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by Chia

Review: When I read about this place on HappyCow I was very eager to give it a try. Came here shortly after it had opened in 2011. Back then the entire restaurant was pure vegetarian Indian. Now there's some meat on the menu. Went back again this week, Sept 2013, and here's my Streets of India Cafe review update. On my first visit, we were a group of 4 friends who ordered a wide range of dishes to share, and we all enjoyed our meal. The family that runs this Indian cafe were gracious and helpful with our orders. They explained which items were vegan and which could be altered to suit vegan diets. From the menu we had tried samosas, bhelpuri (crunchy puff rice salad mix), panipuri (bite size puffs served with stuffing, chilled soup, and sauce), masala dosa (spiced potato stuffed crepe), uttapam (griddlecake), and several curries to share (jackfruit curry, kerala soy fish curry, soy chicken curry, and chana masala). We had a lot of extras to take home. Everything was delicious, well seasoned and tasted healthy - unlike other Indian foods I've had which often times are too salty or too spicy. My personal favorites were the soy chicken curry in the tomato base (great sauce), the samosas, the panipuri, and the jackfruit curry. On my second visit (this week), I opted for the lunch buffet. It was all you can eat for only $6.75 early bird special (crazy price!) and $8.75 regular lunch time (still very cheap). Many dishes were vegan suitable and labeled as such. I tried a bunch of dishes, and everything was all right. Personally, I prefer to savor a la carte dishes. Mixing buffet dishes proved to be too overwhelming for my palate. I recommend this place. The food is good. The house made mango chutney is divine - it's sweet and tangy like spiced candy jam.

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