Bangkok might not totally shut down, but we definitely need to make a few accommodations. To help you adjust to life in times of COVID-19, here’s a quick guide to keeping social distance, while still enjoying life in the capital.
What To Eat
The restaurants listed here never deliver. A month ago, you won’t find them on any delivery applications. But in times of COVID-19, you can dine on the finest dishes the city has to offer, in the comfort of your home. If they are willing to adjust, give them a taste.
This isaan [Thai northeastern] restaurant, 100 Mahaseth, not only delivers their full menu, they have also created special dishes just for delivery, like Pho (starting at THB200) and corned beef pies with runny eggs (THB120). Available on Lineman.
Just A Drink Maybe is a gin bar, but operates as a cafe during the day. They don’t just deliver food and coffee, but also “real” drinks. Check out their facebook page.
You might have seen it featured on Netflix, now you can call Bo.Lan (02-260-2962) and have fine Thai food delivered to your home, to eat while watching Netflix. The Michelin-starred Thai-French Le Du (092-919-9969) delivers Chef Ton’s famous prawn and shrimp paste rice for takeaway at (THB900). If you’re in the mood for “neo-Indian,” Haoma (093-125-0699) now delivers.
There’s actually a special discount in times of COVID-19. Organic, natural wines importer Fin-Wine gives a 10% discount for six bottles. The discount goes up to 30%, depending on how many more you order. Other wine delivery services include The Wine Merchant and BottleGrotto.
Clubs are closed, so the DJs got together to keep the party going. Starting March 20, some of your favorite Bangkok DJs will be spinning on the website, More Rice and UNST. But don’t invite too many friends, it defeats the purpose of social distancing.
A bunch of frustrated CrossFitters and trainers got together and created this private group on Facebook, Fuck covid 19 no gym open. Find a trainer for a small fee of THB200 and head to the park, or anywhere, for some training, while keeping the rule of social distance, of course. Others also post training programs that you can do at home, no equipment needed.