What’s the current situation with Soi 5 in Bangkok I know it has the best reputation for street food. Are there still many stalls available or has the recent crackdown on street food had a major effect?
Which Soi 5?
Sukhumvit I guess.
I’m staying on Sukhimvit this week. I went to soi 5 for groceries (at Foodland) and there were a few street food stalls. I’m staying on soi 8 (Adelphi Suites) and the street food scene there is still good, in fact better than last year. So cross the road to soi 8 and you’ll be fine.
And there are still plenty of street food stalls on the south of Sukhumvit towards Phloen Chit, below the highway bridge. Still lots of options, despite what some people (actually one person masquerading as multiple) may claim.
The “ban” on the main Sukhimvit wasn’t directed at street food but all the unlicensed crappy souvenir stalls that clogged up the sidewalks. There weren’t that many food stalls on the main Sukhumvit anyway. Annoyingly and disturbingly some of those “souvenir stalls” have returned, notably those selling non family friendly “toys”.Edited: 22 November 2018, 05:16
Say what .....
.... and here I was going to bring food from the house next month when visiting Krung Thep. I didn't think there'd be any food available. Whew .....
That’s good to hear 👂
I like the food markets further out. Hardly a tourist in sight, wide footpaths and some cheap hotels. Cheap massage prices and no annoying touts. Only a few bts stops away as well.
Dwayne, plenty of street food available if you just venture off the main road.
See the above posts - Suk 5 & 8 are prime tourist territory.
Dwayne seems to enjoy trolling about the Junta "banning" of street food and night markets.