17 April 2011

Punjabi Grocery & Deli

INDIA

Before it became fairly popular a few years back, you might only see a "foreigner" in Punjabi if you looked into one of the mirrored walls, but now it seems to be a well-known favorite in the area. The good news is that it still caters to the taxi driver set and the quality remains constant.

It's best to have a few things to scoop up with your roti, so get one of the specials (2 items and roti cost $5, below)


The two picks on the plate above are curried okra and a chickpea stew, of which I am not sure the name of either. Sometimes the dishes can be overly salty here, but sometimes they are spot on. We had one of each on this occasion, but the saltiness is actually not a killer.


The breads are fresh, which makes it all the more worthwhile to grab a few, as well as some pastries. The atta pinni (below) are only $1, and very good.


It is simply fun to be here, and that says a lot. It's just counter space, and you have to wedge yourself some room in between hungry cabbies, but everyone is all smiles and you will not feel out of place.

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