OCTOBER 2022: Due to COVID we were unable to travel for nearly two years, which means it’s been impossible to update our vegan travel guides. Therefore we cannot be sure if the below restaurants are still open, so please contact them directly to check. As travel has now restarted we will be updating guides accordingly, but in the meantime please check out the excellent HappyCow, which you can find via the link at the bottom of this vegan guide.
Published February 2019
Here is our Vegan Guide to Hua Hin. This beach town, just a few hours from Bangkok has been welcoming international tourists and locals alike for many years to enjoy the miles of golden sand and inviting ocean. You will be pleased to know that during our visit we found plenty of vegan food in Hua Hin with everything from simple vegetarian ‘jay’ restaurants to a luxury resort which has Blue Lotus Vegan Cooking School on site. Read about our favourite vegan restaurants in Hua Hin below and please let us know if there are any we’ve missed.
This place is a real gem in the centre of Hua Hin. The extensive menu includes Thai classics alongside healthy and innovative dishes such as veggie tortilla pizza with tofu cheese. We ordered the glazed cauliflower with vegan Parmesan from the specials menu and a green curry soup with jasmine rice. Brown rice was an option as was stir fried green curry instead of a green curry soup. The cauliflower bites looked the part and the batter was light and not oily. But in our opinion they needed a sauce, either served over them or as a dipping sauce. The curry however was perfect. Spicy, creamy, rich and delicious, exactly what we wanted from a Thai green curry.
Opening Times: 6am-6pm every day, closed on Sunday
Simple Thai style ‘jay’ restaurant with a buffet including lots of mock meats, they even had vegan sausages! We didn’t order anything as had just eaten around the corner but will go back next time we’re in town. This restaurant is marked on Google Maps as ‘Lan Ah Han J Hua Hin (vegetarian)’ but the location is correct.
All vegetarian buffet open every day serving a selection of vegetables, mock meats and curries. They also include egg in some dishes but the staff member who served us spoke English so no problem in requesting vegan food. We picked up a takeaway with rice, vegetables with tofu, mushrooms and green curry which cost just 40THB. It was tasty and filling but a shame that we didn’t bring our own container as we ended up with a polystyrene carton in a plastic bag with a plastic fork.
Coast is part of Evason Hua Hin but non residents are welcome. If you’re staying in Pranburi it’s the best option for sure and even if you’re not staying nearby it’s worth a visit. There is a section on the menu that is fully vegan and the staff have a good understanding of what veganism means. Our focaccia and breads that came before our meal were all vegan and served with olive oil, balsamic and roasted garlic. We ordered the white bean with avocado bruschetta and mushroom soup. Both were delicious and the bruschetta was beautifully presented. The white beans and avocado offered a great added depth to the bruschetta which was served on dehydrated passion fruit crackers. As for the mushroom soup, wow, it was flavour packed and oh so rich. Absolutely delicious.
Wow, Blue Lotus Hua Hin is outstanding, unique and inspirational. Spend your time in a professional kitchen with superb instructors and enjoy your time at this plant based leanring centre. Whether you sign for a weekend intensive course or a longer module you will come away with the skills and knowledge to take your vegan cooking to the next level. For more information and pictures of amazing looking food you can read our blog post about the Blue Lotus Vegan Cooking School.
Vegan Friendly Luxury Hotels and Resorts in Hua Hin
Check out these ‘tried and tested’ vegan friendly luxury hotels and resorts in Hua Hin that one of our team has stayed at. Each of them understood our request for plant based food and ensured that our experience as vegan guests was very enjoyable. We would always recommend contacting your hotel or resort in advance to advise them of your dietary choice, and then to follow this up upon check in by asking to speak with either the restaurant manager or member of the F&B team.
No vegan travel adventure would be complete without using the excellent HappyCow website or app, their Vegan Hua Hin page currently lists 3 all vegan and 7 all vegetarian restaurants for you to choose from. HappyCow enlists ambassadors in each location to keep their information up to date and we are thrilled to fulfill that role in our current HQ of Siem Reap, Cambodia. There is no HappyCow Ambassador for Hua Hin but here are a couple of good sounding listings that we didn’t have time to visit:
We found very few vegan guides to Hua Hin online making HappyCow even more important for your vegan travel adventure! We hope our Vegan Guide to Hua Hin helps too and will look to update it when we next visit. Our friends at World Vegan Travel suggested that we check out Olive Retreat at some stage which looks very good and offers all vegan food for their guests. We did find these couple of posts below that may also be of help: