What to Consider on a Food Tour in Thailand

Want to go on a food tour? Hold on! Here are some things you need to consider before booking!

Allergies

Most food tours visit multiple locations with a wide array of tasting dishes. Even though you may be spoilt for choice, it is essential for anyone with a food allergy to be mindful of the foreign food you’re tasting. You’ll likely be  unfamiliar with the cuisine and the common ingredients used, so it is important to do your research and let your guide know of ALL allergies you have. 

Likes, dislikes and + food preferences

Whilst most food tours have flexibility in food choices, it is important to do your research. Many tours have a set itinerary and agreements with particular cafe’s, eateries and restaurants, so it is important to know where you are going. Another way to make sure you get a tasty meal is to go on a floating market tour, where you have access to infinite food choices. Furthermore, if you are going for a more authentic experience, make sure you know what you are eating before you purchase the food tour. After all, there is nothing worse than paying for a food tour and hating the food.

Mobility

Some food tours are unsuitable for those who have mobility issues and need wheelchair access. It is essential to research your tour to ensure that you can make the most of your experience. Most tour sites do state if they are wheelchair friendly, but it is recommended that you contact your guide or tour company to be sure. 

Dress codes

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Many food tours in Thailand travel through sacred sites such as temples, shrines and sacred locations that require modest clothing. To play it safe, it is recommended that if you want to do a food tour wear clothing that suits Thailand’s dress-code. Both men and women should cover their shoulders and wear clothing that does not fall above the knee. In order to get the best service, it is important that you respect the rules of Thailand’s culture.

Here is a great guide showing you the do’s and dont’s of clothing in Thailand: https://thailandtravelessentials.com/dress-code-for-tourists-in-thailand/

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