The best places to eat plant based food in Pai
Pai is known to be one of the best places for food in Thailand. The northern part of Thailand is also cheaper than the south, so if you don’t want to break the bank, make sure to make a pit stop in the charming town of Pai.
If you’re a vegan or vegetarian, you’ll be in heaven. Since there’s tons of expats, and travelers, you can be sure to find lots of plant based food here, both western and local food. Take a look at this guide on where to find the best plant based food in Pai.
If you’re like me and can’t really handle rice or noodles for breakfast, head over to Bom Bowls. For breakfast, it’s the perfect place to go to if you want a big smoothie bowl. You can also find other alternatives such as pancakes with matcha. They also do yoga classes so make sure to check on their website to find out the hours and what type of yoga you can practice there.
This all vegan restaurant also sells smoothie bowls, amongst other things. They open at 11 so it’s more of a lunch spot (but who says you can’t have a smoothie bowl for lunch?). Although it’s fully vegan, you do have the option to add egg in some dishes and honey in some drinks. Otherwise, everything is 100% vegan. Not only is it very healthy, it’s also really tasty and the portions are quite big, so you get great value for your money. Even if you don’t eat plant based food, you’ll be happy that you came to this restaurant. It’s one of Pai’s best.
Om Garden Café
This health focused restaurant serves both meat and plant based food. You can get all of your smoothies and shakes vegan, just ask for soy or coconut milk instead of regular one. They serve all-day breakfast here, but also have other options such as Khao Soi (which is a must-try when you’re in northern Thailand), burgers, salads and even meze! The café is cute, calm and very popular amongst travelers and expats.
Don’t forget to check out the night market when you’re in town. Not only will you find cheap food, it’s also much cheaper than most restaurants and you’ll find tons of good food there. There’s everything from falafel, gyozas, pad thai to more sweet things such as waffles, crepes, chocolate truffles, and much more. It’s a must when you’re in Pai, not only because of the food, but because of the ambiance at night. You’ll also find souvenirs, clothes, and other things you can buy home. The night market is definitely one of the highlights of Pai.