Food 4 Thought, Chiang Mai:
- Hummus Wrap
- Price: 139 baht
- Score: 9/10
- December 3rd 2016
- Chickpea Salad
- Price 89 baht
- Score: 7/10
- Feb 3rd, 2017
Food 4 Thought has a really good reputation in Chiang Mai, for healthy, tasty food, great coffee and a lovely relaxed garden setting. It’s a little out of the old city but well worth a visit.
I’ve been to Food 4 Thought so many times, and I struggle to order anything other than their signature wraps. I know I should try more of their menu as it all sounds really good, but their wraps and salads are the greatest standouts for me.
I ordered a Hummus wrap, and my friend had the Burmese Tea Leaf Salad wrap (These are my usual top picks).
As you can see, the wraps are stuffed with ingredients and are really hearty and satisfying. The hummus wrap comes with an additional side of hummus and sauerkraut. The wrap itself is stuffed with grilled veggies. The veggies often change depending on what’s available but it always tastes amazing. I do like that the veggies are still warm inside the wrap.
The Burmese Tea leaf salad wrap is also a great option. Again, the wrap is packed with great tasting food. They’re probably the most filling options on the menu (in my opinion). Though a little more expensive than other restaurants, the food is high quality and money well spent.
As the menu states, all of the food can be adapted for vegans, vegetarians or gluten-free, just ask your server. Most of the menu options you can also sub cheese for vegan cheese (at additional cost).
Food 4 Thought is also known as Bay’s cafe. The owner, Bay is a friendly guy who has great taste in coffee. I’ve had the single origin coffee there and it was one of the best I’ve had in Chiang Mai. There’s also usually some great vegan cakes and brownies in the display counter (not on the menu) so don’t forget to check these out! (Though if you have a wrap you might struggle to find room for dessert).
The garden is a lovely place to relax, meet with friends for a lunch date, or bring along a laptop to work. The internet is one of the more reliable in Chiang Mai and there are plenty of plug sockets and fans around. There’s also some indoor seating too if you prefer that.
The chickpea salad is priced like a starter, but it was super filling. Basically, a huge can of lightly cooked chickpeas with onion and various seasonings. It was a very mild taste which I like. It came with garlic and a couple chilli peppers on the side. I was a little surprised to have to mash up the garlic myself, but it was no big deal.