Taj Delhi Chat Joins Newsstand Indian on 6th Ave.
More changes are in the works at the (former) newsstand on 6th Ave. btw. 37+38th. Just to give you a quick recap… Full blown walk-in Midtown newsstand decides to start selling Gujarati Indian food out of a steam table in the back of the store. Food gets so popular, they decide to get rid of the magazines. The Blimpie next door, which also served spanish food, closes; spanish food joins vegetarian Indian food inside the newsstand with no newspapers (along with a generic deli sandwich counter that had been there all along).
Which brings us to the newest round of changes. The sandwich counter is now gone, leaving a big gap between the vegetarian Gujarati food on the left, and the decidedly not vegetarian latin food on the right. Add to that the new ”Taj Delhi Chat”, which opened just to the right of the store’s front door, and you’ve got full fledged craziness! Run by the sister of the guy who runs the Gujarati table in the back (which I consider to be some of the best Indian food in Midtown), the menu features over 30 different kinds of chaat (or small plates of Indian snacks), including various types of puri (fried, fluffy Indian bread) and pakodas (pakoras?). $4.99 from Noon to 4pm, $6.99 after 4pm.
Check out the menu, plus a few other bits of news, after the jump…
The menu is pretty intimidating to anybody not entirely familiar with chaat, but there are a few things that jumped out at me, like “Bread Sandwich Pakoda” (???) and carrot halwa, an amazing dessert I had for the first time at Spice Fusion, and loved. And as if that wasn’t enough… in an effort to put more distance between meat and veg, there is also word that next week the Gujarati steam table in the back will join “Taj Delhi Chat” in the front of the store.
The new chaat counter isn’t totally up and running yet with the full menu, but they are slowly getting there, and if it’s half as good as the food in the back, they should be alright. Early adopters, let us know what you think in the comments, and then I’ll post a follow up once they’re 100% up and running…
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