Since we do not live on Pakistani bread alone, Tawa Food’s roti ladies share their cozy space with Nepali cooks, a nod to a changing neighborhood. Current shopmate Dhaulagiri Kitchen makes killer combo plates: assorted thalis; samay baji with well-spiced beef, pounded rice, and pickles; and more.

Photo of Dhaulagiri Kitchen's vegetable thali by Mark Hokoda

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