Not too far from the popular Bangkok backpacker destination Khao San Road is a side-street we called "Vegetarian Alley". There are 3 vegetarian restaurants and one that is vegetarian friendly.
To get to this alley, walk east on Khao San Road to the end (the end closest to this annoying McDonald's statue). Carefully cross Tanao Road at the crosswalk, then continue to head east in the alley called Soi Damnoeklang Nuea, the closest alley from the crosswalk, and take the first available left and continue. You're there!
The first place we visited in the alley was Ethos.
For breakfast Marya had this fruit salad/muesli with coconut cream:
And I had this gluten free multigrain pancake with mango and banana. It came with a little cup of coconut cream to pour over it.
And speaking of craving, I had been looking forward to a good plate of Kee Mao, known in the US as Drunken Noodle.
Marya got the Panang Curry:
On another visit, we tried their fried tempeh:
Two days later we were back again for breakfast. This is when I really had the internal struggle trying to decide between the vegan gluten free pancake I had on my first visit and the tempeh burger. I opted for the burger.
And here's a fun little gem Ethos has on their menu:
Also in Vegetarian Alley is May Kaidee's Two of them, actually - practically across the street from one another.
You can see some awful photos of their menu here:
I had this lovely Tom Kha soup:
And Marya had the shitake mushroom glass noodle baked in olive oil:
And after seeing their locally made sausage in a dish on the menu, I just had to try it. They allowed us to sample it on its own.
First time I've eaten a hotdog with chopsticks.
For dessert was this lovely black sticky rice with mango and pineapple, covered in coconut milk.
We hadn't eaten at this place, but it's on the same block:
And just for fun, here's a picture from one of the many temples we visited in Bangkok: