Chiang Mai's Best Thai Food Restaurants

When you’re in Chiang Mai, eat Thai food! Chiang Mai has a great selection of high-quality traditional foods. You can get Thai food at any street stall, but these are our favorites.

Anchan Vegetarian

Anchan Vegetarian

Type: Vegetarian,Thai

Location: Nimman

Delicious freshly cooked Thai dishes. This restaurant is not just for vegetarians! Like their slogan says – “vegetarian food so delicious you won’t miss the meat”.

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At The Teak Baan Sakthong

At The Teak Baan Sakthong

Type: Thai, International

Location: Night Bazaar

This restaurant is all about the decor. It has a beautiful, open-air, Thai design. It’s a great restaurant for a large group or party.

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Aum Vegetarian Food

Aum Vegetarian Food

Type: Thai, Vegetarian

Location: Old City

This great Thai vegetarian restaurant near Thapae Gate has the best  Khao Soi in Chiang Mai.

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Authentic Thai Restaurant

Authentic Thai Restaurant

Type: Thai, Vegetarian

Location: Night Bazaar

Excellent, affordable Thai food on Thapae Road near the Night Bazaar. Street stall style restaurant with many options.

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Cooking Love

Cooking Love

Type: Thai

Location: Old City

An excellent Thai restaurant in a cozy atmosphere. Everything made homemade with no MSG.

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Dash Restaurant and Bar

Dash Restaurant and Bar

Type: Thai

Location: Old City

Dash! Restaurant and Bar is set in a beautiful, old teak house. The restaurant features open-air seating and large portion sizes.

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Free Bird Cafe

Free Bird Cafe

Type: Thai, Vegetarian

Location: Old City

Free Bird Cafe offers vegetarian Thai and Burmese food. All proceeds go to Thai Freedom House, a non-profit organization supporting Burmese refugees living in Thailand.

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Ginger & Kafe at The House

Ginger & Kafe at The House

Type: Thai, International

Location: Old City

Upscale restaurant with a classy look and feel, and great food. Also a wonderful place for afternoon tea or a pre-dinner drink.

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Good Morning Chiang Mai

Good Morning Chiang Mai

Type: Thai, Breakfast

Location: Old City

Good Morning Chiang Mai is a chill restaurant located in the Old City with good music and a good breakfast. It’s a great place to hang out in the garden or do work upstairs.

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Lemongrass Thai Restaurant

Lemongrass Thai Restaurant

Type: Thai

Location: Night Bazaar

Lemongrass Thai Restaurant in Chiang Mai serves all the traditional Thai dishes that foreigners love. The food is pretty good and not too expensive.

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Lert Ros

Lert Ros

Type: Thai

Location: Old City

Lert Ros is an excellent fish restaurant serving grilled red tilapia and northeastern Thai food. Delicious, fresh food at a reasonable price.

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Mamory Delicious For Good Memories

Mamory Delicious For Good Memories

Type: Thai, International

Location: Old City

Choose from a large selection of Thai and international foods from their large picture menu. The open-air restaurant has something for everyone.

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Morning Glory Thai Vegetarian Restaurant

Morning Glory Thai Vegetarian Restaurant

Type: Thai, Vegetarian

Location: Old City

Morning Glory is an open-air, Thai style restaurant offering fresh, vegetarian food prepared without MSG.

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Mr. Kai Restaurant

Mr. Kai Restaurant

Type: Thai

Location: Old City

Mr. Kai has delicious Thai food at a reasonable price. Most dishes are priced at 60 baht. It’s a great place to sit back, relax, and pass time.

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Peppermint Coffee House

Peppermint Coffee House

Type: Thai, Pizza

Location: Old City

A laid-back, open-air Thai restaurant that won’t break the bank! Located down a quiet soi with nice, friendly staff.

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Pun Pun

Pun Pun

Type: Thai, Vegetarian

Location: Nimman

Organic vegetarian inside Wat Suan Dok. It’s a great place to relax, listen to the birds, and have quality food with no MSG, GMO, or preservatives.

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Taste From Heaven Vegetarian Restaurant

Taste From Heaven Vegetarian Restaurant

Type: Thai, Vegetarian

Location: Old City

Taste from Heaven has a great selection of vegetarian and vegan Thai and Western foods. It’s so delicious, even non-vegetarians will love it.

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The River Market

The River Market

Type: Thai, International

Location: Night Bazaar

Beautiful, open-air dining along the Ping River. The River Market offers generous servings of fusion Thai food and a wide selection of cocktails and drinks.

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The Whole Earth Restaurant

The Whole Earth Restaurant

Type: Thai, Indian

Location: Night Bazaar

Tranquil atmosphere featuring indoor, outdoor seating and non-smoking throughout. An extensive menu with Thai and Indian food.

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