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Take a trip to Bloom Bawarchi, or have it delivered

Exterior of Bloom Bawarchi Indian restaurant. A flat, light brown brick facade with a black sign with yellow lettering that reads "bloom bawarchi indian fusion cuisine & bar." Below are eight glass panels, including the entry door.
Jessica Hammie

Bloom Bawarchi, an Indian restaurant in Bloomington, is pretty darn fantastic. I visited for the first time recently, and was impressed by the delicious food, and the menu — there are a lot of Southern Indian dishes like dosas available.

Lunch vegetarian thali at Bloom Bawarchi. A tray covered in a green banana leaf on which four metal bowls of different food are served. Also on the tray is a pile of curried cabbage, naan and papadum, white rice, buttermilk drink, and a milky dessert in a plastic cup.
Jessica Hammie

I tried the vegetarian lunch thali ($9.99) and it was a whole lot of food that all tasted great. Among my lunch group we also sampled the chili paneer ($14.99) and the mixed vegetable pakora ($10.99). Both were huge portions and we took leftovers home. 

Appetizers at bloom bawarchi on a white table. Clockwise from top: garlic naan (blackened flatbread with flecks of green) served in a bowl with white paper. Mixed vegetable pakora: battered and fried golden brown pieces of vegetables on a rectangular white plate. Chili paneer: cubes of fried paneer covered in a red chili sauce, garnished with big, white rings of raw onion, served on a rectangular white plate.
Jessica Hammie

What’s really exciting, though, is that Bloom Bawarchi delivers to Champaign-Urbana (and also Peoria and Springfield) Friday through Sunday. Yes, seriously. You need to place your order by 1 p.m., and orders will be delivered to your home around 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. You can order online.

Bloom Bawarchi
503 North Prospect Rd
M, W, Th 11 a.m to midnight
F + Sa 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. 
Su 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.


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