Bonnie Saran has built a “Little” mini-empire along Main Street in Mount Kisco. Let’s call it the Eataly of Indian food.
What started with the Little Kabab Station — a six-table restaurant with big-time fans like Martha Stewart and Bill Clinton — has expanded into the Little Spice Bazaar, a small shop with a treasure trove of Indian products and flavorings, and, by the end of the month, will also include the Little Crepe Street, a restaurant with a French flair.
You’ll often find the small tables at the front of the shop filled with spillovers from the restaurant, and that’s sure to happen even more when the Crepe Street opens. Wait staff bustle in and out the door, carrying trays of delicious smelling curry dishes, tantalizing enough to make your mouth water — or at least encourage you to shop for some of those spices.
And that’s what an emporium akin to Eataly is all about, isn’t it? Shopping? It’s hard to resist the colorful tins of spices nestled into the wood shelves along the wall. One lift of the protective plastic door, and it’s a sensory overload.
Little Spice Bazaar, 27 E. Main St., Mount Kisco. 914-218-3333, www.facebook.com/littlespicebazaar. Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.