Restaurants for vegan in Koh Lanta

Hummus at the vegetarian restaurant Kunda.

Hummus at the vegetarian restaurant Kunda.

Usually the beach destinations have nothing special to eat in Thailand. If you are only on a couple of weeks´ holiday, the usual turisty fare of fried rices, noodles and vegetables are probably enough. They may even be very tasty and interesting, if thai (and chinese) food isn´t on your every day menu at home.

The best food in the island I had at Time for Lime, where I had their tasting menu and when I made some food by myself when I joined their cooking school.

Vegetarian restaurant Kunda

Hungarian stew at Kunda.

Hungarian stew at Kunda.

Unusual for beach destinations, there is a vegetarian restaurant in Koh Lanta: Kunda Anti-pop Cafe. I had hummus and salad with bread that tasted like home-made.

My spouse ordered a hungarian stew with brown sticky rice. An interesting option and possibility in a Thai island 🙂 It tasted like something I have had in Russia, but it is no wonder that Hungary has same kind of seasoning, because it´s good.

Brown sticky rice.

Brown sticky rice.

Other restaurants in Koh Lanta

Summer rolls with restaurant-made peanut sauce at Asylum, that is a nice restaurant on Klong Dao beach a little north from Time for Lime. There is also yoga classes available at Asylum.

Summer rolls with restaurant-made peanut sauce at Asylum, that is a nice restaurant on Klong Dao beach a little north from Time for Lime. There is also yoga classes available at Asylum.

Salad at Asylum. It was pretty okay because of the vinaigrette.

Salad at Asylum. It was pretty okay because of the vinaigrette.

My spouse had a veggie burrito at Asylum.

My spouse had a veggie burrito at Asylum.

Strawberry margarita at Koala Bar a little bit more north from Time for Lime than Asylum.

Strawberry margarita at Koala Bar a little bit more north from Time for Lime than Asylum.

Potato wedges at Koala Bar.

Potato wedges at Koala Bar.

Pad thai with tofu at Koala Bar. Remember to always order it without fish sauce or egg.

Pad thai with tofu at Koala Bar. Remember to always order it without fish sauce or egg.

Unusual looking garlic bread at Koala Bar. Many or most restaurants in Thailand use garlic butter in this dish, so remember to ask about it. And most of toast breads contain milk and eggs in Thailand, maybe other breads too. It was such a downer from to notice this when reading the ingredients of the breads in super markets again and again.

Unusual looking garlic bread at Koala Bar. Many or most restaurants in Thailand use garlic butter in this dish, so remember to ask about it. And most of toast breads contain milk and eggs in Thailand, maybe other breads too. It was such a downer to notice this when reading the ingredients of the breads in super markets again and again.

Falafel, salad and bread at Dieck´s Deli located by the road behind Klong Dao beach. There was no hummus when we visited this, so I ordered more salad instead of tsatsiki that was suggested. Remember to say "no cheese", otherwise there is some cheese on the salad.

Falafel, salad and bread at Dieck´s Deli located by the road behind Klong Dao beach. There was no hummus when we visited this, so I ordered more salad instead of tsatsiki that was suggested. Remember to say “no cheese”, otherwise there is some cheese on the salad. A bit expensive portion, over 200 bahts.

I could not resist the ciabatta I saw at Faim de Loup. It was a bit boring with only raw vegetables inside but still I wanted it with ice tea. Faim do Loup bakery is in between the southern edge of Long Beach and Klong Khong Beach.

I could not resist the ciabatta I saw at Faim de Loup. It was a bit boring with only raw vegetables inside but still I wanted it with ice tea. Faim do Loup bakery is in between the southern edge of Long Beach and Klong Khong Beach.

Pasta pomodoro - tomato spagetti at a pier restaurant in Saladan.

Pasta pomodoro – tomato spagetti at a pier restaurant in Saladan.

It was necessary to buy some nuts every day in Koh Lanta to get more protein. In the mornings I had soy milk (on sale in almost all shops) with cereal and coffee at my guest house Time for Lime. Then there was the occasional tofu in thai foods and a couple of time of some falafel or hummus.

It was necessary to buy some nuts every day in Koh Lanta to get more protein. In the mornings I had soy milk (on sale in almost all shops) with cereal and coffee at my guest house Time for Lime. Then there was the occasional tofu in thai foods and some falafel or hummus a couple of time.

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2 responses to “Restaurants for vegan in Koh Lanta

  1. We spent our 8th wedding anniversary on Koh Lanta this year and loved it! Unfortunately, many of the restaurants were closed because it was the rainy season (we went in September). We rented a nice big room in Old Lanta Town, which is much more affordable anyway, with a kitchen and ended up cooking most of our meals. There are market days where you can buy all kinds of fresh fruit, veggies, spices in any quantity and even bricks of tofu. The market moves to a different part of the island every day and is in Old Lanta Town on Sunday mornings. We also were able to find vegan noodles and fresh veggies at two of the local stores there.
    We would love to go back during the dry season to experience some of the options mentioned in this post. The potato wedges from the Koala bar look fantastic, for example. 🙂

  2. Oh you had already your 8th anniversary, congrats! Good to hear that in Koh Lanta you can find such self-catering accommodation too.

    I recommend Time for Lime for everyone for accommodation, food and cooking school. All the profits go to Lanta Animal Welfare and their dog and cat shelter! http://www.timeforlime.net/

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