If you've been following our series on Smorgasburg pop-ups, you may be familiar with Bombay Sandwich Co., the stall dedicated to all-vegetarian Mumbai-inspired lunch and snack food with a healthy-ish edge. Earlier this month the owners of the company opened a permanent space in Chelsea devoted to sandwiches, salads, smoothies, and other lunch fare.
Bombay Sandwich Co.
A sophomore stand peddling homespun, vegetarian Indian fare, Bombay Sandwich Co. was born out of love and frustration. Founded by Shikha Jain, a native of Delhi, and Shiv Puri, who grew up in Parsippany, New Jersey, the mom-and-pop business was inspired by their mutual love for the sandwich that it is named for. But frustration was no less essential. The team has taken both of these impulses to build a successful stand at Smorgasburg with their own following.
When we last spoke with Bombay Sandwich Co.'s Shiv Puri and Shikha Jain, they had just acquired the space for their first brick and mortar location. Now, after a few minor delays, they're working on the final touches to their Chelsea store at 48 West 27th Street. Puri is happy to report that they'll be open for business on November 18th.
South Asian food in New York City is finally moving beyond tikka masala territory, and this week-long series will help you make the most of these heady times. Not sure of the difference between dosa and roti or how to distinguish good chaat from the rest? We've got you covered. Up today: Maharashtra, Mumbai, and Gujarat on India's western coast.