April 12, 2019 Staff Report
A Vernon Boulevard restaurant that served a blend of Indian and Mexican food has closed after being in business about a year.
DesiBowl, located at 49-11 Vernon Blvd., abruptly closed in the past week and a “for lease” sign has already been posted in the window. The short-lived restaurant replaced long-time tenant Paris Health Café that closed in 2017 after a nearly 30-year run.
DesiBowl owner Sabiha Uddin launched the restaurant in January 2018 with the concept of build-your-own burritos and tacos—offering Indian-style meats, rices and vegetables to choose from.
“It’s literally like an Indian-style Chipotle,” Uddin said when the restaurant opened.
The eatery expanded its menu a few months ago and began offering burgers, sandwiches and additional Indian fare.
Uddin was unable to be reached for comment.