Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Operating under the name Monsieur Singh, it turns out this was the lassi bar cart’s first day out in Union Square. The cart is an offshoot of Little Spice Bazaar in Mount Kisco which in turn is an offshoot of Little Kabab Station, also in Mount Kisco which counts former President Bill Clinton and Martha Stewart among their many fans. Martha said in a recent blog post, “On a recent visit to the Little Spice Bazaar, I was able to sample several flavors of this amazing lassi and I have to say that I was very impressed with each and every one. The tastes are so pleasing and unexpected.”
I’ll admit that it was the clever signage that lured me in. They’re playful assertion that “the lassi” is endorsed daily by a billion Indians is fun and funny. And I love their clean design and gorgeous use of type. If it was the aesthetics that drew me in, it was the lassi pop itself that will bring me back.
When I visited the cart they had just two flavors, Moussan Mango and Strawberry Blonde. I’m a huge mango lassi fan so naturally I had to give it a try. The lassi bar was nicely spiced and it wasn’t too sweet. For $2 I would definitely get it again. I shared mine with Little B and he proclaimed it to be both “tasty” and “yummy.” Word.
The gentleman who sold me the pop said that they would be debuting new bars soon. It seems like they are trying out new spots and neighborhoods, so it’s best to keep tabs on them via Twitter @monsieursingh or on Facebook.