Koh Phangan has an excellent choice of restaurants, for many people eating out and about is the highlight of their stay on the island. Many bars now also stock premium imported booze both bottled and on draught.
Thongsala has traditional Thai seafood restaurants, curry stalls and good quality street food; a multitude of Western restaurants such as Italian, English, Mexican, French and Japanese. Most are either at the main crossroads (100m up from the round about) or on the seafront, the markets around the 7-11 convenience store have some of the best street food. Walk around to explore some coffee shop culture and find several bakeries and vegetarian cafés.
Not to be missed, there are a cluster of traditional seafood restaurants around the port at Baan Tai, funky bars, coffee shops and an Italian pizza house all within easy walking distance.
On the west coast, Srithanu village is a quaint and interesting place with quite a lot going on. There are several bars and great value Thai restaurants, vegetarian and vegan diners and some excellent beachfront spots worth checking out, as well as a fresh produce market and food area that is located at the main crossroads.
Looking for fresh seafood? Chaloklum village is Koh Phangan’s main fishing port and has a wealth of inexpensive seafood restaurants serving fresh delicacies such as locally caught squid. Most of the restaurants are lined along the seafront, overlooking the pier and fishing boats, where you can watch the daily catch being brought in.