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Apr 12, 2011 01:49 PM

Indian food at Whole Foods: Columbus Circle

On a trip this weekend to NYC, I stopped at whole foods to grab a quick bite and tried a little bit of each of the vegetarian options that were all Indian cuisines. I know that I tried the potato samosa, but other than that I can't remember what the other offerings were. It was the first time i've had indian cuisine and thought it was great, but I can't remember what I had besides the samosa and I want to make some of the stuff I tried at home. If anyone can tell me what the indian cuisine line-up was from Whole foods hot bar over the weekend, that would be amazing.


Whole Foods
10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

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  1. i haven't been to WF at Columbus Circle in a while, but the lineup at other branches generally includes: saag panner (spinach w/ cubes of cheese), chana masala (chick peas w/ curry), peas in a tomato curry, some mixed vegetable curry, and 2 or 3 varieties of chicken...

    i think the WF Indian food is surprisingly good...mainly, for my personal taste, because it isn't drowned in butter and is somewhat light compared to the Indian food one would get in a restaurant/takeout...i usually add extra garam masala and hot sauce at home, but i'm usually fact, i'd rather eat the that than the food from many lauded Indian places like Chola that simply add a stick of butter to each dish and then pretend like they did you a favor...

    But, i'll add that you can do even better by getting Indian food from the various taxi stand places...and also, that i believe that Indian food is rarely good in any restaurant in the US...but home-cooked, it can be amazing...

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    1. re: Simon

      Thanks, Simon! Appreciate the response very much... The food that I tried was amazing, and I remember I sampled a bit of a noodle dish, a little bit of rice, a bit of some pale green sauced dish, and some naan... overall it was excellent and I loved all of the flavors so I wanted to try and make it at home. I will look up some recipes for the chana masala and saag paneer you mentioned. Thanks again!