The small restaurant located in a strip mall has quickly gained a cult-like following. Sure, it may not have a bathroom. Or a liquor license. But once guests can look past those quirks, they’ll be able to feast on some of the best Thai food in the city.
There are a few things you should know before visiting Cake Thai Kitchen. First and foremost: Prepare to give up any notion of personal space upon entering. The cozy, always-packed, Mediterranean-skewing West Loop restaurant offers communal seating and shared plates (fear not, you don’t have to share with your neighbors).
Whether it’s your first visit or your 15th, you must order menu mainstays chorizo-stuffed medjool dates and the “deluxe” focaccia with taleggio cheese, airy ricotta, truffle oil and fresh herbs. And Pizza!