The lush, tropical feeling of sitting in this spot is only matched by the classic (and off-the-beaten path) dishes coming from the kitchen. Juree Trentham has created a tasty escape, with all the salty, spicy, sweet and tangy flavours we love in Thai cuisine.
2055 16 Ave. N.W., 403-264-6477, jureesthaiplace.com
Sure, there’s satay and pad Thai, but what sets this long-standing Thai restaurant apart (besides its surprisingly excellent wine list) is the sheer variety of dishes on the menu, which give us a chance to go beyond standard stir-fries and curries. Start with the appetizer sampler and explore from there.
351 10 Ave. S.W., 403-264-3526, thai-sa-on.com
It may be located off the beaten path, but White Elephant is worth the extra commute. With fresh ingredients flown in every two weeks from Thailand, there is a reason this is one of Calgary’s favourite places to dine.
1808 19 St. N.E., 403-457-1172, whiteelephantcuisinecalgary.com
*Listed in alphabetical order.