Veeray De Dhaba’s tiffin lunch specials are some of the best deals you can find in the East Village. For $16 (or $18 if you want tandoori), you’ll get a combo of five different dishes including a lamb or chicken entree of the day, vegetable dish of the day, richly spiced dal, fluffy basmati rice, and a side of naan. We’ve tried the creamy butter chicken and spicy lamb curry, and both come with a hearty helping of meat. To the point where you could easily turn these combos into two meals. For dinner, try the goat biryani - it’s super fragrant and the meat is extra tender on the bone.
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Avenida Cantina is quite possibly the worst Tex-Mex we've ever encountered. And one of us is from Texas.
Avant Garden is a tiny vegan restaurant putting out some excellent, and very original food. You won’t find any veggie burgers here.
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Mysttik Masala is an Indian food truck in Midtown East, and it’s one of our favorite places to get lunch in the area.
Biryani Darbar is an Indian spot in Jersey City that’s a great option for casual group dinners.
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The Chinese Club serves Indian-Chinese fusion food in a casual space in Williamsburg.
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Adda is a great casual Indian restaurant in Long Island City, and you should be planning a trip here for some curry and cheesy naan.
Dhamaka is an Indian restaurant in Essex Market on the Lower East Side serving fantastic regional specialties that are hard to find elsewhere in NYC.
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