Hua Hin Foreign food markets
Many expats and tourists in Hua Hin like to buy foreign food to consume at home or even to use as ingredients at their own local restaurants. Thai food might be amongst the best cuisine in the world, but a meal with flavours from one’s own country can also be a hugely enjoyable alternative
There are now a decent variety of shops, delicatessens and butchers in Hua Hin that provide imported and locally produced European style food such as steaks, sausages, hams, fish, cakes, bread and much more. Imported meats are usually better quality than can be found in the Thai markets, but the prices are inevitably higher.
While it’s not possible to find every type of product, shop around and youÕll no doubt be able to track down those more elusive items. Less common goods may be obtained through suppliers in Bangkok, which has a wealth of specialist food importers and distributors.
Below we have listed some of the main foreign food outlets in Hua Hin with contact details.
All In Hua Hin
Opened in 2003, this restaurant and deli specialises in German and Thai food and the adjoining shop stocks a small selection of imported cheese, meat, sausages, ham, salami and various wines. They also have bottled and canned food such as pickles, cabbage, and European style bread.
Address: 12/1 Sa Song Road
Telephone: +66 (0)32 530 067 or +66 (0)89 742 3121 (mobile)
This French-inspired coffee shop and bakery produces fresh bread, cakes, pies and deserts, and sells pre-packaged sliced meat and fish. The Baguette is renowned for its excellent coffees and on a hot day it’s quite pleasant to sit outdoors under the water spray. Open until 7 p.m. daily, and closed on Tuesdays.
Address: 11/103-104 Petchakasem Road (near Soi 41 and the Royal Palace)
Telephone: +66 (0)32 530 463
Boucherie Jean Pierre
A French butcher on the corner of Soi 41 which has local and imported meats, as well as tempting French style sausages. They have a regular street-side BBQ just outside the shop, selling kebabs and other products. Morning opening times are 7 a.m. to 2.pm. and in the afternoons 4.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. They are closed on Tuesdays.
Address: 11/190 Soi 41
Telephone: +66 (0)32 511 894
Delizie Italian Deli
Enjoy the taste of Italy at this small deli (opposite All In Hua Hin) which specialises in Italian and French cuisine. They have a range of European food including olives, salami, cheese, pasta and baguettes. There is also cosy outdoor seating.
Address: 1/13 Sa Song Road
Telephone: +66 (0)32 530 192
The German bakery opens daily between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and bakes fresh German and European-style bread every day. There are also cheeses, pickles, and a limited selection of other imported products. The friendly staff let you try samples before you buy, and there is a small attached restaurant.
Address: 4/117 Soi 98
Telephone: +66 (0)32 511 561
Hua Hin Ham, Bacon and Meat Company
The Ham, Bacon and Meat Company has become one of the most notable Western food retailers in Hua Hin. This experienced butcher has a decent range of meat products including large meat pies, handmade sausages and burgers, meat, pork, chicken, turkey, fish, shellfish and crabs. Other groceries and bottled items are stocked such as gravy, tea, sauces, flour, and spices. Pre-made roast dinners are also available.
Address: 2/38 Soi 41, Hua Hin
Telephone: +66 (0)32 513 144 or +66(0)71 652 134 (mobile)
K.O.K. German Meat Products
As the name implies, K.O.K sells mainly German-style meat products such as sausages, ham and salami, the majority of which are homemade to original German recipes. Various jars and tinned items are available such as pickled cabbage and apple sauce, and there is a small German and Thai restaurant on the premises. Opening times are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday to Saturday, and 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Address: 15/94 Soi 29
Telephone: +66 (0)32 520 075 or +66 (0)85 174 9229 (mobile)
Makro is a cash-and-carry superstore at Pranburi, some 25 km south of Hua Hin. The in-store format is essentially the same as the European Makro branches, which means wholesale prices and a range of low cost food and consumer goods. There are fresh and frozen food sections, a bakery and wine department, and they have a broad selection of Western products. The store opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 11 p.m. daily.
Address: 567 Moo 3, Tambon Wangpong, Pranburi
Telephone: +66 (0) 32 630 100
Mini Farm is a small store close to Soi 88, which stocks a fairly wide selection of imported and local foods. Many of the fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs are delivered from Chiang Mai and items not available locally come from New Zealand and Australia. Other essentials include dairy items, pasta, bread, frozen meat and fish, cereals, spices, and much more.
Address: 5/240 Liab Tang Rodfai Road (from Soi 88, turn right over the railway tracks)
Telephone: +66 (0)32 516 383
More of a restaurant than a Western food outlet, nevertheless Terrace 90 houses its own bakery that produces European breads, cakes and biscuits. The deli has a selection of Swedish delicacies such as pickled herring, meatballs, salmon and shrimps, as well as several international wines. During the low tourist season, the stock can be quite limited.
Address: 250/133 Soi 90
Telephone: +66 (0)32 516 587
Just about everybody in town visits this large superstore in Market Village at one time or another, and even though it has many fresh and frozen foods it doesnÕt particularly specialise in Western foods, and it can get rather busy at times. ItÕs possible to find most ingredients needed here, but you might have to visit the other stores for more specialist items and better variety.
Address: Ground Floor, Market Village Shopping Mall, Petchakasem Road
Telephone: +66 (0)32 526 071 130
This medium-sized supermarket chain opened in 2008 and is perhaps the leading Western food retailer in Hua Hin with the most comprehensive selection. Although smaller than Tesco Lotus, it arguably has a greater choice of imported and specialist foods. All the basics as well as more uncommon items are available here, with cereals, cheese and dairy items, crisps, exotic fruits, fresh juices, vegetables, meat, pies, sausages, canned soups, sauces, and so on. The butchers department at the back stocks imported and local meat, and the alcohol section has assorted wines and beers. Villa Market is generally reputed to have good quality but rather expensive produce.
Address: Soi 84 near San Paolo Hospital
Telephone: +66 (0)32 532 100