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Toni’s Taste of Thai

Sweet Jesus, there is a Thai truck in Arcata. The City of Eureka would surely never allow such a glorious thing.

Toni’s Taste of Thai is part of the famous Toni’s 24-hour burger joint off the Giuntoli exit.  The truck is parked in the spacious Toni’s parking lot.

Go there for some sweet potato fries with peanut sauce and be happy.

  1. Blackcoffee
    August 12, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Ate there. Loved it!

  2. Decline To State
    August 12, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Well, maybe no Thai food truck in Eureka but we do now have a Mediterranean food trailer in Sport & Cycle’s parking lot on Broadway. Recommended.

    The Thai truck at Toni’s is on my radar and in my future.

  3. Thorstein Veblen
    August 12, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Me too. Bout time we had decent Thai food around here.

  4. Anonymous
    August 12, 2011 at 7:43 am

    We need more Mexican food in Eureka, Fortuna, and Willow Creek.

  5. August 12, 2011 at 7:56 am

    If enough folks ask, maybe we can get them to start offering delivery? I’m sure it would double their business and how cool would it be to have Thai delivery in the greater Arcata area?

    Meanwhile Eureka does now have Annie’s Cambodian Food on 5th. Very different the Thai, but excellent food and also Southeast Asian.

  6. SNaFU
    August 12, 2011 at 8:08 am

    I spotted that from the freeway a few days ago, seems a bit strange to have a porta munchie snack
    shack sharing the same properties next to a wood framed eat-‘um-joint!
    What’s next a Sushi truck?

  7. anoni-pig
    August 12, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I have eaten there three times. Curry was very good, the Pad Thai great. A welcome addition. Anoni-Pig sez “Two Big Thumbs Up!!!!!”

  8. Bolithio
    August 12, 2011 at 8:37 am

    The City of Eureka would surely never allow such a glorious thing.

    Why? Ive seen the Philly cheese steak one, a falafel one, not to mention the 20-30 Mexican ones. Does Eureka not like thai? I dont get it.

  9. Omnomnonimous
    August 12, 2011 at 8:43 am

    I’ll be eating there at the earliest opportunity.

  10. Plain Jane
    August 12, 2011 at 8:44 am

    I’m looking forward to giving that a try. I have been very impressed with Naan of the Above food coach and Japhy’s on “G” for curry, but would love to find a good Thai place. I really miss Smile of Siam.

  11. Anonymous
    August 12, 2011 at 9:07 am

    PJ, spoken like someone who lives in Arcata. Thanks for weighing in on all things Eureka though. I’m sure perched up on the hill, in a all-white and affluent Arcata, you have all kinds of great ideas for how we poor people in Eureka should live.

  12. Plain Jane
    August 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Anonymous 9:07, spoken like a true idiot. I don’t live in Arcata or Eureka and haven’t lived in any town for decades.

  13. August 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Now this is a post to savor! More food fun! But I will defer to Toni’s Chicken Fried Steak and eggs anytime.

  14. Anon
    August 12, 2011 at 9:35 am

    There IS a good Thai restaurant in Eureka, on F Street between 7th and 8th Streets.

  15. Plain Jane
    August 12, 2011 at 9:43 am

    They do have some good dishes, Anon, but everything I’ve tried tastes pretty much like everything else and most of it is too sweet. Asian foods generally appeal to the whole pallet, not just the sweet tooth.

  16. Plain Jane
    August 12, 2011 at 9:44 am

    make that palate, please.

  17. Anonymous
    August 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

    How dare PJ like food from Arcata and tell people what she thinks all the time! People in Eureka are downtrodden, PJ, stop beating them over the head with your fancy high on the hog meals and noble ideas!

  18. August 12, 2011 at 9:56 am

    There IS a good Thai restaurant in Eureka, on F Street between 7th and 8th Streets..

    I believe that’s between 6th and 7th Streets. Across from the Eureka Theater in what used to be Sabrina’s decades ago.

  19. Plain Jane
    August 12, 2011 at 9:59 am

    There have been many restaurants in that same location. Red Baron Pizza, a pasta place (other than Sabrinas), Vietnamese and now Thai to name a few.

  20. Plain Jane
    August 12, 2011 at 10:01 am

    I consider myself a resident of Humboldt County. My mailing address is Eureka but I owe no more loyalty to Eureka than to Miranda. My income comes from people in every town in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties.

  21. SmokeMonster
    August 12, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Most of you need to get out and see more of Humboldt than Eureka/Arcata.

  22. 454
    August 12, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Pho is Vietnamese

  23. 69er
    August 12, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Anon 9:07, 9:48, what’s your beef? If you have something to contribute do it otherwise would you be kind enough to shut the f*** up?

  24. 69er
    August 12, 2011 at 10:47 am

    PJ were you here when that restaurant site across from the Eureka Theater was a Yellow Cab stand with a news stand in the same building?

  25. Kubla
    August 12, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Pho Thien Long in downtown Eureka is a Vietnamese restaurant. However, they do have a limited Thai menu. I’ve tried the chicken curry (they say it’s mild but it’s HOT) and the pad thai. Both are good and neither are sweet.

    Hue on 4th in Eureka features southeast Asian cuisine, including several Thai selections. It’s great.

    Mekong Cafe on 2nd in Old Town claims to be Thai, but the food there is just strange. I ordered pad thai and it was an unusual light red color.

  26. anonopotamus
    August 12, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Man, i’ve been waiting for a thai food truck around here. Gotta grab a to-go container and bike on over there.

  27. anonopotamus
    August 12, 2011 at 11:01 am

    And it would be great to have the same opportunity in Eureka, say at the foot of 14th street.

  28. Anonymous
    August 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    In Japan, food stands offer astounding dishes served on makeshift bars with bar-stools, and lines around the block.

    Their cities are built to live and walk with sidewalks 3-times wider than ours.

    Putting food vendors on Eureka’s streets will only add to our record-high pedestrian and cyclist injury and fatality rates.

  29. Plain Jane
    August 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I was 69er. I’m a 3rd generation Humboldt County native.

  30. Plain Jane
    August 12, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Taste and spiciness are subjective, Kubla. Mekong owner, John, is Laotian, not Thai and his wife, Gina, is an American mutt like most of us.

  31. Anonymous
    August 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    What is a 69er?

  32. Plain Jane
    August 12, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    On the subject of Mekong, if you haven’t tried their shredded green mango with shrimp salad – do yourself a favor. But be warned it is quite spicy so if you don’t like fire in your mouth you might want to ask for it very mild.

  33. Plain Jane
    August 12, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    If you have to ask you’re too young or too innocent to be told 3:08.

  34. Walt
    August 12, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Evidently NOT “born in 1969” or a follower of the 49ers for twenty years. . .

  35. August 12, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    PJ wrote, “There have been many restaurants in that same location (615 F Street).”.

    And just a little trivia in that regard: That was also intended to be the locations of Babetta’s- the same family owning Sabrina’s being the same one that started Babetta’s. They wanted to start their new place in the same building as the old. That was the plan, anyway.

    The deal on the building fell through so they ended up in the old Tom’s Soudough Pizza building in Myrtletown.

  36. Ross Rowley
    August 12, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    “I’m a 3rd generation Humboldt County native.”

    OMG…We could be cousins. (Didn’t you mention you grew up on the road that leads to the Boy Scout camp?) Beware mentioning your Humboldt ancestral lineage to some folks, Jane, you could be quickly and falsely misconstrued as a “good old boy”.

    Leave it to Toni Collenberg to find a niche and fill it. By the way, there is or was a vegetarian sushi truck in Northtown Arcata these past few years. I’m not sure if they are there anymore. They were winners in Security National’s Economic Fuel business plan competition.

    See their story here: http://www.humboldt.edu/meet/ourgrads/bio/agogo.php

  37. Plain Jane
    August 12, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Not dropping any hints, Ross. So far as I know, we aren’t cousins and I didn’t grow up on the road that leads to the boy scout camp, but in the general area and roamed through those woods like a wild child. I would never be accused of being a good ole boy, but don’t deny that my ancestors were.

  38. Ross Rowley
    August 12, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Jane, all of this talk of food wagons makes you long for the L&M Burger stand, now doesn’t it. Ha!

  39. Plain Jane
    August 12, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Um, nope Ross. But I can hardly wait for a good excuse to go to Arcata so I can try Toni’s Thai.

  40. Anonymous
    August 12, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    These days most of the interesting foods are from trucks. Back when, it was the Arcata Burger Bar now buried beneath Plaza Shoe Shop.

  41. Anonymous
    August 12, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Arcata folks always have to put Eureka down to elevate themselves. Get used to it!

    Eureka has Pak, formerly Samraat’s an excellent Punjabi restaurant with a delicious buffet of dal and other curries and many a la carte choices. Eureka has many excellent Mexican restaurants such as the Oaxaca Gill, three Ritas, Chaparita’s to name a few. There is at least one Thai restuarant near the Morris Graves museum and Gabrielle’s, a great Italian restaurant with 20 varieties of wine from Puglia. Don’t get me started.

    I llike Arcata too. .

  42. Everyone's a Critic!
    August 13, 2011 at 6:58 am

    I was very excited to try Toni’s Taste of Thai. I’ve eaten there three times now. The food is fair, not great. Portion sizes vary. The prices are outrageous. I’ve had a bad stomach for days afterward. Fish sauce and egg in the Vegetarian dishes. I’ve heard that if the owner is cooking the portions are larger and prepared better. I may give it one more try.

  43. High Finance
    August 13, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Hate to be a wet blanket here, but the food trucks take business away from the more traditional sit-down restaurants.

    Most restaurants here are barely making it as it is.

  44. August 13, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Under that line of thinking, hifi, we shouldn’t allow any more traditional restaurants to open in the county, either.

    The same argument might, and is being made, against other potential new businesses that might take business from existing businesses.

  45. High Finance
    August 13, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Fred, Fred, Fred. I did not say we shouldn’t allow any more food wagons. Please be more careful in the future.

    I was simply stating a fact. The more individuals patronize the wagons the more of your favorite restaurants will disappear. The wagons are barely serviceable in our mild summer, but you won’t want to go to them during our sixth month rainy season.

  46. Decline To State
    August 13, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I would love to see Arcata follow Portland’s example and corral all the food truck into one (or more) area complete with tables, parking and toilets It becomes a sort of an outdoor food court with all nature of good smells, choices and temptations. It becomes a destination for you and your friends and everyone gets to eat what they like.

  47. Dave Kirby
    August 13, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    I’d be interested to know what ” Vietnamese” restaurants serve. Having dined in a lot of places in Ho Chi Minh City, aka Saigon. The only truly Vietnamese food I consumed was at a wedding banquet. As refrigeration was not available most of the meat or poultry dishes were a little too gamey for western taste. I had some very good French cuisine and some excellent Chinese dishes. Some of the hybrid fast food was good. The wok fried Water Buffalo on a baguette was killer. Having grazed some of the best Mexican joints in So Cal I do miss that food.

  48. Walt
    August 14, 2011 at 6:02 am

    Oh NO! I agree with something Hi-Fi wrote. It IS tough to make it with a food business, even without a proliferation of “roach coaches”. Real restaurants have to comply with tons of regulations (damn good thing, too), pay rent and tons of taxes, provide restrooms, and provide a lot of jobs. Why undercut them by letting coaches come in and get by with less regulation?

  49. Not A Native
    August 14, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Why doesn’t Hi Fi apply the same reasoning when it comes to Home Depot on the Balloon Track?

    Hi Fi thinks he’s being ‘clever’, seeking to divide his detractors by appealing to what he thinks is their simplistic thinking. But what he’s really revealing(once again) is his own hypocricy and extreme ideology. Food trucks add diversity and innovation created by individuals with new ideas and small capital. Sit down restaurants offer a different service. Successful truck operators regularly migrate to running sit down restaurants. And I’d guess the both pay their employees similarly.

  50. High Finance
    August 14, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    You don’t listen very well do you NAN ?

    And no, they don’t pay their employees similarly. Sit down restaurant servers make more in tips than they do in their paycheck from the owners. Wagons have fewer employees and their tips are far, far less.

    Maybe you could listen to Walt’s spot-on post at 6.02am ?

  51. Not A Native
    August 14, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Hi Fi, I read perfectly and see right through your deceptive lies. Like other fast food, trucks have fewer employees per customer than sit down restaurants, and tip jars are ubiquitous. But truck operators need versatile and motivated workers to preserve their quality and customer loyalty much more than fast food, so they pay them better for that reason and because they are building their businesss and value emplyee loyalty.

    And I see your crocodile tears, Hi Fi. Its not workers you care about at all. You applaud the low wages at McDs. In fact you support the McD law, reducing pay way way below a living wage. You’re a bitter, slimy partisan who would destroy the US in pursuit of personal greed and power.

  52. Plain Jane
    August 14, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    HiFi is only concerned about the lower rent for parking lots than buildings. How do you expect him to maintain his superior lifestyle if his tenants have to compete with food coaches?

  53. Not A Native
    August 14, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Right PJ, gotta remember Hi Fi’s motto: Kick ’em when they’re up, kick ’em when they’re down. Hi Fi’s heaven, like Arkley’s, is to be ‘the last man standing’. Everything for me, nothing for anyone else.

  54. High Finance
    August 15, 2011 at 7:47 am

    You two are off your fracking rockers.

  55. Fact Checker
    August 15, 2011 at 10:52 am

    High Finance says:
    August 15, 2011 at 7:47 am

    “You two are off your fracking rockers.”

    Sorry, no facts to check. Just more Hi Hate.

  56. Plain Jane
    August 15, 2011 at 11:33 am

    PJ, you should check out Rose’s blog. Someone is kicking their asses and has them disagreeing with each other. Very entertaining.

  57. Plain Jane
    August 15, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Now PJ is going to kick my ass for using her computer.

  58. Anonymous
    August 17, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Priced pretty high for a take-out truck. Bet the novelty wears off soon.

  59. Happy Customer
    August 18, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    As a vegetarian I love the new addition to, Toni’s 24 Hour Restaurant. Their vegetarian dishes, do not have fish sauce in them, and have egg on request. The food portions are generous, and for the price you get way more than, at least I can finish. Ree, the Head Cook that helps run the Thai Truck, is an authentic Thai Chef. She adds her own style to all the dishes, and her peanut sauce, is to die for. Their speed of service is great, you always get your food in under 10 minutes. I really suggest that you guys should eat her it’s an awesome experience, and great.

  60. Happy Customer
    August 18, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    As a vegetarian I love the new addition to, Toni’s 24 Hour Restaurant. Their vegetarian dishes, do not have fish sauce in them, and have egg on request. The food portions are generous, and for the price you get way more than, at least I can finish. Ree, the Head Cook that helps run the Thai Truck, is an authentic Thai Chef. She adds her own style to all the dishes, and her peanut sauce, is to die for. Their speed of service is great, you always get your food in under 10 minutes. I really suggest that you guys should eat her it’s an awesome experience.

  61. Happy Customer (With Spell Check)
    August 18, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    As a vegetarian I love the new addition to, Toni’s 24 Hour Restaurant. Their vegetarian dishes, do not have fish sauce in them, and have egg on request. The food portions are generous, and for the price you get way more than, at least I can finish. Ree, the Head Cook that helps run the Thai Truck, is an authentic Thai Chef. She adds her own style to all the dishes, and her peanut sauce, is to die for. Their speed of service is great, you always get your food in under 10 minutes. I really suggest that you guys should eat here it’s an awesome experience.

  62. August 18, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Not going to lie, I was a bit surprised to hear that there was a Thai truck coming to Tonis but when I sat down to try it, it was surprisingly good. The menu is what you’d expect and the prices are about the same as what Tonis charges for their food. All in all, it’s a dope little truck thats worth checking out if you are around the area.

  63. Anonomize
    August 22, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Great food: try it out!

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