By Megha Tejpal
YOU MAY HAVE ENJOYED A DOSA OR TWO IN YOUR LIFE, but did it make you go nuts? DGN Factory, a casual Indian concept whose name is short for “Dosa Gone Nuts,” serves an adventurous menu of traditional Indian crêpes with a twist. And it offers diners a full vegetarian experience unlike any other in the city. Popular in South Indian states, a dosa is typically served crispy and stuffed with a hot filling like spiced potatoes.
Voice of Asia Online
After a long day of heavy downpours, the skies cleared for the much anticipated grand opening of dgn Factory’s second location in Missouri City, TX. The partners of dgn Factory, Deven Bhakta, George Eapen, and Niraj Shah, (after whose first names dgn Factory is named), welcomed Missouri City Mayor, Allen Owen, Mayor Pro Tem, Robin Elackatt, Missouri City Council At Large Position 2, Chris Preston and other distinguished friends and family.
Could 2014 finally be the year of the dosa— the fermented South Indian crepe? DGN Factory hopes so. Previously known as The Dosa Factory, DGN Factory is the fast-casual Indian restaurant located on the outskirts of the Galleria area. Starting “a revolution in the food industry,” the vegetarian restaurant provides a contemporary twist on South Indian staples like dosas, idlis and vadas.
By Allison Cook
As a dosa fanatic, I approached the Dosa Factory with high interest tinged with skepticism.
This chipper little counter-service vegetarian spot styles itself “the ultimate Indian crepe experience,” and it aims to bring into the mainstream the fermented lentil-flour pancake that is one of the glories of South Indian cuisine. While the staff members are at it, they’ll take a shot at popularizing lower-profile idlis, too: the downy steamed rice cakes loved as a snack or breakfast food.
By Shaina Zucker
Reporter- Houston Business Journal
Seven Houston restaurants made the cut on Urbanspoon’s list of America’s Top New Restaurants of 2013 — the most in any Texas city.
The seven spread over many different types of food — from Italian to Pho. The restaurants were highlighted based on most viewed, reviewed and liked that opened its doors this year.
By Kaitlin Steinberg
There are more than 34,000 McDonald’s locations in 119 countries worldwide. Dunkin’ Donuts operates about 15,000 franchises, and Starbucks has spread to 62 countries, opening nearly 21,000 locations in just 40 years. This is what America has given to the rest of the world. This is our fast food, our cheap food, our classic street food.
By Amber Ambrose
Watch out Houston, the Indian fermented rice and lentil crepe – which is also gluten-free – known as a dosa could just be the next big thing. If the almost two-month-old Dosa Factory has anything to do with it, that could be sooner rather than later. We had a chance to check out the shiny new concept, which plans on expanding to multiple locations in the very near future, and were very impressed.
By Darla Guillen
The chronicles of a vegan scientist living in Houston
The Dosa Factory had their grand opening tonight! I saw a friend’s fb post about the soft opening, so I figured I’d drive over for some dosa. It’s just outside the loop, so it’s not far at all. For the grand opening, the special was buy a dosa and get a vada, idli, or tasty bite for free. The owner was very helpful in suggesting various things and answering my questions about ingredients.
By Ruthie Miller
By Shanna Jones
Dosa, also spelled “dosai”, is a dish that is fairly popular in the Southern regions of India. I had to find out the hard way that all Indian cuisine is not created equal. Having friends from India who have walked me through this very fact, I understand (and appreciate) that Indian cuisine is very regional and it is hard to compare the North to the South and really any location in between. This is one of the many reasons I was excited to try The Dosa Factory, a new fast casual vegetarian Indian spot located off Richmond Avenue (in the Galleria area).
By Syd Kearney
By Houston Chronicle
Looking to satisfy your cravings for Indian cuisine? Want to dine at a healthy restaurant? Visit the Dosa Factory in Houston, TX for a truly authentic experience and enjoy some of the best Indian food! The most ancient dishes in the world are prepared for you, right before your eyes.
Established by Niraj Shah, co-owner of a successful, family owned Indian restaurant, the Dosa Factory specializes in savory pancakes called dosas.
By Voice of Asia
Although not chosen in any order, the Dosa Factory is one of the top 6 restaurants that is a must visit on the list of New restaurants to try out before 2014 rolls in.
By Fusion Reviews
Anyone unfamiliar with South Indian food is in for a culinary treat when they enter The Dosa Factory. By design, the look, feel and ambiance of the restaurant are nondescript, ridding those who enter of any preconceived notions of food and setting the scene for a magical dining experience.