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Bangkok Food Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Bangkok for Food lovers


Food Holidays in Bangkok: You just can’t wait to eat!

Having one of the world’s greatest food scenes with food stalls and vivid night markets almost everywhere you go, Bangkok couldn't but be a paradise for food lovers, from early morning to late at night.

If you are visiting Bangkok for the first time, rest assure since you will find it very easy to eat like a local and unlock its tasty hidden secrets while walking around the city.

Just follow the scents of the stir-fried chilies, garlic, and basil! These aromas prevail on the street food markets of Bangkok which are so many that, along with its floating markets packed with boats selling all kinds of foods and fruits, offer such an experience that will leave you with a strong desire to come again in Bangkok.

A fresh green papaya salad, a bowl of piping hot noodles, or grilled meats, are only a small part of Bangkok’s street food options since you will discover that there is an abundance of delicious fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and piles of fragrant spices everywhere in the city.

However, it is essential to know that though you will find street food all around Bangkok, not all areas offer equal foods to devour.

In this Bangkok Food Guide, you will find the top food markets to taste the best creations of Thai street food masters as well as dining hotels offering both Thai and an extensive range of international cuisine.

The Best Dining Hotels in Bangkok

Bangkok has many world-class dining hotels with up to 5 restaurants, serving rich breakfast menus, mouth-watering traditional dishes, and modern European mains, while you may order anything your heart desires and have it prepared right in front of you.

If you are an early bird, keep in mind that Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park is one of the best hotels for breakfast in Bangkok. Its buffet breakfast promise to satisfy even the most demanding palate, offering an extensive range of tropical fruits, as well as eggs and omelets, carefully prepared the way you like.

For a totally unique dining experience based on authentic Thai dishes, do not miss to visit The Spice Market, a restaurant of Anantara Siam Bangkok that resembles an old Thai spice shop.

Find here spectacular hotels with restaurants offering gastronomic delights combined with exceptional service and incredible city views!

The Best Markets and Restaurants in Bangkok

From the streetsmarketshotels, and restaurants, the food options in Bangkok are literally endless! 

Being one of the world’s best cities for food, and especially for street food, it is highly recommended to grab a bite and satisfy your hunger with delicious local and street food options. Wherever you go, apart from local restaurants you will also find street stalls offering food at extremely reasonable prices and usually served in plastic plates.

More specifically, one of the best must-try street snacks to have on the go is Khao Neow Moo Ping (Grilled Pork with Sticky Rice) which Thais enjoy for breakfast snack, lunch, and even dinner. Whereas, if you have a strong stomach, do not miss taste the cooked with blood shellfish Hoy Kraeng (Blood Cockles), a very popular street food in Bangkok.

However, your foodie experience in Bangkok cannot complete without visiting the vivid night markets and even more the impressive floating markets!

One of the most interesting markets to visit by night is Bangkok’s popular Chinatown, known in Thai as Yaowarat. There you will find local restaurants and food stalls offering some of the city’s best street dining options like bird’s nest soup or suckling pig.

Moreover, during your trip to Bangkok, you should not miss visiting the most popular floating market in Thailand, Damnoen Saduak. It is a touristy floating market full of boats selling foods, fruits, and desserts. However, keep in mind that even though it is located almost 100Km outside Bangkok, it really worth to wake up early in the morning and spend a whole day exploring this huge and lively floating market.

Find below the best markets and restaurants to savour the best food in Bangkok.

Food Tips

Bangkok offers local and international cuisine, in plenty of restaurants with gourmet dishes all around the city. However, do not miss to try a local delicacy at a food stall.

The best locations in Bangkok to find excellent street food are Chinatown, Bang Rak area, Old City of Bangkok, Sukhumvit Soi 38 and Khao San Road.

Most of the street dishes are secret family recipes that are handed down through generations. What makes street food differ is the extremely reasonable prices & the excellent quality of the food!

Chinatown is one of the most vibrant neighborhoods and popular tourist attraction in Bangkok. It is particularly known for its excellent culinary value as it is packed with food stalls and street vendors selling local delicacies.

Travel Info

How to get there

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  • By ferry

Move around

  • Metro
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  • Electric trolley-buses
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  • Luxury holidays
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  • Art & culture
  • Performances & theaters
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  • Couples holidays
  • Local gastronomy
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  • Religious holidays
  • Exotic holidays
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 What can I find in this Food Travel Guide ?

Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated food travel guide, to help you easily plan your next culinary holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top restaurants, bars, cafes, bistros as well as gastronomy Hotels to stay!

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