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Cuisine Type: Indian vegetarian & vegan friendly Established: 2001 Reservations: Not offered Number of Tables: 5?10 Parking: Parking lot Most popular offering: Samosas, sweets, chaats, dosas, thali Kid-friendly: Yes Alcohol: None Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout only Outdoor Seating: No Pro Tip: Popular for authentic $5 hot lunch and dinner platters and over 100 varieties of Indian snacks and desserts Q&A with Sheetal Talati, Owner Are there any dishes on the menu you consider to be a hidden gem?not necessarily the most popular, but surprisingly delicious? There are plenty hidden gems: Sweets & Ice Creams: Cashew-based confections, chocolate-covered treats, fig rolls, almond cookies, pistachio ice cream, and Kulfi sticks. Food: Kathi rolls, stuffed parathas (Indian bread), chole bhature, and pav bhaji. Do you use any family recipes at your restaurant? Whose family do they belong to (the chef, the owner, or someone else)? All the recipes that we offer are my family recipes. Some of them were created three decades ago by my uncle and aunt who started the Rajbhog concept in Jackson Heights, NY. Since the time I opened this family franchise in Hicksville in 2001, I have several of my own creations to the menu. I have customized most of the recipes to the local clientele of Long Island. In your own words, how would you describe your menu? The menu we offer is 100% vegetarian with plenty of vegan-friendly choices. We cook our food from freshly purchased vegetables from local grocers. People come to us since our food tastes like a wholesome home-cooked meal just the way they used to eat it in the South Asian sub continent. We have over 25 vegan-friendly menu items. Our menu covers all the popular "street food" of India. We also have a diverse array of Indian desserts made with pure ghee (clarified butter) and fresh milk. Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover? We are a 100% women-run minority business and are very proud of it. Most of my staff has been with me for a long time. We have 40 people seating, have free Wifi and have live TV playing Indian channels. Seating is casual. Ordering is at the counter and pickup is at the counter (like Panera). We are very popular for our catering services and also cater to lot of local banquet halls for weddings and parties. We offer gift baskets, gift boxes for weddings and corporate events. We cater to local non-profit organizations for charity and have been recognized by Ed Mangano. We also sponsor South Asian events at Stony Brook University, Hostra, SUNY Westbury.
351 South Broadway
Hicksville,
NY
US
For a professional baker, being diagnosed with the double whammy of celiac disease and an egg allergy might seem to spell doom. Instead of making a career change, Jac Messina threw herself into years of culinary experimentation until she had enough gluten-free recipes to fill an extensive menu of sweets and savories. While she was at it, Messina cut out refined sugars and grains as well, and assembled a pantry of ingredients that were 80% organic. The result is an extraordinarily health-minded cafe. At Jac's Bakeshop & Bistro, days start with the aroma of bacon-cheddar waffles and quiche and continue with sandwiches available on 7 different kinds of gluten-free bread. And, of course, there's plenty for dessert: muffins, vegan pies, and chocolate-mudslide cookies, just to name a few.
600 S Oyster Bay Rd.
Hicksville,
NY
US
For the perfect jolt of caffeine, look no further than Starbucks. Starbucks is a fine restaurant selection for those craving healthy, gluten-free food. Starbucks offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done. The coffee shop has catering services as well. Travel by bike to Starbucks and store your bike at a nearby rack. Going out for dinner doesn't mean overspending. Enjoy a delicious meal at Starbucks for a fair price. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Starbucks.
475 N Broadway
Jericho,
NY
US
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