Top 16 Bangkok Street Food Sanctuaries

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Bangkok Street Food Sanctuaries

There’s a very simple, yet fundamental principle that takes up the unwritten section of Bangkok’s dogma; Where there are people, there will be food.

Lonely Planet’s recent survey revealed that, in terms of food, Bangkok tops the world as the best city to visit.

So in the confusion of bright pink taxi’s, ginormous modern shopping malls, flashy motorbike racers, and folks with questionable genders, where are all these neighborhood eating coves, these dining Shangri-Las, these street food sanctuaries where a ravenous soul can gobble down excessive portions of affordable Bangkok Thai street food?

Here are 16 answers

It’s not easy to narrow down the list of Bangkok’s best street food streets; Anyone who has spent time navigating the city surely acknowledges that there is without stretch of the imagination, an infinite supply of street food. Despite there being stalls everywhere you look in Bangkok, these 16 areas have an exceptionally high food concentration.

Bangkok Street Food TIP: It’s a sure bet to find awesome street food in 3 locations: outside hospitals, outside universities, and outside shopping centers.

If you have benefitted from this article and are serious about eating in Thailand, please click here to check out my ultimate Eating Thai Food Guide – over 2 years of Thai food photos and tons of useful Thai food information.

1. Victory Monument (Anusawari Chai Samoraphum, อนุสาวรีย์ชัยสมรภูมิ)5696941182 dff1216b40 o Top 16 Bangkok Street Food Sanctuaries

There’s a paradox at work around Victory Monument; Though you will be victorious, you will have to surrender.

Victory Monument provided my initial introduction to the throbbing life of Bangkok’s culinary dreams, a round-a-bout so over stocked with street food that even the least of Thai food connoisseurs would consider it criminal not to grab a snack or even a buffet meal while passing through.

From the electrifying boat noodle alley (a true dining experience), to the armies of food pushcarts, and the legendary “Pumpkin Lady,” Victory Monument serves up a smorgasbord of Thai street food that will have you massaging your stomach to maximize its capacity.

Memories are seldom of the monument itself (commemorating a brief dispute between Thailand and France), but rather of the “Victory Munch,” found in the area!

Head up the road to Phahon Yothin Soi 1 (พหลโยธิน ซอย.1) for anther dumbfounding food collection.

Note: Street food bumps from morning to night

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2. Yaowarat (Bangkok Chinatown)(เยาวราช)5696861120 8328ac5391 o Top 16 Bangkok Street Food Sanctuaries

There’s a form of natural-selection that takes place in Yaowarat; The mediocre are weeded out and ONLY the best street food survives.

There’s no denying that Bangkok’s famed Chinatown, known as Yaowarat, offers some of the most respected street food dining options in all of Bangkok. Don’t be afraid to dip down an alley or follow the instinct of your nose, because Yaowarat is packed with delectable eats.

Sample the kuay jap noodle soup (ก๋วยจั๊บน้ำใส) at night or indulge in the incredible buffet that flows onto the sidewalk at Jaow Restaurant. Looking for bird’s nest soup, suckling pig, roasted duck, or shark fin soup? Yaowarat won’t disappoint.

Yaowarat’s neighboring community of Pahurat (Little India) is one of the only places to get street Indian food in Bangkok.

Note: Yaowarat is always busy, but street food stalls really get hoppin in the evening and late into the night

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3. Ratchawat Market (ราชวัตร)5698053550 1909c44dea o Top 16 Bangkok Street Food Sanctuaries

It’s tucked away in the greenery of the Dusit area of Bangkok; the tropical gardens, canals and parks make way for a pleasant market and a street that is home to a few life changing Thai culinary enterprises.

Ratchawat is the birthplace of what I consider the finest roasted duck in all of Bangkok, along with a restaurant that specializes in Kobe Beef noodles, and a man in a shower cap that wok’s up a stir fried curry shark that burst’s with so much flavor it might make you raise your hands with a “hallelujah!”

Note: Best to visit around lunch and early afternoon

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4. Charoen Krung (From Saphan Taksin and all the way South) (เจริญกรุง)5697478917 8175867f78 o Top 16 Bangkok Street Food Sanctuaries

A walk down the entirety of Charoen Krung Road is bound to end disastrously, in a wheelchair, as there’s no humanly-possible way (not that I’ve discovered) to resist the tempting delights that are thrown in every direction. The smell of stir fried garlic, fragrant noodles, steamed dumplings, roasted duck, and freshly sliced fruit (during season), permeates and saturates the air with a cloud of renowned Thai street food.

Restaurants are probably the most common business on Charoen Krung, and they won’t fail to present top quality cuisine. Khao Tom Pla Thao Thuy (ข้าวต้มปลาเต๋าเต้ย) is a restaurant that specializes in rice soup with fish; the gargantuan (I mean meter long or more) fish that hangs from the rafters of the silver cart has pure food adoring passion written all over it.

Note: Start at Saphan Taksin BTS and cruise around that area, the street is serving something most hours of the day and night

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5. Bang Khun Non (บางขุนนนท์)
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Bang Khun Non is deeply layered with a community of Thai food vendors and restaurateurs whose morals dictate them to serve Bangkok’s highest quality of street food.

Whereas many of Bangkok’s best street food eating scenes are marked by rambunctious traffic and dek wan (racing motorbike kids), Bang Khun Non is not nearly as rowdy – a place where you don’t have to worry about getting hit while eating!

Bang Khun Non is the source of Som Tam Boo Maa (ส้มตำปูม้า), my undisputed all-time favorite restaurant for Isan food, possibly the best Yen Ta Fo (เย็นตาโฟ) in town, and a series of other fine eateries.

Just a 5 minute walk away is the coolest coffee shop in all of Bangkok!

Note: Lunch hours are prime

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6. Dao Khanong (ดาวคะนอง)5696862416 4d248fdc4c o Top 16 Bangkok Street Food Sanctuaries

It doesn’t get much more authentic than the Big DK (as I like to call it); It’s a real home-grown Bangkok dining paradise. The food in this hood is done as the residents demand it: spicy, sour, bloody, and all frequencies in between.

As flashy dek wan (racing motorbike kids) show-off their scooter skillz (and girls), hungry clientele take to the rows of makeshift street stalls to contemplate their nightly partaking. Jim jum (hot pot, จิ้มจุ่ม) and raw bloody beef (larb luad neua dip, ลาบเลือดเนื้อดิบ) are just a few of the many sought after indulgences. Freshly cut durian is a must for dessert!

Note: Start at Big C Dao Kanong and head South, things really start heating up at night

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7. Talat Phlu (ตลาดพลู)
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Talat Phlu is a street food garden of Eden in Bangkok that straddles the train track coming from Wang Wian Yai. The area is blessed with an extremely high concentration of skilled street food personnel that pride themselves on serving the best.

The district arguably provides the best sticky rice and durian in Bangkok, the champion of steamed sea bass with lime sauce (pla kahpung neung manao, ปลากะพงนึ่งมะนาว), and an ancient street cart serving a snack (kanom buang yuan) that is so famous it has been decorated with plaques and winning awards that dangle from the pole of the street light.

Note: Lunch is alright, but evening or early dinner is better

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8. Rangnam (รางน้ำ)5698096216 1b73e13f96 o Top 16 Bangkok Street Food Sanctuaries

Perpendicular to Victory Monument BTS station is the yuppie street, popular with both locals and expats, known as Rangnam. There’s a slew of trendy bars, some fancier sit down restaurants (like Tida Esarn), and a worthy mass of street food stalls that sprout up in the evening.

At the far end of Rangnam (next to Ratchaprarop Rd.) is Kuang Seafood – one of my favorite Thai seafood restaurants. Directly opposite Kuang Seafood, just outside the Esso petrol station is an exquisite Isan street food stall that sets up for dinner. The road also has a rib noodles stall that will have you licking your lips for days!

You can also occasionally find Thailand’s notorious dancing shrimp!

Note: Some stalls are only open during the morning and others only at night

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9. Sukhumvit 38 (สุขุมวิท 38)5696283925 0d8fa2b169 o Top 16 Bangkok Street Food Sanctuaries

Suk 38 is an oasis; a sanctuary of affordable street food in the midst of Hi-Society wallet emptying dining. Thai street stalls set up in the evening in abundance, offering a solution to those who prefer al-fresco conditions, instead of being cooped up in an air-con.

All normal Thai street fare can be expected, ranging from Isan style sticky rice (khao neow, ข้าวเหนียว) and som tam (green papaya salad, ส้มตำไทย) to stir fried ahaan dtam song (อาหารตามสั่ง) Thai dishes like pad ga pao moo kai dao (rice with pork and basil + fried egg, ผัดกะเพาไก่ + ไข่ดาว) or a plate of grease sopping pad kee mao moo (drunken noodles!, ผัดขี้เมาหมู).

Note: Best to hit Soi 38 at night

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10. Tha Pra Chan (Outside Thammasat University) (ท่าพระจันทร์)5696941552 b9f0ea4550 o Top 16 Bangkok Street Food Sanctuaries

The market around Tha Pra Chan weaves around in a baffle of stalls and carts; One may as well close their eyes and just let their nostrils do the navigating.

There’s an expanse of never ending snacks as well as cheaply priced street food restaurants that offer basic seating. It’s always exciting when I have a chance to visit Lan Loong Lui, a restaurant that prepares mouthwatering Thai food and a dining area with a great view of the Chao Phraya river!

Note: Easily accessible from the Tha Pra Chan pier as well as a short walk from Grand Palace or Khao San Road, lunch to mid-afternoon is the best time to experience Tha Pra Chan

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11. Wang Lang Market / Siriraj Hospital (วังหลัง / ศิริราช)5697477013 4937992119 o Top 16 Bangkok Street Food Sanctuaries

Just across the Chao Phraya river from Tha Pra Chan (as mentioned above) is a snack lovers Shangri-La. There are so many street snacks and cute things to sample that’s it’s not uncommon to need to take a breather in an attempt to analyze what can be eaten in the most efficient maximizing manner.

There’s an old lady in the market that sells kai khao (the Thai version of balut), bugs and insects, a weird but great yam ponlamai (salty fruit salad), and enough other tid-bits to write a book on. Just down the road is my favorite southern Thai food restaurant in Bangkok.

Wang Lang is one of my favorite areas of Bangkok that I recommend in the Eating Thai Food Guide.

Note: Easy to take a boat across the river from Ta Phra Chan – 3 THB, Lunch to mid-afternoon is best

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12. Nang Loeng (นางเลิ้ง)5698052128 fe2871cbf6 o Top 16 Bangkok Street Food Sanctuaries

A leisurely stroll through Nang Loeng market is both an enjoyable experience and feasting opportunity. The market itself is a throwback in time, consisting of ancient wooden buildings and grannies that have made the same home-made Thai desserts for the entirety of their lives. Their recipes are proven.

Stalls of eating pleasure are located throughout the market of Nang Loeng and on the street of Nakhon Sawan. The pre-made curry restaurant within the Nang Loeng market deserves a particular mention of honor, as well as P’Tukatha with her “crème de la crème” of all Bangkok fruit shakes.

Note: Located roughly in between Khao San Road area and Siam, Morning and lunch are the best times to visit Nang Loeng

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13. Soi Ari (ซอยอารีย์)5696365641 df0aed0c02 o Top 16 Bangkok Street Food Sanctuaries

Soi Ari, also referred to as Phahon Yothin Soi 7, is a top-notch dining extravaganza that although is located in what could be considered main Bangkok, it retains a feeling of being in a suburban neighborhood. Bunches of street food carts in conjunction with trendier sit down diners make Soi Ari yet another Bangkok hot-spot for devouring the best Thai dishes.

Soi Ari is adjacent to Ari BTS station, and there’s also fantastic street food at the next BTS station of Saphan Kwai and the surrounding side streets.

If you are vegetarian or want to eat healthy and extremely delicious Thai street food in a cafeteria cozy cafeteria sort of setting be sure to check out Baan Suan Pai. Also, be sure to see the extremely useful Vegetarian Thai Food Guide.

Note: Best time to eat on Soi Ari is at night

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14. Thanon Ramkamhaeng – across the street form Ramkamhaeng University (ถ.รามคำแหง)5697477107 438efa16f5 o Top 16 Bangkok Street Food Sanctuaries

As stated above, there’s a definite correlation between Thai universities and Grade A munch. Outside the gates of Bangkok’s biggest university, Ramkamhaeng, is a sea of Thai street food that has the potential to lure one into a state of food-confusion.

There’s a sizable population of students from the South of Thailand that contributes to a braggable selection of Southern Thai dishes. Sample the kuay teow gaeng (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวแกง) and Thai dishes like khua kling (คั่วกลิ้ง), gaeng taypo (แกงเทโพ), and Southern style gaeng som.

Ramkamhaeng is the area of Bangkok where I shot the Thai street food menu video (if you haven’t seen it, be sure to check it out now!).

Note: Morning to night – but surges of business in the day with university traffic

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15. Silom – Soi Convent and Soi 20 (สีลม ซอยคอนแวนต์, สีลม ซอย 20)5697479063 37dbb8682b o Top 16 Bangkok Street Food Sanctuaries

Silom is the central business district of Bangkok, and the only reason that’s important is because that means a lot of people; and in Thailand that translates into a lot of food!

Beginning at Sala Daeng, a walk down Silom through Soi Convent and beyond will entice and supply fulfilling street food.

Silom Soi 20 is another remarkable street food street with a drool worthy market in the early morning hours and a lady that serves the best khao neow dam sang kaya (ข้าวเหนียวดำสังขยา), a Thai dessert made of black sticky rice and custard.

Note: Market in the early morning and restaurants for the remainder of the day

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16. Sam Yan (สามย่าน)5696861426 4a50e4d05c o Top 16 Bangkok Street Food Sanctuaries

Centrally located in Bangkok, Sam Yan market and the surrounding streets are a treasure chest spilling over with Thai street food that is waiting to be devoured.

The Sam Yan Market is a refuge for Today Steak, offering cheap Thai street meat and an all-things-deep-fried Thai platter that will require you to use that next notch on your belt (or take it off altogether)! After the platter, grab some of Bangkok’s best fresh coconut ice cream with sweet sticky rice at the Suan Luang Market (ตลาดสวนหลวง) just a few blocks away.

Note: Lunch and dinner, but more stalls sprout up for dinner

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So there it is, 16 of Bangkok’s finest street food sanctuaries. I hope this can help you locate Bangkok’s best street food!

I know there are plenty more Thai street food sanctuaries in Bangkok, so if I failed to mention your favorite spot to go food crazy, I’d love to hear about it with a comment below and we can discuss!

Thanks for reading!

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  1. says

    I love Thai food!! Looks like a lot of great places to eat but not sure if I could eat my fish with the head still on there (and I LOVE fish!). I did eat some like that in Portugal but it takes some getting used to. Guess that is part of the experience when traveling! :)

    • says

      Hey Jeremy,
      I know in Thailand you would get used to eating the fish with the head on, I think almost 90% of fish is served in-tact! Glad to know that you love fish too, when you come to Bangkok, I’ll take you for some of the finest Thai fish available!

  2. Riku S says

    Great post once again. I’m not sure if this article was intended to focus only on Thai food or not, but one place worth mentioning is Soi Arab. It’s like heaven for all meat lovers.

    In fact, it would be really interesting if you would write an article about Soi Arab. I had so many ridiculously good kebabs there that my mouth is watering up just by remembering those greasy piles of meat!

    • says

      Hehe Riku! Yes, this article is more focused on Thai street food, but I will eventually write-up an article of Soi Arab and maybe of the best international food in Bangkok. My mouth is watering now too, I might have to head down there today!!!

  3. Lorna - the roamantics says

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! this has to be the best and most workable lists on thai street food ever. love how you included thai language- so important! and of course your fab photos, but the maps??!! off the charts. love this post mark! :)

  4. says

    Fabulous, comprehensive and very very inspiring! I can’t wait to visit Bangkok and try each and every one of these places.
    Just tell me — how do you eat all this stuff and stay trim?

  5. says

    AHH your food posts always make me so hungry! Especially when I’m sitting commenting on blogs from a McDonalds! That fresh food is far more appetizing than a big mac any day!

  6. says

    Once again you amaze me with the depth and expanse of your street food knowledge. You surpass 99% of Bangkokians who at most have only heard about these places let alone been able to enjoy it all as you have. Cheers, Ray

  7. says

    Everyone raves about the food in Bangkok. Your pictures make me believe it. Definitely need to get there in the near future and see for myself.

    By the way, love the addition of the maps. Very helpful!

  8. Sarah says

    This website is amazing! Stumbled across it as I am prepping for my first trip to Thailand – needless to say, I am super hungry and ready to go!

    • says

      Awesome Sarah! Glad you stumbled into this site and glad you are coming to Bangkok! You will definitely enjoy the fantastic street food in Thailand!

  9. Christy @ Technosyncratic says

    I love how you include the maps and location information! We’re thinking about traveling to Bangkok soon, so this post is getting bookmarked for sure.

  10. says

    I’ll be in Bangkok for the first time on June 1-5 and these are one of things i will never ever skip without trying!! Kudos Mark! you’re blog is very informative! Hope to see you in Bangkok! :)

  11. Caitlin says

    Hiya Mark!
    Ive just arrived in Bangkok yesterday,am dying to eat some street food and this list is an awesome resource! Im just confused as to how to get to all these delicious places, as fro9m what ive seen the buses kind of just stop in the middle of the road and taxis just take FOREVER to get anywhere! Whats your advice for an inexperienced Aussie traveller trying to find her way around Bangkok??? Thanks for writing this awesome article!

    • says

      Hey Caitlin,
      I understand the struggles of Bangkok traffic! The easiest (and most efficient) way to get around Bangkok is by BTS / MRT. A few of these locations (#1, #4, #8, #9, #13, #15, and #16) are accessible by BTS or MRT. If you are around the Khao San Road area, it’s easy to walk to #10, #11, and #12. The other places are easiest to take a taxi, but if you get a Bangkok bus map, you can also get around by bus – the cheapest option! Thanks so much for taking a look at this!

      • says

        I apologize, a few of the maps had gotten messed up – but I just went back and edited them, so they should be correct now. I’m sending you an e-mail.

  12. says

    I’ve never seen such a comprehensive list of street food. It’s amazing! And of course makes me want to go back to Thailand very badly. Including the Thai names makes this even more of a valuable resource. Thanks, Mark!

  13. The GypsyNesters says

    Wow! Incredibly comprehensive post. We have yet to make it to Asia but this certainly moves Bangkok up on the list of places to visit.

  14. says

    I am finding your site so useful in planning our upcoming trip to Bangkok -thanks for putting this all together. Are there any of these street food areas that you particularly recommend for vegetarians?

  15. JP says

    Thanks a lot for all of this info Mark. My gf and I will be in Thailand in December/January and look forward to trying these places out. We love good food and this will certainly help us cut through the uncertainty of where to go. Unfortunately we’ll only be in Bangkok for 2.5 days. I’m going to look through the website some more but do you have any recs for Chiang Mai?

  16. Larry says

    What a great write up. Like you, I am an enthusiastic gastronome ex-pat, always looking for the best local food. I live in Thailand and will be in Bangkok on December 22. I’ve been several times before I find the food scene mind boggling!. Any advice on the best seafood in Bangkok?

  17. Paul Calvert says

    Hi Mark

    I am planning another trip to Thailand. During the first of many trips, I ate in China town at a street restaurant. Sat at plastic tables and chairs on the pavement. The food was fantastic. I ate a type of noodle dish that had shrimp and was assembled like an omelette. I wish I could find this restaurant again. Was probably the best thai food I have ever eaten. I know that the waiters wore “tee” shirts with the restaurants web address on the back of the “Tee” Shirt.

    My friend in Thailand, Khun Narong, died approximately three years ago. Try as i have, I have not been able to find this restaurant again.

    Possibly you have some ideas.

    Kind Regards

  18. elli says

    What a nice article u have here .. i am visiting bangkok for the first time with my mum in january 2012 and i have noted down some of the places that looked really interesting to me , do u have any more suggestions about street food the victory monument ? ( thats the closest to my hotel )

  19. Cynthia says

    Hi Mark,

    I will be in Bangkok, Thailand in February with my 2 and 4 year old for a week. Any suggestions on kid activities. I read your blog on 101 things to do in Thailand…great information. My daughter does have an allergy to peanuts….so I worry about eating out. Thank you.

  20. Andy says

    Hi Mark,

    I bought your ebook on Thai food and used your website extensively when I was in Bangkok last year. It was invaluable. I’m really hoping you can help me with a question i have on boat noodles. At the boat noodle alley Victory monument restaurants I noticed that they have a red sauce which is in all the bowls before the soup and noodles are added. I’m really keen to try and reproduce an authentic version of boat noodles at home and an wondering if you have any idea what this red sauce is? I am suspecting that it contains pig/cows blood but it looks to light to be pure blood so maybe it has some extra additions? If you have an ideas I would really appreciate it.


  21. Debra Durham says

    That’s the best thing about Bangkok, there is tasty street food everywhere! I am planning another trip to Thailand. I’m really hoping you can help me with a question i have on boat noodles. And at the street corners, the smell of the dishes being cooked on the street and the food courts absolutely put me off.

  22. Sharon says

    Awesome read………………just don’t know how I will fit it all into 2 days!!!!!….guess I better plan another longer trip…….keep up the mouth watering reads…..thanx

  23. Doug Mulley says

    Hey Mark, awesome reading! During previous visits to Bangkok, we found a little indoor/outdoor restaurant called BIG JIMS. It was very close to the Indra Regent Hotel, which is where we usually stay. Last trip through about 12 months ago, BIG JIMS was gone and there’s now a high rise building in it’s place. Do you know whether Big Jim re-located or closed down completely? And can you throw some light on other recommended similar eateries around the area of the Indra Regent? Will be back in Bangkok in late June 2012. Many thanks……..

  24. Nongmaithem Reeta says

    Hi Mark,

    Absolutely love each and everything you have posted. I love Thai food and you have done a great job. My next trip to Thailand will be better organized – I will use your guides. Thank you for taking the time to write and upload. It is very helpful.


    • says

      I’m so grateful to hear this Reeta, I really appreciate the kind words. Hope you have a fantastic trip the Thailand and let me know if you need any advice of tips! Thank you again for taking the time to comment.

  25. says

    this is a wonderful place to get started on eating my way through Bangkok! I’ll be there in less than a week and am looking forward to the phenomenal cheap eats and beautiful experiences

    many thanks

    • says

      Thank you for sharing Farhad, I agree, eating on the streets in Thailand is quite clean – or at least just as clean as eating indoors. Thank you for the comment!

  26. Larry H says

    Your site is awesome, man. Love it. The most informative – at least for my tastes (pun not intended) – and actually up to date. Same as your Youtube channel.

    So – do you have any suggestions street food or not where one can maybe partake in eating offal? I love that stuff. All the parts of the animal nobody usually eats. Though I’m sure what they consider offal here in the US isn’t really considered that much anywhere else seeing how picky we are of what we eat. I’m down for anything hearts, lung, intestines, stomach, and maybe even brains. This is the main reason I’m going to go live in Bangkok besides to learn more of my other culture. The food. I’m Starving Sound on Youtube by the way, the guy that’s been asking and probably will ask a hundred more questions lately

    • says

      Hey Larry, good to hear from you and thank you so much for your kind words. Offal is not overly easy to find in Bangkok. A few days ago I had a couple skewers of grilled chicken intestines which were wonderful – normally served from roaming grill carts around the city – but they often sell out of offal quite fast, so you just kind of have to get there at the right time.

      Here’s a place ( I just wrote about that serves some fantastic porky soup with all kinds of random pig parts. It’s really good!

      Yah, let me know if you have any more questions, happy to answer!


  27. says

    Hi Mark! I’m going to Bangkok in 2 weeks, so this information is very useful for me, I mean, YOUR HOLE WEBSITE is just amazing!
    Congratulations and thank you for this.
    Big hug from Peru!


  28. Mark Jones says

    Hi Mark,

    Read your stuff with great interest. I have been living and working on Koh Samui for more than 6 years, but am moving to live and work in Bangkok in February. When time allows I plan an eating tour with your information.

    Also love the ‘Bangkok Dollar Menu’.

    Exceleent stuff.


      • Stephen Smith says


        Incredible list. My wife and I just moved to Phil. from San Francisco, and heading to Bangkok this coming Tues. for a week there then off to site see the islands. This is an incredible list and one we will endeavor to slog our way through diligently over the course of our stay. Two thoughts. One, in some of the posts you do list the nearest BTS stop. At some point when you revise your article, would you consider including this information for each post? Secondly, if you knew someone who would write a map based iPhone app. that allowed you to navigate (even stagnate maps) through Bangkok to get to your prized finds I would pay dearly for it. : ) Not for this trip, but just say’n. Thanks again for all your work on this.

  29. Fernando says

    I confirm myself, that all the places above are pretty good to have an amazing experience with Thai Street Food. Specially arund Siriraj Hospital have amazing places to eat, just walk around and you will see, “around the chay praya river”, a lot of small and amazing places you can eat chinese noodles (Coyteeaw), rice and pork strips (moo crop) Alloy makuma. Nive post especially about the maps embedded.

  30. Danny says

    Good Day Mark !!!

    Thanks for your generosity in sharing your wealth of informations re foods and accomodations in Thailand . It’s a sure help for all of us here who are planning to go there. Really, thank you very much !!!

  31. says

    Thanks for the very helpful list! I’m heaving to Bangkok in a month for the first time, staying in Siam Square. What is the best street food around there (walking distance)?


  32. Robert says

    Another place for good coconut ice cream is at the Chatuchak weekend market. Also, the food court at Central World hypermall is very delicious.

  33. says

    Mate, as someone who is researching places to eat, this has been the most informative blog post I’ve read!

    Thanks for taking the time to write it up!

  34. Jim R. says

    Amazing–going to be in Bangkok in two weeks, so this is incredibly helpful. But it is now two years + after this blog. What percentage of these places are still there?

    Thanks, Mark!

    • says

      Hey Jim, glad you’ll be in Bangkok soon. Yes these all still apply, but also to add to the list, check out Petchaburi Soi 5 during the evening – lots and lots of great food!

  35. shailesh says

    one of the Best and detailed guide on Internet! Thanks Mark and hope you add more locations and keep it up to date!

    I am coming to Bangkok in feb and will use this guide and write back!

  36. Java Dwipa says

    Dear Mark,

    Can you give any recommendations for dining at riverside restaurant with affordable price? I’ll visit Bangkok next month for songkran. It seems that you haven’t make a list of best riverside restaurant, i can’t find them in your sites.

    Thank you very much.. :)

    Good day!

    • says

      Hey Java, good to hear from you! I would normally go to some restaurants around the Tha Phra Chan area. Haven’t been to any in a while and they closed my previous favorite due to construction, but you’ll find some good spots around there. Also on the opposite side of the river at Wang Lang, there are some affordable riverside restaurants.


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