We're Open: Bengali Sweet Shop
A taste of India is right here on Long Island at Bengali Sweet Shop in Hicksville.
As soon as you walk into the shop your senses are engaged and everything has an Indian flare. There are colorful sweets and snacks, and even some quick bites.
Raj Kumar, of Bengali Sweet Shop, says initially the store was going to carry just Indian confectionary but then there was demand for good Indian vegetarian food. He says nothing is frozen. Everything is fresh.
"The base of the sweets is mostly milk and flour also Paneer. Paneer is a cottage cheese basically," says Kumar. "And to garnish that we put pistachios, almonds, and walnuts. Some of them could take raisins."
The shop offers a wide variety of vegetarian dishes and desserts.