The Masala Wala

The Masala Wala
Lower East Side
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Get Southeast Asian street snacks at this 32-seat café, featuring a clay oven imported from India. The menu includes mughlai paratha (stuffed breads), halim (a slow-cooked dish of lamb and lentils), and saffron-spiced biryani bowls with chicken or lamb.
Venue name: The Masala Wala
Address: 179 Essex St
New York
Cross street: between E Houston and Stanton Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–3am; Fri, Sat 11am–5am
Transport: Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Average main course: $10. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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