December 11, 2004

hot breads

mmmmmm, we found a good one. In Woburn there's a new store called Hot Breads that sells Indian pastries and sandwiches, along with some standard breads and cakes. What could be better on a cold drizzly Saturday than a buttery croissant filled with keema (spiced minced meat) or an open-face "danish" filled with chicken tikka? The answer is either vada pav or dabeli. Vada pav is a spicy savory mashed potato patty, fried & served on a small soft bun spread with spicy mint chutney & run under a sandwich press to toast, with raw onions & a wedge of lime on the side, both of which are worthy additions. Dabeli is a mixture of chickpeas, tomatoes, potato, spices and wee crunchy noodles, served in the same fashion. Holy mackerel, these sammies are good! Yum! For dessert, there are regular sweet cakes & cookies, but also slightly salty masala cookies and cumin seed cookies (my favorite). And everything is very reasonably priced ($1.75 for the croissants, $3 for a single order of two vada pav). Too bad my office isn't in Woburn anymore. Sigh.

Posted by foodnerd at December 11, 2004 09:37 PM

Sounds tasty. I'm jealous!

Posted by: Fae at December 12, 2004 11:37 PM

Well, this place is part of a big chain, and they're just starting to move into the US market, so if there's a decent-sized Indian population anywhere near you, your area may be next. Keep your eyes peeled. :-)

Posted by: foodnerd at December 13, 2004 10:48 AM

I WANT VADA PAV!!! Why aren't there any "Hot Breads" chains in Manhattan (sigh)?

Posted by: priya at September 2, 2006 08:45 AM
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