in Vang Vieng
, Laos will surely work up an appetite. But you might be overwhelmed come meal time with Vang Vieng’s surplus of sandwich stands, noodle shops, and cheap eats catering to backpackers
. So we’ve compiled a list of the top eateries in Vang Vieng – everything from excellent local, Western, and ethnic cuisines.
Viman Vang Vieng
Restaurant, Thai, German, Vegetarian, none
Viman Vang Vieng
is run by Mr. Kaz, who is Thai-born but lived in Germany for decades before opening up Viman. This restaurant specialises in both Thai and German food. Mr. Kaz is a Renaissance man waiting on tables and cooking up a fabulous schnitzel and delicious curries. He is also a musician and a painter. His restaurant showcases his artwork as well as his culinary prowess.
Viman Vang Vieng | © Regina Beach/Culture Trip
Restaurant, Italian, Vegetarian, $$$
will give pizzerias in Italy a run for their money. Perfect crust and a wide variety of toppings ranging from white pizza, lots of vegetarian options, and the gamut of charcuterie and cheeses are on offer. Run by an Italian father-and-son duo and away from the tourist crowds down town, it’s a must for anyone craving authentic pasta or pizza and a glass of wine.
Il Tavalo | © Regina Beach/Culture Trip
Amigos Vang Vieng
For the best Mexican food in Laos, look no further than Lao- and Australian-run Amigos. The sister establishment of the original Amigos in Luang Prabang, this Vang Vieng restaurant serves equally delicious tacos, nachos, french fries, and guacamole when avocados are in season. Locally sourced ingredients and a killer playlist make this hidden gem in a secret garden a must-visit.
Amigo’s Vang Vieng | © Regina Beach/Culture Trip
Peeping Som's Bar and Restaurant
Restaurant, Korean, $$$
is a Korean barbecue joint on the main road in Vang Vieng and is popular with Korean and Western tourists alike. Come hungry, come with friends, and cook your own meats and vegetables at your table. A range of Lao and Korean cocktails and beers are available on the drink menu as well.
Peeping Som’s | © Regina Beach/Culture Trip
Restaurant, Asian, Ve