Khun Churn

One of Chiang Mai’s oldest and most loved vegetarian havens, this 20-year-old family business has just relocated from its Nimmanhaemin mainstay to a lovely new spot inside the Old Chiang Mai Cultural Centre on Wualai Road. The all-day buffets (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are back and better than ever, with tables of delicious meat-free offerings dotted all over the spacious antique Lanna teakwood house. There’s a salad bar at the front, a fruit bar, a khao soy and soup station, a variety of herbal drinks (add your own organic sweetener), Thai desserts and a long table lined with yummy hot Thai specialties, like morning glory in red curry, minced tofu deep fried with basil and Thai chilli, and yaki soba.

Everything is local and the rice comes directly from the tiered paddies of Mae Chaem. Milled onsite, you can choose from one of four different types of organic, local rice (far healthier than the average lump of white), including brown, black and red. A la carte meals are also available, – including hoy-tod (crispy mushroom and seaweed omelette served over bean sprouts with Sriracha sauce), American style breakfast, or one of the yummy old fashioned lemonades, which come in a variety of flavours, from watermelon to beetroot, along with fresh smoothies and a selection of imported beers.


Old Chiang Mai Cultural Centre, 185/3 Wualai Road

Category Restaurant, Restaurants Venue Type Restaurant Cuisine Thai, Vegetarian Opening Times Open daily, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. 053 270 071, 053 224 124