When traveling down Devon, drop into Arya Bhavan. The buffet, which spans an entire wall, is served fresh daily. Begin by grabbing a plate and layer it with a bed of rice. Then add Chana Masala (spicy chickpeas), Aloo Gobi (potatoes and cauliflower), Bhendi Masala (fans of okra try this), and top it off with a warm Samosa. Most items are vegan so ask if you have dietary restrictions. Leave room for seconds (and thirds), making sure to try a bit of everything. If you can’t, you’ll have to stop by again. Your stomach will thank you.
Arya Bhavan, 2508 West Devon, (773)274-5800, aryabhavanchicago.com
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