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Take a drive down OBT south of S.R. 528 and you'll notice clothiers, jewelers, grocers and, most notably, restaurants catering to Orlando's burgeoning South Asian community. A bevy of hidden gems attract the Desi nation: Chaat House serves the type of texturally diverse street food so popular in bustling metropoles of the Indian subcontinent; Apna Restaurant has the finest aloo paratha — Indian flatbread stuffed with seasoned potatoes — in town; Apna Halal Chinese and Halal Little China specialize in Indian-style (read: more spicy) Chinese food as well as Bengali delicacies; Bismillah Restaurant delves into Mediterranean as well as Indo-Pak fare; and Ahmed Restaurant dishes out kebabs with inflated spices, not prices.

You'll find all your Indian grocery needs, from spices and chutneys to halal meats and fried snacks, at Apna Bazaar, Bengal Supermarket and Bombay Bazaar, the latter being the place to go for sweet paan, a folded betel leaf filled with fragrant stimulants and after-dinner digestives. Grab a Bollywood classic from Bombay Sari Palace and you may find yourself dancing in the streets.

Chaat House
9472 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837
407-240-4922
Apna Restaurant
9440 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837
407-859-8500
Apna Halal Chinese Restaurant
9468 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837
407-859-4646
Halal Little China Restaurant
1921 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837
407-251-9997
www.halallittle
chinarestaurant.com
Bismillah Restaurant
11220 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837
407-251-9550
Ahmed Restaurant
11349 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837
407-856-8272
Apna Bazaar
9432 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837
407-856-0238
Bengal Supermarket
1921 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837
407-888-2151
Bombay Bazaar
11301 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837
407-856-1780
Bombay Sari Palace
11301 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837
407-856-1974

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