Bharat Bazaar, the Indian spice/grocery store in Culver City (since 1976) has been through a little bit of remodeling. I stopped by today and noticed new shelves in a new layout.
Now there are a few tables for people to sit down and enjoy the (re)introduced food section. They have a very limited menu of several chats, pakoras, etc. I had already eaten lunch, but managed to sample a pakora (25 cents each) and the mango lassi ($1.50). The pakora was served at room temperature but was very flavorful, specially with the cilantro/mint chutney. The mango lassi tasted more of rosewater than of mango though. I can't really complain for the price.
I'm not sure if this is a weekend only thing, but it's worth a visit to pick up some spices, eat some chat and talk to the always friendly proprietress.
11510 W Washington Blvd