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The first thing to remember when ordering vegetarian food in Thailand is that this definition of "vegetarian" can be very different from yours. Any food without meat is eligible as a vegetarian in Thailand, but it still includes eggs, meat broth, fish oil and such dishes. If you want pure vegetarian food, then VEGAN is what you should ask for. Only then can you be sure that your food is free from any animal products or even dairy. Now that we have found it, here are five restaurants where you can find amazing vegetarian food in Thailand.

1. Broccoli Revolution, Bangkok


The name can be misleading because the Broccoli Revolution serves meat-free dishes that vary from Mediterranean and Italian to Latin American and, of course, South Asian. Primarily a vegetarian restaurant, all their dishes include fresh ingredients and flavors. The Broccoli Revolution also has an organic cold-pressed juice bar, which donates part of its income to charity.
Recommendations: Charcoal Broccoli Quinoa Burger, Tofu Sauce Bowl, No 4 Cold Pressed Juice and Burmese Tea Leaf and Nut Saladaddress: 899 Sukhumit Road, Long-Nua, Wadhna, Bangkok 10110 Hours: 9am - 10pm. (Monday-Friday) and 7 am to 10 pm. (Saturday sunday)

2. Dosa King, Bangkok


If you’re craving Indian food in Bangkok, head to Dosa King. The ambience is cosy and casual, and combines the best of Indian flavours and Thai hospitality. The menu serves North and South Indian vegan and vegetarian dishes – all authentic and pure. The staff at Dosa King is happy to accommodate requests from diners with any food allergies as well.
Recommendations: Paneer Dosa, Papdi Chaat, Daal Makhani and Aloo Kulcha
Address: 53/7 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 11/1, Bangkok 10110
Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Monday-Sunday)

3. JNA Vegetarian Food, Pattaya

A cosy family-run restaurant, JNA Vegetarian Food serves authentic Thai fare. Some dishes use ‘mock meat’, so vegans and vegetarians can breathe easy. The menu features over 95 options and the friendly staff at JNA Vegetarian Food is always willing to adjust spice levels and accommodate for any special meal requests their diners may have.
Recommendations: Vegan Chicken Satay, Fried Rice with Mixed Vegetables, Tom Yum Soup and Stir-fried Pumpkin Yellow Curry
Address: Rompho Market, 405 52 Moo 12 (at Jomtien 2 Road), Pattaya 20150
Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Sunday)

4. Atsumi Raw Café, Phuket


Driven by the philosophy that raw food is healthy food, Atsumi Raw Café focuses on fresh, nutrient-rich food like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouts, sea vegetables and sprouted grains. The café has both indoor and outdoor seating, and diners can enjoy free Wi-Fi and complimentary tea. With a wholesome menu featuring breakfast, lights snacks, mains, desserts and smoothies, choosing what to eat at Atsumi Raw Café can be quite a task because of the exhaustive variety of dishes served here.
Recommendations: Walnut and Macadamia Fig Pate Stuffed Mushroom Caps, Tom Ka Soup, Zucchini Pepper Wrap, and Organic Coffee & Chocolate Tart
Address: 99/1 Moo 7, Wiset Road, Rawai district, Phuket
Hours: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Monday-Sunday)

5. Greenlight Cafe & Bar, Koh Samui


Located within the premises of the Elysia Boutique Resort, Greenlight Cafe & Bar isn’t a vegetarian-only restaurant, but is extremely vegetarian-friendly in its offerings. It specifically caters to healthy eaters and the menu features vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals, all of which use organic, locally sourced produce, often from their own kitchen garden.
Recommendations: Greenlight signature juices and smoothies, Falafel Salad with Sweet Potato Fries, Daikon Pesto Rolls, Avocado Bliss Salad and Raw Lime Coconut Cake
Address: 3/28 Moo 1 Fisherman's Village, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320
Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Monday-Sunday for the café. The bar remains open till 11 p.m.)