Savory and spicy Thai fusion linguine pasta with broccoli, carrot, chili pepper, tofu and basil, also known as drunken linguine.

Authentic Thai food that just happens to be plant-based

In 1988 May started with just a street cart in Bangkok creating dishes that would eventually become part of our complete menu which we still offer today. 30+ years and many iterations later, May Kaidee arrived in NYC to bring our taste to an even greater audience.

We specialize in Thai vegan food inspired by traditional dishes from Thailand's various provinces.

Glass Noodle Salad, made of mung bean noodles soaked in water then steamed and cooled, slices of red bell pepper, toasted rice powder and chopped mint leaves served on large lettuce leaves in a white ceramic bowl.
Mango Rolls, made with shredded carrot, red cabbage, cucumber and mango slices in a rice wrapper cut into small bite sized pieces.
Veg Bowl, a combination of raw and steamed vegetables, carrot, cauliflower, red cabbage, avocado with tangy dressing and a slice of lime.

Our menu includes salads, curries, noodles dishes all based on traditional Thai recipes from different provinces including Isaan (North-East Thailand), Central Thailand and Southern Thailand.

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday: 5pm - 11pm
Saturday and Sunday: 5pm - 11pm

Located at 215 East Broadway in Manhattan

Call us at 917 443 7885

RECENT NEWS: We're happy to announce that after two years we have reopened our Thailand locations. Our Bangkok restaurants and cooking school and Chiang Mai restaurant and cooking school are open once again. Our cooking classes are now being taught in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and NYC!

Outdoor seating with flower box planters at May Kaidee East Broadway in NYC

Indoor and Outdoor Seating

We offer indoor seating in two dining rooms and a private dining room that seats up to 6 people. We can accommodate group bookings up to 25 people in our main dining room. Our outdoor seating includes two private covered spaces as well as open air tables.

Our outdoor covered space can accommodate groups up to 14 people and our open air table area can accommodate groups up to 8 people.

Mango Salad, made of shredded young mango, shredded carrot, cubed tomato, chopped green bean, fresh lime and chopped chili in a tangy spicy dressing.

Authentic Thai Dishes

We source the ingredients used in our dishes daily for maximum freshness. In Thailand food is normally made with ingredients that have arrived directly from farms that same day. In order to come as close as possible to the experience of Thai food as it's made in Thailand, we start by seeking out and handpicking ingredients everyday that are as fresh as possible.

Whether easy to find produce such as lettuce, tomotoes and cabbage, or more difficult to source ingredients such as galangal, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, fingerroot (Chinese ginger) or Thai basil, we make an effort to find the best individual ingredients available each day.

Turmeric Rice, served as a decorative cylindrical shape topped with tofu slices, thin carrot and cabbage slices, avocado slices and sprinkles of dried seaweed with a tofu cream sauce.

Fusion Thai Dishes

We also offer a selection of fusion Thai inspired dishes as a unique extension to our original menu which originated in Bangkok, Thailand. Combining traditional ingredients with complementary, sometimes unlikely counterparts, completes the circle of traditional Thai cuisine from the past few centuries which itself began as a fusion cusine reinventing dishes and techniques from China primarily and later India, and even later with ingredients as far away as North America – most notably the chili pepper which originated in Mexico.

Booster Bowl, a medley of vegetables, fruit and spices including avocado, cucumber, cilantro, broccoli, mango, cashew nuts and bean sprouts, sprinkled with turmeric, black pepper and minced garlic.

Immune Boosting Bowls

Try our healthy bowl consisting of a layer of brown-red rice with several layers of fresh ingredients high in antioxidants topped with a ginger-carrot dressing.

Coconut Custard, a popular Thai dessert served in decorative blue cermic dessert cups.

Restaurant Safety

The safety of our customers and team is most important to us and we take several daily steps to ensure that your experience is as safe as possible.

Khao Soi, a northern Thai noodle dish with spices, vegetables and yellow noodles served in a white ceramic bowl with wooden chopsticks.

Our Cookbook

Our third edition cookbook contains several original dishes from our original Bangkok menu. Great for gifts. Suitable for both beginning and experienced cooks. Available for delivery worldwide.

The cookbook includes more numerous recipes including salads, soups, curries, stir fry dishes and desserts. Spring Rolls, Papaya Salad, Pad Thai, Massaman Curry, Green Curry are just some of the dishes outlined in the easy to follow instruction.

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