If I’m feeling like a healthy meal would be a good idea in Bangkok, Thailand, I often head to Tamarind Cafe and Gallery F-Stop in Sukhumvit Soi 2o. Tamarind Cafe is a superb vegetarian restaurant that really goes to town when it comes to being creative with their veggie dishes. Plus, it’s stylish, trendy and makes you feel all ‘in fashion’ and ‘cool’.
Tamarind Cafe serves a nice variety of vegetarian food, which uses a mixture of Asian ingredients and Western. The wild mushroom steak is awesome, as is the falafel and the pineapple curry fried rice (arrives served in half a pineapple), and prices are good.
The restaurant also has a nice selection of wines and beers and at inexpensive prices too, so you won’t be forced to get a second job to eat here.
Sit out on their garden terrace if you want an open-air experience, or in their beautifully designed restaurant if you prefer the air-con.
Don’t miss Gallery F-Stop too. Part of Tamarind Cafe, it was established to be a showcase for photographs by local and international photographers and, over the last few years, has become known as one of the places in Bangkok to exhibit.
Tamarind Cafe is open during the week for lunch and dinner (11am-11pm) and on Saturdays and Sundays for breakfast too (9am opening time). You can get to them by taking the BTS sky train to Asok or Phrom Phong (it’s in-between the two) and walking just a couple of hundred yards down Sukhumvit Soi 20.
A pretty place and well worth a visit.