Good charcuterie in a cozy, industrial vibe.
The buzz: Chef Radek Zarębiński—formerly of Gaggan and now owner of Sukhumvit Soi 12’s LA Mexican food truck space Cholos and The Commons Thonglor—and chef Adrian Klonowski, previously of Gaa, have joined forces to open Larder, serving all-day sandwiches and coffee in an industrial vibe right in the heart of Phrom Phong.
The vibe: A large open kitchen with only the cashier separating customers and the team at work, random plants in their own store-bought black plastic pots, bare concrete and random pink and green details here and there, Larder offers simplicity with fine detail, a facet that reflects in their food. You can expect unpretentiously simple fare in a casual vibe.
The food: During the lockdown, Chef Zarębiński began making his own charcuterie, Rad Meats, with the hopes of making it easier to find quality sausages and all-natural, additive-free cured meats online; now you can try it here. Since almost 100% of everything is made in-house, the prices here are customer-friendly. A slice of sourdough will only set you back for B20. Try that with chef Klonowski’s grandma’s recipe of the Pasztet (Polish style baked pete, B140). Their sandwiches start at only B250 and you get things like sourdough with Polish ham, pickled cucumber, mayo and red onion. The cold brew here is light and chocolatey, served with a piece of dried prune (B130). There are also eight different kinds of cold press juice (B140/small, B180/large).
Why we’d come back: While there are many cafes all over Bangkok to find solid cold cuts in the middle of Phrom Phong is not something that would come by easily in this city. Plus the casual vibe and comfortable seats mean you can just sit there all afternoon and work. In November, they are planning to open for dinner on Friday to Sunday from 6-10pm (reservation only) with 10 natural wines by the glass—a treat considering natural wines are usually only sold by the bottle everywhere. By Choltanutkun Tun-atiruj