New York City hosts the largest Sri Lankan population outside of Sri Lanka. Indeed, the borough of Staten Island is even home to an area known as Little Sri Lanka, thanks to its concentration of Sri Lankan eateries and citizens. Get to know this New York subculture at the best places for Sri Lankan food in New York City.
Here's a pro tip: If you ever have to go all the way out to Staten Island (like half of Team SE today), stop at Lakruwana for their Sri Lankan specialties. @victakespics snagged this shot of the feast—lamparies, kottu roti, and string hopper kottu. They say the best things come in small packages. But what they forgot was the part about the heart-shaped mold and the banana leaf wrapping.