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.
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.
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.
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.
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.