Chiang Mai’s food Samaritans

 |  April 10, 2020

We are all hurting. But like all crises, some people rise to the occasion. Citylife thought that it would be an important thing to highlight some of the restaurants and businesses in town who must be feeling the pinch as severely as the rest of us, but who are still going out of their way to give to those even less fortunate than themselves.

Since the social distancing decree has led to a societal near-shut down, restaurants have had to either adjust to survive, or close shop. Yet there are others who do something extraordinary – they keep doing what they do, but for free.

Dozens of restaurants and businesses around Chiang Mai are spreading the love by offering free meals to help people who are financially struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. People can line up and pick lunchbox up at sharing spots. That way, the community can stay safe and healthy.

We’ve gathered a list of restaurants and businesses around town currently offering free meals during the COVID-19 outbreak. We’ll update this list regularly. If you know of any to be added to our list, please simply email

NANA Jungle cafe’&restaurant
Offering cooked food from 4 pm at NANA Jungle Café & Restaurant in 89 Plaza on Chiang Mai – Saraphi Road

Star Visa Service

Star Visa Service is giving lunch boxes from 24th March to 13th April, Mondays to Fridays, 4pm.
Pick it up at 1st branch: Muang Mai Market close to US Embassy Chiang Mai
2nd branch: Chiang Mai Business Park

Warmupcafe Chiangmai

Warm Up Café on Nimmanhaemin rd. is offering cooked food, drinking water and some cooking ingredients ’til 13th April 2020

แม่เพ็ญซีฟู๊ด ร้านอาหารทะเลเชียงใหม่ Maepenseafood – Delivery

Maepen Seafood on Wang Sing Kham Rd, Chang Moi, is offering 100 lunch boxes per day from 5.30 pm

Promenada Chiang Mai

Promenada Chiang Mai provides the lunch boxes between 1 – 30 April starts from 11am until it runs out (limited lunch boxes per day) in front of the Building A of Promenada Chiang Mai. Lunch boxes supporting by Moom Aroi and Por Pieng.


Steak meet love provides cooked food from 1 pm. at the Mee Chok Plaza square, in front of Richy Rich.

เต๋อตำยำระเบิด เชียงใหม่

Ter Tum Yum Ra Berd in Sup Thong Kham Market on Chiang Mai-Lampang Superhighway offers 100 dishes of Papaya Salad from 10am ’til 13th April 2020

Daracosmetics ดาราคอสเมติกส์

All branches of Daracosmetics are giving cooked food from 5pm

ดิบดี Sushi Cafe – สาขา จริงใจมาร์เก็ต

Dibdee Sushi Café in Jing Jai Market is giving away 30 lunch boxes from 24th March to 13th April 2020, from 2pm.

Lanroengpoy – ลานเริงปอย นิมมานซอย7

Lanroengpoy Nimmanhaemin Soi 7 is giving away cooked food from 9am. Limited 3 boxes per person

Wat Lok Molee | วัดโลกโมฬี

Wat Lokmolee Chiang Mai is giving food away daily from 11am to 2 pm.


Yak Yaang Bar in Jed Yod is giving away cooked, preserved and dried food from 10am – 1pm.

Why Not? Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

Free take home food for those who have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and now have no financial ability to afford a daily meal for themselves and their families, at the rate of 100+ persons  everyday, 4pm – 8.30pm. This has only been possible thanks to so many people’s generosity. All of you that have passed by and donated rice, veggies, noodles, pork, chicken, water, fruits, etc…..we could have not done it without you!


Free take home food available for those who have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and now have no financial ability to afford a daily meal for themselves and their families.

Eastin Tan Hotel at Think Park

Eastin Tan Hotel Chiang Mai preparing free accommodation and food services for healthcare workers who are putting their own physical and mental health at risk to help keep us safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.