Eateries, bars, and services worth checking out.
When I lived in New York, my day was only as good as my morning bagel. However, ﬁnding the perfect bodega bite hasn’t been so easy in Bangkok, making Volks a welcome addition to the city’s breakfast scene. Launched by Sherry and Volk Jensiriwanich, the café is located inside the Oakwood Residence Sukhumvit 24 and oﬀers a menu of bagels in ﬂavours like white or black sesame, crispy onion, and asiago cheese (from THB 60); ﬂavoured cream cheese spreads like Wasabi and Honey walnut (from THB 30); and bagel sandwiches in variations such as the Smoked salmon and capers (THB 250) and Caprese with mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes, and basil (THB 220). Facebook: @volks.dst
New Gift Service
If you’re like me and you struggle with ﬁnding the perfect present, Instagram-based gift service Wrap Me Up oﬀers an easy way to put together customised gifts for your loved ones no matter the occasion or your budget. With an easy to navigate online platform and order process, all you need to do is pick the items you’d like to include in your box from a long list of thoughtful choices including homemade treats and desserts, scented candles, face masks and body scrubs, bath salts, inspirational books, gift cards, ﬂowers, and more, and have it all wrapped up! Instagram: @_wrapmeup
New Dining Hall
Over the years, Broccoli Revolution has cemented itself as one of the leading vegan restaurant chains in Thailand and now they’re taking their vision one step further with the establishment of Broc&Co. Nestled on Sukhumvit 49, the brand has collaborated with Thai craft chocolate creators Kad Kokoa; organic wine curators Naturalista; and plant-based ice cream brand HEBE, to launch a plant-based dining hall centred on promoting social consciousness, eco-friendships, and a sense of community. If you’re a part of Thailand’s growing health and environmentally-conscious dining scene (which everyone should be at this point) then make sure to pencil in a date to check it out. Facebook: @Broc&Co
New Rooftop Bar
Take a trip to the fringes of Khao San to Bangkok View Rooftop Bar. Nestled on top of the ROCCO Building, the bar boasts 360-degree views of landmarks like Wat Phra Kaew and Rama VIII Bridge. However, despite panoramas that could be the envy of even the fanciest places in town, the bar’s vibe is casual, featuring unfussy wooden tables framed by colourful neon lamps, a bar illuminated by Broadway-inspired lights, and a live music stage lit up with the words “When words fail, music speaks.” Food is cheap and cheerful, oﬀering a variety of Western-style bar bites and classic Thai dishes. We recommend going for the view, and staying for the punchy cocktails. Facebook: @bangkokview