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Business Mon Mar 31 2008

Only a Month More to Catch Thai Delicacies

Thai Grocery's Awesome NibblesThai Grocery, a tiny ethnic grocer at Broadway and Argyle, is closing its door at the end of April.

It's been in business since 1974, and the owner figures it's time for retirement back in his home country. So, if you're addicted to their fragrant Thong-Ek (small, flower-shaped sweets made of, egg yolk and coconut milk) or sweet-and-spicy curry puffs, you have only a month to grab it. (You could also get some of their sweets in the refrigerated case of the Thai Pastry, a nearby restaurant, which is where I first found the sweet-and-floral Thong-Ek.) I don't know where else in Chicago to get these authentic Thai sweets that I remember from my childhood in Bangkok, so it's quite sad to see them go.

Meanwhile, I know I'm going to be trying their to-go counter in the back of the store, although this, too, might add to my sadness should the food turn out to be as excellent as I've heard it to be. Thai Grocery is located at 5014 N. Broadway.

 
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anne / April 1, 2008 11:11 AM

Oh no! That makes me so sad! I always go in there to buy a few things on my way home from work.

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