By Blaine Howerton
Cafe De Bankok | Fort Collins
Find yourself warming up from the inside with Cafe De Bangkok’s wide variety of Asian dishes. The tasty Pad Thai is sure to please, but the selection of Thai Curries is even better. This Fort Collins staple in Campus West. The restaurant is usually packed full on Fridays and Saturdays, so it’s a wonderful take out option on a chilly fall night.
Mobile Pho | Fort Collins Old Town Square
If some Asian soup is your fancy, don’t miss the first-ever mobile Pho in Fort Collins. If you’ve ever had Pho, you know the mix of Vietnamese vegetables and rice noodles fills the belly. But what makes Pho good is the broth, and this outdoor street vendor has it down. They set up every weekend in Old Town Square by the stage. Get there early, though, because when they run out of broth for the day, they close up shop. Watch their Facebook page for when they will be set up. Search for Mobile Pho Fort Collins.
Sala Thai | Windsor
The first time I sat down to lunch at Sala Thai, I was blown away by their coconut rice (served with lunch). Every time I have eaten there, I have been pleased by the choices and the wonderfully fresh and tasty food. The restaurant provides a lovely ambiance and excellent service. The owner’s MOO and VAN have unique, authentic Thai dishes. They don’t use MSG. Visit salathaico.com for the menu.
Sally’s Cafe | South Fort Collins
I have never seen yummy food like this in a gas station until I move to Fort Collins. Sally’s Kitchen (4272 S Timberline) can be hard to reach. They take the phone off the hook when they can’t fill any more orders. But the sometimes hour and a half wait for takeout is worth it. Sally’s has a wide variety of familiar Asian dishes made fresh to order. The Beef and Broccoli and Lo Mein are my everyday favorites, but I love the Drunken Noodles and Pad Thai too. Search Sally’s cafe fort collins.
Papa’s Table | Wellington
Nestled in a quaint old building on Wellington’s Main Street, Papa’s Table is owned and run by two of the most helpful people I have ever met. It’s an Asian restaurant by day and an Italian Restaurant by night. The owners (Italian and Vietnamese) bring a very unique but pleasant variety of food to the small town of Wellington. I have asked at lunchtime what is in the fantastic Pad Thai sauce, but Tom (the Owner) refuses to tell. Papa’s table is well worth the visit and of course, the takeout. Everything at Papa’s Table is made fresh to order. Search Papa’s Table Wellington.