Imm Aim Vegetarian and Bike Cafe

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7/3 Santirak Road, Mueng (at beside Satitham Temple), Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50300

Serving vegetarian food using mostly organic produce from local producers. Thai food, salads, pasta, smoothies, fruit drinks, and coffee. Located down the street from YMCA on Santitham Road between the YMCA and the round-about. Kitchen closed at 8pm. Previously named Pun Pun. June 2016 relocated from Santitham Road. Open Mon-Sun 10:00am-9:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Organic, Thai, Juice bar, Take-out

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First Review by AlkalineAndRaw

Nice organic restaurant - Edit

Great undercover garden setting with friendly staff. All food is freshly prepared and looks healthy. The broccoli ginger was just okay, the grilled veg salad was good but the build your own burritos were the clear winner.

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cool rustic place - Edit

A delightful place, I had a banana peanut butter smoothie, which was absolutely divine. it had the perfect balance of sweetness. You can taste the peanuts and also enjoy the crunch to it. I also had a grilled veg salad which was tasty too. However I thought that it will come with lettuce, etc.

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disappointing 🙁 - Edit

Went with high hopes after reading reviews but the food was terribly disappointing. Ordered hummus dip with pitta and salad. Instead of the honey dip I was given an alternative but both the dips were lacking in flavour and the hummus was warm. Then we had avocado pitta. Unfortunately, the pitta was soggy and again no flavour at all. Finally spring rolls. Hoped this would be better but no. Just no flavour whatsoever. This place has a great philosophy but it lacked atmosphere and certainly won't go back as there are far better places serving vegan food in Chiang Mai.

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imaim 28 Apr 2017 - Dear @VaganVera47

We are sorry you have had this experience, we are sad to know that you didn't tell us about your bad experience in person so we could have done something about it or even have given your meal for free, as you can read in the first page of our menu we have a no like no pay policy.

Our food is made using simple healthy ingredients. We want all our customers to be satisfied. If you would like some extra flavoring please let us know. We have lots of flavorful sauces and seasonings for your culinary pleasure.

It's a shame that on your experience with us you didn't enjoy it, please give us the opportunity to make it a good one next time.

Mr. O / Imm Aim Vegetarian Cafe'  


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Healthy and cheap - Edit

Very nice place and very friendly staff and owner . Good and healthy salads and super smoothies . Very cheap and convenient

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Famous Imm Aim - Edit

The food here is bangin'. If you ever ate something here that you didn't like then you may need to take a breather, come back, and try again.

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Best Pad Thai in town - Edit

Food is just amazing, organic, they are super sustainable (no bottled water and cloth napkins) and Mr O is just the best and nicest owner ever

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Fresh, healthy and tasty vegan food - Edit

One of my favourite places in CM! Mr O the owner is super friendly and accommodating, he's vegan too so knows what's in all the dishes. All the food is freshly prepared with organic ingredients with minimal oil so it's a nice change to a lot of the oily vegan food in town like at the little Jay cafes.
I personally recommend the Avo sandwich (with pumpkin dressing), the vegan pad thai (totally unlike any other pad thai in town!) with extra noodles, the falafel sandwich and the sweet potato salad with tamarind dressing. The massaman curry is also a good one!

Pros: Freshly prepared healthy but tasty af food, Excellent vegan options at good value, friendly and welcoming staff

Cons: too much ice in smoothies, only has brown rice (personal pref, i like white)

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Fantastic food, wonderful owners - Edit

This place did not disappoint. Run by a very nice family they use organic local produce and everything is made in house. The menu doesn't have a huge amount of vegan food but they are very supportive of vegan and there are enough items to choose from. First time I went there I got the curry with sweet potato naan, it costs 60 baht for curry with rice or 75 baht for the sweet potato naan instead. Second time I had the wrap-it-yourself burrito. It was fantastic, came with a plateful of lettuce, pico, guacamole, beans, and rice and 2 tortilla wraps. It cost 120 baht but it was definitely enough food to warrant the cost. Highly recommended!

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tasty vegan food - Edit

Delicious and interesting menu choices. I ordered a banana blossom salad, a mint lemonade, fresh rolls, and sweet potato naan. Everything was super fresh and flavorful as well as very cheap. I definitely recommend everything I ordered and the rest of the extensive vegan menu looks great too.

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ok. i guess - Edit

Nice location. Dishes presentation is good but the taste just flat for the 3 of us who were there

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Yum - Edit

This almost became our regular sunday morning place to eat on the way to or from the market. The peanut butter and banana smoothie is amazing. Do yourself a favour and get it with coconut milk as well.

Pros: price, peanut butter and banana smoothie

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natural , low fat food - Edit

Nice garden like sitting, food was fresh and low on oil.

Pros: nice sitting area, fresh ingredients

Cons: smoothies suck, salad was bitter

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Great service - Edit

PAD THAI IS AMAZING! Owner knows how High carb vegans want their foods to be and willingly cater to our needs ;)

Pros: Amazing foods, Able to cater to your needs

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Fresh innovative & Thai tastes ftw - Edit

Situated in a quiet garden it is a homey restaurant. There are a variety of foods such as pasta & falafel on the border of fusion. Though the falafel is far from the middle east the pita bread is really good. The banana flower salad (yum) was excellent!

Pros: Most is vegan Fresh salads Inexpensive

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Tasty and Fresh - Edit

We were only in Chiang Mai 5 days and even though the restaurant was nowhere near where we were staying, we went three times. The flavors were great. Try the passion banana shake!

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excellent food - Edit

We thought our hotel was in an inconvenient location until we discovered this place (we were staying around the corner) and now we are super thankful. The food is excellent and it is nice and quiet. The prices are reasonable; we got 2 main meals and 2 juices for less than 250 baht. I highly recommend the avocado, pineapple and lime juice, it is an excellent combination.

Pros: good range of food options, tasty meals, great juice

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OK - Edit

Soups, salats, pad thai and smoothies are good.Falafel and potatoes are not good at all.
Noting special.

Pros: atmosphere, nice stuff

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Good Restaurant - Edit

The staff was super nice, friendly and funny. Food was also good.

Pros: Nice People, Good food, quick serving

Cons: not as cheap as it gets

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Delicious, Healthy, Great Location! - Edit

This place is AMAZING! The owner and staff are so warm & friendly. Considering portion sizes, food quality & organic/local/etc ingredients this place is very well priced. I love the ambiance and food. Definitely one of my favourite restaurants in Chiang Mai! Highly recommend. :) The only downside is the restaurant is often swarmed by mosquitos but the staff have now placed bug spray on each table which is so considerate!

Pros: Healthy Food, Delicious, Very Vegan-Friendly

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The best! - Edit

Imm Aim is a firm fave. The food is made fresh to order and they are happy to make amendments to suit your tastes (low/no oil, no salt, no spice etc).

The Pesto Pasta (request with rice noodles) is delicious but my fave dish is the Green Mango salad, tangy, fresh and super tasty.

The owner, Mr O, is cool too.

Worth a visit if in Chiang Mai.

Pros: Delicious food, Good place to chill out, Fast service

Cons: Beware of mosquitos, No Wifi

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the vegan pad thai is INSANELY good! - Edit

no salt no oil if you ask, heaps of vegan savoury dishes and the owner is super friendly :)

I was there once and took 2 times the pad thai

Pros: vegan pad thai, relax place

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Imm Aim Vegetarian and Bike Cafe, Chiang Mai - Edit

I'm amending my rating of this place. It seems me and my girlfriend quite often find ourselves reminiscing of this place from our visit to Chaing Mai. Delicious vegan food, a delightful setting and very nice staff make this place a winner.

Updated from previous review on Saturday December 27, 2014

I've taken a look at some of the other reviews and I'm a little confused by them. Firstly there are seven pages of food items on the menu. There isn't a single non vegetarian offering on the menu so hopefully that clears that right up. Secondly, I've been vegan fourteen years and while menu here isn't 100% vegan by any stretch I t isn't difficult to get some vegan food here.

I've just had mussaman curry with potato, peanut, carrot and pineapple. What a treat. It was served with sweet potato roti that was also a delight. My partner in crime ordered a small platter that consisted of veg soup, fried brown rice, peanut pesto sauce and carrot and cucumber stick. She liked it. She had a latte made with coconut milk. I had a pineapple and ginger coconut milk smoothie. It was great.

It's an interesting menu. As well as Thai food there's dishes on there from other parts of the world. For a group of vegos eating together there is different tastes that can be accommodated.

One last thing is the setting. It's mostly outdoor under the shade of a thatched roof that gets its support being woven into the trees. There's tables outside with people quietly tapping away using the wifi or scribbling away on a notepad. There's also a bookcase if that is your thing to check out some literature. The tranquil beauty of the setting is the nicest of the eight or so places I've eaten within Chiang Mai so far.

Pros: Vegan friendly, Tasty food, Beautiful settting

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PaulineChiangMai 14 Jan 2015 - Sorry! Mistake! Thank you Steve for correcting ,e. You are right: The review, was about a different restaurant! I met today with the couple that we went with to what they were sure is ImmAim and they realized that we ended in a different restaurant! Close by, true, but certainly not ImmAim.
I apologize to ImmAim and to the readers and request that either ignore my mistaken review, or, better still - delete it all together.  


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Stevie 28 Jun 2015 - Hi Pauline,

Thank you for the very constructive tone of your reply.

If you login and go to your review, there's an option beside the review I believe for you to either 'edit' or 'delete'.

Thanks again, Stevie  


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Fresh and light food with great atmosphere - Edit

I found this restaurant easily from the Happy Cow map and enjoyed a fresh filling lunch there. Like some other reviewers have said the food is lightly prepared and seasoned. A friend and I shared their herbal spring rolls, a sweet potato salad, a brown rice salad, and some ginger stir fried broccoli. Everything felt very healthy and fresh. It's different from many other veggie restaurants in town and definitely a little pricier (our lunch came to 360 baht). But I think overall the shaded quiet setting and quality ingredients make it a worthwhile place to visit.

Pros: fresh pure food, great smoothies , pleasant setting

Cons: a little pricy, maybe not spiced enough for some

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Stevie 11 Apr 2015 - Hi Jacobo,

Nice review. Thanks for contributing.

Stevie  


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Very disappointing - Edit

The place is pleasant and easily accessible. However it's a very big stretch to label this restaurant as "vegetarian friendly". It has few vegetarian items in the menu - not a separate section for vegetarians. It's not any different from most of the Thai restaurants in town who have some vegetarians items and a possibility to request tofu or vegetables instead of meat. Further, the four of us dining there found the food mediocre at best; the prices high; and the portions small. We most definitely will not be coming back there.

Pros: pleasant place , easily accessible

Cons: Not vegetarian friendly, mediocre food, expensive

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Stevie 27 Dec 2014 - Hi Pauline,

Would it be ok to ask, are you sure you didn't mix this place up with somewhere else? I'm sat at Imm Aim while I type this. There are seven pages of food items on the menu. Every one of them is 100% vegetarian. It is by no means 100% vegan with both ovo and lacto dishes on the menu. There are though no dishes that aren't all vego.

Regards,
Steve  


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agentbey 09 Jan 2015 - I think this review is misplaced. I've eaten many times at ImmAim and have become very good friends with the family.

This is a lacto ovo vegetarian restaurant with vegan options. Under no circumstances do they serve meat.

I would recommend Pauline to review the photos and verify where she and her friends ate that day.

Cheers!  


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Quaint Veg Cafe - Edit

Very nice atmosphere and great staff + service.

I am a tough nut when it comes to vegetarian food. Twice I enjoyed my time at ImmAim Vegetarian Cafe. Very peaceful atmosphere.

I ordered the organics veggies in creamy curry. For the price it is fair but by local standards its expensive. I can eat at other nearby vegetarian shops, three times, for the price of one meal here. But it will not be organic veggies.

It appears that the dishes are geared towards the western palate. Which is great for those that can't handle typical Thai spice. For me it doesn't keep me coming back for more though. I want that exotic punch of flavor.

Pros: Organic, Great vibe, Friendly

Cons: Not many vegan selections

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mmmm, really - Edit

while this is a lovely place, and staffed by lovely people, the food was all a bit tasteless and over wholesome
if you are looking for real thai food, do not come here
if you are looking for a californian style meal, then do!

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"One of the best vegetarian restaurants inThailand - Edit

Originally I saw "Imm AIm Vegetarian Cafe'" [Previously Pun Pun] on a BBC article 'be good to yourself in Chiang Mai' and was instantly interested. With a bit if free time my boyfriend and I headed to the satitham branch for what was breakfast for us but at lunch time. We found it easily, we walked from our hotel and first followed signs for the YMCA and then the small black signs for PunPun's itself. The menu was full of a variety of fresh ingredients. I especially liked that they had inserted a seasonal menu which detailed dishes using in season vegetable as well as having the year round menu.
The owner and server was very friendly and spoke good English. we were happy to find out that the brwakdast menu also runs all day. We received everything we ordered which some reviews have said they had a problem with. Everything was amazingly presented and tasted fresh and earthy. The food did not take long to prepare either.
I also bought some peanut and honey butter and some lime shampoo for their organic store.
If ever in chaing mai again I would love to visit again.
Updated from previous review on Friday December 07, 2012

Pros: delicious, healthy , cheap

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