The Top 5 BEST Smoothie Bowls in Chiang Mai, Thailand - Smoothie Bowl Heaven for all CNX Foodies

 

If you're anything like me, you can usually be found scouting out, researching into, admiring or eating a smoothie bowl. I'm a born foodie and absolutely LOVE smoothie bowls! Smoothie bowls are a delicious way to get in your nutrients, fruits, veggies + superfoods and Chiang Mai has no shortage when it comes to those things. After having lived in Chiang Mai for almost 1 year at the time of writing this blog post, I've come to find my tried & true 5 go-to smoothie bowl spots that I think you'll also be drooling over in just a moment. So without further ado, these are the top 5 smoothie bowl spots in all of Chiang Mai city!

Chiang Mai, Thailand is my favourite city in the whole wide World for SO many reasons but I’d be lying to you if I didn’t say that the unreal smoothie bowls play a role that! I’ve personally travelled to around 25 countries and around 160 cities/places in my lifetime (thus far) across 4 continents…and find Chiang Mai to be foodie HEAVEN! So hopefully that says something :). If you’d like to see my top 30 fav eats (vegan + veg friendly) in Chiang Mai, click here!

Now, if you don’t know my background or if you don’t follow me on instagram and you just landed on this Blog by searching up Chiang Mai, you may not know this, but I’ve spent around half the year in Chiang Mai or around SE Asia for the past 2 years and the other half in Western Canada (at the time of writing this blog post). So, I’ve spent a good sum of time in Chiang Mai and I’ve scouted out allll the best smoothie bowl spots for you!

First off, let’s discuss what makes the perfect smoothie bowl. In my opinion, I love a smoothie bowl that’s got a thicker consistency and that’s cold. Not luke warm or room temperature. Cold. And, I love it when they’re not runny or liquidy but hold a good consistency and you can taste the perfect blend that went into it! *lol* I have such a deep respect and appreciation for an amazing smoothie bowl because I personally make them at home when I’m spending my 6 months in Western Canada out of the year (when I’m not in Chiang Mai) and make them often! So, I know first hand, the delicacy and intricacy of the perfect smoothie bowl.

These below are the creme de la creme of smoothie bowls in Chiang Mai that are MUST-try’s & my personal go-to’s!

All photos shown below are my personal photos from eating at these spots unless otherwise stated and of course only show a small sample of what each restaurant/cafe has to offer! This post is NOT sponsored. All opinions are my own and I’m putting this here to help other travellers out who visit Chiang Mai :).

I’ve added google search links to ALL spots talked about right under my mini-scoop review for each which will take you straight to the google search landing page so you can see menu photos, other peoples’ reviews, the TripAdvisor reviews, HappyCow, other blog posts etc.

Alright, let’s get started!

These are in no particular order:


1. ASA VEGAN KITCHEN

✧ Vegan food, smoothie bowls, soups, pancakes, fusion food
Fully vegan and plant-based restaurant. No animal products.

Asa Vegan Kitchen is in old city and is an awesome working cafe and restaurant! Love their food and their smoothie bowls!! Their cacao bowl is my fav here and it’s served in a coconut bowl which I also adore. They have delicious plant-based food, health-focused foods, comfort foods and it doubles as a yoga studio upstairs. Really cute ambience and wonderful all around experience.

Price range: It is on the pricier side for Chiang Mai but you can tell they really put a lot of care in the food they prepare and the ingredients that go in are amazing. For mains you’re looking at between 150 baht to 180 baht. Their smoothie bowl was around 170 baht if I’m remembering correctly but so so good you guys! Go, you won’t regret it.

My personal recommendations: I love their chai pancakes, their smoothie bowls and their soups!

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

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2. Goodsouls

✧ Thai, International, Western food, smoothie bowls, breakfast, lunch, dinner, tons of options!
Fully vegan and plant-based restaurant. No animal products.

Goodsouls is a definite cult-fav in Chiang Mai! It is owned by a lovely couple who also runs a sister plant-based restaurant called Reform Kafe (the original, Goodsouls came afterwards). They have different restaurant vibes but nearly the same menu with Goodsouls having a larger menu. Goodsouls is an indoor (AC’d) modern restaurant. Whether you’re vegan or not, you will LOVE Goodsouls. It is amaaaazing, you guys! All kinds of dishes, from Thai, to International to smoothie bowls, to awesome drinks, to incredible desserts to Western food all the way to brunch & breakfast delights. Just, go!

Price range (lowest price for smoothie bowls out of these 5): The mains range from 100 baht to 180 baht per main but their serving sizes are big, too! Their drinks and smoothies range from 50 baht to around 90 baht. Their smoothie bowls are around 150 baht which makes it the most affordable in terms of smoothie bowls from this top 5 list!

My personal recommendations: In terms of drinks, I loooove their four seasons smoothie, their thai iced tea with coconut milk and their iced matcha with coconut milk. Their hot chocolate is to die for, too! For smoothie bowls, my fav is the berry one or the mango turmeric one. The cacao banana one is good, too! Honestly, all three are good, it just depends on what I’m craving. I really like the muesli bowl too for the mornings (pictured below, too). For mains, I am obsessed with the mushroom burger, the burmese tea leaf salad and the pad thai is awesome too (a bit different than authentic pad thai, but super good with their spin on it, too)! Don’t forget to get their mango sticky rice for dessert and the mango or banana pancakes!! They have a huge menu so you’ll have no problem getting your fix here.

Note: I prefer having the khao soi and papaya salad at their sister restaurant, Reform Kafe (see below) but it’s good at Goodsouls too! I just for some reason like those 2 particular dishes at Reform Kafe and how they make it a tad bit better than Goodsouls but I’m a food snob, so you know how it is…*eye roll*

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

3. FREE BIRD CAFE

✧ Thai food, Burmese food, Smoothie Bowls, Healthy Eats
Fully vegan and plant-based restaurant. No animal products.

Free Bird Cafe is in the Nimman area and I love their cacao bowl (pictured below). They also have wonderful drinks (their lavender latte is awesome). It has a fully plant-based menu with thai items, burmese items, breakfast/brunch type things and more!

Price range: It’s a bit more expensive for Chiang Mai, for sure. Their smoothie bowl will cost you around 200 baht or more if I’m remembering correctly but it is really good! You can search up some menu pics by clicking the link below for more prices and so you can see what they have to offer, too.

Note: They have a no laptop policy in their cafe so it’s not a working cafe by any means. Also, it is set beautifully and they have a second-hand donation store attached to it where I believe the money goes to donation for Burma. They sell some artisanal products too, in their shop!

My personal recommendations: I love their cacao smoothie bowl, best which is pictured below!

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

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4. SNOOZE CHIANG MAI

✧ Smoothie Bowls
Vegetarian cafe that specializes in smoothie bowls

Okay, so I’m putting this one in this top 5 even thought I haven’t personally tried their smoothie bowls yet BECAUSE they were closed for reno’s last time I was in Chiang Mai, BUT, I will be there real soon and will come back to this and edit this post once I’ve taste tested it! I really wanted to add it in here for you guys because I’ve heard such amazing things about their smoothie bowls and the reviews are raving. Love the photos too of their smoothie bowls! I thought I’d add this in here in case travellers came across this post and saw this so they could go and try it out, too! I’m assuming because of the 5 star reviews it will be awesome.

Price range: Around 180 baht for smoothie bowls which is a bit steep however I’ve heard the ingredients are top-notch and the bowls are amazing! Thai dishes are around 90 baht according to Google reviews :).

My personal recommendations: I’ll let you know once I get there, real soon since they are finished reno’s now! Below is the link to learn more about this spot ↓

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

Photo Credit:   Happy Cow

Photo Credit: Happy Cow

5. FRUIT PULSE

✧ Thai, health-focused, breakfast, brunch, lunch, smoothie bowls
Serves meat dishes. Not a vegan or vegetarian restaurant specifically but has fabulous vegetarian dishes, vegan smoothie bowls and can accommodate vegans easily!

Fruit Pulse is right in the heart of old city and my absolute fav thing about them is their smoothie bowls! Their cacao bowl is to die for! So many toppings and they do not go cheap on the quality and what they’re adding in and on top. I love that it’s walking distance to so many temples too!

Price range: Their smoothie bowls are around 180 baht to 220 baht depending on which one you get. This is definitely pricier for Chiang Mai but most good quality smoothie bowls are around that range because of the expensive ingredients that go into them and on top of them (superfoods etc).

My personal recommendations: I love their cacao bowl most, which is pictured below!

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

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SOME LAST USEFUL TIPS & INSIGHTS

Drink bottled water!
In Thailand & most of Asia, make sure to drink bottled water (my fav is the Singha brand) but at some of the restaurants mentioned above (and others in Chiang Mai, too), they offer filtered reverse osmosis safe-to-drink water as well, just make sure to ask.

What about the ice, though?
Ice is generally safe to drink at restaurants, cafes and at the various awesome eats in Chiang Mai. In Thailand, in general, most vendors and restaurants get their ice from a clean ice distributor. Even the street smoothie spots use clean ice, for the most part. If you’re worried, ask and ensure it is clean ice or drinking water. If you’re really concerned about a certain street vendor or street side smoothie shop, just skip it (I have never had to do this) but just sayin’ just in case. Of course, use your own discretion.

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I started adding travel and more lifestyle type/style blogs to my site because I get questions and dm’s alllll the time from people from all over asking me what my top recommendations are, what to go see, what to do, where to eat, tips, hacks etc etc so I thought instead of typing it out each and every dang time, I’d just post it on the blog to help even more people (and low-key so I can just send a link to those who ask :P). I hope this blog post helped you out! If you enjoyed it, definitely feel free to share it! XO


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