Howard Magazine - Page 41 - Namaste Foodie

Howard Magazine
- Page 41
Namaste Foodie

Namaste Foodie owner Ankit Wadhwani says everyone at the food hall is “so open” to collaboration. And starting his first venture at The Common Kitchen instead of as a traditional restaurant reduced his start-up investment from at least $150,000 to $30,000, he says.


The Indian street food menu offers a variety of authentic Indian sandwiches, kathi rolls, rice bowls, beverages and desserts. Wadhwani also sells candy cigarettes and snacks that “evoke nostalgic memories of India.”


The regular community events sponsored by Clarksville Commons, he says — such as movie nights, “yappy” hours (with pets), fitness boot camps, farmers markets and live music — boost everyone’s sales and “create a win-win situation for the vendors and the owners.”