For a region that is not a major metropolitan area like New York or Los Angeles, the Triangle is blessed with many Indian restaurants. Whatever the reason may be, perhaps the draw of major research universities and the health and technology powerhouse companies of the Research Triangle Park, it’s hard to find another place in the South where a South Indian-style lunch can be followed by a North Indian-style dinner all within a few miles of each other.
These 18 restaurants were selected not only for the quality of the cuisine but also breadth. With more than 1.3 billion people spread across India’s more than 1.2 billion square miles, the nation’s foodways are as varied as its citizens. In the Triangle you can find South Indian restaurants, North Indian restaurants, restaurants that offer Indo-Chinese cuisine, and others that dabble in the cross-border flavors of Pakistan, Nepal, and Tibet. Encyclopedias could be written on Indian cuisines; suffice it to say that there is enough variety right here to get a beginner’s education.Read More