Healthy Plant-Based Meals to Fuel You On Retreat
Our Food Philosophy
Our food philosophy is simple: We only serve fresh, whole foods, plant-based (vegan) meals prepared with mostly organic vegetables sourced locally or grown in our garden. It’s refreshing to have control over exactly what goes into our food and into our bodies, and we invite you to peek into our open air kitchen to see the process. We minimize our use of processed foods, preferring to make most things by hand, the traditional way. This takes a little bit more time, but it adds a LOT of extra love to the food that we prepare, and you can taste the difference.
Our menu is always changing, but you can expect a typical breakfast to include a “make your own” breakfast bowl of locally grown seasonal fresh fruit, chia seed pudding, and soaked oatmeal packed with an assortment of nutrient dense superfoods like chia seeds, cashews, goji berries, flaxseed, psyllium husk, muesli, and coconut milk. All this and locally grown gourmet coffee and tea to make sure that you’re wide awake after that deep savasana. Lunch at Suan Sati is a light affair, with a salad bar, raw and cooked Thai dishes, soups, and the occasional dessert. Dinners feature plenty of Thai food like stir fry and curry, Northern Thai delicacies, fusion favorites, and some special surprises. A constantly rotating menu ensures that you never want to miss what our chef is whipping up.
Our garden is over half an acre and completely organic. That means NO chemicals and NO GMOs. Our crops are always rotating, but we regularly grow a variety of salad greens, kale, tomatoes, cucumbers, chilies, galangal, turmeric, beans, sprouts, and pumpkins in our garden, which is only a few meters from the kitchen. Farm to table has a very literal meaning at Suan Sati.
Our chef Pee Bow enjoys using the kitchen as her playground for experimenting with local Northern Thai favorites, fusion dishes, and desserts. The flavors coming out of her kitchen will make you rethink the notion that food this healthy can’t possibly taste this good.
If you have any specific food allergies or concerns, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you. We are familiar with common food allergies and gluten intolerance, so book with confidence knowing that our chef knows how to cook for you.