Chiang Mai Lunchtime Food Tasting Tour

With its sheer number of snacks and dishes, it's hard to grasp Northern Thai cuisine. Top that with the language barrier and it's easy to see why most farang stick to pad Thai from the tourist markets. Fear not. Join our foodie guides on the best Chiang Mai food tour and hit the ground running. Wonder no longer about those mysterious banana leaf parcels, piles of crispy pork crackling with ubiquitious green paste or those bright pink eggs. You're going to try it all.

Kick things off on your Chiang Mai food tour in the freshest market in the city. Here, you'll indulge in 20 different tastes. Yep, you heard that right. 20 things. Along the way, you'll learn about their origins and how they're made. Afterwards, you'll be whisked away to try the best bowl of Chiang Mai's famous khao soi. Thick, silky coconut curry topped with crispy noodles, roasted chilli paste and pickled greens. There are few times in your life that you will taste something truly awesome. This is one of them.

It doesn't end there though. We know a hidden little barbeque hut where you'll tuck into mouth-watering grilled chicken Thai-style. Watch your spatchcocked beauty sizzle over charcoal before being served with zingy papaya salad and spicy sauce. Finish at a tiny ice cream joint that's been churning out the good stuff for almost 40 years. You can pick any flavour, but you're in Thailand, we'll be disappointed if you stick to vanilla.

**Street food vendors take time off too, so we can’t promise every Chiang Mai food tour will be the same, but fear not, the day will always be packed with good stuff. 

Availability and Booking

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What’s Included


  • 4-hour guided Chiang Mai food tour
  • 20-25 tastings at a whole bunch of hidden foodie stops
  • Learn about the history and culture of Northern Thai cuisine
  • A guided walk and talk through a local food market
  • Refreshing Thai drinks and bottled water
  • Fully licensed (and foodie) guide
  • Limited to just 8 exclusive guests each day

Sample menu

How to book

To join the tour, use the calendar to select your date and secure your tour with your card. For special requests, private bookings, or dietary requirements, please contact us. Safety of our customers is our first priority, so if you have any allergies, please contact us before booking.

Meeting point

Wat Lok Molee temple on Manee Nopparat Road, Chiang Mai. It's easy to find and we're send you further instructions together with the address on your booking confirmation Your guide will be wearing A Chef's Tour t-shirt.

What to expect

This tour has been specially crafted for grazers and those who want to really understand Northern Thai flavours. To get you straight to the best food spots in town, we’ll use a private truck for part of the tour. Wear comfortable footwear and come ravenous. You won't leave hungry, that's for sure.

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MAXIMUM SIZE

1 - 8 People

DURATION

10h00 - 14h00

MENU

20-22 Tasting Menu

PRICES FROM

USD $55 per Person

Why you should book with us


  • 99% 5 star reviews
  • Secure payments through provider Stripe
  • Full refund if you have to cancel up to 48 hours before
  • Authentic food experience, escape the tourist traps