Since 1993, Punjabi Deli has been an iconic Lower East Side gem. They've been there for us and it's time we show up for them... Help support Punjabi during this hard time! All proceeds will go directly to them. SAVE PUNJABI.
Per a recent Gothamist article - there's been an "overall decline of cabbies in the ride-share era, a group which constituted a significant portion of Singh's regulars. And then COVID hit, and for the first time in more than 25 years of round-the-clock service, Singh was forced to close his doors. Those doors didn't just shut for a few days, or even weeks. Singh shuttered Punjabi Deli for nearly four months, only reopening in mid July after the pandemic seemed more under control in the city, and his staff felt safe working together again in a small, indoor space."
"It would really suck to lose Punjabi Deli, to Covid or anything else. Consider this a rallying cry for all of us to get out there as much possible and support the city's vital small businesses.
Punjabi Deli is located at 114 East First Street, just north of Houston, and is currently open daily from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m."