Bangkok Backstreets Food Tour: 15+ Tastings and Local Thai Cuisine Experience
967 Ratings
Khwaeng Samphanthawong
Embark on a culinary adventure through the backstreets of Bangkok, indulging in over 15 mouthwatering tastings of local Thai cuisine. Experience the vibrant street food culture and meet the passionate cooks behind the dishes.
Duration: 4 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Chinatown / Yaowarat - Our feasting tour of 16+ tastings 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. We’re Bangkok’s #1 food tour company on TripAdvisor. Over 20,000 guests can’t be wrong. Before we get started, 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. If you are feeling adventurous for a foodie journey, read on!
What's Included
  • 4 hours of immersive feasting in Bangkok’s Chinatown
  • Complimentary bottled water and local soft drinks
  • TripAdvisor’s #1 rated Bangkok food tour
  • Over 15 food tastings included, the most of any tour in Bangkok
  • Tours led by expert foodie guides
  • Small-group experience with a maximum of 8 guests per tour
What's Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks excluded
  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel excluded
Additional Information

The phrase ‘Have you eaten rice yet?’ is a customary greeting between friends in Thailand, demonstrating the crucial role food plays in Thai culture.

A meticulously planned tour will guide you through the hidden alleys of Old Bangkok, where you’ll sample over 15 different dishes from long-standing street vendors and restaurants. Further than the food itself, it’s about honoring the chefs who have committed their entire lives to street food.

  • This tour isn’t suitable for vegetarians, pescatarians or no pork diets due to street vendors’ limited menus. Other dietary restrictions may require some dishes to be missed.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately and bring an umbrella in rainy season
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Infant meals not included
  • The tour isn’t suitable for shellfish, peanut or severe allergies due to the nature of street food. Other allergies may require some dishes to be missed.
Shanghai Mansion Bangkok
Yaowarat Road
The tour starts from the terrace bar of the Shanghai Mansion hotel where your guide will be waiting with A Chef's Tour shirt. It's a 5-minute walk from Wat Mangkon MRT station or you can take a taxi. The address is Shanghai Mansion, 479-481 Yaowarat Road, Khwaeng Samphanthawong, 10100.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Apr 13, 2024
Best tour of Bangkok! - This experience was absolutely amazing. Annie and Armie were the most hospitable, knowledgeable guides. We went while on our honeymoon and they added so many little touches that made us feel very special. You’ll be stuffed at the end and get the real deal food of Thailand. Highly recommend!
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Apr 11, 2024
I Highly Recommend - Come Starving - My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our five hour food tour through Chinatown’s backstreets and bustling restaurants. Our guide was outstanding in every way. We walked from food stall to restaurant to fruit stand to another restaurant and on! In total I think we enjoyed 25+ items including full restaurant dishes. We were served at least five dishes at the sit down seafood restaurant alone. How did we eat so much tasty cuisine? Come starving and be prepared for a wonderful time.
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Apr 11, 2024
Best food tour EVER!!!!! - That was a great way to end our days in Bangkok. I've done a lot of food tours around the world, but this one is world class. Annie and Mikie were top-notch in their organization. Every single dish was fantastic, many recommended by Michelin. Way too much food, great explanations. It was so much fun...
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Apr 10, 2024
A delicious experience - The Bangkok street food tour was a great time! Nuch was our guide and was very informative about China town, the food we are trying, and how it fits into Thai culture. Bae was helping her and always two steps ahead getting our tables ready and making sure we had what we needed. It was so seamless going from place to place thanks to him! Everything we tried was delicious, and it’s hard to pick a favorite. Great vibes, food and overall experience!
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Apr 9, 2024
Great food adventure in Bangkok’s Chinatown - We really liked the selection of dishes served, we especially loved the green curry dish, the pork knuckle dish, the fried donut, and the dishes at T&K. We went back 2 days later to retrace our steps and eat again at T&K and the donuts, they were that good. Our guide was very helpful. Only note I’d leave here for parents who intend to bring small children, do this with them if they have the energy to walk around and have an adventurous palate.
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Apr 8, 2024
Best street food tour in Bangkok/ China Town! Michelin Guide! ⭐️⭐️⭐️ - This street food tour was really sensational! 15+ dishes, 4 hours through Chinatown and two great guides. This tour is worth every cent... every second shop was awarded a Michelin Guide, everything is perfectly organized and you get a lot of background information. In fact, there are many stops that you would never find without extensive research. Unreserved recommendation!
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Apr 8, 2024
Great tour for people who love to try food - I loved every second of it!!!! The food was amazing, our guide O did a great job. Because you can taste so many things, its better to come hungry!!! If you like to eat, that‘s your tour!!
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Apr 7, 2024
No regrets - Come hungry. It was a great experience The tour guides were very friendly and explained how real Thai eat.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 6, 2024
Incredible unique experience - This tour was incredible. We tried 17 different dishes and explored areas of Chinatown I never would have gone on my own. Every dish was incredible and surprisingly it was just the right amount of food.
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Apr 6, 2024
Best food tour ever - Best food tour ever! Phon (fon) and Kat, our guides, were such a great team. Phon knew the food, the restaurants perfectly well. She has a wealth of knowledge. She made us feel super at ease and treated us as friends. The food was just so delicious. I highly recommend this tour, you won't be disappointed!
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up to 8 guests
1 Adult
April 2024