Chiangmai Food Tour

Experience Real Chiangmai through Taste

Chiangmai Food Tasting and Culture Tour

One of the oldest city in Thailand, the 700 years old ancient capital of Chiang Mai boosts its charms like nowhere else: from the characteristic taste of Northern Thai cuisine, the exceptional beauty of Lanna culture, to the welcoming smile of local people.

Join us as we bring you to experience “the Rose of the North” through the local eyes for its very raw taste, sight, sound, smell, and touch. On our award-winning food and cultural tours, we will visit several eatery legends, stop by the city’s amazing temples, and break the ice to interact with local characters. Our ultimate goal is to make you feel like being a local while you are in Chiang Mai.

Our Tours

Old Chiangmai Food Tour
Old Chiangmai Food Tour
Old Chiangmai Food Tour
Old Chiangmai Food Tour

Taste of the North & Old Town Chiangmai Walk

The Kingdom of Lanna was established some 700 years ago. Since then, its food culture has been slowly developed into what is known as the Northern Thai cuisine today. Join us on the 4 hours cultural walk of the old city of the "new city" aka "Chiang Mai" that not only let you experience the historical and architectural charms of Chiang Mai but also get you soaked into its gastronomy treasures.

On this not-so-typical tour, we will first start by wandering through the old city's charming old markets to learn specifically about ingredients and spices used for Northern Thai cooking. Then, we will start our way to taste various Northern Thai cuisines prepared some of the best local chefs in town, such as the best Northern sausage, the best Northern curry noodle, and the best Northern chili dips. Along the way, we will also visit some magnificent temples as you might even have a chance chat with Buddhist monks to learn from them about Buddhism in general and there daily life in particular. By doing this tour early on your visit to Northern Thailand, you will feel more confident to enjoy the tastes and smells this region has to offer.

What are included ?

+ 6 authentic tasting locations, 10+ delicious Northern Thai food samples (enough for big lunch)
+ A hictorical walk in the old city of Chiangmai
+ Afteanoon tea with traditional Thai dessert
+ Experienced, friendly and entertaining local guide
+ Fun & informative guided walking tour, including visits local landmarks.
+ Gratuities is not included but are highly appreciated


Mon - Sat

Start: 10.00 am

End: 2.00 pm


1050 Baht for Adult

850 Baht for Child

Meeting Place:

Wat Chiang Man

Weather Condition:

Tour takes place rain or shine

Group size:

10 people maximum


This tour is not suitable for vegetarians.

Old Chiangmai Food Tour
Old Chiangmai Food Tour
Old Chiangmai Food Tour
Old Chiangmai Food Tour

Chiangmai Night Food Tour by Local Truck

After the moon comes up, cruise along ChiangMai streets via the city’s iconic local truck, Rod Daeng, to visit most favourite places to eat at night. Taste a variety of savory street food menus, including the local Pad Thai, Thai style sausage, E-sann food or bugs (if you are dare). Between the bites, visit old-town landmarks and temples for a different perspective compared to the busy day time scene.

Join us to discover the side of ChiangMai wholly unknown to visitors. *** Please note that this tour is not suitable for vegetarian ***

What are included ?

- A fun Rod Daeng ride during the tour
- 7+ delicious food & drink tastings as mentioned in the program (enough for big late dinner)
- Experienced and friendly fully-licensed local tour guide
- A chilled Thai beer or a non-alcoholic drink at our secret bar
- Drop off service at the end of the tour ( only hotels in Bangkok ChiangMai city center.)
- Complimentary basic medical insurance



Start: 6 pm

End: 10.00 pm


1600 Baht for Adult

1400 Baht for Child

Meeting Place:

Tha Pae Gate

Weather Condition:

Tour takes place rain or shine

Group size:

10 people maximum


This tour is not suitable for vegetarians.

Why choose Chiangmai Food Tours

1. Passionate Local Tour Guide

Each tour is led by a highly qualified tour guide who is an expert in the area. Our goal is to make you feel like having local friends bringing you to their favourite eats and share their excitement about the city they grow, live, and love.

2. Celebrating Local Community

We are a proud supporter of local community. Our tasting locations are independently owned by local Chingmai – actually they are some of the best local chefs in town and their secret recipes are really worth spreading the words!

3. Delicious Local Chiangmai's Food

Each tour includes a variety of food tasting items that are favourite among Chiangmai locals. So, don’t be afraid to join the local crowds and enjoy the real tastes this charming city has to offer. You can come hungry and leave happy.

4. Best Way to Get to Know Chiangmai!

With our small and intimate group walk, we give you intimacy that just can’t get if you are on the bus, on the boat, or on the bike. When you are walking, you get to really appreciate local areas. Our tour combines food, culture, and real story. It’s all in one!

About Us

Our Story

CHIANGMAI FOOD TOURS was created with our love and passion in food and travel. Born and raised in Thailand, our roots have always been firmly planted in Thai culture and culinary.

In early 2011, we started our mission to introduce Thailand’s local flavours to the world and help visitors “eat like a Thai”. We launched the innovative tour company called "Bangkok Food Tours" to let visitors from all over the world experience the ultimate food and cultural exploration in Bangkok and its environs. Besides tasting delicious food, all participants will learn fascinating history and rich culture in neighbourhoods, sharing from the true insider. Bangkok Food Tours is now the leading culinary travel operator in Thailand and has received numerous of awards and recognitions, including the prestigious Thailand Tourism Award 2013 for the Best Cultural Tour program.

After 3 inspiring years in Bangkok, we are ready to bring travellers to experience Chiang Mai through its food culture. As one of our co-founders is Northern-Thailand native and her family has operated a Northern Thai restaurant for generations, we are very pleased that finally we have an opportunity to introduce visitors to the culinary secrets of the Lanna highlands. Hop to see you in one of our delicious food tours!

Chiangmai Food Tours Team

Chiangmai Food Tours


1. How can I purchase tickets? Do I have to purchase them in advance?

Please purchase tickets in advance to guarantee spots. You will first fill out the reservation form on our website. Then, we will send a reply email together with a paypal secured online payment link within 1 business day. To confirm your booking, you will need to make a payment using your credit card. After receiving your payment, we will send a confirmation as well as meeting place direction to your email

If you experience a problem when booking, please email us at

2. Can I get a refund or reschedule my tickets?

Tickets cannot be refunded as your space is guaranteed on the tour once purchased. Refund is, therefore, not allowed for no shows, or late arrivals and each tour is scheduled to depart on time. However, reschedule is possible in case your new requested tour is still available.

3. Are there discounted tickets for children?

Yes, we offer a special price for children under 12.

4. What are included in my ticket price?

All food and drink tastings (enough for a meal)
Fun & informative guided walking tour & Sightseeing while visiting cultural landmarks
Gratuity is not included in the ticket price, but is always greatly appreciated.

5. What if I am a vegetarian or have food allergies or dietary restrictions?

At this point, we are so sorry that we are still not able to accommodate vegetarian.

6. How much walking is involved in a tour?

The tour is approximately 3.5 hours of walking with many stops. We walk at a very leisurely pace. At each tasting location, you can take a break as all almost all of our tasting locations are seated. The walking distance is no more than 2 kilometers.

7. Are there restroom breaks during a tour?

Yes, restrooms are available at every food-tasting location during the tour.

8. Are walking tours given in bad weather?

Tours are held rain or shine. We also provide ponchos in case of sudden weather changes and you do not have your own umbrella. We only cancel our tour in an unlikely event of extreme bad weather. In that case, we will try our best to reschedule your tour or refund.

9. Are cameras allowed on the tour?

Definitely. Cameras (and videos) are allowed and encouraged during the tour.

10. Can I shop during the tour?

To stay on schedule and continue with the informative tour and food tastings in a timely manner, we ask that you please wait to shop until after the tour. You can allow time at the end of the tour to return to your favorite stores located in the map provided. Our guide can also help you with directions to them.

11. Are tours offered only in English?

Yes, currently, our tour is only conducted in English.

12. How many people can attend a tour?

The maximum number of people per tour guide is 8. If one tour is sold out there is a very good chance we will offer another that same day.

13. Can I bring my cats/dogs with me during a tour?

Sorry…due to the various food establishments we visit, pets are not allowed on the tour.

14. Does the tour end at the same place that we start?

No, it does not. However, detailed instructions are provided after ticket purchase with starting and ending point locations. Both are very close to MRT stations.

15. Can I book a private tour?

Of course! We offer packages for private tours. Please email us at for more detail.

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