The best part about Thai food isn’t the peanut sauce, it’s that most of the menu is naturally gluten-free! Ayara Thai, located near LAX in Westchester, makes gluten-free dining feel easy! Especially because they offer convenient dine in and take out…
Prior to dining at Ayara Thai Cuisine, I had never been much of a Thai food person. However, I can honestly say that I’ve been craving Ayara’s Pad Thai all week! Ayara offers many gluten-free items and it doesn’t feel like there are many limitations on the menu. Their noodles, curry, soups, wok, and rice dishes are almost all gluten-free! The key at Ayara is to make sure there are no fried items, meatballs, or soy sauce included in your dishes. The reason Thai food is naturally gluten-free is due to the use of fish sauce rather than soy sauce in most dishes. Even with these tips as a guide, I still recommend confirming that everything is GF with your server. Have no fear, the staff at Ayara is very understanding and accommodating to diners with gluten-allergies and other dietary restrictions.
My favorite dish was by far The Original Pad Thai! SO DELICIOUS! The portion size was enough for at least two meals, and it is the perfect dish to split with a fellow diner, or you can take home your leftovers for later! I also recommend the Chicken Sate to start. The curry based peanut sauce is SO tasty. Other naturally gluten-free appetizers that you might not expect to be GF are the Veggie and Spring Rolls. If you are in the mood for a salad, I suggest the Papaya Pok Pok. It looks like a work of art and tastes even better than it looks! FYI- All of the salads on the menu are gluten-free!
Ayara has great lunch specials for $10 that include a main dish, appetizer, rice, and house salad, and it is the perfect, affordable and filling lunch next time you are in the area or headed to the airport! I am very eager to go back and I will definitely be ordering Ayara Thai take out for my next movie night with my roommates!