If you’re close enough to Devi, here’s a weekday delivery deal for you: a $14 Indian boxed lunch, available only through SeamlessWeb. That’s not exactly cheap eats, but it’s a fair-size meal—appetizer, entrée, vegetable side, and rice or naan—from one of the city’s better-regarded upscale Indian restaurants.
kathryn got a delicious bread roll fritter in sweet tomato sauce, a chicken curry that packed decent heat, tasty spinach paneer, and a nice warm naan. Other recent options for the appetizer were seafood croquettes and chicken-apricot seekh kabab; for the entrée, tandoori halibut, paneer stir-fry, and sweet-and-sour baby eggplant.
“Not the cheapest but not really heavy or greasy at all,” says kathryn, “and you can tell they are using higher quality ingredients than other places.”
8 E. 18th Street (between Broadway and Fifth Avenue), Manhattan
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