Temple in Luang Prabang, Laos

Where can I find genuine Lao food in Elgin, IL?

Elgin’s Lao Restaurants

Among many other things, Elgin is known for its sizeable Lao community. Since 1967, in fact, Elgin has been the sister city to Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Having this population here in Elgin brings a delightful dose of cultural diversity to the (literal and figurative) table.

Today, we’re focusing primarily on the literal aspect of that statement. What are some delicious Laotian restaurants in the Elgin area?

Why not pick up your fresh Lao food in a new Volkswagen?

We’ve compiled a few of our favorite local Elgin restaurants right here. Click each button to learn more!