As you travel through Thailand, 7-11 stores will be a valuable source of food for you and your companions. This ubiquitous chain of convenience stores provides plenty of different types of food for you to choose from.
There are over 11,000 7-11 stores located in Thailand, selling over 300 different products in total. This list will present to you some 7-11 products that are perfect for those travelling on a budget. The longer you spend in Thailand, the more you’ll appreciate that 7-11 itself has become part of the country’s modern culture.
Instant Noodles / Mama brand
Price: 6 Baht
Instant noodles are a popular choice among Thai people. You’ll find a variety of instant noodles available in Thailand, but Mama noodles take the crown. Cook these instant noodles for a minute or two, put the flavours in and enjoy. Flavour selections include Original, Tom Yum Goong (Thai-style hot & sour soup), Minced Pork, Tom Zaab (spicy pork flavour), Tom Khlong (red spicy soup), Gang Kiew Waan (green curry soup), and many more. A serving (60g) has 260 kcal, 5 grams of protein, 36 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of fibre.
If you decide to buy the packages that look like big paper cups, you can eat them right at the store; 7-11 has hot water and plastic forks available, for use with instant noodles.
Sunflower Kernels / Flower Food brand
Price: 12 Baht
Sunflower kernels are a healthy choice. Flower Food mixes sunflower kernels with additional flavours to provide a fantastic taste with great nutritional value. This snack is easy to eat – just rip open the package and dig in. Sunflower kernels are a great choice, but Flower Food also provides other products such as pumpkin kernels, watermelon kernels, and honey roasted sunflower kernels.
Tomato Juice / Doi Kham brand
Price: 15 Baht
Doi Kham Tomato Juice is one of the best tasting tomato juices you’ll find in Thailand. The drink won the Superior Taste Award from the International Taste and Quality Institute in 2016. The tomato juice has no preservatives, no colour, and no artificial flavour added. A serving (200ml) of tomato juice has 50 kcal, 2 grams of protein, 2 grams of dietary fibre, 10 grams of carbs, and 90% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin A. Doi Kham sells other tasty products as well, including roselle drink, guava juice, bael fruit drink, mango juice, and much more.
Sandwich Cookies with Cream / Dewberry brand
Price: 5 Baht
These blueberry sandwich cookies with cream are a big favourite among Thai people. Each snack is like a sweet hamburger made of cookies, with a creamy middle and some blueberry flavour on top. The package comes in a small size, making it easy to carry around. Each serving has 4 pieces (36 grams), with 180 kcal, 2 grams of protein, and 22 grams of total carbs. Another popular flavour is strawberry.
Fish Snacks / Taro brand
Price: 20 Baht
Taro Fish Snack is a protein-filled snack, made mostly from fish and wheat. They are essentially dried strips of fish with flour, put into a package that is easy to carry around. Flavours include original and spicy. Each serving (30 grams) has 7 grams of protein, 16 grams of carbs, 45 mg of Omega 3, 33 mg of Omega 6, and 27 mg of Omega 9.
Eat, drink, and be merry!
These low-cost, energy-rich treats will keep you smiling and happy during your time in Thailand. So grab a snack and stay energised on your adventure, but always remember to stay hydrated!