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With its aggressively spiced vegetarian food and 24-hour door policy, Punjabi Grocery & Deli has been a haven for cab drivers, who used to make the short trip down the block from the nearby gas pumps on Houston Street to refuel their bodies after refueling their automobiles (the gas station has since closed, but the cabbies still idle outside of this place). Choose from trays of prepared foods and build a meal from crackled, golden samosas, stewed spinach, and chickpeas, or opt for one of the deli’s supple, chewy roti. It’s easy to feast here for less than $10.

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