10 Women-Owned Restaurants to Support in Austin
While growing up in Thailand, Jam Sanitchat began following her grandmother around the kitchen at five-years-old. That early training served her well—as the chef and co-owner of South Austin’s Thai Fresh, Santichat brings brilliance and fresh flavor to all of the dishes she creates. Not only does she do justice to traditional Thai dishes, like the ever-popular coconut soup Tom Kha Gai, or rice-and-chicken street-food staple Kao Man Kai—but her Kaeng Karee yellow curry, which spins together Thai and Indian flavors with a mild kick, showcases her ability to blend cuisines in a delicious and complex way. Don’t skip on dessert here either—any Austinite worth their weight knows their bakery turns out some of the best sweets and vegan ice creams you can indulge in.