SamosaMan with his familiar array, from Vermont Spicy Potato to Chicken & Cheese

SamosaMan to Set Up Shop in Hanover


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Fuad Ndibalema, the always-upbeat local farmer's market favorite who is far better known as SamosaMan, will be taking over the old Bagel Basement digs in Hanover. "There's still so much working out to do with the landlord," he mused yesterday, while serving up his spicy, well-stuffed samosas at the Lebanon Farmer's Market. "So I would say mid-September."

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The spot, down the stairs next to the recently closed Folk, on Allen Street, has been something of a food Bermuda Triangle ever since Bagel Basement closed a few years back. The Metro Bakery & Cafe, Kata Thai, Pho Q, and most recently Island Grill have all given it a shot, lasted in some cases just a few months, and then fled.

Here's what greets you right now when you go down the steps.

SamosaMan is undeterred. He has a huge and loyal following in the region -- and in Boston, where he also sets up his brightly colored tent. "This is all about community," he says. "And the community will be there for us." Stay tuned. Oh, and don't worry: He has no intention of giving up his farmer's market spots. 

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