As a culinary palindrome, naan tastes the same backward as it does forward, like the bananab or a Toyota. Take a bite in every direction with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of fast Indian fare at Cool Breeze in Cary.
Cool Breeze serves up chaat, small Indian snack foods, and authentic South Indian specialties to globe-trotting tongues. The 100% vegetarian menu boasts everything from paani puri, round crispies served with a double dose of chutney, white peas, and spicy water ($3.95) to the Bombay chutney sandwich, an exclusive three-layered club that admits only butter, chutney, hot ketchup, and a traveling band of vegetable millionaires ($3.95). More substantial South Indian offerings, such as uttapam, an Indian-style pancake made from rice batter with a green pepper and onion hat, come with coconut and tomato chutney ($5.95). The kulfi malai/pista/mango offers sweet teeth a traditional dessert crafted with sugar and milk ($1.99), and the royal rose falooda blends rose syrup, falooda, and sabza with vanilla ice cream ($3.95). On weekends, a lunch buffet lets guests choose from an array of foodstuffs while catching glimpses of their sated selves reflected in the faces of serving spoons.
Lunch is served 12 p.m.–3 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday; dinner is served 6 p.m.–10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and Friday through Sunday, Cool Breeze is open from 12 p.m.–10 p.m.
The cooks at Cool Breeze subvert many of the clichés of Indian cuisine, creating an all-vegetarian menu stocked with chaat—small-plate snack foods—as well as South Indian dishes. Diners can enjoy a multitude of curries and chickpea dishes, or dig into desserts such as Indian butterscotch ice cream.
740 E Chatham St.
Cary, North Carolina 27511Get Directions