Dil-e Punjab Deli
At Dil-e Punjab Deli, a tiny Indian counter-service spot in Chelsea, your options are presented on a steam table with six metal trays. For about $10, you can get three items scooped into a box, or you can go for a smaller order for around $6. All of the food here is vegetarian and mostly vegan, and, while the dishes rotate daily, you can expect things like creamy daal, mildly sweet aloo gobi, and rich, moss green sarson ka saag that pairs perfectly with rice and roti. This place is mostly for takeout, but if you want to eat in, you can stand at a little counter under shelves stacked with dried lentils, cans of beans, and various snacks.