Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Desi Galli, now with beer and wine on Avenue B

People seem to really like Desi Galli, 172 Avenue B between 10th Street and 11th Street. The restaurant, which offers quick-serve Indian food such as kathi rolls and chaats, opened back in April.

They were previously OK'd for a beer-wine license here in the former Mercadito Cantina space.

And Desi Galli let us know their beer-wine offerings have arrived as of yesterday...

A photo posted by Desi Galli (@desigalli) on

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

You can't fight the kathi roll.

Anonymous said...

"Quick-serve" is becoming one of those phrases that make me flinch, you know, the way a lot of people are about "moist." Not blaming you for using, it Grieve, I know it's the industry term, but something about it makes me really agitated and wantin' to punch things. Quick-serve, quick-serve arrrrgh *Hulk smash*

Anonymous said...

I think quick serve is code for "immediately back to Pokemon Go, Bro"...

Anonymous said...

This little place is really good, staff very friendly. The samosa chaat is the right size if you're hungry but don't want a giant meal. I hope they get enough foot traffic to keep going, it's a nice addition to the neighborhood.

John M said...

There are a couple of actual beers in the photo, but that Copa stuff...I don't know what it is, exactly, but "wine" is stretching it.

Riley said...

I LOVE the food here. We order it once a week at least. Great food for not that much money. I'm excited they are getting beer. Cheers to them!!!

Anonymous said...

But it'll kill the quick serve concept, because once people start drinking, they wont leave,

But I agree, the best Chat this side of Queens.

Anonymous said...

First - and only - time I went in there I explained I didn't like spicy food and asked if they could make my order a little on the milder side. You would have thought I'd asked them for their firstborn. They grudgingly made me something but it still burned, so I'll pass from now on.

Anonymous said...

2:12 : You have no business eating Indian food.

Anonymous said...

Anon. 3:45 - Who died and made you God? Not all Indian food is hot, not all of it has to be so spicy it causes physical pain (which is what happens when I try to eat the hot stuff), and you don't get to play holier-than-thou with someone who just wanted to try something new but not wind up crying at the table. Just mind your own damn business.

Anonymous said...

Something about Indian food makes people want to fight.

Anonymous said...

@ 6:09 pm: I've had there lamb curry several times and it does not have a lot of heat by Indian food standards. They are not going to make the curry sauce from scratch For each order so they can't remove any spices. They could probably name it spicier with some cayenne pepper...I don't know what you ordered but you seem to assume that adjustments were easy and they were being difficult. Could it be your expectations were not reasonsble?