Located by the river in Yodpiman Flower Market, The Market Experience typically offers market tours, cooking classes and flower art workshops. With the current dip in tourists, their team has found a creative new way to stay occupied. “A Meal from the Market” sees tuk tuks deliver colorful pinto (tiffin) boxes filled with delicious food, flowers and surprises to your home.

Supporting local businesses, vendors and tuk tuk tour drivers, the meal comprises Thai dishes cooked by The Market Experience alongside items sourced from longtime local market vendors, with a weekly-changing menu that includes an appetizer, two mains, rice, a dessert, herbal drinks and a number of edible and non-edible extras. 

At present, the menu features hefty seafood cakes; sweet chicken salad or fresh vegetable salad rolls; lusciously rich chicken massaman with pumpkin and coconut shoot (also available as a vegetarian version); and dessert of the day—in our case, an enticingly colorful trio of desserts sourced from Khun Lek, who has been selling at Pak Khlong Talad for over 30 years. These included creamy pumpkin custard, butterfly pea and lime jelly and butterfly pea and lime mousse, all topped with sweet tubtim grob. Examples of extra surprises include butterfly pea juice with lime; fragrant orchids and flower garlands; a chalom basket filled with fruit and snacks; and various heartwarming stories about the vendors.

On top of that, for every meal purchased, The Market Experience will donate a meal to someone in need. A small box (one person) is priced at B1,050; medium (two people—although there is enough food for three-to-four people) is priced at B1,400; and large (four people) at B1,900. The price includes delivery by tuk tuk within Bangkok and a B250 deposit for the pinto, which can be claimed back by returning the box.

Whether you’re looking for something to brighten your day or want to cheer up a friend or family member, this is a truly special experience. To order, visit the website, call 085-873-3308, message The Market Experience via Facebook or email hello@marketexperiences.com.