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Woodlands - Langley Park

8046 New Hampshire Ave.
Langley Park, MD 20783

301-434-4202

301-434-4207

Neighborhood: Langley Park

Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Indian

Opening Hours:
Open daily for lunch 11:30 to 3 and dinner 5:30 to 10.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Silver Spring

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Reservations: Not Needed

Website: http://www.woodlandsrestaurants.com

Best Dishes:
Masala dosa; baigan bharta; vegetable korma; malai kofta; palak paneer.

Price Details:
Lunch buffet $6.95 weekdays, $8.95 weekends; appetizers $3.50 to $7.50; dinner entrées $6.95 to $14.75.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Cheap Eats 2009: Woodland - Langley Park

Great food, low prices, lots of fun

Why go: The two local branches of this Mumbai-based chain have different owners, but both serve excellent Southern Indian—that means vegetarian—fare. Dosas are the biggest draw—papery footlong crepes made from rice and lentils and served hot from the griddle.

What to get: Masala dosa with curried potatoes and onions; paper dosa, a bigger, thinner crepe served plain; rice pilaf with chilies and fresh coconut; tangy lemon rice scented with mustard seeds; baigan bartha, an earthy, rich eggplant stew; vegetable makhani in a creamy tomato sauce.

Best for: A fast meal; a low-cost family dinner (much is sharable); vegetarians.

Insider tip: Both restaurants offer a terrific lunch-buffet deal—soups, curries, dosas, desserts, and more for $8.95 weekdays, $10.95 weekends.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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