Here it is, yet another article singing the praises of Phuket’s dazzling food scene. Will it ever stop? Probably not, because the scene is always evolving, changing, and with more interesting and unique eateries constantly opening. This time we’re going to take a look at a few of the top choices for those that have specific dietary requirements or preferences. Whether you're a vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, or simply health-conscious, Phuket offers a range of dining options that cater to diverse diets. Let’s check out five fantastic restaurants on the island that welcome those with unique dietary needs.
While this American-style barbecue restaurant doesn’t specifically cater to special diets, anyone adhering to a ketogenic diet will be very happy to discover this place. The Hogfather has been serving up tender smoked meats for years and is run by a Thai guy who once lived in Texas where he learned the craft. This is the kind of place where you order ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and chicken by the kilo. Expect to get your hands dirty, your belly full, and while there are side dishes available, it’s all about the meat here.
Nestled atop a hill in Rawai, Atsumi Raw Café caters to those with a passion for raw vegan cuisine. Their menu features an array of creative dishes, from zucchini noodles with pesto to colorful raw sushi rolls. Tasty and uber-healthy options abound like the green smoothie with kale, spinach, banana, and avocado, and the raw pizzas with gluten-free crust and vegan cheese. You don’t have to be a raw food enthusiast to dine here, anyone who prioritizes their health, but is unwilling to sacrifice flavor will enjoy this little cafe.
With three locations around Phuket, WeCafé Salad & Coffee is a delightful and reliable spot for health-conscious diners. They have a huge menu which includes a variety of salads, wraps, and smoothie bowls made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free, you'll find plenty of options to satisfy your cravings. They even grow some of their own greens in a greenhouse beside their Chalong location. The café's commitment to quality and sustainability, and the wide variety of Thai and international options makes it a fantastic choice for those seeking nutritious and delicious meals.
Pure Prep offers a meal preparation and delivery service and dine-in restaurant that specializes in providing healthy and convenient dining options. They focus on creating nutritious and balanced meals using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Customers can visit their two locations in Rawai and Chalong or enjoy the convenience of having pre-made, wholesome meals delivered to their doorstep, making it easy to maintain a healthy diet even with busy schedules. They cater to various dietary preferences and requirements, ensuring you can find suitable meal options, whether vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, or health-conscious. Additional services such as curated diet programs as well as lifestyle and supplement consulting are available.
The name should give you a good idea of what to expect – loads of wholesome, fresh, vegetarian options. While Go Fresh does have some menu options for meat eaters, their creative salads, bowls, soups, vegan burgers, tartines, and wraps are the stars of the show. Oh, and don’t forget the most important part, the delectable desserts.