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Tonic Makes It Easy to Enjoy Healthy Food in Bangkok

Tonic is the name on the lips of foodies when they search for healthy, affordable dining options in Bangkok. In the four years since they launched, Tonic has attracted a mix of expats and locals keen to improve their diets by ordering from their selection of tasty vegetable dishes, protein choices, and healthy snacks and beverages.

The founders wished to address the lack of casual, inexpensive meals in the Thai capital that could be classed as healthy: there are so many Thai and international foods here that tend to be fried, and therefore nutritionally inferior.

When planning the concept, they exerted an emphasis on using only natural, nourishing ingredients that were as friendly on your wallet as they were your body. And so Tonic was born, as a dine-in or takeaway addition to the local foodie scene that has thrived since the word has spread around the city.

Wholesome, Real Foods That Are Sure To Make You Feel Good

For those who like a variation of menus and prefer not to be stuck with the same choices all of the time, Tonic offers a great variety of side dishes that change on a weekly basis. There are three main menu selections, with Tonic Bowls and Tonic Value Boxes coming with brown rice, whereas Tonic Boxes only come with veggies, allowing customers to combine a choice of one, two or three side dishes.

Tonic Boxes and Tonic Value Boxes allow you to choose a single protein option from a selection of seven. The protein choices are: Sweet and Sour Tofu, Sesame Tofu, Korean Chicken, Honey Mustard Chicken, Baked Falafels, Crispy Oven Chicken and Salmon with Sour Cream, all of which are delicious.

The Tonic Bowl allows one stew choice from a selection of five, served warm, including: Japanese Vegetable Curry, Mexican Bean Beef, Pulled Pork Stew, Beef Meatballs in a Tomato Sauce and Chicken Yogurt Curry. However, Tonic usually provides two or three choices of these each week in order to keep their menu as exciting and fresh as possible for their legions of fans.

An Impressive Selection of Healthy Dishes To Satisfy Any Appetite

To explain in a little more detail, Tonic Boxes consist of between one and three sides, as well as a protein choice as mentioned above. Some of the most popular of them, of which there are many in total and ten available at any one time, include the best-selling Honey Balsamic Pumpkin: it is simply made, with just pumpkin, honey, sesame seeds, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper, all baked to perfection.

The Spicy Roasted Cabbage is well-suited to local palettes, with cabbage, dijon mustard, garlic, chili, olive oil, coriander, salt and pepper going into this expertly crafted side. The recently added Aloo Gobi Cauliflower is a tasty mix of potato, cauliflower, onion, cherry tomato, garlic, garam masala, turmeric, coriander powder, cumin, sugar, salt and olive oil which will leave you longing for more.

Furthermore, there are some other top choices including the highly-recommended Carrot Chickpea, made with a nice selection of natural ingredients: carrot, chickpea, coconut oil, coriander, mustard, honey, cumin, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, seasoned with garlic, salt and pepper for an exciting flavor. The Miso Baby Corn Broccoli is a popular vegan option consists of baby corn, broccoli, miso, sugar, olive oil, sesame and pepper.

You may also wish to try the Asian Quinoa Slaw, a light, crunchy treat for those who prefer something less stodgy, consisting of red cabbage, carrots, quinoa, soy sauce, extra virgin olive oil, rice wine vinegar, honey, sesame, salt and pepper. All of these side dishes are freshly-made every day in-store, to ensure that the high levels of quality of which Tonic have become well-known for are maintained.

Hearty Stews That Are Sure To Keep You Invigorated

Tonic Bowls are super filing, with the yummy brown rice, choice of one of the ten side dishes and stew: meat lovers will enjoy the Tonic Pulled Pork Stew, and vegetarians and vegans are likely to savour the Japanese Curry with potato, pumpkin, carrot and onion in a tangy sauce. Although Tonic Value Boxes also come with 1 side and brown rice, they have a choice of protein instead of the portion of stew.

To complement the rest of the healthy menu, the team at Tonic have come up with some exceptional snacks and drinks, with the cookies coming highly-recommended! Turmeric Tonic is one of their range of cold-pressed juices that is a smash hit with customers, made only of fresh turmeric, ginger, lime, honey, soda and a pinch of black pepper that combine to create a spectacular taste sensation.

Tonic have got their own delivery service that can be ordered via their easy-to-navigate website, as well as partnering exclusively with Foodpanda to deliver all over Bangkok. If you are in the mood to eat out, visit their newly-opened, innovatively designed location over at The Parq near Queen Sirikit MRT station to sample some good mood food!

You can visit the Tonic website at: or call to place your orders on: 082-443-5750 (Thai) or 090-916-5186 (English)

You may also wish to message them directly on the LINE app: @tonicbkk