Pun Pun currently has 2 restaurants in Chiang Mai city serving delicious, nutritious, local food.
The restaurant at Wat Suan Dok temple has moved to a new location just behind the old space still within the temple grounds, which has been renovated to have more covered seating, parking and space for upcoming organic products. Pun Pun Wat SuanDok offers inventive, nutritious, vegetarian Thai food, organic local coffee and shakes and smoothies.
Hours at Pun Pun Wat Suan Dok are 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact phone number: Ratchabodin (Dtai) at 084.365.6581 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: First find Wat Suan Dok temple on Suthep Road going west out of the moat. Turn into the temple and walk back past the large temple building on your right. Then you will see a small turn to your right with a stupa on your left. The restaurant is right behind this stupa.
Pun Pun Market
In the spring of 2014 Pun Pun opened our newest project located near Airport Plaza on Hang Dong Road. This project is a new restaurant and natural food store on a piece of land that also allows us to grow gardens and host events and workshops in the same space.
DAA – Documentary Arts Asia (www.doc-arts.asia) will be moving their gallery, theatre, artist in residence program and offices to the same piece of land and there are plans with more friends for a bicycle repair shop and space as well in the future.
The menu at this restaurant is different from the other two. Here we offer Isaan (northeastern Thai) food, curries, soups, fusion wraps and salads and local organic coffee and shakes/smoothies. Come and check out the new space! Because of the large space we also have a shop selling local produce, homemade yogurt, bulk organic items and other products from local groups.
Hours at Pun Pun Market are 11am-7:00pm
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Directions: From the intersection at Airport Plaza, travel south on the Hang Dong road around 250 meters. On your left you will see a Tyre Plus shop with a big Michelin Man sign. Take the first left after the sign down the small street. (If you see the Pizza shop you have gone too far). We are down the street on your left at the long aluminum fence with the earthen buildings and big space.
Come and try them all!
the concept of our restaurants
At Pun Pun seed saving is our main objective. We realized that we save varieties of seeds, propagate them, and promote other people to grow them, as well as hosting trainings on transitioning to organic agriculture, but if other people grow them and don’t have anywhere to sell, and the market is not there, it can only go so far. We also meet so many people interested in being able to find nutritious, affordable, and safe food to eat for themselves and their families. Our attempts with the restaurants and shops is to create and stimulate this market and connect consumers and producers to know each other better. To understand where our food comes from, what is in our food and how this effects us daily.
Pun Pun Organic Restaurants are a project aimed at supporting local organic farmers, farmer networks, and propagating biodiversity. Some produce comes from Pun Pun farm, but we cannot grow everything since the farm focuses on seed saving and trainings as well. We created the restaurants to support other local organic farmers and we continually try to learn about the organic projects that are forming in Thailand so that we can support them. We are not yet, however, using all organic products but we can see how creating a market for this produce and products can support farmer’s transition to sustainable food systems.
Our food is:
- Organic as much as possible coming from organic farmers’ groups
- Supporting local food systems
- Diverse containing various rare or indigenous herbs and plants
- Healthy – meaning we use NO MSG, NO GMO, and NO PRESERVATIVES. We don’t use white refined sugar and use unrefined whole grains such as brown rice and whole wheat flour.
- Only free-range humanely-raised meat
- Fresh – focusing on raw and lightly cooked foods which maintain their nutritional value.
- Primarily homemade including tofu, soymilk, yogurt, cheese, bean sprouts, fruit jams, chili pastes, and salad dressings