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Aamchi Pao

194 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10012 40.729211 -74.001383
nr. MacDougal St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-228-1909 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Indian, Soup & Sandwich
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Daily, noon-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Take-Out


  • No Alcohol
  • BYOB


Not Accepted


This venue is closed.

Bleecker Street’s Indian Bread Co. is no more, but fans of bread-based Indian fast food needn’t mourn. The space reopened as Aamchi Pao, a freshly renovated twelve-seat shop stocked with Indian newspapers and gossip rags. It’s the carb-centric concept of moonlighting Dévi  pastry chef Surbhi Sahni, who has shifted the focus from Indian Bread’s “naanini” and “naanwiches” to pao (or pav) bhaji, a Mumbai specialty traditionally made with mashed spiced potatoes and vegetables. Served on a griddled bun, the varieties here range from pulled goat to crispy fish of the day ($6 to $8). Other attractions: wine (and a $5 BYO corkage fee), straight-from-Dévi mini-desserts (and a side or two, like the tangy Manchurian cauliflower), and a late-night menu served Friday and Saturday until 5 a.m.