This Thai vendor in Essex Market specializes in Hainan chicken rice, and their version involves super gingery rice, tender boiled chicken, and a couple of different sauces to pour on top. But the thing we always find ourselves ordering is their fried chicken bánh mì. Huge thigh chunks come on a crusty roll topped with a handful of crunchy cucumbers, carrots, and fresh herbs. They also serve the crispy chicken over fried rice for under $10.
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Double Chicken Please
Double Chicken Please is a fun bar on the Lower East Side with a rotating menu of cocktails and great fried chicken sandwiches.
Que Chevere is a small Puerto Rican spot in Essex Market that sells delicious mofongo, alcapurria, and empanadas.
Shopsin’s is a classic establishment in Essex Market for breakfast and brunch where you should order the mac and cheese pancakes and the Ebelskivers.
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Khao Nom is a counter-service spot in Elmhurst, and it’s a great place to sit down, eat some quick khao moo dang, and grab a few desserts to-go.
Noods n’ Chill
Noods n’ Chill is a tiny counter-service spot where you’ll find the best Thai food in Williamsburg. Try it for a quick and excellent weeknight meal.
Pure Thai Cookhouse
Pure Thai Cookhouse in Hell’s Kitchen makes some of the best Thai food in the city.
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Wayla is a fun spot on the Lower East Side, and it’s on our shortlist for best Thai food in NYC.
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