5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

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  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
This Bangkok food walking tour serves up fifteen tastings of delectable Thai dishes and drinks! Follow your entertaining guide to hidden culinary gems in the historical neighborhood of Bang Rak, the ‘village of love,’ as you discover the community and its cuisine. Stop at food stalls as well as a wet market, grocery, sweet shop and a royal Thai restaurant. You’ll sample handpicked specialties, savory bites and sweet treats that satisfy your palate with authentic Thai flavors. Limited to 10 people, this small-group tour provides a personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Tour the Bang Rak district on foot with an expert local guide
  • Enjoy 15 tastings at local shops, eateries, food stalls and markets
  • Savor regional flavors, including Thai fruits, spicy curry, royal cuisine, authentic desserts and herbal drinks
  • Meet the owners and learn about local life
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 ensures a more personalized experience in the company of fellow food lovers

What You Can Expect

Bangkok Food Tour

Bangkok Food Tour

Meet your guide at Saphan Taksin BTS Station in the morning and start out on foot through the Bang Rak district of Bangkok. Meaning ‘village of love’ in Thai, Bang Rak is a popular neighborhood for couples to register their marriages, but the area also serves up a delectable selection of tasty bites. You’ll stop at approximately eight venues for 15 tastings, so be sure to arrive hungry!

From the skytrain station, stroll through Bang Rak’s backstreets to hidden gems. Visit a nearby street vendor selling curry puffs to sink your teeth into. Around the corner lies the Bang Rak Bazaar were you can sip Thai iced tea or coffee en route to a stall selling curry paste.

Learn about this culinary staple and discover ancient regional recipes before heading to Bangkok’s second oldest wet market, which features a wide array of meat and produce. Bite into a sample of Thai fruits and discover a range of tropical tastes as you master the art of fruit selection.

With a small group you’ll gain intimate knowledge of the neighborhood’s history, culture and cuisine from your experienced guide, including a stop at a local Chinese grocery, located in a traditional shophouse. Try Chinese herbal drinks with unique medicinal properties, followed by a visit to a nearby roast duck stall. At this family-run establishment started in 1909, share plates of fried and roasted chicken noodles topped with egg.

Walk down narrow winding lanes to a traditional Thai sweet shop and enjoy five treats from a scrumptious dessert platter. Just save some room for som tam (green papaya salad) at a favorite local eatery that specializes in more than 20 different varieties. Try a couple of versions as well as larb, a delicious minced meat salad from northern Thailand.

Get a taste of flavorful Thai curry at your last stop: a traditional royal Thai restaurant run by descendants of the royal family. Savor regional flavors and learn how the spicy tastes of Thai cuisine are properly mixed together.

Your tour ends at an easily reached BTS Station, with your guide on hand to provide directions to your next destination. After experiencing first-hand the sights, smells and flavors in the heart of Bang Rak, you’ll have the confidence to explore on your own from here.

Please Note: Participating venues and menu items may be substituted due to seasonal and/or unexpected circumstances on any given day.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This was a great experience. My husband and I debated about taking a cooking course or a food tour and decided on this . It did not disappoint! We visited 15 stops, each with a different spin and cultural "flavor". We enjoyed visiting the local stops and shops, including a fried banana food cart, a fish market, a Chinese herbal drink shop, a duck specialty lunch stop and everything In between, Our group was energetic and added a lot to the conversation. I would recommend this to any foodie who was interested in really exploring the inner workings of the markets. My absolute favorite was the fruit vendor where I actually got to sample and name the many different varieties I had been enjoying during my stay. Thanks much!

David
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This is a fabulous tour well researched and put together by the tour guide "Puu". She is a very pleasant young lady with a beautiful smile and pleasant nature. She remembers your name and is very helpful with any question you might have. The tour itself is a terrific 4 hour guide of foods from various parts of Thailand, from the north to the north-east to the south. We tasted fish, curry, various drinks and fruits at markets, shops and restaurants and each one was unique and quaint. The people at all the places we went to were friendly and helpful. It was obvious that Puu has put a lot of effort into this tour, researching the best places to see, and the best route, and making sure she new the history and knowledge of the food we tasted. The last restaurant we went to at the end of the tour was a beautiful old Victorian styled and decorated place. A highly recommended tour which everyone will enjoy.

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