I was lucky enough to skydive all day The Parachute Center in Lodi, California and was starving by the end of the day. I consulted with the local skydivers and they recommended Thai Spices in downtown Lodi. Sounded good to me!
By the look of the outside strip mall-type facade, I thought this would be your typical hole-in-the-wall Thai restaurant with one vegan option. But, lo and behold, was I pleasantly surprised. This turned out to be an awesome restaurant with tons of options! Inside on this Friday night, it was fairly busy, but they were able to seat our party of four right away.
I started with some sake and spring rolls. These rolls had a bit too much lettuce, but also some nicely seasoned tofu, carrots, and vermicelli. With the sauce, it hit the spot.
For my dinner, they brought out this awesome basil tofu dish with musrhooms, onions, peppers, and tofu strips that were seasoned perfectly. The sauces were excellent and the multigrain rice gourmet. I was surprised at how good this was.
The woman who served us was used to skydivers showing up there and acting silly so she was great. And my whole meal with drinks was under $25. Put this place on your list of places you must eat at while in Lodi -- either while wine tasting or skydiving, there's something to please everyone.
2401 West Turner Road # 224
Lodi, CA 95242