My Thai Vegan Cafe

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3 Beach St (at 2nd floor / Washington St/ Chinatown), Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 02111

Boston vegan restaurant serving Thai and Chinese food. Formerly Original Buddha's Delight, same owners with revised menu. Confirmed open Aug 2010. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-10:00pm, Fri-Sun 11:00am-11:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Chinese, Thai

109 Reviews

First Review by will-travel-for-food

very good - Edit

Love it here, food is tasty.

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a little hard to find - Edit

What a gem! The food was served extremely fast and it was so gooood! I had pad ke mao with veggie "chicken". It was absolutely delish! The portions are very large. I brought a peice of chocolate peanut butter cake to hotel, also so yummy!

Pros: all vegan cafe! my dream place;)

Cons: none

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Amazing Vegan Thai - Edit

Went with a couple of friends a few days ago and was thoroughly impressed with the selection! I’ve never had vegan thai food before so this was incredible for me. It took a really long time for our waiter to get to us, but once he came and we ordered, our food came out within 15 minutes. Our main course was brought to us before our appetizer which was kind of strange but regardless the food was amazing. Would definitely recommend the cake desserts as well!! Come here if you have a couple of hours to spare and make sure you’re veryyyyy hungry!

Pros: many options, amazing desserts, great bubble tea (and many flavors)

Cons: very long wait to place our order

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very good though not amazing - Edit

The place, located on the second floor (US), is a very interesting and spacious spot. Staff are really kind and charming. Food selection is awesome, though the quality in the end I would call simply good. For vegans you should probably add another star. I like the options of veggie chicken, veggie beef, veggie seafood or tofu with most mains. Lunch specials are an awesome value. Cleanliness, I'd also rank as less than excellent but still ok. I'll be back there for sure.

Pros: lots of vegan options and you can even customize e, price is super affordable

Cons: ambience is between nice and falling apart.

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delicious and inexpensive - Edit

I really enjoyed the Thai curries and soup. The staff were very sweet and the price was great. The atmosphere isn’t much but at the same time helps you concentrate on your company more which is a good thing

Pros: delicious, inexpensive

Cons: not the prettiest establishment

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on y va pour le goût - Edit

Pas loin du métro pas cher et bon goût on pourra repassr poir la déco

Pros: un vaste menu et des desserts

Cons: la déco

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Love the food but the restrooms are disgusting, no soap. - Edit

This has been a favorite place over the last few years when we have visited Boston. Service can be slow and lacking friendliness but the food is very good.

Pros: Tasty food

Cons: Cold - you might need to keep your coat on, Blocked ladies toilet and no soap in men's., How do employees wash their hands?

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All Vegan Thai! - Edit

I love finding an all vegan restaurant when I’m traveling! I had the red curry with tofu, and Chinese leek dumplings. The food was tasty, and the staff quick & friendly. A great meal after a day of travel!

Pros: all vegan, budget friendly , fresh & tasty

Cons: they don’t give you bowls to eat out of. this make

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Decent - Edit

One and only vegan Thai.
Enjoy.

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Extensive menu! - Edit

Don't be put off by the exterior and the dodgy looking stairs to reach this first floor restaurant. It really is worth it. There's an extensive menu with combinations of all sorts of faux meat. I really enjoyed it and it was busy over the lunch period while I was there. I would definitely visit again. The food was freshly cooked, nicely presented and was a really decent portion.

Pros: lots of vegan options

Cons: Dingy exterior

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It’s okay. - Edit

In a city with more vegan options, I would never go here. But since Boston is really thin with vegan restaurants, it’s a pretty good option. Service is consistently terrible so just expect that. And if you’re going in the winter, it’s freezing inside.

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Loved it! - Edit

Great attention, delicious menu, nice ambient, fair price. I would definitely eat here again

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creepy look - yummy food - Edit

Walking towards and into, really upstairs, this spot is off-putting and it's a bit dirty looking and cold but once you sit down and order all of that goes away. Their fake meat tastes amazing and everything was good!

Pros: lots of vegan options

Cons: dirty looking

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Everything Vegan, Meat substitutes - Edit

The entrance looks kinda suspicious and made us want to turn around but once inside the restaurant, you'll be revarded.
The whole menu is vegan, the "beef" and "chicken" are awesome and non vegans like it too.
Would come here again and again

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not terrible but not good - Edit

I was expecting this to be a lot better because I’d been recommended it by several people. But it was only okay. It was reasonably priced and the portions were big but it wasn’t particularly tasty. The dumplings were delicious, but cold. The mains were extremely average. The cakes are nice. Overall is was okay but nothing compared to many other vegan restaurants I’ve been to.

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Positive Experience - Edit

I've been living in Boston for a few years and I've enjoyed My Thai every time I've gone. It's a good price and a beautiful atmosphere. The food is good/fine, but I will say (yes) the service is pretty bad. Still give this place a thumbs up.

Pros: Beautiful restaurant , Good price

Cons: Bad service

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bland, tasteless and rude - Edit

One of the worst restaurants I have been to. Went there even after reading the mixed yelp reviews we thought it couldn't be that bad. Trust me if you love thai food this place is not for you. The food was one of the worst thai food I have ever had. I don't want to even call it thai food. I am vegan and usually always support vegan establishments because I support what they stand for but I will advise you to stay away from this restaurant. We went there and ordered the Tom Kha soup one with tofu and one with the vegan chicken. When it came out it tasted like they just dumped a can of coconut milk in some vegetables and brought it out. It was so sweet it tasted like a dessert nothing like Tom Kha there was no usual thai spices. We couldn't even bring ourselves to drink two tablespoons of it and left it. Our main meal came out which was pad thai with tofu and a curry vegan shrimp with tofu in an actual coconut (cannot remember the name of this dish) my goodness how could somewhere that claims to be authentic thai food mess up pad thai. It tasted like plain noodles my husband's coconut dish tasted like nothing. Both dishes were so bland absolutely zero taste. The meals came out extremely fast so I knew they were not marinated well. I have had vegan pad thai before but this was not even near what the dish is suppose to taste like. Of course we left back all four meals. The worst part of the experience was when my husband went to speak to the manager or owner and waitress about the meals they were so rude. My husband said that he would pay 50% of the meal even though we left back all of the food and barely touched it. The manager insisted that he paid 100% of the meals. When my husband said it was unfair because we didn't eat the meals they became even more rude to him. The manager asked him how much he wanted to pay and my husband indicated he would pay 50% they told him no he had to pay 60% of the bill my husband just to get out of that place he agreed. The owner or manager and waitress then starts to tell him to get out how he has no money to use here and he came here with no money and to get out and don't ever come back that we were not welcome here ever again as such we left. This place is absolutely a disgusting establishment and I will not advise anyone to patronize them. I am sorry to have to write such a bad review for a vegan restaurant but save your money. If I could give this place zero I would.

Pros: vast range of vegan options

Cons: water down food, bland no flavour, rude owner and staff

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give it a try if you want VEGAN Chinese food - Edit

I eat here every time I'm in the area. I've read a lot of the reviews- yes, the space isn't the most stunning and the service varies, but this is all part of the Chinatown experience for me, and I appreciate that I can go to an establishment in Chinatown that is 100% vegan. The food always pleases, both me and guests who have been both vegan and omni. The menu is huge as people have written, and I have never been disappointed with a choice- nor have guests. The portions are large. Last visit I ordered a coconut meat curry special, and it was served in the coconut husk with a plate full of food surrounding it. The dish lasted for leftovers for two, and was stunning in appearance, taste and quality. If you don't like fake meat, you can always order dishes with tofu, edamame or nuts. The desserts are so good but I almost never have room. The boba tea is my favorite anywhere and I always order it even in the depths of winter.

Pros: extensive menu, all vegan, in Chinatown, humongous portions

Cons: service varies- just ask if you need something, ask for brown rice, chilly dining room in winter

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Fast and many dishes - Edit

I eat there once, it was ok. The restaurant is on the second floor and offers a interesting view over the streets.
I had a long time to choose as the menu is so big. After the food was there in no time. It was just ok and proved once again that I don't like fake meat.

Pros: Lots of options

Cons: A bit pricey

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Decent - Edit

The restaurant is on top of their vegan sandwich place, which at first glance is a little confusing. You need to take the staircase next to the sandwich shop to get to the restaurant.

The service is kind of slow. However, the food is pretty good. Some noodle dishes are kind of average, but the hot and sour soup is really good (if you can take the heat!), the golden triangles with the peanut sauce are AMAZING and the mock meats are good (the best one is the vegan shrimp!). Wouldn't recommend their boba tea, as the pearls were overcooked and the tea was too sweet.

I do wish they would clean the windows a bit and maybe replace the old furniture.

Updated from previous review on 2017-10-14

Pros: Huge menu, Some really good dishes

Cons: Place isn't in the best shape, Slow service

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worst service - Edit

Ok I am just happy there is a vegan place downtown. That being , the food was just fine. I love love thai and know many better thai restaurants. But it's unique in that it has many soy/series meat substitutes. The main complaint is how bad the service was. We were ignored most of the night and had to find someone to pay and get water . I know this style service is customary in other cultures but it's just a little irritating.

Pros: vegan

Cons: service

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Poor dining area and presentation, but amazing food! - Edit

I found this place by accident and from the outside it's definitely not appealing! I'm glad I went though cause the food was amazing. The staff was rude and the dining area is definitely poor, but if you want a good vegan Thai place, this is it.

Pros: All vegan menu, vegan meat, big variety of foods

Cons: rude staff, bad dining area

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Good food, rude staff - Edit

Not at all a pleasant dining experience. The staff are all rude, they don't know how to say thank you, they don't know how to smile or be gracious. The guy kind of lazily waved his hand in the direction of a table for me to sit. They don't ask how is everything after you start eating, they don't clear dirty plates at the end, they don't ask if you want anything else, but just bring the check. When I asked for a receipt that shows what I ordered, because it is required by my company expense report, the guy acted annoyed, wrote another order ticket, handed it to me, and when I said thank you so much, he just walked away without a thank you for coming or a your welcome, nothing.. In other words, the staff at this restaurant does not do any of the basic customer service steps that any restaurant staff would do. It's too bad; I have been here on past trips to Boston and I doubt I'll bother coming again. The food is good but not great, and the fresh spring rolls are awful.

Pros: All vegan

Cons: Mediocre food, Rude staff

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Great food, but place needs a face lift! - Edit

Central location, I came past it by chance. The menu is extensive and the food was absolutely delightful. But both the dining area and the staircase up were cluttered with stuff and supplies, the floor was a little sticky, and although the service personell was very friendly, it was slow. I'm still giving 4 stars because of the choice and quality of the food itself - amazing! Great spot if you don't need anything fancy around your meal!

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Great food - Edit

The food is absolutly delicious and the menu has a lot of options. The place doesn't look too good and the service was kind of ordinary but I would return there and recommend it anyway. The prices are really good too.

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huge menu, great choices! - Edit

I love all of the options at My Thai. The menu is impressive and almost overwhelming at times. The lunch specials make the menu a bit more manageable. This isn't a gourmet Thai place, but if you're looking for big portions, decent taste, and a good price point, then this place is great. I also love their assortment of bubble tea shakes. They have interesting flavors such as durian and red bean which are sometimes hard to find. Taro is my go to favorite. I've brought many non-veg people here and they were all pleased. I also like the amount of light and all of the plants around the windows. The size of the restaurant is good for larger groups. Worth a try if you're in the Boston area, just don't expect a fancy night out.

Pros: large menu, nice vibe, large portions

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Delicious! - Edit

I don't really understand all of the negative reviews that this place is getting, as I very much enjoyed my meal there. Yes, the restaurant is located on the second floor, and you have to walk up an odd set of stairs to get there, but once you arrive, you are greeted by big windows that let in lots of light, as well as an abundance of pretty plants. The menu is extensive, so there are a lot of options to choose from, and it is often difficult to decide. My meal, the ginger chicken, was very well portioned (I could barely finish all of it), and my boba tea was one of the best I have ever had. The service was a little slow for a Saturday afternoon, but all of the staff was very sweet.

Pros: Great food, Extensive menu, Good portion size

Cons: Slightly slow service

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