Bangkok's Best Food Trucks Fill up the Streets

  • A Pizza Aroy food truck heading into town

    Bangkok's 'Fixed' and Famous Food Trucks

    Bangkok food trucks come in all shapes and sizes. While some visit farmers markets, festivals and other events, most can be found in one more stable location. In fact, a few of the trucks actually don't ride around; they are either fixed to electric outlets or posts on popular streets, and some even take up space inside malls, using the popular air-conditioned locations to enhance business.

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  • Banh Mi Boy food truck on the road

    The Popular Banh Mi Boy Food Truck

    One of the best food trucks on Bangkok's streets is Banh Mi Boy, which serves up Vietnamese sandwiches.

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  • Making sandwiches at Banh Mi Boy

    Local Sandwiches at Banh Mi Boy

    Sandwiches here come on homemade baguettes and are served with crispy or barbecued pork, lemongrass chicken, Vietnamese sour pork sausage, sardines or vegetables, and the clean and professionally run truck has struck a chord with the Bangkok lunch crowd.

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  • Orn the Road is open for business

    Orn the Road on the Road

    Hamburger trucks are the most common food truck on Bangkok's streets. Orn the Road takes inspiration from Jack Kerouac's epic road trip novel (the owner's nickname is Orn), and the bright orange truck has become a hit at food festivals, farmers markets and in its usual spot in trendy Thong Lor.

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  • The black and blue burger is a best-seller

    The Black and Blue Burger

    Orn the Road's best-selling item is the black and blue burger, which features Cajun and blue cheese sauce on a gourmet black carbon bun.

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  • Things are heating up on Summer Street

    Heat up on Summer Street

    Summer Street breaks the hamburger trend by doing seafood barbecue on the street. Run by a trio of designers, this vintage Citroen replica is a food truck fixed to a post in hipster area, Ari, where diners can order baskets of prawns, mussels and more.

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  • Cozy kitchen at Summer Street

    Summer Street's Cozy Kitchen

    Craft beer, cider and other drinks that pair with the excellent food have also become the norm at Summer Street, and patrons don't seem to mind waiting in line once the trucks open for business. It's all part of the experience.

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  • The La Monita taco truck is permanently parked at Siam

    La Monita Taco Truck at the Mall

    This is one food truck you don't have to chase down. La Monita is a taco truck reminiscent of those that cruise the streets of San Francisco. La Monita already has its own well known restaurant in Bangkok, but this truck, parked permanently in the food quarter of the Siam Paragon mall, draws the shopping crowd in.

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  • Whipping up carne asada at La Monita's food truck

    Carne Asada at La Monita

    The cooks at La Monita whip up burritos, tacos, carne asada, quesadillas and other Mexican favorites, and diners can sit on stools at the truck or the tables that surround it. This is a novel concept in the Bangkok food truck scene, as it provides the thrill of the streets without the humidity.

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  • Annette I Tim Tuk Tuk is ready for business

    Homemade Gelato, Tuk Tuk Style

    Take the iconic Thai tuk tuk, give it a classic retro look, load it with homemade gelato and what do you have? Annette I Tim Tuk Tuk. This mobile ice cream unit has become so popular that the owner, who goes by Anne, now runs nine of them found throughout Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Pattaya.

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  • Gourmet gelato contains less fat than ice cream

    Gourmet Gelato on Display

    Anne studied gelato-making for a year before opening her first truck. Choose from a diverse selection of flavors, from mango and passionfruit to tiramisu – and plenty of more, all of which only contain 7 to 9 percent fat.

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  • Daniel Thaiger doing the burger thing

    A Food Truck Original: Daniel Thaiger

    Daniel Thaiger is said to be the main truck that started Thailand's love affair with mobile gourmet. The truck, named after the founders' son, Daniel, cooks up some tasty hamburgers and has become a fixture on the Sukhumvit Soi 38 food scene, where there already are dozens of street side eateries.

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  • Joining the burger queue at Daniel Thaiger

    The Burger Queue at Daniel Thaiger

    Customers often line up and wait here for an hour just to get a few hamburgers before they sell out, showing just how popular Daniel Thaiger and the mobile food industry has become.

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  • Find pizza pies by the truckload at Pizza Aroy

    Pizza Pies by the Truckload

    Pizza Aroy features Bangkok's first mobile wood-fired pizza oven and is another popular meals-on-wheels stop. Located up in the mainly Thai area of Town in Town, the pizzas here usually sell out every day.

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  • Wood fired pizza on wheels

    Wood-Fired Pizza on Wheels

    The Tata truck has been converted into a pizza deli with a wood-burning oven that has an attachable chimney to let the smoke out. The truck has become a home base for the hardworking Thai/Western pair of founders who make it one of the top gourmet trucks in town.

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  • Japanese izakaya takes to the streets with Kofuku

    Japanese Izakaya on the Streets

    Kofuku is actually the longest running of the modern food trucks, but it flies a bit under the radar since it is in mostly Thai areas of town away from the gourmet ghettos. The truck specializes in recreating a Japanese izakaya (a drinking establishment with food) feel, with paper lanterns and bamboo slats spread across the truck.

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  • Order tonkatsu pork cutlets, katsudon rice bowls, curry and more

    Tonkatsu Pork Cutlets, Katsudon Rice Bowls and More

    Inside, the cooks are busy making tonkatsu pork cutlets, breaded on the outside and tangy inside, served up as sandwiches, or in rice bowls or curry. An adjoining table seating area next to a beer garden makes it all the more pleasant to frequent this truck.

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  • The heavyweights of the mobile burger, Mother Trucker

    The Heavyweights of the Mobile Burger

    While there are plenty of burger trucks out on the streets these days, nobody makes them bigger than Mother Trucker, the heavyweights of the burgers-on-wheels scene in Bangkok. These guys set up shop near Khao San Road and do a roaring trade with the young crowd looking for something filling.

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  • Talk about a hamburger! This is Bangkok's biggest mobile burger

    Bangkok's Biggest Mobile Burger

    Mother Trucker uses 150-gram (more than one-third pound) beef and pork patties, which, needless to say, are more than a mouthful. 

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  • Fill up with American cheesesteak at Cheesebreak BKK

    Philly Cheesesteak at Cheesebreak BKK

    Leave it to two American guys from New York to start a food truck serving Philly cheesesteak sandwiches in Bangkok. The popular Cheesebreak BBK features not only cheesesteaks, but also mac and cheese, fries and cheese and basically anything to clog an artery. 

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  • Cheesy delights, mac and cheese and plenty of comfort food on wheels at Cheesebreak BKK

    American Comfort Food in Bangkok

    The tiny truck has achieved a large following, playing at festivals and farmers markets. Cheesebreak BBK used to make the Chatuchak Weekend Market home, but recently has moved over to the more convenient On Nut Night Market.

    Photo courtesy of Dave Stamboulis