With over 15,000 stalls, Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the main tourist draws in Bangkok. However, with so many restaurants, stalls and Chatuchak food to choose from, deciding what’s good can be a bit overwhelming. I visit regularly and among the many types of food Chatuchak offers, these are my four favourite options.


Coconut Ice Cream at Coco JJ (60 THB)

You can’t walk for one minute on Chatuchak’s main road without passing at least one vendor selling this appealing ice cream. Scoops of delicious ice cream and coconut meat are served in a shell with two toppings of your choice. The original branch (Coco JJ) is located on Chatuchak’s main road Section 1 and is a great place to sample this famous Chatuchak food vendor.

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Coconut Ice Cream at Coco JJ (60 THB)


Honey Roast Pork at Moo Yang Nam Peung (50 THB)

These large slabs of roasted, juicy pork (moo yang) are marinated in honey for hours before being chopped up and served, which elevates the dish to another level. The thick, charcoal-roasted meat is incredibly juicy and tender and the delicious honey marinade and pork juice drips from the meat, giving it an overriding sweet flavour. I really enjoy eating the meat on its own but you can also order it with a bun (10 THB). Head inside section 22 to find this famous Chatuchak food seller.

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Honey Roast Pork at Moo Yang Nam Peung (50 THB)


Tub Tim Grob at Tub Tim Grob Shop (40 THB)

Although travellers are more familiar with the Thai dessert mango sticky rice, locals often choose Tub Tim Grob instead. Tub Tim Grob is a treat made with sweetened coconut milk and shaved ice mixed with jellied coconut flesh, water chestnut and eye-catching crunchy red rubies, which are water chestnuts coated with tapioca flour. The result is a sweet, ice-cold dessert. To try this local treat and Chatuchak food restaurant, head to Tub Tim Grob Shop on the main road at Section 25.

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Tub Tim Grob at Tub Tim Grob Shop (40 THB)


Paella at Viva 8 (160 THB)

Although it doesn’t serve Thai food and isn’t exactly a restaurant, this is Chatuchak’s most popular dining spot. The hip lounge bar is where locals and travellers come together to escape the market’s heat and enjoy some funky house music and one of many cocktails. But Viva 8 is also known for its paella and the entertaining Chef who prepares this Spanish national dish in front of guests. 

The paella is very tasty and comes with a decent helping of a chicken drumstick, prawns and mussels. Grab a cocktail or ice-cold beer and enjoy Viva 8’s vibrant atmosphere. In the mood for partying after a few drinks? Viva 8 also has a second branch at Chatuchak market, “Viva 26”, which opens after 20:00 and offers LGBT nightlife and live music.

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Paella at Viva 8 (160 THB)

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