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Tiny Thai

24 Main St. (W. Canal St.)
Winooski, VT 05404
Cuisine: Thai
Locals know the best Thai food is found outside Burlington, where crowds are casual and corkage is on the house.
Openings: Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly


  • Dress code: Casual

Tiny Thai Restaurant Review:

While tourists flock to Church Street in Burlington, buzz is building around nearby Winooski’s culinary (and cultural) renaissance. Locals can dine on Far Eastern fare, just over the town line, for bargain prices. When Tiny Thai first opened, bowls of pad thai and pad kee mao (drunken noodle) seemed uninspired, but this no-frills room has since improved. Plates now come adorned with the heady aromas of freshly-cut orange and lemon grass, and ‘street’ specials fill the menu. Swap out pedestrian spring rolls for a kai jeow omelet, or crispy tilapia. And don't miss the peppery, coconut embrace of massaman curry --- a lesson in exotic comfort food. For a real treat, order a glass of the deceptively spicy ginger iced tea before diving chopsticks-first into a bowl of nam prik pao (chili paste with basil, ground into warm rice). Service can be slow, so clear your evening agenda and bring a zippy bottle of white (the restaurant has no liquor license, but will chill --- and cork --- your wine for free).