It’s that time of year again where the whole of Thailand suddenly becomes the most vegan friendly place in the world! This year the Vegetarian Festival (Jay Festival) runs from September 25th – October 5th and there are plenty of Jay menus (see our full Jay menus list here) and festivities to explore during this time! First up, Yaowarat!
Yaowarat / Chinatown
After being closed last year, Yaowarat vegetarian festival has reopened this year for Jay Festivities. Yaowarat is one of the most festive places to visit during the vegetarian festival and where you will see most activities happening including parades, temple ceremonies and of course a lot of amazing vegan food!
Although most malls across Thailand will have some sort of J Festival feature or pop-up, these malls seem to have the biggest markets and festivities!
Icon Siam (Sook Siam)
Although most supermarkets have Jay sections or at least Jay labels during this time of year, there are a few supermarkets that go all out with huge Jay sections stocked with everything from fresh produce to ready meals to vegan donuts!