Cuisine Type: Indian vegetarian & vegan friendly
Reservations: Not offered
Number of Tables: 5–10
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Samosas, sweets, chaats, dosas, thali
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.
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.
For a 100% vegetarian meal, swing by Hot Breads.
Or, take your food to go.
Heading to Hot Breads for a tasty meal? Drive on over and park in a matter of seconds.
You can load up on the snacks and treats at Hot Breads since prices are so low.
So for food that is not just vegetarian but also delicious, Hot Breads has you covered.
So don't delay — get your sugar fix at Hot Breads!
Vegan spot Vegan Vegetarian Foods, located in the North Babylon neighborhood of North Babylon, is perfect for the meat and dairy-free crowd.
Drivers will find parking not far from the restaurant.
You can take it easy on your wallet at Vegan Vegetarian Foods — prices are generally less than $30 per person.
Vegan Vegetarian Foods is such an expert of vegan cooking, you'll leave full and satisfied with every visit.
For those who avoid meat and dairy, Tula Kitchen offers tasty Vegan fare in Bay Shore.
Tula Kitchen's kitchen is creating great food that everyone can enjoy.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
A private room is available for reservation at Tula Kitchen for those nights when you take the whole gang out to celebrate.
When the weather is nice, hurry to Tula Kitchen to grab a spot on the patio.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away.
Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally.
If you're more interested in a cozy night at home, this restaurant also offers delivery and take-out options.
Catering services are also available.
Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Tula Kitchen.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.
At Tula Kitchen, you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any other major credit card.
Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
Serving up a variety of vegan eats, Tula Kitchen is a great place to grab a tasty lunch or dinner.
For a little flavor to your day, head to Garden City and dine at Dining District.
Enjoy a creative, healthy meal at Dining District.
At Dining District, "dress to impress" is a thing of the past, and jeans are the new norm.
Don't fret! Parking options are readily available near Dining District.
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