Quick Bite

At Masala Bay, Indian-Fusion for Every Diet

The Somerset eatery offers vegan, gluten-free and halal options.


Fast-casual Indian fusion with counter service. Located in a strip mall, the restaurant has ample seating for dining in and is bright with natural light. One wall has shelves filled with colorful jars of grains and spices.

 The scoop

Chef/owner Anita Amin was born in Africa and raised in India, where she learned to orchestrate the cuisine’s plethora of spices. She traveled the world throughout a career as a flight attendant before opening Masala Bay in 2016.

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The menu

The most popular items are the masala bowls (left). Pick your greens (arugula, romaine, spinach or mixed greens), a grain (brown or white basmati rice, saffron couscous or quinoa pilaf), and a protein (yogurt-marinated grilled chicken, Moroccan tofu, braised French lentils, spiced chickpeas with spinach, or falafel). Choose two spreads from a list that includes a delicious coconut curry, and add fresh toppings such as shredded cabbage, tomato, cucumber or herbs. There are also naan wraps and samosas. For a sweet finale, dark-chocolate bark and baklava bites hit the spot.There are also naan flatbreads and flatbread wraps.

Heads up

Amin cooks all the food herself in-house, and offers choices for every diet, including vegan, gluten-free and halal.

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