Red Curry Vegan Kitchen is a real treat for Flagstaff vegans and vegetarians. Although the decor is nothing to get excited over,the extensive vegan and gluten-free menu is pretty exciting. At Red Curry, there are plenty of unique dishes for everyone.
On Red Curry's 100% vegan menu, you will find an assortment of entrees, appetizers, and side dishes. Here you can actually enjoy a full meal without sacrificing the appetizers or desserts, which for vegans are typically off limits on most traditional restaurant menus.
Everything is moderately priced so you can easily test out multiple items. I recommend ordering a few appetizers to split amongst your party. The most delicious option on the menu are the Toyko Rolls, a gluten-free Nori roll filled with Quinoa, Vegenaise, brown rice, sunflower sprouts, avocado, cucumbers, carrots, and served with a GF soy ginger ponzu sauce.
Other choices include fried veggie rolls, kale chips, crispy tofu, and samosa wontons.
A variety of full sized veggie salads, soups (try the seaweed or coconut), curry dishes, and rice dishes round out the menu.
The veggie fried rice served with tofu or red beans is a simple, yet satisfying meal. You can choose your spice level from mild-hot. As someone who prefers just a hint of spice, that is a nice touch.
The Pad Se Lew is a wonderful dish consisting of stir fried flat rice noodles with veggies, tofu, and a sweet black soy sauce. Not as good as the fried rice, but still a decent choice.
Each dish comes with a small salad, veggie roll, and samosa. If you are dining gluten-free, the wonton and veggie roll will be replaced with kale chips. This is unfortunate as the Kale Chips and salad were both only mediocre.
A small selection of desserts, including a few gluten-free options are also available.
Almost everything on the menu is gluten-free with the exception of a few appetizers (samosa, egg rolls).
A few of the drink options include hot and iced green tea, thai tea, homemade lemonade, and coconut water. In addition, the restaurant is also BYOB.
The waitress wasn't particularly friendly, however, she was pretty knowledgeable about gluten-free menu items. She was also able to quickly recommend substitutions for gluten containing appetizers included with our dishes.
The major downside to Red Curry is the cramped dining space and non existent decor. The restaurant is completely smashed together with a few tiny tables. The staff can't keep up with cleaning the tables in time for new customers to sit down, giving the place an overall dirty atmosphere. There really is no interesting decor here, rather it's more of a you just come just for the food place, not a real restaurant experience.
If you are a vegan who loves Thai food, you can't go wrong at Red Curry Vegan Kitchen. If you can overlook the horrible decor, cramped seating, and less than stellar service, you will enjoy a full menu of vegan possibilities.