Foodies will be in heaven in Bangkok. The number of restaurants, cafés and coffee shops in the city is simply staggering. Virtually every kind of cuisine is available, from Italian and Mexican to Thai and Japanese. For those who prefer to cook at home, several large supermarkets stock Western ingredients and prepared dishes, albeit at a higher cost due to being imported.

Home Dining & Food Delivery in Bangkok

Due to the many wonderful housing options available near the NIST campus, it’s fairly easy to find condos and homes that include kitchens large enough to cook. Kitchenware can be purchased from most of the shopping malls nearby, and both Asian and Western ingredients are readily available.

However, those who prefer not to cook needn’t worry. Bangkok is far ahead of many other cities in its penchant for convenience, and newcomers are often amused by the willingness of restaurants to deliver food, including all major chains like McDonald’s and KFC. Several delivery services also partner with restaurants to provide even more options.

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Starting as GrabTaxi, Grab has since expanded into food and grocery delivery, package transport, microtransactions, and more. GrabFood represents one of its most popular services and also ranks among the most expansive of all food delivery options in Bangkok.

Grab is available on both the App Store and Google Play Store.

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A key player in the food delivery market from Eastern Europe to Japan, Foodpanda is also very popular in Thailand. While it originally partnered with major restaurants and chains, it has since begun to also work with smaller neighborhood vendors to expand its options.

Foodpanda is available on both the App Store and Google Play Store.

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Robinhood is a relatively new service that is expected to grow rapidly due to its funding: Siam Commercial Bank created the app. Unlike many other food delivery companies, it does not charge restaurants gross profit or commission fees, making it a more ethical option.

Robinhood is available on both the App Store and Google Play Store.

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Similar to Grabfood, Lineman is part of a larger app ecosystem with a staggering number of services. Line represents one of the most popular communication apps in Asia and has expanded to include money transfers, shopping, news, taxi services, gaming and much more.

Line is available on both the App Store and Google Play Store.

Preparing for Your Move - Thai Visa Application

The Visa Process

One of the key steps you will need to complete prior to departure to Thailand is acquiring your visa. Our HR team will assist you throughout this process.

Welcome to the NIST Community

If you are offered a position at NIST, we will be supporting you from the first day to ease your transition. We encourage you to read the resources in this section to learn more about Thailand and complete the online tech training.
Arriving to NIST International School in Bangkok

Safeguarding at NIST

We prioritize the safety and wellbeing of all of our community members, and all NIST faculty and staff must complete annual safeguarding training.

Adjusting to Your New Home

In addition to an extensive orientation to Bangkok and NIST, our transition coordinator will organize tours, shopping expeditions and social events to help you settle in quickly and focus on your new role in our community.
NIST International School Bangkok Skyline

The New to NIST Blog

All new faculty are given access to a password-protected blog with more tips and information about working and living in Thailand.

Life in Bangkok

From five-star restaurants to world-famous street food and sprawling shopping malls to bustling open-air markets, Bangkok offers something for everyone and also offers the opportunity for easy travel throughout Asia.