[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]8 best locations to find street food in BangkokKnown as one of the world’s food capital, Bangkok takes pride in its delightful local dishes. Wherever you are in the city, you can easily taste many local favorites by just stepping out on the street. You will be surprised that you can fill your belly with tasty and hearty food at a price under 1 US dollar! There are many places in the city offering delicious street food. In this article, I present you with 8 best locations for best street food in Bangkok.

Street food in Bangkok: the best locations to fill your stomach

Yaowarat (Chinatown, เยาวราช)

In Bangkok Chinatown
In Bangkok Chinatown

Whenever I crave for delicious street food, Yaowarat is the number one on my go-to list. Yaowarat offers all the best street food in Bangkok from fried-rice, noodles, seafood, desserts to fruits. My personal favorite is Kuay Jab, rice noodle with mouthwatering soup served with crispy pork, boiled egg and pork viscera. For dessert, I recommend trying toasted bread. You may have to wait in a long queue but the scrumptious buttered toast is totally worth it. This sweet favorite is crispy outside yet soft on the inside and it has varieties of filling for you to choose.

Read more: Intro to Bangkok Chinatown

P.S. If you need someone to show you the best street food stalls and restaurants in Bangkok Chinatown, this local expert from Takemetour is your best bet!

Prachan Pier (ท่าพระจันทร์)

Prachan Pier is a popular hangout place for students from nearby universities like Thammasat and Silpakorn. It is one of Bangkok’s most historical pier. The area has plenty of yummy and cheap food and snacks. If you walk toward the river, you will find many small eateries and shops serving almost every local dishes imaginable! If you’re lucky, you may also find a seat with the Chao Phraya river view. It’s one of the best places you can get delicious food at very low prices in the city!

Khaosan Road (ถนนข้าวสาร)

Khaosan Road
Khaosan Road / Flickr by Kevin Poh

Khaosan Road is one of the most popular destinations for tourists and backpackers visiting Bangkok. Apart from many souvenir shops, tattoo parlors and bars, you can also find a lot of interesting street food. As you walk along the road, you will smell the aromas of the famous local dish, Pad Thai. This national dish is comprised of noodles, eggs, shrimp, chicken and peanuts seasoned with fish sauce and sugar. Other local favorites like spring rolls and mango and sticky rice are also abundantly available.

Want to travel in Khaosan and Bangkok old town like a pro? This local expert can help you 🙂

Soi Rangnam (ซอยรางน้ำ)

Soi Rangnam is home to Bangkok’s most well-known duty-free shopping mall, Kingpower. The Soi is a bustling area where tourists and locals enjoy delicious local foods. There are a number of Isaan (Northeastern) food stands serving somtum (papaya salad), grilled/ fried chicken and spicy pork salad along the soi. Although Soi Rangnam is not that long, the variety of food available there is far-reaching. It is a perfect place where you can spend an evening wandering alongside locals, eating delicious food and drinking at reasonable prices.

Bangrak-Charoenkrung (บางรักเจริญกรุง)

Bangrak-Charoenkrung area stretches from BTS Taksin station, Charoenkrung junction to Silom Road. Many of the restaurants and food stalls around the area have been there for so long that it is also known as the century-old culinary neighborhood. Bangrak-Charoenkrung area is famous for the authentic Chinese-Thai food, including mussel and oyster pancakes, roasted duck with rice, congee, stewed pork legs and fish noodles. This historical neighborhood is one of the locations offering the best street food in Bangkok.

Sriyan Market (ตลาดศรีย่าน)

Sriyan Market is located in Dusit District. The food stalls in the area serve delicious and rather high-quality street food. I have fallen in love with many dishes Sriyan Market offers, including noodles with pork balls (look chin Sri Yan), stir fried noodles with kale (rad nay yod pak), pad thai, pork satay and BBQ pork on rice. Sriyan Market is also home to one of the tastiest homemade ice-cream parlors in Bangkok and their specialty is creamy durian ice-cream. Anyone who has tasted the food and desserts in this area will definitely come back for more!

Soi Ari (ซอยอารีย์)

Padthai, Ari
Padthai, Ari

Ari is a charming area that has now become an expat haunt. Soi Ari food market is located near the entrance of the Ari BTS station. The street food scene on Soi Ari is well-known among tourists and locals. It is especially crowded during the weekend when vendors sell extensive range of delicious street food. I always enjoy the grilled homemade sausages and deep-fried goodies like pork balls, garlic chicken and liver. If you have sweet tooth, I recommend you to try Thai pancake (roti) with banana and eggs. It’s a perfect way to end your meal!

Yellow Bridge (สะพานเหลือง)

Yellow Bridge is located on Rama IV Road. The area has long been well-known among Bangkokians as food hub. It offers some of the best street food in Bangkok. The famous dishes that attract people to come to Yellow Bridge is fish porridge, BBQ pork noodle with dumplings and boiled blood cockles (hoi klang). For dessert, you should try one of Thai favorite treats, steamed bread with pandan custard sauce. The bread is soft and a bit chewy while the sauce is sweet and fragrant. It is a local treat that you should not miss!

Food is one of the main reasons people choose to visit Bangkok. It’s a city where you can easily find a good place to eat. If you want to taste delicious authentic local food, just hit the street and you will find many options. However, be careful when choosing your street food meal. Apart from the look and the taste, you should also consider the hygienic aspect. I recommend that you choose only food stalls where many local people go. This may not guarantee that your choice is 100% safe but it can at least reduce a chance of getting diarrhea! Are you hungry? Let’s step out and get some bites![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_cta h2=”” h4=”Disclosure” h4_font_container=”color:%23e26d25″ h4_use_theme_fonts=”yes” style=”custom” use_custom_fonts_h4=”true” custom_background=”#f0f0f0″ custom_text=”#444444″ css=”.vc_custom_1469590893085{margin-top: -20px !important;border-bottom-width: -20px !important;}”]Some of the above links are affiliate links which means we will earn a small percentage of the sale if you make a purchase through them at no extra cost to you. This helps us keep Bangkokbits free forever for you guys 🙂[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row]