The Island Spice

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 5 reviews )

3608 E Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, Florida, USA, 34217

Serves meat, vegan options available. Indian food menu that's meat based but has some vegan and gluten choices - just specify. Previously at Bradenton Beach, new address reported Feb 2017. Open Tue-Sun 11:00am-3:00pm, 4:30pm-9:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, American, Indian, Non-veg

5 Reviews

First Review by craigmc

some great food, some disappointing - Edit

I'll start with the positives: the samosas and dosas and their accompanying sauces were very delicious (note the mint chutney is made with yogurt, but the other sauces are vegan, including a creamy coconut sauce). The staff were very nice, and they were playing Bollywood videos in the background, which was fun. We were pretty disappointed however in the entrées. The only vegan options were 2 cauliflower (gobi)dishes and a daal. The daal was ok but nothing special and the cauliflower dishes were made apparently with identical sauces so it was basically like getting the same dish twice (The only difference apparently is that one also has potatoes), and very bland. Our waiter did not know what vegan meant (he seemed to be thinking we were asking about gluten-free, and pointed to, among others, the entire chicken section, the entire lamb section, and dishes including cheddar cheese and butter); however, another person in there, who I think was probably the owner, did seem to know and inspired confidence that he was able to advise us accurately about what ingredients are not vegan. I wouldn't describe the food as healthy.

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Always delicious! - Edit

We have been going for years and the food is always very delicious. Indian food of course has many vegetarian options but they will make sure there is no ghee or anything if you request vegan.

Pros: Delicious , Affordable , Good atmospheres

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Love this place! - Edit

We have been here several times and it has always been excellent. The food is delicious and the service is great.

Pros: Friendly staff, Great menu

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Proven excellent! - Edit

We've been to Island Spice several times and always enjoy the food and service!

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Try a Dosa - Edit

Because the curry was baaaaaaaad!
Very oily food, and my gravy was like a tin of condensed soup. They had no onion pakora or naan bread. And very little paneer. Maybe I got it on a bad night, but I don't think the chef could find India on a map

Pros: Nice staff

Cons: Greasy, Bad taste

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