Bangkok: 6 Amazing Eateries You Must Try When You Need a Break from Street Food

OCKEN  , Roots sister restaurant (and next door neighbor in Sathon) recently launched its brunch menu. Photo courtesy of  Roots .

OCKEN, Roots sister restaurant (and next door neighbor in Sathon) recently launched its brunch menu. Photo courtesy of Roots.

Travel writer Nardia Plumridge says Bangkok is “a blend of east meets west. Street food next to rooftop bars, modern galleries across the street from old temples.” So you can enjoy a great meal for less than $1, or live it up in one of the fanciest hotels. Or, better, explore both.

On the Postcard Academy podcast, Nardia, an Australian expat who’s lived in Bangkok for more than a year, shares her favorite foodie discoveries. Listen to the podcast to hear all her fab Bangkok tips. Here are the highlights.  (subscribe here for free).


Best bakery in Bangkok

Holey Artisan Bakery. “They bake everything in-house and do amazing croissants, which is actually again quite hard to find in Asia.”

Best coffee shops in Bangkok

Luka. “Really really chic and quite fun and funky.”

Roots at the Commons. More coffee is being grown in the north of Thailand these days, and this coffee shop focuses on supporting this local trade.

Best lunch spot in Bangkok

Peninsula Hotel Garden. “I have a soft spot for the Peninsula, which is a beautiful five-star hotel on the river. You can sit there amongst all this beautiful greenery, look over the river, and just be sort of wined and dined, which is definitely a fun experience...drinking rosé wine till the sunset.”

Best dinner spots in Bangkok

Eat Me. “It’s down a side street and can be really hard to find unless someone recommends it. It's quite a contemporary setting, amazing food, good cocktails.

Aesop’s. “We discovered a Greek restaurant that just opened up. The food was brilliant and they even give you plates to break at the end of the meal and people dance around the tables.”

Top tips for eating in Thai restaurants

They don’t use chopsticks in Thailand. You don’t even really need a knife, so you’ll get a fork and spoon. Gratuity is built into the check, which makes life easy, though you can always throw in a tip if you loved the service.


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