13. Pata Market

Pata in Little Thailand

Pata Market is perhaps the main Thai grocery store in Elmhurst, offering all sorts of fresh produce, imported snacks, and desserts. The market is filled to the brim with Thai goods, from juices to canned foods to dozens of chips. The market’s interior is bright and somewhat spacious, with white walls and a small display of the market’s logo in black.

The market in Little Thailand offers a small hot food menu consisting of dumplings, steamed buns, roti, pandan waffles, and crepes, as well as a selection of hot and cold beverages including durian. There are also barbecue skewers and mango with sticky rice for more filling options. The center of the market consists of dozens of prepackaged dishes such as curries, salads with fish balls, and basil pork and squid over rice. Desserts range from coconut ice cream to cassava cake to egg custard.