About The Canteen


Temple Canteen is currently offering the following dining options
Daily from 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Take-Out and Curbside Pickup – for info see: canteen.nyganeshtemple.org/contact 

Limited Indoor Dining at 25% capacity (Occupancy shall not exceed more than 91 persons). Availability on a first – come, first – serve basis. You can still order and enjoy your food with the traditional sit-down experience.

Devotees wishing to use the limited indoor option must strictly adhere to all NYC Indoor Dining guidelines including: 

  • Have Temperature Taken
  • Wear a Mask
  • Practice Social Distancing
  • Cover Cough & Sneeze
  • Wash Hands Often

Anyone whose temperature is raised or who does not follow these precautions may be refused entry or asked to leave. We seek cooperation from everyone during this challenging time.

Delivery is also available

Order with UberEats



Order with DoorDash



Order with GrubHub 


Temple Canteen’s eGift Cards available!

The Temple Canteen

With the grace and blessings of Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati, the Temple canteen was started in 1993 – mainly to prepare “naivedyam” (food offering) to the deities in accordance with agama sastras.

The authentic South Indian food at the canteen was a great appeal to devotees as well, who enjoyed the tradional flavor and taste of idli, dosa, pongal, upma, sambar, chutney, etc., Thanks to the encouragement of devotees, the canteen grew rapidly and moved in 1998 to the current, spacious location in the community center.

Please visit our dedicated canteen website for more information