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Street vendors sell goods in On Nut.
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A guide to local favorites in On Nut (Sukhumvit Soi 77)

Street vendors sell goods in On Nut.
  • By Jinda Wedel
  • Photos by Andre Malerba
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On Nut Road (Sukhumvit Soi 77)
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The Ari neighborhood, on the other side of town, has been the hipster hub for years. But here comes the seemingly never-ending On Nut Road: relaxed, cheap, a bit frenetic and surprisingly eco-conscious, thanks to nearby community malls and a few stores. The road is home to affordable larger apartments, 24-hour street-food stalls and markets selling local goods.

Meet Jinda Wedel

Jinda is a half-American and half-Thai journalist who has lived in Bangkok, off and on, for over two decades. She’s also lived in various parts of the United States, India, Singapore and Australia. Her usual obsession with salsa dancing has recently given way to kizomba.

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On Nut Road (Sukhumvit Soi 77)

Wat Tai
A few steps down On Nut Road is a modest Thai temple that is surprisingly serene and peaceful for its mid-city location, set against a dramatic backdrop of skyscrapers.
Wat Tai, 3 77 Khwaeng Suan Luang, Khet Suan Luang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10250, Thailand
Better Moon Cafe x Refill Station
This brunchy cafe is one of Bangkok’s first experiments in reducing plastic. It sits at the top of On Nut Road, in a little nook filled with tons of tiny local shops that seem to have been here forever.
Better Moon Cafe, Sukhumvit 77/1 Alley, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok, Thailand 10110
Habito Mall
Frequent farmers markets, eco-friendly events and boutiques, and a few cafes make this mall a lovely escape from Bangkok’s large-scale, luxury-obsessed shopping centers.
Habito Mall, 45/19 Sukhumvit Rd., Khwaeng Phra Khanong Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Rat Na Khiang Empire
On Nut is street-food paradise. Kick-start your exploration with Rat Na Khiang Empire, known for its noodle dishes. It’s opposite On Nut Soi 23.
1014 On Nut Rd. Khwaeng Suan Luang, Khet Suan Luang, Bangkok, Thailand 10250
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Jinda Wedel
Jinda is a half-American and half-Thai journalist who has lived in Bangkok, off and on, for over two decades. She’s also lived in various parts of the United States, India, Singapore and Australia. Her usual obsession with salsa dancing has recently given way to kizomba.
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Andre Malerba
Andre is a contributing photographer for The Washington Post based in Bangkok. He spent three years in Myanmar from 2013 and has since worked throughout the region, from Sri Lanka to Mongolia. Of the many amazing aspects of Bangkok, Andre most appreciates the care that Thai people bring to their food, whether it be a simple plate of khao man gai or specialty coffee at an upscale cafe. This level of attention to detail spills over into everyday life, and even the most humble living spaces show signs of love and caring.
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