Street Food in Bangkok- Where there is a Sidewalk, there will be Food

Street Food vender lineup at the Phloen Chit BTS

Street Food vendor lineup at the Phloen Chit BTS

If there is a sidewalk, there will be street food, that is one of the first rules of Bangkok. If there is an office tower and a sidewalk that leads to the office tower, there will be an abundance of good street food.

The first picture is of the lineup of street food vendors at the BTS Skytrain exit at Phloen Chit, this is what greets me each workday. The second picture is the next lineup of street vendors, just around the corner from the from the BTS exit and first lineup of vendors. This is my morning walk to the office.

And more street food just around the corner

And more street food just around the corner

Do you think I go grocery shopping, prepare my own at home? Not a chance. This half a city block has everything from rice porridge to fresh fruit for the mornings as well as fried pork, barbecued chicken, som-tum, salad and loads of sweets. Oh, there is also coffee and fresh juices.

No, I don’t visit the grocery store and buy a whole papaya, for thb15 I get a single serving fresh on my way to work each day. As you can see, there are many people walking up and buying food, most people grab a few different things before they head into their office.

Walk through dining. At it’s best.

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About faranginbangkok

Additional pictures: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/faranginbangkok For more updates about Bangkok, Thailand and other thoughts: www.twitter.com/lilrichardb I began working in Bangkok during 2008- a time that featured a great deal of political unrest in Thailand and particularly Bangkok. I had lived in San Francisco for 15 years and was working on a project in Thailand. Generally I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok and then 3-4 weeks in San Francisco. Did Bangkok begin to feel like home? Yes, and No. Bangkok and the Thai culture forced me to feel many things, the change in culture and environment was so dramatic it forced the decision- embrace or ignore. I embraced and made Bangkok my home and base in 2009. I have enjoyed living in Bangkok, experiencing Thailand and the entire ASEAN region.
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