Chabad House Restaurants and Food Stores

The Chabad Centers in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Koh Samui each have a kosher meat restaurant, bakery and food store on site. All items listed on the website, www.kosherthailand.com are usually stocked there. The largest stock and selection is available in the main branch, in Bangkok. The Kosher Thailand website also has ordering information and menus for each of the Chabad restaurants.

Thai Kashrut and Local Supermarkets

Many kosher food products can be found in the local supermarkets.

Please visit the Thai Kashrut for a comprehensive 'Kosher Product List' with pictures of many of the kosher items that can be found in local supermarkets. 

It should be noted that the Villa Market store chain has significantly expanded its program in Thailand. Visitors will find that they stock many imported kosher products in its stores.

Also note that many products originating in Australia or England may be kosher without a kashrut symbol. For a list of the kosher food guide from Australia's Kashrut Authority, please click here.  To search for products from England on the Kashrut Division of the London Beit Din's website, please click here

Additional Notes

Fresh Fruit
It is permitted to eat freshly cut fruit from street vendors and stores.

Known Company Brands
One cannot assume that items bearing company names that are manufactured elsewhere under kosher supervision have the same status in Thailand. For example, although NESTLE products in the US and Israel may be produced under kosher supervision, the equivalent products in Thailand may be produced locally using ingredients that are without kosher supervision.

Milk and Dairy
It is recommended not to use milk and dairy products produced without supervision in Thailand even if one is not stringent for "Chalav Yisrael." The government oversight of local milk production may not be as strict and reliable as in other countries and therefore should not be relied upon. Chalav Yisrael milk is available by advance order only. It is best to order it from the Bangkok restaurant one month in advance.

Fish
Fresh and frozen fish with scales that are sold in Thailand are kosher. If the fish is sold precut, it is important to wash them well. One can also find smoked salmon in stores with a kashrut symbol