Thai cuisine in Chicago has further discovered regionality in recent years, departing from the homestyle formula that so many Americans gravitated toward. There’s more room to introduce items from Northern and Central Thailand, which allows Chicago to have a more eclectic array of restaurants. While a few Thai restaurants offer tasting menus, most have become strictly carryout and delivery; many shut down their dining rooms during the pandemic. Online ordering has been noted when possible, but most restaurants also welcome phone orders.
A number of Chicago restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. 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.Read More