If you’re a vegan in Chiang Mai, Thailand, you’re in luck! Chiang Mai is one of the best cities for vegans, vegetarians, and plant-based eaters.
This was my second time visiting, seven years apart, and there’s even more vegan restaurants in Chiang Mai than ever before. (Plus the vegan options at 7-Eleven too!)
The first time I went to Chiang Mai was for a vegan fruit festival, and I had the best time trying vegan restaurants in Chiang Mai with other vegheads I met.
Here’s 7 of the best vegan food in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
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1. Anchan Restaurant
Address: 28 Nimmanahaeminda Road, Tambon Su Thep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Anchan Restaurant is one of the best vegan restaurants in Chiang Mai. Their dishes are high quality, healthy, and packed with flavor. They offer a wide variety of vegan Thai dishes that are made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
Anchan Restaurant is known for its vegan curries vegan and stir frys. They also offer a selection of fresh juices and smoothies, as well as vegan desserts.
The restaurant is open daily from 11am to 9pm.
Definitely add Anchan Restaurant to your list of vegan restaurants in Chiang Mai to visit.
2. I’m Your Vegan Restaurant
Address: 29 Nimmana Haeminda Rd Lane 17, Tambon Su Thep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
I’m Your Vegan is a vegan restaurant in Nimman, Chiang Mai that opened up in 2021. They serve creative western-fusion dishes.
You can get starters like vegan “shrimp” and fried chik’n. Their vegan burgers include Japanese-style, Mexican, and Thai-flavored.
I had the Classic Burger, fries with colored aioli, and a mango smoothie, all which were really good and filling. The mango smoothie was one of the best I had in Chiang Mai. They also have a lot of vegan milkshake options.
I’d definitely visit again, and this vegan eatery is a top vegan restaurant in Nimman, Chiang Mai.
3. May Kaidee Restaurant
Address: 29 4 Chang Moi Kao Rd, Tambon Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
May Kaidee is probably my favorite vegan restaurant in Chiang Mai. They also have locations in Bangkok and New York.
This restaurant location is run by the sweetest family and cook northern Thailand and Isaan-style vegan food. They also offer popular cooking classes for vegan Thai food.
All of the dishes are flavorful, cooked fresh, and more affordable than most vegan restaurants in Chiang Mai.
Some of their dishes that I recommend are their vegan khao soi, pineapple fried rice, massaman curry, and their popular Thai mango sticky rice.
4. Khun Kae’s Juice & Smoothie Bar
Address: 19 3 Mun Mueang Rd, Si Phum Sub-district, เมือง Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Khun Kae’s Juice & Smoothie Bar is a vegan juice and smoothie bar in Chiang Mai old town. This quaint cafe serves fresh and healthy smoothie bowls, smoothies, juices, and drinks made from locally sourced fruits and vegetables.
Their smoothie bowls that are topped with lots of nuts and fruits are only around $3-4 USD, and their smoothies and juices start at $1.50 USD.
They’re open from 9am-7:30pm. There’s indoor seating, but is does get busy around 11am.
This is the perfect vegan breakfast in Chiang Mai.
5. Vegan Heaven Restaurant
Address: 44, 6 Loi Kroh Rd, Tambon Chang Khlan, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Vegan Heaven is one of the more well-known vegan restaurants in Chiang Mai. They serve vegan Thai food, Western-style dishes, and fusion dishes.
They have one of the largest vegan menus I’ve ever seen. They also have a wide selection of vegan desserts, such as brownies, waffles, and ice cream, as well as a variety of fresh juices and smoothies.
I got the pineapple fried rice and vegan Massaman curry. Both weren’t my favorite vegan versions of these in the vegan restaurants in Chiang Mai that I’ve been to, but yummy nonetheless.
Vegan Heaven is open daily from 9am to 10pm, and have plenty of seating.
6. 7 Senses Gelato
Address: 41/5 Nimmana Haeminda Rd Lane 11, Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
7 Senses Gelato is a not all vegan, but they offer a wide range of vegan gelato flavors made from coconut milk. They have vegan options labeled at the counter, but also have separate menus for more vegan gelato options, which will be marked by a green vegan box.
I tried their vegan pistachio gelato and it was so creamy, flavorful, and high quality. I’d definitely go again to try more flavors!
And another good vegan breakfast in Chiang Mai, because why not?
7. The Donut Cafe
Address: 1 Huay Kaew Rd, Tambon Chang Phueak, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
The Donut Cafe is not a vegan nor vegetarian cafe in Chiang Mai, but all of their donuts are vegan. They also serve vegan savory options like breakfast muffins and coffee.
Their donuts were really good. A mix between yeast and cake donuts. Their donut flavors include maple pecan, coffee crunch, and strawberry lemonade.
Each donut was 50 bhat, or $1.40 USD.
Another good option for vegan breakfast in Chiang Mai. Buy a bunch, and save for other days.
Vegan? Add Chiang Mai to your itinerary!
Chiang Mai, Thailand continues to be one of my favorite cities as a vegan.
There were more than ten vegan restaurants within 15-minutes walking distance of the hotel I stayed at in Old City.
Plus, the prices at the vegan restaurants in Chiang Mai are quite affordable. Until next time!
Vegan Restaurants in Chiang Mai FAQs
Is Chiang Mai good for vegans?
Yes! Chiang Mai is a popular destination for vegans, vegetarians, and plant-based nomads. You can find vegan versions of local Northern Thai dishes, as well as Western food and vegan comfort food such as donuts and ice cream. There is an incredible amount of vegan restaurants in Chiang Mai.
What is the most vegan-friendly city in Thailand?
While Bangkok has more vegan restaurant listings in Happy Cow, Chiang Mai is known for being the vegan capital of Thailand. Chiang Mai has a higher concentration of vegan and vegetarian restaurants per capita. Chiang Mai remains a destination for vegans looking for a unique foodie experience in Thailand.
Best Area to stay for vegans in Chiang Mai?
If you are a vegan and planning to stay in Chiang Mai, stay in either the Nimman area or Old City, Chiang Mai. These two areas are known to be a vegan-friendly areas, with plenty of vegan restaurants within walking distance, or a short TukTuk or Grab ride away.
Are menus in English?
Yes, generally, menus at non-vegan and vegan restaurants in Chiang Mai will be in English. You can always use the Papago or Google Translate app.