Chintan Pandya talks about nostalgia, art, and super-cool tech toys.

By Kat Kinsman
August 29, 2019

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Episode 31: Chintan Pandya

When Chintan Pandya and his business partner Roni Mazumdar opened Adda Indian Canteen in Long Island City a year ago today, they knew they wanted to do something vastly different than Rahi, their modern Indian outpost in the West Village. They couldn't have known that their homage to Indian home cooks would earn then every accolade in sight, including being selected as a Food & Wine Best New Restaurant, but neither of them is the sort to sit still and be content for very long. Pandya opened up about his journey from Ahmedabad to New York City, what goes into a successful partnership, and the cutting-edge VR tech he's using to bring art to the table.

Visit the restaurants: Adda and Rahi 

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