Central Festival Food Court

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 5 reviews )

74-75 Wichitsongkran Rd, Phuket, Thailand

Vegan food stall in the food court of the department store, 3rd floor. Stall marked with yellow-red flags. Open Mon-Sun 10:30am-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Chinese, Thai, Buffet, Fast food, Take-out

5 Reviews

First Review by SoniaGivray

Vegan (Jay) Food at the mall - Edit

This is a food booth inside a large mall. Visit the third floor and go to the left. There is a long corridor with various food booths and restaurants there. Look for the booth with the yellow flags that look like they are displaying the number "17". Whenever you see this in Thailand, it indicates Jay food. Jay food is related to the Jain religion (which advocates for harming none)...so in addition to being vegan you will not find any onion, garlic or other items that can only be eaten which require the death of a plant.

If you haven't yet experienced Jay food in Thailand, the experience is generally this: You visit the booth and make choices from pre-made foods. You can indicate if you want rice or not. Then point to a few things you'd like to try. Generally the stall owner can let you know if something is spicy or not. Remember....spicy in Thailand is TRULY spicy, so don't go for it if you aren't prepared. Once your plate is made you'll be charged some amount for it. It's not clear what it'll be when you are putting it together, but in Phuket it'll probably run you between 50-100 baht.

The plate I made, pictured here, was 100 baht, or a little over $3 at the time of this review.

Jain food is super hit or miss. It is generally mushy from having been cooked a long time. The food on your plate may or may not be hot...or it might be lukewarm. All common.

You need to go into the experience of eating at Jay restaurants understanding what it'll be like, or you may have frustration as I did at my first Jay restaurant. This is what "real vegan Thai food" is. It's not the fancy curries we have back in the U.S. Give it a try. You're in Thailand after all!

As for my plate, some of the items I liked, and some I didn't. I did go across to the next food booth to get myself a 50 baht fruit shake afterward to help wash it down! (BTW: fruit shakes in Thailand are just fruit, ice, and a bit of sugar syrup. They range from 50 to 80 baht in Phuket).

I give the experience four stars...based on a comparison of other Jay restaurants, not vegan restaurants in general. Jay food would never be my first choice of vegan food! If you are thinking of traveling to SE Asia, consider going to Vietnam instead, which is cheaper, and has more and better vegan options.

Updated from previous review on 2018-03-01

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Good Thai food - Edit

Good Thai vegan food in central festival food court . Good curries and rice . Inexpensive

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Good choise for small stall like this - Edit

I don't know why previous reviewers not satisfied but I totally happy with this place. It's small yes, but has quite big choice of fresh food for small price.

I'm always happy to find vegan place at food court especially like this one. Recommend to visit it.

(Just go to food court at 3rd floor of Central Festival - there you'll see red-yellow signs).

Pros: Fresh, Cheap, Good choice (around 8 dishes)

Cons: No

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Jey-vegan kiosk - Edit

Vegan kiosk in food court with yellow flags. They have 4-5 choices of buffet style food. No animal products, no garlic, no onion.

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Have vegetarian food, but like every restauran... - Edit

I mean, all restaurants can sell rice, noodles with veggies... but it is not a Vegan restaurant. My language is Spanish for this is difficult for me to express my self.
Es un lugar lleno de puestos de diferentes especialidades, puedes pedir tu plato sin langostinos ni carne ni pescado..pero igual que en cualquier otro restaurante, no tienen nada especial de verano o sano. Lo típico de cualquier restaurante Thai.
Se come bien, a mi me encanta, la sopa de noodles con verduras y hierbas esta rica, el Phad thai, etc etc... también algún plato con tofu.

Pros: Can choose from many., Can ear veggie and friends can eat meat., All in one, cheap

Cons: It is not special vegetarian or Vegan., muy informal.

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reissausta ja ruokaa 03 Sep 2016 - It´s a food court with many different stalls and one of them is selling only vegan food (thai-chinese jay-food), so it is a vegan food stall.  

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