Creamy coconut milk, zippy chiles, tart lemon grass and tamarind paste, tangy basil and cilantro. The Thai table has all this and so much more, an umami of flavor that is downright swoon-worthy. For travelers (remember who you are?) who have experienced the real deal in Thailand, finding a proximity on this side of the world isn’t always easy. Good news for New Orleanians — there are Thai chefs creating honest-to-goodness Thai flavors in a few newly opened restaurants, and a stalwart krewe of Thai-food lovers creating comforting versions of all the greatest hits.
NOTE: A number of New Orleans restaurants have resumed dine-in service, however, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. The level of service is indicated on map points below. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Louisiana Department of Health website.Read More