Best of Boston

2013 Best Thai Restaurant

Thai North

The best way to order at this tiny Brighton eatery is off the handwritten chalkboard in the back, which showcases northern Thai specialties such as Chiang Mai curried noodles and fiery nam phrik num (a spicy pepper dip surrounded by vegetables and pork cracklings).

433 Faneuil St., Brighton, 617-254-2025,