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Toronto's best spots for vegan Thai food

Toronto's best spots for vegan Thai food

Toronto's best spots for vegan Thai food

Finding vegan options at a Thai restaurant in Toronto is always possible. Eating vegan or vegetarian is nothing new in Thailand as they have celebrated this way of life for hundreds of years. With Thailand being a predominantly Buddhist country, most practicing Buddhists are already abiding to a vegetarian or vegan diet. Initially, all Thai dishes started as plant-based dishes. One of Thailand's biggest festivals is a 9-day "Vegetarian Festival" or known as "Tesakan Gin Jay." This festival honours the nine Taoist emperor gods and occurs on the 9th lunar month of the Chinese festival. During this festival, it is obligatory to abstain from milk and eggs. Needless to say, finding vegan options within the Thai cuisine is not difficult at all. In Toronto, many Thai restaurants offer a separate vegan menu or make accommodations easily upon request. This makes Thai cuisine one of the most delicious and accessible dishes for vegans.

Here are some of the best vegan Thai options in Toronto.

1466 Kingston Rd

Jatujak

Jatujak

This restaurant offers a street-style menu where most of its dishes can be made vegan. Simply ask for the vegan version and they will substitute fish sauce for a vegan sauce. This applies to their rice, noodle and stir fry dishes to curries with coconut cream.

340 Yonge St

Salad King

Salad King

This popular Thai restaurant has a "Veggie Lovers" section on its menu where the dishes can be made vegan upon request. One of their secret menu items, Islamic Noodles, is a mix of Panang Curry and Bangkok Stir Fry and is a popular vegan dish often ordered.

898 Queen St E

Eat BKK

Eat BKK

They have six locations across Toronto with a separate vegan menu with 12 different options to choose from. Some popular dishes they offer are Khao Soi and Pad See Ew with a vegan chicken substitute.

557 A Mt Pleasant Rd

Yaowarat

Yaowarat

Yaowarat is a fully vegan Thai restaurant in Toronto that offers a wide range of Thai dishes. You can find Pad Gra Parao, a rice dish topped with holy basil, green beans, Beyond Meat and crispy "pork belly," mushroom, fried vegan egg.

Toronto's best spots for vegan Thai food

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Toronto's best spots for vegan Thai food

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Finding vegan options at a Thai restaurant in Toronto is always possible. Eating vegan or vegetarian is nothing new in Thailand as they have celebrated this way of life for hundreds of years. With Thailand being a predominantly Buddhist country, most practicing Buddhists are already abiding to a vegetarian or vegan diet. Initially, all Thai dishes started as plant-based dishes. One of Thailand's biggest festivals is a 9-day "Vegetarian Festival" or known as "Tesakan Gin Jay." This festival honours the nine Taoist emperor gods and occurs on the 9th lunar month of the Chinese festival. During this festival, it is obligatory to abstain from milk and eggs. Needless to say, finding vegan options within the Thai cuisine is not difficult at all. In Toronto, many Thai restaurants offer a separate vegan menu or make accommodations easily upon request. This makes Thai cuisine one of the most delicious and accessible dishes for vegans.

Here are some of the best vegan Thai options in Toronto.