Vegetarian Vegan and Gluten Free Thai Food in Brighton

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Vegetarian Vegan and Gluten Free Thai Food in Brighton

At Sabai we welcome people form all walks of life, young and old and with all dietary needs.  Therefore, we believe vegetarian’s, vegan’s and coeliacs (those with a gluten intolerance) have as much right to eat with us as anyone else.  Our menu is clearly broken down into meat, fish/seafood and vegetarian/vegan.  All dishes that are gluten free are marked GF.  The vast majority of our dishes are cooked to order with just a few being prepared earlier in the day.  Therefore with most dishes we are able to make it to suit your needs.  If you have not read last months blog the health benefits of Thai food is vast, read here for more on the nutritional benefits of Thai herbs and spices.  Below is some information on our menu if you have any of these requirements.  If you have any idea’s or feedback it is always helpful for us, many thanks.  Any suggestions please email us here.

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 7 June 2014 I’ve been going to Sabai,on & off, for years. I hadn’t been in a long while & I’m so glad I did today. The food & service was excellent, as always, but they have changed their menu around to accommodate vegans/coeliaics etc’.. I have never seen so much choice. There were whole sections in the menu that were totally vegan. Most of the main dishes offered a vegan option too. Even the wine list labels vegan friendly wines. They have really thought about this & they are streets ahead than most restaurants in my opinion. They even cater for vegans better than Food for Friends around the corner (which I also love) which is a vegetarian restaurant. Hats off to them, you are a credit to Brighton! Visited June 2014

Gluten Free

All dishes on our menu that are gluten free are marked GF.  Dishes that are not marked with GF we do have alternative ingredients such as Tamari instead of Soy sauce.  When we opened Sabai we got the help of a coeliac and went through the entire menu.  What we found was that Thai food did not contain much Gluten as it is mostly found in wheat and related grains that is not used much in Thai cooking.  So when you visit Brighton and want to enjoy Thai food that is gluten free you then you can pay Sabai a visit with peace of mind!

“Lovely food with fresh ingredients”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 31 December 2014 I was attracted here by the references to Gluten Free menu. The food was delicious and the price very reasonable, the drink selection is extensive and some great options to suit all tastes. I will return knowing that I can eat safely and enjoy the food and lunch time ambience. Visited December 2014


Each section of our menu-starters, soups ,salads, curries and stir fries is broken down to include vegan dishes or as they call it in Thai Mangswirat.  In these dishes we use no eggs, fish sauce and a different curry paste to that of the rest of the menu which does not contain fish sauce.  As well as Tofu which is wonderful in my favourite dish which is Tofu in Mango Salad (Tao Hu Mamuang), we have Vegan “Chicken Pieces”.  Unlike Quorn this is Vegan so this gives you more choice.


Tofu with Mango Salad


“Great vegan options”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 October 2014 Went here for a special occasion dinner the other week and were pleased to see a really extensive vegan menu. Not sure I’d have the V-bites chicken again, but I can be hit or miss with ‘replacement’ veggie meat anyway. Service was prompt, but not too intrusive. We had the satay tofu to start, a vegetable curry and holy basil tofu, all were nice, and on the milder side for most thai places. Visited October 2014

Vegan Wines

We also have Vegan wines listed.  These include an Organic Pinot Grigio and two Organic blends from Italy, a white and a red coming soon.  We also have a Chardonnay and Malbec from Argentina.  Drinks List


Most of our dishes can be made vegetarian simply by asking for no fish sauce, unless your a pescetarian.  As with above you have the choice of all these dishes as well as others on the menu which are not suitable for Vegan’s as they may contain eggs.

“Best Thai I've ever had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 20 July 2014 Ordered from their online menu and collected from store. Great selection of VEGETARIAN appetisers and meals. Reasonably priced and really really tasty. Would definitely recommend! Visited July 2014


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