The greenest flag for Thai food you know is good is all in the name. Strange use of casual language with vaguely relevant words (see: Luv2Eat). Menus that lead with anglicized Thai dish names and always a section for signature specialties that with at least a couple regional dishes that offer clues to the family behind the restaurant. Oh, and durian on the menu – even if you shy away, you know it’s a good sign. Noods n Chill is a family-run venture. First opened out of a backyard in Elmhurst in 2013 by a mother and two daughters, they opened a few different restaurants around Brooklyn. They shuttered the other locations during the pandemic, but Noods n Chill continues to thrive on a pretty quiet block of Williamsburg, a short but safe distance from the chaos on Bedford.
The tiny shop feels bright and homey. The inside of the restaurant barely has room to squeeze in some counter seating, but it’s thankfully supplemented by some enclosed outdoor tables that gives family friend patio with a dash of street food. The menu is concise but covers a decent amount of ground. There are the classic noodle dishes, and some street food and appetizers that feel like the homestyle food your friend’s mom would make when you show up unannounced after school. Noods n Chill is a neighborhood gem, an excellent take out option and never disappoints when you want a quick, unfussy meal that satisfies all the cravings.
Go here for: a casual lunch or dinner, also great for take out
Order this: khao soy, kha moo, duck panang
Amount of time to spend: 30 minutes in and out is doable, for sure under an hour
When to come: honestly whenever, but if you’re dining there maybe not on too cold a day since they mostly have (covered) outdoor seating
Getting here: take the JMZ to Marcy Ave and walk up Broadway and then over Driggs (about an 8 min walk), or it’s about a 10 minute walk down Driggs from the Bedford L
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Last visited: April 2022
Last updated: July 2022