Thai food continues to be a growing popular trend in Denver. Whether you are in love with the amazing range of spice that can be evoked from the thai chilies, or the sweet exotic and fresh flavors of tamarind and lemongrass, it is hard to find a person that does not already have a favorite Thai dish. Thai food in Denver is incredibly versatile and can be consumed no matter what kind of diet restrictions a diner may currently be on. There are a lot of different types of dishes to choose from, so if curry isn’t your particular cup of tea, or if you are a vegetarian or vegan, there are still going to be delicious options available to you.
If gluten is your particular enemy, then you will delighted to know that many of the noodles in Thai dishes are already gluten free. Some restaurants, such as Aloy Modern Thai, have even taken an extra step and coded all of their menus so that each item is marked with a G for gluten free. Many of their other dishes can also be modified upon request in order to make them gluten free. If you are searching for a gluten free dish but noodles are not your favorite, then you can also sub in white or brown rice instead.
More and more people are opting for vegetarian or vegan eating regimes, which can detour many from eating asian food since many of them are meat or dairy heavy. Thai dishes come with many of the standard protein options such as chicken, beef, or shrimp, but some places such as Aloy Modern Thai also offer tofu as a protein choice as well. Dairy free eaters will also be pleased to see that most Thai dishes need absolutely no modification in order to fit into their diet. Most curries are already vegan friendly, and again many menus are marked to show which items are vegan friendly and which are not.
Another health focus that is coming even more into the spotlight is not about which ingredients are excluded from an item, but instead it focuses on where a restaurant is sourcing their ingredients from. Communities are putting more emphasis on sustainable business practices and are choosing to support businesses that make the extra effort to find and purchase ingredients that are grown locally. This farm to table philosophy creates a mutually beneficial environment: the restaurant supports the community and the community in turn will support the restaurant. Since Thai food is naturally made from fresh and healthy ingredients, they are a great option to take part in the farm to table movement. Aloy Modern Thai is just one of many local businesses that are making the commitment to supporting their local farmers by purchasing directly from them.
No matter what your particular eating habits or restrictions are, there is no doubt that you will find your new favorite dish at your local thai food restaurant. Give them a try today and see what you’ve been missing.