In the lively city of Bangkok, you can find something delicious on every corner. From international fine dining to gorgeous cafes to aromatic street food, you’ll be spoilt for choice. These 8 food tours around Bangkok will help you narrow down your options and track down some extra notable eats. Another great thing about going on a food trail in a group? The more people there are to share a meal with, the more you can order!
One of the concerns most tourists have in Bangkok is coming down with a bad case of “Bangkok Belly” and having the entire trip ruined by trips to the bathroom. It is true that some street stalls are more prone to causing stomach upsets than others, which is why this tour focusses on bringing you around the better, more reputable street food vendors.
Your trail includes a leisurely stroll around Chinatown, passing by cultural attractions like the Golden Buddha Temple, a journey to the Bangkok River, and even a stop for dessert at a hidden restaurant on a rooftop.
Bangkok street food tour
Price: from 37.24 USD
First-timers to Thailand may be intrigued and perhaps a little wary of the door-less, three-wheeled tuk-tuks, zooming all around at much higher speeds than they look capable of. Part motorcycle and part rickshaw, these ubiquitous vehicles can help you weave through Bangkok’s rush hour traffic jams.
This four-hour tour will bring you around Bangkok through the evening and night, when many of the city’s best streetside food stalls open up for business and finally deliver you back to your hotel. The tuk-tuk drivers who are part of this tour will zip you quickly from place to place, adding to the authenticity of the experience.
Late night food tour by tuk tuk
Price: from 69.20 USD
With delicious food to tempt you everywhere, one way to keep fit while sampling Bangkok’s cuisine is to hop on board a bicycle and pedal around yourself. This four-hour cycling food tour will pack plenty into your day, with an adventure around the Khaosan backpacking district, Rattanakosin, the alleys of Little India and Chinatown, the Bangkok River, the Old Traders Port, and the city’s famous wholesale flower market.
Multiple stops are available on the way to grab some mouth-watering morsels. The guides are also very stringent about safety and will provide a helmet and other safety equipment, a well-maintained mountain bike, and perform a check on how these fit you, before setting off.
Food tour by bicycle
Price: from 59 USD
This half day tour is a great mix of history, culture, and food. It is especially suitable for visitors who want a more intimate tour experience, instead of jostling around with a huge group of fellow tourists. As a small group, you can also move around more easily and will even be introduced to the restaurant owners of some the eateries, to learn about Bangkok from a local’s perspective.
Some of the scrumptious treats you will try, include roasted duck with rice, crispy catfish, barbeque pork buns, and the sticky sweet Thai pandan custard in warm bread.
Old town food tour with small group
Price: from 40 USD
If you’re looking for a more hands-on experience, join this tour for a trip to a local fresh produce market and adjourn to a local host for a cooking class. At the market, your host will introduce you to native ingredients, including exotic fruit and herbs. Feel free to also try your hand at bargaining with the locals! Next, you’ll move to the host’s own home and have a private lesson on how to prepare the famous Thai noodle dish, Pad Thai.
As you savour your Pad Thai, your host will also prepare two other courses to complete your meal. We guarantee you’ll leave with a satisfied stomach and a recipe your friends back home will enjoy.
Market tour with pad thai cooking class
Price: from 40 USD
This full day tour covers three of Bangkok’s open-air markets: the Tha Kha Floating Market, the Amphawa Floating Market, and the Maeklong Railway market. At the floating markets, you’ll float in rowboats, tasting freshly prepared fried bananas and rice dishes, watching as locals trade their produce from boat to boat.
Maeklong, on the other hand, is situated on actual train tracks, which means an active train actually chugs through the market several times in the day. It is an absolutely unique experience to hear the warning bell go off, causing vendors to spring to action and pull their baskets off the tracks and the protective awnings down over the fronts of their stalls, sometimes just minutes before the train comes along.
Full day floating market food tour
Price: from 171.32 USD
Bangkok’s present Chinatown district became the home to Chinese immigrants after they were resettled from the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. Now, the main body of Chinatown is Yaowarat Road, the shape of which is supposed to bring good luck to traders, due to its similarity to the dragons of Chinese folklore.
This tour covers Yaowarat and some of the neighbouring streets, introducing you to the history of this bustling area and some of its culinary highlights, such as dim sum, wonton noodles, and even kway chap, or braised intestines in a rich, herbal gravy!
Chinatown food tour
Price: from 52 USD
After a day out exploring the city, this tour is perfect for an excursion around the glamorous side of Bangkok after dusk. The night begins with a trip to the luxurious Sofitel So Bangkok, to try some unique cocktails and enjoy a great view from the Park Society Bar. After drinks, you may be feeling the munchies. Fortunately, the tour proceeds on to a delicious supper of authentic Thai dishes, with the choice of a more authentic street food experience or a private dinner at a fancier restaurant.
Your next destination is the Chao Phraya River, to catch a slow, gentle ferry ride to the Asiatique night market. This upscale version of a night market houses more than 1,500 stalls on a boardwalk. Savour some yummy treats, more drinks, and the night breeze and you explore the market. After showing you around, your guide will bid farewell and leave you to enjoy the night market and even catch some of the live shows.
Bangkok by night cocktail and food tour
Price: from 64.54 USD
Fall in love with Bangkok’s incredible culinary scene
It’s hardly an exaggeration to say that there’s just too much to eat in Bangkok, but we hope this list has been useful in choosing a food tour to narrow down your options!