:: 174A Hutt St, Adelaide
When a friend suggested we hit up Social Street for dinner there was a bit of confusion that went with it. I thought it was a bar (“but I need fooooood”), another friend thought that street food meant we had to eat our meals out on the street (“but it’s the middle of winter and freezing!”), and even when I told my Dad where we were headed, he thought perhaps Peel Street had been nicknamed to “Social Street” due to all the socialising that takes place there.
So let me clear it up for you.
Social Street is an intimate little hole-in-the-wall style restaurant that serves some of the most delicious Thai food I’ve eaten in a long time, using the “street food” vibe as inspiration. The restaurant is the definition of good vibes, with a bright yellow door out the front and funky artwork and fairy lights lining the interior, and some of the most lovely and enthusiastic wait staff that I’ve come across.
The space itself is quite narrow and not very big, and it’s always busy (I definitely recommend booking, especially if there are more than 2 of you ready to feast). Considering it was super chilly outside, we were grateful for the cosy atmosphere. For those of you that like a little more breathing room there is also the option to eat outside.
Now for the food, glorious food — it was DELICIOUS. Two of us got the special Sarawak Laksa, and it was one of the heartiest, biggest, warmest bowls of goodness ever. Being a Sarawak Laksa there was a twist in the flavour from your traditional laksa — but in the best way possible. Another friend got the Green Curry which was also incredible (if you go out to eat with me, be warned that I will try every dish on the table). We’ve also already made plans to go back and try every single entree dish and eventually everything else on the menu too.
Image Credit :: Meaghan Cole Photography
One of the quirks of Social Street is their spice-rating, starting at no chilli and mild and ending at… Freakin’ Hot!
Do yourself a favour and make sure to hit up Social Street for one of the best Thai Street Food experiences — in a sit down restaurant! x
PS :: They’ve also just opened up S2 on Flinders and if it’s anything like Social Street on Hutt then you’re in for a treat!