Discover the joys of vegan Thai food on this special-edition Real Food Adventure
Home to some of the world’s most tantalising, spicy and flavourful cuisine, Thailand offers culinary adventures to delight all kinds of epicureans. Join this special vegan-friendly edition of our Thailand Real Food Adventure and experience the legendary cuisine of South East Asia for yourself. Jump into the kitchen with local Thai masters who do amazing things with tofu, mushroom, sticky rice, bamboo and spice, taking home a few new kitchen tricks of your own. While Bangkok’s street food is the perfect extension of the city’s hectic atmosphere – lively, fiery, bright, unique and sometimes just downright sweet – Chiang Mai showcases the Thai food of the north – a milder, Myanmar-influenced side of the national nosh. These vegan-friendly departures may be limited, so strike while the burners are hot.
Thailand is a country that does amazing things with the most elemental ingredients – from mushroom and tofu to bamboo, beans and coconut cream – and the diversity of vegan dishes on offer is a pleasant surprise
Bangkok’s Chinatown is a revelation, but those in the know head out of town for next-level street-food experiences. Discover a (literal) railway market at Mae Klong, enjoy a palm sugar demonstration at Tha Kha floating market, and peruse a veritable vegan smorgasbord at riverside Kanchanaburi
See everyday life from the Thai perspective and prepare a wide range of vegan cuisine under the guidance of Aoi, your Chiang Mai homestay host. Tuck into the likes of wing bean salad, tofu red curry, sweet sticky rice and traditional Thai banana cake
Get ready for a hands-on masterclass in vegan Central Thai cuisine in Kanchanaburi, browsing the market to pick fresh produce before feasting on your own creations
Veganism is about more than just food, of course. It’s an entire movement, a shift away from animal products generally. Being the sustainable-minded bunch we are, we’d love to offer trips that visit vegan hotels and use only vegan alternatives to products such as leather, but the logistics of doing so make it impossible at this stage. Perhaps we can offer this one day! But for now, the focus of our vegan trips is of the epicurean kind – quality, local, authentic vegan cuisine done by those who do it best, in some of the most incredible places around the world.
We’ve put a lot of research into putting this new trip together. However, that doesn’t mean it will run perfectly. In fact, because it’s a new itinerary we expect a few bumps along the way. In our experience, a little detour here and there can make things more interesting if you approach the adventure with flexibility and an open mind.
Anyone who has an interest in local vegan cuisine is welcome on our Vegan Food Adventures.
This trip includes an overnight train between Ayuthaya and Chiang Mai. Accommodation is simple but comfortable – soft sleeper class multishare compartments with air-conditioning and bunk beds, with sheets and a pillow provided. Overnight trains are a real Intrepid experience and one of the best ways to come face-to-face with the country and its people.
There is a night at a homestay on this trip, a wonderful opportunity to witness everyday Thai life. Facilities can be basic, with fold-out mattresses on the floor and shared bathrooms. The rewards of such an authentic local experience are immeasurable.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Thailand Vegan Food Adventure trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
A single supplement is available on this trip with exception of Day 4 (Overnight Train) and Day 6 (Homestay).