Café India SLC

 
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Chef Vini of Café India SLC!

Chef Vini is excited to offer home-styled authentic gourmet Indian cuisine.

Chef Vini was raised in a traditional Indian family where girls were expected to learn to cook from a very young age. She learned these skills right after elementary school by watching her mother and older sister in the kitchen, and began helping them shortly after. Vini came to the U.S. in 2008 to further her education, and that was when she started to miss the traditional homemade food she had grown up with. Vini tried several different Indian restaurants and when they failed to satisfy her desire for home-style food, she decided to work toward someday owning a cafe or a restaurant to introduce traditional homestyle food.

Vini takes great pride in her style of cooking, creating unique recipes and dishes based on available ingredients. She has also started to include baked goods into her menu and has since been taking private orders for wedding desserts, farmer’s markets and other catering events. She hopes to continue and soon have a permanent brick and mortar location.

You can find Chef Vini's authentic Indian curries at the Downtown SLC Farmer’s MarketJade Market, Liberty Park Farmer's Market, Namaste Nanglo Groceries, and Quik Pik Market at Jordan Square Plaza.

Food Trailer

Chef Vini launched her food trailer Summer of 2019!

Cafe India Food Trailer

Vini began her journey with Cohort 7 in 2017 and has been working with Spice Kitchen Incubator staff to grow her catering and farmer's market business Cafe India. Vini saw the growing Salt Lake mobile food scene as an opportunity to pursue her dream full time. She began fundraising with the community and found a connection with a food trailer builder, who she worked very closely with to create the perfect cooking and serving space.

Cafe India is currently operating on a daily basis at various locations. Her most frequented spots include Liberty Park Farmer's Market on Fridays and outside Arbat, a local ethnic specialty market at 3232 South and 400 East in Salt Lake City. Her schedule is posted weekly through a growing Instagram page, Cafe India SLC.

 

 

Call Spice Kitchen to Order: (385) 229-4703

 

 

Spice To Go Menus:

Chef’s previous Spice To Go menus for Spice Kitchen’s weekly meal service with Thursday pick-up.

— April 25, 2019

Meat Entree (GF): Indian Chicken Curry with Spiced Lentils served over White Rice.

Vegan (GF): Rajma Kidney Bean Curry with Potatoes and Tomatoes, served over White Rice.

Each entree comes with Yogurt Raita with Cucumbers and Onion.*

*raita can be made vegan, please note on order.

— January 24, 2019

Meat Entree (GF): Indian Chicken Curry with Spiced Lentils served over White Rice.

Vegan (GF): Aloo Matar - Potatoes, Green Peas, Tomatoes, and Onions simmered with Indian Curry Spices, served with Lentils over White Rice.

Each entree comes with Yogurt Raita with Cucumbers and Onion.*
*Raita can be made vegan, please note on order.

— October 18, 2018

Meat Entree (GF): Indian Chicken Curry with Spiced Lentils served over White Rice.

Vegan (GF): Aloo Matar - Potatoes, Green Peas, Tomatoes, and Onions simmered with Indian Curry Spices, served with Lentils over White Rice.

Each entree comes with Yogurt Raita with Cucumbers and Onion.*
*Raita can be made vegan, please note on order.

— July 12, 2018

Meat Entree (GF): Tandoori Chicken baked with Black Pepper and Grilled Bell Peppers served over White Rice with a Side of Curry-Spiced Lentils.

Vegetarian Entree* (GF): Matar Paneer with Green Peas in a Spice Tomato Sauce served over White Rice with a Side of Curry-Spiced Lentils.
*Vegetarian Entree can be made vegan by substituting potatoes for paneer.

Each entree is served with yogurt rita** with cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions.
**side can also be made vegan.

— February 15, 2018

Meat Entree (GF): Chicken Tikka Masala in a Spiced Tomato Cream Sauce.

Vegan Entree (GF): Rajma Kidney Bean Curry with Potatoes and Tomato Puree.

Each entree is served with curried lentils and a cucumber tomato salad with yogurt sauce.