7 Eleven Toasties Must-Try Cheap Eats in Thailand
Even when I’m not on a budget, I still enjoy eating tasty the tasty 7 Eleven Toasties – Ham & Cheese is best!
Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, and Malaysia, has an abundance of 7 Eleven convenience stores. These are great places to hang out and shop.
For some, 7 Eleven is a great go-to place for cigarettes, condoms, and two large Chang beers to get the night started or even keep the night going.
We head here for families with young children as a safe hangout to browse and get a few snacks without travelling far by taxi or tuk-tuk. We often look for a hotel with a 7 Eleven or a MacDonald’s in its vicinity.
Ham & Cheese Toasties are great for a Quick Breakkie!
On my last trip to Bangkok, we stayed at STAY Hotel Bangkok, which is excellent. It has a 7-Eleven directly opposite the hotel.
The FamilyMart is a 5-minute walk away, and MacDonald’s a mere 7minutes from the FamilyMart outlet.
Our breakfast and supper!
Confession, the hotel’s breakfast cost THB250, and in comparison, Ham & Cheese Toastie is only THB25!
I know, I’m cheap in a way, but then those darn toasties taste so good, they’re practically addictive. I even repurchased some sandwiches home for my breakfast!
For my 4D3N trip, I must confess that I packed in 4 Ham & Cheese Toasties!
I foresee a rise in that number by the end of the year with more trips coming up.
The grilled sandwiches are enough to warm our tummies and souls.
What is a 7 Eleven Ham and Cheese Toastie?
It’s a simple concept. It’s just a slice of ham, a piece of cheese sandwiched between 2 slices of white bread.
You purchase one for about THB25 (remember to watch out for offers!)
The cashier will ask if you want this toasted, and she pops it in a sandwich press, and 3 minutes later, you have a delicious treat.
There are other variants to this culinary delight. Some have double cheese or ham slices.
Others are in a croissant. But I still love the winning formula.
Do I read the nutritional information on the 7-Eleven Ham and Cheese Toastie?
Not that I can read Thai. I don’t bother. It also depends on the neighbourhood you stay in.
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon is a posh area with high-end condos, so there was still some toastie to find at night.
In all the beach towns, you’ll be lucky to find a toastie on the shelf by lunchtime!
I’ve heard stories of a budget traveller buying 5-10 toasties at a time for lunch and dinner later in the evenings.
What are the 7 Eleven Toasties to try in Thailand?
- Ham & Cheese
- Double Ham & Cheese
- Spinach Cheese with Ham
- Sausage & Cheese
- Tuna & Cheese
- Pork Cutlet
- Pork Floss
- Thai Tom Yum Chicken
7 Eleven Burgers
These days there is an impressive range of burgers at 7-11.
I tried the burgers, which are reheated in a microwave.
The heated meats and fillings taste good, but the bun turns out greasy and soggy.
A better bet is to try the more Thai inspired sticky rice burgers.
You can get locally inspired sticky rice street food staples, such as Moo Ping (marinated pork) or a spicy Kaprao.
Moo Zaap (pork and holy basil) is tasty, although I stick to the street food originals because I don’t fancy eating microwaved food.