PK's cousins Aye and Cherry suggested we check out this street for good foods. It is in the middle of a lot of government buildings, schools and businesses. When you see a cluster of workers like this, you are guaranteed finding a location full of higher quality food vendors, especially for lunch. We strategically arrived right before the lunch rush to scope it out.
Between Ari soi 1 and 2 there is a lot of the standard fare, but the food is fresh and there is more attention to detail.
Aside from buying a bunch of snacks to take home, we settled on this noodle restaurant that has been here for thirty years. I have discovered that longevity is another sign of quality. Noodle shops are everywhere, but these noodles and garnishes on top were made with care.