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One Stop Shop at Thai Fresh

07.01.2015 by: Kerri Ratcliffe
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Thai Fresh, a thriving neighborhood gem located on South 5th Street, is a hard place to describe. It’s equal parts restaurant, gluten-free bakery, coffee shop and market. They even offer cooking classes twice a month. No matter what you’re going to Thai Fresh for, you won’t be leaving disappointed.

Opened in 2008 by a husband and wife duo in a small portion of a strip mall, Thai Fresh has now expanded to take over all three sections of the building. Since Thai Fresh is spread over three different areas, your first visit might be a bit confusing. Upon entering, head to the left side of the building to order your food, coffee or sweets. If you’re there to shop, visit the middle portion of the space for all of your Thai market essentials and to get a view of the chef’s working their magic in the open kitchen. Seating for diners is spread throughout all three spaces but is mostly located towards the far right.

On our recent trip, we ordered the Street Platter appetizer, which consisted of papaya salad, two chicken wings and sticky rice. The papaya salad was so fresh and delicious and the chicken wings were perfectly crispy and made me wish we had more than just two.

Street Platter appetizer

Next up, we tried the Drunken Noodles with chicken. As this is one of my favorite Thai dishes, I was very excited to see how Thai Fresh’s version would compare. The portion was large and the amount of spice was just right.

The Drunken Noodles with chicken

Lastly, we noshed on the Coconut Vermicelli with tofu. The coconut flavor was super refreshing after the spiciness of the previous dish. This dish provided delicious flavor combinations that kept us going back for more.

Coconut Vermicelli with tofu

While most of us in South Austin are Thai Fresh enthusiasts, the word is starting to spread to the rest of Austin and the restaurant is becoming increasingly more popular. We were there for about an hour and saw over 10 favor delivery drivers come in to pick-up to-go orders. Whether you’re craving a big meal, a sweet treat or just a coffee – be sure to check it out soon!
{Thai Fresh official website}

TAGS : South Lamar/South First , Thai Fresh