The Masala Wala Opens at 179 Essex Street

Posted on: October 31st, 2011 at 6:42 am by

Black garbage bags were finally removed from the windows of 179 Essex Street yesterday morning, and The Masala Wala officially opened by afternoon. After seeing a much larger branded banner installed not long ago, we knew official launch couldn’t be too far off.  Especially since the proprietor informed us in mid-September that the Indian joint was to begin serving in two weeks. More like triple that.

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Anyhoo, menu fare includes traditional Indian “street-side delicacies” at cost-conscious price points; decent lunch specials, too.  Plus, there’s a sizable selection of offerings for all the vegetarians out there.

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The opening of Masala Wala here at 179 Essex caps nearly seven months of interior renovations, and a summer of delays. Of course, this was also the short-lived home of fast-food dive Munchies, which closed exactly one year ago.

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