Thai Diner is the most exciting place for breakfast or lunch right now. Eating at this Nolita diner from the Uncle Boons team feels like attending a party in a wicker basket that’s stocked with papaya, coconut, and Thai basil smoothies and chicken and rice tom yum soup. Whether it’s 7:30am when they open, or late in the afternoon before they close, both the Thai tea babka French toast and green curry with chicken-stuffed cabbage should be on your table. Expect lines on weekends - that’s just what happens when a restaurant this special comes along.
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