Traveling to Thailand and Bali was one of the best experiences of my life- I like to relive it over and over again every time I go through my photo albums. A lot of my friends are traveling to this area of the world soon, so I wanted to put together a list of my favorite restaurants and street food finds just in case they need a little dinner inspiration! WARNING: This post will make you hungry, so I suggest preparing a snack before reading on.
UBUD – BALI
Taco Casa: Fresh, non-GMO, preservative free ingredients. We ended up eating here twice because it was so good. A meal for two people was only $13.
Le Moulin: French restaurant with the most incredible crepes. Go here for desert. My favorite was the peach almond with white chocolate and vanilla ice cream.
Warung Semesta – Locally farmed organic food. All dishes were under $5 CAD, and lots of vegetarian options. Sit on the patio upstairs to people watch and then head to Monkey Forest afterward!
Kafé – A little pricey, but you get what you pay for. Lots of vegetarian options and a great vibe- sit upstairs if you can!
Yoga Barn Cafe – Wholesome vegan dishes and amazing desserts. Sign up for a yoga class ahead of time and have a wellness day!
(Taylor took this pic, she got raw vegan lasagna and I got spinach (palak) soup!)
Chiang Mai – Thailand
Mama Noi Thai Cookery School: Though technically not a restaurant, Mama Noi’s cooking class was such a great experience that I had to share it. I got to learn how to make 4 local Thai dishes, using fresh ingredients grown in Mama Noi’s own garden. The chefs also took us to a local market to purchase prawns for our spicy prawn soup. There are vegetarian options too!
Imm Aim Vegetarian Restaurant: My friend Tracy introduced me to this place, and I’m so glad she did. The massaman curry was so good, I went back twice.
Taste From Heaven – Vegetarian and vegan dishes to satisfy any hungry traveler. I’m pretty sure the reason they called the restaurant Taste From Heaven is due to their unbelievable vegan brownies.
Blue Diamond: Always busy, be prepared to wait! Delicious fresh fruit, and a small bakery attached to it that has all the homemade bread and desserts you could dream of (vegan and gluten free friendly!)
PAI – THAILAND
Boomelicious Cafe: Known for their brunches, this cafe has an amazing menu that includes a long list of delicious smoothies. We went back for lunch too, which was equally as good. Sit outside to get some fresh air, and then go across the street for a Thai massage.
Witching Well: Right beside Boomelicious Cafe, Witching Well was our favorite lunch spot. They also had daily homemade desserts, like the apple crumble pictured below!
The Pai Land Split: Another “not-technically-a-restaurant”, but this local sightsee has a little, family run café that goes by donation. Try their tamarind, banana chips, homemade jam, and peanuts while drinking roselle juice.
Mazzaro Boutique and Restaurant: We went here for a nice supper towards to end of our trip, right before heading to the famous Sky Bar!
The street food all over Thailand is incredible and so inexpensive! Here are my favorite dishes that you’ll find pretty much anywhere, though I found the best to be in Chiang Mai and Bangkok.
(Authentic Pad Thai, Chiang Mai)
(Banana pancakes with Nutella and coconut milk, Koh Tao)
(Frozen bananas from Chatachuk Market, Bangkok)
(Coconut ice cream, Bangkok)
(Raspberry frozen yogurt, Chiang Mai)
(The MUST TRY Mango Sticky Rice)
(Try something new at one of the many street food vendors. Curry is always a safe choice!)