Drawing diners to Downtown LA’s newest food destination, Santee Passage, is this unassuming takeout window featuring Bangkok street food and Central Thai dishes that’s owned and operated by partners and chefs Wedchayan “Deau” Arpapornnopparat and Tongkamal “Joy” Yuon. In a city teeming with Thai options, Holy Basil’s Pad Thai and Tom Yuk Soup stand out as the best and brightest. The Gra Pow tosses wok-fried eggplant with kalabasa squash, Thai basil, scallions, bird's eye chili, and garlic, served over rice and topped with a farmers market fried egg, to deliver a flavorful, texture-rich dish that hits all the right notes of spicy, savory, and succulent. Joy’s Thai tea is the perfect option for washing it all down, though the pair also started a handcrafted canned beverage line with additional flavors like Hibiscus Agave Meyer-nade and Thyme Orange Chrysanthemum Tea.
How to order: Takeout via Toast and delivery via Doordash.
This walk-up window that specializes in Bangkok street foods is offering a non-traditional Thanksgiving feast for six that’s only available for pre-order pickup—so plan accordingly. The menu is packed with protein, including Holy Basil’s Gra Pow sausage and marinated whole Jidori chicken, a crispy slab of pork belly, and grilled whole branzino, with pickled vegetables, garlic white rice, cucumber salad, and tomato and corn salad as sides. You can also add on a six-pack of Joy’s Thai tea for $20 or $23 for the Oatly option.
Takeout details: $244 for six people; pre-order by November 22
How to order: via Toast.