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Best Street Food Joints in Bangkok – Shop in Bangkok...For Food!

Bangkok is not a paradise for just shopaholics, but for foodies as well! There are delicious street dishes available in almost every corner of the city, here's an essential guide to the best ones.


Victoria Monument

The rule of thumb, when of hunting down street food in Bangkok, is that where there are people, there is always food. So it comes as no surprise that the Victoria Monument, the main transportation hub in Bangkok is at the top of this list! There are abundant rows of street food stalls and restaurants lining the roundabout and the adjacent streets of the monument that serves an intoxicating range of mouthwatering foods. Don't miss out on the renowned Thai Boat Noodle alley located to the northeast of the roundabout! Victoria Monument can be reached via the BTS Skytrain which stops at the Victoria Monument station. The joints are generally open between 10 am to 8 pm.



At Chinatown, only the best of the best stalls and vendors survive. Home to some of Bangkok's most beloved and respected street food joints, Chinatown, or Yaowarat as it is locally known, is packed to the brim with mouthwatering dishes and magnificent food gems including unique and eccentric treats like suckling pig and bird's nest soup! Street food stalls usually open up during the evening and night. Chinatown can be reached via taxi or by taking the MRT to Hua Lamphong station, which is a 10 minute walk or short tuk tuk ride away from the street food haven.


Sukhumvit 38

Sukhumvit 38 comes alive in the night (between 5pm and 2 am), with street vendors selling everything from Isan style sticky rice, pad Thai and som tam to stir fried ahaan dtam song and rice with pork, basil and fried egg (pad ga pao moo kai dao). The food here is affordable and the area is easily reached and so is usually full of tourists and expats. You can get to the area by taking the BTS Skytrain to Thong Lo station, the Suk 38 lies perpendicular to the station itself and is impossible to miss!


Charoen Krung

Charoen Krung Road is characterized by an aromatic assortment of street food stalls serving everything from freshly sliced fruit to roasted duck and steamed dumplings to heavenly varieties of Thai noodles. The road can be accessed via taxi or by taking the BTS Skytrain to Saphan Taksin station. Food stalls are open throughout the day and night!


Bang Khun Non

A place that's known to serve the highest quality street food in all of Bangkok, Bang Khun Non is a little more refined and lacks the crowd and traffic that's characteristic of other street food locales. The area has an ample number of excellent restaurants and stalls that serve splendid dishes including pork leg over rice (Khao ka moo) and Thai pink soup (yen ta fo). Best times to visit is during lunch and dinner hours. The area is situated across the Chao Phraya River on the Thonburi side and can be reached via taxi. Dine at riverside restaurants Bangkok has in store, and treat your palates with amazing flavours. Guests staying at hotels and resorts, like Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort has convenient access to street food hubs such as these.


Ratchawat and Sriyan Market

The old, traditional markets, Ratchawat and Syrian, are located about a kilometre apart and is a ten minute taxi ride away from Victoria Monument. Ratchawat has abundant restaurants, selling Kobe beef noodles, roast duck and more, and truly glorious unnamed food stalls serving divine foods such as stir fried curry shark. Syrian is packed with street snack stalls that line the sidewalk and has an abundant selection of curry restaurants and noodle restaurants. Both markets have a wonderful, relaxed, laid back feeling to them and are best visited at daytime, especially during lunch hours!