Chiang Mai Vegan Travel Guide

Chiang Mai Vegan Travel Guide

Chiang Mai Vegan Travel Blogs

Hidden Paradise ~ Vegan Town Lampang, Thailand

An Unexpected Treasure Find… Nestled in a forest on the outskirts of Lampang, Northern Thailand, is Vegan Town. A brand new eco farming community with the mission to promote healthy living to all of Thailand. Stumbling across this hidden paradise, […]

Doi Suthep: Hiking in Chiang Mai

Doi Suthep: Wat Phrathat and Wat Pha Lat Unbeknownst to us, we saved the best of Chiang Mai for last. Carved into the mountainside to the west of the city, Doi Suthep is spread over different levels and houses various […]

Chiang Mai: cooking up vegan heaven

As a traveller, I found Chiang Mai a bit disappointing. Perhaps it was all the hype. All that talk of Chiang Mai being a vegan paradise/oasis (pick your metaphor). It’s not that it isn’t, but rather that coming from Berlin, […]

Travelling Thailand with Friends and Family

After 5 and a half months of an amazing journey around the world with Vegan Travel, Cody and I made our way back to Thailand where we were graced with the awesome presence of my cousins Aaron and Isaac, and […]

Traveling to Koh Phangan from Chiang Mai

It’s much easier to get to the islands of Thailand from inland than I thought, and cheaper than I was expecting! We knew we wanted to either go to Ko Samui or Koh Phangan and luckily they both take the […]

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary – Ethical?

Vegan food, culture, and elephants are probably the top three reasons Marissa and I had Thailand at the top of our list for this trip. Our trip to Thailand wouldn’t have been complete without spending time with elephants, but if […]

Things to do in Chiang Mai!

Doi Suthep This Buddhist monastery in Chiang Mai is a must see. You can easily get a tuk tuk up the hill to see the beauty of this temple. There’s also a hike you can do where you’ll walk by […]

What to Do in Thailand

After sharing my advice and suggestions about what not to do in Thailand, I thought it only fair to also let everyone know about the abundance of incredible responsible travel activities there are to participate in without negatively affecting the […]

Favorite Places to Eat in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is becoming quite the popular destination amongst vegans. It’s very easy to find online all the vegan restaurants in the area you are visiting, so I thought I would put together my list of places that I think […]

What Not to Do in Thailand

Responsible travel is something that we feel every traveller should participate in. This type of tourism lessens negative environmental, social, and economical impact, and enhances the well being of local people and animals. It also supports the principles of social […]

The Temples of Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is known for its beautiful Buddhist wats (temples). There are over 200 wats in Chiang Mai, some dating all the way back to 1296. All are beautifully preserved. We’ve visited Chiang Mai several times but never really explored […]

Authentic Thai Cooking Class- Veganized!

I know when I’m at home I end up making the same three meals and I cycle through them throughout the month. I can perfect those three things, but ask me to get creative by trying to make a new dish […]

Chiang Mai Vegan Guide

Chiang Mai is a low rise city filled with ornate temples and canals. The pace of life is much slower than bustling Bangkok, but it has a charm all its own. In the last 20 years, tourism has transformed this […]

Flight Volunteer

Fancy helping a dog to travel to their forever home? Become a flight volunteer! At Elephant Nature Park Dogs – now Dog Sanctuary Thailand, there are over 450 dogs waiting to find love! There is usually always a dog waiting […]

How Thailand Changed My Life…Why I went Vegan

To be fair, it could have been any country, but it was Thailand. And I could have been volunteering with orangutans, or sloth bears. But elephants are one of my favorite animals, so I chose elephants to spend time with. […]

Elephant Nature Park!

Hello fellow vegan travellers!! This is our first ever blog, so we thought what better way to start it off – Elephant Nature Park! This place is amazing for so many different reasons!! Our first time volunteering here, we were unaware […]

A Most Phantastic Week

We have just come to an end of our time in Thailand, and what a way to end a visit! The night before we were about to leave Chiang Mai our plans went a little astray. We both very suddenly […]

Ellie’s Roundup – Vegans in Thailand!

Hey, Vegan Travellers! Could it be that it is already time for another round-up? Yes, yes it could. Could it be that I am once again agog and aghast at how quickly my time in a given country has gone […]

Save the Ellie-Phant

Hey Vegan Travellers! I just had the most incredible week at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The whole week went by so ridiculously quickly that I almost don’t even know how to separate it out to find […]

Mai Kinda Place

The first half of our Thailand visit has went by ridiculously fast. Our few days in Bangkok passed like a blur of delicious cake and curry; we had a few days in Kanchanaburi and a day trip over the famous […]

Oh My, Chiang Mai!

Chiang Mai may very well be the happiest place on earth. Sorry not sorry, Disney. From the moment Ross and I arrived here, it has been a vegan dream. The cheapest place in town that had more positive reviews than […]

Vegan Dining in Chiang Mai

Blue Diamond Breakfast Club

Blue Diamond is a Thai restaurant serving fresh hill tribe coffee, breakfast, soups, baked goods, and wide variety of vegan desserts in Chiang Mai.

Ming Kwan Vegetarian Restaurant

Ming Kwan Vegetarian is delicious jay restaurant in Chiang Mai, serving plant-based vegetarian meals. Catering to Buddhist monks whose diet is almost vegan (they still eat honey), Jay restaurants are a great place to enjoy yummy vegan meals. Ming Kwan Vegetarian gives you the […]

Vegan Heaven

100% Vegan restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand that offers quite an extensive Western vegan comfort food menu, with several Thai dishes, deserts, smoothies, juices, and other drinks.

Aum Vegetarian Restaurant

Vegetarian restaurant in Chiang Mai, open since 1982.

Karma Kitchen

Karma Kitchen in Chiang Mai is serving up vegan & vegetarian fusion food using only quality ingredients for quality food. No MSG, no nasty addiditives, extra love added.

Free Bird Cafe

Free Bird Cafe is an organic vegetarian and vegan charity cafe established for a love of healthy, whole, local homemade food, coffee and smoothies and to support the work of Thai Freedom House; a language and arts community learning center […]

Ice Love You

Ice Love You is an ice cream cafe in Chiang Mai Thailand with homemade ice cream and healthy vegan options!

By Hand Pizza Café

At By Hand Pizza Café in Chiang Mai, guests can enjoy artisan pizza with several vegan options, wine, beer, tea and coffee while lounging on beanbags or comfortable car seats.

Peppermaint Guesthouse & Restaurant

Peppermaint is an accommodation in the Old Town City of Chiang Mai with a restaurant attached that serves vegan options.

Jay My Jam Jay

Jay My Jam Jay is a Buddhist vegetarian restaurant in Chiang Mai with a large selection of jay meals including soups, mock meats, rice dishes, vegan burgers, and more. It is located one block from Wat Suan Dok Buddhist temple.

The Canteen

At The Canteen in Chiang Mai, enjoy tapas (small plates) of a wide variety of international dishes eaten as appetizers or combined together to make a full, colorful meal. They use only seasonal and regional ingredients from local suppliers and fresh markets. […]

Olé Gourmet Mexican

Olé Gourmet in Chiang Mai is serving homemade Mexican flavors made with fresh ingredients. They use organic ingredients as much as possible. Try the vegan burrito, it’s a crowd favorite!

Pun Pun Wat Suan Dok

Pun Pun Wat SuanDok offers inventive, nutritious, vegetarian Thai food, organic local coffee and shakes and smoothies. Directions: First find Wat Suan Dok temple on Suthep Road going west out of the moat. Turn into the temple and walk back […]

Vegetarian Society – Chiang Mai

Cafeteria-style vegetarian restaurant in Chiang Mai with vegan options. Don’t forget to wash your dishes when you’re finished eating.

คุณเชิญ Khunchurn Thai Vegetarian Cuisine

Knunchurn in Chiang Mai offers a variety of food, salad bar, fruit, grilled vegetables, coffee & tea daily from 10:30am-3pm.

Taste From Heaven

Great tasting Thai and western vegetarian and vegan dishes, made freshly for you in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Breakfast served all day.

Bodhi Tree Cafe

Experiencing the world with all our senses is what makes us feel alive. At BODHI TREE CAFÉ, situated in the heart of Chiang Mai City with its charming spirit we will do our best to give you a unique experience. […]

Alice’s Organic Vegetarian Restaurant

Healthy, delicious raw and cooked vegan food in Chiang Mai.

Pun Pun Vegetarian

Pun Pun Wat SuanDok offers inventive, nutritious, vegetarian Thai food, organic local coffee and shakes and smoothies.

Amrita Garden Cafe

Amrita Garden Cafe is a vegetarian macrobiotic, healthful eating spot in Chiang Mai, Thailand that is connected to a traditional Thai teakwood home that can be rented for lodging in the city. The cafe offers a set daily lunch menu […]

The Salad Concept

The Salad Concept in Chiang Mai serves a large variety of salads, homemade dressings and healthy juices. They use clean, fresh and pesticide free vegetables, and their dressings are free from preservatives, coloring agents and MSG.

Morning Glory Restaurant & Cooking Classes

Morning Glory is a restaurant and cooking school in Chiang Mai that serves standard Thai fare with vegan options. Note, their sign states “Morning Glory Vegan,” but they serve yogurt and honey, so be sure to ask about specific dishes.

May Kaidee Restaurant – Chiang Mai

May Kaidee is a chain of vegan/vegetarian restaurants and cooking schools with locations in Bangkok & Chiang Mai, Thailand, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and NYC. Our restaurants offer a variety of Thai vegetarian, vegan and Raw food selections.

Khun Kae’s Juice Bar

Smoothies & Healthy Juices in Chiang Mai made with fresh fruits and vegetables. Vegan mix-ins like coconut milk and peanut butter available for an additional charge.

Thai Orchid Vegetarian Restaurant

Thai Orchid Vegetarian is one of many Jay, or Buddhist vegetarian restaurants in Chiang Mai. Typically inexpensive, these restaurants serve plant-based food and vary in menu size and variety.

Nice Kitchen

Nice Kitchen is a vegetarian cafe in Chiang Mai that has a variety of vegan options, including tofu scramble for breakfast.

Coco Corner

Coco Corner is an ice cream shop in Chiang Mai with 100% coconut-based ice cream and pudding options, in addition to other sweets.

Moreganic Restaurant

Moreganic Vegetarian Restaurant serves only vegetarian and vegan cuisine. With an eclectic selection of Thai and Western influenced vegetarian dishes and equally creative beverages on offer, Moreganic offers you an array of delicious, innovative dishes that are sure to make […]

Animal Sanctuaries in Chiang Mai

BEES – Burm & Emily’s Elephant Sanctuary

BEES – Burm and Emily’s Elephant Sanctuary is a home for old,injured and retired elephants needing rest and/or permenant care. At BEES we give elephants a chance to live free and to just be elephants. BEES provide an alternative for […]

Elephant Nature Park

Founded by Sanguden “Lek” Chailert and her partner, Elephant Nature Park is a unique conservation project set in the Chiang Mai Province in Northern Thailand. The park is dedicated to providing a sanctuary for former captive working elephants, as well […]

WVS Care for Dogs

The Care for Dogs Objectives are: ++Reducing the overpopulation of street and temple dogs through sterilization /spaying programs and local adoptions. ++Operating a rescue centre for puppies and dogs (which is used for adoptions, after-care from surgery/sterilisation, or for transitional […]

Santisook Dog and Cat Rescue

We are a nonprofit group of people whose aim is to prevent cruelty, promote kindness and alleviate the suffering of cats and dogs in Chiang Mai. Our main activity is sterilisation in order to reduce the numbers of unwanted puppies […]

Places to Stay in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Kristi House

Chiang Mai Kristi House Friendly Service & Comfortable Rooms. We offer: Double Rooms, clean and quiet with Bathtub, hot shower,with air condition and Fan Rooms available for 200-400 baht/Night. -Free Wifi – Cable TV. -Safe deposit box -Tour&Trex; -Store Room. […]

Green Tiger House

LOCATION • Convenient location in Chiang Mai’s Old City • Authentic and quiet neighborhood • Away from the crowded tourist areas • Walk 10-15 to main tourist area • Local eateries, ATM, Minimarts nearby ROOM TYPES • 4 Room categories […]

Away Chiang Mai Thapae Resort

Enjoy a Central Chiang Mai location Nestled in the heart of Chiang Mai, within the moat-surrounded walls of the northern capital’s old city on Thapae road is Away Chiang Mai Thapae Resort. The resort can easily be reached from the […]

The videos and blogs on this page were contributed by members of our vegan community who recently traveled to Thailand and graciously shared their travel experiences. Follow your fellow vegan travelers as they explore Chiang Mai compassionately, meet local vegans and other vegan travelers, and share the amazing vegan food they find during their travels! They share the sites they visited, the places they stayed at, vegan shops they found, and the sites and activities they enjoyed during their time in Chiang Mai. Some also visit animal sanctuaries in the countries they travel to and kindly share the stories of the animals they meet. Join our vegan community and share your travel adventures with our global vegan community and collectively we can show the world how easy it is to be vegan and travel compassionately.

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