Amrita Garden, Chiang Mai:
- No1 Vegan Burger with Mini Green Salad + Soba Noodle Salad with Sesame Sauce
- Price: 150b + 99b
- Score: 10/10
- January 13th, 2017
For my last night in Chiang Mai I went for dinner with a friend at Amrita Garden, mostly because it was nearby to where I had to return my scooter. I am so glad we did. The food and setting absolutely blew me away. In fact, I really regret leaving it until my last night because I would have gone there all the time!
The menu at Amrita Garden is really incredible. Not only do they have a very cute menu with lots of great photos, there is a whole load of variety. Vegan burger, vegan lasagna, salads, macrobiotic lunch sets, detox soup, soba noodles, quinoa and so much more. The menu is based on macrobiotic foods and is super healthy. They also have plenty of vegan sweet treats too.
Making a choice can be pretty difficult. Eventually my friend and I decided to go for the Vegan Burger Salad Set. This came with a mini green salad. Plus the sesame soba noodles dish. They were both some of the best food I’ve had in Chiang Mai.
I loved the burger because it wasn’t a tofu burger. Amrita have their own vegetable patty recipe which is made mostly from vegetables and nuts. This made it really dense and filling. It was a substantial burger.
My favourite was the Soba noodles though. I’m a big fan of Kombucha (the weird healthy fermented drink) and the soba noodles are made from homemade kombucha! They were even more tasty in the sesame sauce, and full of probiotics.
I thought the prices were really reasonable for such fresh, healthy food. Most dishes are around 100b. The vegan lasagna is a little more, as are most of the dishes with vegan cheese.
Amrita Garden is an Organic Vegan cafe in the heart of the old city in Chiang Mai. The cafe is set in a quaint little house with a garden. There is indoor and outdoor seating; tables, sofas and bean bags. It’s a beautifully relaxing atmosphere, perfect for idling away some hours during the day.
It’s a place I would personally go to read, write and relax, not necessarily to work. But thanks to the mixture of seating there, you could definitely do some work – as long as the big table is free. Otherwise, the low seats and comfy chairs may not be best to work at. The wifi is fairly reliable but that’s not the main draw.
Since I was last there almost two years ago, I was surprised to find out that Amrita Garden was open late. They now open until 10pm. We went for dinner at around 7pm. When we arrived to Amrita Garden, we were directed just across the street to ‘Amrita Garden and Mellow Bar’. It seems that the Garden cafe is open during the day, and Mellow Bar is open during the evening.
The atmosphere and setting in Mellow Bar (Amrita Garden) was also really lovely. It is a bit different to the garden. It has an indoor seating area, or some high benches on the upstairs veranda to sit at. The place was softly lit and had a relaxing ambience. Mellow Bar definitely describes the place well.