The 15 Best Indian Restaurants in NYC
Aptly described as a culinary “South Indian Paradise,” the Ganesh Temple Canteen is in a league all its own. Located in the basement of a Hindu temple, it has long been a favorite of in-the-know New Yorkers, like food celeb Padma Lakshmi. The all-vegetarian canteen is known for its well-spiced take on everything from lentil-based Sambar and Bisibele Bhath to Thali Lunches and Tamarind Rice. For the dosa-obsessed, they offer over 20 different versions (including Uttapams). The famed Madras coffee is not to be missed for those who have yet to discover the restorative magic of this South Indian brew. For Diwali and throughout the year, a fantastic selection of sweets and snacks—including crumbly sweets like Mysorepak or Badam Burfi and crunchy savories like Mullu Muruku—are available.