Good Chow on Chambers near Church???
- Steve W. Mar 16, 1999 08:31 AM
Hey, Fellow Chowhounders,
Does anyone know of any good, inexpensive ethnic fast
food/restaurants around Chambers/Church/Broadway/West
Broadway that serve good vegetarian dishes?
I have to go to a union meeting and need to grab a
Salaam Bombay on Greenwich just a block or two north of
Chambers is a better than average Indian restaurant
with a full service, upscale atmosphere. The prices are
relatively high compared to Lex/20's or Jackson Heights
restaurants, but reasonable for Tribeca. The menu is
extensive and the food very well prepared. The $11.95
lunch buffet is an excellent value with a nice variety
of dishes, both cold and hot, that go beyond the
standard tandoori chicken and generic curries that
adorn most Indian steam table joints.
I agree with the Pakistan Teahouse recommendation.
It's halal, very clean and worth the money.
Dear Chris and Irene,
Thanks for your suggestion about the PTH! YOu were so
right. For $5, I got 3 heaping portions of very tasty
vegetables (potatoes, cauliflower, beans) over a big
plate of basmati rice plus a huge piece of freshly
baked bread (I think it's called nam).
Glenn, as good as the PTH is, it's a little on the
informal side (that's an understatement)!
There's another Indian restaurant on Greenwich I think
between Duane and Reade that is supposed to be very
good, reasonably priced, and pretty nice atmosphere.
Maybe someone else who reads this can tell you the
exact name. Also, there's Walkers on Varick St.
Good luck, Steve!
I have a question and a comment about PTH, I work in
the area and had passed it many times. The problem I
have is I'm deaf (but oral) and there is no fixed menu.
Now I have gone to many "chowhound" places with no
problems at all . When I attempted to place my order I
really could not understand the woman behind the
counter and it was quite a problem communicating.
The counter staff found my inability to understand them
quite funny(even when I explained my problem), This
kinda upset me and while I got my order and it was VERY
good, the chuckles from the staff turned me off (and it
was not good hearted)
My question, Just what is the "procedure" for ordering
there. I am going to give it another try, but I would
like to get idea of how it is "normally" done.
Salamm Bombay on Greenwich is great! I go about once
a month for the lunch buffet and it is a step up from
most buffets. The dishes are really well done and more
importantly there is a wide variety. They rotate the
offerings, so you'll find something different every
time (Outside of a few standard items).