• India Pavilion

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Has a large vegetarian selection for dinner. Vegans need to specify "no cream or dairy". Most of their breads can be made vegan by request. Lunch is buffet only, and the vegetarian dishes have cream pre-mixed. Also offer some offensive items, please let HappyCow know if this place should remain listed. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-9:30pm.

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12 Reviews

First Review by elles_belles


Points +111

17 Jul 2023

One of the better dinner options in State College

Not many places in State College can claim the number of vegan options that India Pavilion has. What's more, they have a menu specifically listing everything vegan (or that can be made vegan) on request. I've attached a photo of this menu for reference.

Notably, every single menu item on the large "vegetarian" section of the menu is either vegan or can be made vegan, so you have quite a lot to choose from here.

On this visit, we had the daal tadka and the vegetable vindaloo - both great. The cold spiced tea was terrific.

They do a buffet for lunch. There are supposed to be *some* vegan options, but you never know what you're getting into with a buffet so I'd recommend sticking with the dinner menu here.

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-17



Points +28

08 Aug 2022

Excellent staff and food

I was informed about all the vegan options on the menu. I ordered the Chana Masala and it was excellent. It was also quite affordable. My wife and I both had dinner for $32 before tip. Definitely will eat there again.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Excellent flavors, Friendly staff


Points +86

21 Jun 2020

Curryous about vegan options?

The lunch buffet is an ethical mess, so ask staff about the vegan entries and complain until the only animal products in sight are my hands on all the garlic naan.

Pros: Amazing food, Don't mess around w spice levels

Cons: Naan? Jk need more vegan stuff


Points +598

Mostly Veg
21 Sep 2019

No vegan buffet

If you are vegan don't get the buffet. Dairy in everything. Order off the menu and specify vegan/no dairy.

Pros: Large dining area, Friendly staff

Cons: No free parking, Buffet not worth it for vegans


Points +18

23 Aug 2019

Lunch buffet had vegan options

There was a couple vegan options at the lunch buffet. Rice, onion pakora, tarka dal, and the sweet potato pudding. They were not marked as vegan but when I asked an employee he let me know. Everything tasted very good.


Points +324

03 Sep 2018

So yummy

Options at buffet are limited, but if you ask for the vegan menu when ordering from the kitchen, there are so many options! I love the aloo gobhi.


Points +1555

24 Jul 2018

Always Delicious!

We’ve been eating there for a few years and I only realized about a year or so ago - that I could ask for them to make our food vegan! They tell us what menu items can be made that way (they’re very helpful) and we love trying the different dishes each time!!


Points +24

05 Feb 2018

Great Food! Would recommend!

You can ask for a special menu for people with food restrictions that is super helpful. It tells you what is vegan, what can be made vegan, and any allergen warnings you should be aware of in each dish.

Pros: They have a lot of vegan options. I have been ther, You can pick your spice level (mild, medium, hot o, The servers are always very nice and prompt to fil

Cons: Some of the mild food is even too spicy for me (ve


Points +785

22 Nov 2017

Fantastic State College Indian food

My go to for Indian cuisine in SC. They treat you right, know how to cook, and are very friendly and accommodating to vegans and vegetarians.

I’m a consistent Chana Masala guy, and the portions are perfect for 2 meals (or 1.5 if you’re hungry) with some roti bread.

Atmosphere is very friendly. I’ve seen many large parties at IP so that’s good news for those looking for that. Otherwise, an intimate dinner, a lunch buffet meeting, or anything in between.

And for those who have never tried Indian food, or are scared of it, give the lunch buffet a shot. It’s only around $9 I believe and the selection is great. You may only have 2 or 3 veggie options on the buffet though, but out of 6, that’s pretty good odds :)

Pros: DELICIOUS!, Friendly staff


Points +63

01 Jul 2017


Absolutely amazing food! No worries with ordering a full vegan meal. Highly recommend. Cool, dim atmosphere.


Points +39

27 May 2017

Best Indian food

I loved this restaurant even before I went vegan, and I still love it. My favorites have changed because of my diet, of course, but it's still wonderful. They have sort of a menu "guide" for dietary restrictions. You have to look back and forth between that and the full menu because there are no descriptions of the dishes on the vegan/gluten free menu. I was surprised at how many things are vegan, or what can be made vegan. Sadly, I can no longer get a mango lassi, but maybe one day they will have an alternative.

Pros: Delicious curry, Friendly service

Cons: No vegan option for mango lassi


Points +1301

25 Dec 2011

Better than Kaarma

I order their delicious Baingan Bhartha and the Poori bread. Some of their flatbreads can be made vegan. If you ask, they will tell you which ones.

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