It can be a challenging business being a vegetarian in Bangkok. Most Thais are avowed carnivores and there’s not an awful lot of scope to avoid meat at most of the city’s street-food outlets. A growing range of outlets, however, are making it easier and a lot more pleasurable to be a vegetarian in the Thai capital. The Raw Food Café at Rasayana Retreat is one such venue. Espousing a raw food philosophy that holds that cooking destroys essential enzymes and nutrients, the vegan offerings here such as sushi and lasagna are prepared au natural. For vegetarian Thai food, meanwhile, May Kaidee has two locations in Bangkok and serves excellent meat-free versions of classic Thai dishes like pad thai and som tum.