Absolute Fit Food Café is leading the new trend in Bangkok for health-conscious food that still delivers on taste and style. This health and wellness brand is famous throughout the city for yoga and Pilates (Absolute was the first company to introduce hot yoga to Thailand) and this push into restaurants is part of a more holistic approach to health.
Cleansing and enjoyable, all food is free from preservatives, trans-fats and refined sugar, plus the menu has been designed with fitness and wellbeing in mind so superfoods are used whenever possible, such as chia seeds, quinoa and spelt flour. What is striking about the menu at Absolute Café Bangkok is that the food is so full of flavor and not at all bland as you might expect from the ‘fit food’ label.
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Dishes are selected from a variety of regional cuisines with everything from pad Thai with shrimp to quinoa salad with fresh berries, Mediterranean wrap to chicken masala curry. The dishes are prepared fresh every day and displayed in a bistro cabinet. For liquid refreshments we love the range of juices at Absolute FitFood Café, each displayed on the chalk board and each packed with fresh ingredients. Although this isn’t a vegetarian restaurant there are always plenty of options for non-meat eaters. Sweet treats include carrot cake or an inventive take on a mango and sticky rice, again using quinoa and a host of fresh fruits with a soy milk-based cream topping.
There are currently two branches of Absolute FitFood Café in Bangkok. The original branch is in Portico Lifestyle Mall on Langsuan Road in the Chit Lom area, and a new branch in the popular hipster neighbourhood of Thonglor at a ‘foodies’ mall called The Commons.
Bangkok has been a bit slower to take up the concept but now more restaurants are starting to open that appeal to those who want to keep in shape, eat right, yet still thoroughly enjoy their meal.
The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17
- Opening Hours: 09:00-21:00
- BTS: Thonglor
- Tel: +66 (0) 2652 0077-8
Absolute Fit Food Chef’s Table
One floor above the café is the Absolute Fit Chef’s Table, which is a great way to explore the variety of dishes available at Absolute (currently more than 200 recipes with more added all the time). Open for lunch only, the three course set menu is served with an apple cider vinegar and honey aperitif and a hot green tea with your dessert.
The kitchen setting is an interesting touch, although you don’t have to sit up at the kitchen counter if you don’t wish. As this is tucked away on the third floor of Portico, it feels very secluded and makes a nice quiet place to catch up for a lunch date. You can enjoy the Chef’s Table from 11:00 to 14:00 daily. Three courses cost 995 baht (not including tax or service).
Absolute Fit Food Cafe also do prearranged meals to takeaway on a subscription basis so you can stay on any kind of health regime while in Bangkok, or even sign up for food delivery, dropped off by courier at a time and place convenient for you – a nice idea if you are looking for natural, organic food in Bangkok but unable to find it close to where you stay.
Portico Lifestyle Mall
- Opening Hours: 07:00-19:00
- Location: Langsuan Road, Chit Lom
- BTS: Chit Lom
- Tel: +66 (0)81 371 3721