Bangkok is one of the greatest cities in the world for cash-strapped food lovers. From the city’s best Pad Thai to an entire food court dedicated to veggie Thai food, read on for our pick of the best 5 budget restaurants and food stands and know where to eat in Bangkok!

1. P’Aor Kuay Teow Tom Yum

P’Aor Kuay Teow Tom Yum cheap eats bangkok

Although you’ll find a few dishes on the menu at P’Aor, the owner’s signature dish and claim to fame is a version of tom yum noodles that includes richly creamy and flavorful tom yum broth, paired with a couple of jumbo shrimp. For just £1.50 per bowl, the value for what you get is a pretty good deal.

Address: 68/51 Soi Petchaburi 5, Between Soi 5 – 7, Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok
Open hours: Daily from 10 am – 10 pm

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2. Daniel Thaiger Burgers

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Along with Thai food, Bangkok is also an international melting pot. One of the best burgers you’ll find in Bangkok, or maybe anywhere, is from Daniel Thaiger. The always fresh, never frozen beef used in their burgers makes all the difference. The signature Thaiger burger costs £3.

Address: Sukhumvit Soi 30/1, Bangkok, Thailand
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays) from 4.30 pm – 9.30 pm

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3. Wattana Panich Kuay Teow Neua

Wattana Panich Kuay Teow Neua cheap food bangkok

When you see the swimming pool sized pan of eternal simmering cubes of beef at the front of Wattana Panich, your mouth will start to water. Their broth has a wonderful aromatic Chinese spice taste, with tenderly braised chunks of beef and rice noodles that soak up all the juices. A bowl of beef noodles costs £2 for the special size.

Address: 336-338 Ekkamai Soi 18, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Open hours: Daily from 10 am – 9:30 pm

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4. Lookshin Tongchai

Lookshin Tongchai cheap food bangkok

One of the local Bangkok favorite street food snacks are grilled meatballs. Lookshin Tongchai, located on the corner of Soi Rambuttri, handmakes their meatballs, grills them over hot charcoal, and serves them with a sweet and spicy sauce. Each skewer costs a tiny £0.15 and it makes a wonderful snack on the go.

Address: Soi Rambuttri (right in front of Swensen’s ice cream shop)
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am – 6 pm (closed on Monday)

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5. Pad Thai Thip Samai

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Thip Samai is one of the most legendary restaurants in Bangkok that serves Pad Thai, and it’s frequented by both tourists and locals. What stands out about their Pad Thai is not only the balance of sweet and savory flavors, but also the fact that they cook their Pad Thai over flaming hot woks using charcoal, giving the gooey noodles a nice smoky flavor. Order a plate of Pad Thai Haw Kai Goong Sod (with fresh shrimp and wrapped in an egg) for £1.35.

Address: 313 Maha Chai Road, Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10500
Open hours: Daily from 5 pm – 2 am

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