The main culinary centres of Thailand are Bangkok and Chiang Mai. You will find innumerable eating options in the other part of the country as well with the rest of the country with food vendors hawking hot and cold snacks even in the most remote part; hygiene is a concern however. But if you decide to miss these local eating outlets you might land spending more and missing on the local treats. If you are concerned about the hygiene standards opt for the food stalls displaying “Clean Food Good Taste” a project set by Ministry of Public Health for food sanitation.
Don’t drink water directly from the tap; Thais don’t do it either. Drinking water is available in plastic bottles; you will also find variety of soft drinks, soya drinks, and chilled yoghurt drink at drink stalls. Singha and Chang are two most famous local beers. Wine is also available in plenty of market but it’s too costly because of heavy taxation. Thais traditionally don’t drink without eating however one may find a western-style drinking joints in Bangkok.