The rapidly rising COVID cases proceed to cast a hopeless air on Thailand and its businesses. With tighter restrictions on takeaway and delivery, local restaurants need our support more than ever. Take the edge off from the daily stress and indulge in Koktail's weekly picks of eateries. This week, we highlight five restaurants with Westernised menus, some of them vegan without compromise on taste.
A restaurant that is all about casual fine dining, Stage Bangkok presents a variety of contemporary meals influenced by French and global cuisines. Meet the restaurant’s signature Truffle Hotdog. Homemade sausages are neatly tucked between the perfectly toasted homemade brioche and sprinkled on top with fragrant truffle flakes and a classic drizzle mustard.
159/2 Ekamai Complex, Sukhumvit 63 Road
Open daily 11:30am-8:30pm
Is your stomach grumbling for some comfort food? Bangkok City Diner has got you covered with a selection of vegan hearty meals from various cultures. Fill your guts with the good old mac 'N' cheese. There's also a surprising Thai tom yum flavoured mac and cheese on the menu—their best seller—that is complete fresh cilantro, vegan crispy pork and fried shallots. The dish is so satisfying, unique and definitely worth a try.
Bangkok City Diner
42 Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra Road
Open Tuesday-Sunday 12pm-4pm, 5:30pm-9pm
With a vision to create a plant-based menu that is both heartwarming and alluring to all food lovers, Goodsouls Kitchen specialises in catering healthy meals with both Western and Thai inspirations. Try the bite-sized falafel soaked in rich tomato sauce. This delightful dish is served alongside crunchy garlic bread and makes a perfect homely meal.
1980 Phetchaburi Road
Open daily 10am-9pm
Dishing out vegan alternatives for childhood guilty pleasures, Nature’s Charm is ready to share an assortment of tasty, healthy meals to the world. An ultimate classic on their menu is the aglio olio. Consisting of perfectly cooked spaghetti, fresh tomatoes, garlic and some fiery chilli, this comfort dish will leave just the right amount of heat on your taste buds.
51 Sukhumvit Soi 29
Open daily 9am-8pm
From the heart of Sathorn comes Bardo, a charming restaurant offering exquisite and reasonably priced French cuisine. The famous chicken Milanese is an absolute delight on the menu, highlighting tender and juicy chicken served alongside creamy pasta, green salad and a slice of freshly cut lemon.
28, 12 Sathorn Soi 10
Open Monday-Saturday 11am-11pm
See previous picks: What To Eat This Week: Aksorn, Ginger Farm, Krua Khun Mae and More