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Phuket Old Town Food Tour

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  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Discover great eats in Phuket Old Town with a small group and food-loving guide who shares favorite spots in the historic district. Expect to sample several dishes during the half-day tour, such as Burmese curries, Hokkien noodles, and grilled meats with peanut sauce. Tropical fruits and signature desserts then satisfy the sweet tooth. Learn about the culinary heritage of Thailand and enjoy a feast as well.
  • Try a mix of savory and sweet dishes
  • Find places that are difficult to locate on your own
  • Insightful commentary provided
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people

What's Included

  • More than 14 Phuketian food and drink dishes to try
  • A truly small-group tour limited to just 8 exclusive guests each day
  • Bottled water and refreshing Thai drinks
  • A licensed foodie guide to lead the way
  • A walking tour through the old streets of Phuket Town
  • Alcoholic drinks are excluded
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Pick up and drop off from your Phuket hotel

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Phuket Town Central Market, V9MP+6C7 ถนนระนอง Tambon Talat Nuea, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand

    The Central Market is located along Ranong Road in the old town. Your foodie guide will be waiting on the steps outside the front of the market. Here is the address in Thai: ตลาดสดเทศบาลนครภูเก็ต (ตลาดสดวงเวียนน้ำพุ) ข้างโรงแรมชิโนเทล ดาวทาวน์ภูเก็ต ถนนระนอง ตำบลตลาดเหนือ อำเภอเมือง จังหวัดภูเก็ต.

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant meals not included
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved so please wear comfortable shoes
  • The tour departs rain or shine, so please bring appropriate clothing and an umbrella in rainy season
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Operated by A Chefs Tour

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Phuket Old Town Food Tour?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Phuket Old Town Food Tour?

A:The policy on sanitization is:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Phuket Old Town Food Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Phuket Old Town Food Tour?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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121 reviews
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A Brilliant food experience! An absolute MUST! I can't recommend this enough.
Elaine_S, May 2022
It was a superb tour. Definitely the care , attention and passion of our tour guide Sim (Pemu)made this an Exceptional experience. She wove in personal, historical & cultural storytelling throughout the day , so that we learned so much about the origins of each restaurant, family history & the secret recipes pasted down through generations. This combined with the DELICIOUSNESS of the food, made for an unforgettable day & wonderful experience. Another not worthy attribute of Sim's was that she made us feel like friends and not tourists! Khob Khan Ka
Foodie Heaven
Mitchell_P, May 2022
Our tour guide Nam was excellent- very surprising visits to market stalls, old town, cuisine from Thailand, Malaysia, China, Burma etc. visits to pastry shops and supporting local traders. We did not have to eat anything that we don’t want to and all the food we ate was very tasty. Could not have asked for anything more. Now have a whole different outlook to local food traders and now know how to pick the good traders. Well done Nam and achefstour and Viator for providing a very good tour. Highly Recommended 5Star *****
Delicious market food dining
Franciscus_T, May 2022
Great variety of food offered in the tour. It was well worth the cost of the tour in terms of food quality and quantity.
A must in Phuket!
Ilise_G, May 2022
Best tour I did in Phuket!! She was the absolute best guide and so funny and fun! I am gluten free and she went out of her way to make sure I had options to eat and try. Everything was absolutely delicious. Cannot recommend enough!
Delicious, must to experience!
Jonathan_H, Apr 2022
Such a great tour! Pema was an amazing guide and took me to so many cool spots and got to eat so many delicious Thai and baba foods. Pema was super sweet, knowledgeable and knew so many of the locals and vendors personally! I really feel like I got to experience a ton of local flavors and authentic eats. Would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to taste (more than a taste!) Thai dishes and immerse yourself into the local, Phuketian food scene. Awesome experience!
The BEST food tour!
Kashawna_J, Apr 2022
Pema was our guide for our food tour and she was THE BEST! I had a previous food tour earlier in the week and was disappointed with it. I scheduled this as a redo hoping it would be better and she did not disappoint. She had great personal relationships with the places she took us. The food was great and she did a wonderful job explaining the history and culture of the food and the Thai people. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was so full during and afterwards. Bring your appetite because she definitely feeds you well :-) THANK YOU PEMA for your hospitality!
Brilliant tour and highly recommended.
Stuart_D, Apr 2022
This was an absolutely amazing tour. The guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. We were taken round the market and tried many of the local herbs and spices and then went to several restaurants where were could see the ingredients in action. Highly highly recommended trip but don't eat breakfast beforehand!
Fantastic tour of Phuket Old Town
Shannon_R, Apr 2022
Wonderful experience from start to finish. Learned not only about local food but tons about the local culture. Highly recommend!
Adrian_V, Apr 2022
Fantastic tour. Fantastic guide. Meeting up was a little hectic at first but with a little texting we got where we needed to go from there on it was amazing. Wonderful food, Amazing people and fascinating food and cultural history information. Would book it again in a heartbeat.
A memorable experience
JORDAN_J, Mar 2022
Our tour guide Pema was exceptional, she was so kind, friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about everything. The tour was so well organised and Pema did not allow a thunderstorm to get in the way of this amazing experience. We were given such a great range of dishes, and were able to sample foods we'd never seen or heard of before, as well as some traditional dishes. But the stand out element of this tour is it's guide, Pema went above and beyond to ensure we had a great time. Her English is perfect and she was such a kind and generous person. She even went out of her way to help us find our desired souvenirs at the end of the tour and helped us arrange a taxi back to our hotel. We were even given a bag of treats that we'd sampled to take home with us. This was also a perfect opportunity to meet other tourists staying in Phuket. Thanks for a memorable day Pema!
Fantastic flavor, great company, amazing guide.
Izak_R, Mar 2022
It was awesome. We had so much food. Everything had flavor and a story. On our way to the next place to taste she would tell you about local history, flowers and what they were used for and introduce you to new people. Definitely worth doing.
A different side to Phuket
Linda_S, Mar 2022
Great fun trip, huge amounts of food. Start slowly as you’ll want to enjoy everything on offer. Lots of information given, I learnt more than I expected.
Full belly full heart
Tristan_G, Mar 2022
Bring your eating pants and skip breakfast. Pema was a great host and looked after us thoroughly. We got to experience a good variety of amazing local food.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Like an Anthony Bourdain Parts Unkown episode
AbigelEniko_V, Mar 2022
I can only recommend this trip. Our guide was so kind and authentic, she has a vast knowledge of Thai culture and food and also told us personal stories, making it even more personal. we tried a looot of dishes at real restaurants, no tourist traps. We were only a 5 person group so it was kinda intimate. Tried this trip if you are in Phuket! You won't regret it.
A great experience
Julie, Feb 2022
Prema, the guide spoke good English, was very knowledgeable, friendly and provided us with a fantastic time. She also provided us with recommendations of places to visit while we were in Phuket. She knows all the proprietors of the business we visited really well. We tasted many different type of foods and went into different local eateries which we would never have able to find or go into. A word of caution - you will enjoy this tour if you come with an empty stomach (light breakfast only), an open mind and willingness to try different local cuisine.
Delicious Experience
Caneita_C, Feb 2022
We really enjoyed this food four! We were able to taste local dishes that we would not have tried without this experience. Make sure you come hungry because it is a lot of food! Highly recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
A remarkable tour!
Sigal_S, Feb 2022
Pema’s knowledge of the different types of food and cultures are obvious. We tasted many dishes so definitely come with an empty stomach and be prepared to skip dinner!! But what made this tour special was her connection to the people along the way. Shopkeepers and vendors said hello even when we didn’t go inside or stop. They all knew her. She grew up in the neighborhood and knew their stories. It made it a remarkable tour!
wonderful day tasting traditional Phuket dishes
NIKKI_M, Jan 2022
A great opportunity to sample many traditional local Phuket dishes that had been passed down for generations. Pema the guide has excellent knowledge of these dishes and the cooks. She is very friendly and attentive to us and wanted us to try as many as possible. very enjoyable and very full at the end of the tour. Thank you
The best tour ever!
Ryan_F, Jan 2022
I cannot begin to say how brilliant this tour was. The guide was hugely knowledgeable and great fun. A hugely generous host. We toured the market, sampled an enormous amount of food, saw temples, local life, etc. It was absolutely brilliant and one of the most memorable tours we have ever enjoyed. You MUST do this tour!
Amazing Amazing Amazing!!
Owain_J, Oct 2021
Amazing amazing amazing! Pema was our guide and walked the streets of Phuket Old Town and her years of growing up in ever changing Phuket. We ate countless dishes, in many different locations. We went past temples and tastee everything from soups to desserts, fast food to heavy meals. It was absolutely magical and we loved every moment. Extremely value for money and an exceptional day out. Thank you! /
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Hi Owain, Thank you for taking the time to leave Pema a review. She will be thrilled to know that you had such a great time on the experience. We look forward to hopefully seeing you on our Bangkok and Chiang Mai food tours soon! All the best, Luke @ A Chef's Tour


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