The 5 Best Spots for Vegan Red Curry in Bangkok in 2024 – Local Vegan Delights
When planning a trip to Bangkok tasty vegan food is one of the first things that comes to mind for me. It’s a bustling city filled with places to find delicious authentic Thai food. And as the vegan scene keeps growing, more great options for vegan versions of traditional food are becoming available. Today I’m going to share with you the 5 best spots for vegan Red Curry in Bangkok in 2024.
Fun Vegan-Friendly Things to Do in Bangkok:
If you’re looking to explore some vegan delights, there’s this great tour I stumbled upon called – Bangkok Best of Thai Vegan. It’s a journey through the city’s vegan food scene. You’ll get to try a variety of Thai vegan dishes that are honestly out of this world, while walking through some of the coolest neighbourhoods, so it’s like a little adventure wrapped up with some delicious food.
Vegan/Vegetarian Thai Cooking Class – May Kaidee Cooking Class Tour – Viator
So for anyone wanting to feel the culture and learn some Thai cooking, I’ve got just the thing. It’s the May Kaidee Cooking Class. You learn how to create vegan versions of some classic Thai dishes, and the best bit – it’s all veggie. Soups, curries, and stir-fries, all bursting with flavour – plus, you get to eat what you make, so it’s a win-win! We even got to dress up in traditional Thai clothes and take photos when we went.
Floating and Railway Market Tour – Bangkok Damnoen Saduak Market and Maeklong Railway Market Tour – Get Your Guide
Ever heard of a market on railway tracks? Yeah, it’s a thing in Bangkok! This tour is to the Damnoen Saduak and Maeklong Railway Markets. It’s like a peek into the everyday life of the locals. The railway market is such a unique experience – you’ve got trains passing through while sellers swiftly move their goods away from the tracks. And Damnoen Saduak is this vibrant floating market where you can glide through canals, checking out the stalls. Sadly, not all the food is vegan but there are some tasty treats to be found.
Thai Red Curry, Probably my favourite Thai Dish
Red Curry, known in Thai as ‘Gaeng Phed’, is a classic Thai dish and when done right it’s my favourite Thai dish of all! This is quite the statement because I am a HUGE Thai food fan.
The original recipe, a blend of red curry paste with shrimp, coconut milk, and meat, has been slightly altered in vegan-friendly spots around Bangkok. Now it can be embraced by the vegan community, proving that tradition can evolve to be inclusive and compassionate.
Right, too much talk about Thai food always gets me hungry, let’s get started with the list…
The 5 Best Spots for Vegan Red Curry in Bangkok in 2024:
1. May Kaidee
Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant in Bangkok
Location: Find May Kaidee on Google Maps
In the quiet side alley behind Burger King, near Khao San Rd, May Kaidee calls in all vegans and vegetarians looking to find plant-based versions of authentic Thai dishes.
There are a lot of dishes on their menu that I’m a fan of. Especially their vegan Pad Thai and Tom Yum but their red curry is honestly unforgettable. It’s rich, has just the right kick, and every spoonful is packed with flavour.
May Kaidee’s is a casual spot but you can tell they really care about what they’re serving up. Plus, it’s a bonus that the dishes are all fair prices so you can fill up your belly without emptying your wallet.
Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant in Bangkok
Location: Find Ethos on Google Maps.
A little hidden spot just a short stroll from the chaos of Khao San Rd, Ethos serves up some of the best vegan food around with both Thai and Western options.
Their vegan red curry has depth and a punch of flavour you won’t forget in a hurry. And if you’re looking for even more they have a spice tray….but be careful.
It’s a chilled place with a laid-back vibe and bright and clean decor. You have a choice of sitting at a regular table or on a cushion on the floor. Either way, you can kick back and enjoy an authentic vegan Red Curry that’s clearly been made with a lot of love.
3. Baan Ying’s Plant-Based Garden
Located in The Market Bangkok, shopping centre you’ll find Baan Ying’s Plant-Based Garden, a vegan restaurant selling authentic Thai food.
The red curry doesn’t skimp on flavour or creaminess. And you can taste the care they put into their plant-based ingredients. It’s not a bad way to experience the buzz of a Bangkok mall while enjoying a satisfying vegan meal.
So, if you find yourself shopping and fancy trying one of the best vegan Red Curries in Bangkok head to Baan Ying’s on the third floor. It’s got a bright and open feel while still offering that traditional Thai food charm. There are plenty of authentic dishes on the menu to try and the good news is, they are all vegan!
4. Khun Churn in White
Location: Find Khun Churn in White on Google Maps
Khun Churn is right by Ekkamai BTS station, and while these places are all worth the journey, having a station next to it is handy.
Khun Churn is a place you can’t miss if you’re after fresh and healthy Thai food. They have a menu filled with vegan versions of traditional Thai food. And of course, their red curry is top-notch – authentic, flavorful, hearty, and it hits the spot just right.
It’s got that home-cooked meal vibe that makes you want to come back for more. A great spot if you are looking for the best vegan Red Curry in Bangkok.
5. Mango Vegetarian & Vegan
Mango is like a little vegan food paradise in the midst of the city’s hustle. From the outside, it doesn’t seem like much but don’t let that put you off because you’ll be missing out!
The red curry here? It’s delicious. And you can choose from two options. One full of veggies with tofu or tempeh or another with sauteed vegetable gyozas. With a spice level that’s right on point, it’s not a vegan red curry that you want to miss out on.
It’s a cosy spot where the food not only tastes great but looks pretty on the plate too. Plus, the place has some amazing pieces of art on the wall to keep you entertained while you’re waiting for possibly the best vegan Red Curry in Bangkok.
If you’ve enjoyed reading about the 5 best spots for vegan Red Curry in Bangkok then you’ll love my guide on How to Find and Order Delicious Vegan Food in Bangkok in 2024.
Some Fun Facts About Thai Red Curry
Origins – How one of the best dishes in the world came to be: Red Curry has been a staple in Thai cuisine for centuries, with its roots said to be intertwined with the introduction of chilli peppers in Thailand during the late 1600s.
Colour and Heat: The vibrant red colour traditionally comes from dried red chilli peppers, which are also responsible for the curry’s signature heat. Plants are incredible when you take the time to think about it! But historically, these chillies aren’t native to Thailand or even Asia. They were introduced by Portuguese traders from South America in the 1600s.
The Art of Making Paste: Making red curry paste is considered an art in Thai cooking. Each family might have their own secret recipe passed down through generations, with some households still preferring to grind their spices by hand.
Conclusion – Time to go find the Best Vegan Red Curry in Bangkok
If I’m being honest, discovering the best vegan red curry in Bangkok hasn’t been a tough journey for me at all, I might even go as far as to say I’ve enjoyed it!
And believe it or not, despite my love for Red Curry it’s been about more than just the food – it’s the whole experience. I love it when a place has unique characteristics, when the staff care about what they are serving and of course when the food tastes good.
Whether you’re a full-time vegan or just curious about plant-based eating, the places on this list are sure to help you find the best vegan Red Curry in Bangkok in 2024.
Well, now you know where to find the best vegan Red Curry, why not check out some of these other posts where I share the best spots to get vegan versions of other traditional Thai dishes:
- The Four Best Spots for Vegan Pad Thai in Bangkok in 2024
- The 3 Best Spots for Vegan Mango Sticky Rice in Bangkok in 2024
- The Best Spots for Vegan Massaman Curry in Bangkok in 2024
- The Best Four Spots for Vegan Tom Yum in Bangkok in 2024
- The Four Best Spots for Vegan Khao Soi in Bangkok in 2024
- The Three Best Spots for Vegan Green Curry in Bangkok in 2024
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