Broccoli Revolution - Striking the Perfect Balance
Broccoli Revolution is a vegan restaurant, cafe and cold-pressed juice bar. All their food is vegan, organic, seasonal, grown locally, healthy, and with a focus on zero waste and sustainability. 100% my kind of place.
The interior at their Sukhumvit location (so close to both The Cabochon and Tailorbird) comes with Melbourne vibes, not just in terms of design but also food - though there are Asian dishes and Asian fusion dishes on the menu.
The Pitaya Bowl was amazing. It’s a seasonal dish, so it’s not on the menu all the time. Which is what I believe food should be like - only serve what’s in season, what grows naturally and locally.
I also loved the beetroot salad with carrots, lettuce and vegan feta (gotta love and be so grateful for all the vegan alternatives that exist for pretty much everything now). Broccoli Revolution only offers vegan milk, there’s no dairy on the menu at all. Amazing! I love places where I don’t need to ask about the food being vegan or vegetarian, and on top of that not even worry at all about what milk to have in my coffee (there aren’t many places that are all vegan. So good!).
I then tried the Myanmar soup (Shan Khao Swe), which was slightly spicy, and super tasty. It was exactly the kind of soup I had been craving the last four weeks - clear broth, noodles, veggies, tofu and lots (!) of flavour. And no need to worry about the broth not being vegetarian.
Broccoli Revolution make eating vegan really easy and inspiring with all their food being delicious. And they serve really good sized portions too, so you won’t leave hungry!
The hardest part is trying to decide. Their drinks menu alone is extensive and exciting (and healthy!) - cold pressed juices, kombucha, organic coffee with lots of vegan milk options, smoothies or smoothie bowls, and free orange or mint infused water.
Had I stayed in Bangkok for a few more days, I would have definitely come back here, no matter whether for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.
Broccoli Revolution isn’t just a vegan place for vegans. It’s for everyone. Similar to Dumbo in Bali, they try be as openminded as possible, attracting anyone who enjoys healthy, fresh food. Saks’ philosophy (the owner) is that you can eat meat one day a week, then eat vegan the next day. The restaurant’s concept is about balance and creating awareness, which is only possible by being openminded and not creating a space that attracts only vegans. And Broccoli Revolution certainly doesn’t have that vibe to it - which made me love it even more. It’s not the kind of hippie/vegan only/closed-off place I’m not a big fan of.
Balance shows in everything they do - focusing on zero waste as much as possible, giving back to non-profits (cold pressed juice income goes to SATI, a non-profit organisation founded by Saks and his partners, focusing on healthcare and education for underserved areas of Thailand and beyond), sourcing food locally, using organic ingredients whenever they can. Even if getting hold of some organic ingredients isn’t possible, they are always pesticide-free, seasonal and local - striking the perfect balance.
Side-bonus: You also get 2 hours of free wifi, which unfortunately didn’t work very well when I was there.
On top of that, service is quick and friendly. Not only Saks was really helpful and kind, but the rest of the team were just as welcoming, which perfectly rounded off my experience at Broccoli Revolution. Service and personality (once again) is so important to me and makes such a big difference! This place has it all.