You will find hundreds of dining options in Chiang Mai. Walking down the streets you will come across great street food, chic bars and traditional restaurants.
Chiang Mai is especially known for having great vegetarian restaurants, and one would need a lot of time to try them all. The sheer variety of vegetarian food is hardly matched elsewhere in the world.
When in Chiang Mai you will probably see a lot of options for attending short-term “cooking schools”. Do not miss this opportunity if you like cooking. The cooking schools are very popular and involve teaching foreigners how to cook great, simple Thai food. One class normally goes on for a half or a full day, sometimes even longer.