These are the top restaurants to watch your calories with a crisp, green salad, cold-pressed juice or nutritious wrap. 

 

Absolute Fit Food

 

This clean-eating spot is an offshoot of the fitness empire known for their Pilates and yoga studios and gourmet health food delivery service. They offer low-calorie, high-nutrient foods free of chemical additives, hormones, trans fats and refined sugars, and the best part? It actually tastes good. Their superfood-rich offerings range from spicy zucchini quinoa salads to guilt-free blueberry chocolate tarts, made with spelt flour, cocoa, almond and coconut oil.

2/F, The Portico, Lang Suan Rd., 091-8720885. Open daily 7am-7pm. 

 

 

Acai Story  

 

Helmed by the famous Bangkok nutritionist known online as Ms Happy Diet, this superfood cafe in the stylish EmQuartier serves up antioxidant-rich acai pulp smoothie bowls amid pink-washed interiors. The chocolate topped Unstoppabowl will have you hooked with its blend of granola, fresh fruit, cacao nibs, chia seeds and goji berries. For a lighter health-kick try the simple yet effective acai smoothie.

B/F, EmQuartier, Sukhumvit Rd., 098-859-8747. Open daily 10am-10pm

 
 

Bowlnus

Upper-Asoke’s pink-tinged superfood specialist is on a mission is to create healthy food that actually tastes good. This translates into poke bowls like the Salmon Lava Burst (small B189/ large B249), acai bowls like the Autumn Bowl (B159/B189) with peanut butter, granola, almond, coconut flakes, cacao and banana, and salads like chicken breast with balsamic (B159). You can also build your own bowl, starting with a Japanese rice or quinoa base (B40), sauce (B30) and a range of toppings from edamame (B20) to grilled salmon (B89).

1/F, Baankampu@Asoke, 68 Soi Sukhumvit 21, 064-092-8593

 

 
 

Broccoli Revolution  

 

Plant-based food at this bright, double-decker bistro is top notch. The quinoa burger may be the most famous dish, although our personal indulgence is the cauliflower tempura in hot sauce. That and the smoothie bowls.

899 Sukhumvit Soi 49, 02-662-5001. Open Mon-Fri 9am-10pm; Sat-Sun 7am-10pm. Other branch at 6/F, Central Embassy, Phloen Chit Rd., 02-119-7777. Open daily 10am-10pm

Available to order on Food Panda.

Exclusively for Citi credit card members: :
Get 10% discount on food only when spending THB 500 or more /sales slip 01 Aug ‘19 - 30 Jun ‘20

 
 

Dressed  

 

One of the first reliable chain salad lunch options in Bangkok, Dressed keeps health-conscious eaters coming back thanks to huge portions that don’t skimp on the proteins and a high level of flavor in most of the salads. Choose from the menu or go it alone with the DIY salad list. They also dish out a selection of wraps, paninis, pastas and soups.

Dressed, G/F, Mercury Ville, 540 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-658-6688. Open daily 9am-9:15pm. Other branches: Siam Paragon, Empire Tower, Exchange Tower, and Siam Discovery. 

Available to order on Food Panda.

 
 

Farmfactory  

 

This Phuket-hailing salad specialist offers a counter filled with organic greens from the owner’s farm. Create your own or choose items from the menu like the Avocobb with corn, pecans, avocado and quinoa.

2/F, Silom Complex, Silom Rd., 063-215-1015. Open daily 10:30am-9:30pm. Two other branches: Sathorn Square; All Seasons Place.

Available to order on Food Panda.

Exclusively for Citi credit card members: :
Get 15% discount when spending THB 1,000 or more /sales slip or get 10% discount when spending THB 300 or more /sales slip (on food and non-alcoholic beverages only) 01 Sep ‘18 - 31 Dec ‘19

 
 

PACO Bangkok

This spot's oh-so-vivid plant based smoothie bowls are free from added sugar, artificial colors and gluten. The bowls utilize hard-to-find ingredients such as dunaliella salina and blue spirulina—try the classic acai bowl (B390) or get adventurous with the charcoal-based Black Magic (B290) with banana, pineapple, blueberries, granola and sesame. The small cafe is decorated with contemporary art, cool posters, neon signs and an old school boombox playing funky tunes.

249 Sukhumvit Soi 31, 061-919-9265

 

Summer Bowl

Acaí and smoothie bowls are served with Hawaiian flair at this colorful Thonglor cafe. Decked out vibrantly with pink walls, a mural of a hula girl and palm trees, Summer Bowl offers a beachy escape from the hectic city. The owners claim to use only organic produce from local farmers, allowing diners to pick from a variety of fruits to top their smoothie. Among the favorites is the Waikiki Bowl, a mix of acai, mango, passion fruit, banana and coconut yogurt topped with granola, mango cubes and passion fruit. 

261 Thonglor Soi 13, 089-894-2646

 

 

Tonic  

 

This health-conscious spot specializes in pre-mixed salads for you to pick and mix, all made using vegetables and whole grains with healthy coconut and olive oil dressings. Choose from a rotating list of items like pesto zucchini noodles, carrot and chickpeas, feta and sweet corn salad, and Asian quinoa slaw; as well as proteins like salmon, honey mustard chicken, sesame crusted tofu and baked falafel. Bonus: each dish labels its macro-nutrients for extra health points.

Habito Mall, 45/19 Sukhumvit Rd., 090-916-5186. Mon-Sun 8am-8:30pm. Other branches: Phrom Phong (grab-and-go); Lumphini.

Available to order on Food Panda.

 
 

Veganerie Concept

 

Bangkok’s best-loved vegan bakery flowers into a full-blown restaurant at this modern-rustic spot, offering a whole lot more than rabbit food. Their wide range of plant-based dishes span everything from “pulled pork” burgers made with mushrooms to sweet potato and chickpea coconut curries. Desserts remain a specialty, with a menu touting vegan waffles, cashew nut cheesecakes and Nutella frappes that look anything but dairy-free.

35/2 Soi Methi Niwet, Sukhumvit Rd., 02-258-8489. Open daily 10am-10pm. Other branches: MercuryVille, Siam Paragon.


Put on your stretchy pants, forget about the macros and tuck in to BK Best Eats 2019. This is the Bangkok dining that ignores fancy restaurants and 10-course tasting menus and goes straight for the comfort food—steaming bowls of fat-rich ramen, triple-decker burgers, all-you-can-eat dim sum buffets with an extra helping of pork buns. In other words, the stuff most of us eat out, most of the time.

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