The delivery-only restaurant dishes out traditional Indian cuisine to Chicago starting today
CHICAGO, IL — Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (LEYE), a multi-concept restaurant group, and Grubhub (NYSE: GRUB), the nation’s leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace, are launching the third virtual concept in their Chicago-based partnership with Padma’s Curry Leaf, an authentic Indian restaurant available for delivery exclusively through Grubhub. Available for delivery for lunch and dinner, a portion of the proceeds from every order will go to Share Our Strength.
Padma’s Curry Leaf was inspired by organic curry leaf farmer, Bonnie Rao, who developed her family recipes after immigrating to the United States as a young newlywed. The virtual restaurant is an homage to Bonnie’s home cooking and entrepreneurial spirit. Bonnie grew up in Hyderabad in southern India, and after moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma, she missed the flavors of home. Bonnie worked diligently to recreate her native dishes for her daughter, Padma, but found limited ingredients and spices available to her. What she couldn’t find in her local grocery store, she would grow in her backyard including cilantro, curry leaf, okra, cauliflower and eggplant. As time went on, more ingredients became available in stores, however, she always struggled to find fresh curry leaf. In an effort to support her hobby and give back to her local Indian community, she began selling her curry leaf to the local markets. Word spread quickly and Bonnie now has a national curry leaf business, Perryville Farms, which sells fresh, certified organic curry leaves throughout the United States.
Padma’s Curry Leaf menu features Bonnie’s Signature Baked Samosa and her daughter Padma’s favorite Dal Makhani. Classic Indian dishes are a staple of the menu including Butter Chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Vindaloo, and Saag Paneer, with everything under $16.
Padma’s Curry Leaf is available for delivery daily from 11 AM – 9 PM exclusively on Grubhub throughout Chicago and will service downtown Chicago, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Lincoln Park and Lakeview. Visit www.padmascurryleaf.com for more details and to confirm delivery availability in your area.