Having moved to Lake County after spending several years in the ethnically diverse southern suburbs, we were privvy to some very authentic and delicious Thai cuisine. Thai food has become a favorite for my family. So much so that we bought a cookbook about Thai food and have enjoyed playing with the unique flavors, but sometimes difficult to find ingredients.
We have yet to sample all of Lake county’s Thai cuisine, but thanks to input from our Litttle Lake County readers (You!) and other locals, we have comprised a list of your favorites, and I am now hungry and eager to sample more for myself.
Best Thai Food in Lake County
701 N. Milwaukee Ave., #284, Vernon Hills | (847) 918-8858
This restaurant in the busy Rivertree Court shopping center in Vernon Hills received a number of votes for best Thai food in the area from our loyal follwers. Reader Betsy says that they will do almost anything gluten-free. I recently visited with my two kids after our trip to The Marriott Lincolnshire to see The Velveteen Rabbit. It was seriously so, so good.
5324 Grand Ave., Gurnee | (847) 244-2409
Having received another series of “thumbs-up” from friends and followers, this restaurant is just across the street from Six Flags Great America, has fun decor and a wide selection of authentic dishes to choose from.
1144 E. Washington St., Grayslake | (847) 231-6442
This restaurant received many reader votes. It is run by a sweet lady from Thailand and has great lunch specials for $8.95.
Thai Noodles Cafe
318 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville | (847) 362-3494
Little Lake County reader Georgia recommended this gem.
226 Peterson Rd., Libertyville | (847) 816-3999
Recommended by Little Lake County reader Gwen, this restaurant offer’s traditional Thai food in a comfortable atmosphere. Be sure to bring cash, as this restaurant does not accept any other form of payment.
508 Orchard St., Antioch | (847) 838-5866
While it serves great Thai food, it also offers a selection of sushi and Chinese dishes. Online ordering is available. Sandra from Antioch recommends the “yummy pad thai.”
Worth the trip:
Green Pea Pod
1225 N. Green Street, McHenry | (815) 578-9999
While out of the borders of Lake County, many readers said that they would easily travel to visit this spot. According to Little Lake County Reader Leslie, it is her favorite Thai food anywhere.
Do you love Thai food and have a local favorite? We would love your input!