Everyone on the UPW loves Thai Market, an immersive and buzzing Thai restaurant known for Friday night dinner or takeout. With specials like Kow Pad Poo (crab fried rice), Tom Yum Goong (hot and sour shrimp soup), and favorites like Pad Thai, the food has been vetted as reminiscent of a grandmother’s kitchen in Thailand. A wall emblazoned with photography evokes an emotional experience while the industrial chic setup reminds you of the power in transcontinental connection. For those who want to skip the scene and go straight to cuisine, it is a community gem for ordering out. For its surrounding Upper West neighborhood, Thai Market is a fresh idea with even fresher food for a good price.