Phuket Old Town Food Tour

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196 reviews   (4.98)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: thailand, thailand

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Join our truly small-group foodie tour limited to just 8 exclusive guests each day. There's no two ways about it, the food in Phuket is sublime. Perhaps that's why is was crowned the 'Thailand City of Gastronomy 2017' by UNESCO. This melting pot of Thai, Chinese, Malay and Burmese food certainly warrants a few hours away from the beach and there's no better way than diving into the hidden street eats in Phuket Old Town. Starting in the cool of the morning, you'll spend 4 hours with your foodie guide delving into the secrets behind the island's flavours. You'll make plenty of stops to mop up Burmese curries with wood-fried naans at a tucked away workers teashop, practise your chopstick skills on a bowl on the best bowl of Hokkien noodles in town and indulge in grilled pork dripping in rich peanut satay sauce among a dozen more mouth-watering Phuketian dishes and snacks. You won't find food like this anywhere else on the island.

What's Included

A licensed foodie guide to lead the way

A truly small-group tour limited to just 8 exclusive guests each day

A walking tour through the old streets of Phuket Town

Bottled water and refreshing Thai drinks

More than 14 Phuketian food and drink dishes to try

What's Not Included

Alcoholic drinks are excluded

Items of a personal nature excluded

Pick up and drop off from your Phuket hotel excluded

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Old Phuket Town
Are you ready to explore why Phuket is often considered one of Thailand's top foodie hotspots? Greet your guide in the cool of the morning at 10am outside the city's famous central market and begin your walking tour weaving your way through the streets passing a glorious Chinese temple en route to try a Phuketian classic snack of spiced rice cooked in banana leaves.

Back down at the market, your guide will take you to a hidden little teashop which serves the local Burmese working community. Here, you'll try Burmese curries, crispy samosas and other delights accompanied by naans freshly cooked in their wood-fired oven and washed down with sweet tea.

Just down the road is a fine outdoor fresh fruit and vegetable market where your guide will explain the ingredients that go into Thai cuisine and sample exotic fruits, juices are other tasty morsels like deep-fried coconut balls and prawns cooked in banana leaves. 

Continue on your culinary adventure by working your way over a bowl of rich Hokkien noodles with a pair of chopsticks (don't worry, cutlery's available too) from a little restaurant that's been serving up the good stuff for decades.

Don't worry, it's not over yet. Your guide will take you to a local indoor market famed for its fresh spring rolls filled with cured pork and topped with sweet sauce and pickles and coconut pork skewers served with rich peanut satay and zingy ajat cucumber relish. 

It's unthinkable not to visit Phuket Old Town without delving into the sweets. Your guide will take you for a particularly special Phuket-style crepe cooked over fiery coals, a refreshing and vivid iced dessert and finishing on sweet milky tea and flaky rotis at a joint that's been knocking them out for years. 

Return back to the central market where the tour ends. You'll return back to your hotel with a deeper understanding of Phuketian cuisine. Be warned, the food on the rest of your vacation will now solely disappoint.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Beautiful food tour
froggoestraveling10, 27-09-2022
Unforgettable experience, our guides Nam and Lochie were such a joy to walk with. We felt so welcomed and well-immersed into the various cultural aspects of Phuket Town. Very knowledgeable and organised and I wholeheartedly recommend this tour to anyone travelling in the area.
A not to be missedTour
Oldham911, 24-09-2022
Excellent Guide, Pema!! So enlightening, lots of humour!! From beginning to the end was so enjoyable! Not to be missed.
The history of all the different ingredients and dishes was amazing.
Also learning about the Town and it’s history was memorable.
Fantastic gastronomic experience in Phuket Old Town
Froggatc, 27-09-2022
We had a wonderful day eating ourselves silly and wandering the streets of Phuket Old Town with Nam and Lucky!!! The food from all the different sub cultures found in Phuket was so diverse. Our hosts were gracious, friendly and had wonderful senses of humour. Definitely a must for anyone visiting the island.
oreok2019, 28-09-2022
It was excellent !! Good food,knowledge tour guide.I have had great experience.Thanks again for this lovely tour.
Must do food tour
matf529, 27-09-2022
Thank you so much Nam for a wonderful day. Great way to start with a tour of the central food market, then on to a wonderful range of restaurants. Great fun. Ample food. Highly recommended

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