Sunnyvale's 5 best spots to score low-priced vegetarian eats

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By Hoodline - Published on August 09, 2019.

Looking to satisfy your appetite for vegetarian fare?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable vegetarian restaurants around Sunnyvale, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.

1. Madras Cafe

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Topping the list is Madras Cafe. Located at 1177 W. El Camino Real in Washington, the Indian and vegetarian spot is the most popular affordable vegetarian restaurant in Sunnyvale, boasting four stars out of 1,571 reviews on Yelp. Try a variety of dosas, rice dishes, idly, uthappam and more South Indian fare at this restaurant that was conceptualized years ago in Chennai.

2. Delhiwala Chaat

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Next up is East Murphy's Delhiwala Chaat, situated at 296 N. Fair Oaks Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 234 reviews on Yelp, the food truck, Indian and vegetarian spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option. Order up street food like chaat, bread pakora and mango lassi.

3. Bombay Chaat

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West Murphy's Bombay Chaat, located at 801 N. Fair Oaks Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable food truck, Indian and vegetarian spot 4.5 stars out of 127 reviews. The family-owned food truck offers vegetable pakora, pani puri, chai and more. 

4. Pav Bhaji Hut

Photo: Pav Bhaji Hut/Yelp

Pav Bhaji Hut, a food truck and Indian and vegetarian spot in Lakewood, is another affordable go-to, with four stars out of 480 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1201 Lawrence Station Road to see for yourself. The truck serves up street food-style pav bhaji — a thick vegetable curry served with a bread roll — in a variety of flavors.

5. Abhiruchi

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Finally, there's Abhiruchi, a Ponderosa favorite with four stars out of 113 reviews. Stop by 893 E. El Camino Real to hit up the Indian and vegetarian spot next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings on a budget. Yogurt rice, dosa, utappam, vada and other South India dishes are available.

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