Sugar Rush: Strawberry and Mango Lassis at Hampton Chutney Co.

Sugar Rush

Your daily dose of something sweet.


[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Half of my visits to Hampton Chutney Co. aren't even for the dosas or sandwiches. They're for the drinks (and peanut butter cookies). On warmer days their Lassis ($3.95) are ideal for cooling down, thick and tangy with whole milk yogurt. The mango is a refreshing staple, but if you spot strawberry on the menu, don't hesitate. Whole strawberries are puréed with the yogurt, clean and well balanced, the sweetness coming from fruit, not added sugar. And if lassi isn't your thing, try the excellent, heady Cardamom Iced Coffee or Lemonade scented with orange blossom water.

Hampton Chutney Co.

68 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012 chutney (map) 212-226-9996