OT Itinerary: A Guide To Bangkok's Street Food Paradise

From the local street food to the high end luxury fooding experience, check out our 3-day culinary itinerary to Bangkok before you embark on a gastronomic odyssey
Night market on Chinatown Road, Bangkok
Night market on Chinatown Road, BangkokShutterstock

Bangkok is known to be one of the most exciting cities globally and is a heaven for food enthusiasts. Its culinary landscape is simply outstanding, with a range of flavours from its lively street food scene and busy markets to its exceptional world-class restaurants. As you walk through the city's busy streets, you can smell the irresistible aromas, tempting you to try out an array of flavours. Bangkok offers an unforgettable gastronomic adventure at every turn, whether it's the crispy freshness of green papaya salad, the aromatic appeal of coconut milk-infused curries, or the sizzle and aroma emanating from street food grills. Here is a 3-day culinary itinerary that will take you to the best foods you can enjoy in Bangkok.

Day 1: Exploring Street Food and Local Eateries

Thai chicken rice with with fried eggs from Khao Gaeng Ruttana
Thai chicken rice with with fried eggs from Khao Gaeng Ruttana Shutterstock


Begin your day with a satisfying breakfast at Khao Gaeng Ruttana situated in the Old Town region. This eatery offers mouth-watering Thai rice and curry preparations. I suggest trying their massaman curry or green curry along with the fragrant jasmine rice. The prices for each dish range from INR 115 - 230 (50 - 100 THB).

Address: 224, 226 Nakhon Sawan Rd, Wat Sommanat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand


Asian family enjoy eating food on street food restaurant with crowd of people at Yaowarat road, Bangkok
Asian family enjoy eating food on street food restaurant with crowd of people at Yaowarat road, BangkokShutterstock

For lunch, head to Chinatown (Yaowarat) where you can wander through vibrant streets filled with food stalls and shops. Don't miss Nai Ek Roll Noodle, where you can enjoy a bowl of rich and flavourful pork noodle soup for around INR 115 - 185 (50 - 80 THB) per bowl.

Address: 442 ซอย 9, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand


For a wholesome dining experience, you must check out Sukhumvit Soi 38 Night Market. You can treat yourself to an exciting variety of street foods, including grilled skewers, pad Thai, and mango sticky rice. Be sure to visit Thip Samai to try their famous pad Thai, which is cooked using a traditional charcoal stove. Each dish is reasonably priced between INR 185 - 345 (80 - 150 THB).

Day 2: Sampling Thai Delicacies and Fusion Cuisine

A classic preparation of Thai crab with yellow curry
A classic preparation of Thai crab with yellow curryShuttertock


Start your day with a leisurely breakfast at Krua Apsorn near the Grand Palace. Krua Apsorn is a family-run restaurant that was started by five siblings' lifelong passion for cooking. You must try their famous stir-fried crab with yellow curry powder or the creamy crab omelette. You can expect a price range from INR 460 - 690 (200 - 500 THB) per dish.

Address: 169 Dinso Rd, Wat Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand


During the noon time, you must visit Somtum Der in the Silom district for lunch. It is a friendly dining space, which is recommended by Michelin Guide Thailand. The restaurant is famous for authentic Isan cuisine, including signature green papaya salad (som tum) and grilled pork neck (kor moo yang). It will cost you about INR 230 - 690 (100-300 THB) per dish.

Address: 5, 5 Sala Daeng Rd, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand


Dine at Issaya Siamese Club for a unique culinary experience blending Thai flavours with international influences. It is one-of-a-kind spectacular green oasis in the middle of Bangkok. You must try their innovative dishes like coconut milk-poached lobster or green curry beef cheeks. The prices here vary, and with mains, it may cost you from INR 1144 - 3432 (500-1500 THB).

Address: 4 Chuea Phloeng 2 Alley, Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

Day 3: Exploring Markets and Fine Dining

Fruit shop at Or Tor Kor Market or Farmers Market in Jatujak
Fruit shop at Or Tor Kor Market or Farmers Market in JatujakShutterstock


Start your third day by visiting Or Tor Kor Market, which is known as one of Bangkok's finest fresh markets. You can have breakfast here and try out some of the local fruits, freshly squeezed juices and Thai snacks. Make sure to stop by Jay Fai and try their delicious khao moo daeng (barbecued pork with rice). The cost per dish ranges from INR 115 - 345 (50 to 150 THB).

Address: 101 Kamphaeng Phet Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand


Post your breakfast exploration when you're searching for a tasty and satisfying lunch in Bangkok, visit the Bang Rak district and try out Jok Prince. It is a no-frills space where you can spot the huge pot to prepare the porridge at the entrance. This popular eatery is famous for its Thai rice porridge (jok), which is served with minced pork, crispy wonton, and century eggs on top. You can expect to pay around INR 115 - 300 (50-100 THB) for each bowl.

Address: 1391 Charoen Krung Road, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand


A view of Gaggan Anand's Gaggan, Bangkok
A view of Gaggan Anand's Gaggan, BangkokShutterstock

Towards the end of the day as well as your trip, indulge in a memorable dinner at Gaggan Anand's Gaggan. Experience progressive Indian cuisine with a Thai twist in a multi-course tasting menu. At the restaurant, it is important to note that a prior reservation is required. The prices start from INR 9,125 (4,000 THB) per person.

Address: 68 Sukhumvit 31, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Additional Tips

Transport: To get around Bangkok easily, you can use the BTS Skytrain, MRT subway or taxis.

Hygiene: Street food is generally safe to eat, but it is advisable to choose vendors with high turnover to ensure freshness.

Tipping: Unlike in some other countries, tipping is not customary in Thailand. However, rounding up the bill is appreciated.

Allergies: It is important to inform vendors about any dietary restrictions or allergies you may have to avoid any unwanted ingredients.

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