Top Choice Northern Thai in Chiang Mai

Huen Phen

This antique-cluttered restaurant cooks up some true northern magic. By day, meals are served in the canteen out front, but at night, the action moves back to the atmospheric dining room, where you can sample a full…
International in Chiang Mai

Riverside Bar & Restaurant

This rambling set of wooden buildings has been the most consistently popular riverside place for over 20 years. The food – Thai, Western and vegetarian – is just a minor attraction compared to the good-times ambienc…
Top Choice Market in Chiang Mai

Talat Pratu Chiang Mai

In the early morning, this market is Chiang Mai’s communal larder, selling foodstuffs and ready-made dishes. If you want to make merit to the monks, come early and find the woman who sells pre-assembled food donatio…
Market in Chiang Mai

Talat Thanin

North of the old city off Th Chotana (Th Chang Pheuak), this public market specialises in ready-to-eat gàp kôw meals, with a whole rear section jammed with food vendors offering fish stews, curries, stir fries and s…
Top Choice Northeastern Thai in Chiang Mai

Lert Ros

As you enter this local-style hole in the wall, you'll pass the main course: delicious whole tilapia fish, which is grilled on coals and served with a fiery Isan-style dipping sauce. Eaten with sticky rice, this sim…
Top Choice Southeast Asian in Chiang Mai

The Service 1921

The pan-Asian restaurant at the Anantara is elegance incarnate, with wait staff in full 1920s garb and interior decor resembling the secret offices of MI6 – appropriate as the gorgeous teak villa housing the restaur…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Chiang Mai

Pun Pun

Tucked away at the back of Wat Suan Dok, this student-y cafe is a great place to sample Thai vegetarian food prepared using little-known herbs and vegetables and lots of healthy whole grains grown on its concept far…
Northern Thai in Chiang Mai

Kao Soi Fueng Fah

The best of the Muslim-run kôw soy vendors along Halal St, with the choice of beef or chicken with your noodles in curry broth.
Top Choice Northern Thai in Chiang Mai

Ruen Tamarind

For a more sophisticated dinner, the restaurant at Tamarind Village serves superior Northern Thai food in sleek surrounds overlooking the hotel pool. Dishes such as yum tawai gài (spicy chicken salad with tamarind d…
Top Choice Northern Thai in Chiang Mai

Tong Tem Toh

Set in an old teak house, this trendy cafe serves deliciously authentic Northern Thai cuisine. The menu roams beyond the usual Thai standards to local specialities such as nám prík ong (chilli paste with vegetables …