The Bowery Market, the cluster of outdoor food stalls on the corner of Bowery and Great Jones, is getting a couple of new vendors. The first, Dosa Royale, is already serving South Indian grub, and the second, Kokus, will start serving coconut soft-serve out of a pop-up location next month.
Dosa Royale, opened by the folks behind Fort Greene’s Dino as a stall at Brooklyn Flea, replaces Parantha Alley, and, like its predecessor, specializes in Indian street food. In this case it’s vegan, gluten-free dosas, crepe-like rice pancakes that are stuffed with fillings like masala potato or spinach and cheese, and served alongside two chutneys and a few spoonfuls of the lentil-based stew known as sambar. The stand also offers a $10 tiffin box (a sort of Indian bento box) featuring meat or veggie curry and rice, egg, salad, and bread. To drink, there are lassis as well as not-often-seen Indian sodas like Limca (a version of Sprite) and Thums Up cola.
Kokus, another member of the Brooklyn Flea/Smorgasburg family, will pop up in the former Butcher’s Daughter stall from Oct. 4 to 8. It specializes in allergen-free, “plant-based” soft-serve made from coconut cream, coconut water, coconut oil, and honey. The stall will serve up its usual lemon-vanilla tart and raw cacao flavors, and will also debut a Blue Majik variety, made with spirulina. The pop-up (one of several) will serve as a preview of a brick-and-mortar location coming next year.