The Top 6 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 6 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!

Blog post updated September 23rd 2019.

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 mainly or around SE Asia for the past 3 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! I’ve tested out over 15-20+ smoothie bowl spots in Chiang Mai so I know other places definitely exist that serve smoothie bowls…however these are my personal favourites and I’m sure you’ll know why once you devour them!

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 and chilled with no added sugar. Since I’m plant based, I love smoothie bowls that are plant-based (obviously) with no yogurt or dairy products in them. I don’t like luke warm or room temperature smoothie bowls. They have to be 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 but I rank #5 (Plum) as the best all in all, personally:


1. ASA VEGAN KITCHEN

✧ Vegan food, smoothie bowls, soups, Thai, 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: Their smoothie bowls range from 195 baht to 240 baht. 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. They also have a full menu of mains and delicious drinks/entrees!

My personal recommendations: I love their chai pancakes, their pad thai, their mushroom burger and of course, the smoothie bowls and their chickpea mango curry!

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: Their smoothie bowls are around 140 baht to 170 baht. Goodsouls also has a huge menu of tons of mains, appies, desserts, drinks etc, too!

My personal recommendations: For the smoothie bowls they offer, my 2 fav’s are the berry one and the mango turmeric one.

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 one of the most expensive smoothie bowls in Chiang Mai, for sure. Their smoothie bowl will cost you around 200-300 baht or more if I’m remembering correctly. Having said that, 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

Love this spot and the environment/ambience, too! You can definitely taste the quality of ingredients they put into their smoothie bowls! I highly recommend checking it out and it’s set in a beautiful outdoor area next to a co-working space in Old City. Also, if you want yours vegan, ask for almond milk instead of yogurt or milk.

Price range: Around 190-290 baht for smoothie bowls which is definitely steep, however the ingredients are top-notch and the bowls are amazing! Thai dishes they serve are around 90 baht ish.

My personal recommendations: I love the banana cocoa one with the dates & fresh fruit on top. You can see the photo of the one I devoured below :).

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

5. plum coffee & smoothies

✧ Smoothies, smoothie bowls, juices, sandwiches & bagels
Vegan smoothie bowls with almond or soy milk etc.

Plum’s smoothie bowl is my personal #1 fav across the board out of these 6. For quality, ingredients, size, presentation and price! It’s ironically the cheapest smoothie bowl you can get in Chiang Mai out of these top 6 in my list and is the best one, too! I love the consistency and the flavours and how there is no sugar added. Seriously, just all in all, the best smoothie bowl in Chiang Mai and it’s centrally located in Old City and is walkable to a lot of sights & attractions!

Price range: Their smoothie bowls are 140 baht per bowl.

My personal recommendations: I love their cacao bowl and acai bowls so so much! I am sure they are all fabulous though!

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

6. cafe cocohut

✧ Smoothie bowls, chia pudding cups, oatmeal
Vegan smoothie bowl cafe in old city

Cafe Cocohut is nestled right in the hub of old city and has such good smoothie bowls you guys! So delicious and the details are adorable. I love their chia pudding cups and oatmeal too. Love that it’s plant based as well, of course :).

Price range: Their smoothie bowls are 120-130 baht per bowl which for the quality is exceptionally well priced.

My personal recommendations: I love their mango passionfruit smoothie bowl and their signature cocoa one!

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

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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