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Bayleaf to open food cart in Village

By Henri Gendreau

A taste of India will soon be coming to Gambier.

Rick Kapil, owner of Bayleaf Indian Bistro in Mount Vernon, plans to open up a food truck in Gambier as soon as May.

“A lot of students don’t have vehicles that they can drive to Mount Vernon if they want to have Indian food, or any other food for that matter,” Kapil said. “So we thought it would be a good opportunity for us and for the students and the faculty if we have an Indian food truck over there.”

The truck will be parked along the main drag and offer an array of vegetarian meals, non-vegetarian dishes and snack food, with prices ranging from $3 to $6. It will be open during lunch hours, but Kapil said, “the timings are kind of open,” and will all depend on stock and interest.

While Kapil plans to have the truck operate year-round, he said he would check to see what sort of student demand would exist at a start date of May 15, adding that it would certainly be up and running by the time the 2013-2014 academic year begins in August.

“Definitely come try us out,” Kapil said. “Give us your feedback, which is very important. We’re always looking for suggestions to improve ourself.”

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