You can get home food delivery in Chiang Mai just like anywhere else but, since Chiang Mai is in Thailand, what you get and when you get it may differ from your expectations.
In Chiang Mai, Food Panda, a delivery chain, is the popular choice. Allow for the usual delays at peak meal times and choose carefully from their extensive collection of online menus. Pretty much everything is available with the usual caveat: non-Thai foods prepared by low-paid Thai cooks rarely resembles what you ate at home. You can get The Big Breakfast: Chipotle sausages, bacon, eggs, tomato, mushroom, hash browns and toast, delivered, for 395 Baht. Or Roast Chicken & Avocado with rocket, cheddar cheese & lemon oil for 280 Baht. Or Stir Fried Chicken with Cashew Nuts and Rice (Kai Pad Med Mamuang) for 175 Baht. All with no delivery charge.
Uber Thailand is partnering with the Business Development Department to promote Thai restaurants via its application UberEATS, which the company say will create opportunities for Thai restaurants to serve consumers using food-delivery technology. Thailand is only the second countries in Asean where UberEATS has been unveiled after Singapore. Uber signed a memorandum of understanding with the department in exchange for information about Thailand’s restaurant database.
And regular Uber works great in Chiang Mai, too! No need to speak Thai; just enter your destination and someone will pick you up and take you there for $5-10, depending on distance. Download the app here.