Thai food is prepared with plenty of veggies and fresh fruit like mango and papaya but vegetarians and vegans cringe at the fish sauce added to most dishes. However, vegans no longer have to fear the all-pervading fish sauce, Bangkok was recently rated #8 on a top ten of vegan-friendly destinations around the world by Happy Cow. This online directory of vegan and vegetarian restaurants and shops around the world lists 42 vegan restaurants in the Thai capital.
Among the top-rated vegan hotspots is Broccoli Revolution, whose cool urban vibe attracts locals and travellers alike, as well as its eclectic menu of Thai and Vietnamese dishes but also international favourites like mezze, guacamole and burgers. For dessert, there's Veganerie, a vegan bakery and ice cream shop with four locations in Bangkok, that also serves up light meals like burgers and wraps. A highlight at Barefoot Bangkok is its exquisite vegan cheese which you can learn to make yourself by joining their nut cheese masterclasses. Culinary enthusiasts looking to learn how to whip up vegan Thai dishes can sign up for cooking classes at May Kaidee, which happens to be one of Bangkok's first vegetarian restaurants.