What do you do when you want to enjoy a nice dinner at home without going through the messy ritual of cooking? Order in, of course! With services like Uber Eats and Postmates along with delivery classics like pizza and Chinese, you have a lot of different dining options to choose from. But there is one style of food that will always have a special place in the hearts of take-out enthusiasts. Thai Food.
Thai food offers fantastically fresh yet blended flavors in a variety of soups, noodle dishes, curries, and stir-fries that are absolutely perfect for take-out. The hearty dishes Thai restaurants offer hold up well under transport, which means that with just a quick phone call and a 30 to 40-minute wait, your dining room can host truly wonderful Thai food without you ever having to dirty a pan. Thai delivery is one of those magical dining options that can work just as well for a date night as it does for a pajama bound lounge day.
Below are the 3 absolute best Thai delivery options in Tampa – just make sure you have your order ready when you call!
Palm Thai is located pretty far north, so if you live in Tampa Palms or New Tampa this is the best option for you. They serve delicious, authentically prepared Thai cuisine, and maintain an astounding 4.9-star rating on Google. That alone pretty much guarantees you are going to have an incredible meal. Every reviewer insists that the food is freshly and thoughtfully made – even impressing seasoned Thai food diners. One effusive reviewer shared is love for the staff at this restaurant, stating that the restaurant is “Family owned and operated and provides beautiful service. This is the joy of local people serving their community. Cannot express how much I suggest this wonderful place.”
The menu offers standard Thai Delivery favorites like Pad Thai and Pad See Ew, but there are some more creative dishes on the menu as well. For example, the Shrimp Bikini isn’t something you will find every day. The appetizer consists of marinated shrimp wrapped in spring roll skin and served with a plum sauce. If you are looking for a unique entrée, try the Pad Ka Prao Moo Sub. According to the menu, it is a “popular street food dish Thai style of stir-fried minced pork with fresh chili & Thai basil served with a fried egg over steamed jasmine rice”. (source). This place proves that you can’t go wrong with family-run Thai delivery!
If you are looking for delivery that’s a little further south, you cannot go wrong with Lemongrass Thai Kitchen. This adorable little Thai restaurant is tucked away into a small building on Kennedy Boulevard. They have been serving Tampa Bay since 2006, and are open 7 days a week! They are clearly passionate about the food they prepare for their community. In fact, their website lists a philosophy!
“The Lemon Grass Family loves sharing the most delicious and flavorful dishes from all over Thailand. By using the freshest of vegetables, quality ingredients imported from Thailand, and fragrant Thai jasmine rice, we can offer the taste that our customers enjoy and that makes our family proud to serve. Our goal is to provide a clean, friendly, and comfortable atmosphere. We want you to feel as welcome as if you were in your own home. We offer a fast and efficient takeout service, a weekday lunch buffet and quick lunch offerings, and fine dining experience as well as affordable catering services.” (source).
When someone pours that much love into their food, it is hard to go wrong.
Just like Palm Thai, Lemongrass features Thai Delivery Favorites, but their Chef Specials list is where they really shine. Next time, skip the Green Curry and opt for a Whole Red Snapper. This fish is deep fried until crispy and is served with a choice of sauté or curry sauce. You can also opt for the more traditional Pla Rad Prik (chili sauce). If fish isn’t your thing, then consider the Crispy Duck. The roasted & crispy fried half of boneless duck is served with your choice or sauté or curry sauce, and it comes with basil sauce or Panang curry. Ordering something special from Lemongrass is a great way to impress someone special in your life, without having to act the chef yourself!
If you have ever wanted to enjoy some curry and some sushi in one meal without ever leaving your home, then order from Jasmine Thai & Sushi. This Westshore restaurant is charming for eating in or ordering out, with their menu offering a decadent variety of Thai favorites and sushi rolls. The focus on food presentation, often serving their dishes with beautiful and delicate edible flowers. This place is elegant, but lowkey, and is a fantastic option for anyone looking for some gourmet delivery. One reviewer beautifully described what makes this restaurant special, stating that “Thai cuisine should reach a perfect harmony in taste and aroma, and Jasmine Thai exceeds this expectation. The menu offers a wide variety of traditional Thai cuisine, cooked with only the freshest spices and herbs, many of which are imported. They strive to make all of their dishes perfect, right down to the precise details like the fresh orchids that come with every entrée, or the jasmine rice that is molded into the shape of a heart. It is this attention to detail that makes the restaurant so special.” (source).
Their menu is robust and delicious. The Volcano Shrimp dish features a bed fo steam mixed vegetables topped with grilled jumbo shrimp and lava sauce, or you could enjoy the Green Papaya Salad that is served with roasted peanuts, tomatoes, long beans, and a chili lime dressing. Their sushi menu has great options as well, particularly the Florida Roll, which is comprised of tuna, salmon, avocado, cream cheese, and smelt roe. Another great option is the Mango Tango roll, which features tempura fried snapper, cucumber, scallion, smelt roe, mayo, and a mango topping. (source).
No matter where you live in Tampa, fantastic Thai Delivery is never more than a phone call away. So throw on some PJs, check out the menus listed above, and enjoy your night in!