Fast food isn’t usually associated with healthy eating, but a new spot in New York City’s NoMad district is making a change. Inspired by the vibrant flavours of India, Inday is a casual and stylish eaterie that takes the cornerstones of Indian cuisine and gives them a bright Californian twist.

Embracing the au courant ‘bowl’ way of serving, Inday’s offerings start off with a base of rice, salad or shredded cauliflower and brussel sprout ‘rice’. A house-marinated or spiced protein (such as steak, salmon, chicken, turkey or tofu) is then added, along with seasonal vegetables and garnishes like pickles, yogurt and lentil crisps.

Started by Basu Ratnam, who was inevitably inspired by his mother’s homecooking, Inday’s menu brings together her Calcutta heritage with his father’s Hyderabad roots. 100% gluten and nut-free, and vegan-friendly, the proof really is in the pudding – Inday’s combinations are freshly made, light, flavourful, and served in hefty portions to boot. Wash things down with its collection of bottled homemade juices or In Pursuit of Tea’s iced hibiscus tea.