Chiang Mai Lunchtime Food Tasting Tour

  • Maximum size
    8 guests
  • Start Time
    10h00 - 14h00
  • Menu
    20-22 Tasting Menu
  • Prices from
    59 USD
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About your tour

Kick off your Chiang Mai food tour in the best food market in the city. Here, you'll indulge in 20 different tastes and learn about their origins. 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.

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.

Why this tour is awesome

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. On this tour you'll try over 20 different dishes, snacks and drinks that offer a real introduction to the regional cuisine. A top licensed foodie guide will accompany you to help you make the most of the experience.


A top licensed foodie guide will help you make the most of your tour

Explore one of Thailand's best wet markets

Meet the locals vendors and the people behind the food

Ride around on a local rod daeng private truck

Try more than 18 locals snacks and dishes in the market

Delicate coconut khanom kroc with sweetcorn and chives

Try iconic khao soi noodles in a secret hole-in-the-wall joint

Spatchcocked gai yang chicken cooking over hot coals

Beautifully cooked Thai-style BBQ chicken

Som tum papaya salad with zingy lime dressing

Our Chiang Mai food tour

Sign off with ice cream from a backstreet home that's been making it for 40 years


  • Price US $59 per person
  • Language English, Thai
  • Small group Maximum of 8 guests
  • Tastings 20 tasting menu
  • Drinks Bottled water and local drinks
  • Duration 10h00 - 14h00
  • Guide Licensed foodie guide
  • Cancellation Cancel up to 48 hours
  • Family friendly Children welcome
  • Instant confirmation Book and confirm
  • Market visit Local food market
  • Pick up / drop off Not included

Dietary information

  • Vegetarian Unsuitable for vegetarians
  • Vegan Unsuitable for vegans
  • Pescatarian Unsuitable for pescatarians
  • Lactose free Unsuitable for lactose intolerant
  • Gluten free Unsuitable for gluten intolerant

Discover what Northern Thai cuisine is all about


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.

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.

Meeting point

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

Your guide

Moui hails from Lampang, but has called Chaing Mai home for over 20 years. With a passion for Northern Thai cuisine and cooking, Moui knows where to eat in Chiang Mai and the hidden spots you'd never find alone.

Moui Tipsribud - The Chiang Mai Cook

Why you should book with us

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