Get Ready for a Second Helping of the Thai Veggie Festival

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If you missed out on Thailand’s annual vegetarian festival this year, don’t worry because you have another chance to catch it at the end of this month. Vegetarians in Thailand have an extra reason to celebrate this year, as 2014 is scheduled for a double dose of the yearly vegetarian food feast. If you’re in Thailand this year, consider yourself extremely lucky—the double festival only occurs once every 180 years. … Continue reading…

The Cheapest Noodles in Chiang Mai

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Fans of small portions and anyone hoping to hit the elusive $500 per month budget for living in Chiang Mai should check out ก๋วยเตี๋ยว 3 บาท Kuay Tiao 3 Baht – “3 Baht Noodles”. As the name suggests, a bowl of noodles goes for just 3 baht, which is less than 10 cents in American money. You can’t exactly expect a filling meal for under a dime—even in Southeast Asia—so … Continue reading…

How to Order Vegetarian Food at Any Restaurant in Thailand

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I’m sometimes asked by people if it’s hard to find vegetarian food in Thailand, and my answer is always “no.” Sure, if I ate meat then everything in the market would be an option, but I never really have trouble finding veggie food. If there’s no vegetarian restaurants around—and even if you don’t see any meatless options written on the menu—that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. You can order … Continue reading…

The Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Chiang Mai

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The best vegetarian restaurant in Chiang Mai is not a well-known place on Nimmanhemin Soi 17 that used to be a great deal in it’s old location 10 years ago. Nor are any of the tourist orientated vegetarian restaurants in the Thaphae Gate area the best in town. In my humble opinion, the best veggie place in Chiang Mai is a hidden gem called Nuson Vegetarian, or นุสนธิ์อาหารเจ nu-son aa-haan … Continue reading…