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Ly Food Market

4440 W. Illinois Ave.
Dallas, TX 75211
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  • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily
  • Lunch, Dinner, Snack Food
  • No Alcohol
  • Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
An Oak Cliff hole-in-the-wall situated behind a potholed strip mall parking lot is the source of some of Dallas’ best Thai food, including superbly fiery drunken noodles that might be among the best, and most basil-packed, in the whole state of Texas. If you’re tired of sweet, samey-tasting pad Thai and mild-mannered curries, the Southammavong’s family recipes are a hugely flavorful, brilliantly balanced antidote. Dishes get served from a small window in the back of the market, but customers order at the cash register in the front grocery section. The family that runs Ly Food Market is Laotian, not Thai, in origin, which means that menu items like larb have an extra spicy-sour kick.

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