Vegan sushi is now widespread enough in Bangkok to write a guide where to find it. Here is that guide.
Bangkok’s craving for sushi knows no bounds, and while plant-based options for meats are booming, the city has a number of vegan sushi restaurants for discerning foodies.
Classic nigiri at Makis, here are some places to cast your line and grab a vegan sushi feast.
Waki Waki Veggie Sushi
This new vegan sushi spot in Phrom Phong has caused a stir with its variety of vegan dips and diverse flavors, as well as an attractive but small sushi bar. For starters, try the tempura tuna fighter topped with jackfruit (THB 230 for 8 pieces) and the avocado tempura (THB 230 for 8 pieces). With the Ninja Nigiri Set (THB 295), you get a taste of 11 types of nigiri, from standard tamago maki to avocado nigiri, to be enjoyed with a cup of Japanese green tea (THB 55). For something meatier, don’t leave without trying their katsu don (260 THB). Waki Waki also offers appetizers, rice bowls, Japanese noodles, and desserts.
11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday. Soi Sukhumvit 24.
This two-story vegan paradise is a popular name when it comes to going green. Try their new quinoa and riceberry sushi served with raspberry mayonnaise and topped with ground tempeh. The Sushi Kiss, made of vegan chicken cucumber with mango sauce, is also very refreshing and the taco-slash-sushi fusion of Tokyo tacos steals the scene. Vistro also serves a variety of brunches, tacos, burgers, pizzas, shakes, juices and more. It’s just a heartbeat away from Waki Waki.
10 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily. Soi Sukhumvit Soi 24.
Golden State Vegan
This restaurant rose to fame when it received awards last year for its plant-based sushi and plant-based seafood burger. The California-inspired vegetarian paradise serves up sushi, tacos, burgers, desserts, cocktails and more. Go for the Rainbow Sushi Party (THB 1,440) which has 32 pieces, or try the Sushi Bento Box (THB 500) for a small slice of everything. For something meatier, order the crab cakes (270 THB), the calamari fritto bistro (260 THB) and the California Sour (350 THB).
10am-10pm, Tue-Sun. Soi Ekkamai 12.
This plant-based restaurant is a lively addition to Bangkok’s vegetarian scene with cold-pressed juices and a smoothie bar. Go try their eggplant dragon sushi roll (THB 190), but stay for the quinoa burger.
10 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily. Soi Sukhumvit 49.
A favorite spot for Bangkokians visiting the Thonglor area, this casual Japanese restaurant is renowned for its high-end ingredients and fusion-style sushi. Its vegetarian menu includes bites like kappa maki (80 THB), oshinko maki (80 THB), avocado maki (140 THB), shiitake maki (90 THB), and more.
Soi Sukhumvit 31, 02-258-0645. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
This story originally appeared in BK.