From Our Editors
The white takeout boxes are the only bland things about Desi Food Truck. Everything else—from their bright-yellow truck adorned with colorful images and designs to their spicy Indian street food—is a smorgasbord for the senses. Chefs serve up boxes of traditional Indian street food all around town, from their permanent spot in Soho Square Park and their roving truck that hits NYC's varied neighborhoods. The chefs specialize in street foods from throughout the subcontinent, from the spicy chicken tikka masala to the vegetarian-friendly lentils served with rice and indian pickles. The most highly recommended dish, however, is the biryani. The chefs toss the rice with spices typical of a Kolkata market or pair it with tender cuts of goat to create a dish that's as comforting and flavorful as a beef-jerky teething ring.