Chiang Mai Food & drinks

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Chiang Mai: Authentic Thai Cooking Class and Farm Visit

1. Chiang Mai: Authentic Thai Cooking Class and Farm Visit

Learn how to make authentic Thai dishes with this fun, small-group cooking class in Chiang Mai as you prepare classic dishes using ingredients from a local market. Choose between a half-day class during the morning or the evening and cook five dishes, or go for the full-day class to cook an extra two courses! Get picked up at your hotel within Chiang Mai, then meet up with the rest of your group and choose what you want to cook from the menu. Visit a local market and buy the necessary ingredients, and tour an organic farm filled with fresh fruits and vegetables. Once you're done, head to the classroom and prepare your individual cooking stations for the lesson. Follow the instructions of your professional English-speaking guide as you cook a variety of authentic Thai dishes such as mango sticky rice, pad thai, and curry, and make curry paste with your own two hands! Enjoy the fruits of your labor by sharing a meal with your group. Exchange stories as you sample each others' cooking before you head back to your accommodation.

Chiang Mai: Evening Local Street Food Market Tour

2. 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 Lanna Food Tour by Songthaew Truck

3. 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.

Chiang Mai Traditional Khan Toke Meal & Cultural Performance

4. Chiang Mai Traditional Khan Toke Meal & Cultural Performance

05.00 p.m. Start picking up to begin the 4-hour activity with a first visit to the Muang Mai wholesale market. Marvel at the variety of fresh produce on offer before heading to the Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center. Experience a traditional northern Thai dinner served on a small round table called a Khan Toke. Also enjoy watching the northern cultural performances such as Thai Fingernail Dance, Thai Sword and Thai Candle Dance, and Thai Folk Dance (Ramwong). 09.00 p.m. Transfer back to the hotel and drop off

Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai Michelin Food Walking Tour – 2 Hours

5. Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai Michelin Food Walking Tour – 2 Hours

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.

Chiang Mai: History & Mouth Watering Food Tour

6. Chiang Mai: History & Mouth Watering Food Tour

At 9.00 AM, you will meet your licensed guide at the Three Kings monument. Begin the trip by walking to various restaurants, then continue on to stop by a local market to experience Chiang Mai's tasty local food. Then, visit the temples, wet market, and key attractions in the city. Go slowly by foot and take local transportation to observe the local people's way of life in Chiang Mai. Your licensed tour guide will show you around and introduce you to the local culture. At 12:00 PM you end your tour in Chiang Mai's old city. Feel free to continue exploring the old city on your own before saying goodbye to your guide.

Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai Bar Hopping Guided Night Tour

7. Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai Bar Hopping Guided Night Tour

See the top eateries and bars, and a jazz club in the city of Chiang Mai with a local guide. Stop in at four different spots, and continue the night to three or four other spots if you like before the night ends. Start the night off by heading to the Chang Gate Phuak Night Market. Wander along the kiosks and see popular street food vendors like the Cowboy Hat Lady famous for her Khao Kha Moo (stewed pork leg). Try the famous Suki Chang Phueak, a soft-boiled mixed meat dish with sauce. After taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of the night market, head to The North Gate Jazz Co-Op to see a live jazz show. Stop for a beer and snacks while you listen to some jazz music before heading to the next stop. Next, you’ll ride a rod dang – Chiang Mai’s famous red taxi – to the Ton Lamyai Flower Market. Experience another hotspot for nightlife as it is situated by the river, making it a popular haunt for both locals and tourists alike. Grab a bite of some local snacks and enjoy the riverside views before heading to Tha Nham Ton Goom Riverfront. Experience the riverfront bar with an alfresco ambiance. Finally, enjoy a couple of drinks before deciding on visiting a few more riverside bars such as Sai Ping Bar & Restaurant, The Good View Chiang Mai, The Riverside Bar & Restaurant, and Deck One - All Day Eatery.

Chiang Mai: Market and Trishaw Ride Tour with Local Lunch

8. Chiang Mai: Market and Trishaw Ride Tour with Local Lunch

Immerse yourself in local sights, sounds, and flavors on this guided trip around an important commercial area of Chiang Mai’s old days, located along the Ping River. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and learn about Thai life as you visit a temple, market, and more, admission fees included. First, stop to explore Wat Ket Karam, a temple built in 1482 with zodiac signs for those born in the year of the dog. Visit the museum to see many different artifacts and historical records, such as antique items and old photos. Taking just a few steps from the temple, you’ll see a charming combination of building architecture featuring Lanna, Chinese, and Western influences. Stop at a famous local dessert shop to try authentic sweets that have been around for more than 30 years. Walk across the Ping River to the hustle and bustle of Warorot Market, where you can find authentic Thai products. Get a real idea of how it feels to shop like a local. Later, hop on a traditional trishaw, a symbol of Chiang Mai's way of life. Ride along Thapae road, one of the most famous commercial areas of Chiang Mai’s past. With the open views of the trishaw, enjoy the colorful, quaint, and bustling streets. Hop off at the Three King Monument, located in the old city center where many festivals and events have taken place. Before heading back to your accommodation for drop-off, fill your stomach during lunch at a local restaurant.

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What people are saying about Chiang Mai

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Very enjoyable ,we met some very interesting people and tasted some very delicious meals.This is a must do as it opens everyone up to new and wonderful dishes and see local places to eat economically everyday

Very nice experience! Well arranged and friendly staff. The market tour does not make a world of difference in my personal opinion, but it was still nice to make a stop.

my favorite activity in Chiang mai yet. especially if you like cooking and eating without doing the dishes haha

The whole experience from the market to the farm to cooking class was excellent. Very well run!!

Very nice, relaxing and fun expierence. Definetely recommended.