Pad thai is usually gluten-free, but not always. Rather than order out, try our tasty recipe for Pad Thai with Peanut Sauce! Appetizing and full of flavor, Thai food is unique among the cuisines of Southeast Asia. Much of it is naturally gluten free. By the way, the majority of Thai people don’t use chopsticks. Following a 19th century royal decree from a monarch, they employ forks and spoons instead.