Benny’s On The Beach & Sunrise Restaurant
Vegan and Vegetarian Food on Koh Lipe
Click each image above to preview our vegan and vegetarian menus for each location!
Our Vegan and Vegetarian Story …..
We first opened the vegan and vegetarian Benny’s On The Beach in November 2018. As a perfect addition to our Eco-Friendly family. This was quickly followed (due to popular demand) by Sunrise Restaurant in June 2019. We decided to serve only vegan and vegetarian food and drinks, as we truly believe that what we consume makes a HUGE difference to our precious planet, and it is our responsibility to promote and provide a conscious and sustainable way to eat wherever you may be in the world.
“It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal”Joaquin Phoenix
Why Choose Us?
Need a reason to eat vegan and vegetarian food on Koh Lipe? There is not enough space for agricultural farming on Koh Lipe, and being situated in a National Marine Park all fishing activities are illegal. So even if you may have thought what you are ordering is ‘fresh’, in fact all the meat, fish and seafood you would eat on Koh Lipe has to be packaged in plastic and polystyrene. Then shipped in from Thailand mainland and all over the world, and then delivered by smaller boats and couriers to each business on the island.
We decided this is definitely not a sustainable or environmentally friendly way to run a business here on this tiny precious island. So went about sourcing our delicious vegan and vegetarian ingredients from elsewhere! Our fruits and veggies are purchased locally straight from our friend’s farms in Langu. And Satun, and we ship in reusable packaging to avoid unnecessary waste. At Benny’s and Sunrise you are supporting local family owned businesses. And you can really enjoy a farm to table experience!
“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy local, and that’s kind of the same.”Source Unknown
What else makes us Eco?
Our other environmental operational efforts include outdoor solar lighting, free water refills for guests with their own re-usable bottles or Trash Hero Bottles, and of course no single use straws or takeaway containers. Our showers and taps are all low water pressure, and of course we are strongly anti-toilet paper, and pro-bumgun!!
We have affordable and eco-conscious reusable products for sale at each location. Including bamboo or steel straws, steel water bottles and coffee cups, tiffin boxes, bamboo cutlery sets, bamboo toothbrushes, beeswax wraps, cotton shopping bags, reef-safe suncream and even shampoo bars!
“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.”Lady Bird Johnson
What vegan and vegetarian food do we serve?
Having two separate locations on one small island, we really wanted to give you eco-conscious eaters as much choice as possible. Sunrise Restaurant has a flavour packed Thai Food menu, with no MSG, fish sauce or shrimp paste to be seen. Everything is made fresh when you order. And our amazing Head Chef Rama even makes all the curry pastes from scratch!
Benny’s On The Beach has more international options. Like the Benny Burger, Fried-No Chicken Tacos, and homemade Benny’s Fries served with our secret-recipe vegan alioli. We are firm believers that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So both locations have our famous nutrient-packed Benny Bowls available. Along with cooked breakfast options and overnight oat bowls topped with local fresh fruits.
“Surround yourself with animals, and people who are kind to them.”In The Soulshine
Our vegan and vegetarian food at Benny’s…
“The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.”Charles Darwin
Our vegan and vegetarian food at Sunrise….
What drinks do we serve?
All day at both locations we serve fresh coffee (strong and black, or with rice/almond/coconut milk), which you can have hot, or over ice. We also do fresh daily fruit juices and herbal teas, plus a great selection of local zingy cocktails! We have free drinking water for all our guests. Or for extra good hydration, we strongly recommend ordering one of our local fresh coconuts!
“It’s always summer somewhere.”Lily Pulitzer
Vegan and Vegetarian, Sunrise to Sunset….
We are so blessed to be located on two amazing spots on Koh Lipe. At Sunrise Restaurant, you can head down the the beach from 6am onwards to witness some on the most spectacular views of daybreak. Then follow it up with a fresh and healthy breakfast from 7am when we open. At Benny’s On The Beach, the sun sinks down over the Tarutao National Park between 6-7pm. Sunset views are awe inspiring year round. So be sure to come early to get a good spot, and don’t forget your camera!
“It was sunsets that taught me that beauty sometimes only lasts for a couple of moments, and it was sunrises that showed me that all it takes is patience to experience it all over again.”A.J. Lawless
Keep in touch….
The easiest way to contact us directly is via our social media accounts. You can direct message us at either location on Facebook or Instagram. And our management team will always get back to you within 24hrs. Like us on Instagram to snap up our latest deals and offers. We always publish these in our daily Stories!
The Team Behind The Vegan and Vegetarian Dream!
Kris, Clare and Pi Nok have been working on Koh Lipe since 2013, and
started out in the Diving industry with Adang Sea Divers. Things quickly
progressed into focusing on more eco-conscious diving tuition, and then
environmentally friendly accommodation with Adang Sea Eco-Lodge Sunrise, and then Adang Sea Eco-Village Sunset.
The realisation then hit that one thing majorly missing from beautiful Koh Lipe was a sustainable, clean and natural restaurant. Which is (you guessed it) how Benny’s On The Beach was created in 2018! Guest Development Chef Toni Schronenberger and Head Chef Roh spent months fine tuning our now complete vegan/veggie Benny’s Menu.
With a fab menu as our foundation, and an international team consisting of
Carolina our manager from Brazil, and Tha Tha our coffee maestro from Myanmar. James our cocktail spinner from Chiang Mai, and Andrea our music expert (and life and soul of the party) from the UK. Also Boy our comedy king from Satun, we decided to open another location!
Sunrise Restaurant has always been famed for amazing fresh Thai food, so when we took over in May 2019. We decided it was super important to maintain some of it’s natural charm (if it ain’t broke,
don’t fix it right?!) . Head Chefs Nah and Rama are culinary masterminds when it comes to Thai Food. With a few extra team members joining us soon, including our longterm furry alumni Nahla, Khaleesi, Lucy and Benny Jnr, we are looking forward to the coming high season!