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Thai Street Vendors Have Juicing Pomegranates Down to a Science

Thailand Food + Drink
by Matador Creators Feb 10, 2023

In a country like Thailand where street food plays a major role in the daily diet, street vendors are masters of their crafts. They perfect certain dishes and create them day in and day out with such ease, speed, and precision that it’s like watching an artist and an engineer working in concert. When most people think of these vendors manning their carts in Thailand, they picture them slinging Thai street foods like pad see ew (stir-fried soy sauce noodles) and gai tod (fried chicken). But beverages are just as much a part of the street food scene, especially fresh fruit juices like the pomegranate juice being squeezed in the video below.

@foodwtf Freshly squeezed #pomegranate juice in #Thailand 🤤 🎥 IG: @ourcollecti0n #streetfood #foodtiktok #foodtravel #juicetok #thailandstreetfood ♬ Fake ID X Walking On A Dream Carter Walsh Remix – CarterWalsh

Where to find pomegranate juice and other street foods in Thailand

Pomegranates grow year-round in Thailand, meaning fresh pomegranate juice can be found all over the country, but it’s particularly easy to find in popular markets and street food destinations in major cities like Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Below are some of the best places to find street food and freshly squeezed juices in Thailand:

  • Khao San Road, Bangkok: Khao San Road is perhaps most famous for its wild nightlife scene, but it also has an impressive array of street food vendors. Many travelers come just for the night market, along with neighboring Rambuttri Road and Phra Athit Road.
  • Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok: The Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the biggest and most famous street food markets in Bangkok. It’s open every weekend and hosts thousands of stalls, serving everything from traditional Thai dishes to international delicacies like roti canai and falafel. You’ll also find lots of souvenirs, clothing, books, and other items at this bustling market.
  • Yaowarat Chinatown Market, Bangkok: Yaowarat Chinatown Market is one of Bangkok’s oldest street food markets. It’s open daily and offers an array of delicious dishes — the seafood selection is particularly popular.
  • Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, Chiang Mai: The Chiang Mai Night Bazaar is one of the oldest night markets in Thailand, and it’s earned a reputation as one of the best with hundreds of stalls selling everything from jewelry to clothes to all kinds of edible delicacies.
  • Phae Walking Street, Chiang Mai: Another popular street food market is located on Moon Muang Road near Tha Phae Gate. This market serves many classic Thai dishes such as khao soi (chicken coconut curry soup) and som tam (green papaya salad). The atmosphere here is relaxed, with vendors cooking up traditional dishes just steps away from ancient temples.

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