Bombay Spice, Phoenix’s modern Indian restaurant, has a few new tricks up its sleeve, including an fun henna happy hour and the launch of its new vegan menu. Those partaking in Henna Happy Hour will receive a glass of wine and a temporary henna tattoo for just $10. (Henna body art is a temporary tattoo applied by hand using a traditional Indian technique using plant-based ink. The beautiful andbomba intricate designs take about 10 minutes to apply and can last up to two weeks.) Henna Happy Hour is offered at Bombay Spice every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the summer.
Another new addition to Bombay Spice is its new, just-announced vegan menu. The new vegan menu includes popular Bombay Spice appetizers like Seared Eggplant ($5.45), or Seared Tofu ($4.95), a Bombay Spice signature, dusted with fresh herbs and spices; Vegetable Samosa ($4.95), two crispy baked turnovers stuffed with spiced potatoes, peas and cumin; and Lentil Cake Towers ($4.95), warm lentil cakes topped with onion and tomatoes. New vegan Bombay Spice entrée favorites include Biryani with basmati rice, fresh spinach, vegetable and raisins with turmeric, almonds and coriander with choice of vegetable ($7.95) or vegan protein ($8.95); Vegan Naan-Wich stuffed with onions, peppers, basmati rice and masala sauce with choice of tofu tikka ($6.25), vegetable (6.45) or vegan protein ($7.75); or the option to build your own entree with choice of white or brown rice, choice of curry, tikka masala, spinach or korma sauce, and vegetables ($9.45) including potatoes, cauliflower, lentils, chickpeas, eggplant, tofu, or mixed vegetables, or protein ($10.45) including choice of vegan chicken or vegan shrimp. For dessert, Bombay Spice serves a refreshing mango sorbet ($4.45) that is non-fat and dairy-free. The roti and naan breads, favorites throughout India and a staple of the Indian diet, are made fresh daily and are also animal-product free. http://www.bombayspice.com/.