Thai lovers in Queen Anne only have to venture as far as Nickerson St. to be in cuisine heaven. The short strip from SPU to the Fremont Bridge is now home to – count them – one, two, three Thai food spots!
Those who work, study and play on the north side of the hill have probably been to – or at least noticed – Kaosamai, the Thai food truck that hangs out at the Shell mini mart at 3 West Nickerson from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every weekday.
They’ve been the Nickerson old-timer for a while now, and were recently joined by Thai Fusion, which opened at 15 Nickerson St. on October 23. I’ve been to both (I feel now is the time to tell you Thai is one of my all time favorite cuisines), and they’re both great. Kaosamai is affordable and delicious, especially if you’re on the go. Thai Fusion is a fancier spot to enjoy – as the name says – great fusion by candlelight.
And now there’s a new Thai rookie on the block, 1-2-3 Thai, which opened this last Saturday, November 28 at 101 Nickerson St., right next to Tully’s. I haven’t had a chance to try them out yet, but one reader is already a huge fan – she and her husband have been to the family’s two other locations in Port Townsend and Oak Harbor and can’t get enough. K. Kennell wrote,
I am vegetarian and they’ve always had plentiful selections of non meat dishes…I would recommend anyone try it…I am hungry just thinking about it.
K. Kennell also snapped a few pictures of the inside, which can be seen here.
So now Nickerson has gone from mobile Thai, to Thai heaven. Whether or not all three will be able to sustain themselves alongside the competition is another question.