Bangkok is Banning Street Food by the End of the Year
This hawker grills chicken over a charcoal pit every morning.
People need to be saved from their own terrible ideas. That includes lawmakers: American lawmakers, British lawmakers, and even Thai lawmakers. Today, Bangkok officials announced that street food is to be banned from the city, which is not only the capital of Thailand but also the de facto capital of Southeast Asian street food.
In an effort to clear the city roads and enforce hygiene, Thai officials will cracking down on all street businesses by the end of the year. “All types of stalls including clothes, counterfeit goods and food stalls will be banned from main city roads,” said Wanlop Suwandee, a chief advisor to Bangkok’s governor, speaking to AFP.
Street food is now endangered in Bangkok; get yours before the government sweeps the streets of hawkers.