd (at opposite Chiang Rai Regional Hospital), Chiang Rai, Thailand
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Thai, Buffet, Buddhist
Better to arrive early for more food options. Directions: from front entrance of the hospital walk 30m east to the right, and Boonsita is on the left. Look for the large banner with the owner's photo on it along with a number of jay (thai veg) signs. Pleasant, covered outdoor eating area, and there is a lawn right next to it.
Prasopsuk Road, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Thai, Buffet, Take-out
Sign outside reads "Boon Si Ta" but that's an old sign from a previous restaurant; the name of this restaurant is on a small notice which also indicates menu prices. Located 1 minute away from the bus terminal towards Chiang Khong. Has a buffet and serves noodles. Some dishes are vegan. Staff speaks English.
843/16 Pao Khun Road, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Thai
Casual, modern style cafe with free Wi-Fi opened in Sept 2013. Vegetarian and vegan food menu. Located one block east of super highway on left hand side (heading east).
Trairad Road (at south of Ruangnakorn Road), Chiang Rai, Thailand
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Thai, Fast food, Take-out
Jay 99 is a vegetarian shop that makes local Thai food with vegetarian substitutes. Banner advertise Youta products.
Sai Klang street (at near post office), Chiang Rai, Thailand
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Thai
Small veggie restaurant with 4 tables. Offers dishes with vegetables and faux meat. Use fake meat (soy bean or wheat flour for imitated meat). Located near the border of Laos, just North of Soi 8 on the 1020.
123/11 Baan Sansalee, Srisaimoon, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Thai, Take-out
Small place making to-order vegan dishes as well ones with egg. The owner speaks limited English. Situated 100m past the Tessaban 3 School. Options include mock meats, rice, rice noodles, soups, and vegetables.
423/3 Banpharprakan Rd, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Cuisine: Ovo, Thai, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Restaurant near the clock tower specializing in Nothern Thai food. Dishes that can be made vegetarian are marked with a V on the menu. The owner speaks English and has understanding of vegetarianism. Gluten free meals are marked. NOTE: Please send exact map coordinates to happycow!
879/4-6 Phaholyothin Road (at Prasopsuk Road), Chiang Rai, Thailand
Cuisine: Lacto, Italian, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Italian food restaurant with lots of imported food, wine and beer. Has several vegetarian choices (with dairy). No vegan food except salad. Has Wi-Fi.
Rattanaket Road, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, International, Thai, Western, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Has a separate veg menu offering mostly soups (curry), plus salads, falafel and hummus. A few dishes on the non-veg menu are also vegetarian (not vegan). Has Wi-Fi and a nice garden ambience with A/C and non-A/C seatings.
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