April 11, 2018
"Best Asian Food/Takeout:
It makes perfect sense that Rachawadee Thai Cafe would win in both of these categories.
This tiny, off-the-beaten-path Mount Vernon stalwart cranks out not just the best Thai food in the Skagit Valley, but the best Thai food its many devotees have ever had—by a very long shot. Whether you show up for lunch or dinner, be prepared to wait in line, and with a very limited amount of counter seating, ordering your soups, curry and noodle dishes for takeout is often the only option. But don’t let any of that deter you—the only thing as good as the food is watching the floor show as Rachawadee’s experienced cooks work their exotic magic with seemingly pedestrian ingredients. The restaurant wins every year because it is, simply, the best."
May 7, 2010
A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY
In what land is West Division Street a couple of blocks from the south end of First Street in Mount Vernon; and in what land does the Naung Mai Thai Kitchen have seven seats? Come on. First off, yeah, the letter writer could have bothered to look it up, but the Rachawadee Cafe on Gates Street, downtown Mount Vernon is an old lunch counter, with perhaps as many as eight stools. It is also some of the best Thai food to be found in these two counties. The gals there know what they’re doing!
—Betsy Delph, Blaine
July 30, 2009
On the way home from the hospital in Everett, Jake and I stopped in Mount Vernon for dinner at the cutest little Thai restaurant. The tiny place is in an old kitchen counter and literally consists of 10 ten stools for guests to sit at. Jake eats here about once a week for lunch and always talks about how delicious the food is. For $9, I ordered the Cashew Nut with vegetables and brown rice and had enough for dinner and lunch leftovers. This place is so freaking cute with the nicest ladies working there and cooking yummy food right in front of you. It is a must for anyone living in Skagit County but also worth a stop if you are ever driving up North to B-ham or down South to Seattle.
Rachawadee Thai Cafe410 W Gates St.
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 (360) 336-6699
Dine in. Take Out. Catering.