WESTFIELD, NJ — Kanika Vij-Bakshi and Simran Bakshi, the recently wedded couple behind Spice Bazaar, have opened their second restaurant in Downtown Westfield.

La’Vash Mediterranean Grill at 114 Quimby St. serves kebobs, falafel, hummus, baba ghanouj, baklava and other Mediterranean favorites.

The 30-seat restaurant (with additional outdoor seating in the summer) was the original spot for Spice Bazaar before that concept moved to bigger digs at 39 Elm St. over the summer. The cozy interior has been re-designed with geometric tiles on the walls that lend it a Moroccan feel.

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While Westfield has plenty of pizza and sushi, there’s nothing else like La’Vash in the downtown, Vij-Bakshi noted.

“After Spice Bazaar, we understood what people like,” said Vij-Bakshi. “I think people in this town are very interested in trying different things.”

La’Vash is open beginning Wednesday for lunch and dinner, with take-out coming soon.

 “We’re just really looking forward to people enjoying our food,” Vij-Bakshi said, “enjoying the experience.”

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