What are some of the best street food markets in Bangkok?

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Bangkok has a plethora of incredible fine dining options. But sometimes, all you need is a simple meal. And street food provides all that, which is why it is so popular. Besides, you will not find a better way to savor the authentic flavors of Thailand. It depends on the region, although you can get everything in Bangkok. Some must-eat dishes include som tam (a spicy papaya salad mixed with fish sauce and chilies), moo ping (grilled pork skewers usually sold with sticky rice), and guay teow (any noodle soup that goes with chicken, pork, or beef stock, as well as rice or egg noodles).

Here are some of the best street food markets in Bangkok that you should explore:

1. Chinatown (Yaowarat)

One of the most famous places to get delightful street food is Bangkok’s own Chinatown. For a helping of Thai food as well as a variety of other meals, Chinatown is the place to go. Many foods stand serving up dishes from all over Asia are here. The roads surrounding Chinatown are always packed with people waiting to try barbecued prawns, Kuay Jab, and other savory foods. For dessert, food stalls serve sweets made with red beans and ginger sauce. Prices range at these street stands. For the most part, you can find a meal or snack for an extremely affordable price. All of that while taking in an amazing atmosphere and mouth-watering smell of chicken on the grill and warm soup in the pot.

2. Chatuchak Weekend Market

One of the best markets for souvenirs, clothes, crafts, and more is the Chatuchak Weekend Market. It is a huge market that caters to visitors and tourists. It is not one of the best markets for food, but a gem for unique Thai gifts. Nevertheless, while exploring Chatuchak Weekend Market, don’t miss out on sampling some of the local delights. You can easily spend a full day shopping at this market. When you get hungry, let yourself be tempted by good food from the multiple vendors you will see.

3. Or Tor Kor Market

Located near Chatuchak Market, Or Tor Kor is a popular fresh market known for its high-quality products. Inside the market, you’ll find a section dedicated to cooked food stalls offering traditional Thai dishes, including curries, stir-fries, and seafood.

4. Wang Lang Market

Snacks in their hundreds there is everything at Wang Lang Market, this is by far the most diverse Street Food location in the entire city. Because of the easily overwhelming quantity and variety of food, it may be good to have a first look, take a pause, and then go fetch your meal but make sure you go there by daytime (no later than 5 pm). Another tip is to look for hospitals, shopping malls, and universities, the high number of passers-by will guarantee a high turnover of the food and you will always enjoy freshly cooked street food.

5. Pratunam Market

Pratunam is a bustling shopping district, and its market area is packed with street food stalls. You can indulge in a variety of Thai dishes, from noodle soups and fried rice to grilled seafood and tropical fruit.

6. Soi Rambuttri

Near Kao San is Soi Rambuttri, a great place to eat and shop in Bangkok. This area is known by most to be a quieter version of Khao San Road, with a calmer atmosphere even during the nighttime. This street is another great place to find some incredible-tasting pad Thai, and spring rolls too. This is a nice area to enjoy high-quality food and a drink at the street bars for a low price without the loud music and festivities of Khao San. For a low-key evening around town, Soi Rambuttri will not disappoint.

7. Bang Rak Market (Silom)

Bang Rak neighborhood, also known as Silom District, has many interesting places to eat and is a must-visit for any food lover. Bang Rak market is one stop to make on your food tour in Bangkok. Although Bang Rak market is not a famous food market, it is a very local market in a historical part of Bangkok. Located near the BTS station, you will find grilled pork and sticky rice vendors waiting for you at the bottom of the BTS stairs.

8. On Nut Night Market

Located near On Nut BTS station, this night market is popular among locals and ex-pats. The market features numerous street food stalls serving Thai favorites like grilled seafood, noodle dishes, and a variety of snacks.

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