The best street food in Bangkok

Authentic, appetizing and oh-so-affordable, street food in Bangkok is some of the best in the world
a sandwich hotdog at food stop
By Sopida Rodsom |

Bangkok is famous for its wealth of street food.Everywhere you go, there's always something being grilled, stir-fried or skewered on the sidewalk — and they all look, smell and, yes, taste amazing. We're huge fans of swanky dining experiences in the city's best restaurants but, sometimes, we just want to to take to the streets for some filling fare. From steaming bowls of noodles to mouthwatering grilled chicken, we gather the best sidewalk eats across the city. 

The best street food in Bangkok

traditional southern Thai
Khua Kling Pak Sod
Restaurants, Thai

Khua Kling + Pak Sod

icon-location-pin Thonglor

The family-run Khua Kling + Pak Sod offers traditional southern Thai home cooking in a pleasant ambience.

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Restaurants, Vietnamese

Banh Mi Bo Thailand

icon-location-pin Phrom Phong

Banh Mi Bo, just like its name, specialises in Vietnamese sandwiches, banh mi, offering a decent list of fillings, but stars of the show are BBQ pork, lemongrass chicken and the combo—crispy pork belly and Vietnamese-style grilled pork. The place has become Thai palate’s favorite as all the banh mi are served with cucumber, carrot, coriander, and fresh chilli. 

Restaurants, Street food

Jay Jia Yentafo

icon-location-pin Surawong

Noodle restaurant, Jay Jia Yentafo, is a place to visit if you want mouthwatering noodles. Its name may be a bit hard to remember, but we’ll try to help you out with that: Jay Jia is a name and Yentafo refers to the pinkish soup they are famous for. But you should probably stop worrying about the name and just try their dry noodles, a dish loaded with rich flavors and that authentic Yentafo experience. Don’t forget to tuck into the shrimp balls and deep fried wontons with pork filling. Warning: you will fall in love. 

Restaurants, Hamburgers

Mother Trucker

icon-location-pin Rattanakosin

Serving up standard burger—150 g jumbo patty, onion rings, 6900 island sauce and agura leaf, and premium burger which you will also get Aussie cheese and bacon beside what you get in a standard burger. Mother Trucker is known as a hardcore burger because of its size can get you stuffed without asking for the second one and a handful of customers have often got to wait in line even before the burger truck is open.  

Restaurants, Hot dogs

Food Stop

icon-location-pin Thonglor

Having the sausage alone--grilled with the heat till it crispy on the outside and soft from the inside--is already flavorful, but enjoying it with remoulade sauce, crispy fried shallots and pickles will make it even more perfect. For Thai palate, opt for zaab dog—Thai style hot dog that comes with Jaew (Thai Dried Chilli Dipping Sauce) and don’t miss your chance to try Food Stop’s chunky chips using the imported potatoes from USA.    

Restaurants, Street food

Krua Pa Kaew

icon-location-pin Lat Krabang

Located in Ladkrabung, Krua Pa Kaew is a modest restaurant serving delicious northeastern Thai cuisine. The menu contains both spicy and non-spicy authentic Isan food. The dish everyone comes for is the grilled chicken, a moist meaty number with crispy skin and a mouthwatering aroma (we’re salivating now). So if you are looking for something to spice up your day, Krua Pa Kaew could be the answer. 

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