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Surprisingly good Indian food at the Burlington Mall...

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Swankalicious Mar 24, 2012 10:58 AM

Young Swank and I did some shopping this morning in Burlington and stopped for a quick lunch at the food court. I decided to risk it with Indian, and was delighted that I did. Gourmet India was terrific! Had chicken vindaloo, saag paneer, rice, samosa, and tamarind chutney. Big portion, under $10. Very spicy vindaloo. They have *tons* of choices (many varieties of naan, too!) and the food is a big step up from oily food court fare. Highly recommend it to any of you spring shoppers!!

  1. Mike5966 Aug 8, 2012 05:36 PM

    My only question is... Who has the better burger there? Johnny Rocket's or Spike's in the food court?

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      rachgrn Aug 10, 2012 07:56 PM

      In my opinion, JR's. I was not impressed with Spike's burgers, or their dogs.

    2. peregrine Apr 21, 2012 11:07 AM

      I'll join the chorus and say that Gourmet India is my only choice in the Burlington Mall food court, whether for a full meal or a samosa and lassi pick-me-up.

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        grant.cook Aug 10, 2012 11:54 AM

        Just had lunch there today with a co-worker who was born in India.. good meal. Not the best Indian I've ever had (that would be Amma in NYC), but a very good lunch..

      2. rcastanon Apr 20, 2012 01:54 PM

        I agree, that's an unexpected great spot in the food court. Heading there today btw :-)

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          snippet Apr 20, 2012 07:40 AM

          Agreed, the Indian place in the B Mall food court has been very good as long as I remember going there. Best bet in the food court if you like Indian.

          1. galangatron Mar 26, 2012 12:36 PM

            agreed. they also have south indian specials on the weekend

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              bear Mar 25, 2012 09:22 AM

              They also have a Natick location. Service wasn't very friendly last time I went, but the food was quite good. I'll deal with the so-so service. I haven't been to the Burlington location for a couple of years, but always had good experiences. It always surprised me that I could get good naan in a mall food court.

              1. maillard Mar 25, 2012 09:18 AM

                They also have a location at the Prudential food court. Their pakora are no good at all, but everything else I've had there has been great.

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                  maillard Apr 20, 2012 05:12 PM

                  Also locations in Quincy Market and Natick Mall.

                2. MC Slim JB Mar 24, 2012 02:30 PM

                  Haven't been there in ages, but for a long time, Gourmet India had the only decent food in that mall. It has since been joined as a respectable place to eat by Blue Stove, the fancy restaurant inside Nordstrom's, but it's sit-down and pretty pricey.

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                    gimlis1mum Mar 24, 2012 05:10 PM

                    I like the crepes at Appleseed in the food court, especially the Philadephia (thin sliced roast beef and cheese sauce). Not a traditional crepe but pretty tasty. Also they have a deal where if you buy one regular crepe (with nutella or another simple filling) you get a second one for a dollar more. One for Mommy, one for you...

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                      almansa Mar 24, 2012 06:16 PM

                      Gourmet India is the only spot I'll visit in the food court, and I agree, I think it's quite good. But I think Blue Stove is one of the better restaurants in the Boston area, believe it or not, so when I'm unlucky enough to find myself at the mall without a giant Apple Store gift certificate, I normally have a few small bites there.

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                      9lives Mar 24, 2012 11:14 AM

                      I don't know if they were related but there was a Gourmet India in the Food Court in DTX. Agree and I was sad to see them go.

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