The Thai food scene in NYC really started getting interesting about 20 years back, when Sripraphai Tipmanee opened a restaurant in Woodside, Queens where she served properly funky, spicy northern Thai fare. In the last few years, a bunch of excellent Thai spots popped up in Manhattan, including Zaab Elle in the East Village and the recently opened Somtum Der in Alphabet City. And we must not forget Uncle Boons with its Singha beer slushies, nor Portland import Pok Pok in Red Hook, where chef Andy Ricker is serving the best Vietnamese-style chicken wings and khao soi noodle soup in town. If you’re craving Thai food, you’re sure to find a spot within this list that you will love.
Here are our picks for the best places to eat Thai in NYC.