The vast majority of eateries in Krabi, even down to food stalls in the street, are child-friendly. Many foreign restaurants have high chairs and dedicated children’s menus with standard kids’ fare; most others will be happy to make smaller portions of their regular menu for your child, or prepare simple things to order, such as fried egg and french fries.
Instead of sticking to chicken nuggets, however, take the opportunity to introduce some Thai food into your children’s diet. Non-spicy Thai food that even fussy eaters might like include fried or barbecued chicken from roadside stands; corn-on-the-cob, fried rice, which can be made with chicken, prawns, vegetables or beef and with or without veggies and omelette; tempura prawns or vegetables, prawn cakes (note: these are never never spicy – but fish cakes always are); chicken satay sticks; sweet or plain sticky rice; Chinese-style dishes such as stir-fried chicken or beef with ginger or oyster sauce, pad thai, noodle soup (most kids love slurping up the slippery noodles from the broth) and spring rolls.
Thai food also has the advantage of being prepared very quickly, so waiting time is kept to a minimum. For pudding, banana fritters and ice-cream never fails to go down a treat, or try a sweet roti pancake from a roadside stand, with fruit and / or chocolate topping.
In terms of actual restaurants, Poppy’s in Ao Nang Soi 13 offers a good and reasonably priced international menu, as well as a mini-golf course on site. Blue Mango (Thai / Swedish / international food), located opposite Krabi Resort offers an indoor children’s play corner with toys and a DVD player, as well as a dedicated children’s menu. In Klong Muang, head to the excellent Elephant’s End (Thai / international food), which has a cheap and home-cooked kids’ menu, as well as toys and books to keep the children entertained.
Beach restaurants, where the children can run around, or pizza are other obvious and easily-found options. There are also a number of garden restaurants for lunch where kids can roam and play. Try the “Catfish Farm“, or Orchid Garden on the Klong Son-Nateen Rd near Ao Nang. All serve Thai food or seafood only.
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Last updated: October 24, 2016