Monday, 9 July 2012

Hampton Chutney Co.

Grilled Chicken, Roasted Peppers, Roasted Onions & Arugula Dosa

Hampton Chutney Co. in Soho was an unexpected and absolutely delicious find recommended by a New York local with a gluten free tummy.  They make fantastic dosas (thin, crispy, sourdough crepes made from rice) and uttapams (the same but in pancake form) that are ALL gluten free.

I regularly visited this place for lunch - it's hard to say no to something that is packed with so much goodness - I became addicted!

Walking into their outpost in Soho - the place is often regularly packed with people but with patience you will find that by the time you've waited for your order someone else will be leaving and you can take a seat amongst the crowd.

When I first received my order I was amazed by the footlong size and couldn't imagine finishing it - but the lightness of the crepe defied the sheer size of the dosa and I found myself finishing it without any problem (unless I have a seriously warped idea of portion sizes - which may be the case!)

Dosa with Grilled Portobello Mushrooms, Spinach, Roasted Onions & Avocado
In terms of cross contamination - they have sandwiches on their menu - but the dosas and uttapams are all prepared in a different area and since they're all gluten free there are no cross contamination issues.  They do have cheese in some of their dosas - but you can ask to have it removed - so if you have a dairy allergy as opposed to an intolerance it may not be the best idea for you.

A final note is I'm grateful for every sensitive tummy that I've met - what I've realised is that there is an abundant enthusiasm to share places that can cater for us.  We all want to share because we know it can get so difficult and disheartening.  I've had a few conversations with NY locals who have been nothing but generous and kind in offering their knowledge.

Which leads me to my final question - are there gluten free dosas in Sydney?  Can someone tell me because I'm craving one now!!

Hampton Chutney Co. has two locations in NYC -

SOHO NYC – 68 Prince Street
West Side NYC – 464 Amsterdam Avenue

1 comment:

  1. Love grilled chicken! I'm craving for this...wanna try looking for recipe online and try experimenting in the kitchen.