My Thai Vegan Cafe, located at 3 Beach Street in the heart of Boston’s Chinatown, serves a variety of vegan Thai dishes that were not unlike some of the meals we enjoyed when we lived in Thailand. This restaurant occupies the second floor and it is well worth the climb.
The dining room features large picture windows on two sides of it, allowing for lots of natural light. The decor is simple and includes many big green plants which we felt really added to the fresh ambiance. Mindy and I and our mothers went for lunch just after we enjoyed a walk in the Arnold Arboretum and before we went on a boat cruise in Boston’s harbor.
Many of the menu choices consist of rice dishes, noodles dish, and entire curry section, salads and a few Chinese options. In addition, My Thai has an extensive drink menu, including bubble tea, as well as a wide selection of desserts, like vegan cakes. The mango bubble tea was made with perfectly ripened fresh mangos and was phenomenal.
I tried the gaeng keow (green curry) with tofu (you can also order it with mock meat) and plenty of vegetables.
Mindy ordered the pad see ew with mock chicken and we both left the restaurant satisfied with our meals.
Mindy’s mother ordered the pad Thai and perhaps the most impressively looking dish was what my mother ordered from the specials menu: the mango yellow curry which came to the table in a mango.
Not being able to resist the cakes we came back in the evening and took home a slice of each: lemon poppy seed, carrot and chocolate.
Service and Prices
We found the service to be similar to Thailand, where one dish came at a time when it was ready. While this was strange to us when we first experienced this in Southeast Asia, we got used to it and so for a moment, we felt like we were back in Chiang Mai, where we had spent most of our time.
The prices were very reasonable and comparable to the area. We would gladly go back to My Thai Vegan Cafe the next time we find ourselves in Boston.