May Kaidee - Chiang Mai

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29/4 Chang Moi Kao Rd, Tombol Chang Moi, Amper Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50300

Vegetarian Thai cuisine eatery. Offers also a few western style food options. Other locations in Bangkok. Cooking school has regular hours. Moved from Tambon Changclan Mar 2015. Open Mon-Sat 9:00am-9:30pm. Closed Sun.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Thai, Western, Buffet, Take-out

64 Reviews

First Review by Agenda

delicious! - Edit

We did the cooking class and everything was delicious. The staff couldn't be more lovely and friendly. We walked past twice since our class and they always gave us a warm welcome. Definitely check them out.

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Simple and good - Edit

Simple thaï food, good and friendly staff.
I do recommend

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Best. Cooking. Class. Ever. - Edit

So we didn't actually eat here, but we did the cooking class and can HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend it!
We cooked 2x soups, pad Thai, 2x curries, spring rolls, a salad and dessert. Our host (Ming) was unbelievable. Showing us all the little tips and tricks and best way to do things. They also checked in before going forward with a recipe to make sure we didn't want eggs in too.
As 2 vegans, we weren't sure whether we could find a good cooking class, but rest assured we have and it is definitely at May Kaidee!!! If you get a chance, not to be missed.

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Best place in town - Edit

I just love the food here. It is so tasty. And we are not talking about your typical run off the mill thai cooking here. No we are talking about flavour sensations that will amaze you.

When in Chiang Mai you absolutely have to eat here.

There carrot salad left me in awe.
The pumpkin humus is wonderful and the fresh spring rolls with their own style of peanut sauce is the best.

Pros: Carrot salad carrot salad carrot salad, Super tasty food. Amazing flavour combinations, Food is prepared pretty quickly

Cons: They are only in Chiang Mai and Bangkok

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A great place to eat - Edit

Been to Chiang Mai 3 separate times and I always visit a couple of times whilst I am there. Tasty food!

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Awesome food - Edit

One of the best vegan restaurants in Chiang Mai. Almost every dish I have tried has been amazing. Banana flower coconut salad, sausage spread, mushroom spread, red curry, seaweed rolls - the list is endless. Highly recommend this place.

Pros: Fantastic food, Great price

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excellent food - Edit

I came here twice with my mum. We ordered the red curry, the haw ( not sure of the name, the thicker curry) , veggies served with rice. All the dishes were fantastic. I love the curries that they serve. As for the pancake, it was okay for me, maybe a kind of sweetener will make it taste better.

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Terrible service! Terrible food!!! - Edit

Ok:)
I took their cooking class before, and it was great so I came back for their restaurant! Food here is very cheap compare to most place but not cheap compare to food in Thailand. However, their kid was sitting in the middle of the restaurant with many toys on the ground plus making super loins noise:/ but not the worst thing, they did even talk to me at first, just left a pad of paper and a pen on the table :/ I was like, what's going on? The lady said just write what you want. I wrote my order, and after a long time they came back took it. FYI, I only see the waiters when bring my food, and no one is there to call on at all. Moreover, I order a northern Thai dish, and the deep fried noodle on the top was couple days old at least. It taste old and bitter:( I told them about it, they didn't care and told me it is Thai thingLOL. I live in Thailand this year and I had it many times and even make my own, and they just don't care. FYI, all of them here are not vegetarian, so I guess that's why they don't care! I will never come back!! Don't come!!!

Pros: Nope, Nope, Nope

Cons: Bad service, Bad service *5, Bad food

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the best vegan/vegetarian restaurant in Chiang Mai - Edit

In my opinion, this is the best place to eat in Chiang Mai. I tried almost all the items and every one was very tasty. The food is prepared fresh, I even see how they, after I order, go to their pantry to get all the necessary ingredients for the dish! The food is not so spicy as it is normally in thai cuisine, but you can ask your dish to be made completely not spicy ( I for example don't like when papaya salad is even a lil bit spicy, but if tom yum is spicy it is okay for me)

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Tasty way to support the cause - Edit

In Chiang Mai we're spoiled for choice and I really enjoyed this place. I had the "zinger" drink. Tasty but lacked zing. Perhaps they gave me the falang version... Would be so nice if they cranked it with a bit more chilli and ginger. The banana leaf salad was awesome, as was the green curry. Healthy brown rice. It can get jammed in here pretty easily because it's just a 3 person family/team, so go early or have patience. Seating outside seemed nicer.

Pros: Delicious, Vegan vibe, Fruit juices too!

Cons: Falang prices (?), May have to wait awhile...

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Delicious - Edit

Good variety, very tasty, relaxed casual atmosphere

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Best best best best - Edit

My partner and I have been in Chiang Mai for 4 days and we've been to May's 5 times. Despite saying "we should try something new..." for the last 3 days, we end up at Mays. This is such amazing food and at such a great price. PLEASE don't miss Mays, it's the best vegan place we've found in Thailand!

As one other reviewer mentioned, they do ask you to write your order down. I actually appreciate this, the day before I found May's I was charged 80 baht for a juice I THOUGHT was included in my meal, so I appreciate the opportunity to communicate clearly.


We recommend:
Khao Soi, fresh spring rolls, isaan vegetarian
Everything else we had was great, too!

Pros: food!

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best thai food ever - Edit

This is the best Thai food I've tried so far!
Try the banana flower salad, the sauce is soooo delicious, there are no words to explain! No jokes...
I don't know how they do to be that good seriously...

Pros: deliciiiouuuuuus

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Amazing vegan cooking class - Edit

Being in Thailand, I HAD to take a cooking class. I chose May Kaidee's cooking class and it was SO worth it. The staff is generous of their time and portions, and we got a recipe book. We learned how to make many chili pastes, peanut sauce, curries, pad thai, soups and mango sticky rice. The class took about 4 1/2 hours and was very well organized. Absolutely worth it, the food was great :)

Pros: Great food, Well organized, Many recipes

Cons: A little expesive for SE Asia(but really worth it)

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One of the best! - Edit

They have excellent thaifood and cheap prices. Tried many curries and all of them were very tasty and good. The place is simple but definitely worth to visit just because of the flavors. I love thaifood and this place is one of my favorites in Chiang Mai. They also make low in oil if you ask.

Pros: Amazing food, Very cheap, Traditional thai

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Delicious food but a bit of an odd atmosphere - Edit

The food was delicious but we were a little disappointed by the atmosphere and service, maybe it's because we ate there quite late. We had to write our own order down and hand it in to them! If you want to try May Kaidee maybe try one of the Bangkok locations?

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Delicious vegan food! - Edit

The menu is great, with a variety of options. Kind of a "messy" atmosphere as the cooking class is combined with the restaurant.

Pros: Very good prices

Cons: Messy atmosphere

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Best Vegan Restaurant in Chiang Mai - Edit

I have tried many vegan restaurants in Chiang Mai and Thailand in general. May Kaidee is by far my absolute favourite!!
The dishes are perfect. There is nothing to be improved about anything I tried. Everything is super fresh and of amazing quality and taste.
I love the Seaweed Rolls and Fresh Spring Rolls especially with their Peanut Sauce!
Smoothies are amazing as well.
Very fair price and amazing quality food!!

Pros: great quality , fair price, friendly staff

Cons: -

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one of the best vego restaurants in Chiang Mai - Edit

May Kaidee is a family operated resturant located in a small street behind the Amora Hotel near the Thapae Gate just outside of the old city ... the massaman curry is especially delicious ... in the 20 times I have been there I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant ... I completed a cooking class so I could enjoy similar food at home ... the staff speak good English and are super friendly ... food quality and quantity is good with moderate prices

Pros: nice family restaurant in quite street opposite a

Cons: some drinks have sugar added

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Incredible vegan cooking class! - Edit

I took the afternoon cooking class and cannot recommend it enough. First of all, very easy to register online ahead of time and easy to find location. Nim was my instructor and she was wonderful, easy to understand and friendly and patient. I was the only student in my session. Veggies/ingredients were pre-chopped and laid out, allowing time for discussion of flavor profiles and to do the actual cooking. We cooked 8 completely vegan dishes total and I was given time to eat the dishes I prepared (or taste and put the rest into boxes to take home and eat later). Students are given a recipe booklet and are encouraged to take notes. Also instructed how to substitute/adjust ingredients based on taste preferences and ingredient availability back home. I had a lot of fun and learned so much! Oh yes, and the food was absolutely delicious.

Pros: Learn to cook multiple dishes, excellent instructi

Cons: None

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Great food - Edit

This was a nice and quiet little spot. Went for dinner, I had the green curry and my boyfriend had the red curry. The curries come with black rice

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amazing vegan food and cooking class - Edit

Absolutely love this place. My friend and I did the vegan cooking class run by the friendliest thai people. We learned how to make many of their menu items from scratch including curry paste, curries, papaya salad, pad thai, and mango sticky rice. All the food was amazing with fresh ingredients. Great just to eat out at as well.

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AMAZING FOOD!! - Edit

the food here is great! every time I ordered some type of curry and they where all delicious,they also do all kinds of salads and lots of thia food.The service is good and you write down you own order which I think is very efficient and usefull.Also for anyone who is interested they can make food oil free aswell which Not many places do

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The Best Food in Chiang Mai - Edit

I have eaten at 18 of the restaurants listed here for Chiang Mai. May Kaidee’s is my favorite place, by far. The Khao Soi is one of the most flavorful dishes I have eaten in any country I’ve visited. The pad see ew, the pad thai, the panang curry, etc. Every dish has been impeccable. I joked with the cook that she should have a cooking school and they actually do. Plus, they sell a cookbook. I bought it. The Thai tea is delicious, also. How many have I had? It is funny that the vegan pancakes are listed in the dessert section, I guess that would be accurate, since they are so tasty. Mine were covered in mango and bananas and smothered in blended dragon fruit. They were incredible.
The restaurant is on a quiet road near the famous Tha Phae Gate. The place is very humble, as are the owners. The first time I walked in, I noticed that both owners and a younger male worker were busy in the kitchen, so I just picked up a menu. No big deal. He then asked me what I wanted and I ordered the Pad See Ew. That was easy.
It is late July, so it is humid and every time I walk in, one of them turns on a fan and points it in my direction. I find them very considerate.
Seang and Nim both comprehend a fair amount of English. The place is vegan, unless you ask for eggs or honey. I love this place. I miss this place, as I am headed to Pai. They open at 10:00 a.m. as of this review date.

Pros: Delicious food, Considerate Owners, English Menu

Cons: No A/C, Closed on Sundays

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Fantastic: - Edit

Confirm previous reviews. Great food. English menu.

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Best vegetarian food - Edit

I had been to May Kaidee in Bangkok and was amazed, so I went to this one and it was just as good. Everything you could wish for with a long, diverse menu and excellent quality in every dish. I truly regret not taking the cooking class here, I will for sure if I ever come again!

Pros: high quality, fresh

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when may Kaidee name come up RESPEK it - Edit

Ight hol up real quick I hadda come back in for anotha happy cow review for dat ass because I was feelin a bit on edge and disrespected after I peeped some reviews for this place and seen some heavy shit talk going on. First and second, to drop anything less than 5 stars on the head of young Kaidee (let it be known this ain't the OG may Kaidee it's her sister) is BLATANT DISRESPEK STRAIGHT UP. I chow down in this mofo every damn day so next time you got some irrelevant opinion about this restaurant come thru and say it to my face. Ain't none of these cats got enough beans in they Maracas to salsa dance wit the happy cow review gawd. PS the pumpkin hummus is a unique south East Asian spin on a middle eastern classic and is quite intriguing on the palette. PEACE.

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