Cheese me, please me: Gorge on Thai flavors at Sunday buffet in Ekkamai

Buchette goat cheese originally from Chiang Mai at Vivin Grocery. Photo: Coconuts Bangkok
Buchette goat cheese originally from Chiang Mai at Vivin Grocery. Photo: Coconuts Bangkok

A grocery-slash-restaurant on Ekkamai this Sunday will launch its first buffet dedicated to local cheeses.

From Chiang Rai: a light stilton-style Tha Sai Blue. Chiang Mai is represented by hard Swiss Le Doi Pao. There’s even a Burrata made from Ratchaburi cow milk.

Those are some of the 20 domestic artisanal cheeses that will be served alongside a selection of Thai cold cuts, breads and organic salads at Vivin Grocery’s inaugural, monthly all-you-can-eat event.

Oh, and there will be condiments: pickles, jams, chutneys, nuts and dried fruits. 

Going forward it plans to host the event one Sunday a month. 

The buffet is THB890 per person. Seating is available for two sessions: 11am and 1pm. Only 20 guests are allowed per session. Advance reservations are required via 080-4635747, Line @vivingrocery or Facebook.

Vivin Grocery is located in the Ekamai Complex between sois Ekkamai 19 and 21, which is reachable by motorbike from BTS Ekkamai. 

The Vivin brand began in 2014 with Frenchman Nicholas Vivin and biz-life partner Samantha Proyrungtong at farmers’ markets and events. The couple opened Vivin Grocery inn late 2019 to focus on local gourmet, natural and organic Thai ingredients with more than 200 items sourced nationwide such as honey from Chiang Mai, sausages from Koh Samui, sugarcane-distilled rum from Phuket and free-range eggs from Ang Thong province.

Photo: Vivin Grocery
Photo: Vivin Grocery


It’s a grocer. It’s a restaurant. It’s Ekkamai’s new ‘grocerant.’

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