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Chiang Mai is a city famous for food – it’s literally a foodie paradise. Everyone knows about the street food and even local dishes like Khao soi, but living here what I was missing most was Sunday brunch.

Sunday brunch at home was always my favorite time of the week. Sundays are made for sleeping in late and being able to drink with your first meal of the day. Fortunately, since Chiang Mai caters to its large expat community, it’s easily possible to find classic Western style dishes for my favorite meal of the week. Here in no particular order are the best brunches in Chiang Mai.

The Best Brunches In Chiang Mai:

Food 4 Thought

Sudjai Alley  Phone: +66 091 942 5355

If you’re following me on social media you know that I basically live at Food 4 Thought. I’ve spent so much time there setting up my blog that I’ve begun to think of my near daily commute as my drive to the office. The menu is large enough that I always feel like there is something I haven’t tried, the staff are all so friendly, the portions are large, and the prices are fair. Food 4 Thought has vegan options and nearly every dish can be made vegetarian upon request. Can’t miss dishes: the bacon/cheddar pancakes and the Mexican wrap.

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

Farm raised tilapia ceviche with mango and apple

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

bacon cheddar pancakes with chili spiced syrup

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

Bacon and Brie waffle with fruit chutney

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

Mexican wrap

Le Meridian- 

108 Chang Klan Road  Phone: +66 53 253 666

A definite splurge at 1399 baht ($40) the Sunday brunch at Le Meridian is one of the most elaborate brunches in town. The all you can eat buffet features fresh seafood including crab, lobster, shrimp and even hand shucked oysters. Additional selections include grilled meats, salads, a cheese table, tons of desserts, made to order specials, and even a Bloody Mary bar. Can’t miss dishes: crab legs and imported meats and cheeses.

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

steamed clams

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

Spanish potato tortilla dish with olives and cream

Rustic & Blue

Nimman Soi 7  Phone: +66 053 216 420

Featured not once but twice in my Most Memorable Meals post, Rustic & Blue has become a go to favorite place in Chiang Mai. The restaurant has an organic, farm-to-table concept. If you’re ever in town during one of their monthly Farm Feast dinners make sure to attend. Can’t miss dishes: fried chicken and waffles with a sriracha maple syrup and the duck prosciutto three cheese grilled cheese.

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

bacon Eggs Benedict with avocado cream

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

Brekkie stack- French toast with bacon and sausage topped with a fried egg

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

pork chorizo burger

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

fried chicken and waffles with a sriracha maple syrup

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

three cheese grilled cheese with duck prosciutto

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

hummus and pita topped with a fried egg served with a simple side salad

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The Best Brunches in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Shangri-La Hotel-

89/8 Muang, Chang Klan Rd  Phone: +66 053 253 888

Another all you can eat brunch found in one of the most beautiful hotels in Chiang Mai, Shangri-La focuses on seafood. As soon as we sat down, our server delivered a freshly grilled lobster au gratin to the table without us even ordering it. That’s the perfect beginning to any brunch. Working on the patio of the restaurant, a chef will grill your meat and seafood choices and deliver them to the table. This restaurant also features pasta cooked to order and a wonton soup bar. Another splurge at 1188 baht ($34 USD) this one is also well worth it. Can’t miss dishes: foie gras and lamb chops, both grilled to order.

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

BBQ ribs with potatoes

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

smoked salmon with dill

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

mussels

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

grilled lobster au gratin

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

grilled lamb chops

best brunches chiang mai

foie gras cooked to order

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

roast duck

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

made-to-order crepes

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Breakfast World-

Moonmuang Road soi 2  Phone: +66 53 207 134

If you’ve spent a bit of time traveling in SE Asia, one of the things that you will start to miss most is cheese. Cheese is rarely if ever used in local dishes and therefore can be hard to find, and it’s expensive when you can find it. Breakfast World has an almost intimidatingly large menu that features many imported meats and cheeses. The menu also includes French toast, German pancakes and many light options. As this is one of my more recent discoveries I’ve just started working my way through the menu but so far it hasn’t disappointed. Can’t miss dishes: smoked duck breast with scrambled eggs and the Gourmet Breakfast.

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

the Gourmet Breakfast

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

the Sunday breakfast

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

French toast with mango

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

smoked duck breast and scrambled eggs

Dhara Devi-

51/4 Moo 1, Chiang Mai-Sankampaeng Road   Phone: +66 (53) 888 888

I quite possibly saved the best for last. As the best it also happens to be the most expensive. At 1800 baht/50 USD this is quite possibly the most expensive brunch in Chiang Mai. You definitely get what you pay for. The property is gorgeous and on arrival a golf cart whisks you to the restaurant. Inside you’ll find a huge spread of gourmet meats and cheeses, seafood, freshly made omelets and pastas and so much more. There’s a grill on the patio where you make your selections which are then delivered to the table. Similar to the the Shangri-La brunch you are served a lobster dish on arrival. This time it was an incredible lobster thermidor that had me wanting seconds. The dessert selections were never ending and the mango ice cream was quite possibly the best I’ve ever had. Every bite tasted like a perfectly ripe, sweet mango. This is definitely a special occasion experience but one that’s well worth it.

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

made to order seafood pasta- fresh seafood with a lobster cream sauce made slightly spicy.

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

surf and turf- prime rib with a side of crab legs

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

lobster thermidor

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

grilled foie gras

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

seared ahi tuna

Chiang Mai is a city famous for food - it's literally a foodie paradise. Click the picture to see over 30 amazing brunch dishes

individual mango sticky rice desserts


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