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Bangkok BTS Cheap Eats on the Run

Author: Anonym/Friday, August 6, 2010/Categories: Guides

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One of the benefits of being in Bangkok is the availability of inexpensive and delicious food that you can grab on the go. Of course, street food is never hard to come by, but there are also many other options for a quick meal on a budget. Busy commuters who frequent the BTS Sky Train system are happy to grab a quick snack at one of the many food vendors at and around the BTS stations throughout the city. Yamazaki Express, and their sister company St. Etoile bakery (usually found in Bangkok malls) is located at several BTS stations such as Asoke and Mo Chit. Grab fresh baked donuts (12 Baht), cheese bread (20Baht), muffins (28Baht), or pineapple or look-tan pies for 22 Baht a piece. They also have some fantastic croissant options including the ever familiar butter croissant, chocolate croissant, whole wheat croissant, as well as more unique varieties such as the chili sausage croissant, all for under 20 baht a piece. Oishi express is also found at several BTS stations and is a great place to pick up a salmon sushi roll set for 79 Baht or buy individual pieces of sushi for 10-30 Baht a piece.

Mr. Orange also is frequently found at the BTS stations and they have tuna and ham and cheese sandwiches for about 20 Baht a piece while selling fresh squeezed orange juice and strawberry juice for 20 Baht a bottle. If fruit and herbal juices are your idea of a quick and healthy snack, then a visit to one of the Soontra stands is in order. They are easy to finds at almost every BTS station and they are always refreshing because they keep the drinks on ice. Soontra has thick, delicious, refreshing, tangy fruit and herbal juices such as Passion Fruit & Beetroot, Carrot & Passion Fruit and Lemongrass & Pandan, all for 20 Baht a piece or the Guava or Coconut juice for 18 Baht a piece. Another favorite at the sky train stations is Coffee Road, where you can grab a ham & cheese sandwich for about 28-30 Baht and a nice cup of strong coffee (Cappuccino, Espresso and Americano coffees ranges from about 35-45 baht a cup, where as latte will cost closer to 50 baht). They also have a variety of They also have a variety of Thai snacks that you can get for 20 Baht or less. Bangkok has plenty of options for BTS commuters who are on the go but are looking for a quick and inexpensive snack options.

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