Animal Rights Group Honours Two of Thailand’s Cities for Their Heavenly Vegan Food

For Immediate Release:
26 January 2017

Bangkok – Bangkok’s bustling vegan scene supplies hungry diners with everything from pizza topped with dairy-free cheese to meatless tom yam kung – and that’s why the Thailand capital has landed the number seven spot on PETA’s list of the Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Cities in Asia. Chiang Mai also made the list, at number three.

“Whether you’re looking for dairy-free ice cream or vegan fried chicken, Bangkok has the restaurant for you”, says PETA Vice President of International Campaigns Jason Baker. “The City of Angels’ huge selection of plant-based meals makes it heaven on Earth for people in search of delicious, healthy, and humane fare.”

Pigs, cows, and chickens are individuals with feelings – they experience love, happiness, loneliness, and fear, just as dogs, cats, and humans do. Most animals who are raised for food are confined to filthy warehouses, where they’re deprived of everything that’s natural and important to them.

Meat-free meals fill Bangkok’s streets during its annual vegetarian festival in October, when one can find a wide variety of traditional Thai foods prepared with cruelty-free faux meats.

Among the city’s best vegan-friendly spots is May Veggie Home, which serves up meatless grilled bacon and fried “fish” as well as traditional meals such as panaeng curry and pad Thai. Rasayana Raw Food Cafe prepares quirky standouts such as Mexican Taco Cups and Thai Pasta made with coconut and courgette noodles. Decadent vegan desserts such as strawberry cheesecake frappes and waffles with ice cream abound at Veganerie – the city’s first and only vegan bakery. May Kaidee’s offers tom kha soup and mango sticky rice, and at Suananda, you can dine on everything from creamy vegan Caesar salad to potato masala crêpes. Thailand’s famous street food khanom khrok – a delicious pancake made with rice flour and coconut milk – is vegan and can be enjoyed throughout the country.

To see PETA’s complete list of the Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Cities in Asia, click here.

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