Where to Get Thai Food in the Boston Area

By Eric Twardzik
02/09/2021
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Thai food is a takeout staple, and many of our local Boston-area favorites continue to offer pick-up or delivery alongside socially distanced dining. Whether you’re looking to sink into a comfortingly familiar Pad Thai at home or expand your palate with an authentic regional dish, you’ll be well-served by the following options.

The Davis Square favorite has a few inside seats, and it continues to sell its street food-style hits via takeout and delivery. Classic Thai-takeout dishes like Pad Thai and Khao Grapow may be more boldly flavored than you’ve ever experienced them before, and the deep flavors of noodle soups like creamy Khao Soi or spicy Tom Yum Noodles are enough to transport you to a Bangkok street stall.

Cha Yen Thai Cookery

Watertown’s Cha Yen Thai Cookery is a small spot that does a booming takeout and delivery business, connecting diners with Fried Curry Dumplings and piping bowls of Khao Soi Brisket noodles. You can also pick up Cha Yen’s homemade ice cream in flavors like Coconut, Thai Tea, and Durian.

Montien Thai Restaurant

Of course, there’s a place for time-honored Thai takeout, too. It’s on the edge of Chinatown, where Montien Thai packs up comforting portions of its extensive menu for takeout and delivery. Try the Spicy Basil Fried Rice or the Pad-Se Iew Noodles with crispy fried chicken.

Mahaniyom

Mahaniyom in Brookline
Credit: Brian Samuels Photography

Brookline Village “Thai Tapas Bar,” Mahaniyom, is open for takeout and delivery, along with limited indoor dining. Its curries, like the Kang Pu (crab curry) and Roti Beef Massaman with slow-cooked beef shank, are rich and flavorful, and dishes like Ba Mee Hang Nua (egg noodles, hand-cut beef hanger, and pork bone marrow broth) and Yum Ngoh (toasted coconut, dried shrimp, cashew nuts, rambutan, and chili jam) combine a riot of texture and tastes to magnificent effect. Add on a handcrafted cocktail or two to-go to really taste what this newcomer is all about.

Pho Basil

Thai and Vietnamese classics can be picked up or delivered from Pho Basil, a Berklee-area mainstay which is also open for dining in. So, whether your particular craving demands Drunken Noodles in spicy basil sauce or Bun Thit Nuong with grilled lemongrass chicken, you can count on this Mass Ave. favorite to make it happen.

S&I To Go

Considering the name, it should come as no surprise that this Allston cult favorite has always specialized in takeout and delivery. What may surprise you is the sheer scope of its gently priced offerings, which range from Crispy Pad Thai to Thai BBQ Chicken with Sticky Rice to pan-fried Whole Fish in sweet and sour tamarind sauce.

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