No Fooling, Thai Teak's Vegan Joint Finally Ready to Open in Santa Monica

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Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

This must have been some sort of a record for the longest launch attempt in L.A. history. Thai Teak, Main Street Santa Monica's Thai furniture store, has been attempting to open a vegan restaurant within its boutique for over two years now. The plan has finally passed all inspections and we actually have an actual physical copy of the menu in our hands. Thai Vegan, the take-out-only wing that will cater to the Westside's meat-free Thai lovers, replaces meat with tofu and options of soy chicken, shrimp, and beef in just about every dish, while owners insist they use nothing but fresh veggies and veggie and soy oil for a healthy 26 dishes all priced at seven dollars or less. The opening should be in about a week, owners say. Check out the full menu below and cross your fingers that this time it's not just wishful thinking at work.

Thai Vegan, 2400 Main St. Santa Monica. 310-581-4255.

Appetizers

Tofu Satay $5
Fresh Vegetable Roll with Tofu $5
Tofu Vegetable Wrap $5
Thai Spicy Wrap $5
Papaya Salad $6
Green Salad $5

Soup

Tom Kha Tofu Vegetable $5
Tom Yum Tofu Vegetable $5
Bean Thread Tofu Vegetable $5

Noodle

Pad Thai Tofu Vegetablle $7
Soy Sauce Noodle Tofu $7
Spicy Mint Noodle Tofu $7
Chow Mein Tofu Vegetable $7
Thai Spaghetti Tofu $7

Curry

Tofu Yellow Curry $5
Green Tofu Vegetable Curry $5
Panaeng Tofu Curry $5
Mussamun Tofu Curry $5
Pineapple Tofu Curry $5

Fried Rice

Vegetable Tofu Fried Rice $7
Pineapple Tofu Fried Rice $7
Spicy Vegetab;e & Tofu Fried Rice $7

Side Order

Baked Tofu $3
Steamed Vegetable $3
Steamed Brown Rice $2
Steamed White Rice $1

Drink

Thai Ice Tea $2
Thai Ice Coffee $2
Fresh Young Coconut $3