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Best NYC Indian Thali Lunch: Bhojan Vegetarian on Lexington Avenue

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Bhojan serves delicious vegetarian kosher Indian dishes, including thalis everyday and special Thalis on weekends. The exterior of Bhojan is a bit deceiving. In fact, my friend almost talked me out of entering saying it looked too dark and empty. We couldn't see the funky eclectic dining room from the outside. So I asked a woman who was leaving how the food was. She looked like she might have just come out of a yoga class. "Oh, my God! I wish I could live here! The food is the best and the spirtual Indian music really relaxes you!" she said. Well, after hearing her testimonial, there was no turning back. Soon after we sat down, the small restaurant started filling up.

I had such a craving for Indian food when I was in Manhattan today. I loved eating thalis when I visited India in 1998. A thali is a large tray with generous samples of different dishes. At Bhojan my thali came with basmati rice, daal, paneer, eggplant, raita, chutney, salad, pudding, and chapatis. (All for $8). It tasted like real homemade Indian cooking–the real chapati foodies! The puri bread was also amazing.

Service was very friendly and quick, but they didn't try to rush us out which was nice. I was also very impressed with the mango lasshi. They serve it in an over-sized glass jar. Bhojan Vegetarian,120 Lexington Avenue (between 27th and 28th) New York, NY. (212) 213-9615.

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  • This restaurant is great for lunch, but I really prefer Salaam Bombay for lunch on Greenwich Ave. They have a great menu, both for sitting or taking out. Their Machhi Jalfrezi is extremely good – probably my favorite option at their place. The best part is that you can get 50% off your meal their right now at BuyWithMe NYC. Here’s the link, seriously worth checking out http://bit.ly/acEulM
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