About Chris S
Lives in Bangkok, Thailand
Since Sep 2012
18-24 year old male
After setting off on a solo backpacking adventure across Asia in 2013, the travel bug within me never calmed down. I sold my stuff in the Netherlands to work for a hospitality startup in Bangkok and have been exploring more of Asia ever since. When I'm not in Bangkok, you can find me Taiwan, where I spend quite some time each year. It's not uncommon for me to leave a new city without visiting its famous tourist landmarks, but instead discovering a dozen of cool neighbourhoods, galleries and coffee shops.
Flea & Street Markets
The Krabi Night Market, located in a big parking lot next to the river, is undoubtedly the best place in Krabi Town to get your foodie on. You'll find over a 100 different food options around here. I love sampling many different dishes and snacks while listening to the live bands playing each weekend.
Popular among locals and those who travel a bit off the beaten track, Nong Joke is, hands down, Krabi Town's hidden gem. Follow the river all the way down the road, and you'll be rewarded with some of the best Southern Thai food you've ever tasted!
One of my favorite places in town to grab a good coffee and a tasty, filling breakfast for the day ahead. The place does some very good Western-style breakfasts, so it's likely to be filled with tourists in the morning.
Tawan sees diners coming back again and again, and after your first time eating here you'll find out exactly why. This place serves up a wide array of dishes, but the Mexican ones especially are extremely tasty. A welcome change from the common Thai fare you find elsewhere. The prices are surprisingly low, too.
Outside Bangkok and Chiang Mai, hip coffee shops like these are a rare find. I stumbled upon May & Mark Restaurant en route to the river, and ended up spending a good few hours here. The menu is very extensive and affordable.
Run by an Italian husband and Thai wife team, Mr. Krab-i restaurant dishes up some of the best Italian food in town. The owner is extremely friendly and will make sure you leave the place with a full tummy and a smile on your face.
Maharat Bakery is run by a friendly Dutch owner, so of course I have to check this place out whenever I'm in Krabi. The Dutch delicacies I miss from back home are a very welcome change from the standard Thai fare served at most eateries, and although a bit on the pricey side, it's always well worth the little splurge.
Located right behind the Krabi Royal Hotel, Ruan Thip is a popular local no-nonsense restaurant specializing in Thai fare. The food is simple yet incredibly tasty. You won't find many tourists here, which is always a good sign for me.
Baitoey Restaurant is in a great location along the river and brings you some of the best views in Krabi Town. Watch the boats pass by while enjoying some seriously tasty Thai seafood dishes. I prefer to go here for lunch to fully enjoy the view.