Phuket Old Town Food Tour

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 it was crowned the 'Thailand City of Gastronomy 2017' by UNESCO.

Overview

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.

Itirenary

You'll start at

Phuket Town Central Market

Old Phuket Town

Stop: 4 hours

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 disappoint.

You'll return to the starting point

Highlights

  • Delve deeper into the culinary culture of Phuket on a food tour of the Old Town

  • Sample multiple dishes instead of choosing just one at a restaurant

  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to eight people

  • Discover places that are hard to locate on your own

Important Information

Departure Point

Phuket Town Central Market, Ranong, Tambon Talat Nuea, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Duration

4h

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Inclusions

  • More than 14 Phuketian food and drink dishes to try

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

  • Bottled water and refreshing Thai drinks

  • A licensed foodie guide to lead the way

  • A walking tour through the old streets of Phuket Town

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Bottled water

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Exclusions

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Pick up and drop off from your Phuket hotel

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Infant meals not included

  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved so please wear comfortable shoes

  • The tour departs rain or shine, so please bring appropriate clothing and an umbrella in rainy season

  • Stroller accessible

  • Service animals allowed

  • Near public transportation

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers

  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

  • Most travelers can participate

  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Trey Sheidler
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