I now know why Sree’s Foods usually wins something for the City Paper’s Best Of Readers’ Poll. It’s cheap. It’s quick. And it’s tasty.
I’ve worked Downtown for two years and walked by Sree’s Foods almost every day and never paid it much attention. It’s in a weird location and tiny. Really tiny. Seating is limited and if we based our taste buds on decor, this place would taste like a mud-pie.
I finally stopped by last week to see what the fuss was about. What Sree’s lacks in fanciness, it makes up for it in taste. $5.00 got me 3 vegetarian options from a bevy of choices: 2 servings of Chickpea Potato and Spinach Black-Eyed Peas.
I’m a wuss so I’d imagine a normal person wouldn’t sweat as much as I did while eating lunch. Mrs. Sree’s food has that slow burn that isn’t painful but satisfying. The kind of burn that is just enough (for me at least) to make me want to continue experiencing the wealth of taste. And if you like that kind of burn I suggest trying the red sauce she has on the tables. Just don’t use too much of it at once. You’ve been warned.
I usually stick to yellow curry when it comes to Indian but this experience has tempted me to branch out and see what other options the cuisine has to offer. Any suggestions?