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Sree's Food - Downtown

  • Veg-friendly Veg-friendly
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701 Smithfield St (at Liberty), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 15222

Serves meat, vegan options available. Cafeteria-style setting. Most food items are vegan suitable except for one chicken dish and the yogurts. No egg in the samosas, and the bread is vegan. Food is served in styrofoam take-out boxes. Large portions. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-3:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Reviews (3)

First Review by macmantrl

Cheap! - Edit

I, unfortunately, only got the chance to come here once while I was going to school in Pittsburgh because my lunch breaks were always before Sree's opened. But I really enjoyed my visit! You get plenty of food for a very cheap price. I was somewhat disappointed when, driving past it daily on the bus, I misread their sign and thought that it read, "Vegan curry chicken," but instead those three things were separate descriptions, and the chicken is real. But I still highly recommend it! While it's not an issue for me, pretty much everything I got was pretty darn spicy, so beware.

Pros: Cheap!, Large portions, Yummy


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Devour this food RIGHT NOW! - Edit

I have been wanting to come here since I moved to Pittsburgh. I finally got the chance today because I now have a job downtown (USX). Holy mackerel. I am used to good Indian food, and unfortunately, I hadn't found any yet until I found this place.

It's like the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld. The difference is instead of an ornery guy, you get two wonderfully nice people. You go in, there's like 4-5 options, and you pick 3 and move to the side. You pay (pretty darn sure it's cash only) and leave. It was $6 for some of the best Indian I've ever had, taking into account that it's made in bulk and is waiting for eager patrons.

There are tables/seats lining the outside walls of the place. I went in there around 12:15 and there were seats open. So I would say there's plenty of seating as I assume that's the busiest time to go.

The food is good. I don't have much to say on it. I got some chickpea stuff, some broccoli stuff, and some cauliflower stuff. All very good. Rice was there. They offered bread too. $6. Can't beat that with a stick.

Criticisms! I have 2. One: Styrofoam, stop using it. Please. I know biodegradable stuff is more expensive but cleaning up our Earth later is going to be ridiculously resource-heavy.

Two: There is a chicken dish. I understand why. Out of the 5 people I watched order (including 3 Indians, all speaking Hindi), I think I was the only one to not get chicken. It's a seller. I get it. I want this place to thrive. So while I don't agree with it, I understand catering only to vegans to the downtown business district would be very difficult.

The menu changes daily, so I'll be going here often. At the last building I worked at, I would get a crappy salad whenever I didn't bring my lunch. It was close to $10. No thanks. This takes the cake.

I know there's another location too, on CMU's campus. I think they have the same menu daily. They have 2 other locations that they're waiting for a chef on. It's on their website. I want a full order sit-down restaurant of this place.

Pros: delicious food, quick!, cheap!

Cons: non-biodegradable packaging, omni


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Lots of tasty Indian food - Edit

Sree's Food has really large portions for an inexpensive price, and it's really tasty. When I was in there, I think almost everything was vegan except for the one dish with chicken.
The staff was really friendly (I'm assuming it was the owners). Really great place for lunch, or if you are just hanging around downtown Pittsburgh and need a bite to eat.

Pros: excellent food, good value, friendly staff


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