Hypothetically, let’s just say you’re in Chiang Mai and it’s a hot day. You’re pretty sweaty; you’ve seen a slew of beautiful temples and you’re fairly certain one more might put you over the edge. You’re thirsty – really thirsty – and a smoothie might just bring you back to a place of sanity. There’s no shortage of smoothie spots in this relatively tiny town, but I’m here to tell you where to get the best smoothie in Chiang Mai.
From this lady:
Using this fruit:
Across from this covered market:
Popular with locals, tourists and even the occasional animal:
I found out about what my Chiang Mai friends affectionately refer to as “Smoothie Lady’s Cart” from Bessie & Kyle, who were the ones to give me a one week crash course when I arrived here in January. I’ve been many times since, getting huge bear hugs and a winning smile from the Smoothie Lady herself, Mrs. Pa.
I loved her smoothies so much, in fact, that I had to write a whole article for CnnGo about them. In the process, I was able to interview Mrs. Pa and go with her to the morning market where she buys her fruit. I learned that she was actually an office worker before, but inherited the smoothie cart and ditched the cubicle for the nightly market without regrets. S0 (you knew this was coming….): head on over to CnnGo to learn more about the woman behind the best smoothie’s in all of Chiang Mai.
Given the comments thus far, I’m not the only one who is a big fan of Mrs. Pa!