Two burgers to go?
By Shaan Bajaj
I was never fond of burgers, mainly because it was tough to find a good burger as a vegetarian. Ever since the vegetarian and vegan scene has grown though, the options seem to be endless, giving me a newfound love for the soft buns. When I hear of a new burger spot, I know I need to try it ASAP, which is why I was excited when Snoop’s Joint invited us to try their famous burgers. Their burgers are not new to the city though, before opening a physical location and rebranding they were known as Herbivore.
The restaurant is located in a small side soi in Sukhumvit 21, and as I walked in, I noticed a green neon sign that reads “We followed our hearts and it led us here!” on their white walls, along with plants hanging from the ceiling. The space felt welcoming, vibrant, and fresh. As I sat down, Jyot “Pranee” Sachdev, the founder, tells me how the name and branding is inspired by their puppy, who is called Snoop, and therefore the restaurant is pet-friendly. As a vegetarian herself, she wanted to offer many different burgers that are flavourful in their own way. Jyot also tells me how they are able to host big groups, and can provide Jain options with prior notice.
Food and drinks
To start, we sampled the UnBEETable (THB 280) salad, which is packed with rocket leaves, thinly sliced beetroot and walnuts. For anyone who wants a refreshing side dish, especially in this heat, I would highly recommend it. And it is also vegan. Next, I tried a dish I was really excited for, Grilled NO chicken & sticky rice (THB 180), a vegetarian version of the popular Thai street food dish. I poured a generous serving of the nam chim sauce before devouring the dish. The chicken itself was paper crisp on the outside and firm and springy on the inside. It definitely lived up to my expectations.
One of their most popular dishes is the Crisp n’ spicy (THB 280) burger, a paneer patty coated in their special spicy sauce. Or you can opt to have it as a Paneer (THB 250) wrap, which is what we did. They are not messing around when they say spicy, I could taste the heat as soon as I took a bite of it. If you cannot handle your spice, do not order this dish. We could not leave without trying The snoop’s cheese burger (THB 320), their signature. The cloud-like rolls are topped with a meaty vegetarian patty, tangy caramelized onions, warm melty cheddar cheese, and a generous amount of special sauce that ties the whole dish together. With each dish, I could taste the thought gone behind perfecting the blend of spices to ensure it was flavoursome.
For the sweettooth’s, their cinnamon rolls come highly recommended. However, we tried their Lava cake, which is not on the menu yet, and it was divine. The chocolate center was warm, and not too sweet. I would recommend trying if it is available during your visit. To drink, they have a selection of milkshakes, smoothies, lemonade, and alcoholic beverages available. I tried their cold coffee, that really reminded of the ones I have tasted in India.
44, 32, 31, Soi Sukhumvit 21, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok, 10110, Thailand
Open Tuesday – Satuday 11am – 9pm, Sunday 1pm -9pm
Facebook: Snoop’s Joint