Radha Krishna and Mahesh Kumar are two good friends from Hyderabad, India. They the two work in the software field, but they experienced a desire of opening a grocery retail store for the South Asian local community near where they dwell in Connecticut. So in early April, the two males opened Spice Town at 378 Kelly Street in Vernon, supplying takeout meals, packaged meals, halal meat and refreshing deliver.
“We want to be a a person-end food retail store. We promote groceries if you have time to cook and takeout if you do not,” Krishna says.
The takeout foodstuff — no dish is additional than $10 — variations dependent on the day of the 7 days.
On Mondays, they serve Hen 65, Rooster Tikka Masala, Bindi Peanut Fry and Tofu Gravy.
On Tuesdays, the offerings are Chili Chicken, Hyderabadi Hen Gravy, Tindora Coconut Peanut Fry and Paneer Butter Masala.
On Wednesdays, the food items are Rooster 65, Hen Tikka Masala, Boiled Egg Fry and Mutter Paneer.
On Thursdays, the offerings are Fish 65, Hyderabadi Chicken Gravy, Gobi Manchurian and Chana Masala.
On Fridays, the menu is Natu Kodi Fry, Tilapia Pulusu, Brinja Nut Fry and Malai Kofta.
On Saturdays, the takeout is Fish 65, Natu Kodi Pulusu, Bindi Peanut Fry and Paneer Butter Masala.
On Sundays, the offerings are Natu Kodi Fry, Spice Town Rooster Curry, Tindora Coconut Peanut Fry and Egg Masala Gravy.
The takeout window also sells potato and pea samosas and offers out free tea immediately after 3:30 p.m. There is no seating at Spice City.
“There is a huge Indian and Pakistani neighborhood listed here, but to get foods they had to go to Manchester or Hartford. There was practically nothing all over listed here,” suggests Krishna, who life in Ellington. “We’ve been considering about this for about 3 yrs, but before the pandemic there was no availability for this form of spot.”
Spice City is in a spacious vacancy that utilised to property Pet Valu. It has been renovated into a grocery shop, with takeout and butcher counters.
“We husband or wife with eating places for the takeout foods but we make our very own recipes we give to them. We all have distinctive views and various ordeals about food stuff,” Krishna states. He is referring to himself, Kumar, who lives in South Windsor, and their wives, Usha Sri and Ratna Thota, who enable in the shop.
He would not title the dining places that do their cooking. Finally, right after they identify what the prospects like most, they we will have a kitchen of their own, Krishna suggests.
The grocery aisles are comprehensive of components vital to Indian and Pakistani cuisine. Krishna and Kumar are in particular proud of the fresh generate, which consists of vegetables and herbs widespread in mainstream grocery shops, as effectively as banana flower, methi, dudhi, gongura, karela and sugar cane items.
The shop also sells tulasi, a variety of basil that is utilized additional usually in Hindi worship than in cuisine.
“We pray to tulasi. Each and every home, in front of the house, there is tulasi,” Krishna claims. The store also sells puja merchandise for worship, and ornaments and statues of gods used in standard festivals.
Spice Town is open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 860-237-4280.
Susan Dunne can be achieved at [email protected].