Respond to Review of Bombay Sweets
by Vegan Gal
Review: I just LOVE Bombay Sweets! I have been going there for more than 20 years now, and remember the days when they used to call themselves Annapurna as I recall. They are my neighborhood, affordable, and family ethnic vegetarian gathering spot that seems to be ALWAYS OPEN and always nice. Everyday ALL DAY vegetarian (predominantly vegan-friendly buffet), service with a smile, and fresh delicious Naan Indian Bread made fresh for each new customer ordering the buffet. Love the music and miss the now closed Paan Shop, an Indian fresh leaf and spice breath freshener. Everyday on the well-maintained buffet line I always find ALWAYS delicious and flavorful Chana Masala (savory chickpea dish) spicy Sambar soup, nice white fresh Basmati Rice as well as a daily all-you-can-eat mixed yellow rice usually called Panjabi or other. Both rices festively sprinkled with fresh cilantro leaves to honor guests. I am there once a week, sometimes thrice, sometimes shopping at the neighboring grocery store Patel Brothers for pressure cookers and frozen and fast-serve Indian Food as well as fresh authentic Indian ingredients for cooking from scratch, plus a wide array of beautiful incense aromas. Back to Bombay Sweets... I always feel like I am on vacation to an exotic destination when dining there. Anyone who complains doesn't understand how lucky we are to have such a gem in our midst. I always encounter very happy fellow diners, predominantly Indian, but also many Anglos, sometimes wearing their first Saris from Diwali Celebrations, also Chinese and European visitors who understand the importance or delicious homestyle vegetarian Indian food. You will need to educate yourself a little or ask a lot about dishes containing dairy. Basically Dal is usually vegan, Paneer means cheese etc. Once you understand you can recognize them easily. If you can't get there for early lunch by 11 AM, try 4:30 PM The Golden Hour when the buffet is completely and freshly re-stocked, including fresh veggie green salads buffet plus Indian chutneys and pickles. For Vegan non-buffet items (menu orders) please try Tiki Chat, Pau Bhaji and Masala Dosa. Mmmm so good. Enjoy and be open minded.