Sunday, April 19, 2015

Have you tried Makki Deli & Grocery?



We have not… the small deli at 440 E. Ninth St. just west of Avenue A has been open for several weeks now… one reader said that he got a large portion of rice, chickpeas and spinach, and roasted okra (as well as two of the $1 vegetarian samosas) for $8.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

We've tried it, Grieve - it was all right, but can't hold a candle to Punjabi. Still cool to have in the area - I think that space was empty for over a year! Hope they make it there.

Anonymous said...

We tried it too! Decent food, huge portions and good price. Better than a vacant store front.

Anonymous said...

Another Bangladeshi establishment in the neighborhood. At least they don't sell their stuff as Indian food, which is always a lie.

DrGecko said...

@Anon 8:06 - I doubt it's a Bangladeshi establishment, since the sign's in Urdu. They'd have to be from Pakistan or India.

Anonymous said...

You're the second person I've come across recently who had to put down Bangladeshi restaurants, food. Are you Indian with a deeply embedded prejudice?

olympiasepiriot said...

I believe they are Pakistani. The samosas we've had are delicious. My neighbor has gotten lunch there several times and loves it.

Gojira said...

Who cares what they are or where they're from as long as the food's good? Am I missing something here?

Anonymous said...

I am always of the look out for good cheap eats in the EV, EVG!

> a candle to Punjabi

Where is that food establishment?

EV Grieve said...

@ 10:56

Punjabi Grocery & Deli is at 114 E 1st St. between Avenue A and FIrst Avenue...

Giovanni said...

Since the English language part of the sign says "Pakistani, Bangedeshi, Indian food" my guess is that they serve Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Indian food, but that's just an educated guess which is based purely on reading the sign.

Anonymous said...

We had lunch there the other day and it was great! The chicken samosa was delicious and worth more then $1.50. :)