Going vegan: ‘Broccoli Revolution’ makes plants pleasant for carnivores

COCONUTS HOT SPOT — Have you ever felt like your body just needs veggies? I mean, really needs veggies? Even so, the idea of nibbling raw vegetables like a rabbit may not entice your stomach. I felt the same way and that’s how I approached Broccoli Revolution, a vegan restaurant that I was surprised to find makes simple vegetables really tasty.

Located at the top of Sukhumvit Soi 49, Broccoli Revolution is walking distance from the Thonglor BTS station and serves 100% vegan food.

My friend and I walked in on a weekday night without a reservation. The place was pretty packed, but we managed to get the last table on the mezzanine floor. The lighting was a lot darker than I normally like, but the restaurant had a natural, beautiful decor that made it feel comfortable. The wood furnishings and plentiful indoor plants gave it a warm and cozy feeling; a nice change of pace considering the busy area of Sukhumvit is just on the other side of the door.

The menu, which has both Thai and international food, was surprisingly more diverse and creative than I expected from a vegan place. After browsing for a few minutes, we had no problem picking out a selection of dishes.

 

The most popular dish appeared to be the mezze platter (THB290), which seemed to be on every table, but the watermelon radish salad (THB200) stole the show for me. It tasted as colorful as it looked, with each piece of fresh watermelon hitting the perfect spot.

The guacamole and salsa (THB200) were also decent, and we all know how hard it is to find good ones in Bangkok. We also tried the tofu green curry (THB200), which was okay, but didn’t match up to the meatier version I normally enjoy.

Overall, as a dedicated carnivore, I was pretty surprised that I enjoyed the food as much as I did. The meal was delicious, light and refreshing.  

However, it wasn’t without its lowlights. What we found a bit disappointing was the cold pressed juice. There were around 18 versions (THB100-180) to choose from, which lead us to believe it’s their specialty, but the ones we had we were rather watery with far too much ice. If they added more veggies, the drink would match up to expectations.

The prices were also on the expensive side, but considering all the vegetables are organic, this seemed acceptable.

The restaurant had a selection of  vegetarian ice-creams and other baked goods and desserts. Unfortunately, and surprisingly, we were already full, so we didn’t try any, but they did look tempting.

All in all, Broccoli Revolution is a nice change of pace from the meat-eater lifestyle, and it’s definitely worth a try if you need more veggies in your life; you might actually love it. As for the vegetarians and vegans, I wouldn’t be surprised if the was your go-to favorite spot already.

FIND IT:

Broccoli Revolution

Hours: 7am – 10pm

Sukhumvit Soi 49

BTS Thong Lor

 

 

 

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