If you're already full from dinner, you'll still find it easy to stop by this house of handmade sweets nestled among Devon's plethora of Indian eateries. Go against your better full-belly judgment and indulge in one of Sukhadia's dozens of desserts.
Ras malai, a cheese patty soaked in creamy milk and garnished with saffron and pistachios, has a pleasant texture and subtly sweet taste. You'll probably see it offered at most Indian restaurants, but nowhere is it as fresh as you'll find here. For a richer taste, sample the jalebi, a deep fried cookie (that almost looks like a mini funnel cake) saturated in honey and flavored with a hint of rose. Catering to its international fan base, Sukhadia's ships its desserts all over the country and to such far-off places as the United Kingdom and the Caribbean Islands.
While Sukhadia's specialties are best suited for saccharine lovers, don't overlook the selection of meals. Take a culinary trip around the country by trying one of each of the inexpensive dishes ($2-$5) featuring the cuisines of Northern and Southern India as well as the Punjab and Gujarat regions. Make sure to grab the Punjabi samosa chat, a samosa covered with a tamarind, cilantro, jalapeno and ginger sauce, yogurt, fluffy rice and noodles made from chickpea flour.
Centerstage Reviewer: Laura Brown