Blue Diamond

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Moom Muang Road, Soi 9 (at near Sriphum Moat), Chiang Mai, Thailand

Serves meat, vegan options available. Extensive menus of breakfast, lunch, drinks, and salads. Makes its own bread. Also sells fruits and products. Open Mon-Sat 7:00am-8:30pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Thai, Western, Juice bar, Non-veg

70 Reviews

First Review by LilacHippy

Consistent brilliance with VEGAN treats - Edit

I have been going to Blue Diamond for years. After several features in Lonely Planet, it is safe to say that the prices have increased along with the popularity. But I, along with plenty familiar faces, still keep coming back - so it is clearly well deserved.

While they do serve meat, there is plenty of vegan options - particularly cakes from their bakery in the front, which also serves as a health food store. The garden with its many pillows is a great place to relax during a hot day... or regular night. A must is the raw cashew and chocolate cake. Pure divinity!

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cinnamon scroll!! - Edit

Wowww the cinnamon scroll is amazing!!! Best vegan treat ever!

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epic vegan pastries and desserts!!!! WOW - Edit

From vegan Chocolate croissants to cinnamon rolls, breads, Kombucha, coconut kefir, peanut butter chocolate pie and more!!! Menu is mostly vegan. Bakes their own bread. This place is an absolute must for vegans in Chiang Mai!!!!!!!!

Pros: unique offerings you cannot find ANYWHERE else

Cons: double check your option is vegan and remember thi

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amazing vegan cakes - Edit

The cinnamon roll is to die for. Best vegan or non vegan cinnamon roll ever. So many vegan cake choices!

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Outstanding! - Edit

The food and dishes there are just outstanding yummy! They can nearly make everything vegan and gluten free. We've been here several times and tried many different dishes and drinks of the huge menu for breakfast as well as for lunch/dinner. And everything we've ever tried was just delicious.

The attached health-shop inside is awesome, too! You'll find there a lot vegan and gluten free snacks, supplements, healthy cosmetics and yummy treats.

Like at so many other restaurants in Thailand, the staff could be definitely more friendly and more helpful.

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Lots of love and so much more - Edit

We have been going here at least once a week for about 2 years now. The menu is pretty big, prices reasonable and the sheer amount of in-house made products is insane. Everything from the extensive amounts of baked goods (many vegan), teas, spices, and ice cream (also vegan), to the shampoos, soaps, massage and essential oils. Anything that isn't made by them is from small, local producers.

From the reviews below, the main gripe is with the service. It is clear that many of the employees either have little investment in the job or are constantly run down and tired. I understand this can come across as rude/dismissive, but the quality of food, accuracy of orders (even with lots of alterations) and VERY fast service easily makes up for it. I think that a big reason for the demeanor is how hard/long they all work. I know this is definitely true for the owner.

It took a little bit before she opened up to us, but when she did, the smiles came in droves. We were able to connect on a personal level that made every visit special. She was always happy to see us and would give us fresh produce, or treats with our bill.

I know the some Thai's can come across as uncaring, but they are just much more honest with their emotions and won't put on a facade. They deal with a LOT of tourists coming through all the time, many who do not treat them very well at all (I've seen it MANY times) and they all work very long hours to feed people who are usually much better off than them.

We were sad to leave Chiang Mai recently, not sure when we'd be back, but whenever we return, Blue Diamond will be the first place we go. Don't let the other reviews dissuade you. There is a lot of love here, even if you have to spend some time brushing off the dust to reveal it.



Updated from previous review on 2018-02-17

Pros: Vegan baked goods/treats/products GALORE, VERY fast service, Lovely owner

Cons: serves meat

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In love - Edit

So happy I discovered this place. Many people told me it's amazing but for some reason never been here before which I really regret. Their menu is massive with lots of (healthy) vegan options. Their bakery has many vegan sweets and breads and they are to die for!
My new favourite breakfast spot. Ask for the ' Brown Rice Bread' with cinnamon, thank me later ;)

Pros: Vegan Bakery, Healthy

Cons: Not fully vegan

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saw a rat but it was cute - Edit

Interesting place, delicious vegan baked goods. The service wasn’t very friendly and I saw a rat. I don’t necessarily mind (it might have been a very good chef) but I know a lot of people would...

Pros: baked goods

Cons: rat, service

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alicus 17 Feb 2018 - yea, if you are in Chiang Mai long enough, you will probably see a rat or two at most open-air restaurants :) Not necessarily a reflection on the place or it's hygiene, just a part of life.  


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It´s not pure vegetarian - Edit

Blue Diamond describes itself as vegetarian restaurant, but they have fish and chicken options also.
I guess this place could be good if you are in a mood for western style breakfast, it´s has nice garden seating and the long menu is full of interesting morning stuff.
But we came for lunch and we chose red curry and Khao soi. Both was very average. Bland, watery, although good looking:-).

Pros: Nice garden

Cons: Average food

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One of my favourite restaurants ever! - Edit

I would give it five stars if I could, I ate here so many times here during my stay in Chiang Mai and every time was incredibly delicious. The pad Thai was one of the best I had in all of Thailand, and there’s a variety of Thai food amongst salads and smoothies. The range of vegan cakes is honestly incredible - I consumed so much sugar every time I ate here but never had any regrets! The cinnamon rolls are the best...EVER! I also really liked that none of them had peanuts in (as I’m allergic), and they also had some GF options. They also have a great selection of natural products. Go here, you won’t regret it!

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best place in town! - Edit

I would give this place 5 stars if it was optional. They have THE best cinnamon rolls I have ever tasted in my entire life! In general they have amazing vegan desserts. It's a really nice place where you can sit outdoors in their sunny garden.

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Sweets galore - Edit

I absolutely adored the range of sweet treats on offer at Blue Diamond. My favourites were the peanut butter chocolate treats at the front counter, the mocha muffin and the coconut chocolate macaroon. I also really enjoyed the chocolate "croissant" (I put that in quotation marks because it's not really what the French would consider a croissant). I would perhaps advise skipping the choc chip muffin - the other stuff is much more exciting.

There's not too much in the menu that's plant-based. I treated myself to a tofu sandwich, which, while simple, was pretty perfect.

Unfortunately I'll have to take a star off since this place serves animal products.

Pros: Delicious variety of sweet treats, Lovely environment with warm interior and garden, Good value

Cons: Serves animals and animal products

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Regret coming here - Edit

I was here just over a year ago and remembered that the staff then was quite inattentive. But I decided to give it a go anyway, especially since this was one of the very few restaurants that were open at 7 am. But how I regret it. When I arrived no one even acknowledged me, among the 3 people in the room. Eventually a man who I'm guessing is one of the owners came and asked me to sit down. The girl who took my order must have been depressed or something, because she barely moved her mouth when she spoke, let alone give me a greeting smile. On the other hand everyone in there acted the same, so maybe they are all depressed. Could be from working there. The muesli bowl was a huge disappointment and looked like a child had prepared it. And when I was at the register about to pay the female owner (?), she started talking on the phone when I was mid sentence talking to her about wanting a cake to take away. Completely interrupted me without an "excuse me" or anything. Wow. I'm almost annoyed the cake was so good, because i wouldn't recommend anyone coming here. At least not for food. If you have to get something, get the chocolate caramel bar. I guess it was pretty tasty.

Pros: Tasty vegan cake

Cons: Every single staff member = rude, Terrible muesli breakfast

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great place, not-so-great owner - Edit

Food was okay. Garden set-up, attached shop, and relatively quiet atmosphere were all beautiful - could sit here for hours with a book or laptop etc. however unfortunately I have to echo some other reviewers and say I wasn't impressed by the owner; not a very nice lady at all (which might also be the reason why her staff seem unfriendly/disinterested?). Do look up tripadvisor/Google reviews for more unpleasant experiences - wish I had seen them earlier.

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Great Vegan Treats - Edit

I don't know anywhere else in Chiang Mai that has a sweets and cake selection quite like they do here. They have raw cheesecakes, vegan cakes, vegan baked goods, a fantastic selection. It's a shame that they also include dairy items though as well as meat offered in the menu, although this restaurant is known for being a vegetarian place, it's not actually the case.
Some of the savoury dishes are very good especially the salads of which they have an interesting variety and they are good portions.
If you go in the evening they are very busy and the atmosphere can be quite hectic and rushed. The service is extremely fast, too fast in my opinion as they want to serve as many customers as they can. It can feel way too hurried.
The service could also be a bit friendlier.
However, for vegan cakes there is nowhere else around quite like it.

Updated from previous review on 2008-06-10

Pros: Vegan cakes!!, Large menu, Thai and Western options

Cons: Serves meat and dairy, Too rushed

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Fine food, but the shop was the best part - Edit

Are here for lunch. Had a curry and pad Thai. Food was good but nothing exceptional.
What WAS the best part though, was the shop that was part of the restaurant. Vegan cookies, cakes, muffins, croissants- ALLLL THE DELISH VEGAN BAKED GOODS! Also had teas, fruit, powders, skincare products etc.
Would be worth a trip just for the shop attached to the restaurant. Prices were also really good.

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Nothing to write home about. - Edit

Not a vegan restaurant but has lots of options. Ordered tom kha and massaman, both of which tasted nothing like tom kha or massaman. Also ordered a side dish of spinach and garlic which came in a massive puddle of salty water and oil.
Tried the bakery - had the chocolate croissant and a cinnamon and peanut butter roll. Really disappointed by these too but to be fair I don't usually eat these sorts of things as I can't often find vegan options - there were loads here.
The kombucha was very weak and flat (I like it with a little natural fizz).
Meal size was good, just wish it had tasted nice.
Staff's mood seemed a bit off - not particularly unfriendly or rude but maybe a little disinterested.
Was our last meal in Chiang Mai and we're pretty disappointed overall with it.

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Don't Miss This Place - Edit

Wow, we went here recently while a friend was visiting and it was amazing. On the surface, yes it is more expensive than a lot of places, however the size and quality is well worth it. Could easily sit there eating all day long.

Pros: Delicious, Lot Of Options

Cons: Price

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so many options! - Edit

VERY vegan friendly with most of their many desserts vegan. Everything was super fresh and delicious. Try the vegan caramel chocolate bar!!

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Love love love this place! - Edit

I have been here more times than I can count! So many vegan options in the bakery and on their menu. The apple crumble pie is a clear winner, along with banana pancake (massive), multigrain vegan croissants and their huge range of muffins. The fresh juices are tiny and there are cheaper places to buy juice but the bakery items can't be beaten. Would give five stars if I could.

Pros: Vegan bakery foods, Lovely garden setting

Cons: Juices small

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Vegan options in Chiang Mai - Edit

Joined some friends there during June, 2015.

They had fresh juices, lots of vegan goodies with take-away options, and other vegan stuff as toothpaste, soaps etc

I enjoyed my time there, the patio's nice, but the waitress was a bit rude to customers.

Only tried a fresh smoothie, and a cinnamon roll, which were nice.
I guess you can find better places to go and enjoy in Chiang Mai!!

Pros: the patio, baked goodies, gluten free options

Cons: quite expensive for chiang mai, unfriendly owner (sometimes), the fishes in a LITTLE pond

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quality restaurant with delicious food - Edit

Blue Diamond offers delicious vegan/vegetarian food! There are meat options on the menu and for this reason it can't be given 5 stars. It's my first trip to Chiang Mai and I keep coming back here because it's so good. It's not your 40 THB kind of place, and there ARE fantastic 40 THB eateries. Just had vegan chocolate cake (85THB) and a coffee with soy milk - yum! Other days I've had greek salad with tofu cubes instead of feta which cost 120 THB. A first and it worked! My friend had the Vietnamese Herbs vegetable salad, big portion and delicious! Green environment, with lots of plants. Also sells vegan products such as toothpaste and insect repellent. If you feel like a vegan sweet treat I'd definitely recommend Blue Diamond.

Pros: - consistently tasty food, - calm atmosphere with lots of plants, - delicious vegan cakes

Cons: fishpond

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Very unfriendly owner - Edit

This place is good if you miss some western cakes . They are good but really poor quality , full of sugar and not so healthy . The worst thing of this place is the owner , a lady really unfriendly and rude .

Pros: Western cakes

Cons: Unfriendly , Not vegan or vegetarian place

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lots of vegan options including baked goods - Edit

I called into Blue Diamond for dinner with a Thai friend ... I had a vegan massaman noodle curry with rice and my friend had fried mixed vegetables with rice (฿210 with a bottle of water) ... the quality and quanity of the food was good but it was not spicey (ask if you like spicey food) ... there is a lot of vegan baked goods on sale including bread rolls, croissants, baguettes, cupcakes and brownies ... staff were friendly and attentive ... you do not get a bill as you need to go to the counter to pay (not a very transparent business practice as you are not able to check menu pricing against the quoted cost of the meal)

Pros: lots of vegan baked goods

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Review of the bakery - Edit

THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE BAKERY!

This bakery is AWESOME!
As a vegan, this place is sooo good! The bakery is not all vegan, but mostly. Only place I Asia where I got a real croissant! Cinnamon rolls are the right amount of greasy. The muffins are great, and the cakes and pies are amazing! i highly recommend the peanut butter pie and the vegan brownie. This place is great but ruined my budget (because i went there almost every day for 5 weeks :P)

Cons: A bit over priced., not fully vegan

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A nice hang out with not too high standards - Edit

Been there every now and then over the years. The garden and the crowd hanging out is really relaxed, really nice. Food is borderline "healthy & tasty", but no love basically. Nothing is really good. But hey, it's a cool place to be! Guess that I one day will find myself having a semi delicious avocado salat in there again ...

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So yummmy! - Edit

I loove tis place! The place is located in a beautiful garden with a waterfall and the menu is very good. I highly recommend the avocado bread roll and the tempeh salad with avaocado and cashew nuts.

Pros: Tons of vegan options, Decent prices, Atmosphere

Cons: Red curry was soso

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