Indian home cooking in the West Village
Three-plate lunch buffets. Speed-dial delivery. Hot summer nights on Sixth Street. Indian food, you’ve done us good.
But we may never enjoy a generic biryani the same way after discovering Bombay Duck Co.
The idea here is not your average saag paneers and channa masalas. There isn’t even a samosa on the menu…because instead there are lamb grilled-cheese sandwiches.
Owner and Mumbai native Rohan Vaidya translated his mother’s beloved personal recipes and serves them at his tiny but homey eatery on Bleecker Street. If you’re in the mood for casual Bombay comfort food, order up a round of chaat-masala-seasoned fries and a “toastie” (the aforementioned grilled cheese, made with chicken, crab, aloo or the like). And let it be known that the sautéed Bombay fish curry and garlic naan may very well change your life.
We randomly stumbled upon this hidden gem on a weeknight, but word on the street is weekends are key, as that’s when the dosas (essentially meat-filled crepes) are on tap.
Your move, Sixth Street.
190 Bleecker St. (at MacDougal St.); 212-529-2900 or bombayducknyc.com