Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand and the best place in the world to eat fantastic street food. It is one of the most developed cities in Thailand. Millions of tourists flock to Bangkok every year to experience the local Thai culture. It has so many beautiful sites and attractions for people from all walks of life. Bangkok is a very diverse place that offers accommodation and adventures at a wide variety of prices. It is known for its amazing architecture, breathtaking attractions, nightlife and most importantly its local Thai food.
Thai food is a very important part of the country’s culture. There are Thai food restaurants in almost all countries of the world which shows the spread of Thai culture throughout the world. Street foods are very common in Thailand and that makes travelling through Thailand so cheap and easy. On every corner of the street, you can buy the most delicious dishes that are cooked freshly for you while you wait. And in Bangkok, you can find the best street food stalls in Thailand. And we’ve listed a couple of Bangkok’s favourites including 3 stalls with a Michelin Star. So we hope you’re hungry……here we go. Oh and don’t forget to share with us your favourite Thai dish below in the comments.
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Raan Jay Fai (Street Food with Michelin Star)
Raan Jay Fai is one of the best street side restaurants in Bangkok. It is owned by a popular chef by the name of Jay Fai. She is also considered as the Queen of Thai Street food. The restaurant gained popularity from the Netflix show Street Food. The restaurant is easily accessible to everyone.
Jay Fai also earned one Michelin Star because of her amazing recipes and tasty food. Crab omelettes, tom yum soup, and drunken noodles are some of the specialities of Jay Fai. The restaurant is known to serve excellent seafood. It is relatively more expensive than other street food restaurants in the city but its amazing taste attracts thousands of customers every year to the restaurant. Find Raan Jay Fai here.
Address: 327 Maha Chai Rd, Khwaeng Samran Rat, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200 in Bangkok.
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Jek Pui Curry
Jek Pui Curry is located in the China Town District in the city of Bangkok. It has been around for more than 70 years. They sell traditional Thai curry on stalls. You can easily spot Jek Pui Curry in China Town by the large queue on the side of the stalls. They have a very simple setup. You stand in the queue and wait for your turn to buy the curry.
Once you have bought it you can sit on the nearby red stools and enjoy your plate of curry. It is also known in Bangkok as the red stools restaurant. Unlike other restaurants, you won’t have any tables to put your plate on. They open only for 5 hours and sell one plate of normal curry for a minimum of 40 baht. They offer several different types of curry along with rice and fish. Its current owner is the son of the founder of the business. Find Jek Pui Curry here.
Address: 19 25 Mangkon Rd, Pom Prap, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand.
If you are looking to enjoy different varieties of noodles then you should head to Khun Suthep. It is a world famous side street restaurant that sells some of the best noodles in the world. The owner wanted to retire from his business but his customers couldn’t think of a life without eating his tasty hand pulled barbeque pork noodles so he took his retirement decision back. It is a family business which why the owners put a lot of effort into keeping their customer happy. You can buy a single plate for around 40 to 50 baht. Find Khun Suthep here.
Address: Chaloem Phrakiat Ratchakan Thi 9 Soi 30, Nong Bon, Prawet in Bangkok.
Thip Samai Pad Thai
Pad Thai is one of the most prominent dishes in Thailand. There are many street stalls in Thailand that offer this Thai dish at a very reasonable rate. Thip Samai Pad Thai is one of the most popular street food stalls in Bangkok that offer Pad Thai. The stall remains open for 9 hours every day from 5 pm to 2 am. Both local and foreigner queue up to enjoy the amazing Pad Thai sold at the stall.
There is always a long queue at the stall but everyone who has tried Pad Thai from Thip Samai would tell you that the wait is worth it. The restaurant has been around in the 1960s and offers pad Thai along with some delicious seafood. Find Thip Samai here.
Address: 313/315 Maha Chai Rd, Khwaeng Samran Rat, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200 Bangkok, Thailand.
Tony’s Restaurant – Indian and Nepalese Street Food
Just a few miles away from China Town there is another town with lots of street food stalls i.e. Little India. Little India is home to some of the best restaurants in the city. Tony’s restaurant is an amazing street food restaurant that offers both Indian and Nepalese food. One of the best things about Tony’s restaurant is that you get to enjoy extremely tasty food at a very little price. Find Tony’s restaurant here.
Address: 64/1, Soi near Ong Ang river, Wang Burapha Phirom, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand.
Nai Mong Hoi Tod (Street Food with Michelin Star)
One of a kind amazing restaurant in Bangkok. Nai Mong Hoi Tod is a simple restaurant that offers amazing food and excellent customer service. It has also been awarded a Michelin star. It has a very small menu as it offers fried oyster or mussel egg crepes. The customers can also choose between different styles including crispy and non-crispy. The restaurant stays open for 10 hours from 11 am to 9 pm. You can find this street food restaurant here.
Address: 539, Phlap Phla Chai Road, Khwaeng Pom Prap, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon in Bangkok.
Daeng Racha Hoi Tod
This food stall is more than a century old. Can you believe that!? It is quite famous amongst the locals as well as travellers. The great-great-grandfather of the current owner founded this business. This street food restaurant is owned by one of the richest families in Thailand.
Their uniqueness comes from their secret Hoi Tod recipe that is passed down from one generation to the other. The restaurant remains open for 5 hours from 9 am to 2:30 pm. It is mostly crowded so make sure to visit the restaurant before 12 pm. You can find Daeng Racha Hoi Tod here.
Address: 432, Sukon 1 Alley, Khwaeng Talat Noi, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand
Khao San Road Street Food
Khao San road is one of the most famous roads in Thailand. Every first-time backpacker will hit to Khao San Road when they arrive in Bangkok. It is known for its extensive food stalls that serve tasty and mouth-watering Thai food. There are many different types of stalls at restaurants which offer street food at a very reasonable price. Or you one of those party people? Khao San Road is your place to be. Don’t forget to visit the Rambuttri Alley as well for great breakfast, coffee places, great food stalls and a Thai massage.
Khao San road opens at around 6 pm and closes at about 4 a.m. It can be very crowded as it is the most visited street in Bangkok. It’s a great start for your food journey through Bangkok.
Pee Aor is a favourite of the locals. It offers some amazing noodle soup with different types of seafood like crab, salmon, squid, lobster and many more. You can even ask the chef to spice the food up as per your preferences. It is a very successful street food stall and serves a variety of different dishes. The food prices are usually very reasonable however the prices depend on the seafood you order along with the noodle soup.
The restaurant classifies some of the seafood like lobsters as premium products. If you order premium food your bill can drastically increase. The restaurant opens on all days of the week except for Mondays. Pee Aor is open from 10 am to 9 p.m. and you can find it here.
Address: 68, 51, Phetchaburi Road, Khwaeng Thung Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand
Jok Prince (Street Food with Michelin Star)
Jok Prince is one of the most internationally acclaimed street food restaurants. The restaurant has been awarded also a Michelin star due to its amazing food recipes and excellent taste. The stall has only served a single dish of rice porridge with minced pork balls. You can also ask for different variations of egg with your porridge.
The restaurant has been around for more than 50 years and was also a favourite of late and great chef Anthony Bourdain. It stays open for almost 12 hours a day (6 am-12 pm & 4.30-10 pm) 7 days a week. You can find Jok Prince here.
Address: 1391, Charoen Krung Road, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand
Dessert is an important part of every meal, right? We cannot end this list without talking about a street food stall in Bangkok that serves dessert. And the go-to dessert dish in Thailand is Sticky Rice and that’s what Kor Panich is famous for. It is another case of a secret recipe being handed down from one generation to another. The food stall has been around for more than 80 years.
The recipe was first used by the current owner’s mother in law who used to make this dish for the Thai royalty while she used to work in the royal kitchen. One of the best things about Kor Panich is that it orders fresh and high-quality ingredients from different parts of the country. The restaurant stays open for 7 days a week from 7 am to 6:30 pm and you can find Kor Panich here.
Address: 431-433 Thanon Tanao, San Chao Pho Sua, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
The Floating Market
Well, it does not strictly count as a street but there are many different longboats in the world famous Taling Chan Floating market that serve different varieties of (sea)food. As the market is located right above waters rich with marine life you can find almost all types of seafood including squids, prawn, shrimps and many different varieties of fish.
In addition to buying raw seafood, you can also get it grilled right at the floating market. The vendors grill the seafood on their wooden long boats and then serve it hot to the people waiting for a tingle on their taste buds. You will mostly find only seafood at the floating market however some vendors might also sell you rice dishes, noodles or even some groceries.
Bangkok Offers The Best Street Food Experience in Thailand
If you are looking for a unique travelling culinary experience then it doesn’t get any better than this. Bangkok is full of mouth-watering street food stalls that offer amazing Thai food. The best thing about street food in Thailand is that you get to experience some of the most amazing and tasty dishes in the world at a very reasonable or even cheap price.
Nothing will make you experience the local culture more than a plate of local Thai food bought from a food stall located at the corner of the street. So what are you waiting for? Plan your trip to Bangkok and share with us your favourite Thai dish below in the comments. And if you have anything to add make sure to let us know as well.