Favorite safe street food treats, vegetarian food and shopping the markets in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Our personal tips for eating and snacking safely:
1. Choose food that is cooked fresh to order and look for the places that are popular with locals, they know all the best places to eat. We avoid street food that is sitting out buffet style. Any food that has a chance of a fly landing on it, run away, just run like it’s the plague, flies are vectors for disease!
2. When it comes to liquids, stick with only bottled beverages (make sure the caps are sealed). Although there are many smoothie, iced and ice blended drinks, we’ve seen the ice factories here and don’t recommend consuming any ice.
Same goes for brushing your teeth, skip the tap, safer to use only bottled water.