Street Food in Phuket

Apart from beautiful beaches and cultural heritage, Thailand is also popular for its amazing food. So make sure you try out different Thai dishes during your Phuket holiday. A way to experience authentic local food is to visit one of the island’s street food markets (e.g. the Naka street food market). These markets offer all sorts of Thai food from fresh seafood to super yummy sweets.
I guess you know the drill of how to avoid the traveler’s tummy like no ice cubes, no salads, peeling all fruits… and all the other ways to prevent stomach bugs. But once you are at least a bit adjusted to the local ‘bacteria’ go ahead and try all sorts of things at the food market. It’s worth it as it is really super yummy! I generally drink lots of Coca Cola when I am travelling in developing countries and brush my teeth with bottled water rather than tab water. That generally allows me to eat a bit more of the street food without having stomach issues. The Coca Cola might be placebo though but it seems to help :

Read about more things to do in Phuket like snorkeling and scuba diving here and here.


  1. February 8, 2017 / 11:01 am

    I was in Phuket two months ago and I loved try all the food available everywhere. I had no idea about this trick with Coca Cola but luckily I have never had any stomach problem so far

  2. Andre Broom
    February 8, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    When traveling, being able to sample the local street food is the best way to get to know the countries culinary culture. Interesting tip about the coca cola.

  3. February 8, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    Looks like a great place to visit – and I love the tip about staying away from the water. As a single mother of two, trying to build a brand on my own, I haven’t had the chance to do much traveling yet – but my travel bucket list is a mile long, so I’m always storing away little tips and tricks for my “someday.”
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  4. February 8, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    I don’t think that my stomach can handle the street food in Phuket. Looking at the standard of hygiene during the food preparation makes me uneasy and cringe.
    I’ll stick to eating at malls and restaurants there!

  5. February 8, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    Well I adore Thai food so I can imagine that is authentic street food will probably taste better than anything I have ever tried before. Looks so good x

  6. Robin Rue
    February 9, 2017 / 11:48 pm

    This food looks amazing! I love a good open market setting and some great food.

  7. February 10, 2017 / 2:16 am

    Great tips for travelers, I never thought about the coca cola. I think it makes a lot of sense. I’m sure the street food in Phuket is lovely! The ones in the picture are adorable!

  8. February 10, 2017 / 4:47 pm

    I have not been to Phuket yet but we were in Koh Samui and Bangkok – we love Thai food and really indulged luckily we did not get the tummy bug wither!

  9. February 14, 2017 / 11:39 am

    I love love love street food culture, and this looks so amazing. I wanna get stucked in now!
    Katja xxx

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