Tiffin Wallah

127 E. 28th St.
New York, NY 10016
Tiffin Wallah

Willie Davis


  • Daily 11:30am-3pm, Daily 5pm-10pm
  • $$
  • Delivery, Kosher, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
The glory of the strictly vegetarian menu at Tiffin Wallah-named after the dudes who deliver box lunches to offices in Indian cities-is a series of set meals called thalis that reflect four of India's vegetarian cuisines. You're probably already familiar with the northern Indian version, including vegetable curries like saag paneer and alu ghobi (selection varies). The Gujarati thali features a buttermilk soup and the fritters called kachori, while the south Indian cradles a mini masala dosa and spongy idly dumplings. Finally, a thali from the far-south region of Kerala (weekends only) includes a yogurt-thickened stew of eggplant and plantain, and a tamarind-laced tomato soup.

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