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Phuket Town Central Market
Ranong, Tambon Talat Nuea, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, ThailandThe Central Market is located in the heart of the old town, If you're travelling by the Phuket bus service from other parts of the island, they may drop you directly outside. Your foodie guide will be waiting on the steps outside the front of the market wearing A Chef's Tour t-shirt. Address: Ranong Road, Tambon Talat Nuea, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000.
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    Old Phuket Town
    Stop: 4 hours -
    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.
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    Departure Point
    Phuket Town Central Market, Ranong, Tambon Talat Nuea, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 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
    Exclusions
    • 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
    • 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 a wonderful experience in the precious company of Pema, who was informative, attentive and funny, giving us a taste of dozens foods and sweets ( yes, dozens! ) of Phuket. We highly recommend this tour and specially guiding by Pema. James Chen & family
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    We've been to Phuket several times and never been to Old Phuket town. This was the highlight of our trip. So much fun, so much food. The best thing we did. Great guide, very knowledgeable and thoughtful to the needs of the group. You won't go away hungry. A fabulous trip,
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    Had an amazing tour of old Phuket town with the most fabulous guide. So much food that you really don’t need brekky or dinner. Really informative tour talking about local customs and lots of historical info. Great for seeing and hearing about the local architecture too. Had a
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    We had a great experience with Pema. She not only took us to amazing restaurants that had great food but also shared interesting facts about the food and history of the town.
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    Response from AChefsTour, Guest Relations Manager at Phuket Old Town Food Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    Hello mohanreshmi, We are so pleased to know you loved the immense experience our foodie adventure. Thank you for joining our tour. We appreciate your time on sharing your great experience during the tour and for commending our friendly guide Pema. Looking forward on having another exciting tour with you again! Cheers! Erica @ A Chef's Tour
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    Totally worth the money and time. Pema is great and helpful throughout the tour. Many thanks and regards.
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    Response from AChefsTour, Guest Relations Manager at Phuket Old Town Food Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    Hello Chynomoreno, It was so nice to have you on our tour. Thank you so much for joining us and for taking time on leaving a fantastic review of your tour experience. We are so glad that you enjoyed the foodie adventure and the hospitality of our guide Pema. She will be thrilled to hear your feedback as we share this to her. Please enjoy the rest of your trip and we hope to tour with you again in the future! Cheers! Erica @ A Chef's Tour
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    By: A Chef's Tour (Phuket Town)
    107 reviews
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    drjameschen
    Sao Paulo, SP
    84
    What a wonderful day!
    We had a wonderful experience in the precious company of Pema, who was informative, attentive and funny, giving
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    Melbourne_Mel
    Melbourne
    3018
    Amazing - make sure to go hungry!
    We've been to Phuket several times and never been to Old Phuket town. This was the highlight of our trip. So much
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    Liz S
    Carramar, Australia
    164
    Fabulous food tour
    Had an amazing tour of old Phuket town with the most fabulous guide. So much food that you really don’t need
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    mohanreshmi
    10
    Food Coma
    We had a great experience with Pema. She not only took us to amazing restaurants that had great food but also
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    Chynomoreno
    10
    Stupendous 5 Star
    Totally worth the money and time. Pema is great and helpful throughout the tour. Many thanks and regards.
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    AJ G
    130
    a perfect culinary experience in Phuket Old Town
    Kudos to Pema. one of the best tours i have ever taken. Pema will not only take you to very special and unique
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    boarder_lass8
    London, United Kingdom
    30
    Tour of Local Delights
    Pema was a great guide and more than filled our tummies with local delicacies, not just Thai but from other
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    stepsoftly
    10
    Take this tour!
    I think this might be the best guided tour I have ever taken. Pema was a delight as were the others in our group
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    K549IDjasonh
    Montclair, New Jersey
    41
    Great foodie experience in Phuket Town
    A very beautiful tour with Pema, in Phuket. She was very knowledgeable about the food, knew the food vendors and
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    Ally_Mack_2014
    Tokyo, Japan
    2513
    Loved Pema and her commentary.
    It's always so difficult to know which places to eat at and what to try but our excellent guide Pema took all the
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    maxmcfarlin
    Hong Kong, China
    81
    Pema is FANTASTIC!!
    Pema is absolute character! Of course, she knows everybody you will encounter along the way, introducing you and
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    fletch656
    London, United Kingdom
    1110
    First class!!!
    We went on this food tour as recommend by a You-Tuber. We can not recommend it highly enough. Our guide Pema was
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    A D
    Orlando, Florida
    2118
    Great Tour and Excellent Value for the Money!
    We arranged to take the tour while in Phuket on a cruise. This was a great decision. It allowed us to try a wide
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    465nishitam
    10
    Highly recommend
    Pema was our guide / host for this tour and she was just perfect! We had the opportunity to try so many different
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    stuffmatters
    London, United Kingdom
    695311
    Great food and superb historical & cultural insights. A fun day out
    The tour is an unforgettable day out with great insights in Phuket food, culture and history. Pema was a
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