Central Thailand Food & gourmet tours

Our most recommended Central Thailand Food & gourmet tours

Bangkok: Midnight Food Tour by Tuk-Tuk

1. Bangkok: Midnight Food Tour by Tuk-Tuk

Get off the beaten tourist tracks and follow a well-planned route to savor typical Isan food from northeast Thailand, the best Pad Thai in town, scrumptious chicken fried noodles, and much more. See the landmarks of the Old Town along the way as you pass temples and flower markets without the tourist crowds. Explore and wander the complex of the peaceful Wat Pho, which is also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, at night. Enjoy a drink at a rooftop bar with a stunning view of the Chao Phraya River with Wat Arun on the other side of town. The experience will end just before midnight and you will be transferred back to your hotel in Bangkok downtown by a tuk-tuk driver.  

Bangkok: Chef Designed Food Tour For 8 Exclusive Guests

2. Bangkok: Chef Designed Food Tour For 8 Exclusive Guests

Enjoy a feasting tour of 16+ tastings that invites guests on a culinary experience around the backstreets of old Bangkok. It's a food tour designed by a chef, led by our team of professional foodie guides. Join Bangkok's #1 food tour company. Many are unaware of China's centuries-long influence on Thailand that has permeated much of Thai cuisine. From noodles to stir fries, it's time to feast on the history of this culinary marriage. In small groups of up to 8 exclusive guests, these passionate foodie guides take you on a journey around the alleyways of Yaowarat, Bangkok's Chinatown. If you don't want to spoil the surprises, prepare to drool over crispy chive dumplings with nam jim jaew sauce, mop up rich satay with charcoal-grilled chicken, work chopsticks over slow-braised pork, and delve into fragrant steamy bowls of shrimp dumplings and tum yum goong seafood soup. The tour concludes back at the start point, the Shanghai Mansion hotel, located along Yaowarat Road in all its neon glory. Enjoy local hospitality and meet new friends along the way. End the tour armed with the knowledge you'll need to continue eating street food across Thailand.

Bangkok: Michelin Guide Street Food Tour by Tuk Tuk

3. Bangkok: Michelin Guide Street Food Tour by Tuk Tuk

Discover Bangkok's vibrant Chinatown food scene with this group tour. Follow your guide to street food stalls that have been recommended by the Michelin Guide. Find out more about the history of these stalls and learn what dishes each stall is known for. Meet your guide in front of the River City Complex and ride a local Tuk Tuk to your first Chinatown destination, Lim Lao Now. Taste the fishball egg noodle dish. Walk down a narrow street to Yaowarat road to try fresh off the fryer Chinese Pa Tong Go Savoey doughnuts. Head to Nai Ek's rolled noodles shop. Taste perfectly cooked, thinly rolled-up rice noodles that resemble mini-cigars. Continue to another place for crab-fried rice topped with lime and chilies in fish sauce. Tour the area and see Rajadamnoen Avenue which links the Grand Palace to Dusit Palace. Finally, stroll to Jay Fai, which is the only Thai street stall with a Michelin star. Hear more about this food stall from your guide. Choose to end your tour with drop-off at the artsy Teens Of Thailand bar on the fringes of Chinatown, or go back to the Samyan MRT station.

Bangkok: Markets, Temples and Food Night Tour by Tuk Tuk

4. Bangkok: Markets, Temples and Food Night Tour by Tuk Tuk

Discover the beauty of Bangkok by night, and visit sites that most tourists only see during the daytime. Zip thorugh the streets of Bangkok in the back of a tuk-tuk and stop to try some delicious food and drinks. Visit sights like the Wat Pho, Wat Aru, the flower market, and Chinatown. Take a walk through local Bangkok night markets, such as the 24-hour flower market that comes to life as the night goes on. You may even be surprised with stops at places you’ve never heard of! While the temple buildings may be closed at night the grounds are often beautifully lit up at night and you will walk around two temples including the famous Wat Arun. You’ll also stop to sample some of the best food in the city, whether that be random snacks in a market, some of the city’s best noodles, or dessert in Chinatown. You certainly won’t go hungry, so there’s no need to eat beforehand! Vegetarian food options are available throughout the tour. During most of the tour you’ll get around by tuk tuk, and traveling at night should mean a lot less traffic and cooler temperatures than during the day.

Chiang Mai Lanna Food Tour by Songthaew Truck

5. Chiang Mai Lanna Food Tour by Songthaew Truck

Feast on 15+ tastings on our award-winning food tour around the markets and street eats of Chiang Mai. Led by professional foodie guides on our songtheaw truck. Over 3,000 guests can't be wrong. Most don't know that Thai cuisine is highly regional. The hilly North is less green curry and pad Thai and more jungle herbs and barbecued meats. Board our private songtheaw truck and get whisked away to some of the best street eats and markets in the city. We don't want to spoil the surprise, but prepare to drool over ladles of creamy khao soi curry with crispy noodles, chilli jam and pickled greens, spatchcocked chickens sizzling over hot charcoal and served with zingy som tum papaya salads and sticky rice, and lemongrass-stuffed sai oua sausages among more than a dozen tastings you'd struggle to find alone. The tour concludes in the trendy Nimmanhaemin district not far from the central hotels in the city. Enjoy local hospitality and meet new friends along the way. End the tour armed with the knowledge you'll need to continue eating street food across Thailand. Our tour reflects the local cuisine and the limitations of street food vendors means we unfortunately cannot cater for every dietary restriction. Here's an honest appraisal for the tour so no-one is disappointed: ✘ Unsuitable for vegetarians, pescatarians and no-pork diets ✘ Unsuitable for shellfish, peanut and severe allergies. ✘ Unsuitable for severe gluten intolerances, there are traces of gluten in soy sauce. ✔ Suitable for lactose intolerances. ✔ Suitable for no beef diets.

Best Of Bangkok: Temples & Long-tail Boat Tour with Lunch

6. Best Of Bangkok: Temples & Long-tail Boat Tour with Lunch

Start your tour with a visit to the Emerald Buddha Temple. Pass by the amulet market, one of the most famous historical community markets of Rattanakosin Island. Discover the first stop of Wat Phra Kaew, regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. Explore the Grand Palace, the official residence of the Kings of Thailand, now used for official events. Pass Tha Thien Market, a cultural food market. Visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho, considered the earliest center for medical public education, recognized by UNESCO in its Memory of the World Programme. Learn about the history of the temple from your guide.  Rest and try Bangkok's local street food in Tha Tien. Sample Thai street food for a taste of Thai cooking traditions. Continue your journey to Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn), one of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks known for its giant tower, standing 70 meters high.  Take a speedboat to Thonburi, the former capital of Thailand, less developed than the other side of the river. Many of the traditional small waterways, khlongs, still exist there.

Bangkok: Street Art and Street Food Walking Tour

7. Bangkok: Street Art and Street Food Walking Tour

Head out to discover the delicious flavors of authentic Thai street food as you taste 9 different dishes during the tour. Explore different neighborhoods and admire both architecture and street art along the way. Visit the riverside Klong San Market and take some time to tour the many stalls in the bazaar. Start your tour at 9 am by the Saphan Taksin Station. From there, head to a fresh market where you’ll sample roasted duck with rice at a famous local restaurant more than 100 years old. Walking along Charoenkrung Road, try beloved street food like Thai milk tea, mataba (stuffed pancakes), Thai BBQ snacks, fresh fruit, papaya salad, and sticky rice. After stuffing yourself with delicious Thai goodies, explore the nearby side streets, weaving in between hidden Buddhist temples and small local communities. Admire some colorful Bangkok street art along the way. Board a ferry across the river to visit Klong San Market. This riverside bazaar, more popular with the locals than with foreigners, is a great place to roam and explore. Browse the stalls looking for souvenirs, take photos of the colorful produce, or if you’ve still got some room, sample even more local eats per your guide’s recommendation. After spending an hour at the Klong San Market, head back across the river and stop at a beautiful Catholic church, strolling through the old colonial neighborhood before trying yen ta fo. The latter is also known as pink noodle soup for the pinkish tinge the sauce lends the white noodles. You’ll end the tour at the Si Phraya Express Boat Pier, where you can snap postcard-perfect photos of the cityscape from across the river.

Chiang Mai: Evening Local Street Food Market Tour

8. Chiang Mai: Evening Local Street Food Market Tour

Begin by being greeted at your Chiang Mai accommodation by your local guide, and then meet your fellow foodies. For a more personal experience the group size is limited to eight people Follow a route that will take you to two evening food markets, where you will try a wide variety of dishes, from kannon jin (Chinese noodles) to northern Thai speciliaities, coconut dumplings, stewed pork leg, and if you still some space, finishing with some of Thailand's distinctive desserts and sweets. This is a perfect time to learn some basic Thai phrases from your guide, and then practice ordering dishes in Thai. You'll receive a short leaflet highlighting some of the most popular street food dishes, and with this and your new language skills you can continue to explore the wonderful street food for the rest of your stay in Thailand. With a small group and an experiened guide, you'll have plently of time to ask questions about unfamiliar foods, ingredients and how to eat some of Thailand's more exotic dishes as well as learn about the role of certain dishes in Thai culture. After you have tasted your way through both food markets, you'll hop back into your transport for the return trip to your accommodation, where the tour concludes.

Chiang Mai: Michelin Recommended Food Guided Walking Tour

9. Chiang Mai: Michelin Recommended Food Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a short and sweet walking tour of the best of Chiang Mai’s food scene. Discover some of the city’s most delicious eateries from markets to local-favorite restaurants. Choose from multiple start times for a time that suits you. Meet up with your friendly guide at Thapae Gate to begin the walking tour. Work up an appetite with a stroll along the handicraft street to see crafts made by local vendors. Your first stop of the day is Guay Jub Chang Moi Tat Mai to try their famous guay jub, a rolled rice noodle dish. After slurping on some noodles, head to Warorot Market, where you can find delicious snacks, produce, clothes, and more. For a sweet treat, visit a local-favorite stall for some mango sticky rice. From there, visit Go Neng Restaurant to taste a Chinese specialty of oddly-shaped deep-fried dough, pa tong go. Taste this popular snack before heading to your last stop. The last stop is another stall where you’ll sample Thai steamed rice. Try the Lung Khajohn Wat Ket sweet steamed rice dumplings. Then, head to the Ton Lamyai Flower Market for the end of the tour.

Bangkok: 4-Hour Chinatown Guided Tour

10. Bangkok: 4-Hour Chinatown Guided Tour

Enjoy a complete walking tour of the best sights, smells and tastes of Bangkok's Chinatown, a food haven and relatively undiscovered part of the city. Start your tour and head out on your journey of discovery of market stalls, street-side restaurants and gold shops. Visit Wat Mang Korn, the most important Chinese-Buddhist temple in Bangkok, and the old house at the Charoen Chai Community, where you will learn the story of the Thai-Chinese residents of the area. Continue to China Gate and Talad Noi, where you can admire panoramic views of the Chao Praya River. Next, make your way to admire the Talad Noi wall art. Get a snap next to the colorful murals and have a chat with the locals before heading to a viewpoint of the Chao Phraya River and Holy Rosary Church.

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Fon(? Pronounced like phone) (and her assistant -sorry we forget your name!) was absolutely phenomenal on our tour. Not only was the food incredible, she provided great info and history of the food, the shops and anything we could think to ask. The food was always hot (or cold) and fresh, service was great and we never had to wait long. The pace was perfect for so much food and Fon kept us engaged and entertained the entire time. There was loads of variety in the dishes and she really tailored to our preferences (Ie our spice tolerances). We tried over 16 dishes, which were basically all you can eat. If there was something we loved and polished off, she would get us more. Do yourself a favour and skip the preceding meal- you’ll thank me later. Thanks again for such a great tour Fon & company!

Jazzy was friendly, knowledgeable and truly looked after us for 4 hours. We discovered places that we wouldn’t have known about and tried food that we may not have found without such a guide. No tasters or samples either, but full plates of food at every stop. Towards the end of the tour we visited a number of art exhibitions and galleries as we digested everything.

Great tour with excellent food and very interesting explanations and background stories from a very nice guide Nood.

Fantastic experience. Tukta is superb. Excellent food tasting, excellent guide. Great choice of dishes

Jesse made sure we had a wide variety of street food.