Indian restaurant 8 Cloves will open a new kitchen, serving more of Dallas


Savvy Dallas locals head to the Dallas Farmers Market to eat Indian food at 8 Cloves. Starting May 11, 2022, the company is expanding its reach with a new ghost kitchen on Greenville Avenue in Dallas.

Chef Afifa Nayeb, left, and her daughter Sabrina Nayeb co-own several Dallas restaurants, including upscale French-Indian restaurant Âme in the Bishop Arts District.(Jason Janik / Special Contributor)

8 Cloves will move into JuiceBabe, a family-owned juice bar that will remain open. Chef-owner Afifa Nayeb’s Indian dishes, such as chicken tikka masala and vegan chicken tikka masala, will be prepared in the back from 11 a.m. to midnight and served to go. During the dinner rush from 5 to 7 p.m., she hopes customers will be able to enter the restaurant and leave with Indian food almost immediately.

It will be more common for customers to order delivery as this is a ghost kitchen.

The new plan will significantly expand the delivery radius of 8 Cloves with companies like Uber Eats and DoorDash. The restaurant will serve a northern Farmers Market clientele that will travel from east Dallas to Park Cities to Preston Hollow.

This will likely be good news for the residents of East Dallas, in particular: there’s a lack of Indian food in the neighborhood.

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Those looking for more Indian food in East Dallas - and we need it - will find lamb biryani...
Those looking for more Indian food in East Dallas — and we need it — will find lamb biryani with eggs among the menu options at 8 Cloves’ ghost kitchen in Dallas. Food will be available on May 11, 2022.

Some of 8 Cloves’ most popular dishes are keema, a spicy ground beef with peas and two fried eggs; and spicy chicken curry korma. It serves over a dozen vegan and vegetarian options. Nayeb describes the food at 8 Cloves as “classic Indian,” but with the freshness of Afghan cuisine. Nayeb grew up in Afghanistan, then moved to India as a teenager, then moved to Dallas.

The Nayeb family also operates an upscale Franco-Indian restaurant named Âme in the Bishop Arts District. We named it one of our “7 Next-Gen Restaurants Redefining Indian Cuisine in North Texas”.

The Greenville Avenue ghost kitchen likely signals a growth spurt for 8 Cloves.

“I always want to develop myself,” says Nayeb. “We designed it to be like a franchise product.”

8 Clove’s Ghost Kitchen is inside JuiceBabe, 3607A Greenville Ave., Dallas. 8 Cloves at Dallas Farmers Market remains, at 920 S. Harwood St., Dallas.

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You’ll want to try Âme, an upscale Indian restaurant opening April 9 in Oak Cliff


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