Best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Bangkok
Sure, this town has its fair share of steakhouses, burger food trucks and moo ping stands, but Bangkok is more than just a meat eater's paradise. While vegetables get its fair share of menu love, it's about time we shined a bit more light on how delicious, not to mention versatile, they can truly be when given proper attention. We spread the glory of greens and round up the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in the city, from bohemian granola-peddling haunts, to meat-free Italian institutions, to cafes touting the possibilities of broccoli.
Bangkok's best afternoon tea
Why not pleasing your indulgence at one of these venues serving some of the best scones, finger sandwiches, snacks and tea.
The best brunches in Bangkok
Brunch has become serious business in Bangkok. The city's best restaurants and cafes have expanded their breakfast menu to include more than just eggs and bacon — a plethora of options now include poached eggs, stacked pancakes with fruits, avocado on toast, fried chicken on waffles, coffees, teas, and hangover-busting smoothies. We scour the city for the best options for this extended breakfast affair.
The best sushi restaurants in Bangkok
Freshness and seasonality plays a pivotal role in making great sushis. Here, we have some of Bangkok’s best sushi restaurants that receive their sea bounties, flown from the best sources around the world, at least twice a week.
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Wild & Company
Dear Nineties kids, Stu-fe, that charming café on Rama 4 (aka your ex-afterwork cocoon) is now back in business. This reincarnation, however, has nothing to do with the Monotone peeps, Stu-fe’s former owners. Instead, say hello to Wild & Company, created by a team of young-blood restaurateurs that has converted the old hippy hangout into a jungle-themed studio-cum-bar focusing on meat dishes (particularly game meat), classic cocktails and good music. A newly built glasshouse functions as the main restaurant. Surrounded by huge trees and festooned with stuffed, mounted heads, the space feels like a camping settlement somewhere in the middle of the forest. The man behind the kitchen is none other than Chatphon Thavornvanit of smoked sausage brand Munchies BKK. Here, he sends out huge sharing portions of meat dishes that use local produce. Apart from maximizing local meat options, Chef Chatphon is also into local herbs and vegetables so expect Vietnamese coriander (pak-paew), centella (bai-bua-bok) and olive leaf (yod-ma-kok) in your salad and main dishes. Start off your meal with a light dish like the Quail Salad (B390), a recipe that brings together seared French quail, poached eggs and organic greens. Another favorite is the Rabbit Roll (B690) that sees tender sous-vide French rabbit wrapped in bacon and served with greens and a savory sauce. Bone Marrow (B450) spreads well on a warm baguette—each portion comes with a flavorful herb crust and tangy olive leaves. Carnivore
Popular Scandinavian café Rocket Coffeebar has said “adjo” to its long-term companion at Central Embassy, trendy fashion store Siwilai, after it announced plans of opening its own storefront one floor up in 2017. Siwilai, meanwhile, has beautifully bounced back from the break-up by opening its own namesake cafe at the space Rocket just vacated. While the wood-heavy décor and al fresco terrace overlooking the leafy British Embassy remain, Siwilai Cafe’s menu is given a local kick by Chef Blair Mathieson, who once helmed the kitchens at hip eatery Quince and the stylish The Siam Hotel. Locally sourced produce like seasonal herbs and premium cheese from Nakhon Sawan shine on the Western-leaning menu. We love the open sandwich of chicken liver, mushroom, bacon, baby spinach and caramelized onions sitting on top of toasted brioche (B280)—a sumptuous dish with a bit of crunch. We gave the eggs Benedict a miss and instead opted for the flavor-packed shakshuka (B300), a Middle Eastern favorite that sees eggs baked in a skillet along with tomato sauce and feta cheese. Mathieson’s love for Thai street food is also reflected in the menu; his version of joke (B210) is a gooey rice porridge topped with sweet braised pork belly, a poached egg and crispy garlic bits. On the drinks side, the guys from popular underground bar Sugar Ray have incorporated Orient-inspired drinks with a bit of fizz. Try the Lychee Soda Pop (B130), a mocktail that mixes lychee, ginger and lime with soda, if you
Soon after returning home from London—and having taken in the city’s vibrant coffee culture—Parama Raiva, the young heiress of culinary empire S&P, made her bid to give the 43-year-old brand a modern touch with SNP Headquarter, the brand’s chic new flagship eatery. Set on the ground floor of Italthai Tower (where the headquarters of the S&P group sits on the 23rd and 24th floors), this multi-functional space is a grand tribute to industrial-chic, Instagram-worthy décor. The spacious, black and white dining room is kitted out with bleached wood furniture, built-in shelves filled with rolls of colorful water bottles and floor-to-ceiling glass windows that allow plenty of natural light to filter through even on a cloudy day. In the middle is an espresso bar that handsomely churns out premium brews and tasty treats, while one corner has been transformed into dedicated cake studio. The food takes a more sophisticated approach than your typical S&P eatery with a menu offering a wide selection of light bites and upscale comfort food. Trendy superfood quinoa makes its way into a grilled salmon salad that mixes shallots, chili, cucumber, watermelon and garlic (B280). For a more classic dish, try the fried rice with shrimp paste topped with crispy dried shrimp, sweet pork and shredded omelet. For more fusion leanings, try the Mexican-inspired spring rolls (B160) with pork taco and cheddar cheese. On top of classic espresso variations, the coffee bar also serves nitrogen cold brews (
A frequent yoga practitioner may have heard of chakras or the energy centers within the body. According to spiritualists, the path to a healthy mind and body consists in opening and balancing the chakras in order to create a sustainable, harmonious flow of energy—and this can be achieved through meditation, yoga practice and eating the right food. New café, Seven, offers all these and more. Seven provides a beach-bar vibe that would not look out of place in a hippie island like Koh Chang. The laidback, nature-friendly space features wooden furniture, a ceiling woven from dried plants and walls festooned with psychedelic, chalk-drawn doodles. Fresh banana leaves function as plate mats. The café also shares the building with a co-working space and a yoga studio that offers free weekly yoga sessions taught by the yoga-certified café-owner herself. The menu proffers a great selection of café bites made with plenty of grains and greens. We love the hearty granola bowl (B165) which piles a banana and avocado smoothie with healthy toppings like sunflower seeds, chia seeds, gingko seeds and fruits. Also worth a try is a cake made with date, cacao, almond and cashew but butter. Quench your thirst with refreshing smoothies like Yogi’s Favorite (mango, passion fruit and mint, B130) and Asian Remedy (dragon fruit and coconut water, B95).
Some of you may have noticed the construction that took place right behind the Emporium mall up until a few months ago. It’s actually a five-star hotel called Compass Skyview and it has just opened to the public. We would gladly recommend the hotel to our visiting friends, but we’re more excited about its steakhouse, Prime+. The restaurant has been open for a while and you may have heard of its reasonably priced Sunday lunch buffet. But you should also check out Prime+’s dinnertime delights and first-rate grilled goodies. Nestled on the seventh floor of the stylish hotel, the restaurant merges the industrial-chic interiors of a modern eatery with a posh hotel restaurant feel—faux brick walls are combined with glossy dark marble surfaces. The space is divided into two distinctive parts—an intimate area by the glass window offers a decent view of Sukhumvit at sundown while the seats by the lively open kitchen is ideal for watching Prime+’s chefs in action. As the name suggests, the restaurant specializes in premium beef cuts. On top of light bites like olive oil-drizzled carpaccio dishes (options include beef, B425; salmon, B375; and tuna, B395), meat-heavy mains are set to please carnivores with a selection of beef mainly from USA and Australia, from a 250-gram rib eye Angus (B1,350) to a 500-gram wagyu fillet (B4,500). We love the marbled texture and juicy flavor of the sirloin (starting from B1,350). However, the rare wagyu fillet (starting from B2,450), though seasoned pe
La Casa Nostra
A handsome Italian restaurant where Sicilian food and premium wines can be enjoyed at reasonable prices
Restaurants in Bangkok by area
The best restaurants and cafes in Aree
Less than 10 minutes (by BTS) from Siam, Aree is best known for a home of best restaurants and cafes for food lovers. From artsy Laliart Café to fashionable Vick’s and delicious Fatbird, Aree shows the world that this area has what it takes and offers you the best cuisine as well as other hip areas of Bangkok.
The ten best restaurants and cafes in Ekkamai
Sister to Thonglor, the popular area for best cuisine and fun nightlife – Ekkamai is known for its up-and-coming spot for good food, yummy dessert and nice coffee. Why don’t you drive here (or take BTS, of course) and stop by one of the hottest restaurants and cafes such as Peace for some hot oriental tea, The Burger Factory for some juicy meat or Perhaps Rabbits’ for its surreal atmosphere with some delicious cake you couldn’t resist.
The best restaurants and cafes in Rattanakosin Island
Surrounded by Chao Phraya River and small canals dug to serve as moat for city center in the past, Rattanakosin Island is a home to Royal Palace, temples, museums and many historical places. It also offers one of the best authentic Thai cuisine as well as up-and-coming restaurants, cafes and bars in the nostalgic atmosphere and the beautiful riverview of Bangkok.
The ten best restaurants and cafes in The EmQuartier
The EmQuartier, the latest shopping mall located in the heart of Bangkok, is not only famous for high-fashion stores but also wide range of food around the world. Less than a minute walk from Phrom Phong BTS Station, The EmQuartier is a home to restaurants, cafes and famous franchises such as Taiwanese chicken Hot Star, French patisserie Fuchon and BAKE Cheese Tart from Hong Kong waiting for you to try some.
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The best ice cream cafés in Bangkok
As the weather is getting hotter and hotter, nothing beats a nice cone of fresh ice cream. Whether you like healthy ice cream or fluffy Japanese yoghurt, Bangkok offers you the best ice cream café you shouldn’t miss and don’t for get to visit other best dessert cafés we have gathered for you.
The best afternoon tea in Bangkok
As one of the most well-known British gastronomic culture, afternoon tea becomes more and more famous in Bangkok as the cafes who offers the treat expand more and more shops for us to enjoy. Whether you love having scones with butter and jam or just a sip of tea with small bites of dessert, we pretty sure you would enjoy a nice afternoon tea in one of the best dessert cafes in Bangkok.
Purr Cat Cafe Club
Attention cat lovers. Let us introduce you to the cat café owned by kitty-adoring model and actress, Petch-Rattanarat. Purr Cat Café Club is a vintage-style café separated into two sections: an outside lobby featuring a salon and a shop, and, inside, a cafe. Here, the cats welcome you to their world – you can touch and play with them, and they jump and sit on your lap! We know you love cats and don’t want to hurt them so there are rules that you need to follow in order to protect these cute kitties – and yourselves. In the off chance you’re not enjoying the company of cats, you can opt to indulge in their menu offerings. The café serves delicious cakes, ice cream and sandwiches with your favorite beverages. All in all, Purr Cat Café Club is heaven for cat and dessert lovers like you.