Indian Delicacies Downtown

Indian Delicacies Downtown

With the Where® IN New York offices located in the Flatiron District, I am in a prime location when it comes to dining destinations. Sure, the relatively sleepy area has its share of worthwhile restaurants, but the neighborhood is in close proximity to several foodie-focused parts of town, including Murray Hill—commonly called “Curry Hill” because of its large concentration of Indian restaurants.

Just a short walk from the Flatiron District, I’ve ordered weekday lunch from several of the eateries in Curry Hill, which offer everything from vegetarian delights to spicy stews and more. Desi Galli, my favorite spot for Indian street food, recently branched out from its Curry Hill home.

The restaurant just opened a second location in the East Village. Now folks downtown can enjoy the eatery’s mouthwatering morsels—from Indian burritos (with gluten-free options) to biryani, chicken tikka masala and more—five days a week. One delicacy that you’ll only find at the East Village locale is Desi Poutine. Inspired by restaurant co-owner PriaVanda Chouhan’s upbringing in Montreal and her Indian heritage, the new dish includes fries, tikka masala gravy and grated paneer.

Although I can get plenty of Desi Galli’s flavorful cuisine nearby, I definitely plan to make the trip downtown to get my poutine fix. The East Village location is open Sun thru Wed. from noon to 11 p.m. and Thurs. and Sat. from noon to 3 a.m. For details, click here.


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