Home to some of the world’s most scintillating, spicy and flavourful cuisine, Thailand offers culinary adventures to delight all kinds of epicureans – not just the old school and the vegetarians. Join this special vegan-friendly edition of our Thailand Real Food Adventure and see what all the fuss is about this legendary cuisine of South East Asia. Jump into the kitchen with local Thai masters who do amazing things with tofu, mushroom, sticky rice, bamboo and spice, taking home a few new kitchen tricks of your own. While Bangkok’s street food is the perfect extension of the city’s hectic atmosphere – lively, fiery, bright, unique and sometimes just downright sweet – Chiang Mai showcases the Thai food of the north – a milder, Myanmar-influenced side of the national nosh. These vegan-friendly departures may be limited, so strike while the burners are hot.

Highlights

Thailand is a country that does amazing things with the most elemental ingredients –from mushroom and tofu to bamboo, beans and coconut cream – and the diversity of vegan dishes on offer is a revelation

Bangkok’s Chinatown is a revelation, but those in the know head out of town for next-level street-food experiences. Discover a (literal) railway market at Mae Klong, enjoy a palm sugar demonstration at Tha Kha floating market, and peruse a veritable vegan smorgasbord at riverside Kanchanaburi

See everyday life from the Thai perspective and prepare a wide range of vegan cuisine under the guidance of Aoi, your Chiang Mai homestay host. Tuck into the likes of wing bean salad, tofu red curry, sweet sticky rice and traditional Thai banana cake

Get ready for a hands-on masterclass in vegan Central Thai cuisine in Kanchanaburi, browsing the market to pick fresh produce before feasting on your own creations