Sunday, February 26, 2012

Union Square Market and My Favorite Low Cost Thai Food in NYC

Sometimes a photograph of the aftermath of a meal is every bit as representative of how good the food was as a beautifully composed photo of the meal itself.


I have written before about Tue Thai on Greenwich Ave. in the West Village before but decided it was time to update my thoughts on the place as I feel this collection of photos are an improvement over my previous post. I do not pretend to be an expert on Thai food so I can not speak to how authentic the cuisine is but it certainly delicious. The lunch comes in at just under $10 so by NYC standards it is really a steal.


The lunch consists of a small appetizer  and salad with an entrĂ©e and a soda or Thai iced tea. The above photo is tamarind chicken and crab Rangoon.



The other selection we had was Garlic Pork and Thai Dumplings.

The staff are a young and very friendly crew and the space has a very cool vibe.

Another of my favorite places to spend some time when in downtown is Union Square Market. Obviously the market is not quite in full swing yet as it is a little early in the year but there was an incredible variety of potatoes available. And the organic meat stands were doing a brisk trade.


The photos below were taken during the summer and are probably more representative of what the market is like.union-square-summer-collage