Here are New York City's top 4 Indian spots

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Craving Indian food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Indian spots around New York City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.

Consumers in the New York City area historically spend more in the spring at restaurants than any other season of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that helps small businesses get more customers. Daily spending at New York City-area restaurants rose to $3,499,334 for the metro area in the spring of last year, 9% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. Himalayan Yak

First on the list is Queens' Himalayan Yak. Located at 72-20 Roosevelt Ave. in Jackson Heights, the Himalayan and Indian spot is the highest-rated Indian restaurant in New York City, boasting four stars out of 623 reviews on Yelp.

2. Ganesh Temple Canteen

Next up is Ganesh Temple Canteen, situated inside the Hindu temple in Flushing at 143-09 Holly Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 243 reviews on Yelp, this vegetarian cafeteria has proved to be a local favorite.

3. Bengal Tiger Indian Food

Midtown's Bengal Tiger Indian Food, located at 58 W. 56th St., Floor 2 (between Fifth and Sixth avenues), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving this spot 4.5 stars out of 1,898 reviews.

4. The MasalaWala

Finally, there's The MasalaWala on the Lower East Side, with 4.5 stars out of 1,478 Yelp reviews. Head over to 179 Essex St. (just south of Houston) to see for yourself.


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