Since 2015 the Bansal family has been providing fresh, spicy and delicious Indian Cuisine in Collegeville Borough.
Aavya Indian Cuisine
- Rajan and Rupika Bansal, owners
- 201 Second Ave. Suite 109 (Marketplace Shopping Center) (Map it)
- Website | Facebook
Traditional Indian Food
Traditional Indian food is known worldwide for its artful use of herbs and spices, as well as its diverse range of deep-fried snacks, pastries, curries, gravies, sauces, rice dishes, tandoor-cooked meats, vegetable dishes, chutneys, breads, and desserts.
The average Indian dish includes at least seven ingredients, with each ingredient adding a unique taste when incorporated into the final dish. These combinations create knockout dishes for a cuisine that uses approximately 200 of the estimated 381 known ingredients in the world. You can literally spend all day cooking an Indian dinner for your family.
Or you could just order your dinner from Aavya Indian Cuisine’s website or make a reservation for your family to dine in.
Second Collegeville Restaurant
The Bansal family originally took over the ownership of Shagan Indian Restaurant in the Collegeville Shopping Center in 2015. This restaurant had a large dining room. But each year busy families increasingly began using take out rather than trying to get everyone together to go out to a restaurant. Then the pandemic hit, further reinforcing the use of takeout.
At the end of their Shagun lease, Rajan and Rupika made the decision to move their restaurant to a smaller space near Redner’s in the Marketplace of Collegeville under a different name. When the Bansals had bought Shagun, the menu was already established. With the new restaurant, Rupika was free to start out fresh, and to add her own ideas and her family recipes to the menu.
They renamed the new restaurant “Aavya,’ which means “Gift from God” in Hindi. It also is a combination of the names of the Bansals’ two daughters, Aastha, and Navya. The smaller dining room of Aavya comfortably holds over 50 people spaced out, or 80 as a maximum for a large party—a perfect size for a post-2021 local restaurant.
Rupika wanted an interior design for Aavya that created a calm, soothing atmosphere so that all the guests could truly relax and enjoy the flavors of the food. The trendy dining room, designed by their friend Sheetel Wagh, features deep earth tones which are repeated in the wall hangings and vessels displayed on the high wall shelves. Rajan’s selection of cool jazz music completes the ambiance.
Fresh, Spicy and Delicious
Aavya is known for its extensive menu, and for using fresh ingredients. And if for some reason you don’t see something you want on the menu, you can likely order it anyway. Concerning spices, all selections can be ordered to each customer’s tastes. And Aavya’s service is impeccably friendly and attentive.
Aavya caters to both diners who are rich in time to linger, and those coming in for a quick bite. For all customers, Aavya offers a lunch buffet option from Tuesday through Sunday.
The Bansals also believe in giving back to the community. They personally volunteer in our community and have donated money to Collegeville Borough’s flood victims, and donated food to our First Responders and hospital personnel all through COVID.
Aavya is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. They offer delivery options as well as in-restaurant or curbside pickups for take-out. Indian food is the fourth most popular food in the world. If you haven’t already eaten at Aavya yet, do your tastebuds a favor and stop by!