Fresh Local Market Tour - Food Tour In Chiang Mai

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Fresh Local Market Tour - Food tour in Chiang Mai, 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2022Monday - Sunday : 07:00 AM - 10:00 PM1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023Monday - Sunday : 07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    14 Soi Rat Chiang Saen 2 Ko., Tambon Hai Ya, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Keep in mind that we are organizing transportation only wit.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Introduction to fresh vegetables, fruits and authentic Thai food that local people eat everyday.
Thailand is divided into two sections: tourist areas and local areas. They are totally different from each other, and most foreigners only get to know the tourist ones. Have you visited a local market in Thailand? Maybe Yes and maybe No. If the answer is Yes, you might have ended up with many questions, for example:
Why is everything in the open air? Is it safe to do that? The pork, fish, chicken They have no ice!
Why do they put everything in plastic bags?
Do local people really eat insects or is it just a tourist thing?
Dessert! Do Thai people eat dessert?
Uhmm I want to try that but I'm not sure. What is inside of it?
And many more...
Our Tour will lead you to all the answers. The best way of getting to know all of this is going into the area seeing, touching and trying.

Know More about this tour

We will start early at 8:00 am to meet at the Local Fresh Market. Normally Thai people get up very early, around 4 to 5 in the morning to go to the fresh market to buy or sell vegetables and food for restaurants that will open up later for tourists.

How does the tour work?

  • 8:00 am - 8:40 am.
    Meeting up, introducing each other and having Thai breakfast together.
  • 8:50 am - 10:30 am.
    Going into the market! First, well go through the vegetables and condiment sections to learn about the basic Thai ingredients by touching, feeling and smelling them. Im sure a lot of you have eaten them before but have never seen the real ones!
    Then, its time to explore and try some authentic, new Thai dishes, drinks and sweets.
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am.
    Lets take a walk with the food that we bought at the market and take it to the park, while we grab some street stand dishes along the way.
  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm.
    Well hang out like locals do at the park with food. This is a very classic way of Thai hanging out. You will see local faces from outside the tourist perspective always eating something.
  • 12:00 pm.
    Well say goodbye.


  • Youll get to try Thai traditional breakfast! Please come with an empty stomach.
  • We promise you that this will be a day in which you will try many new things in your life! So, come with an open mind; willing to try new things.
  • Explore a local market and get the answers you have been asking yourself all along.
  • Try foods, drinks and fruits that seem interesting to you. See, meet and get a feel of the locals spend time with Thai people out of the tourist perspective. This is the best way to experience Thai culture: through food. Because food is life, and life is culture.
  • Hang out at the park and share lunch all together like Thai people do.
  • 4 hour tour. After the Local Market Tour, you will know what to eat and what is inside your meals. It will make your holidays easier, cheaper and more comfortable. By eating in local places, you will find the most affordable and authentic Thai food.


Fluent English - Thai speaking guide.

Fees and handling charges for food and drinks.

A cross bag (custom-made Akha bag) with a bottle of drinking water, hand sanitary tissue, pen and an umbrella (to be returned after the tour is finished)

Hotel pickup and drop-off (only within 3 km from city area)




Bottled water

Entry/Admission - Bumrung Buri Market


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

No big bags or luggage, but make sure you have your camera. You might want to capture the moment you will eat a silk worm, ant egg or pink egg!

If you have any food allergies, please make sure to let us know beforehand.

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 04-Nov-2022

    Smell & sight of local market produce with food tasting is definitely a fun way to experience the local food culture.

  • 18-Aug-2022

    Incredible experience! Best food and so many dishes! Would recommend to anyone wanting to learn many dishes in an east and friendly environment.

  • 17-Aug-2022

    It was amazing!!! The food, experience and the people. I learned a lot about their culture and food.

  • 17-Aug-2022

    100% recommend—come hungry! Everyone was wonderful and it was a professional and well polished experience.

  • 08-Aug-2022

    Though I'm a regular cook, learn alot about Akha cooking n more of local herbs. 5 of us enjoy this class so much. Thanks:)

  • 08-Aug-2022

    Si vous venez à Chiang Mai, il faut faire ce cours de cuisine !! Après avoir regardé nombres de descriptifs pour choisir en amont, nous avons pris celui-ci et n’avons pas été déçu !! Il faut absolument faire la visite du marché le matin c’est génial car on découvre pleins de choses, on goûte des choses qu’on n’aurait pas osé toute seule, on pose des questions… Ensuite on fait beaucoup de recettes, on mange, c’est délicieux. Un plus de ce cours ci : les origines akha et la découverte de quelques recettes akha très différentes des thaïs ! Les cuisinières sont toutes super ! Un grand merci pour ce délicieux moment avec vous. On a hâte de rentrer à Paris pour cuisiner à nos proches ces recettes thaïs et akha !

  • 04-Aug-2022

    An AMAZING cooking experience if you have time in Chiang Mai. Really enjoyed both the market and the cooking class - we made so many different dishes and each one was delicious. Jasmine was a great instructor - 100% recommend this class!

  • 04-Aug-2022

    Amazing! Definitely a highlight of our visit to Chiangmai. Jasmine was extremely knowledgeable and did a great job teaching us. Highly recommend this class WITH the market experience!

  • 02-Aug-2022

    Amazingly in-depth and engaging tour and cooking class! Jasmine was super generous and clear with her instructions, feedback, and knowledge. Finished the class stuffed to the gills. Highly recommend!

  • 19-Jul-2022

    Great Thai cooking class! You will learn to make so many yummy dishes like spring roll, curry, pad Thai, mango sticky rice, and more. The chef/instructor speaks really good English. It was also cool to go to the local market and pick out ingredients

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