Jaipore Royal Indian Cruisine in Brewster, NY has been around for more than 20 years thanks to founding partners Jeevan Pullan and Roshin Balan, and has enjoyed a growing popularity over the years. In fact, it had become so popular with Ridgefielders in particular, that it caused the team to start a new restaurant near Main Street on Bailey Avenue, where the old Subway used to be.
“Ridgefield was always on our mind for more than 5 years,” says Business Owner Jeevan Pullan. “We were always looking for a location, because we had a lot of customers in Ridgefield that were coming to Brewster. We looked at the spot, and it was a perfect size, so we decided to do an express version. We have 20 seats available, but the focus is more on takeout.”
Jaipore Xpress is not your normal takeout place, though. They have taken lengthy measures to make sure all their food is cooked fresh for each order. They don’t use frozen foods, and use local food sources and partners as much as they can while also keeping the menu items affordable. Much of their ingredients, such as their chicken and meats, are organic as well.
With the community in mind, Jeevan explains that even the design of the restaurant was sourced locally.
“We wanted a modern look for the restaurant to keep it exciting, so we went with Ziggy Bober, a designer in Norwalk,” he said. “With the prices going up and problems in the supply chain, we want to do whatever we can to keep it local and help our neighboring businesses.”
Jeevan and his partners have many neighboring businesses when taking their enterprise into account. They own the Indian Cuisine restaurants in Brewster and Ridgefield, but they also created the Vega Mexican Cuisine in Hartsdale, NY, and Tako Mexican Street Food in Yonkers, NY.
Even with all these restaurants to manage, there is still more to look forward to. Starting in mid-July, Jaipore Xpress will be expanding their menu while still keeping their menu item price points accessible, and has yet another restaurant on the way.
“We are opening a new restaurant in Hartsdale, NY, called NH44,” says Jeevan. “The National Highway 44 is a famous 2,500-mile-long highway that travels from the very north of India to the southern tip. While Jaipore Xpress offers more traditional and familiar menu items, the new NH44 restaurant will highlight more exotic creations and resemble popular street vendor foods and dishes from India. These unique dishes include creative kababs, halal, rare curries and more. The authentic taste of India will be available in the area very soon.”
To learn more about Jaipore Xpress and order takeout, visit jaiporect.com. They are open Tuesday – Sunday: 11:30-8:00pm. •