Thiru Kumar is originally from Sri Lanka but he’s making the best of his life in the city of dreams, New York. Thiru has been giving the Americans a taste of one of the most sought after delicacies of India, originating down south – Dosa. Needless to mention his dosas are an instant hit in the Big Apple which explains his nick name, The Dosa Man.

Check out this video Gothamist, to spend few minutes with Thiru Kumar who is quite the legend in the Washington Square Park in New York. An honest, hardworking man whose earnestness reflects right in his smile as he does what does best – feeding the west a taste of the east. The award winning street food vendor has been around the spot since 2001 and today, the living legend of the Dosa Man is not unknown to any anybody who claims to be a foodie in and around Washington Square Park.

So, whoever’s planning a trip to NY, make sure you catch up with him.