We are calling out to all health junkies, wellness enthusiasts and vegetarian travellers!
Eatiing well will not be a problem during your vacation in Phuket, for there are numerous vegetarian and vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Phuket. We did a taste test, and have compiled a list of our favourites. The delicious fare served at these eateries debunks the myth that what is good and healthy cannot be tasty. Arrive with an empty stomach when you visit these restaurants, for an array of crisp salads, crusty pizzas, savoury paninis and tantalising vegan desserts await.
If you are hungry for a bite, do not wait any further! Take a drive out to one of these vegetarian restaurants in Phuket:
Nestled amidst a picturesque garden, Atsumi Raw Cafe offers a serene setting for diners in search of a cosy and quiet dining spot. Guests will find a wide selection of raw vegan and vegetarian food on the menu, such as burritos, sandwiches, burgers, dumplings, and an intriguing-sounding mango sushi. Round off a scrumptious meal by opting for one of the tempting desserts on the menu. We highly recommend the rich walnut brownie with ice cream and the pretty pecan cupcake. Yum!
True to its name, Delish Cafe dishes up an array of mouthwatering items. Popular among the expatriate community, the cafe draws a crowd of diners keen on tucking into its dishes with relish.
Delish Cafe’s menu contains an array of hearty vegetarian and non-vegetarian items. Diners arriving for a salubrious breakfast meal may order a serving of yoghurt topped with a variety of zesty fruits. If you are in the mood for decadent and indulgent, you will not go wrong with selecting a dish of fluffy pancakes with fruits, or the crisp french toast. If a light lunch or dinner is what you seek, go for the tomato and cheese toastie or grilled vegetarian salad.
Arrive at Dok Bua Vegetarian Restaurant, and you will be greeted by the sight of a clean and cosy setting decked with white furnishings. Popular among locals and tourists in search of Asian vegetarian meals, Dok Bua boasts an extensive menu of appetising Thai fare.
Recommend dishes include the tangy pla pad pong curry, phad thai, kha moo rom kwuan (a vegetarian twist to the popular flavoured smoked ham dish) and gaeng ped ped yang (roast duck in red curry). Mock meat, made from ingredients such as mushroom, herbs and soybean derivatives are used as a substitute for meat in these dishes.
Those who do not fancy mock meat may opt for the light and tasty nam tok hed, a mixed mushroom salad, or makuer yao pad prik horapa, a dish of eggplant cooked with sweet basil and fermented soybean. Some of the dishes may be a tad spicy for diners unused to the heat of Asian dishes. Cool down the tingling spiciness on your palate by downing cups of refreshing homemade herbal tea.
A meal at Santosa Vegetarian Restaurant promises to be a delightful experience. Its breezy compounds exudes a welcoming vibe, and its beachfront location ensures that diners are provided with a captivating view of the Andaman Sea as they dine on a fine selection of hearty and healthy dishes.
Wellness junkies and the health-conscious will be well pleased with the menu at Santosa, for they will find an array of vegan and raw food dishes with Italian and Thai influences. Delicious pastas, toasted paninis, refreshing salads and raw summer rolls are some examples of delicacies awaiting diners at the restaurant. Check out the menu on the black board during your visit to find out about the dishes available for the day. We will offer one last advice – be sure to order a serving of the decadent raw fudge if you chance upon it on the menu!
Just as its name suggests, Super Natural Restaurant does not include any artificial colouring, flavouring or MSG in any of their dishes. Rest assured that you are tucking into items made from fresh, quality ingredients when you decide to dine at this restaurant. While it is not a vegetarian restaurant, veggie diners will find a nice selection of vegetarian and raw vegan mains, juices and smoothies on the menu.
A hit with its guests, The Book Cafe has garnered a string of positive reviews from visitors who have made a stop by the charming eatery. Sumptuous dishes, such as pita platters, salads and soups are found on the menu.
Smoothie and juice fiends are likely to make The Book Cafe a favourite hangout, for the eatery also offers a variety of refreshing beverages. Health-junkies who are pressed for time may down wheatgrass shots, while others in a leisurely mood may settle down snugly with a book while taking sips of the popular Spirulina Special. Continue your healthy regime when you return home by ordering a set of juices from the cafe, for they will prepare juice sets suitable for detox juice diets lasting three, five or seven days.