Thai Airways is Serving Its Meals on the Ground

A pop-up café at the carrier’s Bangkok headquarters recreates the experience of sky-high dining.

Caesar salad with tuna tataki is on the menu. (Photo: Thai Airways)

Anyone in Bangkok who misses the food served on Thai Airways’ suspended international routes can now drop by the airline’s head office at 89 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road for a quirky, on-the-ground tribute to the inflight experience. After “checking in” by receiving an “e-boarding pass” on arrival, customers enter the second-floor pop-up café through mobile air stairs, mimicking the sensation of boarding a plane from the tarmac. Inside, patrons can choose between violet and orange economy-class seating, wider premium seats (though not those in first class), and bean bags in lilac, pink, and yellow. The space is also adorned with cutaway models of a 747 and A380, while actual aircraft parts and equipment—like tires painted in Thai Airways’ signature purple hue—have been repurposed as tables.

The current menu includes Caesar salad with either a topping of smoked salmon or tuna tataki, penne pasta carbonara, chicken tikka with a choice of naan bread or basmati rice, seafood yakisoba, and bak kut teh with rice. For a sweet finish, customers have the option of a mango or blueberry cheesecake. Thai Airways’ pop-up café is serving international fare from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday to Friday, with drinks and baked goods such as savory puffs and mini pies available even earlier, from 7 a.m. on the same days. Bangkok residents who prefer to dine in the comfort of their own homes can order delivery by calling 090-9803795 and 090-9803798.

Premium seats in the pop-up café. (Photo: Thai Airways)

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