Bangkok is heaven for food, mostly for street food. This article will give you some guideline on food for your next trip to Bangkok.
The most popular thai food which are also available in Bangkok street are as below,
- Som Tam (ส้มตำ) – Papaya salad
- Khao Pad (ข้าวผัด) – Fried Rice
- Pad Thai Kung (ผัดไทยกุ้ง) – Noodles with shrimp
- Khao Mun Gai (ข้าวมันไก่) – Steamed chicken on rice
- Gai/Moo Bing (ไก่/หมูปิ้ง) – Grilled chicken/pork skewers
- Sai Krok Issan (ไส้กรอกอีสาน) – Sour Issan sausage
- Pad krapao moo (ผัดกระเพราหมู) – Stir-fried pork with basil
- Pla Pao (ปลาเผา) – Fish barbecued in salt
- Crispy Pancake (Kanom Bueang)
- Fried Banana Pancake / Prata (Roti Gluay)
The whole Bangkok is a street food source. You will find the food hawkers almost everywhere. Here is the list of popular places where you will find these street food.
- Victory Monument (Anusawari Chai Samoraphum อนุสาวรีย์ชัยสมรภูมิ)
How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to Victory Monument station, Exit #3 or #4, and start exploring by walking around the monument first.
Hours: Daytime from about 10 am – 8 pm is good
- Yaowarat (Chinatown เยาวราช)
How to get there: Easiest way to get to Chinatown is by taxi, but alternatively you can take the MRT to Hua Lamphong station, and then walk to Chinatown from there (10 mins) or take a tuk tuk / motorbike.
Open hours: Morning and daytime are good for browsing markets, evening and night is best for street food
- Charoen Krung (เจริญกรุง) and Bangrak (บางรัก)
How to get there: It’s easiest to take the BTS Skytrain to Saphan Taksin station and then just walk around the area. Alternatively you can get there by taxi.
Open hours: Day and night
- Bang Khun Non (บางขุนนนท์)
How to get there: Bang Khun Non (บางขุนนนท์) is located in the Thonburi area of Bangkok, across the river from the bulk of the city. Best way to get there is by taxi. It’s not far from the awesome Baan Silapin or the Taling Chan floating market.
Open hours: Lunch and dinner
- Petchaburi Soi 5 (เพชรบุรี ซอย 5)
How to get there: Take the BTS skytrain to Ratchathewi station, exit #3, then cross over Petchaburi Road, make a left on Petchaburi, and walk until you get to Soi 5, and then turn right.
Open hours: Throughout the daytime some stalls and restaurants are open, but especially in the evening starting at around 5 pm
- Talat Phlu (ตลาดพลู)
How to get there: You can take the BTS to Talat Phlu station, and from there, the market and street food area is about a 10 minute walk away.
Open hours: Day and night
- Sukhumvit 38 (สุขุมวิท 38)
How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to Thong Lo station (ทองหล่อ). Exit #4 (you’ll see the street perpendicular to the station as you are on the sky- walk), walk down the steps, then make an immediate u-turn, and you’ll be there – it’s impossible to miss.
Open hours: About 5 pm – 2 am daily (but to ensure most stalls are open, go more about 6:30 pm earliest). Also, Monday’s are street cleaning days in Bangkok, so you’ll notice less street food stalls open citywide, so if you have a choice, Mon- day is NOT the best day to go – some vendors may be closed.
- Sukhumvit Soi 11
- Sukhumvit Soi 3
How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to Nana. Both Soi 3 and soi 11 is walking distance from Nana BTS Station
Opening Hour: Mostly for Dinner
- Tha Pra Chan / Banglamphu (ท่าพระจันทร์ บางลำภู)
How to get there: Public train transportation doesn’t yet reach these areas, so you can either take a taxi or boat from Saphan Taksin to Phra Arthit pier or Tha Pra Chan pier.
Open hours: Day and night
- Ramkamhaeng – Opposite University (ถ.รามคำแหง)
How to get there: Ramkamhaeng (รามคำแหง) is quite a local area of Bangkok, and it’s not connected too closely to any major public lines, other than buses. Closest trains station would be Ramkamhaeng on the Airport Link train. Other than that, the easiest way to get there is by taxi.
Open hours: Day and night everyday
- MBK Market
How to get there: Take BTS train and go till National Stadium. From National Stadium BTS Station, you can walk by sky bridge.
- Terminal 21
How to get there: Take BTS train and go till Asoke BTS Station. From Asoke BTS Station, you can walk by sky bridge.
- Siam Paragon
How to get there: Take BTS train and go till Siam BTS Station. From Siam BTS Station, you can walk by sky bridge.
- Platinum Plaza
How to get there: You can take sky train till Ratchathewi Station. After that you can walk (10 minutes maximum) or you can take motor cycle taxi (THB 20, always available and best for solo traveller) or tuktuk (THB 50, subject to availability). Or you can take water Ferries and come till Pratu Nam station. After that cross the road and Platinum Fashion Mall is in front of you.
- Mega Bangna
How to get there: Take sky train till Udom Suk BTS Station and get free shuttle bus from there.
- PATPONG NIGHT MARKET
How to go: Take sky train till Sala Daeng BTS station. The market is below the station.
- JJ GREEN
How to go: Take sky train and go till Mo Chit BTS Station. After that, take tuk tuk or walk for 15 minutes.
- ROT FAI MARKET (SRINAKARIN)
How to go Take taxi or tuk tuk.
- SAPHAN PHUT NIGHT MARKET
How to go: Take taxi or tuk tuk.