Soon I will be leaving Austin for a year. Before I leave, I’m going to try to write a brief review of all the Austin food places I like. I’ll start with Curry in Hurry.
Curry in Hurry offers great Indian lunch meals at a decent price. Each meal is about $6 and you get rice, one of three curry dishes, one of two daal dishes, and a choice of bread (either paratha or roti). You can view their menu here. Everything is vegetarian and most things are vegan. The employees are helpful and they can easily point out which menu items aren’t vegan.
They also have lots of interesting snack foods. I was asking the owner tons of questions about them and she was nice enough to let me sample a bite of each.
Apparently they have a whole menu devoted to sweets and chaat (Indian snack food typically served from street carts), but those are only available on the weekends (I haven’t been there for that yet, but I’ve heard it’s worth going for). You can see their snack menu here.
They also own the Indian grocery store next door called Gandhi Bazar.
One of the things I hate about Curry in Hurry is that they always use Styrofoam – regardless of whether or not you order your food to go. I recommend bringing your own Tupperware and asking them to put your meal in that. I actually haven’t tried this yet, but I’m going to try to remember to stick a reusable container in my car next time I go. I don’t think they’ll have a problem with it.
Curry in Hurry is kinda far away (off Parmer Lane, west of I35), but worth making a trip there if you’re in the area. I also just found out that they deliver!