Favorite Places: Spice Root
Seems to me I never eat Indian food in places that one would expect. The last time in memory I can recall having authentic Indian cuisine was in Wales 3 years ago, homemade by an individual who was hosting members of the mission team I was working with. Every time I smell curry, I think of Wales. Indian food in Wales is about as expected as Indian food in northwest Massachusetts, I would think, but expectations are often false.
Spice Root is located in downtown Williamstown, MA (home of Williams College and the Clark Art Institute). My Man and I ventured there because it was recommended to us by one of his friends who is, reliably, Indian. According to him, the food is something like 75% authentic and 25% what Americans want to eat. Honestly, I wouldn’t know and I wouldn’t say that’s necessarily a bad thing. Weekday lunch is a $8.95 all you can eat buffet and it was delicious. Rice, naan, chicken tikka masala, mulligatawny soup, aloo gobi (potatoes and eggplant). It was everything I think Indian food should be and my stomach and I left very happy. the rest of the menu looks great as well, I definitely plan to head back.