Growing up in 80's New York are to immigrant parents from Pakistan, I had no idea what a Frankie was. However, I ate one at least 3 times a week. Not as a culinary choice or even something special my mom whipped up. Little did I know that when I would wrap up mom's korma in a roti and run out to play, that I was making a Frankie, or variation of the beloved Bombay street food.
Flash forward to today, I have had the honor of working with some the tops chef's including Alfred Portale, Andrew Carmelinni, and Floyd Cardoz. I spent 25 years working with these and many more talented professionals at some of the top restaurants. I dined at some the finest restaurants in the world, but memories of those childhood meals remain.
Nostalgia and the desire to share this simple flavorful food has lead me to start Frankie Goes to Bollywood! As a child of the 80's and a filmmaker, there was no other name for it!
Not a who, but a what.
Frankies are a beloved street food that originates from the vendors of 1930’s old Bombay, the center of Indian cinema known as Bollywood. While the stars of Bollywood represent glitz and glamour, the frankie is living large on flavor!
Casual shouldn't mean stale food options. Great taste is the name of the game and we're committed to spicing up your life!
As Frankie says... RELAX!
Spice doesn't have to mean heat. It can pack full flavors and great health benefits. At Frankie Goes to Bollywood, we pride ourselves on fresh ingrediants and healthy options for vegetarians and carnivores alike.