There is no doubt that there is a wide variety of restaurants in Thailand. These range from those that offer traditional food, to those who opt for more innovative and gourmet cuisine, not forgetting those who prepare their dishes with 100% animal cruelty-free food.
The cities of Chiang Mai and Phuket are the two cities with the largest number of vegan restaurants, with 30 and 13 restaurants per 100,000 inhabitants, respectively.
However, there are not only vegan restaurants in the country. There are also restaurants for all kinds of people and tastes. Particularly for those who want to experience something fancy they have never had before. As an example, casinos have been offering fine dining experiences for their visitors, combining the culinary world with the gaming industry.
This kind of entertainment has become available to many. For example, online poker, known in the country as โป๊กเกอร์ออนไลน์, can be played at providers such as Asiabet. Each player can choose the game that most appeals to them. Pai Gow poker or the better-known variation of Texas Hold ’em poker are some of them. This entertainment can be played for free or for real money. Furthermore, if you are looking for tournaments to participate in, the World Poker Tour or the APPT can be found in Thailand. However, the land-based casino never goes out of fashion and Thais still visit it after a nice dinner in its restaurant.
This is a different and fresh plan like it is visiting one of the many vegan restaurants scattered around the country for the first time if you have never had the opportunity to do so.
Top 3 most vegetarian cities in the world
According to the website The Vegan World, the Asian country is one with a fairly high percentage of vegetarians or vegans. Chiang Mai and Phuket are the two most vegan areas in the country.
The website made this calculation based on the number of vegan restaurants per capita (this is per 100,000 inhabitants).
Therefore, Chiang Mai in the north of the country, is the most vegetarian city in the world, with 32.2 such restaurants per 100,000 inhabitants. Additionally, the city usually organises an annual festival where they offer vegetarian cooking classes and a variety of different vegan dishes.
Even though Thailand has more cities with vegetarian restaurants, the second country to offer this in the world is Ubud, Bali, with 28.1 and lots of tropical fruit. One of the city’s signature vegetarian dishes is naamlette, a kind of vegan omelette on the menu at Earth Cafe and Market restaurant. You can also design your own smoothie bowl at the Alchemy café.
Phuket is third, with 15.1 vegan restaurants. This mountainous island in the south of the country has hundreds of beaches lucky enough to be the most popular in the country. It also has a wide variety of tropical fruits. One thing standing out in Phuket is the various street food stalls that are scattered throughout the city.
The ranking is completed
Israel. It has a total of 400 vegan restaurants or 11.2 per 100,000 inhabitants. It is also the country with the largest vegan population in the world.
The Portuguese city of Lisbon completes the ranking. The Portuguese capital has become famous for its popular vegan pastéis de nata. These are a kind of egg custard, which can be found in many of the country’s vegan restaurants.
Although it is not in the top 5 cities with the most vegan or vegetarian restaurants per capita, we cannot overlook the United Kingdom, as many of its cities have a large number of vegan restaurants. In fact, Brighton ranks sixth with 9.3 restaurants per capita. The restaurants in Brighton offer a wide variety of food, including vegan fish and chips. Furthermore, Manchester also has many restaurants with vegan options, as do Bristol and Glasgow, which rank 12th, 15th and 25th respectively.
Finally, it may be curious to know that the United States is the country with the most cities in the ranking. Although, its offer of vegan restaurants is not as wide as people can think. These include Portland, Atlanta, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Washington.
What has become quite clear is that, around the world, we can find plenty of vegan options and discover the different dishes they have to offer.