Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The November Samosa Crawl Redux

The November Samosa Crawl was a great success last night! More than 80 people met at the NE corner of Madison Square Park and split into teams of 6-8 people, many of whom did not know each other... yet.

With three separate routes covering a series of five restaurants in Curry Hill, everyone was able to experience the samosas and other tasty offerings at several places.

Bamiyan (Afghan)
358 3rd Ave at 26th Street

Chennai Garden (Vegetarian)
129 E 27th St btwn Park & Lex

Pongal (South Indian)
110 Lexington Ave btwn 27th & 28th St.

Tiffin Wallah (South Indian)
127 E 28th St at Lexington

Madras Mahal (Vegetarian, Kosher)
104 Lexington Ave btwn 27th & 28th St.

Several people kept a running commentary on Twitter about the crawl. You can view their comments here to see what the general consensus was on the best samosas in NYC.

We'll post a bunch of pictures soon, but in the meantime, please enjoy the growing publicity for NYC Food Crawl...

The New York Times covered us in their Urban Eye blog.

The Gothamist mentioned us on their daily Pencil This In e-newsletter.

New York's official marketing and tourism site featured us on their homepage. promoted us in their Manhattan, NY Blog.

NBC New York headlined us in their Around Town section, which was then regurgitated on Huffington Post.

And of course, our friends at the Nonsense List were kind enough to re-run the correct listing this week.

Other mentions of the November Samosa Crawl include several blogs: Zoomdoggle, BrokeAssStuart,,, What's Up NYC?, and more...


  1. thank you guys for such an incredible time. here are the photos from our group:

  2. look like a great & fun crawl! will definitely have to goto the next one...

  3. That crawl was great! The samosas were good but ironically my favorites were the other things we tried, particularly the pakoras and the spicy dosa at Chennai Garden. Those samosas were quite different, and much more potato-heavy, than the ones I regularly eat at the pizza place at Newark Penn Station in NJ (which surprsingly are generally excellent and much spicier than what we ate on this food crawl).