In Chiang Mai, everything is about food; food is embedded in the very core of the culture. Every corner of the city is crammed with stalls offering Thai food, and restaurants that feature both domestic and international varieties.

Night Markets

Come nightfall, the markets start buzzing with people looking for cheap, yet yummy eats. Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, Sum Meut Market and Chang Puak are a few places synonymous with street food.

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Roast chicken

Thai roast chicken is unlike what you’ve tasted before; the sort you get to taste in Chiang Mai comes in different styles: SP Chicken and Cherng Doi Roast Chicken would be recommendations for someone sampling Chiang Mai food for the first time.

Western eats

Those lodged at Chiang Mai residences are invariably treated to local delights; but if one wants to keep it varied, there are cafes in Nimman neighbourhood offering a diverse range of international dishes. Also, the likes of Anantara Chiang Mai Serviced Suites offer you in-house dining at any time of the day.

Image Credit: Anantara Chiang Mai Serviced Suites


There’s every type of refreshment in Chiang Mai: From beer to coffee to smoothies, Chiang Mai offers visitors a comprehensive list of drinks.


Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+