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Ethnic Food in Rome {Indian Fast Food}

Ethnic Food in Rome {Indian Fast Food}

The other morning after shopping at the Nuovo Mercato Esquillino, also known as the Piazza Vittorio market I was starving. When I am in this part of town I usually stop for a slice of warm from the oven piazza bianca from the always busy and cheerful Roscioli on via Michelangelo Buonarroti. Stocking up on big bunches of fresh cilantro, fiery Thai chilies and Vietnamese fish sauce had really worked up my appetite for something with a little more zing. I made a beeline for Indian Fast Food.

I love the atmosphere here with it's chipped melamine tables and Bollywood videos playing in the background on the TV. It was not quite lunchtime, so I just ordered a snack of a few samosas, they have vegetarian and meat options, and a cup of spicy, milky sweet chai. It was like traveling back in time to my days in Tanzania and Kenya.  

If you are hungry for a more substantial meal there are ready made meat and vegetable curries and rice. 

Ethnic Food in Rome {Indian Fast Food}

Ethnic Food in Rome {Indian Fast Food}

Ethnic Food in Rome {Indian Fast Food}

Indian Fast Food
Via Mamiani 11
11:00am-10.00pm Monday-Sunday 

Nuovo Mercato Esquilino
Via Principe Amadeo
Monday, Wed, Thurs, Saturday: 5am-3pm
Tuesday & Friday: 5am-5pm

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  1. I LOVE this place. Coming from Bradford in England (the best place for curries) I need a proper curry every once in a while and this stops the homesickness straight away. It's really cheap too!