Hampton Chutney


Last week I was running errands around Soho and stumbled upon this little restaurant with a big line. From its name, Hampton Chutney, I didn't know what to expect. Inside it was packed and every table was taken. The line went fast and with a little help from a lovely cashier I decided on the #4: a dosa, filled with grilled portobello mushrooms, roasted onions, spinach, and goat cheese. If you're unfamiliar with a dosa it's a light, crispy, sour-dough crepe made from rice. All dosas are also served with your choice of one fresh chutney: mango, cilantro, pumpkin, peanut , tomato, or curry. I went for the mango. The result? Delicious! Owners Isabel and Gary MacGurn started their business selling chutney to local gourmet markets in the Hamptons in 1995. They opened their first shop in Amagansett in 1997 and won "Best Fast Food" by New York Magazine in 2001.

Girl Guide Tip: Hampton Chutney is a great place to go if you need something to go or want to eat in and have the time to wait for a table.

Posted on June 18, 2011 .