Happy Giving Tuesday from the Desi Galli! We are so proud to be a part of this global philanthropic movement. This past week, we have all reflected on what we are grateful for in our lives...today is the day to spread our blessings to others.
Today, we are proud to donate 50% of our famous desipoutine sales to the Desai Foundation. Their mission is to empower women and children in India & the US through community programming to elevate health and livelihood in the communities we serve and beyond.
You can order your desipoutine in store or online at both of our locations:
Murray Hill: 101 Lexington, New York, New York, 10016
East Village: 172 Avenue B, New York, New York, 10009
Please visit www.thedesaifoundation.org to learn more.Happy #givingtuesday!
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Happy Holi from the Desi Galli Team!
Holi is one of Hinduism’s least religious holidays but also very entertaining. It celebrates the arrival of spring. Festival of Colors (common name for Holi) is celebrated by throwing, applying of colored water and powders on friends and family.
The festival of Holi is associated with many different stories. Our favorite is the love story between Lord Krishna and Radha, According to legend, the young Krishna complained to his mother Yashoda about why Radha had a fair complexion and his was so dark. Yashoda advised him to apply color powder on Radha's face and see how her complexion would change.
Holi is celebrated world wide including here in New York City. Fellow female entrepreneur Megha Kalia of NYC Bhangra Dance Company & School organizes one of our favorite free Holi events, on Sunday, April 30th, 2016. Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/476140212578691/
Let us know how you will be celebrating Holi this year in the comment.
Finding our second location for Desi Galli was a difficult task. It took us over a year and visited at least 24 rental spaces all over Manhattan before we found our hidden gem in East Village. Three main criteria for our new restaurant: open kitchen, dining area on the same floor and young professional demographic. We found all 3 in this space.
The approach for Desi Galli to steer away from what people would expect of an Indian restaurant. We as owners are energetic, stylish, and young, with an edgy flare and so is the new Desi Galli. The second location has a mix of high and low elements throughout the space using cement, marble, steel, crystals and pops of metallic as well as clean lines and contrast when it came to art choices and textures. There is a nod to India, but it will not be so literal.
Take a look inside the space before the renovations started.
Please share your thoughts in the comments. We want to know what you think of our second space.
Lexington Avenue [101 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016]
Avenue B [172 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009]