Ten-Second Takeaway

A food court minus the mall, Eat Street offers American, Chinese, Middle-Eastern and Indian fast food. Plus, on weekends, you can swing by for karaoke and live music as well.

Chow Down

Chicken Tikka from Punjabi Rasoi, Veg Biryani from Kaaram, Cheesy Dog from Mr. Meow’s, Papdi Chaat from Chaat Street

Sip On

Watermelon Juice at Chaai Resto

Winning For

Street food, an eating out cum entertainment space, all rolled into one.

Lowdown On The Ambience

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The ambience here is best experienced at night, streams of fairy lights coupled with music gives it a festive air. Two-storied, and done up in a multitude of colours, Eat Streets puts fun at the foremost. For instance, you might find yourself sitting on what was formerly a barrel, cut and welded to suit its new purpose. The stalls are close together, meaning you won’t have to keep wandering far just to order your food. On weekdays, you can plonk yourself in front of a giant screen that plays Bollywood hits, on Fridays there’s karaoke, and on the weekend live bands belt out tunes.

What’s On The Menu?

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Chaat, burgers, pizzas, biryani, hot dogs, noodles, parathas — it’s all there at Eat Street. We tried and loved the Chicken Tikka from Punjabi Rasoi — spicy, cooked to a juicy tenderness, served quickly. While most might wave aside “Vegetable Biryani” as a euphemism for pulav, it bears mentioning that if you order it from Kaaram {an Andhra joint}, you might change your mind. Expectedly spicy, the rice and vegetables were soft, the flavour being further enhanced by the cooling raita.

We also enjoyed the Cheesy Dog from Mr. Meow’s. The cheese was generously grated into the bun and the accompanying mayo and ketchup made it easy for us to lap this one up. Although, we did miss a squirt of mustard on this one. The slices of pizza from Vinny’s though didn’t win our votes. We’ve simply had better, cheesier versions in countless other places in Bangalore.

Our plate of Papdi Chaat from Chaat Street was also worth digging into. Dressed up in fresh curd, the papdi was sprinkled with plenty of tongue-tickling masalas. For those with a sweet tooth, check out The Sweet Spot with its choice of Indian sweets such as carrot halwa, rasmalai and rasagulla, and western varieties {which were meh}, such as chocolate mousse, banana cake and brownie with hot chocolate.

So, We’re Thinking…

While this isn’t a place you’d want to travel half-way across the city for, it certainly makes for a decent, casual evening out with friends or family.

Photos: Devika Raman