Duangrat's Oriental Food Mart

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Thai

Even deeper into the suburban ethnic enclave of Falls Church, you’ll find Duangrat’s Oriental Food Mart. A small takeout counter in the back of a grocery store that shares a kitchen with the neighboring Rabieng Thai Restaurant (and not the similarly named Duangrat’s Thai Restaurant), the Duangrat’s takeout offers home-style Thai cooking that’s actually meant for ethnic Thai, so there is no watering down of flavor or heat. There’s nowhere to sit, but don’t be afraid to pig out on the hood of your car. It’s some of the best Thai food in the area done more quickly and affordably than most, so some sacrifices are understandable. Plus, when you’re done, you can stock up on basically any kind of Asian ingredient you can think of in the store.

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Duangrat's Oriental Food Mart

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Even deeper into the suburban ethnic enclave of Falls Church, you’ll find Duangrat’s Oriental Food Mart. A small takeout counter in the back of a grocery store that shares a kitchen with the neighboring Rabieng Thai Restaurant (and not the similarly named Duangrat’s Thai Restaurant), the Duangrat’s takeout offers home-style Thai cooking that’s actually meant for ethnic Thai, so there is no watering down of flavor or heat. There’s nowhere to sit, but don’t be afraid to pig out on the hood of your car. It’s some of the best Thai food in the area done more quickly and affordably than most, so some sacrifices are understandable. Plus, when you’re done, you can stock up on basically any kind of Asian ingredient you can think of in the store.