What to Eat

There is no of shortage of food stalls and vendors throughout the market. When hunger strikes, choose from several Thai style snacks and dishes. Grilling on a stick, you can choose from pork, chicken, squid or octopus. If you want something a little more on the healthy side, try the freshly cut up fruits, and try something new, like guava fruit.

thai street foods that can be purchased in chatuchak market
freshly cut guavas with garnish on top
Grilled squid on sticks
Flickr/Kent Wang

One of the liveliest stalls at the market is Viva 8 bar and restaurant that serves up cocktails, and paella from giant pans to loud techno beats. This is the perfect spot to end your day of shopping as you take in the music from the live DJ.

This is also one of the best people watching spots at Chatuchak Weekend Market, though it can be tough finding a seat at Viva 8. If you’re lucky enough to snag a seat, enjoy a plate of authentic Spanish paella for 150 baht (approx $4.30) and a cocktail or beer from 90 baht to 200 baht (approx $2.60 to $5.80).