April 26, 2018

PHOTOS: Inside Injoy Street Food, OTR's new fast-casual Indian

From street cart to OTR storefront, Injoy Street Food is now open for business. With vibrant, fresh ingredients and made-from-scratch options, the restaurant offers fast-casual Indian inspired cuisine that caters to health-conscious and vegan crowds on-the-go. 

Unlike other traditional takes on Indian fare, Injoy’s mainstays are create-your-own bowls and wraps featuring an array of Indian-inspired sauces and toppings, including a “tikkasala” sauce, basmati rice and aloo gobi, a spicy blend of cauliflower and sweet potatoes.

Injoy uses coconut milk rather than whole cream to create their go-to sweet and simmered tikkasala. “We’ve been able to make (our sauce) so delicious but still vegan while incorporating healthy factors,” says co-owner Ronaldo Gillespie. “I would say that we’ve found a whole new demographic that I never even expected to like our food.”

The menu also includes of a range of fresh, scratch-made garnishes like curry peanuts in chickpea flour, oven-roasted chicken and chili sauce sweetened with beet kvass and agave. The idea is to let patrons pile on the toppings without piling on the often-accompanying guilt of eating a heavy meal. 

The team behind Injoy — Gillespie and brothers Phillip and Ben Ranly — will continue to tour their food cart to local events. The menu will stay intact in terms of the cart’s current offerings, but with the added stability, the three hope to experiment with other toppings and sauces to bolster the restaurant menu, which also includes samosas and naan.

Read more about Injoy Street Food here.

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An assortment of menu items from Injoy Street Food.
Photo: Kellie Coleman
An assortment of menu items from Injoy Street Food.
Unlike other traditional takes on Indian fare, Injoy’s mainstays are create-your-own bowls and roti roll wraps featuring an array of Indian-inspired sauces and toppings, including a “tikkasala" sauce, basmati rice and aloo gobi, a spicy blend of cauliflower and sweet potatoes.
Photo: Kellie Coleman
Unlike other traditional takes on Indian fare, Injoy’s mainstays are create-your-own bowls and roti roll wraps featuring an array of Indian-inspired sauces and toppings, including a “tikkasala" sauce, basmati rice and aloo gobi, a spicy blend of cauliflower and sweet potatoes.
Interior of restaurant
Photo: Kellie Coleman
Interior of restaurant
Spread of menu items from Injoy
Photo: Kellie Coleman
Spread of menu items from Injoy
Injoy offers a unique selection of beverage options
Photo: Kellie Coleman
Injoy offers a unique selection of beverage options
Wall sign inside of Injoy
Photo: Kellie Coleman
Wall sign inside of Injoy
Garnishing one of Injoy Street Food's dishes
Photo: Kellie Coleman
Garnishing one of Injoy Street Food's dishes
Exterior view of Injoy Street Food
Photo: Kellie Coleman
Exterior view of Injoy Street Food