Vegan eats are reaching excitingly new levels of popularity, as a plant-based diet is going beyond trend and turning into a really sustainable, unpretentious lifestyle.
If you’re someone who has a keen interest in veggie-centric meals or has long been practising the diet regardless of the recent trend, Vistro Bangkok is the new hot spot in town to check out.
[All images courtesy of Vistro Bangkok]
Nestled within Sukhumvit 24, the venue offers up everything from refreshing, green-spiked beverages to hearty bites like burgers, pizza, fries, dumplings, and even sweet decadences like doughnuts and mudpie. Vistro Bangkok doles out a long line of nutrient-rich fare that will not make you completely forget any kind of meat melancholy.
Recently, we had a chance to check out the space and tried some of the best dishes Vistro Bangkok has to offer. Here’s a list of must-tries you should order when you visit.
Khun Yai’s Kao Soi (THB 260)
Name a vegan dish that’s sassier than this one. We absolutely adore Vistro’s signature dish of Khun Yai’s Kao Soi made of crispy egg-free noodles, a medley of shallot, coriander, and edamame, and a drumstick-like tofu-skin yuba – all drowned under a shower of yellow curry broth.
Old Bay Calamari (THB 240)
Who needs seafood when you’ve got a king oyster mushroom? Much like squid, the ‘shroom boasts a thick, chewy, and fleshy texture that hold its shape very well even when deep-fried. Squeeze some lemon juice on top before slathering the vegan tartar sauce on the battered mushroom for extra acidity to cut through the oiliness.
Truffle Flatbread Pizza (THB 320)
If being a vegan means you can plenty of truffle, then we are all for it. You haven’t lived and experienced the charm of Vistro Bangkok unless you have this Truffle Flatbread Pizza. Smeared generously with cashew cheese, the flatbread carries toothsome flavours that are studded with mushroom for meatiness, almond slices for crunch, and arugula for peppery tang. It’s the kind of dish that will make you leave this place truly satisfied whilst still having a wholesome, nutrient-rich meal.
Ultimate Portobello Burger (THB 320)
Take your burger experience to a whole other level with the Ultimate Portobello Burger. The Portobello mushroom patty is stuffed with a fiery salsa before getting the deep-fry treatment for a beautifully golden-brown crust. Sandwiched between a pan-toasted vegan brioche bun, the juicy patty is also topped with coleslaw, house-made mayo, and a splash of mustard and tabasco for a sour kick.
Moo Ping Soi 24 (THB 240)
Moo Ping is going vegan. And it’s kind of a big deal. So for those who are addicted to this staple street food but also want to go greener, the Moo Ping Soi 24 made out of marinated soy pork will totally do. Grilled until succulent, the skewered soy-based protein packs up some delicious juiciness that is made even better with banana blossom salad, rice berry sticky rice, and dried chilli jaew sauce served on the side.
Baked Doughnut (THB 65)
Beyond savouries, Vistro Bangkok also has a line of nourishing and nutritious sweet treats, like doughnuts (baked, fried and even gluten-free), cakes, and ice creams to fix your sugar cravings. We recommend going for the almond-studded Caramel Baked Vanilla Doughnut. It’s got a crunch that goes hand in hand with the soft, baked pulp of the vanilla dough.
Try the Peanut Butter Cacao (THB 135), a chocolatey and nutty concoction of cacao, almond milk, peanut butter, and chaga mushroom, known for its nutrient-dense benefits in promoting a healthy immune system, and preventing cancer. Another must-try is the Pink Chai (THB 135), which comprises of beetroot, coconut milk, cacao syrup, and aromatic spices like star anise, clove and cardamom.
Kombucha (THB 160)
Vistro Bangkok is also a kombucha brewmaster. The venue makes a great fermented sweet tea that comes with gut-healthy benefits. Fitness buffs will be in absolute bliss with the various (and daily changing) flavours Vistro has on offer – think strawberry, passionfruit, and pomegranate, to name a few.
Vistro Bangkok, 46/1 Sukhumvit 24, Klongton, Bangkok, +6665 998 2201; Open: Tue-Fri, Sun: 10 am-9 pm; Sat: 10 am-9:30 pm.