Episode from the podcastPower Trip Travel Podcast

PT021: Street Food Economics

Released Wednesday, 22nd April 2015
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Street food vendors in Thailand are small, make similar dishes, and often have lots of competition. How do you know which is the best? How do you know which will give you botulism? Check out this episode as Fred and Jeremy discuss the rules of finding good street food and relate it to running a small business in the U.S.

In This Episode



  • 02:05 Fred's experiences with Thai cuisine

  • 05:40 How not to die

  • 07:10 Look for places that are busy and have a line of locals

  • 08:27 Avoid places that are busy with tourists

  • 09:05 Eat when everyone else is eating

  • 10:27 Choose places where you can see them preparing food

  • 12:31 Accountability

  • 14:31 How street food relates to running a small business in the U.S.

  • 15:57 "Social proof"

  • 23:33 Lessons to be learned

  • 26:50 Tell people what you've learned!

  • 28:05 Word to the Wise


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Word to the Wise



  • Jeremy: While We're Young - Great comedy directed by Noah Baumbach

  • Fred: Songkran - Thai new year celebration and "water festival"


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