Chiang Mai is fast becoming one of my favourite cities in Thailand, and because Thailand knows how to make some of the world’s best cuisines I’m so excited to share with you 2 ethical eateries there:
1- Free Bird Café
The Free Bird Café is an organic vegan and vegetarian café supporting local NGO Thai Freedom House, a language and arts learning centre for indigenous peoples and Burmese refugees. Aside from serving amazing vegetarian dishes and smoothies, the café also has a charity shop. Purchase pre-loved clothes, jeans, purses, jewellery and books with 100% of the profits going to help the work that Thai Freedom House do for many in the community.
Address: Manee Nopparat Rd, Tambon Si Phum, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai / https://www.facebook.com/FreeBirdCafe/
2- Sticky Rice Café
This socially responsible café in Chiang Mai serves all things sticky rice and more. Grab a delicious red curry for only 50 baht that comes with a healthy serving of brown rice on the side. What makes this café so special however, is the fact that they give 5% of every bill to Local Alike, an organisation giving opportunities for locals, communities and businesses to better their livelihoods through tourism.
Address: 319 Mun Mueang Rd, Tambon Si Phum, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai,