Please note: This article was first published on The Vegan Tourist and last updated February 17, 2012.
One of the best food deals in Manhattan is a dosa (Indian rice and lentil pancake) from New York Dosas.
New York Dosas is not a restaurant, mind you, but a vegan food cart operated by the “DosaMan” Thiru Kumar Kandasamy and his team.
I started this website because I strongly believe that there is a huge demand for vegan products and services that’s not being met. I want to show businesses that good money can be made, if they start catering to vegan customers.
If you want proof, just look at the photo. When’s the last time you saw people lining up like that at a non-vegan food cart?
New York Dosas sells a variety of dosas, uthappams (thick pancakes), a few other main dishes (curry, noodles), and a selection of Indian appetizers, like samosas, vegan drumsticks, and veggie rolls.
I chose a Masala Dosa, which has a spicy potato filling, and loved it. It was not too spicy, and just right. It only cost five dollars, too, and completely filled me up. Try getting a good, filling lunch elsewhere in Manhattan for just five bucks!
There’s a great review (with lots of photos) on the “New York Street Food” website, so check it out. It’ll give you a good idea of what to expect.
You can find the food cart in Greenwich Village, on the south side of Washington Square Park. Thiru Kumar and his team can usually be found there Mondays to Saturdays, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, but check his facebook page, where he regularly updates his customers about upcoming vacations, days off, etc.
Address: West 4th at Sullivan Street, 10014 Manhattan
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Phone: +1-917-710 2092
Website(facebook only): http://www.facebook.com/pages/NY-Dosas/102646712631?sk=info