Saturday, March 31, 2018

Inday Go Go Review

The second I booked my weekend trip to New York City, I immediately began craving Inday. The 100% gluten-free Indian restaurant impressed me on previous visits, and was a reliable place to grab healthy, real food (check out my review). 

I was all set on going back to Inday's Nomad location for another visit when I saw on Instagram they had recently opened up a pop up at Urbanspace 570 Lex, a vibrant food hall near the Midtown East neighborhood. Promising gluten-free roti and a lineup of fun and flavorful eats, I knew I had to check them out. 

As a fan of food halls, Indian food, and Inday, my experience was almost custom-designed to make me happy. Without giving too much away, I can totally confirm Inday Go Go not only delivered but proved to be one of the best dining experiences I have had in awhile. 

Like their original concept, Inday Go-Go is 100% gluten-free, and the staff are helpful and knowledgable when it comes to questions about other allergens. When asked, they recommended the braised lamb or the grilled chicken roti wraps, so I decided to go with the latter. The roti used is made in-house from coconut, chia seeds, and flax seeds. Because I had arrived to Urbanspace 570 after walking several blocks in the rain, I also added on a hot masala chai after debating between that and their organic bone broth. 


To see a PDF of the menu, click here.

My food came out fast, and I loved how compactly packaged the meal was. Although I ate it at Urbanspace, it's rare to find good, safe food that is actually portable! 

The hot masala chai was a perfect antidote to a dreary day, as it was warming with a strong spicy flavor. With a hint of creaminess from coconut milk, it was indulgent without being overly sweet (as some chai lattes can be from coffeehouses). 



For being gluten-free, the roti wrap was strong and supple, and more than proved it could hold its own in containing the abundance of toppings stuffed in it. It was slightly chewy, and I liked the many seeds dotting it. If you've ever craved the experience of eating a burrito or wrap at a restaurant without it falling apart due to a brittle gluten-free wrap, Inday delivers that with this impressive roti. 



While the roti itself is praiseworthy, it's only half of the dining experience; after all, the contents of the wrap deserve fanfare all their own. From my first bite, I was blown away by just how flavorful the food was. Green curry sauce, spicy chili, and roasted tomatoes catch your attention, and the chicken and basmati rice are in perfect proportion so that every bite satisfies with a good combination of both. Hearty and filling, don't let the humble looks of the roti deter you- the food is fresh and flavorful, and without a doubt tops the list of food I have eaten in recent memory. 



With incredible food, friendly staff, and a 100% gluten-free environment, they demonstrate that food that is safe and good for you can exist in the same space. I could continue to sing Inday Go Go's praises for another full blog post (or two!) but I'll end here with this: Inday Go Go, you have earned yourself a fan for life. 



The Basics

Address: 570 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022
Website: www.indaynyc.com/location/inday-go-go/
Cuisine: Indian
Ideal For: Lunch, Dinner
Price: See prices on the menu above
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

Disclaimer: This review is based upon the information I have at the time of the review and does not reflect changes in ingredients or availability of items. Please contact the restaurant directly for up-to-date information and feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. I was not compensated for this review and it is a reflection of my personal opinion.

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