Banglamphu: where food is the soul of a city

Along the narrow streets of Bangkok’s Old City, or Banglamphu, families have been perfecting their recipes for generations. The result is some of the most unforgettable food in the kingdom, prepared with heart, but often disguised behind nondescript shophouses and markets tucked into mazes of alleyways. In this historic area, Bangkok’s rich and compelling heritage is expressed in every bite.

As our most food-focused tour, the Old Bangkok Food & Culture Walk is a great choice for dedicated foodies looking to explore the historic district through their taste buds. Click here for photos of this tour.


  1. 9:00: Meet at Krung Thonburi BTS SkyTrain Station (or Sam Yot MRT Station if more convenient for you) and take local transport to Bangkok’s old quarter.
  2. This tour no longer has a set itinerary because Chin and other guides use their extensive expertise to adapt the food tours daily based on the best food available and guests’ preferences. Expect numerous food stops as well as breaks to see little-known cultural sites, cool off in cafes, or diverge into different areas of interest based on your own preferences.
  3. 15:00: Finish the tour.

*These times are estimates, and we don’t normally stick to a rigid schedule.

Examples of foods you’ll try:

  • Southern Thai curries
  • Central Thai herb fish soup and shrimp salad
  • Central Thai sausage wrapped in piper leaf
  • Northeastern Thai spicy salad and sausage
  • Northern Thai salad or curry noodle soup
  • Grilled frog and insects (if you dare)
  • Handmade chili paste sauteed with fish and spices
  • Chinese-Thai noodles steamed with aromatic herbs and fresh crab
  • Thai style sweets
  • Thai style handmade ice cream
  • Thai tropical fruits (rotating selection)
  • Traditional Thai drinks (lemongrass and roselle juice, o-lieng coffee)

*Foods are subject to much adaptation. Vegetarians and those with allergies are welcome.

Days offered:
Every day.

Meeting point and time:
Normal meeting is 9:00 AM at Krung Thonburi BTS SkyTrain Station, Exit 2.
Pick up at hotels in the old town (Rattanakosin / Banglamphu) is free.

3,300 Baht per person for 2 guests.
3,100 Baht per person for 3 guests.
2,900 Baht per person for 4-6 guests.
5,500 Baht for 1 person only.
Half price for children aged 12 and under.

*These prices include public transport during the tour. If you would prefer to tour by private tuk tuk, it is an extra charge of 800 THB per tuk tuk.

*These prices are for private tours. We do not offer mixed group tours.

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  1. What is the date (or dates) that you would like to do the tour?
  2. Number of people in your group?
  3. What are the full names, ages and nationalities of every person in your group?
  4. Do you need directions for going from your hotel to the meeting point?
  5. Any eating restrictions such as food allergies, vegetarian or no pork?
  6. Any health conditions that we should be aware of?