Budget : ~100 Baht (~Php175) and you’re already full - (exchange rate used is 1 Baht = Php1.75, rate during my trip)
Duration : a few hours
Bummers : large mobs of hungry customers
The streets of Bangkok is all about food. It’s simply amazing how a strip of pedestrian walkway turns into a busy food haven with the rising of the sun. As morning comes, I noticed vendors start arranging their mobile stores – lining up their food, cooking here and there, and putting plastic chairs and tables. It is as if a barren concrete turns into a dining area in an instant. When the sun sets, they clean up and close their stores waiting for the next morning to come and be busy again serving hungry customers.
You can find almost any kind of food on the streets of Bangkok. Whether for a full meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or for a quick bite, you can certainly find something that can satisfy your gastronomic cravings on the busy streets of the city.
If you walk on the streets of Bangkok, I can assure you that you will never ever run out of food choices.
Near the hotel that I have stayed in (FuramaXclusive Sathorn-Silom Hotel), along the Chong Nonsi BTS SkyTrain Station, many food stalls open up in the morning. Men and women, in their daily wears and even in suits flock this food stores to get their daily fixes. For me, as a rule of thumb, if you find a food stall with many people lining you should line up too and point something that you like. Chances are, any food you get there is awesome.
From this street in Chong Nonsi to the streets of Chatuchak, there is no space left untouched. Everything is turned into a foodie’s paradise.
Fresh fruits are easy to get on the streets of Bangkok. Mangoes, pineapples, bananas, Malay apples, and durian – you name it and they have it.
But if you are running late, you can also choose to get sliced fruits that are ready to eat. Some are even frozen to preserve their freshness. Just add a dash of salt, sugar, and everything nice.