Annapurna

Chicago, Illinois

3.2 / 2 votes

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Light vegetarian snacks on Devon

Inexpensive vegetarian snack foods such as masala dosas and two-curry vegetarian platters.

Also has some vegan Indian desserts such as cashew rolls.

Added by ElisaMcClain on Feb 27 04 (last updated Nov 26 09)

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This place has less ambiance than a Subway and the food isn't as good as you'll find on the rest of Devon. BUT it's also a fraction of the price you'll find on the rest of Devon, and it's still decent food (if a bit oily). If you find yourself in the neighborhood and short on cash, Annapurna is the solution.

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This is a dirt-cheap, bare-bones Indian cafe with decent food. Fluorescent lights, plastic booths and heat lamps are staples here so don't expect much by way of ambience.

I had a masala dosa ($2.99) and a samosa ($0.75). I couldn't believe the prices. I have never in my life seen a dosa that cheap before. It took a while to prepare but it was done pretty well and made a great meal for a disgustingly low price. How does Annapurna make money on razor thin margins like that? The normal going rate for a dosa is around $6, which is TWICE as much as Annapurna charges.

While the dosa was pretty well done and came with sambar and chutney, the samosa wasn't that great. It had a weird taste, the texture was too soft, and the shape was too flat. Samosas should be pyramidal, crispy on the outside, and starchy-dry on the inside. That said, for $0.75 I guess it wasn't that bad.

Annapurna also sells some Indian desserts, such as cashew rolls and almond triangle-things which appear to be vegan, based on the ingredients label. Best to ask questions, though, as one of the "natural flavors" was not elaborated upon; while I doubt it would be a milk or animal product, you never know.

I wouldn't go out of my way to come here, as the Devon corridor is isolated and difficult to get to without a car, but if you happen to be on Devon and are looking for cheap food, this is a good spot.

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Neighborhood

Devon St.

Non-Smoking

Wheelchair Accessible

Prices

$ - inexpensive

Payment

  • MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • Indian

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