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All vegan South Indian food in Washington Square Park
Food Court or Street Vendor, Caterer
NY Dosas, commonly called simple "Dosa Man", is an all-vegan street cart at the corner of Sullivan Street and Washington Square South on NYU's campus.
A masala dosa with sambar and coconut chutney is $4. Other varieties of dosas are offered, as well as a curry with fake meat, samosas for $1, and vegan chicken drumsticks for $1.
Dosa Man is usually there Monday through Saturday, 11 until 4, although some days he doesn't show up and other days he runs out of food and closes early.
on May 8 07
(last updated Mar 15 12)
Mark this place closed (permanently).
Most Recent Reviews
This vegan food cart makes impressive South Indian food at extremely low prices (everything costs $2-6).
The first time I had a samosa ($1.75) and veg. roti ($2). The samosa was delicious---it was lightly fried, with a medley of spices, but didn't feel greasy, oily or heavy like samosas at other snack food Indian joints. The veg. roti was pretty good, though it was basically just a bread roll filled with potato, and a bit blander than the samosa.
The second time I went I had the vegan drumstick ($1.75 for one, or 2 for $3), which is lightly sweetened fried soy meat on a stick, served with garlic-chili hot sauce on the side. I liked these drumsticks as a simple, meaty snack that makes you feel more a part of the NYC street food culture.
I didn't like how they served the items on a paper plate and allowed all the different sauces and chutneys to ooze together and mix into the main food. I like to have control over my sauces and chutneys.
The guy seems super-friendly and he's extremely efficient, though the lines can get unruly around the cart and he seemed to take other people's orders before mine. In the end, though, this is great, cheap all-vegan South Indian food, which you won't find anywhere else in the world, as far as I can tell.
This dude is awesome. I myself also happened to stumble upon this gentlemen a few years back and every time I go to WSP I'm always up for his amazingly great omg to dye for lil' samosas and "chicken." But it is true that he's not always there, sucks but what can you do?
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NY Dosas is at the south edge of Washington Square Park, by the corner of Washington Square South and Sullivan Street.
The W. 4th St. (A,B,C,D,E,F,V), 8th St. (R,W), and Astor Place (6) subway stations are all within a few blocks.
- Indian (Southern)
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