Bangkok is renowned the world over as one of the best cities to indulge yourself in some seriously scrumptious gastronomic experiences — there’s loads of excellent, exceptional quality food on offer here.
Despite that though, it’s inevitable that sometimes you find yourself craving something greasy and satisfying.
It’s a guilty pleasure, but you’ll be pleased to hear that there’s plenty of fast food in Bangkok to gratify your greedy whims.
What’s more, much of it can be delivered right to your door, fast.
Here are our top picks for the best Bangkok fast food options…
Best Fast Food in Bangkok
At BonChon it’s all about the chicken. And by god, it’s good chicken.
KFC doesn’t stand a chance against this bad boy.
With branches all over the world, Bonchon is a Korean chain that has taken the fast food world by storm.
There are plenty of locations in Bangkok — 22 at the last count — and you can also order it in via services like Food Panda.
Moist, meaty chicken is enrobed in a non-greasy batter before being fried to crispy, crunchy perfection. Choose from wing, drumstick, breast or thigh meat or a combination of them, and add either soy garlic or hot flavouring. If you’re super hungry you can also order a variety of appetisers and sides, including coleslaw and French fries, as well as a variety of more Korean bites: kimchi coleslaw, takoyaki and more.
In Sukhumvit, Bonchon can be found at the following locations, open daily from 10am to 10pm:
- EmQuartier, basement: BTS Phrom Phong
- Seenspace 13, Thonglor 13: BTS Thonglor
- Terminal 21, 5th floor: BTS Asok
McDonalds needs very little in the way of explanation — Big Macs are practically an American icon.
You’ll be pleased to hear that you can get all your meaty favourites in Bangkok, and all you need to do to get them is place your order, and sit back and wait for your food to come to you.
What’s more, the majority of Bangkok’s many branches of McDonalds are open 24 hours — so you can satisfy your foodie desires any time of the day or night. As you’d expect there are a few differences to the Thai McDonalds menu than you’d find in the West.
Items with a distinctly Thai twist such as the Spicy McWings with fiery chili, and the Samurai Pork Burger with Teriyaki Sauce have been added to the mix.
You can find branches of McDonalds all over Bangkok. You can order online at the Mcdonalds website or at Foodpanda.
Pepperoni, Mighty Meatball, BBQ Chicken, Tuscan, Seafood Deluxe, Bolognese, Anchovy… Pizza Mania has got it all, and every yummy topping is slathered over a tasty thin, crispy dough base.
If nothing on the menu floats your boat, you can create your own delicious pizza extravaganza on either a wood fired or New York base with a choice of over 70 different toppings, from the traditional such as spicy salami and jalapenos, to the extravagant like New Zealand green mussels and balsamic fig jam.
This isn’t just any fast food pizza though — it’s one of our top picks for the best pizza in the entire city.
You can also order pasta, salads, snacks, ice cream and drinks.
Pizza Mania is located on Sukhumvit Soi 23. It’s open Monday through Sunday from 11am to 11pm.
More mouthwatering Italian delights await at Pala Pizza from its unassuming home under Asok BTS station.
Quality authentic Roman style pizzas traditionally baked with a thick, crispy crust place places this fast food restaurant in a superior category. You can order by the slice, as well as the half and whole metre.
Alongside the pizzas is an extensive menu offering up a fantastic selection of Roman and Italian culinary specialities such as pasta, soup, fish, salads, and desserts. Everything at Pala Pizza is freshly made in house, with many ingredients like charcuterie and speciality cheeses being imported direct from Italy.
Pala Pizza restaurant is located at Pizza Pala Romana, Room #1, MRT Sukhumvit Station, Asoke, Bangkok. It’s close to Terminal 21 shopping mall, and is open from 10am to 11pm for dining in the restaurant or delivery.
Just like fast food powerhouse Maccy Ds, KFC doesn’t really need an introduction. However it’s reassuring to know that even though you’re in exotic Bangkok, you can still get your mitts on a bucket of fried chicken.
Even better, KFC’s Thai menu is extensive, and as well as the regular items it offers up some appealing Thai inspired options like the Spicy Zabb Fish Rice Bowl with fried Alaska Pollock Fish fillet, special spicy sauce, Thai toasted rice powder and shallot.
Like we said earlier, when it comes to fried chicken in Bangkok, we think that Bonchon is the number one contender with KFC resembling more bits of chicken rolled in cornflakes and deep fried, but maybe that’s just us.
There are branches of KFC in a multitude of locations across Bangkok. You can order online in English from the KFC website up until 11pm, seven days a week.
You’ll be in ice cream heaven with a delivery from Dairy Queen.
The ice cream cakes are hefty chunks of cool creamy goodness which comes in flavours like Oreo, KitKat and chocolate fudge. If you’re feeling a little less greedy, you can probably make do with a somewhat smaller blizzard ice cream available in vanilla, coffee, or Oreo flavours.
Dairy Queen has stores all over the city, which can usually be found in large malls and department stores.
To get some quick and delicious relief from the sizzling Bangkok heat, you can also make your online Dairy Queen order from 11am to 8:30pm every day.
Hot Wheels are happy to burn rubber to get one of their luscious Neapolitan pizzas to you in a hurry.
Their pizza dough is raised for 55 hours to make it as light and airy as possible, and then baked in a genuine Italian wood-fired oven to give it a distinctive charred flavour.
Traditional Neapolitan recipes are used to make the pizzas as authentic as possible, as well as imported Italian ingredients and fresh, locally sourced veggies. It’s these top notch ingredients, plus the attention to detail and the passion that goes into creating a Hot Wheels Pizza, that makes every bite a delight.
Hot Wheels are based in Thonglor on the ground floor of the Opus Building, Thonglor Soi 10, Bangkok. They are happy to deliver Monday to Saturday from 6pm to 12am, and on Sunday from 6pm to 10pm.
For a whole lotta yum why not sink your teeth into a juicy American west coast style gourmet burger from Thaiger Burger.
Owner Mark Falcioni promises to serve you the best hamburger in Bangkok, and with patties made daily from fresh ground beef and cooked just how you like them, plus ingredients including oozing gooey cheese, tangy secret sauce, jalapenos, crispy bacon, and smoky grilled onions — he just might be right.
Thaiger Burger started out as a food truck, which still tours the city by day (stopping at Sathorn Square every Wednesday from 11am to 2pm) and parks up on Sukhumvit Soi 30/1 every Tuesday to Friday from 4:30pm to 9:30pm. They also have a spot next to Brew on Sukhumvit Soi 11.
Excitingly, they’ve also opened a new restaurant — Crying Thaiger — in Thonglor on Sukhumvit Soi 51 taking burgers to the next level with dishes such as Australian grilled beef served with spicy jim jaew sauce, Mediterranean Lamb burger, and truffle fries.
When you need that sugar rush nothing beats a sugary sweet, sticky doughnut from Dunkin Donuts.
There are many Dunkin Donuts in Bangkok, with one of the largest being at Siam Square. If that’s not your part of town, head to your nearest big shopping mall and you’ll be sure to find an outlet there.
We don’t think Dunkin’ operate a donut delivery just yet, but then maybe the walk to the mall and back will give you all the justification you need to chow down on a box of 6…
What’s your favourite fast food in Bangkok?