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Phuket Old Town Food Tour

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    Stop At: Old Phuket Town, Thalang Road, Talat Yai, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000 Thailand

    Are you ready to explore why Phuket is often considered one of Thailand's top foodie hotspots? Greet your guide in the cool of the morning at 10am outside the city's famous central market and begin your walking tour weaving your way through the streets passing a glorious Chinese temple en route to try a Phuketian classic snack of spiced rice cooked in banana leaves.

    Back down at the market, your guide will take you to a hidden little teashop which serves the local Burmese working community. Here, you'll try Burmese curries, crispy samosas and other delights accompanied by naans freshly cooked in their wood-fired oven and washed down with sweet tea.

    Just down the road is a fine outdoor fresh fruit and vegetable market where your guide will explain the ingredients that go into Thai cuisine and sample exotic fruits, juices are other tasty morsels like deep-fried coconut balls and prawns cooked in banana leaves. 

    Continue on your culinary adventure by working your way over a bowl of rich Hokkien noodles with a pair of chopsticks (don't worry, cutlery's available too) from a little restaurant that's been serving up the good stuff for decades.

    Don't worry, it's not over yet. Your guide will take you to a local indoor market famed for its fresh spring rolls filled with cured pork and topped with sweet sauce and pickles and coconut pork skewers served with rich peanut satay and zingy ajat cucumber relish. 

    It's unthinkable not to visit Phuket Old Town without delving into the sweets. Your guide will take you for a particularly special Phuket-style crepe cooked over fiery coals, a refreshing and vivid iced dessert and finishing on sweet milky tea and flaky rotis at a joint that's been knocking them out for years. 

    Return back to the central market where the tour ends. You'll return back to your hotel with a deeper understanding of Phuketian cuisine. Be warned, the food on the rest of your vacation will now solely disappoint.

    Duration: 4 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Phuket Town Central Market, Ranong, Tambon Talat Nuea, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • More than 14 Phuketian food and drink dishes to try
    • A truly small-group tour limited to just 8 exclusive guests each day
    • Bottled water and refreshing Thai drinks
    • A licensed foodie guide to lead the way
    • A walking tour through the old streets of Phuket Town
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Alcoholic drinks are excluded
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Pick up and drop off from your Phuket hotel
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant meals not included
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved so please wear comfortable shoes
    • The tour departs rain or shine, so please bring appropriate clothing and an umbrella in rainy season
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had the great pleasure of spending six hours with Pema doing the Walking Food tour of Old Phuket Town. This tour is without exception the best food tour we have ever done. Pema delivers a cultural presentation of Thai food. This presentation starts at the Central Markets
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    Yesterday we had the pleasure of having Pema as our tour guide. We had no expectations. Based on the reviews we weren’t worried. I must say she went way beyond that. Whatever you do, come with a very empty stomach because you will taste more food than imaginable. The variety
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    Response from AChefsTour, Guest Relations Manager at Phuket Old Town Food Tour
    Responded 2 days ago
    Hello JParm3, Thank you for joining our tour and for leaving a remarkable feedback. We are so happy that you enjoyed the experience together with our guide's expertise, Pema is such a gem of this tour. Meanwhile we hope that the rest of your stay at Phuket had been excellent as well. Looking forward to tour with you once again! Best, Erica @ A Chef's Tour
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    This tour is highly recommended! Definitely something different and a must to add to your visit to Phuket! Our guide was amazing, we learnt about so much more than just the local food but also about the culture! It was wonderful! The food was yummy... and we got to try
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    Response from AChefsTour, Guest Relations Manager at Phuket Old Town Food Tour
    Responded 2 days ago
    Hello MaryannevEyssen, We are so happy you enjoyed your tour with us. Thank you for the wonderful review and for allowing us to share with you the interesting local food along with our guides' hospitality. You are right to have an empty stomach upon joining the tour, please do on our next! Looking forward to accommodate you on one of our tours as well. Best, Erica @ A Chef's Tour
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    This was a great experience from the start to finish. The guide was right where she said she would be and found us. The smells and sights were unexpected with the chance to stop at local stalls to taste the local foods and have an expert tell use what each food was. We went to a
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    Highly recommended. Pena was a wealth of knowledge not only on the food but also the history and culture of the area.
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