Best Street Food Tours in Bangkok by Bangkok Food Tours
Bangkok is a world’s street food capital. Traveling in the city, you don’t want to miss having a street food experience. Let us at Bangkok Food Tours take you to the heart of the action! Why is it a good idea to come with us? There are a few reasons:
All Bangkok Food Tours guides are locals. If they don’t live in the neighborhood we take you to, then they frequent it because they are after the delicious food themselves. That means your experience is delivered by an insider and Thai food guru. We take you to the eateries that you’re not likely to find by yourself, local people’s favorite ones, and introduce you to dishes that you might not try on your own. Through us, you’ll meet foodies from all over the world, alike-mind travelers. Ready to savor Thai street food, sightsee, and socialize with interesting people? Read on!
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#1 Street Food Tour in Bangkok by Bangkok Food Tours
Historic Bangrak Food Tasting and Culture Tour
Bangrak’s street food scene preserves a similar atmosphere to Chinatown’s street food. But instead of night, the street food scene of Bangrak flourishes during the day. A step off BTS Saphan Taksin Skytrain, food carts occupy the sidewalks of Charoen Krung Rd. They line up in front of shophouses operating as shops and restaurants, and even making their ways onto side lanes. You’ll be swimming in the sea of street food, enjoying the sight and smells of cooked-to-order and pre-cooked dishes, snacks, and fruits, as the tour guide walks you through the neighborhood and beyond.
Thanks to the neighborhood’s multi-ethnic residents, Bangrak is teemed with delicious ethnic restaurants. In this tour, you’ll get to taste Chinese, Muslim, Northeastern Thai, and royal Thai dishes. These are namely duck rice, curry noodle, Som Tam (papaya salad), crunchy lemongrass, chicken green curry, roti, and coconut ice cream. With small portions, you won’t be too full but are certainly fed enough for big breakfast and lunch.
To ensure you have time to digest between the several food stops, the tour takes you to sightsee iconic sites of the neighborhood such a temple, a Catholic church, and beautiful heritage buildings. You’ll even get to cross the Chao Phraya river on a ferry! Many travelers have recommended this tour on TripAdvisor. See what CK Travel, a seasoned food and travel blogger, talks about this tour here.
#2 Street Food Tour in Bangkok by Bangkok Food Tours
Yaowarat Street Food Tour
Chinatown is the legend of night street food markets in Bangkok. DO NOT SKIP IT. If you don’t visit it for the food, you should for its vibrant and bustling atmosphere anyway – photogenic. On the main road and its side lanes, food vendors busy preparing their specialty dishes as customers queue up to take seats. There are hundreds of eateries just on the main road alone. And all of them undoubtedly serve delicious food. But we’ll take you to the ones our food experts have degreed to be the best.
Lining up are Yen Ta Foe pink noodle soup with fish balls, Dim Sum, seafood, pork organs soup (don’t make a face, it’s delicious!), ice cream, and black sesame dumplings in ginger tea. There will be other snack treats too. You’ll be dining on a street most of the time, in a quiet alley and on the main road. In the beginning of the tour, sightseeing the nearby iconic attractions will tune you in to the neighborhood’s history. See what other travelers have recommended it on TripAdvisor.
#3 Street Food Tour in Bangkok by Bangkok Food Tours
Street Food Hunt at Chatuchak Weekend Market
Chatuchak Weekend Market has over 15,000 stalls spreading across 35 acres and 26 sections which range from food, art and craft, antiques, fashion and so on. Many travelers navigate it themselves. But why not having a local help you navigate it if you can?
Shopping is the main reason people come here but street food stalls are also an essential part of the market. These are where hungry shoppers turn to. We don’t take you to any of them but the best ones. Along the way, you will walk through what we call the highlighted alleys where you will surely find beautiful souvenirs to take home. While enjoying being fed with delicious food, you can make a list of what you want to buy in your mind!
The tour includes food and drinks at 7 stops. You’ll eating spicy papaya salad, grilled honeyed pork, Thai sausages, chicken noodle, and pulled tea to name a few. There are other snacks and ice cream along the way. Our tour guide will give you a good overview of the market. By the end of the tour, which is early afternoon, you’ll have more confidence to dive into the market by yourself.